Lems Boulder Boots – Review

Lems Boulder Boots (Amber Blue)


When it comes to minimalist footwear, probably the hardest type of shoes to find is a pair of boots that will keep your feet warm in freezing conditions, have a decent grip on slippery icy conditions, while providing the benefits of minimal footwear that most barefooters love: light weight, flexibility, comfort, freedom of movement and zero heel drop.

I have had a chance to try a pair of Lems Boulder Boots (Amber Blue) in Toronto winter conditions over the last couple of weeks and I can tell you I have not been disappointed. Once again, the guys at Lems have proven that they are committed to delivering good quality products for the minimalist footwear fans

Following is a summary of my experience:

Quick Stats

  • Last: LemsLast™ foot-shaped
  • Upper: 40% Nylon + 60% Leather
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Sole: 9.0mm LemsRubber™ injection rubber
  • Insole: Optional removable 3.0mm MoistureWick foam
  • Lining: 100% Cotton
  • Stack Height: 9.0mm
  • Drop: 0.0mm
  • Weight: 9.9 oz (size 43)
  • Width: 4.2-4.4″ (size 43)

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Easy DIY Recycled Yoga Mat Emergency Huaraches

Yoga Mat Huaraches

Being a long-time barefooter, and living in such a barefoot-unfriendly urban environment like Toronto, Canada, I have gotten used to carrying along “emergency” footwear for those situations when bare feet are not an option; whether it’s because of dress code, or because I need just a bit of protection for my soles.

As you can imagine, I don’t like carrying bulky shoes as my emergency footwear, simply because it’s not practical. I want something light, easy to stuff into my backpack or even into a pocket. My solution: Homemade Huaraches, made out of a discarded yoga mat.

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Passport Traveler Wallet – The New Addition to The Barefoot Planet Family


A few weeks ago, a client approached me with a custom request for a slightly larger wallet that would allow easy access to cards, as well as a bigger pocket that could house both bills and a passport. I immediately jumped at the chance of designing something elegant, practical and simple that would fulfill my client’s needs. So, I conducted a quick brainstorm session, and got to working on some prototypes.

The resulting product has turned out to be the perfect addition to the Barefoot Planet leathercraft family: The Passport Traveler Wallet.

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Introducing the Barefoot Planet Leather Wallets

Barefoot Planet Leather Wallets

As part of my life philosophy, I’m always in search of practical and elegant solutions that reflect a back-to-basics approach. For a few years I’ve been looking for the perfect wallet with a few key characteristics, which fulfill my essential needs: simple and elegant design, minimal and slim profile, handmade and full of character. I found different products that feature one or two of these requirements but not all of them. I decided I had to do something about it: I had to make my own.

Today is a momentous day for me: after much experimentation and refinement, I’m very proud to announce the arrival of the entirely Handcrafted Barefoot Planet Leather Wallets.

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Lems Mariner – Review


I’ve had the chance to wear a pair of Lems Mariner (Sand) for the last couple of weeks. The Mariners are the Lems, minimalist version, of topsider or a boat shoes. I must admit I’ve been positively impressed with these shoes from the moment I got them delivered in the mail. From the packaging to the manufacturing quality, I can see that the guys at Lems have put a lot of thought into designing a good product.

Here are my impressions in more detail:

Quick Stats

  • Last: LemsLast™ foot-shaped
  • Upper: 100% Genuine leather + mesh
  • Waterproof: No
  • Sole: 9.0mm LemsRubber™ injection rubber
  • Insole: Optional removable 3.0mm MoistureWick foam
  • Lining: 100% Genuine leather
  • Stack Height: 9.0mm
  • Drop: 0.0mm
  • Weight: 7.4oz (size 43)
  • Width: 4.2-4.4″ (size 43)

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