Shoe & Footgear Reviews: Walking Shoe Reviews

Altra Shoes Review

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

Altra running and walking shoes are foot-healthy athletic shoes for men and women that allow the feet and toes to function the way nature intended. In this product review, I’ll discuss the beneficial design features that are incorporated into these shoes as well as how these wide toe box shoes for runners, walkers, and hikers can be used in combination with other natural footgear to support long-term... Read more

Lems Boulder Boot Review

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

Lems Boulder Boot Review

When it comes to functional outdoor footwear, the Lems Boulder Boot is a true pioneer. Touted for its many impressive design features (as well as its comfort), the Boulder Boot has long been a go-to option for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking to flash some style around town. Baked into this boot are a number of design features that are intended... Read more


Lems Chelsea Boot Review

Posted By Andrew Potter

Lems Chelsea Boot Review

The Lems Chelsea Boot is an attractive and versatile footwear offering that exists at the crossroads of chic design and high practicality. In a step toward fashion-forward footwear, Lems has managed to retain a foot-healthy fit in a shoe that’s as classy as it is functional. With premium full-grain leather or suede uppers and a durable sole, these boots—an up-leveled take... Read more

Lems Chillum Shoe Review

Posted By Andrew Potter

Lems Chillum Shoe Review

With a foot-healthy design and stylish appeal, the Lems Chillum is an exciting addition to the Lems lineup. Built using the same last as the celebrated Boulder Boot, this attractive casual option is an easy pick for errands around town, dinner out with friends and loved ones, or workplace functions that call for smart footwear. If you’re already a fan of the... Read more


Lems Primal 2 Shoe Review

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

Lems Primal 2 Shoe Review

Among functional footwear, the Lems Primal 2 is a true standout. Hailed for its foot-friendly design, comfort, and overall attractiveness, the Primal 2 has stood the test of time and continues to be one of the most popular minimalist shoe models in the Natural Footgear community. Lightweight, foldable, and easily packable, this travel-ready shoe has also become a favorite of... Read more

Lems Primal Pursuit Shoe Review

Posted By Andrew Potter

Lems Primal Pursuit Shoe Review

After testing the Lems Primal Pursuit over a range of conditions, climates, and activities, we’ve been impressed by its incredible versatility and its ability to handle everything we've thrown at it. Sporting a durable design and a foot-friendly environment, this shoe is thoughtfully constructed and out-of-the-box-ready for your next adventure. With the Primal Pursuit, Lems has managed to create an... Read more


Lems Primal Zen Shoe Review

Posted By Andrew Potter

Lems Primal Zen Shoe Review

After over a decade of success with the Primal 2, Lems has now introduced a new iteration—a whole new model, really—to complement their beloved, zero-drop staple: The Primal Zen! With a similar yet modernized look, the Primal Zen is a reimagined Primal 2, equipped with a bit more cushioning and a slightly wider toe box. The flexible injection-blown rubber (IBR)... Read more

Lems Telluride Boot Review

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

Lems Telluride Boot Review

As lovers of the great outdoors, we know the importance of using footwear that aligns with our pursuits. As advocates for natural foot health, we understand the role that foot-friendly footwear plays in gait, posture, and musculoskeletal health and function. As appreciators of shoe esthetics, we value the appearance of footwear and the role that this plays in us reaching for... Read more


Luna Sandals Review

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

Luna sandals are ultra lightweight minimalist sandals for running, walking, and trekking. In my experience, I’ve found Luna sandals to be durable, comfortable, and perfect for a variety of terrain and activities. These minimalist, huaraches-style sandals help keep your feet healthy and toes straight by staying out of the way of your foot. They also help prevent some of the most common toe, foot, and leg problems,... Read more

Xero HFS (& HFS II) Shoe Review

Posted By Andrew Potter

Xero HFS (& HFS II) Shoe Review

Founded in 2009 as a small, boutique company manufacturing DIY sandals, Xero Shoes has since become an industry staple in the minimalist footwear market, producing a wide variety of ready-made sandals and closed-toe shoes and boots in both the athletic and casual footwear spheres. With the thoughtfully designed HFS, Xero has shown how attention to detail can improve... Read more