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You may not own a boat or even been on a boat, but that shouldn’t dampen your interest in this minimalist boat shoe. We’ve taken our original Mariner, kept it’s natural shape, wide toebox, and ultra-minimalist design and decked out the rest! The flexible, zero-drop outsole will bring you back down to sea level and if scuffing your skib is a concern, know that the sole is non-marking. Forget about any anchors dragging you down, because the Mariner 2’s lightweight form comes in at a mere 8.9oz. With those features you might assume we avoided quality materials, but think again, because our newly designed insole featuring a 1.0mm pigskin leather/4.0mm breathable open cell PU compliments our top quality 1.8mm leather upper so much that your barefoot funk will certainly be kept at bay.
These boat shoes will help promote better balance more than any dose of Dramamine; increase mobility in the saltiest of sea legs; and help alleviate certain foot ailments such as bunions and hammertoes. There may be plenty of fish in this sea, but none are going to compare to the comfortability, sustainability, and functionality of the Mariner 2. A wise man once said, “He who waits for his ship to come in, always misses the boat”. Don’t let the Mariner 2 slip by. Hook yourself a pair now!
Are the Mariners waterproof?
-No, they are not waterproof.
Are the Mariners non-slip?
-They are not. We’re planning on designing a non-slip shoe in the future!
What type of leather is used for the Mariner?
-We use a full grain cow leather to develop the upper of the shoe. The removable insole is a full grain pigskin which has antibacterial properties. You know what that means? No smelly foot-funk!
Do I need to break in my Mariners?
-Seeing that everbody's feet are different, some of you may experience a “break in” period. The good news is that our leather is designed to soften and mold to your feet, in time, with wear. We recommend that if you do need to break your shoes in, start by wearing them over a short time and gradually increase your duration of wear. This will allow your shoes and feet to adjust accordingly.
I have 3 pair of lems and after wearing them, I can’t go back to my other shoes. They just don’t feel good. I found Lems after visiting my doctor because of a foot problem I acquired from wearing too narrow a shoe. He told me to find a shoe with a wide toe box and if it didn’t get better within a month to go visit a podiatrist and they would cut out the nerve between my 3rd and 4th toe. Well, I did a search in google for a wide toe box shoe and you appeared. After 5 weeks, my feet have never felt better. Sorry Lems, I ordered my shoes through Campsaver.
I don't often write to tell a manufacturer that they've made a great product. I actually never do. This is a first.
I have owned 2 pairs of lems. They were recommended to me by someone after I complained of not being able to find shoes that are comfortable for my slightly wider than average feet. I bought 2 pairs and end of story. I liked them. Fast forward 2 years and I was about to go on a trip to Colombia. I chose my grey pair of Lems to take and thought that they were a little beat up and I could wear them out and toss them at the end of the trip. Right? I rented a motorcycle and off-roaded all over Colombia and walked through rivers and in sand and oceans and somehow these shoes came out looking newer than before I left and now they are my favorite pair of shoes that I've ever owned. I am so impressed by the quality and durability in which they are made. I took this photo towards the end of my trip since I thought of sharing this with you guy at some point during a river wading or river tubing in Palomino Colombia. Thanks all you guys at Lems!
Adam Duffy - ScubaTony Cozumel
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