Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Alex

How does the Prio compare to Lems Primal 2?

09/19/17 @ 22:49
Comment from: Nocona [Visitor]
Nocona

Nice review. These are my go to, all-rounders. Love the wide toe box. Wasn't mentioned, but the reflective straps really work well in all lighting conditions. Been using these for over two months working, hiking and sprinting in 'em and see absolutely Xero wear and tear on the sole. Can't wait to try their new hiking boot.

09/20/17 @ 10:45
Comment from: Jimms H [Visitor]  
Jimms H

Your review is way too kind!!! Having worn this shoe all summer I will say they are an excellent casual knock-about shoe , very comfortable but a mediocre running shoe. As for minimalist running, stay with the Bikalas or even better, the Xero sandals or Shammas.

09/20/17 @ 14:37
Comment from: Daniel [Visitor]
Daniel

Excelent review. And finally a shoe that is able to blend in more for daily casual use, altough I wish there were more colors available.

How is the fit compared to VFF and Lem's primal shoe?

09/24/17 @ 04:23
Comment from: Elias [Visitor]  
Elias

I have found my greatest yet running and everyday shoe in the Prios! Could have written an essay about them but they don't need my endorsement really, they are really great shoes. Waiting for the Daylite hiker like the dry soil waits the Rai ! Getting weter and colder up here on the mountain!

09/28/17 @ 01:37
Comment from: kyle [Visitor]
kyle

These look like something a man made of legos would wear :D I think this is meant to compete with shoes like the primal 2. Vapor glove 3 is far better for light trails, if you can fit it. The VG is not wide at all in the mid foot. I hope to see a review for the vapor glove 3 and the vivobarefoot city sock when it is released. Great review!

09/28/17 @ 22:03
Comment from: jpvisual [Visitor]  
jpvisual

I ordered these shoes and tried them out. My thoughts:

1. The Toe box is TOO NARROW. They need to be wider and the ends of the toes.

2. The sole is too thick and the ground feel is not very good. A 3mm sole would be much better.

10/16/17 @ 17:32
Comment from: [Member]

Alex,
I would say that the Primal has a thicker, but softer sole. They are pretty similar overall.
The Prio has a wider shape overall, but the Lems sole has a wider toebox.

Between the two, I would say the Primal is the better shoe for everyday wear because of its breathability, movement, and toebox. The Prio is slightly more substantial and heavier, but is better for more weather environments.

10/17/17 @ 11:22
Comment from: [Member]

Daniel,

See my above comments about the Primal. For my foot, I would choose the Primal. It is the lighter and easier shoe to move around in. However, the Prio should have a longer lasting sole.

Jimms,
I agree with you about the Bikilas being the better running shoe. However, when writing my reviews, I try to see the shoe from multiple viewpoints and I can see many people enjoying the Prio as a running shoe, even though it would not be my go-to shoe.

Elias, I'm happy you enjoy them!

10/17/17 @ 11:24
Comment from: [Member]

jpvisual,

I would say that the toebox could be wider and the rest of the shoe is a bit too wide, but that is for my own foot.

If you are looking for a wider toebox, I would suggest you take a look at Lems and Vivobarefoot

10/17/17 @ 11:25
Comment from: Mark [Visitor]
Mark

I bought the Prios as soon as they reached the UK and personally found them quite poor in terms of fit, construction and feel (barefoot?). The seams in the toebox where a definite
negative as well as the sole being narrower than the toebox which created a fair bit of toe rub.

I know there are plenty of folks that like them but a bit of balance is required to inform about the 'grey areas' which never getting mentioned in some of the fluffy reviews.

03/25/18 @ 05:46
Comment from: Ivan [Visitor]
Ivan

I have Merrell Trail Glove 3, size US9, UK8.5, EUR43. The length of my foot is 265mm. I want to buy Prio, what size to choose?

04/15/18 @ 04:43
Comment from: [Member]

Mark,

I always try to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each shoe, especially in terms of materials and design.

It is quite clear form this review that the Prio is not a running for "for me", but it can be enjoyed by a wide variety of folks. That being said, the toebox for me is pretty true to size, but I can certainly see where you can experience a weakness. Thanks for providing your experience!

Ivan,
You and I are about the same size, I would suggest a 10, but you can check their website for a sizing guide

04/15/18 @ 18:16


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