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Lems Primal 2 Black Review

Lems Primal 2 Black Review
The Lems Primal 2 is a wonderful shoe for the barefoot casual market. It features a super breathable upper that is worlds above many other casual minimalist shoes, has a flexible 8mm sole with good ground feel, and good looks, especially in the new… more »

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 »

Lems Boulder Boot — Now in Black!

Lems Boulder Boot — Now in Black!
About a year ago Lems Footwear debuted their Boulder boot, which we reviewed in detail here. Well, it's over a year later now and I've been meaning to get up a few photos of the more recently released, all-black, 100% Nylon (and 100% Vegan if that's… more »

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 »

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 »

LEM Boulder Boot Review

LEM Boulder Boot Review
Lems Shoes (the barefoot shoe company formerly known as Lemming formerly known as Stem Footwear) recently dropped their new boot for Spring 2013—the Boulder (see Meet Lems Boulder, the Barefoot Shoe Boot for the original release announcement).… more »

Meet Lems Boulder, the "Barefoot Shoe" Boot

Meet Lems Boulder, the "Barefoot Shoe" Boot
I got good news from Andrew Rademacher, founder of upstart minimalist/barefoot shoe manufacturer Lems Shoes* ("Light. Easy. Minimal.") — the first batch of the much-anticipated Lems Shoes Boulder Boot are now available for order! I say "first batch" be… more »

Lems Shoes Primal (Earth Brown) Quick Review

Lems Shoes Primal (Earth Brown) Quick Review
Stem is getting a good bit of press here on BirthdayShoes and while I've pointed out a few nits above in this review, my overall take on these shoes is glowingly positive: if you're looking for a casual mono-toed barefoot/minimalist shoe, the Stems are worth serious consideration. more »

Lems Shoes Barefoot Shoes - Initial Review

A new minimalist shoe is coming to town Fall 2011 from a shoe company built for bare feet - Stem Footwear.
A new minimalist shoe is coming to town Fall 2011 from a shoe company built for bare feet - Stem Footwear.
How did you get into minimalist footwear? In Feb 2009 I was talking with a friend after he read the article "You Walk Wrong" and he explained something to me that I had never heard or understood in my entire life up until that point. He explained tha… more »