Lems Waterproof Boulder Boot Review

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I was really looking forward to lems boots and primal 2. Though they fit very well lenthwise, both shoes were too narrow. Based off lems advertising i thought i finally found a shoe to fit my feet. The boulder boot seemed a little narrow in metatarsal and didn't quite allow my toes to move. Not sure if they will break in or make my foot sore. The primal 2 felt like they would rip out sideways (also felt like something stuck to bottom of sole).
Hopefully Be Lenka will suit me better.

Author — Willy Wantoknow

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Love the patina on these! If these had a vibram megagrip outsole, they would eat up trails. Without it, I think I'd feel like too much of a poser wearing them but only because I personally need tough outdoor boots! :-) How are they compared to other minimal boots/shoes you've tried in terms width and feel?

Author — Scenty Beast

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Yes! That was my problem with these too, the tread is just not good enough for any real hike! Still very comfortable and a great transition shoe, just wish there was more tread.

Author — Kristen

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Ahh thank you Anya! Reviews of these and other winter minimalist winter boots is exactly what I've been looking for.

Author — Lemmy15

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They look really cool. Like an adventurer's boots in a fantasy world.

Author — Mote

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I have 9 1/2 wide feet so I usually order 10’s however the Lems Waterproof Hiking boots were too narrow and I couldn’t even get my left foot into the boot. I exchanged them for 10 1/2’s which fit fine.

Author — Tom Fuller

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hey :) are these a good option for snow? should i get a size larger for thicker socks or are they warm on their own?

Author — Beatriz Freitas

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Very thorough review thanks. I've read a few of your reviews online so it took me a few seconds to make the connection 😆

Author — Susie

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How's the grip on these? I'm thinking about getting these for work, I am an operating room nurse. Just dont want to be slipping around if the floor gets wet.

Author — Nutmaeg Spice and Everything Nice Anna Banana

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I’m thinking about getting the vegan ones. I’m curious, you said you’d normally buy a 7 in “this kind of a shoe”. Meaning a barefoot shoe? I’m usually an 8 in standard shoes but notice I’m an 8.5 in barefoot shoes a lot of the time so should I go up a half size from the 8.5?

Author — Ryan M

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Blows my mind why they don’t make the tread more aggressive.

Author — Horology Project

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Speed hooks are ok I guess but, from my experience if you’re very physically at all climbing, kneeling on your knees. The speed hooks always clamp down on the laces and or just break off. Not a fan!

Author — Keith Backs

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I live in the PNW and bought these for a town and dog walking shoe. The waterproof membrane has a seam that runs above the toe, and it is not super well sealed. I've had two pairs. Walking through we grass for more than a minute or so and the water begins to soak my sock. And, of course, since they are leather boots with a waterproof membrane that barely breathes, they stay wet for ages unless you put them in front of a fan. I wouldn't recommend these for wet climates until they fix the design of the membrane.

Author — Ceeeees

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Hey! I've been looking at the Boulder boot for months now but just can't pull the trigger yet, I like to hike (not big long multi day hikes, but day hikes. How do these compare to the Vivobarefoot hiking boots? I have wide feet and I hear the Vivos are a bit more narrow. Can you help?

Author — Kim Jones

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I really hesitate between those and the Birkenstock QS 700...

Author — Ninjesus

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Thanks for the review! You said it’s not best for an intense hike/work boot. Do you have a minimalist suggestion for that?

Author — Devon Peters

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Hi
Would you reccomend this for snowy conditions?. It looks it doesnt have the best grip on it.
I dont think the boots are 100 percent waterproof . . .if too much water gets inside the shoe it can damage the shoe. Also waterproof means that it has enough or high durability to withstand exposure water exposure. Eventually, the shoe will get some tear from water damage. At least constant huge exposure to water after a while. the shoe will last longer than those that arent all waterproof as they have limited resistance to water exposure.

Author — Mohamed Nasser

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I wish they made this with better traction.

Author — Adorable Godzilla

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Came across your channel looking for a water resistant/water proof barefoot shoe that also has slip resistant capabilities any suggestions? I work as Chef and need something that can hold up to wet and slippery conditions.

Author — Peter Cartagena

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So how did they preform through the winter? did the waterproofing keep up and how was the grip in winter weather?

Author — Simon