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Review: Lems Nine2five Minimalist Workshoes

I liked my Lems Minimalist Primal 2 Shoes so much, I decided to try the company's new Nine2five. These are more appropriate for the khaki and polo, or shirt and tie crowd, if you are so inclined in your practice.

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)

Sunday best?
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!

Keeping it Eclectic....

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