Comment from: Julian [Visitor]

I have 3 pairs of the first Primals. I actually bought my 3rd pair on sale when they released the Primal 2s because I don't like all the logos and text on the second iteration. It's really ugly and takes away from the beautiful simplicity of the shoe.

Besides that, though, the Primal 1s are my daily wear and I love them.

02/12/15 @ 10:12
Comment from: [Member]


I agree. The branding is a bit much, especially on the back of the shoe, but they are quite good looking shoes overall and are excellent for everyday wear.

I especially enjoy the breathability.

I'll have to check out the original Primals!


02/12/15 @ 22:37
Comment from: tam [Visitor]

I punctured my foot with these in the grass yesterday. Granted I didn't have the insole on. Not recommended for hiking.

08/26/15 @ 13:53
Comment from: Barefooter [Visitor]

I own Merrell Tough Gloves and the Vibram sole is quite tough but they are getting worn and the model is discontinued, so I'm considering Lems. What exactly punctured your Lems may I ask, twigs, a nail?

10/11/16 @ 12:33
Comment from: [Member]

Hey all,

I have never had an issue with my Boulder Boots on a like (same sole as the Primal), but the sole is softer than a vibram sole.

10/12/16 @ 12:51
Comment from: Brim Stone [Visitor]
Brim Stone

Just bought a pair of these. They seem extremely tight in the midfoot for something billed as "wide" minimal shoes. The sole may have a wide silhouette in the toe but the top definitely does not have a lot of volume. I can barely get them on and it feels like someone put a hose clamp around my foot. I'm wondering if they'll relax and stretch out eventually, or should I eat the return postage and send them back.

12/22/16 @ 23:30
Comment from: [Member]


I would say that they, like most shoes, will stretch out over time. They are not very tall, but pretty wide.

I'd say walk around the house with some thick socks and see how they feel afterwards before making your return decision.

12/29/16 @ 16:22

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