The Cause and Correction of Bunions

Long-term use of narrow shoes has lasting consequences on the foot’s functional anatomy and are legitimately tied to bunion formation - a painful bony bump that develops at the big toe joint. While many believe bunions are inherited, research backing this belief is uncertain. More firmly established research provides evidence that narrow shoes, especially on feet that are still growing, is the root cause of bunions.

Wide Toe Box Shoes are Pivotal to Foot Health

Today’s narrow shoes continue to add to the deformation of the human foot, whether we know it or not, and whether we want to accept it or not. Lems aims to stop this trend in its tracks. All of our shoes and boots are designed with a wider than average toe box to allow the forefoot to spread and the toes to wiggle as wide as they’d like.

What Makes a Good Minimalist Shoe

For positive results in building a healthier, more functionally strong and enduring foot long-term, you have to get your feet working on their own, independent of external support. This includes arch support, wedge inserts and motion stabilizers, components of which make up most traditional running shoes. What’s most problematic about these structural reinforcements is that they silence muscle activity and engagement in the feet, wearing down foot strength over time, which is an inescapable fact.

Lems Shoes: The Holy Grail in Footwear for an Amputee

I never in my life expected to worry about something as obscure as shoe weight, outsole design or heel angle. Even the idea of having problems sliding my foot into a tall boot was not considered until four years ago when I lost my leg above the knee in a vehicle accident. As I think back now I realize that my views on walking with a prosthetic leg were very unrealistic.

Correct Toes Reviews: Why Lems Customers Love In-Shoe Toe Spacers

Correct Toes have been tested and proven by hundreds of patients to re-align the toes and straighten the big toe. They can be worn inside our Lems Origins (Primal 2, Boulder Boot, Nine2Five, Mariner) due to our wide toe box and natural fitting design.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition related to the long, fibrous tissue running along the bottom of the foot. This thick tissue, known as fascia, connects from the toes to the heel and is designed to help support the arch of the foot.

Lems Primal 2 Shoe Review for Forefoot Running

If you want a minimalist running shoe that’s thin and level enough to bring out the best in your forefoot running form, yet has reliably robust durability for any harsh hard surface, the Primal 2 shoes by Lems will exceed all your long distance road running needs!

Wide Toe Box Hiking Boots: What's The Benefit?

Like most of us, I wore traditional hiking boots when backpacking or going on scenic day hikes. I would wear normal sneakers or sandals in the car to and from the trailhead, and after miles of hiking in my traditional boots my feet were both sore and uncomfortable.

Understanding Injury Prevention & Foot Health

One of the most beneficial aspects to minimalist footwear can be its vast potential to help prevent common foot-related injuries and chronic pain from occurring in the first place. Natural footwear companies, such as Lems, do this by designing shoes around the shape of the human foot, rather than forcing the bare foot into an unnatural and eventually uncomfortable silhouette.

Lems Boulder Boot Reviews: Why Our Customers Love Our Boots

I received this pair of boots as a gift and I could not be happier. Every time I wear them someone asks where I got them. But not only do they look great, they are extremely comfortable. Highly recommend!! - Joe 

Healthier ways to stay sustained at work

It’s not uncommon to race off to work, power through the day and focus on health after the fact. Maybe it’s squeezing in a bike ride after work or in the early morning. Or cooking a healthy late-night dinner for the family. Or spending some decompression time on the car ride home or a short meditation session before bed.

Three important insights from the Natural Running Center

Lems works with some of the foremost natural foot-form doctors in the world. One of those is family physician and runner Dr. Mark Cucuzzella. He has provided some superior insights for Lems’ minimalist shoe designs.