Leming (Stem) Primal Origins Review

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  1. bf in az

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    Ground Feel 4
    Zero Drop 5
    Flexibility 5
    Toe Box 5
    Weight 5
    Comfort 5
    Fit 5
    Traction 3 (haven't had a problem yet)
    Durability (too soon to tell)
    Performance 4
    Cross Training 4
    Design 5
    Aesthetics 5

    This is a great casual minimalist sneaker. I wrote a full review here.
     
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  2. NickW

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    Great review bf in az. I tried these on a while back and I am kicking myself for not buying them. I was shocked at the comfort of them, which I guess is because of the air infused sole. Anyhow, I am hoping to get a pair this month if I get enough b-day cash. Thanks for the review which really just helped seal the deal for me. Mostly they will be my just bumming around kicks, but maybe occasionally I might wear them on a run if it gets cold enough.
     
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    They're very comfortable.....but.....the smell!! It gets overpowering. Mine developed a funk after wearing them some without socks.
     
  4. NickW

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    I went and tried some on this weekend. When I tried them on last they were called Stems. They fit much better as Stems. These Lemings didn't fit right for me at all, so I guess I am back to the drawing board for some casual shoes. I read somewhere that they had made some "minor" changes with the fit along with some other minor chages. I guess these changes made it so the shoes don't fit me now. Now I'm really kicking myself for not buying them way back when...:(
     
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    Never did understand this whole thing.....even with the 5 fingers.
    Any of my shoes smell if I wear them without socks...
    Of course I have real sweatty feet....sooooo :oops:
     
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    The website for the Stem version said the shoes were machine washable (although the current Leming website doesn't--I don't know if that means anything).
     
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    The Stem version seems to still be available on the Leming website: http://www.lemingfootwear.com/Natural-Origins-Men_p_31.html
     
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    I've had my Stems since February of this year, and wear them to work every single week day. Sometimes with socks and sometimes without. I haven't really noticed them stinking much, but I do need to wash them as the footbed is a little dirty from wearing them with no socks after going barefoot.

    Anyway, I've had them nearly 8 months with 45+ hours a week of use, and they have held up AWESOME! I usually just keep them loosely tied and slip them on/off. When I leave my office they come off as soon as I get to the car. :p

    I purchased them in February of this year (just before they changed to that st00pid name!) from an "outdoors" type retailer in Nashville, TN. Nobody in Memphis had them, I needed to try them on first, and I was up there on business anyway so I went ahead and got them. Boy am I glad I did because they are far, FAR more comfortable than VFF's for everyday use. However I would not and have never run in them. Also mine did not come with any removable insole pieces.

    I don't like shoes much, but as far as shoes go these are by far my most favorite. Nothing else I have tried even comes close in terms of comfort, and actually feeling like you're *almost* barefoot.
     
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    I've had a pair of stems since before release (was lucky enough to score a prototype) and I'm still wearing them! I Love them, definitely one of my favorite pairs of shoes (I honestly like the prototypes a little more than the final product... thinner, lighter, no insole). Very cool company too!
     
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  10. bf in az

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    Okay, so now the company's name is officially Lem. After I mop up the floor from where my head exploded, I'm going to go revise my review... :confused:
     
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