Lems Nine2five Black
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From Our Customers
“I recently purchased a pair of Lems Nine2Fives. I love them more than words can say. Now I know beyond doubt that shoes don't have to hurt my feet until they are broken in.”
“I just wanted to say thanks for being so helpful while I tried to find the appropriate size and style of shoe for me. The Lems Nine2Five is the first pair of shoes I've owned in years that doesn't cause me pain while walking, standing, or even just while sitting.”
—C.H., Saint Clair Shores, MI
“Just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that I'm happy with the Lems Nine2fives at my UPS job [...] Only took a day or two to break in and they work great with my Correct Toes, and the boss even complimented me on having a shoe that finally meets their dress code :)”
“My favorite shoes are the Lems Nine2five. I can wear them for long periods of time, standing or walking [...] I have been very happy with your service. Thanks!”
—F.B., Parkville, MD
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A Comfortable Minimalist Dress Shoe
The Lems Nine2five is a men’s full-grain leather dress shoe that’s perfect for a variety of occasions and settings, including office and casual situations. Whether you dress these shoes up with a pair of slacks or down with a pair of jeans, the Lems Nine2five offers you style, comfort, and versatility—and the possibility of realizing improved foot function and an optimal stride.
Wide Toe Box, Zero Drop Platform
Indeed, the Lems Nine2five is a shoe that will support the health of your feet and toes, naturally. The anatomically appropriate toe box allows your toes to splay the way nature intended while the completely flat sole from heel to toe ensures that natural arch support is enabled, helping you avoid conventional arch orthotics and problems such as bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fasciosis.
Compatible With Correct Toes & Other Footgear
The Lems Nine2five also works well in combination with a variety of other helpful natural footgear, including Correct Toes toe spacers, Injinji toe socks, Pedag metatarsal pads, and Naboso insoles. Use the Nine2five in conjunction with the footgear mentioned here to help realign your toes and fortify your feet against the rigors of the day. Each Lems Nine2five shoe weighs about 8.5 oz.
Note: If you are new to using Lems footwear, we recommend that you start in slowly, gradually building up your wear-time and giving your body the chance to adapt to the thinner soles and the increased workload on your feet.
- Weight: ~8.5 oz.
- NF Certified Product
- Last: LemsLast Foot-Shaped
- Upper: 1.6 mm full-grain leather
- Drop: 0.0 mm (i.e., flat from heel to toe)
- Travel-Friendly: Collapsible and packable
- Insole: Removable 3.0 mm MoistureWick foam
- Outsole: 9.0 mm LemsRubber injection rubber
- Stack Height: 9.0 mm (without removable insole)
- Toe Box: Extra wide toe box for natural toe splay
- Works great with Correct Toes and Injinji toe socks
- Works great with Pedag met pads and Naboso insoles
To get the most out of your Lems Nine2five shoes, the manufacturer recommends that you order a half-size up from your normal US shoe size. For example, if you normally wear a men's US size 11 shoe, consider ordering an 11.5 in the Lems Nine2five.
If you're on the fence about what size to order, consider ordering both sizes and then simply return the size that doesn't fit as well for a refund. If you have concerns about sizing, feel free to contact us or Lems customer service.
Sizing Tip #1: To create additional roominess within the shoe, we suggest removing the included (optional) shoe liner/insole; this action does not, in any way, affect the performance of the shoe. Optionally, and to enhance balance, posture, agility, and general foot/body awareness, you might consider adding thin, flexible Naboso insoles instead.
Sizing Tip #2: Correct Toes toe spacers will often add width and length to the foot. If you’re planning to wear Correct Toes with your footwear, we recommend sizing up, especially if you are on the border between sizes.
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