When it comes to the shoes I grab the most (aside from the sneakers I jog in in the morning) it is quite easily my Lems Boulder Boots. Well, one of two pairs, actually. I liked the blue-and-brown pair so much that I also got a pair of their waterproof leather ones. The foundation of those boots must be popular, as they introduced a chukka based on it (the Chillum) and now a slip-on, the Lems Drifter.
To me, it only makes sense. The very foundation of the Lems Boulder – wide toebox, zero drop, and a nice amount (not to much, not too little) of cushioning in the sole make for a super comfortable shoe. Boots aren’t always the answer for what you want in a day, so an easy on, easy off shoe like the Lems Drifter makes sense.
More than just chopping off the ankle cuff of the boot, the Lems Drifter also brings a crushable heel to the party. For one, this means it’ll be easier to slip on and off. But if you just want to toss on some shoes to go check the mail, you can slide these on (crushing the heel down) and you’re on your way. All without actually destroying the structure of the shoe.
The other change to the Lems Drifter that my Boulder boots haven’t seen is a cork insole. Cork is an interesting material in footwear. Along with the cushioning that it provides, it’s a material that forms and molds to your foot, making for a very custom and comfortable fit.
For the moment, there are just two colors of the Lems Drifter available, green and black. Both colors are available in men’s and women’s sizing, and they’re just $85. If you’ve not tried Lems before, this would be a great way to get into them at a lower price. For me, these look like great casual shoes, but I think I may sit tight for additional color options (if they show up). Regardless, whether it’s the Drifer, Chillum, or OG Boulder, these will no doubt be the most comfortable things you’ve put on your feet. lemsshoes.com