It's been a long time since I wore a dress shoe in the clinic, but if I had to wear one, it would certainly be the nine2five. Here are some stats directly from the website.
Last LemsLast™ foot-shaped
Upper 100% Oiled Full-Grain leather
Sole 9.0mm LemsRubber™ injection rubber
Insole Removable 3.0mm MoistureWick
Lining 100% Genuine leather
Stack Height 9.0mm Drop 0.0mm
Weight 8.6oz (Sz 43)
As you can see in the picture above, and similar to the Primal 2's I reviewed earlier this year, the toe box is wide, and the last is foot shaped, with a very comfortable 0 mm drop. I finally had a chance to wear these to a Latin Rite Mass I attended last Sunday, and they were by far the most comfortable dress shoe I had ever worn.
Check out the toe box comparison between my old "work" shoes and my nine2five's
|narrow toe box - little splay available|
|ahhhh much better! There's the floor!|
The Primal 2 Review I did generated a decent amount of interest in a minimalist shoe that wasn't a sneaker that could be worn in most work environments. The Nine2five is even more formal and comes in a coffee and cream color as well.
|still rolls up! a Lems trademark!|
If you like the feel of the floor, your toes having room to splay, and 0 drop shoes, but work in a clinic that requires shirt/tie or polo and khaki, Lems has your shoe! Please support both them and this blog by using this affiliate link if you are interested in purchasing a pair for yourself!