Lems Nine2Five Shoes Dress Up with Mocha!

Lems Nine2Five Shoes Dress Up with Mocha!
The Lems Nine2Five "Mocha" provides a dark-brown soled option for the Nine2Five work line that will fit right in at a business casual work environment.
I'm a big fan of what Lems has brought to the minimalist footwear world—comfortable and stylish shoes that are zero-drop and foot-shaped! Men's options we've reviewed include the Primal 2, the Mariner, the Boulder Boot, and of course, the Nine2Five. more »
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Lems Nine2Fives in Black (and Updated Leather)

Lems Nine2Fives in Black (and Updated Leather)
Lems Nine2Fives in Black (and Updated Leather)
In November 2013 I reviewed the Lems Nine2Five in "Coffee and Cream" brown leather but noted that the black Nine2Fives wouldn't be available until 2014. Six months later, here we are, and not only do we have more Lem Nine2Fives in black, but both the b… more »

TRUE Gent Wingtip "Dress Shoe" Review

TRUE Gent Wingtip "Dress Shoe" Review
TRUE Gent Wingtip "Dress Shoe" Review
Fans of barefoot shoes have probably all faced a similar dilemma. A wedding, job interview, or any other potential situation requiring a more formal attire that isn't necessarily conducive to toe shoes or the abundance of casual and trai… more »

Lems Nine2Five Minimalist/Barefoot Dress Shoe Review

Lems Nine2Five Minimalist/Barefoot Dress Shoe Review
Lems Nine2Five Minimalist/Barefoot Dress Shoe Review
Want a cap-toe Oxford shoe that fits to your minimalist/barefoot shoe needs? Dress shoes making you uncomfortable at work all day due to over-narrow toe boxes, hard inflexible soles, and stiff arch support? You should check out the Lems Nine2Five! They're business-casual "barefoot" dress shoes that let you walk/move/stand naturally and still look good at work. more »

Lems Mariner Boat Barefoot Shoes Review

Lems Mariner is a new "barefoot casual shoe" that favors the "boat shoe" design ported to a minimalist/barefoot style and function—zero drop, huge toe box, low stack height sole, and no arch support.  On the left above you can see a the Mariner in the cam
Lems Mariner is a new "barefoot casual shoe" that favors the "boat shoe" design ported to a minimalist/barefoot style and function—zero drop, huge toe box, low stack height sole, and no arch support. On the left above you can see a the Mariner in the camel colorway; on the right you see the Mariner in sand. Note the colors are a bit saturated/stylized in this photo.
http://birthdayshoes.com/toes/Lems_Mens The Shoes The Lems Mariner boat shoes come in two colorways. On the left are the Mariners seen in the "Camel" colorway. On the right, you can see the Mariners in the "Sand" colorway. Here you can see a… more »

Tune Footwear Penny Loafer Review

Tune Footwear Penny Loafer Review
Tune Footwear Penny Loafer Review
Before I even I started writing for BirthdayShoes, I?d been searching for a pair of minimalist dress shoes to wear for work. I?ve had a couple good options from VivoBarefoot that I can wear on casual Fridays, but I?ve been waiting for someone to come a… more »

Rogue Soft Star Shoes Review

Rogue Soft Star Shoes Review
Rogue Soft Star Shoes Review
The Shoes Soft Star Shoes sent me the Rogues in "Aged Oak," which has a weathered leather deep tan finish (They also come in an Aged Walnut, which is a darker brown leather). Per the product page, these shoes are: [gallery] The upper, inso… more »

Tune Footwear Tassle Loafer Barefoot Shoes First Look

Tune Footwear Tassle Loafer Barefoot Shoes First Look
Tune Footwear Tassle Loafer Barefoot Shoes First Look
Tune Footwear has officially launched! Their dressy loafer-style barefoot shoes are now available for sale via TuneFootwear.com for $99. We previewed Tune Footwear back in late July of this year but that was prior to having seen the final product.… more »

Vivo Barefoot Gobi Boot Review

Vivo Barefoot Gobi Boot Review
Vivo Barefoot Gobi Boot Review
With the success of Vivo Barefoot's ultra-popular "Ra" comes the release of a Ra-like ankle high leather boot called the Gobi. Vivo shot me a pair of these Gobis to test out, and I'm happy to oblige ? these boots are comfortable, make my feet happy, an… more »

Soft Star Shoes RunAmoc Dash for Work Review

Soft Star Shoes RunAmoc Dash for Work Review
Soft Star Shoes RunAmoc Dash for Work Review
I work for a company in Southern California where the dress code for men is slacks and a dress shirt with a tie being optional. I needed to find some barefoot/minimalist zero-drop shoes that still looked professional. But where? more »

Vivo Barefoot Oak Review - Business Casual Barefoot Shoes

Vivo Barefoot Oak Review - Business Casual Barefoot Shoes
Vivo Barefoot Oak Review - Business Casual Barefoot Shoes
I have liked the stylish, Wallaby-esque look of the Vivo Barefoot pretty much from the first day I saw them some three years ago. For that matter, I got my first pair of Oaks back in 2010 and did a "first look" on them here. Fast-forward and I pic… more »

Review of the New Balance Minimus Trail Leather Shoes (MT10)

New Balance recently released the popular Minimus MT10 Trail shoe with a leather upper.
New Balance recently released the popular Minimus MT10 Trail shoe with a leather upper.
New Balance's first minimalist shoe offerings hit the market back in the Spring of 2011. Perhaps their most popular "Minimus" style then, and perhaps even still, was the MT10 or the Minimus Trail (which we've reviewed in depth here and with video here)… more »

Merrell Barefoot Edge Glove Review

Merrell Barefoot Edge Glove Review
The Merrell Barefoot Edge Glove is a new shoe from Merrell for 2012 that is built on the road glove sole (made by Vibram) and geared towards casual or perhaps even business casual wear.
Feel grounded and enjoy life in our edge glove barefoot shoe Its minimal cushioning and Vibram® sole give you just enough underfoot protection, while letting your feet land flat to feel the earth beneath your feet ? stimulating the senses, strengthening… more »

Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Oaks Review

The Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Oak Lace-up Wallaby shoe.  It's minimalist status comes from it's diminuitive sole - only 4.5 mm thick.  It is also foot friendly with a wide toe-box.
The Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Oak Lace-up Wallaby shoe. It's minimalist status comes from it's diminuitive sole - only 4.5 mm thick. It is also foot friendly with a wide toe-box.
I bought a new pair of minimalist shoes I hope to wear for more work-like dress — the Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Oak lace-up Wallaby a.k.a. Vivo Barefoot Oaks or just Oaks. I got them from Endless on sale for about $100, and if you've ever bought T… more »

Meet Tuck's Shoes. Custom Russell Moccasins / Minimalist Shoes

Meet Tuck's Shoes. Custom Russell Moccasins / Minimalist Shoes
Meet Tuck's Shoes. Custom Russell Moccasins / Minimalist Shoes
I did an hour hike up and down a back-country ski trail the other day in a custom pair of minimalist shoes. Packed snow, nine degrees Fahrenheit, and my feet were toasty the whole way. They have no heel lift, no cushioning, an anatomically correct desig… more »