Lems Primal 2 Black Review

Lems Primal 2 Black Review

If you're new to Lems or the Primal 2, you probably missed Justin's earlier Primal review. In short, the Lems Primal 2 is a wonderful shoe for the barefoot casual market. It features a super breathable upper that is worlds above many other casual minimalist shoes, has a flexible 8mm sole with good ground feel, and good looks, especially in the new black and brown colorways.

And if you are a minimalist runner looking to take your barefoot enjoyment to your everyday life, look no further than the Primal 2!

Today I'll be doing a review of the Primal 2 in black. Read on!

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ZEM GEAR 360 XT Round Toe Review

ZEM GEAR 360 XT Round Toe Review

I recently reviewed the ZEM U Cross (Ninja/Split-toe). Today, I'll be tackling their 360 XT Round Toe—that is, it doesn't have the tabi-style split between the big toe and other toes. The Zem 360 XT is a trainer shoe for minimalist enthusiasts and all-around running shoe for experienced minimalist runners. A feather light shoe at a mere 3.6 ounces (.2 ounces less than the Vibram KSO EVO), the 360 XT is great for recreational running, workouts at the gym, and even light trail use. With no lacing system to speak of, the 360 XT stays on your foot with a comfortable stretch mesh upper and some painted-on material for extra structure.

For fitness use, track, and road running, the 360 XT is a great choice for those looking for a comfortable slip-on shoe.

Read on for my full review!

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Skora Fit Review

Skora Fit Review

The Skora Fit is a breathable, flexible, and comfortable zero-drop shoe for the transitioning crowd. It actually provides more flexibility than its 16mm stack height would lead you to believe and it features 3D-printed support patterns for enhanced durability, without sacrificing breathability. It’s a fantastic shoe for new runners with a love of traditional laces (asymmetrical in this case) and a little bit of cushioning around the foot.

And if you're really interested in trying the fit and want to pick up another pair of Skoras, they are running a sale until midnight, February 5, 2015, whereby you get a free pair on orders over $109 from SkoraRunning.com!

Read on for the full review!

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Topo Athletic ST Review

Topo Athletic ST Review

Topo Athletic (“ToPo” is short for Tony Post, the founder of the company and former Vibram CEO and former Vice President of Product and Marketing at Rockport) first launched their brand about two years ago with a Tabi-informed, split-toe design built on a lightweight, minimalist-minded platform (See the Topo M-RR review).

Fast forward a bit and Topo iterated on their design, releasing new models that dropped the split-toe while keeping other tenets of the Topo vision—things like lightweight materials and an anatomically-minded last. One of those models was the Topo ST, and that's what I'll be reviewing today. Read on!

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ZEM U Cross Ninja/Split Toe

ZEM U Cross Ninja/Split Toe

Prior to year-end I was able to try the latest trainer split toe from ZEM GEAR, the U Cross Ninja/Split Toe.

I believe this shoe is fantastic for those getting into minimalist running and want to hone their form, while enjoying the benefits of a split toe design. They are very comfortable, provide a nice wide toebox, very lightweight, and feature an eye-catching design.

Read on for my thoughts on the Zem U Cross Ninja/Split Toe from ZEM GEAR!

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Feelmax Niesa 3 and Panka 2 Review

Above, photoed, are the Feelmax Panka 2 (left) and Niesa 3 (right)
Above, photoed, are the Feelmax Panka 2 (left) and Niesa 3 (right)

I recently got the chance to test out the Feelmax Niesa 3 and Panka 2 running shoes and today I'll be sharing a full review of both.

What makes these shoes special is that they may be the lightest, thinnest running shoes in the world (at 2.7 oz and 1.3mm thick for the Niesa!) and are the closest thing to running barefoot that I have ever experienced while wearing a shoe.

Read on for just what makes these barefoot shoes—ones you might call Marty McFly's fantasy elf shoes from the future—great!

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