Category Archives: Stem Footwear

Lems Boulder Boots

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We are excited to announce the long-awaited arrival of the Lems Boulder Boots!  For any of you who have enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of the Lems Primal Origins (formerly Lemings and Stem), then you are in for a treat with the new Lems Boulder Boots that hit the market yesterday.  These incorporate the lightweight and flexible sole that Lems are known for, in a boot that will offer just a bit more protection against the elements than the Primal Origins.  Considering that there is another big snowstorm headed our way, these new boots have arrived on the planet just in time…

Lems Boulder Boots

 Lems_W_Boulder_Boot_3 Weighing a mere 9.9 ounces (Men’s size 43), the Boulder Boot is arguably the lightest boot in the world.  The upper is made of water-resistant nylon and full-grain leather to keep away moisture. The whole boot is completely collapsible — great for stuffing into a pack during a hike and wearing around the campfire afterwards.  There is absolutely nothing to this boot — no heel counter, no toe counter, no shank, and nothing stiff that will irritate your foot.  If you are looking for a “barely-there” boot, look no further!

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And the best part is the freedom and flexibility!

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Details about Lems Boulder Boots
Last – LemsLast™ foot-shaped
Upper – Water-resistant nylon + full-grain leather
Waterproof – No
Sole – 9.0mm LemsRubber™ injection rubber
Insole – Optional removable 3.0mm MoistureWick foam
Lining – 100% Cotton
Drop – 0.0mm
Stack Height – 9.0mm
Weight – 9.9 oz
Width (size 43) – 4.2 – 4.4″

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The Lems Boulder Boots are available in two styles:  Lems Boulder Boots for Men and Lems Boulder Boots for Women.  Shop online at CoolFitWear.com and receive free shipping on all orders to US and Canada, and low flat rate shipping to other international destinations.

Cold Feet? Circulation Tips for your Feet

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Do you suffer from cold feet?  Have you considered that the problem might be from poor circulation to your toes?  Watch this very enlightening video entitled Circulation Tips with Natural Sports Podiatrist, Dr. Ray McClanahan.  The video is less than 4 minutes long, and it is packed with helpful information.

One of the primary reasons we have poor circulation to our feet is that our shoes squeeze our toes unnaturally, so by wearing shoes like this we compromise our circulatory inflow and outflow to our foot.  Dr. Ray claims that this could be responsible for cold toes and/or numb feet.

Dr. Ray’s three main recommendations in this video are:

1. Pay attention to footwear that respects your natural anatomy and allows your toes to branch out.  Avoid footwear that squeezes the branch point in your toes that makes blood circulation difficult.  It’s interesting to note that Dr. Ray illustrates the proper footwear as Lems Primal Origins in Earth Brown.

2. Try Correct Toes to help your toes branch out and place each toe in the correct anatomical position.

3. To enhance blood flow, you may want to try a hot cream or sports cream.  A typical chemical that helps to increase blood flow is menthol or camphor.  Dr. Ray’s favorite is a brand called Sombra, made with Capsaicin.

I have not tried Correct Toes or Sombra, but we absolutely love the Lems Primal Origins!  I have been wearing the same pair every day for over a year.  My feet couldn’t be happier!  Lems Shoes were formerly called Stem Footwear and Lemings, but the new name stands for Live Easy and Minimal.  I will be watching Dr. Ray McClanahan’s blogs and website for additional tips on happy, healthy feet.

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Lems Shoes can be purchased online at ActiveLifestyleGear.com or CoolFitWear.com.

Leming Footwear to Introduce New Styles for Early 2013!

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The ever popular Leming Footwear (formerly Stem Footwear) just announced that they will be introducing some new styles in 2013.  I’m stoked!  I absolutely LOVE my Primal Origins lifestyle minimalist shoes from Leming.  We have sold these shoes throughout the US, Canada and all parts of the world, and all of our customers who have tried them have given them nothing but raving reviews.   These shoes are being designed by Andrew Rademacher, who is the designer of the ever-popular Primal Origins.

Five NEW Styles for early 2013:

All of these new styles will be built on a new 8.0mm LEMRubber™ air-infused sole.  The air-infused rubber sole is one of the reasons the current style of Primal Origins by Leming so comfortable.  The flexibility and lightness in this sole can’t be beat!

  • Men’s Dress Oxford (expected release February 2013)
  • Women’s Mary Jane (expected release February 2013)
  • All Season Boot (expected release February 2013)
  • Boat Shoe (expected release April 2013)
  • Men’s Canvas Loafer (expected release April 2013)

CoolFitWear.com is proud to carry the Leming Footwear Primal Origins in our store:   Leming Primal Origins

Leming Primal Origins — The Name

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Leming Footwear is a new name for the former Stem Footwear, which had an issue with their trademark and rebranded to Leming.  Do I like the new name?  I’m not sure.  Everyone that I talk to hates the new name.  But that’s not the important thing.  The important thing is whether you like (or love) the shoes.  Let’s start over with the question.  Do you like Leming Footwear?  Everyone I have spoken with hates the name, but LOVES the shoes!  Including me.  I LOVE the shoes, and I’m indifferent about the name.  Wasn’t it Shakespeare who said, “What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” May Shakespeare had a chance to envision wearing Leming Primal Origins when he wrote Romeo and Juliet?

What makes these shoes so special?  Leming shoes have an air-injected sole which is unique in the industry — they are super light and flexible. The result is that your feet feel liberated, instead of confined in a rigid chamber like regular shoes.  Your feet are allowed to express themselves, and move naturally as they would if you were barefoot.

I just love my new Leming Primal Origins.

  • Ultra Lightweight
  • Zero drop
  • Wide toe box
  • Minimalist feel with an urban style
  • These shoes are 100% vegan and contain no animal products

Now available in plain Black, in addition to Slate Gray, Frost Gray, Earth Brown and Moss Green.  Buy online at http://www.coolfitwear.com/products.php?cat=44.

Stem Footwear Primal Origins

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I had a conversation with Stem Footwear a few days ago, and they have announced a recent re-branding project with their minimalist line of shoes. Many of us see these shoes as the perfect go-to casual shoe for walking, hanging out at the office, on the road, etc. I even read a report somewhere online that they are the perfect shoe for skateboarding. I don’t know about that, but I know that I love my Primal Origins.

When Stem Footwear first started producing shoes in August 2011, they had 3 styles: Survival Origins, Natural Origins and Primal Origins. The only difference between the 3 styles was the color. Effective March 1st, the name will be changed to Primal Origins for all of this style minimalist casual shoe. In addition, they will be available in Black so that they will be more appropriate to wear in the office for business casual wear. Effective March 1st, 2012, Primal Origins will be available in the following colors:

  • Black
  • Earth Brown
  • Slate Gray
  • Frost Gray (Women’s only)
  • Moss Green

The Survivor Origins in Earth Brown were a huge hit when they were released in August 2011, and they sold out quickly in all retail shops and were backordered from the manufacturer. I think the Primal Origins in Black will also sell out quickly. Don’t wait too long to order these once they become available!

Primal Origins can be purchased online at:  http://coolfitwear.com/products.php?cat=43.

Stem Footwear Minimalist Shoes Named to Blue Ridge Outdoors Top 40 List

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Stem Footwear Minimalist Shoes Named to Blue Ridge Outdoors Top 40 List

The new minimalist shoes from Stem Footwear were named to Blue Ridge Outdoors; Top 40 List.  Blue Ridge Outdoors named the Stem Primal Origins and Survival Origins as their Top 40 running shoes:

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I loved the reviewer’s statement that the shoes are “as flexible as a contortionest”. We  LOVE the new minimalist shoes from Stem Footwear.  We selected them for our collection at CoolFitWear.com, where we specialize in technologically advanced athletic wear.  My first pair of shoes from Stem are the Stem Primal Origins.  My feet appreciate their newfound freedom!  

Stem Footwear Minimalist Shoes are currently available in several styles, including Stem Primal Origins, Stem Survival Origins and Stem Natural Origins.  Stem Footwear Minimalist Shoes can be purchased online at:  Stem Footwear Minimalist Shoes

Stem Footwear Minimalist Shoes Named to Blue Ridge Outdoors’ Top 40 List

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It’s very cool that Blue Ridge Outdoors named Stem Footwear’s minimalist shoes to their Top 40 List.


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I loved the reviewer’s statement that the shoes are “as flexible as a contortionest”. We LOVE them too, which is why we selected them for our collection at CoolFitWear.com, where we specialize in technologically advanced athletic wear. My feet appreciate their newfound freedom!



You can purchase online at:  Stem Footwear Minimalist Shoes

Stem Footwear Video

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I loved this short video which accurately describes the benefits of Stem Footwear minimalist shoes for hiking and urban wear.   



Minimalist Footwear – Stem Primal Origins

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We are SO excited to have the new Stem minimalist footwear at CoolFitWear.com.  We are incredibly psyched about these shoes!  I am not a runner, but I appreciate the need for a comfortable, natural feel.  Stem Primal Origins are right on target for my requirements.  They are getting rave reviews from everyone, including us!


Stem Footwear Minimalist Shoes at CoolFitWear.com





Stem Footwear is noticeably different from other minimalist shoe brands.  It is the most flexible footwear with the widest toebox so that your feet can be comfortable and your toes can splay apart freely.  These shoes feature a proprietary air-infused rubber outsole that is 50% lighter and more flexible than the rubber sole used in Vibram Five Fingers.  The Stem Footwear shoes also have a natural foot shape and a stitch-down footbed that eliminates the need for a midsole/insole.  These are not shoes from a traditional shoe company!  





The soles of Stem Footwear is made from air-infused rubber.  Think ultra light and flexible — they move with your foot, not against it.  








To give you an idea of how well received these are in the marketplace, one of our first customers bought a pair, and then turned around and purchased three more pair from us within 2 weeks.  Do you get the impression our customers love these shoes?  


I will have more on information on Stem Footwear soon.  For now, check these out:  


Stem Footwear — Purchase Online


CoolFitWear.com offers free shipping to US and Canada, and low cost flat rate shipping to other international locations.