The Prime 2.0 is Be Lenka's upgraded version of our best selling barefoot sneakers. They're amazingly versatile and classy leather shoes that effortlessly complement any modern wardrobe. This version is enhanced by improved uppers and soft padded collars around the heel and ankle. They take your barefoot comfort to the next level.
These sneakers have leather uppers, microfiber lining, TPU soles and a cotton insole. The thin and flexible 4mm outsole combined with a wide toe box make walking in the Prime 2.0 a pleasure. You can wear them with or without the included insole.
We find most of our customers take their regular European size in this model or go one size down.
The Prime 2.0 has a wide fit style in unisex EU sizes::
- has a very wide forefoot, and narrows towards the heel
- works for a wide variety of foot volumes due to the lacing
- suits a variety of foot shapes, but ideal for those who want more room on the big toe side, with slope and plateau forefoot shapes
- Be Lenka leaf-sole models have a very wide bean shaped footprint that skews towards the big toe, rather than a triangle shape or a rectangle shape
In addition to our own experience we've drawn from Anya's Reviews of Be Lenka for the sizing info here.
The Be Lenka Prime 2.0 sneakers have thin soles that help you experience the texture of the terrain and allow for the mobilization of small joints in the feet when you're on non-flat surfaces.
For those new to barefoot and minimal shoes and unused to very thin soles, you may want to try something a bit more forgiving for all day wear first. Alternately you can start very slowly with a very barefoot feeling shoe like the Prime 2.0.
For those who seek as much barefoot feeling as possible and who have restored some of the strength, mobility, and skill in their feet, you'll likely enjoy wearing these.
You can take a look at our article on shoe care including lots of useful info on leather maintenance here.
As a unisex leather sneaker, the Prime 2.0 can take you from work to casual wear to going out. It's incredibly versatile for non-athletic use, and can be styled with feminine, masculine, and androgynous outfits for all occasions. With their simple design they'll easily suit a variety of wardrobes and aesthetics.
In a city environment where you're mainly on flat sidewalk, wearers used to more forgiving/cushiony footwear may prefer the Prime 2.0 for shorter wear times at first such as casual walk, going to a restaurant, etc. We're also confident that some of our customers will be wearing these every day from morning coffee to after work libations.