Comment from: n.vodden [Visitor]
n.vodden

I've been watching these shoes for some time and looking forward to seeing what they look like in detail. I was very excited to go to BirthdayShoes today and see them on the front page!

I've already spoken to the company to arrange a unique UK order so I can get my hands on a pair when they are available ;)

Thanks for the write up!

05/15/11 @ 14:14
Comment from: Chris [Visitor]  
Chris

Cool Shoe! I can't wait till its available for purchase. I think that would make a great work show since I can't wear my Vibram Fivefinger to work.

05/15/11 @ 17:35
Comment from: Steven Smith [Visitor]
Steven Smith

These look super awesome!! I cannot wait to try these out. I love my five fingers, but would love a pair of more "normal" looking minimalist shoes

05/15/11 @ 20:30
Comment from: John [Visitor]
John

These look great but, like many of the other new minimalist shoes, there is no size 15 available. Sucks to be me.

05/16/11 @ 10:45
Comment from: Noah Fleming [Visitor]
Noah Fleming

Loving the look of these...

Hope I can snag a pair soon!

05/16/11 @ 12:10
Comment from: Schlingel [Visitor]  
Schlingel

Just in case you know: How are their sizes? Do you also need to size down one size like with VFF or are they "regular" in this respect?

05/16/11 @ 12:28
Comment from: Francesca [Visitor]
Francesca

These shoes look awesome! I work in a lab with chemicals and though I've snuck in with various pairs of VFF's, it's generally frowned upon here. But with these...! I just can't wait!

05/16/11 @ 12:50
Comment from: Jeepman [Visitor]
Jeepman

I looked at Stem's website and don't really care for the colors they offer. Will these become avaliable in Men colors? looks like a great shoe, we just need some better color choices.

05/16/11 @ 15:46
Comment from: Erik B. [Visitor]
Erik B.

Justin is always looking from side to side nervously during his videos. As if there may be someone out to get him. Was he a POW at some point? I know he is in Georgia, and that reminds me of AMC's hit series 'The Walking Dead', which is filmed near Atlanta. Justin, is there a zombie outbreak in your neighborhood?

05/16/11 @ 17:51
Comment from: admin [Member]  

@Erik,

It's funny you mention this b/c the day I filmed this there was some crazy helicopter that kept showing up 2 minutes into the recording, requiring me to start completely over. It was super obnoxious.

That said, I have seem some people walking the streets who could be zombies and I kid you not a neighbor (this is in the city mind you) spotted a coyote in their front yard last week.

05/17/11 @ 14:14
Comment from: Andrew Rademacher [Visitor]  
Andrew Rademacher

Thanks for the video Justin. To answer some questions on here: the sizing of Stem footwear is done like American whole sizing, so if you are Mens 10 or 10.5 then you need the 43(10-10.5) if you are sometimes a 10.5 and sometimes 11 then you very well may need to jump up to the 44(11-11.5) if you want to wear thick socks. Remember Stems fit medium to wide feet great, but not so well on narrow feet. Our color options are neutral tones and expect more colors to come in 2012

05/17/11 @ 17:09
Comment from: Steve Maxwell [Visitor]  
Steve Maxwell

Hi Justin
I agree with Jeep-man, the colors blow. Get some all black or all grey going. No reason why minimalist footwear can't be stylish. I'm in the fitness business and guys like plain, unadorned styles.

05/18/11 @ 13:46
Comment from: mike [Visitor]  
mike

I stumbled on this guy's website some time ago. Nice to see things moving along. Can't wait to check them out!

05/23/11 @ 09:20
Comment from: Brando [Visitor]
Brando

I'm so glad these are starting to pop onto people's radar. Now i have to snag a pair before their put on back order.

05/23/11 @ 22:05
Comment from: Mike [Visitor]
Mike

These shoes look great. I might have to pick myself up a pair of light brown ones.

05/29/11 @ 06:46
Comment from: KatieK [Visitor]
KatieK

I'm pretty excited for these shoes but cannot for the life of me get this company to answer my questions, either by email or by phone. All I want to know is if the sizing will work for my foot (I'm normally a 6, or 36 in European but they only have 37), and what the difference is between the Primal Origins shoe and the Survival Origins shoes. Pretty bummed that both my attempts to contact them have been ignored because I'd really like to pre-order some Stem shoes :-(

06/04/11 @ 11:30
Comment from: Stefanie [Visitor]
Stefanie

KatieK, I can answer one of your questions- there is no difference between the Primal Origins and Survival Origins. Only the colors differ.

(& I don't even see any color differences in the female choices, which is weird cause the guys have like 4 color choices and we only get 2)

07/24/11 @ 07:19
Comment from: Eddie [Visitor]
Eddie

I bought a pair today at a Sporting and Outdoors Store and the only way i can decribe these shoes is.. AWSOME !!

08/25/11 @ 18:30
Comment from: Mr. Leigh [Visitor]
Mr. Leigh

I am glad that the quick lacing system was ditched for traditional laces and also the colors have gotten a little better since the initial wave of photos. My pair should arrive today and I am eager to give them a try. I got Bark Brown and was assured that they are as dark as STEM's website leads you to believe. The initial photos were more reddish brown. Can't wait to get home to try them on. They are alleged to be really wide, which is exactly what I was looking for.

09/12/11 @ 15:00
Comment from: Jessekuhs [Visitor]
Jessekuhs

When I first saw this review I quickly went to the site and gave them my email address so I could keep up to date on their progress. I ordered a pair Thursday and they arrived today!!!

SO COMFY! I would say they have a wide toe box like a Keen style shoe, but the sole is very much like the Merrell Pure line.

I cannot wait to use these more and more. I actually justified buying them because winters in New England aren't always VFF friendly and these could totally work from door to door travel :)

09/19/11 @ 18:42
Comment from: Dave [Visitor]  
Dave

Yesterday - Received my first pair of Primal Origins. These are just what I hoped for... Casual looking, not a gym shoe, very light weight, comfortable, decent ground feel. I hope this company is very successful. My wife and I prefer raw barefoot. That is not always possible. As a routine backup, we are sold on the Teva Zilch because foot is exposed. We also like and have several models of Five Fingers. Also - New Balance Minimus and a closed toe Vivo Barefoot shoe. However, for a closed shoe, I think the Stem Product is my favorite. Hugely comfortable. It will be my go-to shoe for casual wear but nothing beats primal barefoot!

09/20/11 @ 13:03
Comment from: Joey Guevarra [Visitor]
Joey Guevarra

Walked into Davis Outdoor Sports today and ran into these by luck. Great shoe and awesome look and feel.

11/01/11 @ 01:56
Comment from: yaj [Visitor]
yaj

these things look so cozy

12/20/11 @ 13:29
Comment from: Utahguy [Visitor]
Utahguy

I would love some of these but I have narrow feet which they say that I should not buy them.

anyone have any advice for narrower fitting, very minimal casual shoes (not five fingers though). Currently wearing my sanuks everywhere.

12/31/11 @ 15:23
Comment from: Nadia Aharonian [Visitor]  
Nadia Aharonian

Are they available in Europe?
I have wide feet and wear 39, what is my american size?
I want a pair with a nice shade of lavender, another one in burgundy, one in teal/turquoise, and one in saffron. That's all for now!
Much love,
Nadia in the south of France
(near Bugarach!)

01/12/13 @ 01:45