Lems Primal 2 Unisex - Olive

by Lems

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Minimalist Shoes


Please note there may be a different Logo than pictured if you receive the latest models.  The shoes are identical and only the logo has been updated.  The size 37 is old stock with old logos which is why it is only £50.00

Built on a zero-drop platform and weighing in at an ultra-lightweight 6.9oz, the Primal 2 is perfect for minimalist lovers. With the Lems natural-shape fit and vegan-friendly materials your feet are sure to be healthy and happy.



We don’t always wear shoes, but when we do, we choose the OG of the Lems line, the Primal2 – an ultra-minimalist, everyday shoe that let’s you get the most out of every day. Its’ wide toebox, natural shape, and inspired minimalist running shoe design are ideal for any daily deed that your calendar calls for. Did we mention the zero drop outsole will make you more grounded than a spring chicken with aspirations of flight? Or the lightweight 6.9oz frame that gives you the impression that your feet are on cloud 9? Oh, and how about the super soft, vegan friendly materials that allow the foot to flex like a master of yin yoga? These features come together to comprise the Primal2. All this while promoting healthy foot development and aiding in alleviating certain foot ailments such as bunions and hammertoes.  A package deal like the Primal2 is rarer than a unicorn colony dwelling under any double rainbow! So, whether standing at work, walking the dog, or running everyday errands, the Primal2 is certainly the 'go to shoe' for you. What are you waiting for? Carpe diem and seize yourself a pair of the insanely comfortable Primal2.

  • LAST      Lems Natural-Shape™ Last
  • UPPER   Super-soft microfiber + open-weave mesh (100% vegan)
  • LINING   100% moisture-wicking polyester
  • OUTSOLE   8.0mm LemsRubber™ (air-injection rubber IBR)
  • FOOTBED   3.0mm removable PU insole
  • INSOLE BOARD   1.0mm PU strobel (lined with fabric on top)
  • STACK HEIGHT   9.0mm (not including 3.0mm footbed)
  • DROP   0.0mm (Zero-Drop)
  • WEIGHT   6.9oz/195g (size 43)


Comprised of microfiber and breathable air mesh, we made sure that all materials, down to the laces and glue, are 100% vegan.


Places the forefoot and heel flat to the ground correcting posture, aligning your spine, and encouraging mid-foot strike.


Our proprietary IBR outsole is what makes Lems incredibly lightweight - giving your foot the sense of weightlessness.


Unlike traditional footwear that squeeze the toes together, our foot-shaped toe box allows for maximum room giving the toes ultimate freedom to wiggle and spread.


Are the Primal 2 soles non-marking?
-They are not non-marking.

Can you clean the Primal 2’s in the washer?
-With the full IBR outsole, high heat in the washing machine can shrink the shoes. With that being said, machine washing is NOT recommended. Instead, we suggest using a soft scrub brush, soap, and lukewarm water to remove any dirt or stains. Make sure to allow your shoes to air dry completely for 24hrs before wearing. *Please note: if you soak your shoes in hot water for a long period of time, this can cause the dye fixative/mordant to be removed and can result in the colour running.
Sizing for the Primal?
-The Primals are built on a different outsole compared to our other styles, therefore, we do have a different sizing chart for the Primal 2. We recommend that you purchase your regular UK size, but if you are between sizes, we recommend purchasing the larger size. 

Are the Primal 2’s vegan friendly?
-Sure are!


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First pair of Lems and I love them

This is my first pair of Lems, and I absolutely love them, they fit great, straight out of the box, they're really comfy, the colour is fab and i love the fact they look like regular trainers , I'm already planning on getting another pair.

Re Footworks, delivery was really prompt and sizing notes were very helpful. Will definitely use again. 🙂

Primal 2 - o comfy

Delivery was prompt and the sizing advice was really helpful as the shoes fit really well. They are lovely and broad. I love the colour, I went for the Olive.
I've just driven in them for the first time and did a shop and I couldn't believe how comfortable they are.
I've been wearing barefoot shoes only for a few days now but after spending all summer in very minimal beach sandals I desperately needed something else flat that doesn't hurt my feet. I suffered with metatarsalgia and couldn't wear anything with heels! My lower back issues are improving too and I'm hoping I will get some relief from Restless Leg Syndrome and initial signs are hopeful. I've suffered with RLS since I was a child.
I am incredibly grateful to your company for providing such superb shoes and wish it hadn't taken me 50 years to find something that fitted my feet properly!

Best shoes ever

I previously had the slate pair and they are still going strong after 7 years. The olive pair are just as good. So much room for my toes and really comfy. I would wear these all the time if they were waterproof. But as they aren’t they are very breathable. Great shoes

Happy Days

Yep happy days, outstanding service from FootWorks, very helpful and professional if you give them a call.

The Lems Primal 2 Unisex are well made and very comfortable, delivery was well good, I shall be using Footworks to buy more Lems soon.

Wonderful feel, great look, unsure about traction off roads

Tried these on and they look and fit absolutely great. I need a walking shoe for hot summer days. These definitely feel comfortable and ventilated enough for this purpose. In the end I decided to return them as the shallow profile and round heel did not give me confidence that I will get secure grip on the occasional wet grass or muddy path that is inevitable even on summer walks in the UK.

Otherwise it seems to be an excellent shoe and I'll keep checking for trail/ off-road ready versions in the future!

As a side note, I was hugely impressed with the extremely fast delivery and refund. Thank you for the excellent service.