Comment from: Mr. Leigh [Visitor]
Mr. Leigh

These still look pretty nice. When my original STEMs finally wear out, I will definitely be picking up a replacement pair.

05/23/13 @ 11:53
Comment from: Asle [Visitor]
Asle

The first Primals are the best shoe hands down I ever owned (and I have a lot of FFs and Merrells also!). My feet love them! It has been my main running shoe the past 2 years. I know they are not advertised as running shoes but they are incredibly comfortable to run in. For speed work they are a little loose so I prefer now my Vapor Gloves. I was too late to get the boots for the winter but will get them for next winter. I have used the Primals winter and summer. Wish they were a bit more water repellent but then again they would not be so good summertime since they breathe so well.

There is not much sole but there must be some cushioning there since they are so comfortable on long runs. Running and walking in the Primals is just something you must try. You might think I sell them but I am just a fan and got all my friends and familiy to buy these ;.)

05/23/13 @ 16:10
Comment from: Shannon [Visitor]
Shannon

I'm afraid that I still prefer the original Stems. While I do think that the look of the latest version is more polished, the upper also feels like it has more structure. It's not uncomfortable, exactly, but I feel my feet bumping up against it more, unlike in the Stems, which were super flexible and fit like a glove.

05/24/13 @ 20:43
Comment from: Jacob [Visitor]
Jacob

How would these compare to the Merrell Barefoot Run Vapor Glove?

05/28/13 @ 14:50
Comment from: Ali [Visitor]  
Ali

Hey Jacob,

it's funny that you should ask about that particular comparison as I just bought my Vapor Gloves on Wednesday and just received my Primal 2' on Friday! :)

The Vapor Glove has WAAAAAY more ground feel and flexibility than the Primal 2's; after wearing the Primals on my left foot and the Vapors on my right foot, I set out to do my "Ground feel" test and I think the Vapors make the Primals feel like regular shoes in comparison, and that's with the cushioned inserts taken out of the Primal 2s!

Justin, you did mention that the Primal 2's didn't have any arch support in them, which is fine, but I feel like because of their design, the shoe is not friendly to people with flat feet, like myself. The design reminds me of The Dancing sneakers made by Bloch; A sole for the balls of your foot and a sole for the heel of your foot with nothing but the material of the shoe connecting the two soles. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but I know the minute I put the Primals on, my feet were like "What the... GET THESE THINGS OFF OF US!"

I'm leaning towards returning these shoes, but I thought I take them to work and try them out, where the floors are nice and clean so i don't get the shoes dirty.

I'll let you know what comes of my test.

06/09/13 @ 11:31
Comment from: Rachelle [Visitor]
Rachelle

I have a bunion and flat feet from a previous injury. I would like to start the correction process, but am also afraid to buy a pair of shoes that will hurt every time I wear them. Do you think this would be a good shoe for me?

05/16/14 @ 12:36