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Women's Primal Pursuit

The Primal Pursuit is the middle child of the beloved Primal 2 and Trailhead/Mesa, but with added cushion and a unique, all-rubber outsole for more comfort and added traction.

Morning Dew discontinued - limited stock!

Color: Morning Dew
Morning Dew
Canyon (Suede)
Nocturnal Ninja
Orion Blue
Size: 6.5
Wide Shape WIDE Natural-Shape Last
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For customers that find the Trailhead and Mesa too narrow, the Primal Pursuit may be just what you need, and probably the highest anticipated style to hit the Lems lineup to date! The Primal Pursuit features the same fit and feel as the Primal 2, but with a bit more oomph, like the Trailhead/Mesa.

The new Trail Traction Outsole provides more grip on the trail, with a slightly higher stack height, providing a bit more cushion for more sensitive feet, yet they won’t weigh you down. 

Think of the Primal Pursuit as a hybrid of the Primal 2 and the Trailhead/Mesa. We incorporated all of the features you have grown to love about these shoe models into one new and improved style!

The Primal Pursuit combines the fit and feel of the Primal 2 with its zero-drop and wide toe box, with the functionality and durability of the Trailhead/Mesa for more rugged Pursuits - see what we did there? ;)

The lightweight materials include an air mesh upper that allows for maximum air flow to wick away moisture and keep you presentable for a post-run brewski. The Primal Pursuit features the same zero-drop heel and wide toe box as the Primal 2 that allows the toes to behave like they are meant to - free and splayed.

You’ll never have to load your weekend getaway pack with multiple pairs of shoes for all of your adventures and social activities, the Primal Pursuit has got you covered for all of it!

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Morning Dew

Nocturnal Ninja & Morning Dew - We recommend ordering UP 1/2 size from your normal US size.

Canyon & Orion Blue - We recommend ordering your normal US size.

This shoe is available in only one width. It is built on our WIDE Natural-Shape Last. (see image below)


Our newly designed outsole has recessed grooves and singular lugs, giving you the traction you need for any sticky situation!


Lightweight, breathable air mesh covers the upper where the foot flexes, allowing for maximum comfort and mobility.


Places the forefoot and heel flat to the ground correcting posture, aligning your spine, and encouraging mid-foot strike.


Unlike traditional footwear that squeeze the toes together, our foot-shaped toe box allows for maximum room giving the toes ultimate freedom to wiggle and spread.

Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Based on 73 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 43 Total 4 star reviews: 14 Total 3 star reviews: 10 Total 2 star reviews: 6 Total 1 star reviews: 0
78%would recommend this product
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73 reviews
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    15 hours ago
    Bad foot

    I have an injury to my left ankle and foot. So I needed something that had room for my toes. It’s great for it has more room. Love them. Could you make a shoe 4 someone who needs one shoe high and a rocker so I can walk better. That would be awesome.

    Donna K.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great shoe best sole

    Big fan of Lems shoes for several years. Live in hot climate and of the many styles this style has a better lasting soles. The other tennis type Lems soles (purchased at same time) have all gotten smooth and slippery and I’m a little afraid to wear. But the soles on the Primal Pursuit have lasted and the blue color is very attractive. Highly recommend.

    Verified Reviewer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Light weight, comfortable shoes

    These are the most comfortable shoes I own. Light weight, plenty of room for my toes and good support.

    Joan K.
    Verified Buyer
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