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Lems Shoes - Zero-Drop, Waterproof Boot

The Boulder Boot is now Waterproof!

Lems Shoes - Zero-Drop, Waterproof Boot

The Boulder Boot is now Waterproof!

$238,047
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
1,609
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, October 26 2019 2:50 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hello Kickstarter! We are Lems, a Colorado-based footwear company founded in 2008 by Andrew Rademacher after a “light bulb moment” stemming from his inability to find shoes that mimicked the natural shape of the foot. Overcoming the growing pains that come with both launching a company and ill-fitting footwear, Rademacher debuted his first shoe, the Primal, in 2011.

In an industry where loyalty is paramount, Lems continues to make strides against its big-name competition. These days, Rademacher prefers to let the thousands of 5-star reviews do the speaking for him, while still maintaining his original outlook: "If you can't find it on the market and no one's doing it, then you have to do it yourself."

To learn more about Lems, please visit lemsshoes.com.  

OUR #1 SELLER GOT A HELLUVA LOT BETTER

If you loved the incredibly good looking Leather Boulder Boot, have we got something exciting for you. The upgraded version is made with all the features you know and love, like supreme flexibility, a zero-drop platform, and unparalleled packability, but now, it’s also WATERPROOF! That’s right, you can dive right into your next adventure while keeping your feet fully dry. 

The Waterproof Boulder Boot has long been our most requested shoe, and we’re confident that they’ll be worth the wait. Speaking of weight, this boot still maintains the lightweight frame you’ve come to know and love from Lems — even though we’ve added a unique waterproof membrane, these puppies will still hit the scale at a featherlight 12.9oz. (Men's 9/Women's 7.5).  Available for both men and women, the Weathered Umber is a rustic brown color well suited for anyone's wardrobe. Available soon for $165 (MSRP). 

We also took some time to rethink the overall construction of our latest release, and reinforced everything; from a thicker gauge thread to an overall stronger outer construction, this is our toughest pair yet. And yes, before you ask, they’re zero-drop. Ready to roll through a river, plow through an ice pack, or anything else on your agenda? Good, because so are our Waterproof Boulder Boots, which keep your feet shockingly clear from clammy conditions due to a breathable waterproof membrane that stops water from penetrating into the boot, while still allowing the heat from your feet to escape. This kind-of-a-big-deal boot also utilizes a pre-treated leather upper, that can be reapplied with waterproofing wax/spray to help extend its water repellency.

WATERPROOF

Rain, sun, snow? We’re ready. Not only can you skip through streams and keep your toes dry, you can up the ante on where your travel takes you this winter, thanks to your new favorite snow-proof pair, complete with a gusseted tongue.  

OILED LEATHER UPPER

We’ve utilized a 100% full-grain leather with an oiled finish, that is pre-treated to be water repellent. To increase the water-repellency and extend it over the life of the shoe, we suggest using a waterproofing wax such as Otter Wax and reapplying 2-3 times per year.

IBR OUTSOLE

Our injection blown rubber outsole is what makes Lems incredibly lightweight and flexible. Deemed as the perfect travel companion, this boot can pack down to the size of your favorite puff jacket. 

ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT

These everyday shoes are some of the lightest on the market. You might be tempted to think you’re not wearing shoes at all, but don’t be fooled; we’ve got your feet covered. 

ZERO-DROP

Places the forefoot and heel flat to the ground correcting posture, aligning your spine, and encouraging mid-foot strike. 

GUSSETED TONGUE

Whether you prefer your laces loose, or tied up tight, thanks to the gusseted tongue you’ll always be protected from the elements.

The Waterproof Boulder Boot is the one shoe that does it all without ever missing a step. You can easily pack it, but you’ll also feel good wearing it everywhere, everyday. And just so you know — this boot was designed with an incredible amount of detail and care, and we can’t wait to see where you go in it.

REWARDS

To learn more, check out this product and its upcoming release date at lemsshoes.com!

Risks and challenges

Since our first product launch in 2011, we have definitely come a long way. Starting out with a company of only 3 employees with 1 single product, we have now grown to a team of 10 with over 25 unique products. Developing and producing shoes comes with its fair share of challenges and potential risks, but we have ensured to partner with factories that have high quality standards, source the best materials and focus on attention to detail with every product that goes out the door. With that being said, we feel that we have finally learned, and have come pretty darn close to mastering the craft of creating quality footwear.

We acknowledge that we’re not perfect, and that’s okay. No matter how much time and dedication we put into our production from start to finish, things can happen and there’s always a chance of unforeseen issues. If/when those instances occur, we strive to be completely transparent and communicate that with you. Our customers are important to us, and we would never be where we are today without you. Thank you for all that you do and making Lems all that is has become!

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