Comment from: Oscar [Visitor]  

Nice looking boots!

any improvements to their waterproofing qualities? still looking for a barefoot shoe for walking through wet grass!

08/01/14 @ 03:19
Comment from: admin [Member]  


Thanks for bringing this up -- I forgot to mention anything about that. I don't think anything is particularly different regarding waterproofing. I wonder though if some scotch guard could work here ... waxing the nylon could be interesting (I know zero about doing this though).

08/01/14 @ 09:59
Comment from: lowwall [Visitor]

I bought a pair last winter. Several liberal coatings of Obenauf's Water Shield (it's a spray, so it's easy to apply) made them acceptably water resistant for an unusually snowy Chicago winter. I will note that they weren't otherwise up to the task of a winter boot: too cold and too little traction. They aren't sold as winter boots, but with so few choices, I hoped that I'd be good with a decent pair of wool socks.

I'm going to try the (sale-priced) Vivobarefoot Off Road Hi for the upcoming winter. If these can't keep me warm, my fall-back is a $40 pair of Mares Flexa 5mm neoprene diving boots :-)

08/10/14 @ 22:36
Comment from: Scottie [Visitor]  

Thanks @lowwall - I too am from Chicago and have to train in snowy, sandy, muddy lakefront in winter for a spring desert marathon. Think after reading your review, I'm going with Vivibarefoot Off Road Hi for Women!

08/13/14 @ 13:05
Comment from: Fey [Visitor]

These were my winter shoes. And they recently got me up a mountain (hiking - to nearly 3000m).

08/14/14 @ 13:58
Comment from: Pat [Visitor]

I like mine but I wish they had the "leather" areas that my brown pair have.

Pretty much all my outdoor/hiking wear is now in Belleville MinMils so the Lems are strictly work in the office shoes for me. Look great and for the most part I really like them but... way too hot in the summer

08/18/14 @ 14:03
Comment from: jessica [Visitor]

its nice and lovely

08/26/14 @ 01:45
Comment from: jarvis [Member]  

The Boulder Boot is very nice.

I snagged one last Christmas and it has enjoyed some use in Vermont and Boston winters.

The only issue is that it's not waterproof, so your toes will get cold if you are trudging around in the wet stuff.

There are some spray and wax solutions, but it would have been nice if the boot was designed to be waterproof from the get-go. Also, the lack of materials makes it very flexible, but it also means that there is little insulation for colder temperatures.

I also wish that Lems would cut their sole density in half, 9mm seems way to thick for me, despite it being much more minimalist than your typical boots.

I also really like the Vivobarefoot Gobi

09/06/14 @ 08:00