The Lems Primal 2 shoe is a truly foot-healthy shoe that allows your toes to splay the way nature intended. Lems Primal 2 shoes help you reconnect with the natural world while keeping your feet and toes healthy and pain-free. These shoes also offer incredible versatility to meet the requirements and demands of your active lifestyle. Lems Primal 2 shoes are both a customer and personal favorite, due to their foot-friendly design, attractiveness, and comfort.
Beneficial Design Features
Lems Primal 2 shoes have all the beneficial design features that I typically look for in healthy footwear. These features include a toe box that is widest at the ends of the toes to allow natural toe splay, a completely flat sole from heel to toe, and a flexible sole that can be easily bent or twisted. This combination of features is what makes this shoe so special. Collectively, these features allow your feet to function the way nature intended and allow you to avoid some of the most common problems caused by conventional footwear, including bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciosis, shin splints, runner’s knee, and neuromas.
Most of us have worn shoes or boots with tapering toe boxes and other harmful design features for most of our lives, and our feet have molded to this anatomically-inappropriate shoe shape. Using the proper footwear, along with other helpful natural footgear such as Correct Toes toe spacers, can help you restore normal and healthy foot and toe anatomy. Lems Primal 2 shoes are a perfect example of footwear that allows exactly this: These shoes stay out of the way of your foot, and they embody the spirit of this quote from podiatrist and natural foot health pioneer Dr. William Rossi: “The less a shoe does TO a foot, the better FOR the foot.”
One of the most beneficial design features of the Lems Primal 2 shoes is the anatomically appropriate toe box, which leaves plenty of room for your toes to splay, which is what nature intended for them to do, especially during weight-bearing activity, such as running and walking. Healthy toe splay enables natural arch support and pronation control, and it renders the use of conventional arch orthotics largely unnecessary.
Other Key Features
Lems Primal 2 shoes have several other key features that make them ideal footwear for a variety of activities. First of all, these shoes are super lightweight, weighing in at just under 7 oz. These shoes also have a special air-infused rubber sole, which makes it feel as though you’re walking on air! The ground-feel of these shoes is amazing too, and these shoes offer as near a barefoot experience as is possible in a closed-toe shoe. Lems Primal 2 shoes offer a natural, feel-good fit, and they are collapsible and packable, which makes them the perfect travel companion. Lems Primal 2 shoes are both foot-healthy and attractive.
What’s really great about Lems Primal 2 shoes is that they can be used with other helpful natural foot health products for synergistic effects. These shoes can be used with Correct Toes as well as Injinji toe socks and Pedag metatarsal pads or Strutz Pro to promote healthy foot and toe anatomy and prevent common foot problems. This combination of products offers the possibility of profound and enduring foot health benefits as well as the restoration of normal foot and toe anatomy and function. Using this product combination, you’ll fairly quickly begin to feel your feet getting stronger and you’ll begin to see some daylight appearing between your toes—two signs that you’re back on the road to long-term foot health.
Some customers and patients ask about what situations Lems Primal 2 shoes can be used for. The good news is that these foot-healthy minimalist shoes can be used in both casual and recreational settings. Some people even use their Lems Primal 2 shoes as their primary running shoe.
In terms of sizing, you’ll find specific sizing instructions under the "Sizing" tab on each Lems Primal 2 shoe page. The instructions under the “Sizing” tab will walk you through how to determine the best possible size of shoe for you. If you’re on the fence about what size might be best for you, you can always order both sizes and then return the one that doesn’t fit as well for a refund. If you have any questions about sizing, please do feel free to contact us.
Lems Primal 2 shoes are one of my favorites for all-around foot health and comfort. I like the lightweight design, the extra-wide toe box that allows me to use my Correct Toes with them, and the incredible flexibility of the sole. I find that Lems Primal 2 shoes offer me excellent ground feel, and I like the feeling of confidence I get when I wear these shoes, knowing that my toes are being treated well and my foot health is being preserved. I use my Lems Primal 2 shoes in a variety of situations, from outdoor athletics to casual settings. Personally, I find that these shoes have excellent versatility and durability, and I highly recommend them.
Like anything health-related, though, it’s important to transition to this new style of shoe in a slow and progressive manner. I encourage you to check out our blog post about how to safely transition to minimalist or barefoot-like footwear.
Natural Footgear Certified
I’m pleased to say that Lems Primal 2 shoes are Natural Footgear Certified, which means that they live up to our strict criteria for what constitutes a healthy and beneficial natural foot product. To buy Lems Primal 2 shoes and other natural foot health products, and to learn more about natural approaches to common foot and toe problems, please click here.
Note: The above content is for educational or informational purposes only and is not intended to replace or augment professional medical instruction, diagnosis, or treatment.Read full disclaimer here.
Dr. Marty Hughes is a chiropractic physician, or DC. He received his doctoral degree from Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC), now known as the University of Western States (UWS). Dr. Marty has always been interested in foot health, due to the connection between the feet and the spine. He has worked as a freelance writer for LiveStrong.com, for whom he contributed over 2,200 health-and-fitness articles. He is a co-founder of Natural Footgear and an ardent supporter of natural foot care approaches. Dr. Marty enjoys road cycling, trail running, hiking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing as well as exploring the mountains of Western North Carolina.
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