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Womens Primal 2 Black

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$95.00
Womens Primal 2 Black

Womens Primal 2 Black

Lems Shoes
$95.00
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6.9oz Lightweight Barefoot Sneaker

MORE FLEXIBLE THAN YOUR YOGA TEACHER

We don't always wear shoes, but when we do, we choose the OG of the Lems line, the Primal2 - an ultra-minimalist, everyday shoe that lets you get the most out of every day. Its' wide toebox, natural shape, and inspired minimalist running shoe design are ideal for any daily deed that your calendar calls for. Did we mention the zero drop outsole will make you more grounded than a spring chicken with aspirations of flight? Or the lightweight 6.9oz frame that gives you the impression that your feet are on cloud 9? Oh, and how about the super soft, vegan friendly materials that allow the foot to flex like a master of yin yoga? These features come together to comprise the Primal2. All this while promoting healthy foot development and aiding in alleviating certain foot ailments such as bunions and hammertoes. A package deal like the Primal2 is rarer than a unicorn colony dwelling under any double rainbow! So, whether standing at work, walking the dog, or running everyday errands, the Primal2 is certainly the 'go to shoe' for you. What are you waiting for? Carpe diem and seize yourself a pair of the insanely comfortable Primal2.

  • LAST  Lems Natural-Shape Last
  • UPPER  Super-soft microfiber + open-weave mesh (100% vegan)
  • LINING 100% moisture-wicking polyester
  • OUTSOLE  8.0mm LemsRubber (air-injection rubber)
  • FOOTBED  3.0mm removable PU insole
  • INSOLE BOARD  1.0mm PU strobel (lined with fabric on top)
  • STACK HEIGHT  9.0mm (not including 3.0mm footbed)
  • DROP 0.0mm (Zero-Drop)
  • WEIGHT  6.9oz/195g (size 43)
 
 
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  • 5
    Love these shoes!

    Posted by JW on Jan 19th 2017

    I have had to buy extra wide running shoes to make my toes feel comfortable in them. I have sent so many pairs back to Zappos and Amazon I'm surprised they still let me shop there. I emailed Lems to confirm my size and ordered the Primal 2s. Got the size right on the first try and they are so comfortable from the first wear!! I ordered a pair of mariners because I love these so much.

  • 5
    Primal 2

    Posted by Donna on Jan 19th 2017

    These shoes are extremely comfortable and easy to wear with toe spacers. The customer service department of this company is also outstanding--5 stars!

  • 5
    Primal 2

    Posted by DebK on Jan 16th 2017

    These are so comfortable! I wear them almost everyday, I also started wearing them for my kettlebell workout class recently. I want to try the boulder boots next. My only complaint would be having to pay for shipping for exchanges, and the long several week replacement time...

  • 5
    Most Comfy Shoes Ever!

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 15th 2017

    I have never worn minimalist shoes prior to buying these puppies, but after putting on an old pair of flat tennis shoes and finding them surprisingly comfortable, I started looking for a similar but wider version. And then I found these little gems! I have a slightly wider than average forefoot and honestly thought these would not be roomy enough. They were and they fit perfectly. I went by their size chart and picked a 42 - I wear a 9-9.5 in women's, depending on the shoe type. If you have a really wide foot, these might not allow for full toe splay, but my goodness will they feel like such a welcome relief from conventional footwear when you put them on. I have a wide array of "comfort" shoes with ridiculously thick soles and stiff, sculpted insoles none of which ever really did much. But these are just amazing. They are so comfortable I've been sneaking them into the office, but my oh my it would be awesome if Lems made some more business casual shoes for women - maybe a nice simple ballet flat. Pretty please?

  • 4
    would be ideal with a different material behind the heel

    Posted by Karen on Jan 8th 2017

    These shoes are super comfortable and I wear them almost every day. The only thing I would change is the fabric/faux-leather behind the heel. When I wore socks, the fabric would "grip" the sock and it would rub the back of my heel and I got really bad blisters. Ended up putting a piece of duct tape over it and that solved the problem.

  • 4
    womens primal 2 black

    Posted by IDA ASPINALL on Jan 5th 2017

    I am really pleased with these shoes! Wasn't sure what to expect, and had to return the original pair that got sent to me (I had read reviews that these shoes ran small, so normally I wear a US 10, so I got 43. Big mistake. They were far too huge). Although it took the returns department a while to resend the correct size (3 weeks from the date that I sent the size 43 pair back I didn't hear anything from them and so emailed multiple times before finally getting a response!), the size 42 shoes fit really well. I love the shape of the soul, no more rubbing on my tailor's bunions! I use these shoes to massage up to 5 hours a day, and then take them out for my jogs. They have held up really well for being well used every single day. I'm happy as a clam!

  • 5
    Best workout shoes

    Posted by Brittany on Dec 17th 2016

    These are absolutely fantastic shoes! They are very comfortable, so flexible, and minimalist to boot! These are by far the best shoes I have ever worked out in. You can wear these for just about anything. Lems are so comfortable, you don't even think about your shoes/feet at all.

  • 5
    Lems Womens Primal 2

    Posted by Sara on Dec 16th 2016

    These are great shoes. I have hallux rigidus in my right big toe and wanted something comfortable that would also allow me to strengthen my feet. These are perfect for that. I also like the way that they look for casual wear. I appear to be wearing "normal" shoes but really feel closer to barefoot.

  • 5
    Womens Primal 2 Black

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 13th 2016

    These shoes are so comfortable! My toes have a lot of room to just enjoy themselves.

  • 4
    Great but slightly larger than the old primal 2's

    Posted by Jenny on Dec 11th 2016

    I have been a huge fan of lems for years. I ordered these to replace an older pair of the Primal 2's. The sizing guide said to order the same size in the new model. But the new 43's seem to be about a half size larger than the previous iteration. Had I known this I would have ordered a size smaller.

  • 5
    Women's Primal 2 Black

    Posted by Susan Parente on Dec 11th 2016

    I love my Lems! I recently started walking in the Metro Parks and needed walking shoes. I was walking in my Keens but wanted walking/running shoes. I ordered a few different shoes on Amazon but they just didn't fit. The Lems are perfect! Perfect zero drop shoes!

  • 5
    Lems Women's Primal 2

    Posted by Karen on Dec 7th 2016

    OMG I will never wear another shoe ever! Fits absolutely perfect, true to size and gives my feet room to breath and live life on the wild side. Hike, play, hang out, workout, this shoe is the best. It's like I'm barefoot only protected from the elements. LOVE this shoe. Totally primal!

  • 4
    Women's Primal Black

    Posted by Ginger on Dec 5th 2016

    I really like the spaciousness for my toes, and the awesome flexibility of the shoe. However, I did NOT like the many little bumps that were part of the insert. I felt that they made it too uncomfortable. So I will have to take them out and find replacements. Why do you do that? Why not some nicely cushioned pad? Because of this, I give the shoes 4 stars and not 5.

  • 4
    Primal2

    Posted by EliVegan on Dec 3rd 2016

    First, let me say that I love 5 fingers and have gone through many pairs over the past 5 years...this year I decided to try something different and began looking into a minimalist runner without the separated toes. Partly for the colder weather, as having more of a mitten on my feet rather than a glove will help with warmth, and I did sort of get tired of all the comments on 5 fingers from strangers. Also, I figured, a regular style shoe would be quicker to put on and take off...I work in the footwear department at a large outdoor retailer and tried on all the minimalist merrells and they felt very uncomfortable, with what felt like a rock under the arch. I heard about Lems and decided to take a risk and order a pair, since no stores sell them in Maryland, where I live. It was love at first try-on! I've been wearing them basically everyday and have some some long hikes and rock scrambling (wish they had a bit sticker sole and rubber toe rand). I love these shoes!! super easy and quick to take on and off. Love that they are vegan. I would have given them 5 stars, but there is already a hole on the fabric (near the right inside ankle area) and I have only had them about a month. It would be great if they used more durable materials, like hemp. (I can direct Lems to hemp fabric companies if interested) Great shoe! I'll probably buy these again and have been considering the boulder boot as well, although I may try the evolv approach shoes in the meantime since I want an approach shoe that's minimalist and vegan and looks like the primals won't hold up to much hiking for long.

  • 5
    Comfortable, Great for Warm/Dry Weather

    Posted by Nancy on Nov 3rd 2016

    It was a long process of figuring out the size (I ordered 42 for my size 10 feet) and they were VERY tight. I wanted room to wear my Correct Toes and warm socks for winter, so I upped to a size 44. They work great, but shipping was so SLLLLOOOOOWWWWW. Since I had to wait for the first pair to ship, send them back and wait for the second pair it was 6 weeks or more before I actually got to wear them. (And I dislike having to pay for return shipping--many shoe companies do not charge especially if you are replacing with a different size.) But I love the size 44. There is plenty of room for CT and socks. They are thin and flexible enough to feel the shape of the ground under my feet when walking on varied terrain, but thick enough on the bottom to protect from sharp things. I did get some blackberry thorns in through the top mesh though. I just wish there was a waterproof option. Since I try to walk off the sidewalk/road I'm in tallish grass/weeds which are soaking wet this time of year, so after every walk they are sopping wet all the way through. It is damp here in the pacific northwest and things dry slowly. I have usually been wearing the insoles as I do have to walk on quite a bit of sidewalk as well, and they are a pain to put back in straight since I have to take them out to dry. I don't know if I'll be able to wear these shoes when the temperature really drops as the combination of soaking wet and really cold might be too much. The black color and non-flashy design are great, and despite the big size, they don't make my feet look overly large.

  • 5
    Caveman Feet

    Posted by Panayiotis Karabetis on Oct 27th 2016

    Vibram's 5-Finger were my go-to shoes before, but I appreciate the simplicity and style of Lems footwear. I put the Primal 2's through the ringer and they take a beating without making my feet smell, which happened every time I wore my Vibram's. I love these shoes!

  • 5
    Customer

    Posted by Roberta on Oct 25th 2016

    I purchased the shoes on the recommendation of my trainer. They are so comfortable that I will never wear another sneaker.

  • 5
    Comfortable and Lightweight

    Posted by Tabitha Ochtera on Oct 20th 2016

    I love these sneakers! They were the first pair of Lems I purchased - I originally ordered a 42 but ended up exchanging them for a 43 because my big toe hit the front of the 42 when walking. I love the wide toe box and always looks, with no success, for shoes that have room for my toes. I have been wearing these for a little over a week now and am so happy! I have super flat feet and wear othrotics and am hoping that these shoes will help with heel & toe pain.

  • 5
    Lab Manager

    Posted by Sarah on Oct 10th 2016

    I purchased these in black primarily for my trip abroad to England. I wanted something light and very comfortable for long days of walking the streets of London as well as the country footpaths. These shoes fit the bill perfectly, and I felt that their appearance didn't scream "American tourist".

  • 5
    Title of what?

    Posted by Lex on Oct 7th 2016

    Love these shoes! They are just what I was looking for. A shoe that gives me a good barefoot feel but with some grip for the rainy season and don't look like anything other than a basic black shoe. Great for everyday wear.

  • 5
    satisfied

    Posted by Zi Kingon on Sep 30th 2016

    I LOVE my Primal 2 shoes - have purchased 2 pair and just the other day, purchased a pair of boots for when the weather is cooler. These shoes are so easy and comfortable to wear! I have very happy feet when they are wearing Lems Primal 2's! Thank you.

  • 5
    Feldenkrais practitioner, group fitness instructor

    Posted by Becky on Sep 16th 2016

    This is my second pair of Lems. I greatly appreciate the design and how comfortable these are to wear when I walk and teach. I use Correct Toes, and the combination is perfect for my feet.

  • 4
    mrs

    Posted by Katie on Sep 10th 2016

    I have bunions and bunionettes, the wide toe box in these shoes make them very comfortable. I can add toe correctors and my feet do not feel squished. The only complaint I have is that you really need to know your size, I accidentally ordered the wrong size and ended up having to return them at a cost of $15. I also suggest going up a size if you are in between sizes.

  • 5
    LOVE THEM X 1,000

    Posted by Vicki on Aug 22nd 2016

    Thank you so much for inventing these shoes! I stand at work for 40 hours a week (for the past 8 years) and was starting to have a lot of foot, knee and hip pain. With these shoes and correct toes life is much better, with no more pain. I ordered a pair for my husband and will be getting the violet ones in the future.

  • 5
    Happy

    Posted by Cj on Aug 13th 2016

    My feet are in bliss! My toes have room without being squashed, the shoes are so light and comfortable it IS like being barefoot but with protection on the tender soles. I want to order 3 more pair, just so I always have a back up pair. I also love that they are solid black, as I wear them everywhere, and often running shoes are so gaudy. The solid black makes them blend with everything. HAPPY FEET!!! love my Lem's!

  • 5
    Ms

    Posted by Cathy on Aug 7th 2016

    I've been wearing these shoes around for about a month. I've worn them to work with dress pants (a bit of a stretch!), walking around the city, walking through Red Rock park...just about everywhere. They are really comfortable and I would recommend them to anyone. I like the minimal feel a lot and they are cool enough to wear in the hot summer months instead of flip flops. When I first ordered them, I ordered a size to small. The return/exchange process was simple and efficient. Much recommended!

  • 5
    Perfect Shoe

    Posted by Jessica on Jul 27th 2016

    Besides my fivefingers, I have trouble finding anything that is comfortable, as I like toe space as well as a low profile and zero lift. Let's shoes not only fit the bill, they exceed it. I have found myself wearing them over my fivefingers! (Shhh, don't tell anyone...)

  • 5
    Dr.

    Posted by Robin on Jul 25th 2016

    Fantastic shoe..the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. It feels as if I am barefoot. They run really small though. I wear a women's size 8 and all my other shoes are size 38. I had to get a size 41 in the Lems in order for them to fit. Love them!!

  • 5
    Great casual shoe/sneaker

    Posted by Rhonda Mcclain on Jul 25th 2016

    I wear my Primal 2 Black size 43 (10.5 women) with correct toes and/or toe socks. I damaged the big toe on my right foot and now most footwear presses against it, but not my Primal's, not even with the correct toes. They are comfortable. I wear they to the gym as a sneaker/athletic shoe, and as a casual shoe for a job that does not have a strict dress code. I am still wishing for an cute flat shoe that I can wear with dresses. While this is a great shoe and I wear it 5-6 days out of the week, I can't wear it everyday (style reasons.) But I give it 5 stars for comfort, wide toe box and because of similarity in style to other athletic shoes, so I don't get "weird shoe" grief.

  • 4
    I like them!

    Posted by Jessica on Jul 24th 2016

    I love the shoes! They are comfortable. They look great. my only complaint is that they aren't a bit wider around my little toe area. For that, it only gets 4 stars. No wider in the heel though!! no need for that! If you're looking for a shoe that will give your big toe enough room to lie straight, these are spectacular. I searched far and wide to find a place to try these on. I haven't seen any other shoes like these. I wish that more stores sold them.

  • 5
    So Good You'll Want To Pass Them Along

    Posted by S. Lynch on Jul 22nd 2016

    I bought a pair of Lem's Primal 2 shoes for myself. I was so impressed after just a few days of wearing them that I bought another pair for my sister. She was delighted as well. We are both walking comfortably in our new shoes.

  • 5
    Might just be the best shoes for happy feet!

    Posted by Christine on May 26th 2016

    If I'm not wearing my Boulder Boots or bare minimalist grounding sandals, I'll be wearing my Primal 2. I'm so happy with how comfortable and lightweight these shoes are, with or without socks. They are so breathable -- I think I prefer wearing them barefeet! I use them as a casual shoe at work and for running errands more than performance athletic wear. I found the the style of the Women's Nine2Five and Mariner still very unisex or more like men's shoes so I went with the Primal 2. Sizing is perfect. I love the wide toe box and that it's still comfortable with my Correct Toes. These shoes have become my go to shoes since I've ditched heels and even prefer them over my Vibram Five Finger shoes. Lems products are everything I've always wanted for healthy feet. I often catch myself saying how much I love my Lems! SUGGESTIONS: Maybe even thinner soles for better ground feel and possibly even quieter (I like to be stealthy, but that's just me!). I'd love a more casual vs performance design and even dressier footwear. Also, please consider designing sandals and children's footwear! I want healthy feet for my daughter too!

  • 5
    So Comfy!

    Posted by Lauren on May 12th 2016

    Before I purchased these shoes, I had been having trouble with other minimalist shoe brands squeezing my toes. I would come home from work with aching feet and a sore back. After just a week in Lems, my feet felt brand new! These are great for day-to-day, on your feet at work, and working out/running. My only complaint is that there isn't a greater selection of colors/styles.

  • 5
    n/a

    Posted by S on May 10th 2016

    Love these shoes! They are very comfortable. I love the super flexible sole and being able to "feel" the ground under my feet. Please make more styles! I wish they had sandal line as well as a kids line. I gave them 4 stars only because the website won't give me the option of 5 stars.

  • 5
    Primal-2-Eclipse Size 40

    Posted by Khanita on May 1st 2016

    I bought these shoes right before my trip to China since we were going to do a lot of walking. We walked around the Great Wall, up a mountain and around lakes and these shoes were really amazing. They were very comfortable but allowed me to use my intrinsic foot muscles the way they should be used during walking! The wide toe box was really great for me because I have bunions on both feet so they were never sore afterwards. They were really light and comfortable even though I was hiking maybe 3-5 miles per day. I like them a lot because I am able to see where in my gait I'm actually compensating and trying to fix it at the same time.

  • 5
    Feet therapy!

    Posted by Patti on Apr 29th 2016

    After watching the video on the Lems website about the benefits of a zero sole, I decided to try the Primal 2 shoe. After suffering over a year with the pain of capsulitis, I was willing to try almost anything -- and had in fact already experimented with various other brands of shoes and insoles. Within a week of switching to Lems, I was almost free of pain. Also ordered and thoroughly enjoy the Lems Mariner shoes. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    Ms

    Posted by Carol on Apr 25th 2016

    I am so glad I took a chance on these shoes. They are extremely comfortable on my complaining feet! The wide toe box is great and they're great to walk in. Narrow enough in the heel to avoid sliding which is often a problem for me. And they are stinking cute.

  • 5
    2nd verse, same as the 1st

    Posted by Ben on Apr 25th 2016

    Bought the grey P2s after my first pair (black) became my everyday shoes, and I didn't want to wear them out too soon. Needless to say, I'm very happy with my purchases. Next up: a pair of Nine2Fives :)

  • 5
    Pain-Free

    Posted by R. T. on Apr 24th 2016

    I had been suffering from plantar fasciosis. I had tried many different remedies without success. After I ran across Dr. Ray McClanahan's approach to treatment with correct toes and his recommendation for Lems, I ordered both and only after about three weeks, I have had a major reduction in pain!! I am convinced that Lems are definitely the best way to allow feet to function like they were designed. When I am not going barefoot, I am wearing Lems and correctoes! I also want to give a shout out to Lems customer service! The first pair I ordered was a little too small and customer service was very efficient in exchanging them for the correct size! Keep up the great work!

  • 5
    Superb

    Posted by Anonymous on Apr 24th 2016

    These shoes are incredibly comfortable and love the extra space for your toes. Great shoe for everyday wear. And easy to wash and dry out as well.

  • 5
    Mr

    Posted by Yiftach Madar on Apr 23rd 2016

    So far so good :) I don't use the shoes for running so I can't comment of that, but those are some really nice shoes to walk around in. I had to get used to them, as the zero-drop changes the posture and make your whole body makes adjustments so I felt it for a week in my back, but now they are just wonderful. make me feel very free, agile and they are very comfortable. They look good and get good attention.

  • 5
    Most comfortable shoes I've ever owned

    Posted by Ren on Apr 23rd 2016

    I love, love, love these shoes. They've given me back my walking freedom! No more foot pain at all. Since purchasing my Primal 2s I regularly take walks that last anywhere between 30-60 minutes at a time. This was an impossibility in my last pair of walking shoes - my bunion made walking just too painful. Not anymore. I WILL be buying more Primal 2s in future - no doubt about that.

  • 5
    Loving my feet!!

    Posted by Megan on Apr 23rd 2016

    I love these shoes! Most minimal footwear is weird looking and expensive! While these are more than I usually spend on shoes they are way cheaper than most. Super comfortable and look like normal shoes.

  • 5
    Running

    Posted by Chris on Apr 21st 2016

    My feet are nearly as comfortable as being barefoot in these. Extremely light, and very breathable make for an unmatchable running experience, while being protected at the same time.

  • 5
    great shoes

    Posted by Maya on Apr 21st 2016

    These shoes are very comfortable--extremely light. It feels like I am not wearing shoes! I have been wearing them more than I expected to. I bought them to be athletic shoes and now I am wearing them for much more because they are so comfy. It took me a little while to get the sizing right--I normally wear a 7.5 to 8 in other shoes and the size 40 has the right fit.

  • 5
    Great Shoes

    Posted by Martin Tsachev on Apr 21st 2016

    I was a bit worried if I would get the right fit online, especially as it's not the size I normally purchase but it turned out fantastic in the end. Super light shoes, super comfortable to wear, thick soles so great for everyday use in the city. Only downside I can think of is that the shoe strings are a bit shorter than my preference. I can barely tie them together. I've been wearing almost exclusively barefoot shoes since Oct 2014 and I learnt the hard way to look for shoes with thicker soles after getting chronic pain in my feet. This pair is fantastic for starting with barefoot. I'm quite happy with my purchase and I would definitely recommend Lems Shoes to friends who want to go into barefoot.

  • 4
    Great Shoes, Runs Small

    Posted by Russ Davis on Apr 20th 2016

    I bought a pair of Stems in October of 2011, and since then I've picked up the Boulder Boot and the Nine-to-Five. Loved them all. These are great shoes, but the Primal 2 size 42 is significantly smaller than the 42 in any of the other models I've owned. I'm continuing to wear them in the hopes that they stretch out or loosen up, but so far it hasn't happened. Overall it's a fantastic shoe, I just wish the sizing was more consistent, it's such a hassle to process returns by mail.

  • 5
    Ms

    Posted by Shawn on Apr 20th 2016

    My feet and I LOVE these shoes! Every few months I assist an organization on the production team that puts on 3-day courses and work 14-16 hours each day and the vast majority of that time is on my feet standing, and moving chairs and equipment. Normally my feet are killing me after about 10 hours on the first day! .... Then along came Lems Primal 2's! I've now worn the Primal's at 3 of these events and my feet are fabulous andpain free the entire weekend! Thank You Lems!

  • 4
    High Arch, not so good

    Posted by Kelly on Apr 19th 2016

    I have a high arch. I love the shoe design and were them constantly but the top of the shoe constricts my arch in front it is not painful but it is tight at he spot where the tong and laces start. A little more room there and the shoe would be perfect in all ways.

  • 5
    ranchwoman

    Posted by Kit on Apr 19th 2016

    These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. I like the styling and the plain colors without loud stripes as well. Please don't change them at all!