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A Beginner Guide to Getting Started Hiking

Hiking is not only a great way to get in shape and add some physical activity to your routine, but it builds confidence, reduces stress, and helps you gain new skills. Getting started hiking is relatively simple, but it can definitely be intimidating if you don’t know where to begin.

Understanding Hiking Etiquette: Who Has the Right of Way on Trails?

There are more people than ever hitting the trails on various modes of transportation and speeds. Since the unspoken rules of hiking etiquette can be a bit confusing, understanding how to behave in certain situations will keep the trails enjoyable for all users. Understanding who has the right of way in various situations can be a bit confusing, so we help you break it down. 

7 Tips for Choosing the Right Size Shoe for your Feet

Wearing poor-fitting shoes can lead to a number of foot problems, including general pain, bunions, hammertoes, and other deformities. Before you purchase your next pair of shoes, make sure that you’re getting the right size. Read on to find out how to find out your correct shoe size. 

Factors To Consider When Looking for Minimalist Travel Shoes

Having a tough time deciding what to choose when it comes to selecting the perfect pair of minimalist travel shoes? We’ve put together a list of what matters most when it comes to finding minimalist casual shoes that stand up to the toughest travel criteria.

Prevent Stress Fractures with the Proper Footwear

Lems lives by a minimalist philosophy, which is why all of our shoes feature a maximum drop of 4mm, with our entire Barefoot Series possessing a zero-drop. Part of the reason why we’re such big proponents of avoiding the arch and cushioning is because of stress fractures. You probably have enough stress in your life, why would you want to add more?

Minimalist Shoes Can Help Improve Posture and Musculoskeletal Health

We generally associate poor posture with sitting at a desk all day, watching TV for long periods of time, and inadequate physical activity, but our shoes can also lead to poor posture. Making the switch to minimalist shoes can help improve posture and musculoskeletal health over long term wear. 

Fit Troubleshooting: Lacing Techniques for Enhanced Comfortability

Having fit issues? We've outlined some lacing tips and tricks to help make your Lems fit even more comfortably!

Why the Right Shoes May Help Prevent Ankle Injuries

Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries in athletes. Ironically, they often happen outside of an athletic activity, doing an everyday, mundane movement like walking. This article takes you through the different types of sprains, why your footwear matters, and includes a few exercises to build ankle strength.

Six Balance Exercises for Athletes

Performed several times per week, exercises for improved balance will build strength, mobility, and flexibility. Though we don’t realize it, we are balancing with any movement we do, from standing to going up and down the stairs, to running.

How to Transition to Minimalist Shoes from Conventional Shoes

Because conventional shoes can disfigure and weaken our feet, those looking to transition to minimalist shoes will need to go through a break in period.

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.

Avoid Shin Splints with the Proper Footwear

If you’re the type that likes to get-up-and-go, you may also be the type that sometimes gets sidelined by injuries. The last thing you want when you’re adventuring the world is a shin splint, so we’ve put together a list of ways to better enjoy your days without injury. 
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