Back in 2008, Colorado’s Lems was founded by Andrew Rademacher, a man frustrated by the lack of naturally-contoured footwear in the outdoor industry. Like many of us, his search for the perfect fit led him to take matters into his own hands; and now, over a decade later, the company is introducing its new Zero-Drop Waterproof boot.
The Zero-Drop Waterproof boot is actually based off of the company’s lauded Boulder variant and acts as a generational upgrade to elaborate on the original’s shortcomings. While the Boulder is still Lems’ best-selling model, Rademacher and his team set out to create something even better, incorporating thick-gauge thread for additional reinforcement, a breathable waterproof membrane to keep your feet dry and comfortable, and a pre-treated leather upper that allows wearers to reapply waterproof wax/spray whenever they see fit. Better yet, the boots boast a “zero-drop” outsole, helping to promote a healthier stride, exceptional comfort, and an aesthetically-pleasing look that’s reminiscent of a tasteful high-top sneaker. The Zero-Drop Waterproof boot is available now via Lems’ Kickstarter for $115.