New Xero Shoes and 2015 Giveaway!

ON SALE NOW!

Plus you can WIN the BRAND NEW Amuri Z-Trek — the lightest, most comfortable, versatile, sport sandal your feet will ever love — or one of DOZENS of other prizes! Over $1,000 worth in all.

And check out the 2015 colors for the Cloud and Venture, including a brand new, patent-pending lacing system that gives you a perfect fit in just seconds.

Find out more about the Z-Trek and how you can WIN in the video below.

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Did you win?

WOW… over 49 winners in our 2015 sweepstakes!

Plus, we picked 3 winners from the comments we received and 3 random comments… before I share them, let me just THANK YOU ALL for your wonderful comments, your support, your enthusiasm, your curiosity.

Lena and I were blown away by the stories our current Xero Shoes wearers shared. We really don’t know how to express how moving it has been to read about your lives and our small, or sometimes large, part of them. So, again, thank you.

In fact, there were so many touching stories that even the randomly selected winners could have been picked from our favorites.

And there were SO many awesome comments that we practically had to throw darts to pick 3 out of the dozens that we all adored here in the office.

With that said, though, and in no particular order, the prize-winning comments came from:

1) Lara Rosenberger, who not only had great comments, but shared more than anyone else!

2) Andy Frevert, who bribed us with a fossil (we’d like something named after us, please)

3) And “Stephen” who nailed it with brevity: “z-feet need to trek!”

Don’t wait to get yours

If you didn’t win, you can still get the Z-Trek and the updated Cloud and Venture… but…

Act NOW — LIMITED SUPPLY — The ports at the US are having some, uh, “trouble,” which could hold up our new products for MONTHS. So we had to spend tens of thousands of dollars to fly in as much product as we could afford. Unfortunately, that means we only have a few thousand pairs, total. The rest will be here, hopefully, by mid-April… depending on the ports.

So order now if you want to guarantee that you get your Z-Trek, or 2015 Venture and Cloud.

What was your “WHY”?

We’re reading EVERY comment!

Then, we’ll take 3 random answers, plus 3 of our FAVORITE (judged by everyone here at the Xero Shoes office) — make it a good one 😉 to win a pair of Z-Trek or Cloud or Venture.

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We’re thrilled to have received prizes from these awesome companies. Check them out and tell ’em we sent you! (links open in new tabs)

 

  • Okay, people — here’s one way to win: Tell us why you want the new Z-Trek, or why you love Xeros … our favorite answers win, as well as 3 random winners. Oh, and if you have a question, put that here, too, and I’ll do my best to answer.

    • David Hazell

      Just to help you out with your selection process Steve, you can pick one winner already: You just need to look for a comment with an avatar like the one you see to the left of this text, and take a mental note to acknowledge the subtle genius of the elucidation. Q.E.D!

    • John Macmillan

      I need the Z-Trek so I can make new friends through the power of barefoot appeal!

    • Allen

      Why I want the Z-treks? As long time runner, and active father I have been transitioning to lighter and more natural shoes gradually. Now down a few pairs of good shoes I still have no sandals I could run in, so I have no sandals. I now only own shoes that I can LIVE in. I have to be able to feel the ground, run at any time (4 kids), and be comfortable. I haven’t found sandals yet that really work, I would like to believe these would. Being able to add ‘feeling the breeze and sunshine on my feet’ to the list above would be awesome.

    • sanmiguel74656

      I already own a pair of 6mm contact with FeelTrue® rubber soles. I love them. I like the fact that I feel more “connected” to the ground when I’m walking/running. Even though my wife says they look feminine I love them and still wear them. Reason why I want the new Z’s… Let’s just say the Z-Trek Xeros look less girly according to her. I’m hoping to be sporting a pair of these around town.

    • Ann Onnimus

      Are you planning to have those printable thingies or measurable dimensions to help size your feet for men’s vs women’s styles? I ask because while I’m female, my feet aren’t very narrow. They’re actually quite a bit broader than my husband’s feet (though his feet are much longer than mine). So shoes can be hard for me to get sized properly and even with my regular Xeroes I required quite a bit of reshaping of the toe area.

      Thanks

      • We’re working to get the templates done for both Men and Women… and if you’re too wide for the women’s fit, you can wear the “men’s”.

    • Ann Onnimus

      Also, the app doesn’t seem to be accurately tallying my entry points. :/ It says I have only one point, despite commenting here, visiting your page and sharing it on FB. Sadface.

    • Amanda J

      I never had success or came to truly love running until I made my first pair of Xero Shoes with your kit. I finally decided it would be worth it to purchase a pair of Ventures. I loved them so much I wore them everywhere, even to work when I could pull it off under a maxi skirt (which is saying a lot because I’m a teacher, and that’s a no no at my school). I love them for pretty much every part of my life, from working out, to boating, to just hanging out. The new Z-Trek looks even better because my biggest complaint about sandals is that I always want to pack them for trips, but can’t roll them up or fold them or get them the way they need to be in my luggage. This looks like a dream. Not only because sometimes I really don’t want things between my toes, but also because i could finally wear the style of sandal I really want to wear and prefer to wear, from a brand that I love and trust for my barefoot needs.

    • Keoma Shaw

      I love Xeros so much I’ve bought three pairs! I walk better, run better, and feel lighter because of your products. I used to have all sorts of knee and foot injuries, wearing Xeros taught me how to step without slamming my foot down, how to shift my weight so my knees don’t ache, and how to keep better posture while walking and running. They pretty much force you to run correctly or you get instant feedback in the form of sore feet! I really want to try to try this new version. It looks like it can handle all the shiggy and urban roughness I’m gonna throw at it!

    • Raymond

      Well why I want a pair is bc in the military I run pretty much everyday also I also go hiking and a bunch of other outdoor stuff. And when I started to use the xero sandals to run it was an amazing feeling for me I’ve gotten some weird looks but hey they don’t know what they are missing out on.It’s an awesome product and I’m excited to try out the new Z-Treks they look like they will be able to handle any kind of terrain I take them on.

    • Priya Bansal

      I have horrible knocked-knees and flat feet. I never used to like running because, whenever I did, a muscle would strain in my feet and I would get a shot of awful pain. Your sandals were the first I’d ever heard of barefoot shoes. Ever since I started wearing them, my feet started hurting less and less when running. Now I love running and I can’t wait for the summer to start so I can run in your sandals again.

    • Lara Rosenberger

      I love Xeroes because they allow me to “feel the world” when I can’t run bare! I have tried lots of other minimalist footwear for running – Xeroes have been my favorite since they were called “Invisible Shoes” and remain my favorite…as a matter of fact, I am wearing my DIY pair of Xeroes right now and am minutes away from going for a late night run in them (had to enter the giveaway first)! I love that I can roll them up and tuck them into the bottle holders of my Fuel Belt (thankfully there are three holders…one for the water) when I go barefoot on a trail run in case I encounter some less-than-foot-friendly terrain. I am really excited about the Z-Trek because their new lacing system is exactly the update that I would have recommended. There is nothing out there like the Z-Trek and I can’t wait to get my feet into them…which is saying something since I really don’t like anything on my feet…well, except Xero Shoes. I have already run a half-marathon with my DIY Xeroes so pick me to win a pair of Z-Trek and I will run my first marathon with them !

      • Lara Rosenberger

        Sharing pic of my rolled up DIY Xeroes…can’t wait to do this with my Z-Treks!

    • Sharlease Collier

      I have to win the new Z-Treks! I have never been a sneaker fan because I barely have an arch in my feet, so I catch cramps a lot since most sneakers do not follow the curvature of my feet. I purchased the Xeros and I instantly fell in love. I feel barefoot in them and unrestricted. My foot pain is nonexistent. I’m so glad I got laces in 3 different colors also because I’m a coordinated diva to the max! Please choose me, better yet, bless me with these Z-Treks. I am a testimonial blessing waiting to happen! #teamxero

    • William Kennedy

      The reason I want the new Z-Trek is simple. People who are stuck in the rut of wearing shoes with so much support really don’t understand what they are doing to their feet. I am in the Army, where shoe wearing is a must and minimalist shoes aren’t spoken highly of. I think it’s time for a change and would love a pair of Z-Treks to show off and convert the masses!

    • Rodolfo Noetzold de Oliveira

      I need these sandals to run free throughout Brazil. 🙂

    • Lee D

      I want the Z-Trek because Randy Cassingham’s description in “This is True” makes them sound so comfortable.

    • Vino

      I am new to barefoot anything but saw the advert on this-is-true and went with a recommendation I trust. I have just bought a pair with the toe-hold but would be interested in seeing if without is really that different in terms of what it feels like.

    • JT

      With the size of my feet, the lighter the shoe the better!

    • Stephen Pedroza

      I own several Xeros already and I absolutely love them! I wear them everywhere, whether I’m hiking through the woods or cruising through the mall. I am also a huge advocate for Xero Shoes, constantly encouraging those around me to Feel the World! I have got to have the new Z-Treks and plan on making them my go to Xeros for outdoor sports as well as my daily wearers. Xeros Rock!!

    • chadoh

      I loved my original Invisible Shoes for running, but I couldn’t get away with wearing them around town. Those nylon ropes, man! I actually had a coworker tell me privately that I REALLY had to stop wearing them to work. Also, the ropes broke way before the 5000 miles the soles were guaranteed for. The Amuri Z-Trek look like they’ll fix both problems! I’ll enjoy wearing these all summer long!

      • Scott Johnson

        bro get para cord from the army navy store and re lace them i have 1500 miles trail running with the originals been through tons of cord but the soles are going strong.

    • petemanteau

      I need these to win a bet with my backpacking buddy! We made a bet over who can find the hands down best footwear for our thru hikes. Please help me win! I don’t want to have to set and break camp alone while he sits and drinks the hot cocoa I have to make him every night on our JMT thruhike this year! I wanna be the one sipping the cocoa and you can make that happen!

    • Eunice Seow

      I juz want them so badly! The purple n grey. It’s juz so beautiful for running..

    • Pete Whiting

      Ok, In my opinion, my Amuri Cloud Xeros are simply the best thing I have ever worn. It will take a very good product to knock this opinion over. All the best!

    • Being part moose, I have a hard time finding hoof covers er shoes that fit and work well for me. I would love to have a pair of Amuri Z-Trek’s as my hoof already wore out my old shoes. Thanks for making these available (and btw, Randy Cassinham’s “offensive” review in This is True let me know about these.)

    • sheilamhpm

      I’ve been following the contest since it came out and I’d just as soon buy a pair outright (xero plain) – but I’ve been barefoot for 61 years and not sure how often I’d wear them – I don’t even like socks. If it wasn’t for my love of bare foot trecking, I’d have bought a pair, or three, years ago. However, I’d give them a go, to see how often I’d wear them, if I won a pair.

      There is nothing better than next to nature – bare feet. I swear by it and live by it.

      My feet aren’t very pretty though. Maybe the Xeros would change that.

      Happy feet everyone.

    • Veronica Carr

      Because I have struggled with regular joint pain from my feet to my hips
      since I was eleven years old. My whole lower body was constantly out of
      alignment due to major overpronation in my very flat feet. A podiatrist
      took a good look at my feet, said “yep–no arches”, and had me wear
      heavy, uncomfortable orthotic inserts. It did nothing. Then I discovered
      the original Xeros–curious, I wore them and actually begin to develop
      my own, genuine honest-to-goodness ARCHES–something I didn’t know was
      possible. Joint pain decreased, and it. was. Amazing.

    • Paelorian

      I own a pair of Xero shoes (Contact 6mm) and pair of Invisible Shoes (I go way back!) But I’ve stopped wearing them. I never liked anything between my toes (other than my toe socks), and I found the laces a little finicky for my taste. I’ve been wearing Tevas instead as my open-toed sandal. I wear the so-called “minimalist” model, but I miss the superior sole and light weight of my old Invisible Shoes and Xeros. Well, imagine my surprise when tonight I saw that Xero Shoes is introducing a new sandal that offers me the best of both worlds, and gets rid of every problem I had with my other Xero sandles. I’ll be ordering a pair of Mocha Earth Z-Treks as soon as I can. I believe I’ve found the sandals I’ll be wearing all summer. Finally, a real minimalist option for people who don’t like lacing between their toes!

    • Shannon

      This is why I love Xeros and want to try the new Z-Trek: I have really really really wide girl feet. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration–but when shopping for shoes, it feels like I have the widest feet on the planet. All girl shoes, even the “wide” sizes, are insanely narrow. I used to be able to wear normal girl shoes, but then I learned what natural feet are supposed to look like, so I scrapped my old narrow shoes and switched to Xeros (and soled slippers in colder weather). And then what happened? My toes spaced out the way they’re supposed to, so now normal girl shoes are unbearable…which makes me love Xeros even more. Oh, and another super important note: the soles of Xeros never leave your feet, which takes the annoying “flip” and “flop” out of flip flops! (I’ve been a fan and proud owner of Xeros since before Shark Tank.)

    • Tom

      When I was in middle school I struggled with back pain due to Scheuermann’s disease. I wore a brace for seven months, then wore a body cast for 3 months, and eventually had spinal fusion surgery. After the surgery, I struggled with foot pain due to flat feet as I tried to recover and recuperate while growing up. I eventually went to a podiatrist and was prescribed some orthotics. I wore them for awhile but they never really helped. Eventually I gave up on them and moved into the world of barefoot shoes. I stumbled upon Xero shoes and ordered a pair for my me and my wife. They have been my favorite shoes ever since. I still struggle with pain sometimes, but I’ll never go back to a structured shoe. Thanks for the great product!

    • Was worried about fit however the template is going to help. Did I moose er miss a image of the “mocha earth / coffee bean” z-treks?

    • Mel

      I have every version of xeros but not ztrek yet! I would love z as it will allow me to wear regular socks with it!!! They will be essential winter shoes without the need to buy toe socks.

    • Jean-

      Hi Xeromates and Steven, I ran barefoot and always loved it… until I was told (from my trainer) I had to buy good soft running shoes and change them regularly so thaht I could train hard. I have done so for years (almost 30 I need to say)… I have now pain and aches on hips, knees, lower back and down to the sole of my feet. So a friend said I should try your Xeroz. I did, and since then, I totally changed my way of running, I feel lighter, faster and easier, like an animal maybe. I have to thank you guys for this. Now is winter, and I run with shoes on, but I noticed that I still can run the same way. But note it’s somewhat very unpleasant to need to stop and redo the knots during a run… OK I could learn to do better at once, but you got faster than me improving : thanks for the lauch of the new model. Being jobless for now, since I stay home to care for our installation and the boys (being in a forest Kindergarten), I hope I can win, or that I allow myself this expense before my first marathon ever, in the green Eifel : http://www.monschau-marathon.de. Greatings from Cologne, Germany

    • Katherine Shaver

      I’ve been interested in getting a pair of Xero shoes for a while. Back three years ago, I had problems with plantar fasciitis from wearing boots every day. I was prescribed inserts to correct it, and they helped, but never completely fixed the problem. Now I’ve recently had a child, which has given me a bad hip joint, and started running again. Running in tennis shoes is ok, but I’ve love to run barefoot, and the Xero shoes is as close as I can get to barefoot while still wearing some protection on my feet. It would correct the plantar fasciitis and help so much with the hip. To have a pair of Z-Trek shoes would be a blessing to my feet.

  • Guest

    I love Xero’s because I can be FREE & move as I want. Xero’s have taught me to run with the proper technique & run more freely. As of right now my whole family has a pair, wife 5 yr old daughter….just waiting for my 3 yr old son’s feet to grow so he can have a pair too! Perfect for the whole family!

  • Jan Derksen

    I’d love to win a pair cuz for some bizarre reason, society doesn’t approve of me going barefoot 24/7!!! (silly workplace!!!)

  • Jay Gillette

    I was trying to get into better shape so I started off with walking and I went out and purchased the “best” running/walking shoes I could find and walked my butt off every night. Well I ended up getting Plantar Fasciitis and came to learn or rather “believe I should say” that all the various supports and contraptions we put on our feet weaken them which caused my issues.

    I began to do various stretches and walk barefoot as much as I could against Dr advise. Guess what, I strengthened my feet, corrected the Plantar issues and am way better off. I have been going crazy looking for barefoot dress shoes and have managed to find some but my favorite shoes are my Xero Amuri Clouds which my kids have named Jesus shoes 🙂 We just returned from a week long trip to Disney and we walked a good 11 to 15 miles per day and my feet stayed happy.

    I cannot wait to get my hands on the new Z-Trek and will update my Clouds to the newer updated strap version as soon as they become available. Thanks guys and keep up the good work.

  • milbergs

    I would love to win a pair of new Z-Trek. After 3 months I will be running my second marathon and I definitely would be happy to run with Z-Trek.

    I am long time xeroshoes user, good job guys with this new model.

  • Josh Hall

    Having trained and raced in multiple half marathons (and even a full) in my Xero’s, they’ve been instrumental in me learning to listen to my body and make the adjustments to improve my running form in such a way that after a week of training, where in the past I would be hobbling around due to IT band issues (even after constant foam rolling and stretches), I instead am able to run pain free.

    I’ve been a long time fan – since the days of Invisible Shoe, and I think the most common complaint and question I’ve heard (other than “You run in those?) is “Doesn’t the toe strap hurt?” Seeing the improvements in both securing the fit and the removal of the toe post (which looks to be even better for casual wear) makes a good sandal even better and I’m excited to see the changes and to try them out this year.

  • Bobby

    These look amazing! Would be awesome for backpacking! I could put some serious miles down in these bad boys!

  • patrick voo

    i’ve been a convert to minimalist running over the past five years or so but never run in sandals before – this would be the next step (no pun intended!) in my evolution as a more natural runner!

  • Nicholas

    I Love the look and want to try these out for everyday wear as well as running. My connects are great but between my toes can get irritated from the post.

  • Per Tideman

    Because you are my HERO … and you got a very pretty wife! 🙂

    ps. This is my take on the Xeroshoe

  • Adolfo Neto (UTFPR)

    I want the new Z-Trek because it seems a great sandal, perfect for hiking and running on some trails.

  • Gordon Bolles

    I am very big into the minimalist way of running, I have not been able to find an appropriate footwear that I can use running on the beach and immediately following my run jump in the water, footwear and all. Problem solved!

  • Dimitri Faline

    I would like to run in sandals but I dislike the rope between toes. I think it will be very great to wear and run (and for everyday life) in these. I like your items and I will love them much more… (and, I’m sorry for my poor english, gentlemen)

  • Stoyan Pirpirov

    Why I want a pair of Z-Treks? Well that’s easy – no lace between the toes! I missed out on the Amuri Cloud last time I ordered (internationally), but I do have the Venture and two pairs of the classic Xeros, one of which I modified with the Amuri spare parts kit. The Z-Trek will be a welcome addition to my collection, which I assume will be most often used. It still feels a bit awkward to have something between my toes.

    Anyway, good luck to everyone!

  • Jonathan Pritchard

    I’m so excited!

    I travel a *lot* for work, and these sandals are the perfect things to wear through security. No more time spent having to lace up shoes. . . ever!

  • David Hazell

    Z-trek looks like a product that won’t require some foot adaptation in order to be comfortable straight away. Toe posts generally make for rawness until the skin has hardened up a bit which can take a few days. The new Z-trek however, looks like they’ll give superb comfort straight away. And for that reason (to paraphrase your short sighted chums in the shark tank), “I’M IN!”…

    • kevin

      For me, it had been 50-some years since I’d had footwear with anything between my toes, and I was a little leery about my first pair of Invisible Shoes / Xero shoes. But I sorted out the lacing, pulled ’em on, snugged the laces a bit and started walking. Not even a hint of irritation. You mostly forget they are there. Don’t worry about it.

      The only drawbacks:

      I keep catching the front on steps or carpet edges, and rolling the edge under.
      I can’t wear regular socks when it gets chilly.

      ———————————————————————–
      Oh, and Steven? The strike looks to be settled. Your product should start coming ashore soon.
      Since it’s holiday time in China, and almost 80 percent of the population is migrating and visiting family, there’s a lull in new shipments from most factories. That’ll give the US west-coast dock workers and customs people the breather they need to process the current backlog of freighters loitering in the Pacific.

      • David Hazell

        Damn, your comment is way better than mine, and useful too! You’re bound to win a pair! Bravo!

  • Tammy Kidd

    I would love to win your products because they mean warm weather is coming! I’m so tired of ice and snow! I cannot wait until wearing your line of shoes is not only acceptable but comfortable and won’t result in frostbite!

  • Loy

    I have very wide toes. Years of barefoot running on the beach as a kid. I think the Z-Trek will be perfect for me. Do they come in pink? 🙂

    • Sadly, Pink was not one of our best-sellers, so no Pink Z-Trek at the moment (that doesn’t mean you can’ Pink-ify yours somehow, though! 😉 )

  • Rebekah Johnson

    Um…why WOULDN’T I want the new Z-Treks? I love my current Clouds and Ventures, but the Z-Trek’s extreme lightness and patent-pending easy lacing system will clearly improve my ability to adhere to the time-tested maxim “outrun your friends” when bears attack. While my luckless compatriots are adjusting their older Xeros or, worse, strapping on shoe coffins–er, hiking boots, I’ll have slipped my Z-Treks on, tugged ’em tight, and left the campsite.

  • Josh Meyer

    I’ve wanted a good barefoot sandal for years, but never found the right pair. The Z-Trek looks perfect!

  • I had a pair of Amuri venture but left them behind somewhere, and now I haven’t got any and I might cry if I don’t get some more. And nobody wants to see a hairy Aussie crying…

  • C-Dog

    I need a new set of Sandals and the security provided in the heel on the new models looks like something I could really use. I’ve had to modify (or toss) quite a few pairs of huaraches cause my heel slips 🙁

  • Danielle Renée Hall

    I have two pairs of Xero shoes so far! Would LOVE to try the new ones, they look gorgeous!

  • Arthur Tam

    The new strapping system and nothing between the toes make this ideal. No more chaffing between the toes and no bump under the ball of the toe where the knot was! yah!

  • Michael Palmer

    I’ve had a couple pair of Xero shoes since before they were Xero shoes, and I still wear them every chance I get! I love the connection I feel with my environment in them, like I get to walk around barefoot all day! They are awesome, light-weight, easiest packing shoes ever. I would love to try some of the newer models, but I’d also love to get a couple more of the originals. Thanks for the great product. Oh, and Mr. Wonderful doesn’t know what he is talking about!

  • Sean Duggan

    I like my existing DIY Xero sandals, but the sole is a bit floppy due to the size of my feet, so I like the idea of a strap that will span across the top of my feet.

  • Grzegorz

    I already have 3 pairs of Xero shoes and I am an ambassador of this brand among my friends. I live in cold Scotland, so I only have a real chance to wear them couple of months a year. But whenever I go to regions bit closer to the equator I have my Ventures and 4mm Contacts with me. The latter pair has been with me in Egypt, Birma, India, Sri Lanka, Spain and Italy. This year both pairs are going to help me visit Morocco.
    I would gladly try the sporty version of Xeros, as for now I use the fivefingers for my weekly running routine, and sometimes it is waaaay too hot for my feet.

  • Dawn Hand

    I’m so excited for the new lacing! Those look awesome and I can’t wait to get some!!! I love my Xero shoes, but getting the lacing just right has been a challenge! These look great!!! Will you make them in purple???

  • Trent Milam

    So very wow

  • Dwight

    So I can forget I’m wearing them!!

  • mymessymanger

    I would LOVE to win these! I have a pair of Connects and I wear them all summer long. My husband and I travel to Malawi once a year, and are moving with our 4 kids to live there in a couple of years to run a school and mobile medical clinic. These look like they would be PERFECT for life there. From a walk to the market to 2-hour hike up a mountain to a isolated village with no road access (seriously), these look like they would cover it all.

  • Alisa Kline

    I live in the original Xero shoes all summer (and in Houston, that is a long time), but I’ve had the knots wear out on me in the worst places (like on a two mile hike in the Galapagos). They are the best beach running shoes ever. I ordered a pair with the toe posts, but I could never get them adjusted as well as I could with the original, so I bought some toe posts and retro-fitted the original. Back to bliss. I want to try the new ones because they will probably make me as deliriously happy as all your products have and they look as though the around the heel part won’t be as prone to slipping as the original is while running. Barefoot forever!

  • Steve Rosman

    I am not going to get fancy, and I am not as tech savvy as many of the others. So, here is my straight answer. I have purchased your sandals before and love them. As a chiropractor and acupuncturist, I practice what I preach and wear my barefoot running shoes and xero sandals all the time here in Florida – – I mean 12 months per year. I like it when patients and others who are curious ask me about “what the hell I am wearing.” It gives me the chance to model real health for them, to educate them about “why I am wearing what the hell I am wearing”, and to encourage conversation about biomechanical/kinetic chain full body health and wellness through the foundation of “shoe” selection.

  • William Heaps

    I need sandals for river crossings and camp shoes during my 211 mile hike on the JMT this summer. This product is lightweight and won’t feel like a brick on my foot like Chacos. I NEED this to be in my pack.

    • Scott Johnson

      dude mine are my hiking shoes the most valuable thing i have backpacking here in the south east best of luck on the JMT it is on my list

  • Z-Trek looks like it will be great for any kind of outdoor activity, from rock scrambling to runnning to just walking the dog. I love the idea of having such close ground-feel.

  • Jon

    The Z-treks look awesome. And if they perform as well as the other XeroShoes that I’ve purchased in the past, they will be a welcomed addition to my collection 🙂

  • Adellamae

    I have a pair of Xero shoes that I wear all summer long–like I NEVER put any other shoe on from when it’s warm enough to not freeze the piggies til it’s cold enough to freeze said paws. I’d love to be able to share these shoes with my husband whose need for orthotics has already been resolved through barefoot shoes to have these in the summer.

  • jake

    The Z-Trek looks like the perfect sandal for me to run in, get crazy in, flee from society and live in the wilderness, reading and training like a warrior-poet for the day when I will be sought out to handle Nazi-zombies. Bruce Willis will get the call:

    President of the USA: “Bruce we need your help to take down the super-intelligent Nazi-zombies!”

    Bruce Willis: “I wish I could Mr. President, but I’m getting to old. Did you see Die Hard 5? I was struggling, man.”

    POTUS: “Who will save us!”

    Bruce Willis: “I know of a guy. Actually, I know of his legend. The guys is a ghost, but if we find him, we just might save humanity. We just need some good Scotch, guns………and to pray.”

    POTUS: “I’ll bring the booze. You get the guns.”

    Bruce Willis: “Yes, sir.”

  • Matt Seguin

    I’m basically an ambassador to xero shoes already, as they are just about all I wear year round. I work at a public aquarium and I’m constantly directing people of all types – tourists, visiting scientists, fellow outdoor enthusiasts, etc to your website. I probably have a dozen pair of Xero’s already, and I’d love to add Z-trek Xeros to my stable of barefoot shoe choices.

    • Matt Seguin

      If you have a pair of big shoes to give away, I’d love if you sent them my way.

  • Cheryl Scanlon

    I so want a pair of these…….I have the earlier version but have been unable to get them fitting probably. I have been so disappointed as I love them and think they are the best barefoot shoe!

  • Zachary Bergen

    I have one of your original Xero shoes (I mean the VERY first edition) and some competitors sandals. I’d like to do a comparison of your with theirs. Your sandals have evolved to the point where comparison with what I have is meaningless so I’d like to give the latest Xeros a try.

  • josep ruiz

    because I like hiking in my venture xero shoes, but i think i’ll be more comfortable without the toe rubber thing

  • Allison

    I bought some ventures last year and I really wanted to love them but I haven’t found the sweet spot yet…Hoping these new ones will work out a little better for me!

  • Robert

    I want to win the new Xeros because I love my old ones, but have been looking for the perfect minimalist mud-running shoe. I think this is the one!

  • Jared Leach

    Wow! I so want the Z-trek because I really enjoyed my first pair of Xeroshoes althought I couldn’t get my tie just right. I LOVE my Teva’s. I really wanted to get chacos but they were a little too stiff. The Teva’s are great…but they are a little too bulky, and supportive for me trying to maintain a barefoot gate transition and foot strength, aside from having a messed up ankle from all the running I did in the Air force and boots that we wore.. that really makes barefoot the only way to go. I feel like when I set foot in the Z-trek I will feel like Goldilocks, justttt right!

  • Heather

    I want a pair of Z-Trek because I love the barefoot shoe concept and have always wanted a Xero shoe to work for me, but just can’t get the toe strap to be comfortable for me. I’ve been using other barefoot style shoes, but nothing that looks as perfect as these. I’m trying to increase the amount of time that I spend backpacking in extremely minimal shoes and would love to give these a shot. I have trips planned to Spain, Scotland, Sweden and New Zealand this year alone.

  • Joseph Matson

    I love my old pair of Xeros, they’re so convenient and it’s really nice being able to feel the ground when I’m hiking instead of feeling like I’m just walking on rubber mats. The only problem I had with them is that the cords dig into my feed when it’s cold and I have trouble getting the sizing right when I put them on. The Z-Trek looks like it fixes every problem I have ever had with the originals. They look like the perfect shoe!

  • Barefoot has given me freedom in my run. No more fearing “doing too much” or pushing too hard. I’ve been let loose to run freely and let my feel tell me how fast, how far, how high to run. I’ve embraced the perturbed looks and even shared the barefoot “gospel” to those willing to listen (instead of, or in addition to, laughing).

    A blistering 100 degree day threw me a curve ball. My run was short, but not short enough. The asphalt blistered my soles and left me immobile for days.

    Enter Xero Shoes. Freedom to run on the hottest day Texas could throw my way. No more heat blisters, no more freezing feet.

    Xero shoes has extended the freedom of barefoot running to every day of the year , rather than the “60% of the time” I lived by before.

    Why Amuri Z-Trek? That’s why.

    Oh, and because they look awesome and I’d love a toe-strap-free minimalist sandal.

  • I live in my Xero shoes, except during water activities, especially canoeing. The one problem I have had with huaraches is the minimal points of contact aren’t enough when moving through water or dealing with moving water — the flexibility that I love becomes a detriment as the sandal folds over. That “was” the one advantage the other sandals had. Looks like the Z-Trek maybe my new water shoe, can’t wait to try.

  • Jake L.

    I initially bought Xeros for running. Ended up wearing them almost every day (weather permitting) and got another pair for running just so that I can have something different. Best sandal I’ve ever worn just because of how simple they are.

  • Kevmo

    danihí yah-tay-go-e-elah ké

  • I have been running barefoot/minimalist for 3.5 years now. Last year I ran 3500 km’s and did 9 Marathons 3 of them were done in 3 days. I would love to test these shoes out and see how they chalk up to other minimalist shoes.

  • Peter

    I want a pair of Z-trek because this Vibram lawsuit is getting WAAAAAAAAYYY too expensive for me to keep up. I need a pair of durable, relatively inexpensive minimalist shoes to keep up appearances.
    Or just because the first three pairs of Xeros I had got stolen by various family members.

  • padraig

    Love Xero’s! Why? Because my feet said so! Been wearing since 2013. Made my first pair, then got the venture, then upgraded to the cloud. I have ran in them, hiked in them, and my feet have gotten stronger, my back thanks me every day. As a bonus I get to jump in puddles and not have to worry about wet feet all day. Can your “shoes ” do that? I once met the “most interesting guy” in the world and guess what? He was interested in my Xero’s. When I am running races, I hear people bragging about their running shoes, I roll my eyes, and tell them I am so bad ass, I don’t need shoes. My feet are my running shoes!

  • Jeremy Smith

    Ooh, this is the first time I’ve seen the cloud and the venture. I have some Contacts that I’ve worn for a few years and I enjoy them, but it is tough to get the sizing correct and I keep having issues with the cord breaking at the knot underneath. The new strap system looks really promising. The Z-trek looks like a great all around sandal, too.

  • Stephen Appel

    I love my Xero Shoes because I can feel barefoot but still be considered socially acceptable at the restaurants! I want the new Z-Trek because in Fargo, ND it’s only warm for a few months and I intend to fully enjoy the warmth on my feet while I can!

  • Chuck

    Im starting triathlon training and want these for the run

  • Claude Chandler II

    Xero shoes helped me love running again. No longer do I have to worry about knee pain when I decide to go for a random 15 mile run (happens a lot more lately) and if I could wear my xero shoes at work I would in an instant. I’m moving to Australia soon to pursue my PhD and since I won’t have a car or bike, the new Z-treks are just what I need to get around town and I can’t wait to get the first pair.

  • karen LTD

    ..Z Trek?….Z sandal looks Z-licious…check it out …Z what I’m talkin’ ’bout…

  • Jim Graham

    Look, at age 55 and still silly enough to line up for some truly crazy trail races and runs here in the rock-ribbed hills of mighty New Hampshire, I need every break I can get. Plus, there’s only so many things a guy my age can actually do to make the young whippersnappers jealous. So, yeah, I think a pair of those spiffy new Z-Treks would do the trick on both counts — keep me on the trails, and at least looking cool, swarthy and light-of-foot. Love your shoes, and wear the 2 pairs of original Xeros around all summer.

  • Brent Borgemeister

    I ordered my Xero’s at the beginning of last summer. I’ve been wearing Chaco’s for several years and nothing else, and the Xero’s left my Chacos on the shelf all summer long. The first time I ran in my Xeros, on pavement, I was blown away. I’ve never tried barefoot running and ran for over a mile- it was the best feeling of my life! I’m hitting the Appalachian Trail in April for a thru hike and would love for the Z-Trek to be a part of my kit!

  • Sammn

    I live barefoot as much as I can, not only for the ease of running around, but I also have Morton’s Nuroma in both feet – years ago I found out that when I wore “normal” shoes, my FEET hurt, the ball of my foot felt like a bruise and it just got worse and worse. Then one day it hit me – when I was walking around at home BAREFOOT or in flip-flops (before I knew better) my feet either didn’t hurt or hurt considerably less. Hunting up various “barefoot” styles and types, I quickly found these types of foot ware allowed me to wear something with very little pain. I’d love to get a sandal type pair that I know won’t cause pain and I can enjoy in the warm VA summer months at the office. It’s been interesting during these years explaining to people when they notice my strange foot ware. I’m converted a few runners and weights lifters, plus I am noticing more and more people willing to try anything if it will help with their pain. (Side effect of barefoot type foot ware for me – eased my knee, hip & lower back pain as well as giving me the ability to walk without pain).

  • Nick Hylands-White

    After 2 years constant use the side lace loop broke on my ventures! They were back in use minutes later with the help of a zip tie, and haven’t let me down since…but it would be nice to get them replaced with a shiny new pair.

  • I am so stoked to see the Z-trek! It looks like just the right thing for me, though I wish it came in the hunter green for men. I am awfully fond of the Sensori Ventures I wear whenever I can, but I do like a strapped sandal a little more than a laced one. Still I would love to try out the new patent pending system. If I could, I guess I’d ask for one of each!

  • Travelling Lite

    My husband hates to have a strap between his toes, so has carried his heavy strapped sandals on trips for years. He’s going to be THRILLED to see these. Will you have them for kids too? (hoping, hoping….!)

    • We were JUST talking about kids ZTs… not immediately, but we’re working on it.

  • Alan Ivan

    I love the feel you still get. It is just like being barefoot when you can’t be barefoot. They are by far the best barefoot shoe I have found that doesn’t limit movement.

  • Michael Wall

    I’ve loved walking and running in my Xeros and Invisible Shoes for years. I would love to win a new pair because my last pair was lost when I left them on the roof of my car and took my wife and 3 daughters (one of whom is pictured with me in your photo-montage logo!) for a spin to look at Christmas lights. Since then, I’ve had to wear shoes. 🙁 This makes me sad, especially when I shop at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. My bearded hippie self is welcomed warmly there, but I feel like a traitor without my Xeros. Help me realize my full hippie potential!

  • Andrew Becker

    Our feet weren’t made for shoes!

  • Kendra

    Ooo shoes! I love that you finally have a premade shoe that doesn’t have a toe post. I wear compression stockings so I can’t use a toe post most of the time.

  • Abe Wagner

    Fantastic!!!

  • BungeDadX5

    I love Xero Shoes! I am fortunate to live near the beach. So I wear my Xero Shoes all year long while chasing my five kids around, riding bikes, hiking, going to the beach, walking the dog, and any other activities that anyone does while going about their daily business. I often get questions about how comfortable they are, and I always let people know they are the only shoes I ever wear. Thank you for such terrific products and incredible customer service!

  • Michelle

    I’d love to try the new lacing system! I absolutely love my Amuri Clouds–they were the only shoe I needed on my exploration of Hawaii in January–but I find getting the right fit challenging. The Z-Trek also looks very intriguing.

  • Brett Harris

    I think my wife would really like that they are more like a standard sandal

  • Kyle

    I really want to get back into running and I think a new pair of Xeros would be a great start. My last pair got thrown away by my wife because she thought they were ruined.

  • I want to win these shoes because I intend to place in every race I run this season! With Xero shoes I can finally run without pain and train without taking off large chunks of time because of plantar faciitis.

  • Bryan Natusch, DC

    Ultralight, barely there AND ultratough , barefoot feel, YES Please!

  • Harris Banneck

    I want this Z-Trek because this is my ideal sandal!

  • I’m going to be using my Xeros around camp when I start the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail next week and transition into hiking in them later on the trip. The Z-Trek would be great to test out on the trail as my main shoe.

  • Steven Grajeda

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH! – How I feel when I am running in my Amuri XERO shoes!

    • Steven Grajeda

      Oh yea, my middle school students are always curious about my “chanclas” and why I walk around barefoot.

  • Justin H.

    I love my Xero Shoes – I’ve put a couple hundred miles on the ones I’ve got, but my biggest issue has always been sliding when they get wet/muddy, and the toe pinch on rough downhills. For this reason, I mainly use them for light trails and road running. These look like something I could more comfortably take into the mountains and on more technical trails! I love the feel and weight of my current pair so much that I’ve been hesitant to spend more money on other toe-post free huaraches. I’m looking forward to getting a pair of these bad boys and getting dirty!

  • I. Anderson

    I love how easy to store/pack they are! They are quite flat or they can roll up in a compact bundle. And you can’t beat how lightweight they are and the ground feel you get with them!

  • Davey Akin

    Because I had knee pain after running six miles in those “Toe Shoes” and they started wearing out quickly like after 150 miles. So honestly I was doing a search for the most long lasting running shoe and Xeroshoes popped up. Since I have gotten them I have run two Marathons and over 1600 miles in them without knee pain. I used to have to think about my form. With Xero shoes I didn’t have to think about it. I could actually feel the ground and feel like I have good form now! After running as many miles as I have I feel like I have given them good use. I really want and can’t wait to try the new xero Trek. The one kinda like a Chaco but looks better! I think I would love the strap system! Would love to take these on my next few marathons and let you know what I think

  • Aaron

    I wear barefoot shoes for the fashion statement

  • Brandon Furnish

    I have had mild scoliosis and sciatic nerve damage for 3 years now which has caused me to quit some of my physical activities such as jujutsu and crossfit. I’ve been a runner all my life but with my back problems a simple 5k became painful. While researching ways to improve my condition and alleviate the pain I came across barefoot running. I chose to purchase Xero shoes (4mm) because of the biomechanically identical barefoot form you retained while running in them. After only 3 months of running in them I can run a 10+k, and my 5k times are comparable to my high school days of running cross country. I have since ordered 4 more pairs (3 for me and one for my wife) and am now training for my first marathon. I would love to win a pair of Z-Treks! I only wear my Xero shoes now!

  • Looks like a great new product; I’m looking forward to the 5+ feet of snow outside to melt so I can start using my huaraches, having a new pair would be great, my originals are showing a bit of wear.

  • la2161

    Hi Steven, I would love the opportunity of trying out Xeros. I am not a runner (used to be an avid and competitive tennis player, but had to quit because of bad knees) but I go barefoot or wear flip flops whenever possible – even in very cold temperatures. I love idea of ‘naked feet;’ feels so incredibly free and natural to me. Xero shoes look like the perfect alternative to going barefoot. By the way, you probably don’t remember, but I took your picture for the Boulder Daily Camera many years ago – I think it was back 1994. I was a photo intern and you were running a computer startup business. The picture of you was one of my first assignments at the Camera. I later went on to be a staff photographer for the paper from 1995-1997. I still remember that assignment – as an intern just starting out, I was nervous, but you made me feel incredibly at ease, which was certainly appreciated.

  • The new Z-trek looks great. I saw you on Shark Tank and ordered up a kit. I loved them, but have trouble getting the looping to fit well enough for running. I can absolutely imagine running in the Z-trek. Since I need to replace a set of dead Teva sandals, the timing is perfect. 🙂

  • Paulus

    The Xero shoes to me act like an adaptable skin which connect with my own. They allow me to feel connected to the earth from which I am made of, this in my own experience allows me to “feel” my connection to humanity as a whole. They are minimal yet complete. Xero shoes are a holistic shoe, I feel the Love in the design and intention in them –

    I “feel the world”

    Gratitude and big Love

    Paul

  • Amber Sexton

    Xero Shoes are my favorites, and I always get lots of compliments. I’ve sent many people to your website! I’m very excited to try the Z-Trek!

  • LynzM

    The first weekend I had my Xeros, I wore them climbing all over the rocks on the shore of Ogunquit, ME. It was quite a trust-building experience, that these tiny sandals could handle that kind of terrain, and that I could move safely in them! Fell in love with them and haven’t looked back since. Running, hiking, boating, they’re awesome. Can’t wait for warm enough weather again! I’d love to try a pair that have a bit more structure, as well, so that I have options depending on context.
    If you’re curious to see where we were doing this exploring, check out this short vid… http://youtu.be/4OAfgC4p9-E

  • Justin Lane

    I love xero shoes because they’re light enough to feel like you’re not wearing anything and strong enough to really protect my feet.

  • Julie

    I have Amuri Cloud and though they are great, I do have a hard time adjusting them. As I have extra short toes ( a podiatrist once laughed at them in front of me 😉 ), I would probably need a bigger size to get the toe post at the right spot. Xero shoes without toe posts?!? Life is wonderful!

  • Liane

    Like the new design!

  • Vickie Casey

    Ever since I was a kid I loved being barefoot so when I discovered Xero shoes it was a dream come true but sometimes the laces still get uncomfortable or rub when I’m sweaty I think the stap is a great idea and a bit more stylish too!!

  • Cheminant

    Because I lost my old Xeroshoes at a hotel. I love them and my feet weep bitterly each night that they can’t embrace their old friends.

  • Doris LeVasseur

    I would love to have a pair, I have small feet and trying to get shoes that fit is almost impossible unless I go the the children’s dept., and even then they don’t fit. I go barefoot 50% of the time because shoes are uncomfortable and these I think would be great. Please let me win lol.

  • Patrick Hendrix

    I need another pair of xeroshoes because I run in mine so much that they are wearing out. Wearing my xeroshoes, I took third place overall in a race on New Years Day in Hawaii.

  • Katie

    I want to start running in sandals – after the snow melts! Love walking around in my xeros, they are so comfy!

  • Warren

    Bought some sandals back when they were invisible shoes, loved the feel but never got used to the strap between my toes. They’ve sat on my shelf ever since, and I wear my FiveFingers most of the time. These new Z-Trek look like just what the doctor ordered! Can’t wait to give ’em a try.

  • Shannon

    Those look great!

  • Katja Hörnling

    I would love to get my hands on these new Z-trek shoes. If that’s the case then I would be able to use my “ordinary” Xeros outdoor and these new pair indoor, at work. Just wish we had longer season for running outdoor as I live in the northern, cold and snowy, part of Sweden. I do run outdoor all year round but unfortunately not in my Xeros because of the low temperature.

  • Ed

    Less is more! I love barefoot sandals, I’m looking forward my new Z-Trek!

  • Kathleen Giesting

    I love the feel of bare feet but hate flip-flops. These look like the greatest thing since — well — the original Xero sandals. I can’t wait to get a pair!

  • SD

    Because barefoot is the way to better health! It has changed my life after 2 knee surgeries. What better way then Z-Trek and Xeros!?

  • Jeff Ford

    I love the feeling of being barefoot. After years of being heavy, I was just convinced I couldn’t run, that I somehow wasn’t build for it. Taking of my shoes was the immediate key. It changed my stride, and I’ve been running pain-free ever since. I’ve incorporated the barefoot/minimal shoe into my weightlifting, and even my work attire. I love my Xero shoes, but admittedly have a tough time with the adjustments. A pair of Z-trek’s sounds like just the ticket. I can’t wait to take them out on some trails, or on a kayak trip!

  • Roger Margerison

    I’ve had some temporary difficulty with mobility. Bending my legs to tie shoes was difficult. During this time my Xero Shoes were a life saver. They are comfortable, cool in summer and very easy to get on and off. They were my walking shoes and now I am anxiously waiting for summer to wear them again. The Z-trek looks like it will be great addition to the weight loss arsenal. I look forward to wearing them.

  • Tyler Landis

    I bought the original xero shoes 2 summers ago while working at a summer camp, everyone was wearing chaco’s but i wanted something lighter for my feet, i found xero while googling barefoot sandals, and couldn’t have been more happy with my purchase. they called me lady sandals all summer long, but i was proud to wear the name haha

  • Vicki Romines Timney

    Due to a former injury I can no longer drive a car and use my Xero sandals to walk everywhere. The Z-trek appear to be a lightweight but sturdy shoe that can stand up to the literally hundreds of miles I commute (by foot) per year. Another outstanding Xero product!

  • Brenda Browning

    I have both a do-it-yourself kit and a pair of the Sensori ventures. I’m one of the ones that had difficulty getting them to fit just right, but I still wear them all the time and love them. The fact that this one seems easier to adjust and doesn’t have a toe post is very appealing to me. Thank you for the chance to win a pair!

  • Bobbie

    I’m no elite athlete by any means, but after research and personal experience (I’m also a physical therapist and “mom coach”), am totally committed to barefoot running and “freeing our feet” to do what they were designed to do. Having wide feet and stubby toes makes it next to impossible to find ANY shoes that are truly comfortable; I used to settle for shoes that are just “less painful”. My Xero’s are the ONLY shoes that I can wear for hours (walking/running/standing around) and not have sore feet. In fact, I have run 1/2 marathons and 10k’s in my Xero’s, and just smile as relatives shake their heads in wonder. I would love more opportunities to talk to people about the benefits of barefoot running – as well as the Xero Shoe product – and those opportunities best present themselves when I’m wearing them. (People frequently stop and ask me about them; my favorite time is after I come across the finish line!) I am very interested in trying the new styles, since I am constantly wearing through the laces of my old DIY pair, even with shoe Goo on ’em…and I’d like to see if the new styles maybe feel a little less “floppy”. Thanks for making my feet HAPPY!

  • Linda Buffy

    wearing your xero sandals helped my left injured knee to heal 2 summers ago. I need new laces this summer as they are worn out . I would love to try out this kind of new xero as it look so easy to wear. 🙂

  • Dietrich

    Z-trek is what I was waiting for in able to wear socks and waterproof gaitors like the Arcteryx Drysock in cold and wet weather while still keeping ultralight

  • Ramzali Akhiar

    I want these shoes because Xeroes are just absolutely amazing, got my fist pair a few months back and they have been on my feet everywhere I go. Amazingly comfortable, and super duper light. Being in south east asia where it rains quite frequently, Xeroes are absolutely perfect to get around. My feet have never been stronger, I do martial arts and wearing these instead of the usual sport shoes to train has greatly improved my agility and speed. With the new Z-trek I can train with even greater effectiveness and look good doing it too. Plus I also want to turn heads, since people don’t really know of Xeroshoes here, people always ask me about them, and with these, it’ll be even better. Who knows, maybe i’ll be next big trendsetter 😉

  • la2161

    Hi Steven, I would love the opportunity of trying out Xeros. I am not a runner (used to be an avid and competitive tennis player, but had to quit because of bad knees) but I go barefoot or wear flip flops whenever possible – even in very cold temperatures. I love idea of ‘naked feet;’ feels so incredibly free and natural to me. Xero shoes look like the perfect alternative to going barefoot. By the way, you probably don’t remember, but I took your picture for the Boulder Daily Camera many years ago – back 1994. I was a photo intern and you were running a computer startup business. The picture of you was one of my first assignments at the Camera. I later went on to be a staff photographer for the paper from 1995-1997. i still remember that assignment – as an intern just starting out, I was nervous, but you made me feel incredibly at ease, which was certainly appreciated.

  • Karen Voorhees-Langlois

    I really want to try these shoes. I have MS and have sensation/numbness issues with my feet. Only when I am barefoot can I truly feel the floor/ground. Unfortunately I can’t go barefoot everywhere I go so I would love to try these and still feel like I am barefoot.

  • Michael K.

    My first run in classic Xero shoes, i’ll never forget. I have never been particularly athletically inclined in my life. Building running skills and updating lifestyle habits has been a challenging learning process. “Barefoot” running has helped. I’ve tried a number of different minimal style shoes, and liked running in them well enough. The day I got my Xeros I couldn’t wait to cut em out, punch em out and strap em on and give them a spin. I took them for a romp in the Wissahickon Valley gorge on my favorite trails. The feel of the trail beneath my feet, all new, soft silent steps on warm sandy single track, and then, unbridled joy climbing a hill that I had before face with dread, weightless feet flying up the grade. I laughed out loud then and wax rhapsodic now. I stopped on top of my favorite promontory, Mother Rinker’s Rock, to enjoy the sun and checked out my feet, all well. Checked out the huaraches and for a moment, thought i saw a galaxy of stars in the sparkling mica rich dust that coated feet and sandals. I can’t wait until the Wiss. thaws out. So, that’s why I fell in love with my Xeros. If i won a pair of Xeros I could share the love with someone else!

  • Adrienne

    I want to give the new z-trek shoes to my mother who has had problems finding comfortable shoes for years and will not try anything that goes between her toes.

  • Charlotte

    LOVE at first sight…and it wasn’t a man!!! It was the new Xero shoes! After having foot surgery any and all shoes are too painful to wear but these will allow me to finally leave my house again! I’ve been cooped up for 3 months now and have one more to go!! Please help set me free? Or I fear I’ll never see the light of day again…this is almost as bad as prison!!! HELP!!!! I think I’ve got cabin fever and Xero is the only cure they tell me?!

  • Julia

    I love the new style of the Z-Trek! They look just like Teva’s or Chaco’s, but without all the extra support and hassle! I love being barefoot, and Xero Shoes give me the same feel, but with more protection. I have the Venture and can’t wait to try the new styles! I’m a new Xero fan, but I’m here to stay.

  • Will

    My Invisible/Xeros are my go to winter running shoes here in the Pacific northwest, but it will be great to use the new version with warm wool socks for the really cold weather. I even envision using them winter camping. Instead of putting on cold ski boots in the morning, I could slip stuff sacks over my wool socks, put on the sandals, and tie the stuff sacks up on my lower legs like gaiters to keep the snow out.

  • Corey Eckel

    Anything that can protect my feet but still allow me to get closer to the way nature intended us to run is good by me. Sign me up!

  • Can’t wait to get these! 😀

  • Elena

    I live in San Diego so these would be on my feet 24/7/365. Everyone would want to know about them and I would tell them how wonderful they are.
    So, I’m in!

  • Mark Lofquist

    i’m impressed!

  • I love the fact that they have the style and look that might finally convince my in-laws to get a pair. They are die-hard chaco fans, and I cringe when I see them knowing how stiff the soles are.

  • K. Hamilton

    Ummm, because they seem amazing? Is there more that needs to be said?

  • Larissa

    I actually want to win these for my husband—he’s down with minimalist footwear, but hates the idea of the toe post. I love the idea of his seeing the amazingness for himself of Xero shoes!!

  • BTW, for the existing Amuri owners among us, can we get the improved lacing system independently?

    • We’ll have a “retrofit kit”, but not right away (the parts are stuck on the ocean at the moment)

      • Justin

        Understandable.

  • R.R. Starr

    The widget isn’t working quite right. I shared the giveaway on FB and it didn’t accept it. =( As for the answer to your question: I already have a pair of the Cloud style. I really like them, but would prefer a style without the post between the toes. The new style looks very comfy!

  • Shalonne Werthessen Halstead

    I love my DIY sandals but would love to have some minimalist shoes that look a little nicer than my hack job. Thanks!

  • Brian Slusher

    This new product looks great! I already own two pairs of xero shoes the 6mm and the 4mm. They were the best purchases I’ve made in the last few years. I’ll be adding these to my collection for sure.

  • Dan Maxfield

    The new Z-Trek is a cool addition to the Xero Soes family. I like my current Amuri Clouds and would love to have the new lace system. I guess if I don’t win a pair here, I will be investing in some Z-Treks and the new Amuri Clouds. I might need to get another job to fuel my Xero Shoe addiction. Thanks for making a great product.

  • Brandon

    I’m currently in school to be a personal trainer. I’ll be training out of my home & garage at first, and as a barefoot runner / one who likes to be barefoot as much as possible; I plan to incorporate barefoot and minimalist footwear training with my clients. I would be honored to become an affiliate with Xero, and what better way to promote Xeros than me wearing them during training sessions as well as when I’m out and about networking and marketing for my business?

    I’m also going to Jamaica in April and in need of a new pair of minimalist sandals to wear while I’m there; especially on the excursions (zip-lining, hikes to waterfalls, nude beach [oh sorry, I’ll be barefoot for that one], etc…). As much as I’d like to be barefoot the entire time, most excursions require footwear. So if I have to wear footwear, then I want something minimal, durable, functional, and open so my feet can breath and take in the Jamaican sunshine. But I don’t want just any minimalist sandal. I want something that’s going to stand up to the excursions and still look nice enough to wear to the restaurants. The Z-Treks look like they would be perfect for this and I would have plenty of opportunities to test their durability, functionality, and comfort. I’ll also have a GoPro with me and would love to share my adventures of me wearing my new pair of Z-Treks in Jamaica with Xero.

    Being a barefoot runner in Colorado, I can’t always run outdoors when I’d like. I do have access to an indoor facility, but of course, shoes are required to be worn there. This is where the Z-Treks would allow me to continue running almost barefoot. And you’d think that on days when it snows here that boots would be an everyday accessory to what I wear, but not this guy. I’m either barefoot or in sandals and have yet to wear anything more than flip flops this winter. However, I’d much rather be wearing some Z-Treks, so feel free to choose me so that I can brave the cold in style.

  • Sharon Ritenour

    I have two pairs of Xero Shoes and I love them! They are the first sandals that I love so much I wear socks with them so I can continue wearing them in the winter. I can’t wait to try the new version!

  • Jen

    My WHY: I would love to win a pair of Z-Trek shoes because I love to run, and I love to run barefoot on my treadmill, but when I am on the streets I do not love rocks, glass, or dog poop on my precious soles! Help me Xero Shoes!

  • Brian

    I want the Z-Trek because I have bounced between Chaco Unaweep Z/1s and Xero Shoes Contacts as daily-wear sandals. I love the strapping system of Chacos; not only is it comfortable, but it’s socially acceptable to wear them where I am. Unfortunately, the built up arch, cushioned footbed, and raised heel fail to engage the small muscles of my foot. Moreover, the raised heel shortens my achilles to an uncomfortable degree. The Xero Shoes Contacts help me build up my arch in a healthy manner. I need this because of knee issues. Further, the lack of a raised heel ensures that my achilles stays stretched. However, it has the downside of being a rather eccentric style, one that often stands out in a counterproductive manner in my social environment. The Z-Trek seems to combine the important aspects of both of these shoes in a way that satisfies my needs. It’s strapping system looks comfortable, adjustable, and almost as important, sufficiently within the social norms for dress in my work environment. Additionally, it has all of the aspects of the Xeroshoes Contacts that so endear the to me: zero drop, no cushion, and no support. These look like they could replace both sandals for my purposes of backpacking, biking/walking around the city, and walking through the rain (who wears shoes in the rain?!). Xeroshoes becomes Heroeshoes with this model!

  • Gregory Wurzel

    You can’t best 6 billion years of foot evolution.. But you can protect them!
    Thanks Xero!
    -Barefoot without the Bite-

  • RSeneli

    Love my Xero shoes… would love the Z-treks for the lacing system and sturdiness for “off roading” it!

  • Curator

    I have a lot of pain in my back, hips, legs, and feet, and normal shoes, even expensive ones, seem to always make things worse, but when i wear Xero shoes (got my first pair waaaay back, when they where invisible shoes…) its far easier on my legs and back, and reduces my pain considerably, so id really love to try the new ones and see how they stack up to the previous generations 🙂

  • Amy Hughes

    I want a pair of Z-Trek because I can wear socks with them! and because they are lightweight, and because they are comfortable.

  • Gil

    Why do I love Xeros? Well, because it’s like you are barefoot, but, like, you’re not. You know? But, yeah, seriously, it totally is like you are. But you’re not. Or are you? No.

  • Dave

    My favourite thing about the Xero sandals is the running form reminder – the slapping sound is a great wake-up call when my form falls off.

  • Gail Bernson

    I want to be comfortable and safe walking in streams. I love walking in streams!

  • C. Miller

    I have one of the original styles from when you were known as ‘Invisible Shoes’. I love them and get frequent comments about how cute they are (especially with the bright orange laces). I’ve worn out the toe knot underneath the sole a few times and had to relace them. So, the new advanced lacing systems look great to me!

  • Farmer John Jensen

    In March of 2014 I went in to the hospital with heart failure. When I got out nine days, I was a hundred pounds lighter and had trouble walking to the bathroom. I started walking and buildin up stamina, and I ordered a kit to make my own shoes to do it in. I’m coming up on a year now and the heart is back in fighting condition, and I have two pairs of Xeroshoes in my standard sartorial rotation still.

  • Ginger

    I bought 2 Xeros right after seeing them on Shark Tank. Love them. I wear them on the farm since barefoot isn’t really an option. Z-trek looks like another pair of shoes I will keep by the door for easy access!

  • Jaime

    I just went through surgery on both my feet, after being unable to wear flipflops for over a year. As I’ve been reading about my recovery, I have been reading that the firmer (ie. more barefooty) and wider shoes I use, the higher the likelihood that I will not have to endure this surgery again. As I embark on changing my shoes, Xeros seem to be exactly the new type of shoe I need to be wearing. I look forward to wearing and promoting them!

  • Gwen

    Running was never really my thing, even as a kid. As an adult, it was too difficult, not fun, and I flat out wondered WHY people would do it.. yet, I have had dreams my whole life of running; they were full of the rush and freedom that comes with using my own body to move me over the earth; eventually I decided to DO IT. I quickly found out just how awful it was to run in “running shoes,” so I took my shoes off and managed to lose a lot of skin from my soles, but I realized that without all the clunky nonsense on my feet, I was able to MOVE FREELY, feel my body, feel the ground, and I was having FUN. It was FROLICKING more than exercise! I spent the next month trying to figure out how to improve my form and protect my feet from abrasion; this included taping moleskin to the bottoms of my feet (which peeled off within 40 yards of track).

    I thought, “Why doesn’t someone make something that just covers the soles of your feet to protect them from abrasion?” … It wasn’t long after that I discovered Xero Shoes (then Invisible Shoes), and they were EXACTLY what I had been seeking! I have 3 pairs at this point, and I love them. I am a bit perfectionistic, and have trouble making concrete decisions to lock my laces in place using the Shoe Goo, so I have gotten a bit tired of fooling with my lacing. I haven’t been able to get the Venture as of yet, and now Z-Trek! It looks great, I like the wide straps, and it seems very easily adjustable for fit (which will be nice for me to get away from my lacing OCD). I can’t imagine Xero Shoes coming out with a product that I wouldn’t love. You guys have a great company, you are TRUE minimalists, and you guys are truly awesome because not only do you sell amazing ultra-minimalistic running sandals, you’re willing to simple tell people how to make them themselves without purchasing anything from you! You are good people, and it’s ethical businesses are where I want to invest my money. Keep up the good work you guys!

  • SLL

    not a very interesting reason, but a reason nevertheless: i have a toddler to chase around all day and i hate putting on shoes.

  • Emily Mills

    I love my xero shoes and wear them all the time, but the new Z-trek sandals look so polished and professional, and I love the flat straps since my one problem with the others was figuring out how to make them just tight enough to stay on without having the ropes dig into my skin after a mile or two. I’m so excited to have watched this company grow from the very beginning and am so impressed with the improvements of each new product design. Can’t wait to try out the Z-treks!

  • Hubert Campos Arce

    I love my Xeros (Amuri Venture), but the toe post botters me sometimes. Plus the wider straps look better IMO.

  • Karin Haaf

    What great idea ist this!!!
    As I have very long toes I always have problems to keep my Xeros right in place… It looks like the solution is found and I would really like to introduce the barefoot way of walking here in Germany…

  • Sarah A.

    We have LOVED your shoes since before they were called Xero Shoes!!! Barefoot shoes have saved my hubby’s arches and now we are both barefoot… as much as you can be in Wyoming. 😉 We have shared your shoes with everyone who notices them and we are even wearing them in a family picture that won first place!!! Thank you for your continual innovations! We can’t wait to try the new additions!

  • Chris

    Why Z-Trek? Because ‘merica.

  • Jill Lundell

    I love running, but hate shoes. My feet are too soft to run full on barefoot now so the Xero Clouds are my best friend in the summer. I would love to try the new model.

  • Luke Simmerman

    I think I would be a good candidate to try out the new Z-Trek for a couple reasons. First off I am new to the “barefoot” movement. After many many hours of research on human history, it pretty hard to argue with barefoot theology. My problem right now is I am training for my first marathon in April. As bad as I want to drop the shoes, I know with the mileage I am doing and with no previous barefoot running experience, I would most certainly get injured. My feet have been trapped in shoes for long, and after being babied for years they are most certainly weak. With that being said I have already received a pair of 4mm connects that I wear anytime I am not running to help strengthen my feet, so once the marathon is over a can ditch my shoes and start slowly running “barefoot” in the connects with some solid foot strength, and build up mileage from there.
    Also, because I am new, and believe firmly in the theology of being barefoot, I would give honest and educational reviews of the product if I was chosen. I have no doubt you made a great product here and would love to try them out ASAP! The one problem being, I have about 4,993 miles left on the warranty for your greatly made 4mm connect, so it would be some time before I can justify buying some more!!
    Keep up the good work Steven, and I hope to be hearing from you that I got picked to try them out!

  • Jason Richards

    Can’t wait to get these!

  • RunReadRun

    New Z-Trek look amazing. Will definitely be getting a pair–hopefully by winning a pair, but will definitely be buying if lady luck is not on my side. Not that the frequent stares and questions have ever bothered me, because the Xeroshoe line is so awesome and comfortable, but the new webbing looks like these sandals will be able to blend in better as everyday footwear.

  • Stephanie P.

    I want to receive the benefits of walking and running barefoot, without actually being barefoot!

  • Eric Wright

    My Xero hauraches are so comfortable I use them for nearly everything! Not only is the simplicity of the sandal good on my feet, I get compliments from friends and strangers. The rubber is long lasting and doesn’t trap odor or discolor from the street. I can’t wait to try the Z treks for my more serious hikes and ditch boots altogether! Thanks for freeing my feet 🙂

  • I want the Cloud so I can float on the ground.

  • Nathan Smith

    I have Xero reasons not to want the new XeroShoes Z-Trek.

  • Douglas Niel Corey

    Snow and ice? No problem. I’ve been wearing these bad boys (as shown in my profile pic) in all Colorado weather (that is as long as it doesn’t drop below 20), since 2011. With my toestrap lacing design, I welcome the floppiness, knowing that if I’m a little lazy, and I catch the toe, it’ll just fold under and won’t trip me up. I hate to retire this pair, but they are getting thin, and the more rugged trails that I run, are giving me discomfort.

  • TimberWolf

    I am barefoot nearly all the time…but if I “must” wear shoes, my go-to footwear is my Xeros because there just isn’t anything else I’ve found that is so close to barefoot. If I have to don footwear, I still want to feel like I am barefoot!!! My health and sanity require it. Seriously. Anyway, I would LOVE a pair of the new Z-Treks…if not for myself, then for my husband who NEEDS a pair of barefoot-friendly sandals. He suffers from a foot injury he sustained during active duty in the Air Force. He finds “minimalist” shoes help, but he likes to wear sandals when the weather warms up and his current pair is conventional type that causes foot imbalance and therefore pain (plus they are old and falling apart). So he often resorts to VFFs for casual wear. Please, PLEASE don’t make me suffer through another year of that! His feet get SO unbearably stinky in those! He has to remove them periodically to let the bones in his bad foot fall back into place, and I just about keel over! Imagine driving home 3 hours after spending an entire summer day at Cedar Point amusement park, smelling that horrific stench!!!! My son and I just about pass out! Please, for all that is good and holy…PLEASE have mercy on us and choose me for a pair of new Z-Trek Xeros so I can get them for my beloved hubby :).

  • Doreen

    I have short toes, so the standard placement of the toe loop doesn’t match my foot size. Translation, I have to size up to get a goto fit of the toe loop in your shoes. I’m going on a mission trip this summer to Haiti. I would love to wear your Z-Trek sandals. I believe they would be the best choice in comfort and fit for me.

  • Hermes_Huang

    I like how compactly they pack. No matter what bag or pack I’m carrying, I can always bring a pair. I can even just carry them around in my pockets!

  • Andrea Hefty

    I bought a ‘do it yourself’ pair and told my friend to buy a pair, which he did, right after your were on shark tank. Opened the box, tried to put them together…epic fail and haven’t touched them since. What a missed opportunity until now! These Z-trek look like the perfect solution to others, like me, who missed the boat on a rawer design. Well done and congrats on your intuitive design ideas!

  • Jeremy Newell

    I’ve been switching out ALL of my footwear for barefoot options – only my beloved Teva sandals remain, with no good replacement options – until now! I am stoked!!!

  • Chad

    Wow these are mostly long answers. I’d like a pair because they look cool and I’ll be glad to tell everyone who stops me (like wearing my vibram’s everyday) and asks about my sandals – where I got them and how comfortable they feel.

  • Jessica Kempe Dustin

    I absolutely LOVE my Xero shoes. I have gotten my family into them too. When we get together we refer to them as our “macrame sandals” and talk about how much we love them. I just purchased the venture and am so sad I didn’t wait a few months for the new model. My only complaint has been how they don’t stay tight when I go for my runs and it looks like the new lacing system is the answer. I would so LOVE a pair of the new ones. These really are just the best sandals. Everyone I encounter asks me about them and I just get so excited to tell them all about them. Love Xero shoes! I am a customer for life!

  • P David

    I’ve wanted a “Chaco strap style” sandal forever, but I can’t handle the Chaco arch. I’ve wished they would make a thinner and totally flat sole. I have your connect DIY sandals and LOVE that you’re making one with a thicker strap upper! Who needs Chacos now that we have Xero Z-Treks!

  • Shan Hartley

    I bought my first pair after my accident last year. In love with them!! I hike, run, shop, garden, you name it. Even in the snow. These shoes are the only thing that took my arch and heal pain away forever. I have tried to put on gym shoes and in 4 hours they are crying. (my feet) I love your shoes!! Thank you so much for them and the cool colors and designs. I would be so grateful if I could win another pair. So, so grateful. Thank you!

  • Ogr47

    Because I love the xero shoes that I’ve currently have but would love another pair.

  • Steve Hoskins

    I live in my Chacos about 9 months out of the year but even their more “minimalist” versions do not help me ‘feel the world’ or strengthen my feet for my passion – barefoot trail running. So, I am SO EXCITED to hear about the Z-Trek. I need a pair to “live in.” I am equally excited about the advancements and the forthcoming rollout to the 2015 Venture. Testimony to the 5,000 mile warranty – I still run in my original DIY Vibram Cherry Xeros. But the time has come to look to replace them and the innovations not only to the Venture footbed but the newly redesigned lacing system has me stoked for an even better and more dialed in fit. I am taking on some trail half and full marathons this summer and I can’t wait to run them barefoot in a new pair of Xeros.

  • BGRunner

    OK, this might be a different take… but here is my reason for wanting to try the new lacing or straps. I bought a pair of Venture’s a few months ago but find them heavy (compared to my competitor sandals) and very difficult to adjust. So much so, I have only worn them a couple of times. I have run almost 200 miles this year in my competitor sandals, so I have experience running in sandals, but I am always adjusting the strapping on those sandals too and they are looking worn out. I really like your enthusiasm and drive for making improvements. Any changes to lacing would be a big improvement! I wonder if I can purchase the new lacing system for my Ventures?

    • You will be able to buy a “retrofit kit,” but not right away. We’re waiting for the extra heel straps to get to us.

  • Ariel

    They’re just cool.

  • sean c

    they look great and i dont like big clunky sandals on my feet

  • marym

    I’ve tried the Xero’s and could never get the lacing right to keep the posts from rubbing me raw. The Z-trek look perfect!

  • Miki Chernyak

    I am physical therapist and I preach barefoot from medical, musculoskeletal, science backed stand point. I would love to have a xeros on my feet to show patients that its possible to have the advantages of barefoot without being looked at as a bum/hippy.. 🙂

  • Julia F

    I would love a pair of Z-Treks because if there’s one thing girls like, it’s shoe options, and my Contacts, along with my old diy Vibram cherrys, are the only shoes that have ever fit me well. I wear them April through November here in Buffalo, NY, even before all the snow melts. They keep the glass out of my feet when I’m running errands on foot around the city, and I don’t get in trouble going into stores barefoot anymore!

    I would like to know how wide the ladies’ version is across the ball of the foot, because my little size 6 feet hang off the sides of most sandals.

  • I’m so excited for all the changes and the new shoe!! I want to win!!!
    PS Can you please make a close toed version so I don’t get my feet rocky and dirty on the trail!! 🙂

  • Kal

    I’ve been running barefoot for a long time. I bought a pair of zero sandals for a race last year but I ended up running the race barefoot anyway. The sandals work quite well, however, they are insanely noisy. The front end keeps flapping on the pavement and making a terrible noise with every step. So I use it in the trails exclusively. I’m hoping this issue has been addressed in the new models.

  • Dorene Poe Robinson

    Because I LOVE my xero shoes!, however since I had surgery on my foot, it’s hard for me to wear any kind of shoes with something between the toes. So unfortunately I’ve been having to clunk around in tennis shoes, once again. They say it can take a year to completely heal, so I’m counting down the days!

  • jen

    I’m a barefoot babe all the way. 🙂

  • MichaelMontague

    Confession: I have a pair of Water shoes with the toes built-in, but I hate the crazy tan lines! These are a fantastic innovation! Beyond Lightweight, stored anywhere and they travel like a dream. I can’t wait to have some of these for the Beach and shorelines of the Dominican Republic for my daughter’s destination wedding coming up soon!

  • tubesfilledwithcats

    … because wearing uncomfortable shoes is as obnoxious as being chased by a pack of rabid wolverines.

  • mark from moab

    While i love my Xeros, i’ve never been 100% psyched on their fitment. I changed the stock cordage to parachute cord (flatter and more comfy), but still they don’t maintain adjustment. Part of why i’d gone back to a flip is the easy. I’d said to myself, “if I could just step into the Xero and not have to fiddle with fitment EVERY time….” AND now that I just got the email,, I see Steve has continued to refine and awesome-ify the xeros!!!
    thanks for the dedication to perfection Steven!!! <>

    -mark from Moab-

  • Ipabass

    I really like the idea of a minimal shoe – I want my feet to be strong, yet really sensitive to the ground. Cool design!

  • Brice Laughrey

    I’m super excited about these! All of the new products, but especially the new lace adjustment system! I have a pair of the original design Xero Shoes, the ones we had to trace and cut out ourselves. I even bought a leather hole punch just for these. I actually have two pairs for myself, and I’ve made pairs for friends. Years later, I still wear those same pairs, but I’m definitely ready for an upgrade! Can’t wait!

  • Dave

    I like my feet to function and move like they were made to.

  • Barb Klinner

    I don’t want to win these great sandals – my feet do! They are demanding of nothing but the best and rebel in any other footwear but Xeros. i know them – my feet would be tickled to put on a new pair of Z-Treks and show them off.

  • Don’t Tread On Me

    48 year old doctor, athletic. I’ve been using Xeros because…. for 30 years I struggled with overuse injuries. All of them. Shin splints, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, back pain, even a (severe) stress fracture of the femoral neck. All of it STOPPED when I started using Xero minimal shoes. I know this is anecdotal, but I refuse to go back to those fancy expensive shoes with padding, arch support, and firm heel cups. My feet feel strong, springy, and I love walking and running naturally. I work in a large hospital and people ask about my shoes all the time. Usually they seem very interested when I explain why I use them. Occasionally there are scoffers with the whole barefoot/minimal running issue, but they get quiet when I say I run and jump with impunity now, injury-free, and the only difference between now and those injury-prone years is I am older…. AND use these Xeros shoes. Sold for life.

  • BridgetKH

    These look cool! I need them for after a long run, especially when walking to the lake to go for a quick swim!

  • Sean

    In getting others interested in barefootwear, it was either the aesthetic or the discomfort of the thong. These new Z-Treks are absolutely beautiful, and with no thong, you’ve just eliminated the biggest barrier to foot freedom for the rest of the world. The perfect fusion of modern form and ancient function.

  • Jeremy Elder

    I have been using a pair of Xero shoes with the 4mm contact soles and love them! I wear them everyday, even at work, and have come to enjoy the “Jesus sandals” comments. I ditched my orthotics and bulky footwear, and my knee and hip pain has disappeared completely. I used to feel stress on my knees every time I went up and down the stairs but now I can leap up them with no issues. My 4mm soles are a bit thin for hiking, so I would love to win the new Z-Treks so that I can take more hikes in minimalist footwear. I’d love to put them through their paces at Joshua Tree National Park next time I take the kids camping there. Thanks for all you do and for your great products. I hope the Z-Trek sells like crazy and tons of people rehab their bodies and their lives!

  • Brad

    I am a super nitpicky person, and I’ve never been able to get a fit with the lacing thongs that is just perfect. I am excited to try a new Xero show that has webbing for a simpler fit.

  • Dan

    I want the new Z-Trek because I have half a brain. I know this because you only need half a brain to know what a great shoe this is.
    I’ll save the other half for ideas where to walk in my new Z’s.

  • Mary

    My son is a beleiver of your shoes and I want to try them.

  • Rob Merlino

    I am a barefoot guy with sensitive feet. I love the Amuri Z-Trek – it’s like performance tires for my feet!

  • Kai Mantsch

    I had a very strange experience in my closet the other day. I still regularly wear the original invisible shoes (now xero shoes) I made out of a kit years ago. I travel ultralight and these are so flat and light I slip them into the side of my 9lb (total) pack. I wore them all through Thailand, countless road trips, hiking and jogging, to temples…

    All that said, I found myself scrounging for my old Chacos. I remembered having lost one months back and it was still missing. I sighed and thought about buying another pair, but was frustrated by how insanely heavy they were. Immediately I thought, “if only I had the straps of a Chaco on my xero shoes. I wonder if I could make those.” That very day the email arrived and, through the tiny window of my phone, I watched the announcement of exactly the shoes I had in mind. It was eerie. And wonderful. The world, through xero shoes, knew my pain the moment I did. I can’t wait to try them out. It must be destiny.

    Here’s a post about my travels with the sandals:
    http://mytimeasahuman.com/open-faced-foot-sandwich/801

  • M. Miles

    I’ve been a runner all of my life. I made the transition to near-barefoot running after college, when reading about the Raranuri of Mexico. I found that the same feel from competition racing wear could be had in an everyday training, and that most common running injuries could be prevented thereby.
    I bought the custom Xero shoes years ago and still run in them. Everyone asks when they notice my footwear, and I let them know that this type of sandal is the way humans throughout history have always run effectively. With the new lacing of the Z-Trek, I suspect that my friends who prefer hiking sandals will have a chance to try the footwear that I have come to enjoy without the between-toe lacing.
    I’d like a pair to be able to recommend something to them that I’ve tried and tested over many miles.

  • Jeremy Hord

    Why I love xero shoes. My feet feel great and enjoy running and my knees doing complain anymore

  • Hulie04

    Why do I want a pair of Xeros? Simple put because they are something I would most likely never buy on my own but would love to try. And if I tried them and liked them, well then I would be spreading the word. People would be sick of me going on and on and on and on about a product I love.

  • Jeremy Amaismeier

    I own one of the original models (from just before the company name changed from Invisible Shoes to Xero Shoes), and while I enjoy wearing them, lacing is a pain. I bought them to run in, but because I was not getting a good fit, they weren’t working for longer runs. It seems like the lacing system on these would overcome the difficulty, and I’d be able to wear these for running and not just as a casual pair of minimal sandals.

  • IDM

    I would like these since barefoot sandals that don’t wrap around the toe are rare. Outside of Pah Tempes, I cannot think of a zero drop sandal that will encourage foot splay by not encouraging the big and index toes to pinch. Thankfully your huaraches that wrap around the ankles discourage this behavior. I’m a size 13 flat footer that wants to get an arch, and have encouraged my jogging girlfriend to consider shoes with less heel cushioning and more toeroom.

    Also, it’s below 0 where I live and I want to be optimistic that I can wear these in a month.

  • Francine Kirschner

    I live in NYC and rather than run, I do a lot of walking. I believe the Z-Trek shoes would allow me to take longer walks without my feet hurting at the end of the day.

  • fruitdoctor

    I like em because they are always improving and make me think about the design of everything

  • Josh

    I was always a heavy shoe/maximum support wearer for years. I started reading about barefoot running and decided to try it out. Due to the area I live not being runner friendly I was limited on routes I could run (and not worry about glass or other sharp objects). Then I found xero shoes. They opened the world up for my barefoot running! Plus I always get asked about them when I’m out and about…

  • Edwin

    My girlfriend thinks I look like a gladiator when I’m wearing my Clouds. So ship a free pair of those hot new Amuri Z-Treks care of Xeronimus Maximus…and UNLEASH HELL! 🙂

  • Panda

    I just love these barefoot sandals. I take a pair everywhere with me when they aren’t my primary footwear. I take them with me when I’m camping, hiking, backpacking, pack rafting, etc. they are extremely comfortable and well made. My girlfriend refers to me as the sandal guy. I take that as a compliment though.

  • Don

    Since I began wearing my Xero shoes, I’ve become a better person, and all my dreams have come true. Thank you Steven Sashen for making dreams come true and changing lives. I like vegetables.

  • Haruka

    I love wearing Xeros everywhere. I’ve had a pair since they were called Invisible shoes, and have gotten an upgrade pair every time a new model has come out! Of course I have to get a pair of Z-trek! I love them. Once I started wearing Xeros, I have never bought a pair of another kind of sandals since. People always ask me about it, and I’ve even recruited more customers for you guys! The best way to teach curious onlookers about barefoot health is wearing Xeros in the rain. They are my favorite footwear for the rain. People say “Aren’t your feet cold!?” I say, “Nope! Being barefoot is so freeing and I become one with the earth! I love feeling the rain and it helps me have better circulation!”

  • wally jasper

    Total foot freedom! With Xeros there is “xero” interference with feet functioning the way nature intended. My feet—unencumbered, unencased—can breathe, expand, flex, and painlessly feel the ground. Toes re-discover their role in foot dynamics, moving and grasping as I walk. Feet released from bondage, my whole body regains correct alignment and my legs remember natural muscle tone and balance. Walking feels like floating; running feels like flying.

  • Gayle Feibel

    O.k , as a barefoot-loving great grandmother I know I really need the new Z-Trek! I will be helping deliver my newest great grandchild in October. I want to be able to run that race with style, grace and endurance. I truly dislike wearing shoes as they make me feel uncomfortable all over. Since birth I have done everything I can to spend my life barefoot.. I already have a couple of pairs of Xeros, and I was really sad when
    it got too cold to wear them this winter. I am working toward being o.k. with them
    even in very cold weather because I know that “barefoot is the best. I gets lots of questions about my crazy “shoes”. Then when people hear why I wear them, they ask how to get them. I would love to show off a new pair. Please consider me as your new Z-Trek winner. We need to get some more great grandmas out of their stiff, ugly shoes into some barefootin Z-Treks. After all, we don’t have to be runners to love Z-Treks.

  • Malinda

    I have 3 pairs of Xeros and they are so comfortable! I highly recommend them to everyone. They are the best!

  • MGG

    I love my Xeros! (My first pair were Invisible Shoes 🙂 I’ve got two pairs now. The toe posts are a genius idea, and have eliminated problems with knot wear. I’ve never had any issues at all with rubbing; they are the most comfortable things I have ever worn. They’re the closest thing to being barefoot in the warmer months – living in London, you don’t want to be walking on sidewalks with bare feet! I love that you can customise them with different colours and beads, and best of all, my four-year old daughter loves hers (she’ll need new ones this summer), as does my husband, who previously would only wear flipflops! We are a happy Xero shoes family, and we all get so many compliments on them and spread the word whenever we can!

    I hope that your wider range of items (including tshirts, I really want one!) will be available in the UK soon. I’ve ordered through the US store via my family, but it’s complicated with remailing and all that and gets a little expensive. Also, I think it would be awesome to get different coloured toe posts as well.

    I don’t think I could choose between the current Amuris, but I’d love to try the Z-Trek simply to have the option of having support across my foot for a change! I also think they would be great to alternate them with my regular Xeros to counteract the tanlines I get with them 🙂 Having the toe strap would leave the rest of my foot that gets covered open so I could have nice brown feet without the V-shaped white lines I get every summer!
    And of course it appeals to my lazy side not having to fiddle with laces, as I wear the Xeros so much that the laces do stretch so require adjustment every few weeks.

    But aside from anything else, they look great, and I love having shoes that are different!

  • Nick

    Because everyone I know wears Chacos and I want to make them jealous!

  • Kari Elling

    I am the brave runner who wears Xero shoes in below (X)ero weather in South Dakota. I love the pair I have but have been waiting for something without the toe thong so these are a dream come true for this winter wearer. MY friends will all attest that I really do wear Xeros in the snow so who better to wear Xeros at Zero degrees?

  • Tammy

    I’ve been wanting to try some Zero shoes for ages!

  • ontheleftcoast

    I want the Z-Trek because, while I have to wear closed zero drop barefoot type shoes at work and at formal occasions, I’d really love to have something to let my feet breathe when they’re off duty, and I like the straps!

  • Jimmy Morales

    I currently use the clouds as my backup running foot attire as apposed to going barefoot. Honestly, they are “Okay” in by book. I’ve scrapped the original lacing system for an all 550 paracord because the rubber toe anchor agitated my big toes on long runs (10mi+). This is why i want the Z-treks. I think the new strap lacing will fix all my issues and be THE perfect foot attire for me.

  • Michael

    This is an amzing opportunity for us to make people feel the volcanic ground on Tenerife, Canary Islands!!!

  • Kenny

    I want a Z-Trek because I love the idea of minimalist shoes. I love them so much I am dreading getting a pair of hiking boots for the Pacific Crest Trail that I am walking this season. I would love to walk all 2650 miles of it in a Z-Trek. It’s like fate that I got the Z-Trek email and a prayer has been answered.

  • Mike Schaeffer

    I’m a world eco-traveller and photographer, and am frequently running up against weight limits on airplanes, specifically on small planes. I carry a bunch of camera equipment that really cannot get any lighter, so I’m looking to save in other areas. So I really want to check these out to see if they can replace my heavy-ish sandals, running shoes, and maybe even my day-hiking boots!

  • Connor Healy

    I’ve been walking barefoot for over two years. Usually it’s fine, but my feet get pretty filthy from the grimy streets, and every now and then I’ll get a tiny shard of glass stuck in my foot. I had heard about Luna sandals but they were way too thick. Then I heard about Xero shoes and I knew I’d found the sandal for me. So thin it almost feels as good as being barefoot, but I’m protected from environmental hazards and city grime. I love my original Xeros for general use but it can be hard to get them to fit just right, so I’d like to try the Cloud or Z-Trek for more intense activities like hiking and trail running. In any case thanks so much for making these products, they are a blessing and a gift to barefooters the world over!

  • That would a great present for my Brother!

  • Roger Davies

    While I do really like the Clouds I have now, I have a problem. I have ridiculously soft feet. I’ve literally never been able to wear flip flops due to the blistering between the toes (yes, it’s as uncomfortable as it sounds). Each year as the weather warms up to a temperature where I can comfortable wear sandals again, I have to retrain my feet to take the thong, which starts with bandaid between the toes, then a bit of tape, then finally just the sandal. While I totally dig the bikini tan line from the old Ventures and current Clouds, I’d like to forgo the whole readaptation thing. I have very high hopes that the new Z-Trek will do the trick. I have been able to wear Chacos and the like with only relatively minor strap issues, and those are mostly due to the pulling caused by the hard thick rubber. I can live with the more boring tan lines 🙂

  • Steve Connelly

    I want the Z-treks because as great as my Xero customs are, I just suck at getting the lacing right. I have the same problem with regular shoes. I’m just not very good with my hands, so the Z-trek is right up my alley. I want them. You shall give them to me! NOW! …pretty please? 🙂

  • Michael Gee

    I have a pair of your earlier “kit” shoes that I put together my self. The shoes are comfortable but, I just don’t care for the string between my toes and the fact that my daughters make fun of the way they look on me (yes, they are fashion snobs). I’d much prefer this new Z-Trek because: 1) nothing between the toes, 2) looks great! and 3) I’ve been waiting for decent looking, minimalist sandals for years now! I don’t think daughters will laugh at these. Well, I can at least hope they won’t! Thank you for your innovative products!

  • Chris

    Why do I want the new Z-trek? I used to run with my Xeros every day. I met the love of my life and she couldn’t stand them. After running with my Xeros normal running shoes just aren’t the same. Since I had to get rid of my Xeros I haven’t run almost at all. The new Z-trek would be perfect for her and it would get me running again.

  • Sean O’Neal

    Aw man, your shoes just keep getting better, I still haven’t worn out two earlier versions, but I’m pretty sure I need these new ones too!!! They are my camp shoes, day hike shoes, beach shoes, and occasional run shoes (I have some older ones that make a bit of a slapping sound, I feel self conscious when running in a group…). I do run minimal, and would like to transition to your shoes for running, if I can be more ninja like…

  • Sean Holcomb

    I have been wearing Xeros for a couple years now, and I can honestly say they are the ultimate in casual footwear. I originally bought the 4mm contact kit. Since then I have worn through several straps, but the soles are still running strong. I have walked, hiked, ran and lived in them. I am mainly interested in the new Z-trek because of there strap design. My only problem with my original Xeros has been that, when I’m hiking up steep inclines my feet tend to get sweaty and the Xeros slip out from under me. This also causing a large majority of the strap wear that I have experienced. I really feel that the new design addresses this problem completely, without making sacrifices to what make Xeroshoes great. My one concern about the design is that I am afraid the toe section will have a tendency to flip under if it gets caught on anything, but I will have to see if that is the case by putting them to the test on the trail. Thank you for everything Xero shoes!

  • John Fitzpatrick

    I switched to the minimalist Chi/Barefoot running style about 4 years ago after having not been able to run for about 5 years due to psoriatic arthritis. This style of running has allowed me to run again and I have found that the more minimal the shoe, the easier the running is on my joints. (my body accommodates for the lack of cushioning by using my muscles as shock absorbers instead of relying on my shoes.) I would love to try the new Z-Trek because is seems to take minimalist running to a new level! I am also one of those guys who would rather walk around barefoot (or as close as possible) all summer after a ‘brutal” Chicago winter 😉

  • Caleb

    A few years back, when you had to outline your foot on a sheet of paper and fax it in to the company, I bought a new pair of Invisible (now Xero) sandals. Color laces were all the rage.
    They arrived and I immediately laced them up and went for a brisk mile run. I felt like I was floating. The next few days were a struggle since I had never ran other than striking my heel and let’s admit it, my calves were really sore!
    They quickly became my favorite pair of footwear and over some beers with friends I did something that may not have been the smartest idea at the time. I vowed to wear them as my only footwear (other than my work boots solely for work) for the entire winter. Mind you I live just outside of Philadelphia where we can get some rough weather at times.
    I received many comments from folks that admired the fact that I was sticking to it, and from several concerned people as well. Needless to say, my feet and those sandals got a lot of attention. To ease the pain I made a trip to Colombia with them. That trip was memorable mostly because 8 inches of fresh snow was ready to walk in when I came home.
    My feet survived and I was hooked. While I don’t recommend anyone following my lead I did enjoy feeling like I was barefoot and almost floating everywhere I went.
    I don’t think I could ask for a better, more versitile sandal.

  • Ricky TanTai

    This Z-Trek shoe kicks my ass and I would like to get new experience for barefoot run.

  • psxdumy

    When I was a lad, Boy Scouts was not for me; I was bullied and my only friend there quit. And thus I never learned to tie knots very well. A few years ago, I sprained my ankle. Only when I tried minimal sandals did I start to feel some improvement, truly feeling my muscles and calves for the first time. If I get a free pair, I aspire to meet the 5000 mile warranty in 3 years (I’m being realistic!). Keep on improving your products and our lives, y’all!

  • Michael Estrada

    As great as it would be to win a pair. I’m more than willing to pay for a pair right now. When I was in the military I did not enjoy running for various reasons, the biggest being cramps in my arches. Once I separated, I realized that it was the footwear that was the biggest problem. I wanted to do barefoot running but did not want to run barefoot, these were the best solution I have found so far. The only drawback so far being the thong does cause blisters after awhile. This new iteration seems to be the best solution so far. Win or lose, I just want to be first on the waiting list to buy a pair. Thanks for continuing to perfect the perfect running shoe.

  • Alex

    Say whaaat?! A no-toe design?! My toes can’t wait to feel the love. I tried both the DIY kit and the Amuri Cloud but could never get used to the toe feel. The Amuri Z-Trek may very well turn out to be THE perfect sandal. Cross my fingers and toes that it does!

  • Ann Onnimus

    I love your original sandals… still use mine (although the cold weather has forced me into boots for the time being). I had some issues with my pair of Ventures breaking on me (thanks for helping me out with that, you guys have great customer service and when my daughter starts walking I’m totally gonna recycle the busted sandals and make her her first pair of Xeros!) In my years B.X. (before Xeroes) I used to wear a lot of sport-style sandals that had a similar arrangement, and the wider straps on this one have definitely got my interest!

  • Chris Knox

    If it were socially acceptable, I’d run around barefoot all the time! Xero Shoes (almost) allow me to do that.

  • Tracker Dan

    I made my first Tarahumara sandals in ’95. I lived in the woods barefoot or with sandals or moccasins for six years. I am now a part of Naval special warfare and want to remake us as a nation who can fight barefoot if needed. Every other nation can. Love your innovations! Brothers of mine have gone on missions with 5 finger, I want to be the first to go on one in your sandals;)

  • kimberg

    I want a pair so people can make fun of me at the start, then have the joy of watching me pass them with a dignified posture and secret smile as they cramp up, sprain something, or are just darn slow.

  • Bear

    I’d like to win them because the pair of Xero Shoes I currently own are the most comfortable shoes I have. I have neuromas in both my feet. A foot doc told me I just needed cushier shoes. I thought that meant I’d never be able to wear my Xeroes again. I got some cushier shoes, and they made the neuromas worse. One day I put on the Xero Shoes anyway, and – Holy open shoes, Batman! – my feet felt better. The Xero Shoes allow the bones in my feet to spread out, not scrunch them up and irritate the nerves. I need another pair!!!

  • Jessie

    Because I love lightweight sandals & I can’t wait to try one without the strap between my toe, although the ones I designed myself don’t bother me.

  • Sami Jo

    I want Z-Trecks because im SICK AND TIRED of people telling me to put on a pair of shoes! Which I HATE to do because my options are tennis shoes, which make my feet feel like they are in jail, or flip flops, which just suck in general. But these shoes look AWESOME!!! These shoes would give me a break from being yelled at about running around barefoot and give me the stability I need to keep from falling and harming myself, like I do in flip-flops (these shoes are very dangerous). Plus, they are very comfortable looking. I have already bought a pair of your other shoes, which my dog has sence eaten along with some other pairs of shoes, so I KNOW that your shoes are the best there is. And, lastly, I’m a girl, so I have a deep, deep love and appriceation for shoes.

    Thank you!

  • Dave

    Toe posts are so yesterday…

  • Steve Thomas

    Why? Because! Oh and living in a small country kike New Zealand means I have access to the wilds all around, from mountains to seas, heat to snow and I wear my amuri clouds doing it all. Xero shoes think of the photos I could send you at no cost to showcase the versatility of your product. Have you seen my feet? I think I have supermodel feet and New Zealand is supermodel landscape. Just add xero shoes new supermodel z-trek and voila advertising sensation! I still because 😉

  • Rachel C

    I recently moved to Hawaii and with the hiking I do, the new design would be much more comfortable than the toe thong holding my food in the shoe on the down slopes. For that reason, I’ve been hiking in tennis shoes rather than my Xeros. I love wearing them otherwise and do like answering questions about them because I also teach classes about the Paleo Lifestyle…going barefoot is part of my interpretation of “Paleo”!

  • Casey

    I love the minimalistic design. Would love to try these out!

  • Nate Davis

    When the knot died on my original Xeros, a little part of my running heart died with them. Since getting the laces exactly right was the thing that stumped me the most, I know that the Z-Treks will be the one thing to resurrect me and bring me back to running heaven.

  • fedupwithstupid

    I want my feet to breathe fresh air and be able to feel terra firma.

  • Karen Lee

    I want to wear a Xero to be a hero.

  • wrjohnson45

    As a 69 year old runner, after reading Born to Run I found Xero shoes. I ordered a pair and started running in them. When my running mates see me doing so, they are amazed. I let them know what barefoot style of running has done to help me continue running, actually improved my joy along with the speed. Barefoot is so much better than heal pounding. I draw lots of attention because of my age and activity. I really could care less about winning a free pair, I just want a pair and now. I Have been waiting for the Z style as I am not as comfortable with the between the toe lacing. It is ok for short distances, but I want them for halves.

  • David

    I bought a pair of the 4mm xero shoes 2 years and some months ago. In that time, I have gone through two pairs of converse and am onto a pair of keds as the shoes I regularly go to work in (sadly can’t wear sandals at my office job). I used the Xeros as my main athletic shoe, running regularly and walking around town. Only a few months ago did my my they begin to develop a hole at the ball of the foot, finally rendering them less than ideal, but still entirely wearable footwear. I could definitely use a new pair soon, and these new Z-treks look great! Keep up the great work!

  • Matt

    Vivo’s hurt my feet,
    Vibram’s make my feet smell bad,
    Xero’s win the race.

    -A Xero Shoes haiku

  • Roger Austin

    I love my “original Xeros” and my Amuri Cloud sandals because they help keep me healthy and happy- like a good diet, good sleep, good friends and good movement.
    Now coveting the Amuri Z-trek for its improved lacing system.

  • Carol Robbins

    After years of debating whether I should get a pet and what would happen if I did and then it needed emergency veterinary care and I couldn’t afford it, I got a kitten and as I write she is at the vets prepping for surgery for swallowing something and getting it stuck in her intestines. So it will be a long time before I can buy myself shoes again.

  • Davy

    Wait, wait, a contest and all I need to do is be clever or persuasive, oh well I guess I have no chance then with no cute picture or great story.. All I have is a deep burning desire to own the newest Xero shoes and I doubt that will be enough. How do ordinary people communicate a deep burning desire? If I knew that I’d probably be a best selling author or multi millionaire rock star. Oh well I guess there’s not much chance for an older than I ever wanted to be teacher. Good luck to all the funny and talented people with their entries.

  • Jake

    I am barefoot as much as possible. Your shoes are the next best thing! Everyone always asks me where I get my xeros and I am happy to tell them.

  • William Shaw

    I’ve wanted to try out the no shoe concept for years. This would be a great way to stay.

  • crapnurse

    Wi am an avid barefooter,who loves hauraches ,and would crawl overbroken glass for a shot at these !

  • Jill Baker

    I want them because I HATE shoes! Barefoot and minimal is totally the way to go! I have a pair of Xeros and they are so comfortable, except, as mentioned, I do have trouble getting the tensions just right. The Z-Treks look AWESOME, and great for traveling too!

  • Vito

    Dear Amuri Z-Trek,

    I love you.

    Forever yours,
    Feet

  • Jay Robbins

    Love my5 pair of clouds can’t wait foe my Z- Trek no toe post ya

  • Will O.

    “A self,” the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins speculated in 1880, “will consist of a centre and a surrounding area or circumference, of a point of reference and a belonging field . . . the inset and the outsetting.” Barefoot shoes are a way of decreasing the distance between insetting and outsetting, between myself and the world in which I live and move.

    Less theoretically, over the last three years barefoot shoes have really helped my arch pain. But I could never get used to the stringy feel of the huaraches. The Z-Treks look like a fantastic improvement!

  • I love to run barefoot but too many people like to break glass on the side of the road. My older pair has been great, but I really like the advancement of the technology on these newer iterations.

  • Cindy Easterly

    I want Z Trek shoes because I want to be barefoot all the time and I can’t…imagine: sidewalks hot enough to fry eggs, cactus and scorpions! 🙂

  • Tyler Gallagher

    I love your sandals because I hate shoes.

  • Murray

    I have the Vivobarefoot achilles and my wife won’t be seen with me. She would like these.

  • Miguel Cura

    I ordered my first pair of Xeroes a few years ago. I loved them so much, I wore them everywhere. When I wore them to a friend’s chiropractic practice, he was amazed that I willingly went running in them. As I wore my Xeroes around town, I would tell folks all about them.Then, I met Leslie at Cool East Market (dot com). I talked them up so much, she started selling Xero Shoes out of her store. She was so happy, she gave me another pair of Xeroes which I took to Spain. And now, when I see folks wearing Xero Shoes, they tell me that they found them at Cool East Market, and I get tickled pink.

    And now you, Steven, say there’s another model of Xero Shoes? With webbing that eliminates the between toe sensation that keeps some folk from enjoying these fabulous shoes?

    Amazing! One way or another, I am getting a pair!

  • I love my Xeros but the lace loop is about to tear so I need a new pair. They have been with the last six months on a world travel adventure. The perfect footwear for hikes, runs, and exploring a new city. Hello from New Zealand…we’re off to South America in a few weeks.

  • Ellie

    I am a martial artist and in order to stay in shape during summer, when our training session are on hold until autumn, I started jogging with a friend. That was about 6 years ago and it was terrible – I ran because I felt I had to. I had to keep good physique. I had to build stamina. I just had to. I’ve wasted several years (!) by going through this forced exercise. Seeing my friend doing better all the time didn’t help either. Our usual path – by the river, then uphill to the dam, then further uphill to an abandoned quarry – became my personal hell. What am I doing wrong? – I was thinking that all the time.
    Last year, while preparing myself for another season of torture, I was searching for some tips, running techniques, whatever that would help me to improve. And then it happened – I stumbled across a blog praising the benefits of “barefoot lifestyle”. The author made his own sandals and went to run Prague marathon; it sounded so strange and crazy that I was immediately possessed by the thought of trying it myself. So where do I find an affordable DIY kit for sandals? … “Xero Shoes”? Why not? I don’t even have to be worried about the size because I can trim the soles to fit… that’s a great deal!
    After a week or so my order arrived – I didn’t waste a second and in an hour I was tying the laces of my new sandals around my ankles to have a quick run. It felt great! Through grass, on asphalt road, the feel was perfect. My body naturally accustomed to the new footwear and what used to be unpleasant became wonderful. Since then I wear these sandals everywhere, from spring to autumn (or even the beginning of winter, and the Czech Republic isn’t particularly warm), everywhere I go. I run on forest trails, roads, countryside, anywhere. My neighborhood deems me strange, but I don’t care. I feel happy, healthier, and a better person. I don’t run because I have to anymore, I run because I love the philosophy behind running. The freedom. Thanks to Xeros I changed my way of life and I can say it was for the better. Thank you!!

  • Mark Carter

    Love my Xeros. I find the DIY kit ones fit the best; my Amuris tend to need adjustment frequently because the heel likes to loosen. Perhaps there’s something along the lines of pre-stretching the laces that could help solve that problem? Will it be possible to retrofit existing Xeros with the new lacing heel device? I already have about six pairs so I’ve probably got a lifetime supply (but new colours are tempting!).

    • Yes, you’ll be able to retrofit… but we don’t know when we’ll get the extra heel straps necessary yet (they’re still on the boat, heading this way).

  • ABG

    I’d like to win because xero shoes suit my feet but I broke my last pair. I need new ones to regain my superpowers 🙂

  • Fi

    My feet are wide at the tip, with short toes, the huaraches that I cut myself (from a set here) are almost flat across the top and my amuri ventures don’t fit exactly because of that so I wonder whether I’d have to get men’s or women’s on the new Z model, or whether the shape’ll fit at all. But I really want to try a model without the toe strap!!!! I LOVE barefoot shoes. I’m currently wearing sole runners at work and many people have commented that they look comfortable, and they are. 🙂

  • I love Xeros because my feet are too wide for most shoes but fit perfectly with the DIY Kit and hopefully the Amuri Cloud I just ordered will too. I’ve never liked things between my toes so that part of the Z-Trek looks wonderful.

  • From days on the streets of Chicago to the rugged mountains of Maui – I Love love Love my Xeros!!!!!

  • Josh Hemenway

    People stare, point, and wonder “What the heck is that guy wearing on his feet? And, how is he able to run like that?”
    For that alone, I will continue to rock Xero Shoes!

  • Lance Einerson

    I am a competitive olympic weightlifter. We have to wear thick soled shoes for our training. They provide wicked stability but I spend so much time in them that I like to get as close to the ground as possible when I’m not training. Looks like the new Z-Trek fits the bill. They will also go nicely with my lems Boulder boots on my Yellowstone hikes this summer. I think they will be great especially for River crossings.

  • I live on The Garden Island of Kauai, Hawaii, one of the top hiking locations in the world. Hiking boots are awful when crossing streams, and regular slippahs (what we call flip flops here) hurt my feet after a while. In a place where bare feet is the norm but rocks are, too, I really need some Z-Treks!

  • Clay Pipkin

    hmmm looks fun!

  • Shannon

    Because I am one of those crazy people that wears sandals 365 days a year, through the Wisconsin winters!

  • Jesse

    Xeros Rock, or atleast I hope… I have never tried them before.

  • Ross80

    Why would I like a pair of Amuri Z-Trek Xero Shoes? I’d like a pair to piss off my wife! It’s just so much fun to have another pair of “weird shoes” that I love to wear (because I know they’re much better for me than an 80,000 mm heel lift!) In addition, to balance out pissing her off, I’d like them to replace my stinky-no-amount-of-washing-will-ever-help-get-that-aweful-stank-out Vibram Fivefingers. Let’s face it, Xero Shoes just don’t have the stink-factor, and in my wife’s book, that’s a major plus! Finally, I’d like a pair because I haven’t owned anything from Xero Shoes since the Invisible Shoes huaraches that I had the joy of hole-punching myself. I always loved hearing, “Dude, did you know you’re running in flip-flops?!” and, with equal love, screaming back, “They’re NOT FLIP-FLOPS! They’re HUARACHES! DUH!” Oh yeah, and I’m a personal trainer and my clients buy stuff I buy or use – so there’s that whole marketing aspect to giving me a pair!

  • Sylvester Zeitgeist

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    There
    is scientific reason why I like your shoes:

    Ordinary
    shoes are not healthy, even the sport training shoes are not natural
    to our feet. If you sit on your wallet in your back pocket it will
    cause you spine
    problems, even if you sit on two wallets
    one under each
    hip it still will
    be negative impact. So ordinary shoes is like two wallet-ish hunks
    under your fleets, they not suppose to be
    there. When you
    step on your feet it effects every single joint north over your ankle
    and your body compensate that all day long ore entire
    life.
    Over
    time you
    loose parts
    to
    your body, sarcomeres
    that little make up your muscle
    length
    which means you loose range of motion, you moving less of you. Your
    body works better if you fix what you put on your feet everyday. You
    will put some shoes any way it doesn’t mater what they are. Xero
    shoes are equivalent like new work out in
    a sense that we need to move in order to function properly. There is
    nourishing movement with biological function. You can introduce
    whole new loud spectrum to your body just to changing your shoes. In
    a cellular environment nutritious movement is as important as
    nutritious food, we don’t want to miss those nutrients,
    do we? Our movement
    should be more reflexive, because
    we are like
    animals. An ordinary shoes its like casts on our feet. Wen you broke
    your arm and then take away the cast, you can see obvious atrophy of
    muscle mass and function, same harm shoes do to our feet. There
    is 25% of your muscles down from your ankle. Thats why it takes time
    to recover after ordinary shoes. If you go bear foot you will learn
    how to pay a lot of attention Your brain will be in a healthy habit
    to have higher awareness. You will became less dull in a rest of life
    situations. Even siting bear foot makes a
    difference. Every small part of human body has a function as a part
    and role to the whole system.

    My feet is 28 cm long and I need your shoes as necessity, don’t care
    how they look a like send me one pair
    of those I am jobless. I bought one pair previously, people was
    asking why and when I explain why, some one stole it from me.

  • Hello Steven & Xero shoe crew – thanks for all you do!!
    I’m moving into a RV full time in May; Spending the next year growing Organic food and living a minimalist way of life.
    Acquiring a pair of the Z-Trek shoes will help my life in the following ways:
    1. My knees; I gifted my last pair of Xero’s to a friend with knees in need – now I have knees in need. haha
    2. My closet; I LOVE how compact Xeroshoes are – perfect for a minimalist wardrobe.
    3. My social life; I enjoy sharing my knowledge about the shoe conspiracy and joint health with others. Xero shoes are always a conscious conversation starter.
    Thanks so much for the consideration. I will put the Z-treks to good, eco-friendly use.
    ~ Kaeli Yarwood
    (pic: Myself, my Xeros, my pup Pavlove and a big ol’ wind turbine)

  • Andrew P. Zeltwanger

    Why do I love and need Xeros shoes? Because the very ground cracks under my feet as I stride the Earth as a titan. Standard running shoes flee before me and shrink into my shadow in fear to avoid my terrible gaze as I run. Leaving only my Xeros and me as the miles fall away behind me.

  • patti

    Since I’m prohibited to be barefoot while teaching my students P.E. & Health… I’d love to spread the Xero Shoes / Feel the World movement by wearing the new Amuri Z-Trek! Seeing others walking the walk makes a world of difference! And look… my feet are naked!!

  • asle

    I really would like a pair of the z-trek because they look like the best of Xero shoes put together in a great product!

  • Ken J

    Fantastic update to an already stellar sandal – The reason why I want a pair of these sandals can not be limited to just one reason… so let me talk about them:

    Lets get started… I am not marathon runner, nor ultra marathon runner (though that title would be great), I have terrible plantar fascitis (PF) which is a pain in the arse, well foot. After many trips to doctors who only wanted to immobilize my foot, and thus affectively prevent the strengthening of muscle tissue, I searched for answers. I bought my first kit from Xero shoes two years ago, strapped them on, and hiked the narrows of Zions National Park. I admit, me feet still hurt, but got better after time… and what freedom was gained and confidence.

    Last year, I bought my second pair the sensori venturi… LOVE them. My feet get sweaty very easily, and the cupped heal helped out a lot. On my first pair, since I heel strike a little, it would catch and fold over some times. But this pair helped with that.

    Last before my final statement – plain and simple… customer service by far. I worked with Mike in customer service to resolve an issue with the knot I was using, and he went above and beyond any expectations. More of talking to a friend, than a business…

    Z-trek looks like it accomplish several of my tweaks I have always wanted… the straps are the cats meow (sorry North Face). The stability with my slippery sweaty feet would embrace these fantastic straps, and make this repeat customer happy!

  • michael orta

    For the first 25 years or so of my life I hated running. I loved athletics, but running in and of itself was just a means to an end. Running gave me awful blisters. Running made my arches hurt. Running made my knees, hips, shins, and lower back hurt, and I was a relatively fit guy who played sports my whole life. All that started to change 5 years ago after I had done a couple of Sprint Tris and decided that I had to figure out a way to love running and I decided to give minimalist running a try. As fate would have it, the dozens upon dozens of running shoes I’d bought and tried over the years were never going to solve my running problems because THEY were a big part of them. So I gradually transitioned into Five Fingers, but still had some problems with blisters which I solved with Injinji socks, and fell in love with running in a way I’d never thought possible as my mechanics themselves changed. Still, as the miles added up, the years went by, and I started running more and more races, I gradually became more & more dissatisfied. The wear & tear that Five Fingers endure, the way they enabled me to have bad habits with my running if I didn’t watch myself, the fact that it still felt like my foot was “cooped up” and my toes weren’t able to flex as much as I’d like, and the big issue of simply not being able to wear them in public. After several more pairs of Five Fingers over that period, I thought maybe this is as close as I’m going to get to that “perfect run” feeling. Then, after finally getting around to reading “Born to Run” over 4 years after I’d adopted the actual running mechanics advocated, I began my search anew for a better running shoe and discovered the Xero Shoe and felt like I’d taken another leap forward in my life as a runner. After promptly sizing myself and getting a pair of Clouds, I put the Vibrams away. I’d found a better shoe. Still, the only, the ONLY, drawback I’ve experienced has been that no matter how I adjust my footstrike, the tensioners, or the strap angles on the Cloud, the toe post gives me symmetrical blisters on both feet between the toes every other time, or one in three times I run in them, which is why I want to try a pair of the new Z-Treks and finally achieve that running Nirvana after my years of searching.

  • Sister Mary

    I’m a nun who loves my xeros, sounds crazy but it’s true.I’d like my mom, my friends, everyone to know so they can love them too! “The Sound of Music” everyone has seen-a classic, none can detest.I can literally “climb every mountain” and let my xeros do the rest! Not many nuns walk around in their garb with xeros strapped to their feet, but working outside or the streets of the city I know these sandals can’t be beat! While some think them strange and look a bit funny, I beg you please give a pair to this “nunny!”

  • Love my Xero Shoes! Ran a hole through the 4mm True Feel DIY rubber soles and would rather run in “holy” Xero Shoes before running in anything else. Obviously it’s time for a new pair haha. Please buy Xero Shoes and help change the world!

  • Beth

    I already have a pair of Xero shoes and love them, but can’t wear them as much as I would like because I have nerve damage between my big toe and it’s neighbor on my left foot. So….when I saw that you are now making a shoe that doesn’t go between the toes, I let out a squeal of delight! Thanks for always striving to improve an already perfect product!!

  • Joe C.

    I’ve tried all of the running sandals on the market and none stack up to Xero shoes. I’m eager to try a xero shoes model without the toe-strap.

  • hzhang

    My feet are divas: they are impatient, thirst for adventure, and are extremely sensitive. They want to feel close to the earth, and hate feeling stifled by a stuffy shoe. They can’t tolerate the frequent between-the-toe rubbings of a thong, or wasting precious time to tie laces. Slipping on a minimalist sandal and immediately running off to experience all of life’s adventures would finally please my little prima donnas!

  • PJ Delnay

    Why I want the Z-Trek… I just bought the Cloud and in my excitement to use them I ran 2 1/2 miles and wore a hole in the side of one of my toes. A little neosporan and some time though and I hope to try it again shortly.

  • Andrew Inabnitt

    I love xeros because of all the different options you have. You can inexpensively customize them to whatever size and configuration your OWN FOOT NEEDS! The material is top notch, tough as nails and VERY long lasting but you can still feel everything you walk on. As humans it’s absolutely critical to keep in touch with our surroundings, these products make that so much easier.The z-trek looks awesome because of the lateral strap that goes across the forefoot. I have very wide feet and need this configuration for my sandals to feel secure. Thanks for the awesome products guys, and thanks for the promotion!

  • Ryan Berg

    Love the new design and the new lacing system! I would love to get a new pair to wear this summer while I get back into shape!

  • Gordon Banks

    Simply put , I want these awesome pair of Xero Shoes because I don’t want to go through the agony of losing all my toe nails again from wearing restrictive trail shoes on long runs!

  • Kate Homer

    After I saw you on Shark Tank I bought a pair of the zero sandals. I had a few problems with the customizing because I have such a narrow foot. I would love to try these new and improved models. It would really help me think warm thoughts during this snowy winter:) ( I hate shoes and socks)

  • Alex Bede

    I want a pair because I need a new pair of running shoes 😛

  • Jesse Lowe

    Six months back, I went backpacking with some friends. We decided to do a particularly difficult trail, and me being the smart fellow I claim to be, I decided to wear my original pair of Xero shoes.
    (These were all I had at the time)
    Forty pounds on my back, and many miles later, those wonderful huaraches still held up(my socks on the other hand-non existent).
    Since this trip, I have used my Amuri Cloud for every activity, save for snowshoeing. I’m sure you understand.

    Y’all did real good. Thank ya kindly!

  • James Milburn

    I would love to try out your new shoe because your Cloud product line worked to helped restore my broken down feet to their pre-Marine Corps shape. I can now run all day without my feet killing me all night. It doesn’t matter if I win or lose this giveaway I will keep spreading the word about Xero Shoes.

  • Amit K Baswal

    I own original 4mm and Amuri Cloud, they’ve become part of me and makes
    my life a lot easier but that’s not the only reason why I want new Z-Trek.

    I want new Z-Trek because Xero shoes are part of my charm and new Z-Trek will make me look more attractive!

  • Jim Knoble

    My build-your-own Xero Shoes are awesome enough; they’re light enough to carry with me on my bike commute, and comfortable enough to wear during the day before hopping back on the cycle to head home. Only thing is, here in Seattle, sometimes it’s cold, sometimes it’s not, and my feet change size depending on weather and how recently they’ve been working hard. The Z-Treks have the one thing I missed about my Chacos: a strap I can adjust! Just let me get my … uh, feet … on these, and no more wishing I had Chaco-Tevas with Xero sole. Xero Shoes Z-Treks raise the bar on awesomeness!

  • Noah L

    I really enjoy running but unfortunately running in shoes is just not as enjoyable. I like to run barefoot, but there is not a lot of greenspace where I live, and it can be painful to run barefoot on sidewalks and streets. I actually purchased the original xero shoe years ago, and unfortunately I just had too much difficulty using the lacing system and have not really used them very much. I’ve also tried Vibrams multiple times and they just don’t fit my feet properly. The new Z-Trek shoes look unbelievable and I am really excited about them. I feel like I’ll finally be able to get the awesome barefoot running down with comfortable shoes that protect my feet, and are easy to put on. Hopefully I can win a free pair, that would be really awesome!

  • carla cano

    I bought my first pair of Xeros last summer. They were a bit tricky to fit, but I love them. I would love to win a pair of any of these…I do hope you add a hot pink option for the women’s shoes. 🙂 Keep up the good work. These made a huge impact on my comfort over the summer. I plan on walking/jogging off 110lbs this year and these shoes would make it much more comfortable.

  • Forest Hilyer

    I’ve had every style of invisible and Xero shoes that has made it to
    market from the beginning .. and they just keep getting better! i walked
    barefoot for 10 years and can honestly say their is no other foot
    protection out there that sufficiently leaves you feeling virtually
    barefoot.. but keeps you from having to slow down on holly leaves or
    briars.. or other pokey or public footwear required spaces. feeling the
    textures of the ground below my feet is an essential connection in my
    life. boots are my least favorite part of winter.. i am hoping with
    the new z-treks i will be ably to keep my feet warm in the waters during
    the colder season whether boating, biking, running, or walking by being
    able to put on wool and or waterproof socks without having to negotiate
    the thong. I do love my clouds though! i work as an outdoor educator
    for a couple of Montessori schools, a contract naturalist & earth
    skills instructor, a canoeing instructor & for a canoe outpost, as a
    window cleaner, and as a mushroom farmer. I get inquiries about my
    Xero shoes a good bit and always talk them up! In fact, are yall
    looking for a rep in North Ga.? I would only consider representing
    something i truly believe in.. and these i do 🙂

  • bookworm

    I prefer going barefoot, but my feet are too tender to go outside without some kind of shoe. So Xero shoes are perfect. I have both the 4mm and 6mm kits, but I have a bit of trouble keeping them laced comfortably. So the new style is exactly what I need!

  • John K

    I bought the Connect kit last summer, and I love them. But I’ve definitely had issues with finding the perfect tension all the way around on the laces, and sometimes after a long day I find that the heel strap is really cutting into me. The newer versions of all of the shoes look like they’ve solve these problems beautifully, and the Z-Trek looks like the absolute perfect sport sandal for me. I’d love to have a pair!

  • I would really really like the new Z-Trek sandals for my son because I love him more than life itself and he’s getting thorns in his feet because he has recently taken to going barefoot. He used to LOVE pretty much all shoes. He slept in his new shoes as a kid. But, now the only shoes he will wear is your Xeros. Fortunately, there are many professions you can work from home – whew! He is training his feet to be the way God intended. His posture and gait have improved, plus his toes are properly splayed – all very good things for sure, and I can respect that, but he needs more shoe options. Your new Amuri Z-Treks look like they will work for him AND keep me from aging unnecessarily worrying about his feet.

  • BarefootDawsy

    I don’t know much about these ‘Z-Trek’ shoes that you’re selling, but I’m going to assume that the ‘Z’ part refers to Zombies. Now we all know that the Zombocalypse is just around the corner, and that having the right gear is paramount. With a weight of just 6.6oz, these shoes will be perfect for quick getaways and easy packing, leaving more room for dry rations, medical supplies, and dynamite. I can’t wait to get my feet into a pair!

  • John

    I bought 3 sandals just before the new update heel strap. Is there an update kit? Had an injury and haven’t even worn them yet!

    • We expect there will be, but probably not right away… the extra heel straps we made are still on the boat heading towards us.

  • Douglas Forman

    I love the fact that they are Vegan! Sometimes on a long run, one can get pretty hungry. And with the low cost of these shoes, it is not a big deal to eat a pair once in a while and do some raw barefoot running on the way home.

  • Jan Barker

    Need Z-Treks to replace sandals that didn’t make it thru last summer’s trek!!!!

  • Marcie Christensen

    Hi
    I want a pair of the new Z-Treks for myself and my husband. We both are die-hard Zero shoe wearers year round! Tis true in the winter months we both look like Hoofed Animals out running the country-side with socks shoved under our thong-style ones we now wear. We both have multiple pairs but adding the Z-Treks to our winter running attire will definitely add to our comfort zone!!!

  • Tami Friedman

    I love Xero shoes. They are helping me improve my arches and posture. I’d love to have the Z-treks since they look so comfortable and stylish, as well as not having a strap between the toes.

  • naveda

    I only need few things, the necessary or the minimum. I just want the feeling of the ground, the idea on the way and a pair of these Z-Trek.

  • Armando

    I own myself a pair of the Amuri Cloud Venture i bought last year. Before that, I was cheated by the big companies that what you need for a better comfort on your feet while walking, running, hiking, etc. is a pair shoes with an advanced shock-absorbing system only they could offer.

    Thanks to Xero shoes I have been able to take off the blindfold and feeling better with my physical activities.

    For sure I will be keep buying Xero Shoes products!

  • Michael Estrada

    How much will the Amuri z-trek cost?

    • We’re not sure yet… that is, we’re having an introductory sale, but the amount depends on how many people SHARE this with others and how many “entry points” we get. As of today, the discount is 10%. When we get to 6,000 entries, it’ll go up!

  • Mike C

    I like the look of the new Amuri-Z. I had a lot of troubl with the fitting that my Clouds gave me and the knot actually cut into my foot. I really look forward to the possibility of getting a pair of barefoot Xeroshoes without the knot. Thank you for developing these.

  • Michael Duong

    The Z-Treks look awesome! Isn’t that reason enough? Haha.

  • Igor Galarraga

    I am old user of your original xero sandals, but I am a little tired with natural wear of the knots. I would like to test new Z-Track lacing system! it looks awesome.

  • Omar

    I like how sandals can actually be used in running, like they used to do, when, you know, they didn’t have shoes.

  • Julie M

    Cant wait to try the new Z-Trek! I love the looks and comments I get from people as I pass them on a long hike wearing my Xeros! They make me smile:)

  • Tara

    My aching feet! My shoes either give me blisters, make my feet sweat profusely, or have to stay on my feet because if I took them off nobody would like me. I want to change the way my feet connect with my body and the ground. Going barefoot is my first choice, but it’s 20 below zero here with 3 feet of snow. When spring comes, it’s just me and my feet – unless I win the new Z-Treks.

  • I love running barefoot but living in AZ the road gets too hot, and there are cactus thorns, so the xero shoes let me go as barefoot as possible while not damaging my feet!

  • Angela Neyland

    Wearing regular shoes with thick soles the world feels muffled around me. With lots of small children around it is crucial i have more foot sensory awareness – otherwise little fingers have been known to be stood upon! 🙁 I owned all of the previous zero shoe models but weren’t a huge fan of the look. The new z-trek fixes that and would be a shoe i’d be happy to wear anytime!

  • Hilda

    Five days a week, I walk 25 minutes twice a day, to work an 8 hour shift at a busy coffee shop in a hospital. After standing all day in unventilated non-slip work shoes, my sweaty feet need relief for the 25 minute walk home. A pair of Z-Treks would be sweet for my sweaty feet!

  • disqus_17oH7aCuwG

    Love my clouds I have now. These new sandals would make the perfect winter sandal with heavy wool socks.

  • Fiona Rose Budini

    I would love a pair of these new xeros because I am already the proud owner of a pair of untameable flippers. Too thin for mens shoes. Too long for womens. I would love to go naked barefoot altogether, however I travel Australia all year round and need the support and protection of shoes. I am also recovering from a stress fracture in my foot and really feel that barefoot is the best way for my foot to regain the strength and flexibility it needs to support me through the rest of my life. Thanks. x

  • SpeakToEQ

    Can’t wait to get a pair to do my housecleaning in! My feet feel like they’ve been on a cloud all day (not slaving away cleaning!) when I wear my Xero shoes!

  • Lynda Powell

    I second the question posed by “Ann Onnimus”. My feet are abnormally wide for a woman (my USAF oxfords were special order EE) and the shape is a bit curved. Any flip flops I have ever worn wear down on the inside heel first. I HATE wearing shoes and going shoe shopping is a week long multi-store trip. I never buy shoes online until I bought my Xeros 2 yrs ago and love them!! I am going to buy the Z-Trek first chance I get, but would like a choice of a wider foot with a narrow strap.

  • thesnailisfast

    I want sandals so I can show my barefoot running sister that I can do it better by running a 50 miler in them, and am therefore the better daughter. Sibling rivalry at it’s finest.

    • thesnailisfast

      I should mention that I bought my sis her first pair of xero shoes… I started this… I need to END it.

  • Mike V

    I’ve been wearing DIY xeroshoes for 7 years, but my wife can’t stand the string between her toes and is stuck with clunky Chacos. We’re going to trek across Europe this year and need some shoes that let us feel the character of the cobblestone!

  • Mike M

    I need the Z-Trek because my feet have told me in no uncertain terms that they refuse to be shod in shoes any longer. They have even threatened to go on strike over this issue. I’ve spied little picket signs in the bottom of my closet, so I think they’re serious.

  • Mike .

    I need the Z-Trek because my feet have told me in no uncertain terms that they refuse to be shod in shoes any longer. They have even threatened to go on strike over this issue. I’ve spied little picket signs in the bottom of my closet, so I think they’re serious.
    (forgot to login, hence the double post)

  • Paul Mincey

    I got a pair of xero shoes last summer and I love them! They’re great for trail running as well as running on pavement or even wearing while out and about. Not only do they provide comfort and that great feeling of freedom, they also look great! I’ve gotten many compliments and everyone is always intrigued by them. I’d like to win a pair of the new xero shoes to help me accomplish some of my goals this year. I want to run 1,000 miles, run a half-marathon, and even train for a full marathon; and i’d love to be rocking a new pair of xero shoes while I do it!

  • Ki4wlg

    I love my Xeros already but find the thong style a bit annoying sometimes so this new design looks like a winner for me!

  • Jesse Jager

    I want the Z-Trek because I have broke Cloud model by ripping out the toe hole multiple times but I love the feel of wearing Xero sandals. I think the Z-Trek would be perfect for me. I love to keep them on while hiking, running, and doing just about anything. So even though I still wear my Clouds, I feel that the Z-Trek would be better for how I use my Xero sandals!

  • John

    I’m an avid barefoot runner and order a pair of the original Xero shoes, right after the re-branding. Unfortunately, after receiving the uncut soles, being inexperienced as I was I cut too much and made them rather unusable. I never really got a chance to try the shoes that everyone was raving about, but I would love to try these. I’m sure it would keep my feet from blistering and my mind calm from the paranoia of small sharp objects.

    Peace,
    John

  • Alicia

    So I’ve always liked the idea of running, but the first time I ran with Xero’s, I actually had fun. Last spring my husband and I went on an exploratory hike. What should have been a lake was so flooded that the trail was a stream and the field was a marsh. I happily made my way through flooded blackberry patches in my Xeros, but my husband tried to walk barefoot to keep his shoes dry. You can guess who had more fun. I’ve hiked in them ever since. I would love a pair of the Z-Treks so I could get my hubby into them too!

  • gloosle

    because chacos are bricks.

  • Pamela Netherton

    I need a pair of the new Z-Trek shoes because I absolutely love my old Zero shoes, and they are nearly worn to death after 1 year of running, hiking, and mountainbiking many, many miles. My only soreness that ever arose was from the between-the-toe strap, so the new design will be perfect! With a neuroma in my foot, my Zeros are the only shoes I can wear for for all of my sports….I can wait to try the Z-Treks!

  • Hannah

    I LOVE my current Xeros, and would love to give these new Z-Trek ones a try! 🙂

  • Justin Novotney

    It’s all about evolution! Did our ancestors’ ancestors where Nikes? Nope! I gotta have my feet free to feel the world because our feet have been designed, by millions of years of trial and error, to run barefoot.
    Also, I really love my homemade pair of Xero shoes and I’m ready for a big upgrade 🙂

    Justin

  • Shannon

    My boyfriend loves his Xero shoes, and I love him, so therefore I would love to win him some more!

  • Eric Brown

    To show them off to my Brother. And while he’s ogling surprise him with his own pair!

  • besavage

    I love my Xero 6mm Connect shoes because I forget that I’m even wearing them . . . until someone asks, “What are you wearing on your feet?@#$.” I’ve started calling them my “Scandals” because so many people are shocked and scandalized by them. Then I get to share why I love them so much! I’m a minimalist at heart so I couldn’t imagine anything less for my feet ; ). The one issue I do have is wearing out the nub and being with a flopping sandal. Granted I live in the concrete jungle of Philadelphia, PA so they get a lot of abrasion. Is there a better way to create a long lasting, durable nub? . . . a free pair of the new Z-Trek would help.

  • swtmdmboo

    I wear barefoot style shoes 95% off the time (they aren’t safe when you are seated behind the bars of a Harley). Xero shoes are great for trips through airport security (black pants, black Xeros, black socks = no shoe removal) (but I didn’t say that). They are also great for pedicure appointments – giving plenty of time for the nail polish to set. 4 pair of Xeros aren’t enough.

  • Elden H.

    I’m just curious. I just made a pair of 4mm contacts to help prevent blisters and painful rocks on asphalt from bare foot running. I’m still getting use to them. Today i tried on two different pairs of barefoot merrells and was very disappointed in there fit. These are looking more and more attractive.

  • mountainearth

    Why do I want to win a pair of Z-Treks? Because Z-Chacos are are heavy and z-hiker would like to shed some pack weight.

  • Amy D.

    I’d love to win a new pair of running sandals to help me get back into shape after having twins 8 months ago! (^_^)

  • gary

    these are the sandals i have been holding out for.

  • Tina Adams

    I love the concept of zero shoes, but have yet to perfect the knot at the bottom of the shoe. This new design takes the guess work out of tying the knots and laces, simply slip on and go. Perfect concept for the active person on the go. I cannot imagine a pair of shoes more comfortable than my zero shoes, so excited. I am so excited about this sandal and cannot wait to get a pair.

  • I want some because….sandals. Yeh. love ’em. Got the Cloud ones last year and wore them everywhere…but this new one has me quite intrigued.

  • Sara Zampa

    I just started running (for fun, not gym class) a few years ago, and I’ve never done it with anything other than minimalist or barefoot shoes. I love the sandals I got from you already, and these Xero shoes look that little bit more durable, which will come in handy when I’m racing through forests rather than city streets.

  • Thomas Serijack III

    Yes, finally,I need the Z-Trek’s!!! I have ,or should I say ‘had’, the Amuri Cloud but was having a slight issue with the between-the-toe strap/post, but still not willing to give them up. My 25 year old son tried them on now I can’t get them back. My 15 year old grandson tried on my ‘hijacked’ Clouds and has placed second dibs on them. Between my computer gaming son “Captain Spaced-Out” and my “I have a new girlfriend who wears Zero shoes too” grandson, I’ll never see my kidnapped Clouds without feet in them again…….and at this point, I wonder if I really want to!? ‘Woe is me’, what ever shall I do?! Low and behold,now you have introduced the Z-Trek with a strap system I can understand and I know will be perfect comfort-wise for me. I know I can’t come up with the ransom demand to recover my Clouds, so I implore you with all that is sacred to my feet to provide me ,somehow, with a pair of the Z-Treks. I beg of you to make this 64 year old father/grandfather have some comfort left in my waning years, and restore my faith in humanity again…….while “Captain Spaced-Out” and “I’ve got a new girl….” reap the spoils of their ill-gotten Clouds. (Yes, that last statement was a “pity ploy” but this is where brains must triumph over brawn!!!)

  • kevin

    I got two pair of Xeros for my wife, and four for me (early ones and more recent ones, I forget the models). The lace-’em-yourself pairs both have CorrectToes laced in. At the office, Xeros are all I wear. This is great in the summer, mostly OK in winter, the office being indoors and all. But there are no heavy toe socks, just moderately thin, really thin, and so thin they have only one side. So, when I found myself outside on a fire drill, for 20 minutes in the cold – and we’re talkin’ Canadian cold here, not like that guy bragging about wearing Xeros outdoors all year ’round in (snort! guffaw!) Florida – I wished for a sandal that would let me wear my Darn Toughs or some other unfurcated woolies. Now I’m gonna get one. AND one for the other foot, too.

    I’ll buy, of course.

    But if someone wants to GIVE me a pair, well that’s OK, too.

  • Kimberlee

    My ankles have been killing me for a few months now. I have always had “weak” ankles. I researched what type of shoe could possibly help me with my problem, I really wanted to avoid orthotics. I stumbled across a website about barefoot running (which I had heard of but didn’t really know anything about) so I decided to pay attention to the way I walk. Being barefoot is very natural for me, I love it. But now I had to start paying attention to the way I was walking. Withing two steps (literally!) my ankle pain disappeared! When I woke up if I forgot to step mid-foot first I experienced a sharp pain shooting up the inside of my ankle. I immediately started the mid-foot strike step and the pain would cease completely. I am completely sold on the idea of a minimalist shoe. I live in NC so being barefoot is pretty easy except for the fact that we have fire ants like crazy and they find me easily. I need something without feeling like I have anything on my feet. I would love to give Xero sandals a try!

  • Jacqui

    I bought my first pair of Xero shoes at the end of 2013 (I think it was September). I immediately threw away all my other shoes and I have worn NOTHING but those since then (except when flying – then I wear a pair of zemgear water shoes and I can’t wait to take them off after the flight) and put Xero’s back on). I have made two orders since in the last 6 months for new laces and I took part in the 70% off sale. I LOVE Xero shoes SO much… I can’t thank you enough,

    I wear my Xero’s to formal functions too, I just dress up fully and put a pair of new laces on with colourful nail polish. It’s worked so far but slightly nervous about having to attend anything super formal…. I’m dreaming up leather shoe ideas using the spare soles that I have but have not made anything yet.

    I’d love to have a pair of Z-Trek’s because they look super cool and comfortable and I know I’d use them everyday – also just for a change to look at something different on my feet.

    Thanks for making these best shoes in the world!

    Jacqui

  • Michael Jennys

    I would like the new xero shoe, because I love these shoes and I would love for my wife to wear them too, but she hates having something between her toe! So this would be perfect!

  • dieselmex

    Evangelizing for 32 years why barefoot running is the best way to go has been a fantastic thing to do. Now, many of my students, from 10 to 40, run barefoot or use xeroshoes. Recently, I moved to a beautiful spot in the world and I’m surrounded by expats and mountains. People are catching with my sandals, which I wear all the time. They want to have at least one pair. Some have bought them in this two-month stint. But, to be sure, I’d love to have even more xeroes to run in and show… many more people will join the club!

  • David Delchamps

    I blew my knee out and split my tibia straight down below the knee over 12 years ago. Prior to that my favorite things to do on this Earth were running and hiking. Any attempt to do either(in conventional shoes) since always ended in pain and disappointment. Two weeks ago I got my first pair of Xeros and I’m running again! Pain free!!! I’m ecstatic! I feel my feet and calves getting stronger every day. My connection to the Earth and everything on it is growing. I FEEL THE WORLD!!!!!!!! AND I WANT THOSE FREE SANDALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MaryGold

    I love my xero shoes because they are the only thing that can form to my feet and not make me feel like I’m dragging while running. I love the lightweight feel, and the changeability with the laces. The best part though, is that the shoes have lasted over two years with only replacing the laces once!

  • Dominic N

    I love my original Xero shoes! I have big, wide, flat feet and absolutely despise most sandals. The Xeros, however, are super comfortable, feel like they’re barely there, and remind me of my childhood when my brother and I would run around outside without shoes on. Wearing these is, of course, a lot safer now that I live in a major city. 🙂

  • jgc1968

    I want the Z-Trek because I started running again and can’t run in Chacos. I need your help, I moved from Chattanooga TN to Richland WA, I have been hiking with my son and daughter. I only have old school Adidas. I need to fit in with all the naturalists out here. Plus I want to have my son and daughter see first hand that you don’t have to fall prey to the big C (companies). The move has us scraping our piggy banks so I could use a pair of Z-Treks.

  • Roxanne Cann

    I would love to win these because they look like they would be more comfortable with no post AND my pair of Zeros….just broke 🙁 . Sadly I am now in a shoeless place, causing me to cram my feet into shoes that are painful because my sandals are no longer wearable. My feet are begging for freedom again!

  • Lukas Cochran

    I hate flip flops because pf all the flopping and discomfort and I don’t like heavy sandals, but I want a versatile summer shoe. Xero shoes are perfect for every thing I like to do from running, to hiking, to ultimate frisbee, or just wearing to the pool. I love the light barefoot feel without having to worry about sharp objects hidden on my path.

  • Jason Gustafson

    To the tune of “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin:

    There’s a runner who knows that he must feel his toes
    And he hopes that he’ll win the new Z-Trek…
    If he gets them he’s sure from cramped feet he’ll be cured
    He so hopes that he wins the new Z-Trek…
    Ooh, Ooh, he’ll be running with sun on his insteps…

    So this post on the blog he is leaving today
    With the hopes that he’ll be in new footwear…
    If he happens to win he’ll be grateful for sure
    While strolling around in his Z-Treks…

    Ooh it makes him wonder,
    Ooh this barefoot runner…

    Ok, ok, I think I’ve butchered this classic rock anthem long enough. I am totally psyched about the new Z-Trek and I hope I am lucky enough to win. Thanks for continuing to innovate and bring barefoot running to the masses!

  • Hannah

    I love xeros for me and my kids! The hard soled, constricting shoes on the market for kids seem like some kind of foot-binding torture compared to zeros. I hope the ztrek comes in kids sizes.

  • Annamarie Thomas

    I was in a bad van accident 5yrs ago and sustained neck & back injuries. I also have fibro and arthritis. Last summer I purchased my first pair of minimal shoes and fell in love with them. Due to our horrid winter I have not been able to wear them and my back and neck are really feeling the difference of having to walk in so called normal shoes. I actually find myself balanced wearing my minimal shoes. I bought a diy pair of Zero sandals and am so impressed with the high quality of the soles! I have not been able to wear them outside yet but cant wait for the snow to leave so I can enjoy them. I am much more comfortable though with a sandal that has a strap going across the toes and this is a huge reason I would love to try the Z-Trek.. also the ease of putting them on. At 57 with the health issues I look for ease. Having these sandals will be such a blessing and encouragement to help me reach a goal I have not yet been able to attain. I used to speed walk and I just cant wear regular shoes or sandals for long periods of time. I need these sandals and I’d love to write you and give you details of my summer journey wearing these awesome new Amuri Z-Treks!! Thank you!!!

  • Aviv Stein

    It may just be puberty, but my feet smell terrible when I wear shoes. That’s why I tried cutting off the soles from my nasty Nikes to trick my conservative high school authorities! Unfortunately, thanks to too much publicity from my classmates, the teachers caught be red-footed. Now I’m roaming the halls, stinking up every which way I step! Could you spare a pair, Mr. Xero, could ya?

  • Lars Schmidt

    Why is this the product. People today get boomed with commercials left and right all day long today. And it is really thinks that isn’t essential for our general living and health. I can have any type of gear on, but the most important sports and everyday grar is by far the shoes. Without a pair of shoes that is really letting my body move the way it was designed to move, I am impacting alot of different areas of my body in a critical way. Xero shoes is the natural way.
    It is the product, the most important thing to get right.

  • Kristyan Williams

    I’ve been following and loving the evolution of XeroShoes since the original cut-your-own cherry sole Invisible Shoe kit came out. Since then I’ve become a trail runner and am training for ultra-distances. I eat mountains for breakfast- I would LOVE to do so in a light, well-made sandal!

  • John Manchester

    I would love to win the new Z-Trek Xero shoes. I have not been able to walk very far for a while. If I walk even 1/4 mile or try to even walk my ankles swell up and I am in excruciating pain. I was in a bad accident a few years back when I fell off a roof breaking a couple of my vertebrae and messing up my walking in the process. After discovering minimalist shoes I was able to walk and even jog short distances. I live by the beach and a pair of minimalist sandals would be great for the beach.

  • Jeanie

    I was a physical education teacher who had bone spurs on her heals since 1997. I was told never to walk barefoot. I found out the opposite is true. It felt better walking barefoot in the grass than putting my foot in a cast called a sneaker. Ouch.. I am no Indian I have tender feet so I need the Barefoot running sandals from Z-Treck to protect my tender feet and allow me the freedom to move they way nature intended me too.

  • Marna Marie’ Strauss

    I absolutely love my Xero’s – I love to feel the earth…experience the feedback from my feet – what a brilliant design.

    I feel like I am the Ambassador for Xero’s everywhere I go…every since I bought my Xeroshoes last Feb I haven’t looked back. I’ve corrected my gait, fixed my migraines, my hip flexor problems, my hurting knees, I’ve influenced people and help people convert to minimalism. I get stopped in shops, on the beach, whilst doing races to answer peoples questions. Last winter I couldn’t get a minimalist winter-shoe in South Africa so I bought some wool 5-finger-toe-socks and wore them with my Xero’s! Sorted! I even converted my girlfriend to Xeros!

    I absolutely love my Xero’s and just bought a spare pair JUST in-case :o) I wear out my shoes in a few years…

    I would love to try the new Z-Trek and the added few mm’s on the bottom will assist in the hikes/walking/running plus the lacing system is absolutely brilliant. The Z-Trek will be brilliant to go SUP/Skating or Surfing in!

    Cheers from Cape Town – Please send me a pair! :o)

  • Kali

    I REALLY need a pair of the new Z-Trek because I have recently switched from my beloved Xero Huaraches and Venturi’s to………..UNSHOES PAH TEMPE!!!!! And I love the feel of no toe thong!!!.. But deep down I am a Xero shoe girl … Win me back Steven 🙂 <3

  • Donna Kathler

    I am new to barefoot/minimalist footwear. So new that I’ve just been researching different brands available. Would love to try Xeros and I’m sure my feet would appreciate them too 🙂

  • Annie Anderson

    According to several orthopedic doctors…My foot at rest is a woman’s size 8.5. Once standing, it stretches to a woman’s size 11. Ridiculously high arches, bony feet, and this span of 2.5 shoe sizes with each step has made living with my feet a rather unpleasant experience. After years of stiff orthotics and struggling to find anything to ease chronic discomfort, I took a wild risk and ordered my first pair of Xero sandals last year. And after 40 years, they are the closest thing I have found to heaven. That said, I must admit that the area between my toes gets really aggravated after pushing into the toe post with each expanding step. This is no fault of the lovely Xero design – just due to the weirdness of my foot. I recently saw your ad for your new Z-Trek and am wondering if maybe, just maybe, this might be the shoe my foot has always been looking for. I’d sure love to give them a try!

  • Guest

    The reason I want the new Z-Trek is simple. People who are stuck in the rut
    of wearing shoes with so much support really don’t understand what they are
    doing to their feet. I am in the Army, where shoe wearing is a must and
    minimalist shoes aren’t spoken highly of. I think it’s time for a change and
    would love a pair of Z-Treks to show off and convert the masses!

  • Susanne

    I am tired of lacing my barefoot sandals- these look great!

  • Eric S.

    I’m a long-time huge fan of Invisible (and Xero) shoes! Great product.

  • thesagefool

    Hoping for a random win.

  • Dan Parson

    I’ve been living barefoot for almost a year now, and Xero Shoes are the perfect solution for those times when I’m just not able to go barefoot. I love that Xero Shoes have the thinnest soles that I’ve seen on sandals, and honestly, I’m not sure how other companies can call theirs “minimalist” when they’re not nearly as thin-soled. I also enjoy the freedom of the DIY kits. I found that none of the tying styles I tried worked well for me, so I came up with my own that works just the way I want it to! Anyway, please keep making Xero Shoes and spreading the word of the benefits of the barefoot/minimalist (YOUR idea of minimalist) lifestyle!

  • Caroline

    Why I want to win? I bought the day kit several years ago but didn’t succeed. Then I bought the cloud which was much better but couldn’t get the perfect fit. If I ran it didn’t fit when I walked and vise versa. I really wanted for my daughter (15) who has flat feet but can’t give her something that I’m not 100% comfortable with. Also 3 months ago I donated a kidney to a yioung girl and the shoes will help me get back into shape (link to photo supplied on request). In fact now that I’m writing this I remember that she also likes running so I’d like to donate her the shoes also!

  • Jozef

    look at them – they are normal
    try them – they are special

  • MaryAngela

    Hi..I think that I should be one of the winners…here’s my story….I came to Italy on holidays 30 some years ago and decided to Live here. I live in the north eastern part of the country near the Alps. Being that I have large feet and couldn’t find shoes or sandals that fit, I started making them on my own!!!! …. And my homemade sandals resemble the xeroshoes!!!! I keep telling the people here that walking and running inthese types of sandals is much better for the health of their feet but no one wants to believe! So…in the end…I’d love to be able to show off a pair of “the real thing”!!! Thanks for reading my wishes & have a great day! Best regards from Italy!!!

  • Ken Feeley

    I love my Xeros because my feet love them, simple as that

  • Lou stelter

    I need these super light sandals because I have a crazy Aussie/Border collie and I have to be fast on my feet and connected to the ground!

  • Claudia

    I need the new Z-Trek because I’m planning to celebrate my 42.2th birthday running a marathon (42.2 km) and with regular – albeit neutral/minimalistic – running shoes, my feet go to sleep around km 5. That doesn’t happen with my beloved Xeros! However, I’ve got to face it, I suck at tying my Xeros. Really I suck at most DIY things. The Z-Trek is what I need! Thanks for these great shoes!

  • Steve

    Hi, I have three pairs of zeros. I am not a runner, although I do wear my zeros every day. I use toesox in the New Zealand winters. My choice to wear these shoes is based in biomechanics. I have spent the last 40 years teaching others to go barefoot or to wear flat shoes with equal heel and ball of foot heights. In my experience, one of the most common causes for low back injury and related upper back and neck pain is the elevated heel with too much cushioning. Having the option to tell people how and where they can order Xeroshoes is a fantastic feeling for me. I am really happy you have decided to offer a sandal, as quite a few people I see don’t like the idea of a flip-flop type of construction. I guess some people just don’t like stuff between their toes. Cheers to you, keep up the innovations and thanks again for your fantastic products and service.
    Steve,
    NZ.

  • Andrew

    I teach dance and would love to be able to teach and dance in sandals. My current Xero Shoes are solid but they are hard to fit perfectly to my feet which is key for dancing in them!

  • David Filter

    I just need to feel the open road with sandals the way you manufactured them

  • lion onondaga

    Just retired @ 62. I want my feet to last and function as well and as long as the rest of me. I hate taking these off my feet! …I can’t ‘bare’ the thought of traditional “footgear”. Recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, all my treatment professionals (MD, PA, PT’s) are hounding me about, “the more support the better!!” (Ironically, it was a PT who recommended Xero Shoes for me in the first place.) Now, in ‘treatment’ when I walk into the barber shop during a Syracuse snowstorm, I’m getting teased, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH SHOES ON?”

  • Cheryl

    My husband has a pair of “lace up yourself” sandals that he has been walking/running in for four years! I have always wanted a pair of the Xeros sandals, for the same reasons my hubby wears them…..foot strengthening, all-over body alignment and wonderful, natural comfort. In the last three years, I have transitioned to walking barefoot or with minimalist foot coverings and love it……and so do my arthritic knees! A pair of your new sandals would add a wonderful benefit to my physical well-being and happiness! Oh yes…….congratulations on the continued success of your business! (what did those Shark Tank people know? HA!) Love your videos!! 🙂

    • Cheryl… you are one of our randomly selected winners! Email me for details about getting your prize!

      • Cheryl

        Woo Hoo and Yippee!!  I won a prize!!  Tell me, Steven, what did I win? Wonder-full day to you!
        Cheryl  🙂
        Do not ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. – Howard Thurman

  • Nathan Matthews

    I will use the sandals to free oppressed peoples everywhere!

  • J.C. Brown

    I have a 4 mile stretch of river bed that I have yet to run completely. Sand invades standard shoes. My ventures have gotten me the furthest, yet the toe post + sand caused too much irritant to finish rapidly. The Z-Trek will be utilized in finishing this course for a PR.

  • Mike Castro

    Because I suck at tying my huaraches.

  • Kevin MacD

    I have two problems: repeatedly getting killed while running in sandals, and a fervent love of Z-shaped straps on footwear (like Chacos). Let me elaborate. A few years ago, I was out for a run near Kilauea volcano in Hawaii (you know, where lava flows into the ocean). I was wearing Chacos, jogging along the razor-sharp igneous rock near the shore, jumping over the occasional lava flow, the usual. Suddenly a rogue wave washed me into the sea. That water was HOT, let me tell you. I tried to swim back to shore, but my Chacos were so heavy, they dragged me to the bottom of the ocean, and I died. Major bummer. Fast forward a few months. I was out for a run along the railroad tracks of the Trans-Siberian railway near Lake Baikal in south-central Russia. I was wearing Chacos (love that Z-shaped strap!), jogging through twelve-foot-high snow drifts, dodging the occasional ornery moose, the usual. At a junction in the railroad, my right Chaco got jammed between two intersecting tracks. The Chaco sole was so stiff, I couldn’t yank it out (yup, just like that scene in Fried Green Tomatoes. Crazy coincidence, I know). Sure enough, a train came along, and I died again. MAJOR bummer. Fast forward a few months. I was out for a run near Salisbury in south-central England, so I decided to jog over to Stonehenge. I was wearing Chacos, and when I got to Stonehenge I thought it would be cool to “slalom” run around and through the standing stones, like you do. However…I’m six feet tall. The bottom edge of one of the stone lintels was six feet AND ONE HALF INCH above the ground. I go to run under it…but my fat Chacos ADD ONE INCH to my total height. So I slammed the top half-inch of my noggin on the rock. I fell to the ground with traumatic brain injury, and died from rapidly escalating intracranial pressure shortly thereafter. MAJOR BUMMER!!! What to do? I love my Z-strappy Chacos, but they’re too dang HEAVY, STIFF, and FAT. If only there was a Z-strapped sport sandal in the world that was light, flexible, and thin. Then I might be alive today. If only…

  • Chris

    For so long my feet have been trapped, enslaved, and bound to the relentlessly unfeeling “average shoe.” Finally a product exists that allows a true nature lover to truly embrace nature and to feel all that is below while seeing all that is above. My Amuri clouds are my #1 running shoe from roads, to trails, to deep distance hiking. The Z-trek seems to offer even more freedom without that pesky toe thong (which on the whole isn’t’ that bad anyways!
    If you need xero weight and xero restrictions Xero is the way to go!

  • Igor Stroganov

    I need such sandals for running sessions both in the city and outdoors, in summer, when the whole family travels to village. The roads differ from asphalt to gravel and just packed earth, so I have to be sure my feet feel themselves comfortable and working. Hope that these sandals will do the work.

  • Sue

    Havent had a good experience with Xeros. All 3 pairs I got broke off at the thong area (between big and second toe; right hand side)…so maybe this could be the model that’ll work for me

  • Cathy Kniffen

    I can’t WAIT to try the new Amuri Z-Trek! I’ve loved every previous product you all have come up with—-and they just keep getting better and better.

    The comfort is truly amazing! Since I’ve started wearing Xero Shoes almost exclusively, my feet have gotten so much stronger. I used to be totally addicted to arch supports and orthotics but still continued to have foot issues. Now my feet feel so much better that I will never, ever go back to more traditional shoes! I’ve gotten some looks of credulity when I wear them in the winter here in North Carolina, but those people just don’t know what they’re missing! haha But mostly I get compliments from people about how cute my Xero Shoes are—–which is just an added benefit! 🙂

  • Diane

    These look so comfy, and I am all about comfort! I gave away 6 pair of Xero Shoes for Christmas to family members!!

  • Diane Flowers

    Last summer I ran 47 miles of the Smith river in Montana on a paddle board. I wore my ventures, and frequently the toe attachment would pull out when I was walking in fast water. The Z-treks are going to be perfect for these sort of adventures! I have a pair of ventures and a pair of the original DIYs, and most of my body loves them for walking running, giving massage,etc. However, I have a high instep and a sensitive nerve on the top of my foot that gets irritated if I wear them too much. The Z-Treks look as if I would never even have to take them off.

  • Jelek

    I want to win because I wear these sandals EVERY DAY. I will put them to good use I promise! And am willing to test out any future products haha 🙂 I live in South Florida so most of the time it is hot; i hate wearing shoes and having my feet sweat! I hurt my ankle pretty badly a few years ago and had to get rid of all my heels and cute shoes because they HURT now. I haven’t found a single pair of comfortable shoes to wear to work every day, even flats dig in all the wrong places and hurt by the end of the day. These were the first shoes I was excited about buying, I have the original Xeros and love that I can pick the colors so that they match all my work clothes. Also, I have 3 large dogs a lot of daily exercise… I don’t want to do that in regular sneakers because its too hot! and my feet hurt walking/running miles with the pups. My Xeros solved this problem, they are the best $ I have invested in a pair of shoes. I pretty much wear them all the time now… weekdays to work then after walking the dogs, bike riding, etc. and on weekends to the beach and other activities around town. They are my go-to shoes, they look good with all types of outfits (dressy or casual), and my feet don’t hurt 🙂 I would love to try out the new model because I do plan on being a loyal customer continuing forward.

  • Jacob

    My wife thinks that I want these to encourage odd sideways looks from the neighbors, and my kids think it’s because my original DIYs bug me a little between the toes. The people who watched my last race probably think it was that my DIYs get a little too mobile when they’re really wet. It might be because I won’t be able to justify buying another pair of “hippy-looking-nazarene-style-sandals” until my DIYs wear out (and after thousands of miles, they’re sadly showing no sign of wear).

    But, truthfully the need is strictly professional. I’m a professor and keeping a group of undergraduates engaged and focused on learning requires a certain chaotic aura. I can’t let myself get too predictable and let’s face it, a guy who runs around town in a pair of Z-Treks might do just about anything. Please help me, Steven! You might be the difference between tenure and unemployment.

  • Chad Taylor

    I kayak regularly and have really bad knees. After 20 years in the Military and 3 knees surgeries, the original Zero shoe being so minimal seemed to relieve some of my pain. I am really looking forward to Z-trek’s

  • randy wheeler

    I have extreme lower vascular disease making it so hard to walk when my shoes have any kind of weight to them. Being on disability it’s hard to afford the ones I need that are usually not covered by my insurance. If these are as light as stated, they would be a dream come true for this summer and probably the next. Please just consider.

  • BarefootGuy

    I recently started running in Surfing Shoes in the Freezing Cold Winters
    of the Midwest and really have been enjoying the ground feel of very
    minimal shoes; like being a kid again flying over the snow drifts.
    Looking to continue running into the sunset in the spring and summer
    with an ultra minimal shoe, as it is true living ‘flying barefoot’. The
    Z-Treks look much more natural than running in the fivefingers as
    running in the surf shoes is one step closer to running in sandals and
    this would be the ultimate gear to advance my technique and mileage.
    Awesome!

  • Marlena

    I LOVE my Xeros, but they are constantly coming untied on me during a run/workout. Seems like no matter how tightly I tie them, the knot always slips out. I would really like to try the new Z-Trek shoes, as it looks like they would totally take care of this problem. Can’t wait to check these out!

  • Julieah Evans

    I would LOVE to win a pair of Xero’s newest sandal. Since first seeing them presented on Shark Tank, I knew I had to own a pair as minimalist running is EVERYTHING. I hesitated to construct my own so I sent in a foot stencil and I received my Xero’s back faster than Jimmy John’s delivers a sandwich. I live in these shoes and never hesitate to recommend this company when people ask me. Xero shoes also has the greatest customer service!

  • Kevin H

    I’m going to college at Duke in the fall, and I’ll be running on their track team. It is a fallacy how much money athletes and schools spend on running shoes, and I want to wear the Z-Treks in training and long runs. In high school I’ve worn the Xero’s and have gotten many strange looks, but I’ve also “converted” several of my teammates!

  • Sandy PT

    I love the minimal feel of a Xero Shoe but don’t like answering all the questions from the unenlightened. I think I’ll get less attention in the new Z-Trek.

  • Chad C.

    To represent and teach wherever I go with a smile: that Xero Shoes is best for the barefoot experience!

  • TG Alford

    I need these sandals because my bunions are killing me!!

  • Kelli

    Hello, I’m not a mountain climber or a runner or an extremely sporty person. I’m just a Mom of three who is very busy and active and I love Xero Shoes! I’ve been wearing them for 3 years. I still have my first pair, by the way, and they’re in great condition for sandals that have literally been worn every day from spring to fall for 3 straight years. I’ve always loved being barefoot and whether I’m at the grocery store, or the park, or camping in the woods I need that feeling of the Earth beneath me. I get that with Xero Shoes.

  • Marianne Asjiki Lihannah

    Amuri, amour – a loveaffair – oh, yeah! Riveting running and rescuing our ruined and rioting toes. Therefore I choose Xero Shoes – with them you can never loose – so now choose me – to be – frolicking free forever from frustrating fracturing shoes and I will in turn tempt and tell thousands of people of the ‘Trek’ -‘it’s not a trick, nor a trap, but a gob-smacking gift of the greatest grandest and most genious’ kind.

  • Steve Reese

    I’ve been a chacos fan for (hate to say it) decades. In that time I’ve since discovered barefoot running – began with several 5 fingers, then trail gloves, astros, but no sandals to replace the chacos. Trail running is what i love to do. My feet hurt running in anything not “barefoot”. So do my knees, back, mood, whatever. Found Xeros on line a while back, but the weird knots threw me off. I kept looking at them, but I need simple. (Read whatever you want into that). I want to put them on & go, no fiddling. Finally, last fall, I did it. I bought a pair of Xeros, put them on, & couldn’t even tell I had them on! Except the knots. I still have to mess with the knots. I run in them, but I still don’t think I have them tied up right. Besides that how would I even know? What are they supposed to feel like when they’re right? So – simple. It sounds like you now have them! So yes, I think these may be the ones & I want to try them.

  • Brandon Hardy

    I need sandles for those hot days especially when I go visit my father in law and we go to the ocean shoes and heat do mot mix at all

  • Isaac

    I want the Z-Treks because I’ve been looking for a rugged
    yet flexible thin sandal with wide webbing as opposed to the stiff heavy ones that have always
    been around.

  • Jessica M. K. Streit

    I think it’s critical to “walk your talk.” We are the best conduits of our healthful living messages. Actions truly speak louder than words.

    I work in public health, so I advocate for healthier lifestyles for a living. I also want my children to make healthy choices. My actions are the best weapon I have in my arsenal to influence others to make healthy choices, too. Wearing Xeros is a way to show people that I support barefoot walking for the way it facilitates an enhanced mind-body-environment connection.
    I already own two pairs of Amuri Clouds, and I wear them whenever Midwest weather permits. I get constant questions about what type of sandals I have on, and I’m always encouraging people to invest in a pair. I also had a very Oprah-style Christmas this year with my family–I gave my parents, siblings, and siblings’ spouses each their first pair of Xeros.
    We have to embody the sociocultural shifts we want to see happen.

  • Cheryl Corsiglia

    Because barefoot sandals are great for my feet, but other ones i have had seem to wear out pretty easily so I wanna test these ones out this summer on the trails/roads/bike/etc.

  • Anthony V

    I have a lot of back problems and bare feet (or as close as I can get) really help.

  • Ben Leftwich

    I’m a big fan of zero shoes. Before I started the barefoot style running I hated running and could hardly run a mile. Since I have embraced the barefoot style and thanks to Xero shoes I ENJOY running 15-20 miles a week, which is a lot for some one who hated to run and could barely run 1 mile. And with the help of Xero shoes I have ran several half marathons barefoot!!

  • Ben Leftwich

    One more thing, when running barefoot and you are “feeling the world” you can’t help but think”we were made for this!” It’s such a great stress reliever and really helps clear up my mind when I feel the earth and run.

  • Adam Gentile

    I have been running barefoot for 6 years now, and of course when I’m not running I want something minimal. My favorite minimal footwear are sandals, I have yet to try the Xero brand and the newest model looks amazing. I have no doubts it would be instant gratification if I had a pair of the new xero shoes. These look like a perfect everyday/activity wear footwear!

  • PsychStudentRN

    I’m so excited! These will be so much better than my beloved Tevas!

  • rms

    Dealing with Tailor’s Bunion, these Xeros could help. Also what about size 13 in

  • Karen

    I have chronic Lyme Disease, and as such I have had significant issues with my joints, especially my knees and hips. As a result I have not been nearly as active as I’d like to be. I have found that barefoot shoes help my joints considerably when walking (I haven’t worked up to trying to run yet). I’ve had troublegetting the laces right on your other shoes, so I don’t wear them as much as I’d like to. This new style looks like it addresses this issue. That is why I’d like a pair of your new Z-Trek shoes.

  • karla

    I would love to win a pair because they look super cool,light and comfy!!

  • Andres Greenleaf

    I need the new Z-trek Xeros for 3 reasons!
    1.To have a light weight comfy shoe while running the Colorado marathon down poudre canyon!
    2. To have comfy nice stylin kick to wear at shows this red rocks season!!!
    3. To have durable reliable light weight comfy shoes while backpacking guatemala and exploring all the mayan ruins!!!!!share the xeros live with all!! <3

  • Dean Fulton

    These are absolutely the next best thing to barefoot – and that’s what it’s all about.

  • Sean Arnold

    I love the look of the new shoes and the changes to the lacing. I started barefoot running a year ago and would love to use these new shoes for my first half marathon this year as well as for my first xterra. Using Xero shoes and changing my technique, and running barefoot sometimes has enabled me to run farther than I ever have before without the pain and problems I experience before. I have always suffered from pain in my feet because it is so hard to find shoes that would accommodate my wide foot. Also, being evolved with Boy Scouts in my area I would love to take these on our hikes and camp-outs this summer.

  • Elliot

    I need these because I am becoming a pseudo-nudist. I feel more comfy with “xero” shoes on my feet.

  • Dean

    Please gild the lily whiteness of my otherwise bare running feet with a handsome pair of Xeros!

  • Elliot

    I am becoming a pseudo-nudist. I feel more comfy with “Xero” shoes on.

  • Nick E

    I need the Amuri Z-Trek sandals because I am a competitive ultra marathon runner that does upwards of 100 miles a week in minimal shoes. I also need these sandals because I need my Type 1 Diabetic feet to breath and be free to feel the world!

  • Katie

    My feet have never felt better since wearing my first pair of Xeros! So, adding to my collection is a no brainer, plus I think the new Z-treks would look great on my feet!

  • T. Khan

    I would love to win a pair of z-treks. It would be great to have a secure minimalist sandal for outdoor activities.

  • Sara Biggs

    Hello! I had a pair of Xero DIY shoes, and I actually took them traveling with me over the last 21 months! I wore them infrequently though, because as much as I loved the feeling of being barefoot the laces were tricky. Too loose, too tight, etc. I just couldn’t wear them for long runs or walking around for hours and hours. The few times that I did I also go friction blisters underneath the pads my feet between my big toe and my second toe. I would be thrilled to try the next generation version, especially the Amuri Cloud. I live in San Diego and I can run barefoot year round!! All the best as you launch your newest products, Sara

  • Tucker Olson

    These look like great shoes! I am a climbing guide and I think these would be a great way to walk to the crag both in comfort and in style! Can’t wait to try a pair!

  • EvanRavitz

    I’ve been going TRULY barefoot for 50 years. Now that I’m 62 I need a LITTLE padding and my Xero shoes are perfect but after 4 years are getting worn out.

  • Pierce

    I need Xero shoes because the Army jacked my feet up with standard issue boots and Xero shoes are one of the few brands that relieve my foot pain! Seriously, standard issue boots caused my feet to become practically flat footed, so regular shoes cause me tremendous foot pain, because of this I have to wear “minimalist” footwear and Xero shoes outlasted my other minimalist footwear and were cheaper to boot!

  • Jason Vause

    I have two other sandals and they are fantastic!! I also conducted an interview with Steven about a year ago and I love his point of views, I am grateful for what he has done towards the education of the barefoot lifestyle, and I am excited to see the future of Xero Shoes! I would like to win a new pair of Xero Shoes so I can continue to be a good role model for my son and encourage him to, by example, to live a fun loving, active, barefoot life!

  • su durrant

    I bought the ventures for my kids and for myself. Love them, but sometimes the thong between the toes is uncomfortable. Can’t wait to try these!

  • Dedwarmo

    I want a pair of Amuri Z-Trek sandals because they look comfortable and light.

  • I owned the original Xeros way back when they were called invisible shoes, and everywhere I wore them people asked me if I made them!
    “Kinda!” I’d say, since I got the DIY kit. That in and of itself made me feel SUPER cool and garnered me tons of street cred in the outdoor adventure community. Eventually the lace just kept on busting out while hiking, I wore them so much.

    They were the best shoes I’ve ever owned, even if the toe strap sometimes itched my feet, and the $80 pair of Tevas I bought gave me blisters on the TOPS of my feet! The Z-trek looks like it will solve both of those problems without giving up my light, feel the earth style that I grew to love so much. As a park ranger, there is nothing better for downtime hiking than a pair of Xeros.

  • Chris Miller

    I love the Xero shoes!!!! I’m a Senior in Highschool and the only kid out of 3500 people with these shoes, 800 of which being my senior class that all want these shoes now! Being a Senior in high school, a yogi, and barefoot runner, Xero shoes have proved invaluable to my lifestyle! I would be so humbled to be one of the first people to have the opportunity to wear the new Xero shoe Amuri Z-Trek design, and I guarantee my fellow seniors are going to want them as well! These are the best sandals since Jesus!

  • blondiechell

    Because I need some Xeroes in my life. And because I live in Alaska-where everything is built on rocks and permafrost ;D

  • JP

    Every hero needs a Xero! Xero Shoes are the only sandals that can accommodate my size 15 flat feet without pain and without taking up half of my suitcase. Help me conquer Summer like a boss.

  • Walter Mitty

    I’m Australian *snivels* don’t you want to style up my Hobbit hoofs before some terrifying beastie rips them off at the neck? *more snivelling* They’re closing in, I can’t last much longer, I’m doomed, doomed I tell you *muffled screams*

  • Jason Jantzen

    Why do I want a pair of Amuri Z-Trek? Simple answer: Socks and sandals.

  • Jody Been

    I need these because a girl in college once leaned over and told me I had beautiful toes. It is a moral duty to get some Xeros to best display these beauties! Secondly, a part of my soul dies when I toss my Chacos in with my backpacking gear. Those puppies generally outweigh all of my food! There goes ultralight! Please, liberate these toesies, with some Xeros, that they might bless all in sight.

  • KateGladstone

    I want Z-trek because it looks like everything a summer shoe should be (or a spring shoe, fall shoe, any-season-indoor shoe) … nothing less, AND NOTHING MORE.

  • Wendy Faulkner

    You just can’t be cool in skydiving unless you’re jumping barefoot or in sandals. I have never been a fan of Tevas, and I would be the first person at my drop zone with your sandals so I would be mega cool. Help me out!

  • camperbob

    I need shoes that fit my WIDE feet. Maybe these will work.

  • Heidi C.

    I am on my feet all the time at work and have issues with my feet perspiring and sore by the end of the day. When I am in my Xeros, these problems float away on air just like I feel like I am floating in my comfy Xeros!

  • Chris W

    Minimalist shoes to have in suitcase for running around hotels. Let my walking shoes air out all night.

  • Marie Giardina

    I would love to be the envy of all my friends in my Senior community by being the first one to wear these and, of course, share all the info about them.

  • Helen Kelley Edwards

    I cannnot wear sandals that have something next to the big toe so I need something with the strap system. I have very high arches so hope that these Z-trek shoes will accommodate this.

  • 1JackofTrades

    Have you ever heard of anyone having sandals re-soled? I did that!
    A favorite pair, that fit great, bought from a surf shop on Hilton Head Island. But I could never find a suitable replacement when they became very worn. So, I took them to a local shoe repair shop and had new material added. Of course they were never the same. I can’t wait to try out the Z-Trek version shown here. They look to be exactly what I have been searching for, but even lighter, and more comfortable. Get them off of the boat, and onto my feet!

  • Ed Magowan

    The only thing running ever did for me was make me fall in the bushes and puke. I just want the Z-Treks for walking. After 59 years I’m tired of flip-flops.

  • Phil Phillips

    Just want to try ’em without having to buy ’em…If I’m sold, you’ll get the gold.

  • Debbie D

    Love the idea of such a lightweight sandal. So many are too bulky to be truly comfortable. Looking forward to trying a pair.

  • Ruby

    I admit it – I love my Chacos. I’d love to win a pair of Xero Z-Trek sandals to see if they really DO compare favourably!

  • peacelove&camping

    Because I need something awesome to labor in, before delivering my [third!] baby in a pool in our backyard this summer 😉

  • scott

    my last flipflops irritated my feet so bad I gave up on them for 4 yrs now. I need some new ones to walk on

  • Grizelda

    I have a bony narrow foot. Most shoes are not comfortable. I’m always looking for the Holy Grail of shoes.

  • bildeho

    they look perfect for wearing on vacation when your feet need the protection over rough terrain and then going into beaches or wet conditions

  • Dawn Riggestad

    I would Love to win a pair of Xeros! Randy makes them sound so comfortable and lightweight, flexible shoes in size 10 would be such a blessing.

  • Paul Adams

    I love my xeroshoes but still the toe post bothers me and like randy I can’t wait to have a pair without the toe post to wear more often!

  • AJ Grifdog

    I’ve been wearing Skechers almost exclusively for years. They are the only sandals I found (on my own) that hold my feet in place. Randy Cassingham raved about Xeros in his newsletter “This is True” this week, so I definitely want to try them.

  • Amanda Collins

    I navigated here from This is True, and I must say they look really cool. I don’t have a specific NEED for them, other than wanting to sport them around, and be the first of my friends to have them, because they look like they’d be pretty dang comfortable. Also my arches often hurt in flip flops after a short amount of time, and I’m interested to see if these would alleviate that problem. Xero shoes are a cool looking product, nicely done folks! (The purple strap is my favorite so far) 🙂

  • Shane

    I really enjoy hiking barefoot, but sometimes I need just a little something extra on my feet. Especially when walking on gravel!

  • Neal Walters

    I read an article once about barefoot running among certain Indian tribes in mountainous terrain. The article pretty much proved that we’re designed to go barefoot and shoes, particularly all these high tech athletic “trainers”, have pretty much ruined our feet for running … at my age (73), I have no plans to run anywhere but I would like to walk in comfort. These sandals sound like something I could really use.

  • WarningU2

    I would like them to replace my previous purchase that I have never been pleased with. The sandals would fall off despite constant adjustments. The post between my toes caused some irritating sores and the strap ends I constantly walked on causing pain. Perhaps these ones are a better design .

  • Seph817

    I want the Z-Trek because they look awesome! And I’m sure they’ll feel awesome too!

  • Jeff Preston

    We are up to 13 days with below zero temperatures here in Northeast Ohio. I’m sitting here dreaming of the backpacking and kayaking trips that the Z-Trek shoes will be perfect for once this weather breaks.

  • Steve Schindler

    I want one because I don’t like to feel something between my toes.

  • I need them to finally convert my husband!!!

  • Joy Crockett

    I am intrigued by the possibilities. I am not a runner but love to walk. I live on a gravel road and even though I have hardened my feet to the point where I can walk short distances on gravel, the mile to three mile walks are a little much. Yet I hate to confine my feet in the summer, so am really hoping these will prove as effective as everyone is saying they are. They are also attractive enough I could wear them to church or anywhere else.

  • Jody Shealy

    I want this because it reminds me from Chaco, I don’t wear flip flops anymore and I’m from Alabama but currently live in eastern Canada where we’ve had the worst winter since I’ve lived here(2008). I should win purely for the great run on sentence:)

  • Patrick

    I followed Randy Cassingham’s link here after reading his great review. I am very interested in sandals I could wear camping and go for a trail run without having to change into shoes.

  • Jessica Arendt

    As a new mama to two I’d love the new z-trek sandals so I can get out this summer and explore, climb, and run keep up with the kiddos and letting out my inner child while looking great and treating my body right!

  • Deb

    I’m excited to try these invisible shoes. I think they would be great for beaching walking and running.

  • Bart Regine

    The sidewalks of Brooklyn are yearning for Z-trek sandals. Let me be the first to run on them with my free Z-trek sandals.
    They look perfect for winter running.

  • Elliot

    So… I know you guys are super busy with being innovative and what not, but is there a plan/timeline for kids sizes?

  • kchapmans

    My adult autistic daughter walks with her ankles turned inward, and regular sandals just don’t hold up to her foot problems. Her feet do slide forward in the shoes; she trips from trying to adjust her gait to walk with minimal pain (she does fine barefooted but grass burrs are everywhere here); and her shoes quickly compress on the inside edges where she applies the most pressure, rendering them useless in a very short period of time. She does not wear flip-flops (she can’t stand the bar that slips between her toes) and has difficulty wearing closed-toe (i.e. sneakers) shoes. We live in a desert, so wearing slip-on sandals is almost a year-round must-have foot wear item for her. If I win, I would dearly love to get a pair of Z-Trek in her size to see if she can FINALLY wear a pair of shoes that don’t hurt her feet AND that are affordable given our tight budget.

  • David Harmon

    I like my vibram 5’s…but, I want something that is more open…so, I want to give this a try…I also want to use this for swimming…I’m diabetic so, this will protect my feet while I’m at the pool or anywhere I go.

  • Gregg

    If for no other use, perfectly light and compact for cruise packing and use aboard and in numerous port scenarios.

  • MissChievousRN

    Im a Registered Nurse and I suffered for years with Mortons Neuromas and stress fractures in both my feet. The only time my feet were pain free was when I was in high school and barefoot. So faced with surgery and possibly the end of my career “on the floor”, I started experimenting with minimalist shoes- the more minimal I can get away with, the better. Now Im happy to say, I am cured and pain free. If we were supposed to were shoe coffins on our feet- we would have been born with them on! Its my mission to convince the conventional medical world that au natural is walking the talk of health! Ill rock the Z Treks LOUD n PROUD at the hospital! (off shift of course)
    I dont even want to win a pair for myself, I want these for my husband! I simply cannot convince him that his pain issues are from biker boots and nikes…. He wont wear “funny-looking” or “homemade” shoes, but these new Z-Treks are stylish and cool looking and I know he would love them!

  • David Carey

    I need new lightweight and compact shoes to shove in my kayak for both park-and-play days and as camp shoes on multiday expeditions…these would be PERFECT!

  • Becky Foster

    I have been to Copper Canyon in Mexico and seen the Indians running up from the bottom of the canyon. I purchased a pair of the shoes seen on Shark Tank and love them. I am glad to see you don’t have to punch your own holes anymore. Looking forward to the new ones

  • Malcolm Pfotenhauer

    I love my Xero sandals – have four pairs in my collection that started with two pairs of the original do-it-yourself version from Invisible Shoe. I’m a trail runner, and like to wear my Xeros for trail running on our hilly, rocky & rooty hiking trails. I can’t wait to get off the heavy clunkers that I have to wear to work every day, and to put on one of my Xero sandals. I’d love to have a pair of the new Amuri Z-Trek.

  • dragon

    i’d like to try them for running.

  • Erin

    I have the regular Xeros and love them because it is so close to being barefoot and that keeps my whole body happy. My husband needs the new Z-Trek because he had a hard time adjusting the regular Xeros, and I want his whole body happy too. 🙂

  • Krysia

    I’d like to wear them (and maybe recommend to my students) in the pool while I’m teaching water aerobics -4x a week!! Keens are too heavy and chlorine kills ’em. Most “water shoes” are annoying for deep water work. The z-trek looks perfect and sturdy. Going to save up for a pair (my other job is non-existent at the moment) so a win would be a nice thing!

  • Pete

    I don’t have any open-toed barefoot shoes at the moment, so I’d love a pair of Xeros for those hot summer days when I really don’t want my feet enclosed in shoes but still need something on the sole. Thanks! 🙂

  • I would love a pair of Z-Treks… I grew up running around barefoot, and I’d love to keep doing that, but it’s not a great idea for diabetics. Lightweight sandals that don’t remind me that I’m wearing shoes is the best compromise I can think of!

  • BABYDOLL MARTIN

    I WANT TO WIN THESE Z-TREK SHOES, BECAUSE THEY LOOK SO COMFORTABLE AND VERSATILE, TO THE POINT MY FEET WON’T BE ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE OF ME WEARING NO SHOES OR SHOES……

  • Doug

    I just want to be able to win something. And these shoes are what I would really like to win. The idea behind them, the minimalist approach, they are amazing.

  • Kelly

    I have a nerve disorder and shoes hurt. For years I tried to make sandals just like the original Xero, but I was never successful. Thanks to the DIY kit, I have sandals I don’t mind wearing! I used a custom lacing pattern, and I can’t wear the Cloud or the Venture because of the toe strap. If I could get the Z-Trek, I think they’d be my favorite sandals ever!

  • ,mae

    I love these. I ordered
    my first pair which was suggested by my doctor. I loved them and bought my second pair during your anniversary sale last year. I would love to show off the new sandal …

  • richard smouse

    Z trek, she trek, he trek, they trek, I trek, what the heck we all trek & I would love a pair of the new Z treks. 🙂

  • Melissa McCowen Bell

    I just need them. NEEEEED them!

  • Tony

    Heard about these from “This is True” – would love to see if they’re as great as Randy says!

  • TrishaAnn

    I abuse my poor feet walking on concrete at work where i have to wear heavy steel toes all day long. I need these shoes to treat my feet right after work and on weekends….running..walking, gardening, and everywhere i go. THANKS.

  • Missedit

    Hi, I am so in love with barefoot. I bought your diy kit once, and unfortunately after fiddling forever just couldn’t get it right for me constantly enough. I did wear them for a couple months and I loved them compared to everything else. I had a lot of conversations with people who recognized them and had good things to say. I remember talking to someone in downtown portland who lived outside and said he had walked thousands of miles in his. The only reason mine hurt a little was because I think I misplaced the toe punch holes from the get-go which made stringing a bit long. But a friend of mine needed shoes and I gave them to him and he loved them and they fit perfectly. So it was probably fate because he needed them more than I did. I’d love to try this new sandal, I’ve moved on to winter shoes I’d hoped would have proper toe room but have only found discomfort (I try brands that are Correct Toe approved). I think I might just start wearing sandals forever now. It’s so silly the problems intentionally incorrect shoes cause to our anatomy. Thank you for caring about your product

  • Firebyrd

    I’ve considered buying your products before, but the instructions honestly kind of intimidated me. I could just see myself punching the holes in the wrong place or not being able to punch through at all and ruining the whole thing. I love how the Z-trek looks-exactly the kind of lightweight, easy to put on sandal that I prefer whenever possible since I hate, hate, hate shoes.

  • Cougar Mathis

    I am about to deploy (as a United States Marine) to the middle east, and when I’m not busy doing my job, I’m going to be putting in serious mileage on my feet. I’ll need the slickest, toughest sandals on the planet to hang with me and my tiny green PT shorts while I push my body to the limits, and these new Xeros will do just that. As a Marine, physical fitness is part of my job and potentially my life saver. If I get hurt from using some crappy “standard” running shoe, and am unable to train,the mission could suffer. National security, and your safety, depend on me getting the best footwear. America wants YOU to give me these sandals.

  • Nancy

    Unlike most people who seek your shoes for athletic activities, my husband and I seek comfort and stability which we cannot find in conventional shoes. We eagerly await the arrival of the Z-Trek simply to be able to function with more ease and dignity. We are both disabled and I, personally, have never worn a shoe that did not hurt my feet until discovering the ones designed for the “barefoot” effect. My husband is a Veteran with a Purple Heart who no longer gets to jump out of airplanes as he once did. But the upside is he is not likely to be shot and wounded again either. So, in our advancing years we can no longer run and hike and frankly even walk for any distance, but, we strongly strive to enjoy every present moment and your shoes will enhance the quality of each one! We can’t wait to be able to order and receive them!

  • Bruce

    Hi Steven,

    If the Amuri Cloud is well-suited to casual, every-day use and walking, and the Amuri Venture is suited to running (even though you can walk and run in both), what is the Z-Trek suited to, in comparison to the other models?

    Great to see you and Xero Shoes pioneering minimalist footware forward and making them accessible to the masses. I see it as super-important.

    Thanks,
    Bruce

  • Tom Wood

    About 25% of the number of bones and muscles in the body are located below the ankles and because most people put on shoes (with a heel even trainers) from an early age they never use the bulk of the muscles that are located there. Xero shoes bring back natural movement, improve arches, natural gait, balance and all round foot health. My feet need the new Z-trek

  • Seth Wolschlager

    I bought some original xero shoes while living and working in Taiwan and fell in love. Now my wife and I are traveling throughout Asia, and they are the shoes I wear the most. I try and show my xero shoes to any that will listen. I want the new z-trek shoes because they look awesome and I think they will also help me convince others to try xero shoes. They are so simple and look familiar to people who wear other sandals, but unlike the DIY aspects of the original xero shoes(which I love) these are ready to go immediately. Being from a Colorado based company is also another bonus. Keep up the good work!

  • Cathy

    While I love my custom-made Xero Shoes and my Amuri Ventures, I have problems adjusting the straps just right to stay on my heels, but not be too tight between my toes. The new Z-treks look easy to adjust and don’t go between the toes, so should solve both issues. I do have one request – could you make the blue straps available for women, I’m just not a “green” person?

  • Samuel Quah

    I want to explore South east asia in these awesome shoes! Considering it is so lightweight and portable! Just the thing you need in your arsenal!

  • Richard A. Johnson

    I need these sandals as my Go-To shoes! As a lifestyle barefooter, I avoid shoes. However, for those times where situations arise that require shoes…much like gloves for hands…Xero shoes are what go on my feet! Xero shoes provide protection when I need it but without losing any of the sensation or benefits of being barefoot! Xero shoes are always with me in my back pack as they are easily carried, taking up Xero space!

  • Coll

    My son and I have feet that just don’t work in regular shoes but the xero shoes really work well. I grew up going barefoot a lot of the time and my feet don’t fit ‘normal’ shoes as a result. I also have a heel spur that is very painful in regular shoes and I find the lacing doesn’t hurt it. Besides – we love having as little as possible on our feet, but we do have pretty nasty little cactus all over our property and the area. Not good for bare feet believe me!

  • Tucker Olson

    I live in the Ozarks and do a lot of hiking and adventuring, I saw these and I am ready to put them to the test!

  • Josep Ruiz

    Because I want to imprint the Xero Shoes logo on the dust, mud and snow (well, maybe not snow: too cold!) with my every step anywhere I go

  • silke

    i love xeros because they are the only shoes i can put up with; my only chance to go to all those places i can’t walk barefoot without having to imprison my feet. and these new z-treks look even better – no toe thong! 🙂 … i want them!

  • Timetrvlr

    Have worn Birkenstocks for many years. I’m ready to go minimalist.

  • Michael Nelson

    i want to win the Z because i’m looking for a different sandal. i wasn’t too happy with my last set of xero’s, when you changed the name so i haven’t tried any of these newer ones either. these look interesting and like they’ll stay on easier in the rain.

  • GQ

    A reason why?
    Well, why not?

  • Yehuda Mansell

    loved my xeroes, but with distances over 21k I had trouble with the laces – this just might solve that – excited to try them.

  • Ken R

    my feet need to be closer to good ground w/o getting ground up in the ground!

  • Rampant Inanity

    I have regular sandals (flip flops) but could not imagine wearing them all day as I REALLY dislike the thingy between the toes. Would love to try the Z-Treks. No toe thingy and I really like the video part where you roll it up. Perfect for always having with me in my backpack. (I don’t own a car so everything “normals” toss in the trunk or backseat goes with me in my backpack)

  • tommysibo

    I’d love to win a pair for my husband, who walks out to greet the sunrise every morning, but he needs a one-inch lift on his left shoe. Is that impossible with Xero shoes?

  • Ioanna

    I recently got lost in a tropical mangrove swamp in my Xero Amuri Cloud sandals, but I survived with only a few scratches and several dozen mosquito bites, so now I have the unique perspective of being able to tell you how they perform in ankle-high sticky mud! As I was trying to balance on thin slippery mangrove roots my feet were sliding out of the sandals, and as I was stepping out of the mud my feet were lifting off, but the sandals were not. I was very much committed to keeping my beloved sandals on considering the incredible grossness of the mud, but in the end I gave up and walked through it barefoot, stepping on little crabs, spiders and lord knows what else. I know it wasn’t your fault Xero, it was mine :P. However, as soon as I saw the Z-Trek, I wished I had them that day. If you give me free pair, I’m not sure I would be game to do another swamp review, but I’m sure I could give you a review from some other god-forsaken uncomfortable inhospitable place, for what it’s worth :).

  • Philip Clary

    I need the Z-Trek because my daughter says the shoes with the little thing between the toes are for girls.

  • Riordan Hanly

    While I already own two pairs of xeros(I haven’t tried the 4mm one yet because I got it during the moving sale a few months ago), this looks like a solid upgrade(or alternative at least). The webbing looks like it will be much better for anything involving lateral movement, as well as being very easy to tension correctly(the way I lace up my xeros makes them difficult to adjust initially)

  • Mary R Johnson Leland

    I need these because my back strap on my DIY Xero’s always fall off!

  • Jen Petrus

    I want these because I stink at tying/lacing my own sandals!

  • barefootD

    just bought a pair of the amuri cloud, then saw the new z-trek, and really wish i wouldve known you were coming out with some with that design because i much prefer the over the toe strap than between toes-hey,maybe you could send me a pair of the z-treks…?…I like the new heel strap too-sure wish my amuri clouds woulda had that

  • Jessica Svendsen

    As a kid, I could always be found outside running around with my brothers, and I was ALWAYS barefoot. Even now I skip shoes whenever possible! 🙂 When I got into barefoot running a few years ago, I bought a pair Xeroshoes which I really loved but I could never get the laces to fit consistently.
    I am leaving for the Philippines in a few months to train as a midwife. I am SO excited! The one thing that could 100% complete my happiness right is to have a pair of Z-Treks for hiking through the jungles 😉
    ALSO I might add that most of the weight limit for my bags will be taken up with the 25 pounds of books I have to bring SOOOOO having a pair of 6.6oz. Z-Treks would definitely free up some space in my suitcase 😉 😉

    OK and just oneee more reason that you should pick me is that I am a poor starving college student who won’t be able to spend the money to BUY a pair of Z-treks… so if I don’t win a pair, I am pretty much destined to a life (or at least a few years) without the ultimate barefoot shoes. D’:
    Well I’m done, but I love you guys and what you do (even if you don’t pick me) 🙂 Steven, you were such a big inspiration to me when I first got into barefoot running!!!! Thank you so much for everything!!! <3

  • Jess Scarbrough

    My 3 year old loves being barefoot just like me. In a world where she is constantly being asked, “Where are your shoes!?”… I LOVE to be the example to her that it’s o.k. to wear the least amount of shoe possible! I want to use the new Z-Treks on my next marathon adventure! I push Ezri (my 3yr old) and my son Phoenix (8 months) in a double jogging stroller on most of my training runs & to show them how to be ‘human’ is such an honor!

  • Kassy Brazier

    For Z-comfort and z-feel of z-ground beneath my feet!

  • Amanda S

    I would love to win these new shoes. I am a personal trainer and need a new shoe to wear that is functional and comfortable.

  • Dennis Mihalka

    We belong to an outrigger canoe club with over 600 members. I have seen all flavors of foot ware but none seem to fit our activity. We need lightweight, water proof, durable, easy on and off, flexible and comfortable. The Z-Trek heel pocket and strap will work great supporting our feet as we brace for each stroke. Xero sandals look like a perfect fit and when mine arrive they will be noticed and I can visualize a bunch of folks paddling your way. On top of that, wouldn’t you just love to visit the Big Island of Hawaii on a “business trip”? We welcome you to paddle with us and experience dolphin pods and whales so close they are almost touchable! Aloha and best wishes…Dennis, Keauhou Canoe Club, Big Island, Hawaii

  • Patricia Leslie

    I think these would be great on guide camp. So much easier to slip on the wellies when you have to get up to the girls in the middle of the night.

  • Miriam Mueller

    I need this sandals because I move with my family to Costa Rica. And a free life goes along with free feed. I would wear them all year long and not just a few month like here in Germany. Yes I’m living in Germany and I have zero shoes, like my husband and my daughter. We just love them!

  • Camille

    Ahhh! Too cool! I would love to have a pair of these! I am moving to Hawaii in a few months and would just LOVE a pair of these to throw in my bag for creeks and waterfalls during hikes around the island. What an amazing concept.

  • Debbie MacCullough

    I travel to many developing nations for my work. Because I don’t want to check luggage with many of the little airlines, I carry everything (for 2-3 weeks of travel) in a carry-on. Xero shoes have been my go-to for all of my travel once I land and get moving – they are cool, lightweight and keep my back healthy (which is hard to do after long flights). The Z-trek would be a terrific improvement as I’ve never liked things between my toes that much. I’m comfortable with my Ventures – but I think the Z-trek would be much better.

  • Cassie Joy Maniulit

    its so fluffy im gonna die .. ahahahah .. it feels comfortable to wear

  • wsx zaq

    The new Z-Trek allows my feet to do what they are supposed to, while providing the security of traditional sandals –> great for any activities, from walking on the beach to trail running

  • Em Purvis Robles-Narciso

    I work in a busy hospital and have been plagued by foot pain off and on for several years. The best relief I ever get is to kick off those shoes and go without. Only, it’s not practical when I am out and about. This is why I’d love to win a pair of these to try out and see if it’s exactly what I need.

  • Jeff

    Love the look! Also looking for small compact sandal for camping trips (limited pack space).

  • John Baughman

    Always loved T&V@ strapping and have been looking for something similar in a minimalist sandal. Love my Xero’s but still struggle with getting the perfect fit as my feet change. These would be awesome kick-around sandals and as a backpack “rescue” item for barefoot trail running!

  • kelli rosson

    I need these to hike with my Great Dane Clancy, and because the ones “I” made look like the dog made them! 🙁
    Please help a girl look good!

  • disqus_v1AyQ8QmNU

    Every time I get a new version of these sandals people notice. They ask me about them and I get to talk about how awesome it is to wear shoes that make your feet (and the rest of you) feel good rather than shoes that (at least for me) cause every step to be painful and clunky. I danced as a youth and only felt comfortable when barefoot (or in ballet shoes). When I grew past my dancing years, I lost that time of joy and freedom. I had problems with my ankles, knees, and hips hurting and could not figure out why. After reading Born to Run, I found Xero and switched. I don’t wear any of my old shoes anymore (except winter boots when i have no choice) and feel awesome again.

  • aleasha @aliddlerun

    I watched shark tank and thought they were awesome! I’d love to try these!

  • David Hekel

    These sandals would be a perfect addition to my bikepacking gear. The hardest thing to find for bikepacking is a good light weight pack-able shoe for around the camp or just giving your feet a break from your rigid bike riding shoes. I plan on doing the Stagecoach 400 a 400mi bikepacking ride/race in about a month and these sandals would be like gold.

  • Mark

    Yes!

  • Shion

    Toe heaven is what it will be. I love my new Amuri Cloud and the only thing
    that bothers me is the in between my toes lace.
    Besides you have to appreciate the look on people’s face when you are
    wearing those in the office when it’s -25 Celsius outside J

  • Zac Miller

    I really really really want the new Z-trek shoes!

    Here’s why you should pick me…
    1. I am a shark tank fan and ever since your episode aired i have been passionate about your product.

    2. I purchased the diy xero shoes right after the episode.
    3. I have sent countless people to your website, when they have questioned about my shoes.
    4. I am a walking advertisement…. LITERALLY. If i love a product, i talk about it.

    Please pick me a recipient of this prize!!

  • Mary D

    I would love to try a pair of z-treks. I have slowly been changing out all the shoes I own to be barefoot or earthing shoes. I have the original Amuri Clouds and I love them, but it is definitely a challenge to get the right fit on my way out the door with two kids in my arms. The treks look like they would solve that issue for me immediately! So excited!

  • John Flynn

    Fantastic! I love minimalist shoes and need some new ones bad.

  • Claire

    I loved the Xero Shoes, but I could never get the lacing to work for me, so I stopped wearing them. The Z-Treks sound like they would work so much better for me.

  • Oliver Liechti

    Because:
    1. In Xeros you look a bit crazy, people tend to tell each other: Look this guy wears flip-flops (and I like that!)
    2. In Xeros you look like a realy warrior
    3. Xeros are the most comfortable shoes ever
    4. Im am planning to do the Zurich Marathon in Xeros in April 2015
    And what else? Year, right, I love it so much, I paid 35 Dollar VAT taxes in Switzerland to get two pairs of Xeros!…

  • Scott Salzman

    Used Xero shoes since before they were Xero shoes. (Back then they were Invisible Shoes.) It’s the only thing I wear in the summer, but the strapping system has always bothered me a little. Love the new improvements to existing line and absolutely love the Z-Trek design. Would totally switch to a Z-Trek as my exclusive summer shoe.

  • Jan-Bert

    I would realy like the z-treks, with nothing between my toes I can run longer distances on Xero’s

  • Elliot

    I started walking around without any shoes….. and it sort of became a Hobbit.

    • Elliot

      haha

  • Sara Romano Riester

    I would love to win these!

  • Vicki

    I want some because Randy and Kit Cassingham really like them.

  • tina medinger

    i camp all summer….my feet have the plantar thing going on so i need and use comfort….hope these are as cool as they look and are comfortable….thanks

  • katharine cookman

    I LOVE TO GO BAREFOOTED SO THESE LOOK CLOSE AS I CAN GET ALONG WITH COMFORT SWEEEET!!!!! BLESSED BE

  • Jaan Pirn

    Not enough people in Cleveland think barefoot running is AWESOME. I love wearing my xero vibram editions, and I want to continue to REPRESENT in CLEVELAND. So please send me some sandals, and I will wear them at track meets, the Mohican Marathon, to school when it gets warm, and running around the city.

  • brian742

    Randy Cassingham’s This Is True newsletter raved about the shoes, and now I want to try them!

  • Sandy Grimwade

    I need something super-light and comfortable for kayaking and walking – without changing shoes. My current shoes – Tevas – feel like two planks of wood strapped to my feet.

  • dan

    I want to win these for my brother! I’ve purchased Shamma Warrior for myself last year but now we are looking into offerings for him (he’s actually sleeping at the moment :)). I was just visiting vivobarefoot website and then went to see some suggestions from birthdayshoes – and viola – they brought me here.
    We are both runners and I’d love that we have shoes from different makers so we could exchange opinions.

    Usually we do vivo’s for our “closed” shoes – but they are not so good when it comes to designing an open shoe. They do have some progressive ideas that usually fail in practice. My brother actually considered one of your “do it yourself” kits but the warm season was ending so he decided to wait.

    Btw., we’re from Croatia so in case this gets randomly picked, we can handle shipping expenses.

  • Laurie

    The Xeros look like they would be great backpacking camp shoes and good to wear kayaking. They would also be great cabin slippers with or without a pair of socks. They look like they’re a lot lighter and more packable than my Chacos.

  • Debbie Haggerty

    I live at a lake with a rocky shore, and plenty of wildlife – so I couluse a good pair of sandals. Also I am travelling in the next few months an these sandals are lightweight and roll up for easy packing

  • Karen Tible Szypulski

    I’ve been a barefoot hiker for 5 years. In all that time I’ve been looking for a great “barefoot” shoe to have for the times I go off-trail. It needs to be ultra light to carry, provide as much “barefoot feel” as possible, have comfortable straps (ideally not between the toes), easy to slip on and off and rugged enough for off-trail hiking. The Z-Trek appear to be just what I’ve been looking for all this time. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  • gleib

    I really need these for my summer walks

  • Zac Munroe

    My infant son and I will be doing some mega-hiking this summer, and I’d love for him to have his first “barefoot” experience” vicariously through Daddy 🙂 The new Z-Trek seems like the perfect vehicle for this exposure!

  • Richard spencer

    Just read Randy Cassingham’s review on “This Is True” and am very intrigued and interested in your product since I’ve long had the same complaints about sandals that he noted.

  • Anna

    I can’t stand wearing ‘normal’ shoes anymore, that’s why I need another pair of Xeros, even though I am absolute weirdo in other people’s eyes 😉 Btw – I love beeing weirdo, finally I feel special 😀

  • Nathan

    I need them to make my summer totally rad.

  • Adam Smith

    I love the combination of SOLIDITY (durable rubber) with FLEXIBILITY (folds any which way). Love the idea of a different fit with z-trek.

  • Sarah Warren Hostkoetter

    Oh, this is great! I hope we win them!!!

  • Antonina Stroganova

    I have a dream which cannot be true. I want to fly. This won’t happen, but I can walk and run and my feet will feel as if I fly. And I’m pretty sure in these sandals this will come true.

  • Chandra

    In November of 2013 I went temporarily blind over the course of 4 days. The good news: my vision is back. The bad news: I was diagnosed with MS.

    I have always been extremely active which ameliorated many symptoms. I was heavily into cycling at the time; working as a bike messenger and diving into the field of health and fitness. Despite my activity level, my balance and coordination were not where they should be (this might be attributed to the lesion in my cerebellum)(..there are many funny stories about this. Apparently, I’m not actually as clumsy as I thought).

    Chris: my, now, husband and I talked about running. We did our research and based on what humans were made to do (run long distances to hunt, etc.) and decided to push each other to run. I began running to strengthen the neuromuscular communication of everyday walking and navigation. Chris has been an early adaptor of the ‘barefoot revolution’ with the first generation of Vibram 5’s. Those fell apart years ago so he purchased new running shoes: Xero Shoes. At this point I was training clients all day in ‘barefoot shoes’ (VivoBarefoot) to strengthen my feet and promote neuromuscular communication to those muscles. Inspired by Chris and his running sandals I was eager to run barefoot. I grew up on the beach and have spent years running on it (although, this is not practical in our Brooklyn neighborhood). However, I was setback by a 5-year-old injury in the ball of my left foot. In September of 2014 I had surgery.

    A week after the stitches were out I cycled a charity century ride (100 miles). The moment I could walk normally I began running in padded shoes. I’ve gladly mailed them off to Shoe4Africa and got myself a pair of Xero Shoes. Chris and spent our honeymoon this december hiking New Zealand equipped with light hiking shoes and our Xero Shoes. We love them although have had some issues with adjusting the tensions for certain scenarios. Particularly hiking uphill. After trying many different tying techniques we both enjoy the huarache-style tying technique but they still move around a bit too much.

    When we returned from NZ my foot was healed enough that I’ve gotten 100% into barefoot running. I’ve completed 134.5 miles (and counting) since January 5. My goal is to hit 800 by the time the year is out. I’ve put some R&D into my shoes and developed a new tying technique that I will be testing for the both of us once the snow clears up. Running has proven to help more than I thought it would. My balance and proprioception is better than imagined and I have more energy than I have in a long time. I’ve adopted running as my main form of transportation and truly enjoy running to get somewhere.

    I want to submit this for Chris to win a pair of the new Z-Trek Shoes. I showed him the video and he thinks they’re great! I think it would be a great surprise for the boy who’s always been there for me and inspired me to push through obstacles to overcome what challenges me.

    P.S. Here’s a funny picture of Chris hiking in his snow sandals: https://instagram.com/p/wCYpBUKVUi/?modal=true

    • TimberWolf

      Wow, this hits home for me. I too suffer from MS symptoms and have to be barefoot or as near to it as possible (ie Xero Shoes) to help with balance/coordination. I also find my consistent running routine and general high activity helps minimize symptoms of MS. I too would like to win a pair of Z-Treks for my dear husband, who stands by me and encourages me through this confusing and frustrating disorder. He has an old foot injury he sustained in the military, dislocating the metatarsals and leaving him with permanent scarring and pain. He does better barefoot or close to it (but toe-posts don’t work for him)…the Amuri Z-Trek would be fantastic for him!

  • Chandra

    In November of 2013 I went temporarily blind over the course of 4 days. The good news: my vision is back. The bad news: I was diagnosed with MS.

    I have always been extremely active which ameliorated many symptoms. I was heavily into cycling at the time; working as a bike messenger and diving into the field of health and fitness. Despite my activity level, my balance and coordination were not where they should be (this might be attributed to the lesion in my cerebellum)(..there are many funny stories about this. Apparently, I’m not actually as clumsy as I thought).

    Chris: my, now, husband and I talked about running. We did our research and based on what humans were made to do (run long distances to hunt, etc.) and decided to push each other to run. I began running to strengthen the neuromuscular communication of everyday walking and navigation. Chris has been an early adaptor of the ‘barefoot revolution’ with the first generation of Vibram 5’s. Those fell apart years ago so he purchased new running shoes: Xero Shoes. At this point I was training clients all day in ‘barefoot shoes’ (VivoBarefoot) to strengthen my feet and promote neuromuscular communication to those muscles. Inspired by Chris and his running sandals I was eager to run barefoot. I grew up on the beach and have spent years running on it (although, this is not practical in our Brooklyn neighborhood). However, I was setback by a 5-year-old injury in the ball of my left foot. In September of 2014 I had surgery.

    A week after the stitches were out I cycled a charity century ride (100 miles). The moment I could walk normally I began running in padded shoes. I’ve gladly mailed them off to Shoe4Africa and got myself a pair of Xero Shoes. Chris and spent our honeymoon this december hiking New Zealand equipped with light hiking shoes and our Xero Shoes. We love them although have had some issues with adjusting the tensions for certain scenarios. Particularly hiking uphill. After trying many different tying techniques we both enjoy the huarache-style tying technique but they still move around a bit too much.

    When we returned from NZ my foot was healed enough that I’ve gotten 100% into barefoot running. I’ve completed 134.5 miles (and counting) since January 5. My goal is to hit 800 by the time the year is out. I’ve put some R&D into my shoes and developed a new tying technique that I will be testing for the both of us once the snow clears up. Running proven to help more than I thought it would. My balance and proprioception is better than imagined and I have more energy than I have in a long time. I’ve adopted running as my main form of transportation and truly enjoy running to get somewhere.

    I want to submit this for Chris to win a pair of the new Z-Trek Shoes. I showed him the video and he thinks they’re great! I think it would be a great surprise for the boy who’s always been there for me and inspired me to push through obstacles to overcome what challenges me.

    P.S. Here’s a funny picture of Chris hiking in snow in his sandals: https://instagram.com/p/wCYpBUKVUi/?modal=true

  • simonboote

    What do you call a French man in sandals?????? Filipe Filop…….get it??? Oh and by the way I’m the fella they call mad over here in wet, windy and chilly Ireland for wearing my collection of Xero shoes at every opportunity. Oh to show them the, ‘it’s a shoe Jim, but not as we know it!’ Z Trek.

  • Matt

    I have been looking for a lightweight sandle to use as a campshoe/secondary hiking shoe for my long distance hikes. Chacos have always turned out to be too heavy to carry with an ultralight setup. The Z-Trek looks to be the perfect sandal for this. I need this sandal to improve my hiking experience!

  • Will Price

    Z-Trek look awesome! I have a pair of the Amuri Cloud and love the barefoot feel, but I’m not such a fan of the Bare Toe Post feel 🙂 So I definitely need the Z-Trek as they are the answer to my many prayers to the God of Huaraches!

  • E Harris

    I’d like a pair of your new sandals so I can outrun the grizzly bears when I go hiking in Grand Teton National Park next summer! (yeah, I know, don’t run from a grizzly)

  • Sue Wiley

    I need these for EVERYTHING!

  • PeterZ

    I normally walk around barefoot – even when 110 outside. Some days I just have to put on shoes though and most of the time I would rather not. I don’t like things between my toes so never did like flip flops. I do wear sandals at times. The pictures of the Amuri Z-Trek look promising.

  • Susan Letzring Washabaugh

    Read Randy’s review on This is True. Interested in learning more

  • inod777

    Have worn invisible shoes (ahem… Xero Shoes) for years. I still haven’t worn through my first pair yet! I also have some Amuri Clouds and love em. Have recently been seriously looking to get some of the other “z” strap shoes, but the killer has been the sole thickness and the cost. Looking forward for true adventure shoes that are minimalist! Take my money, now please if you can 😉

  • Zachary

    It is to your advantage to give me a pair because I will sell them like I have sold the previous models before. I work for REI and I talk with anywhere from 30-100+ people a week. Guess what’s on my feet? Yep! Xero Shoes! I have personally talked to and convinced more than a dozen people to try your shoes. Barefoot style walking is what I have been doing since before Vibrams became mainstream. I personally have stopped wearing shoes since 2010, besides my mountaineering boots when climbing Shasta, Hood, or Rainer. Unless you can come out with a barefoot style shoe for really really really COLD weather, that is my only exception. Why do I want the Z-Trek personally? Well seeing how I had to get my sensori venture replaced twice due to me wearing out the rubber eye holes, I want to see how well you have improved in the design so that I may provide insight into tweaks for the next model, because I was not impressed with wearing out my others so quickly. Now I probably don’t run the most with these or travel the longest or furthest. But what I do is use these for my life. A random question as well is that the replacement amuri clouds that I received since my sensori broke again due the same issue. The black plastic buckles simply come loose every time I wear them. With the new model Z-Trek, I am eager to see if this issue of mine goes away. Lastly, my name starts with a Z and so do the new Z-Treks. Perfect match for both of us! Thank you for listening to my ramble and I hope to offer insight into design as well even if I am not chosen. Thank you for making a product that works with our physiology not against it.

  • Don Arsenault

    I’ve spent lots of time adjusting the lacing on my standard Xero shoes – and I love them, particularly the basic simplicity. BUT my partner is not so patient. The Z-Trek, with its quick lacing system, will be perfect for him!

  • Timothy Chen

    Just to give an idea of background, I was the guy that wore one pair of
    tennis shoes to everything because it was my idea of comfort: I knew it
    wasn’t ideal but every other option was heavy and ugly and
    uncomfortable. I love using Xero shoes for not just walking around but also ‘fast-dry sandals’ for the past year and a half: shower slippers when I’m traveling, when it’s wet and I’m biking (yes, I bike in them too). I burn through knots and the loosening period again and again about once every two weeks, suffering through bad fit for about half of it when the knots loosen and I retie and it’d be nice to try this new feature and have slip on and good fit and still be able to move my feet and feel the ground I’m walking on.

    Confession: I got annoyed by windchill and bad fit from knots enough that I bought leather and vibram rubber with the idea of making some sort of mocassin when I can’t have my toes showing. I’ll be potentially moving to an office environment in the near future and I want to keep walking the new, healthier way I’m used to now. Maybe having the new toe-strap design would scratch the footwear-that-I-can-like itch–at least for a while, haha.

  • Tim Rice

    I am not exactly trekking across TX, as I am doing it by bicycle. I would love a pair of Z-Trek for my feet at the end of the day. I need something light, and comfortable! Who knows, might just have to do some trekking here or there along the way if I had some Z-Trek’s along for the ride.

  • JT

    I would love to win a pair of these. I am a big fan of barefoot style shoes. Since I started wearing them all my foot pain has gone away. These look like they are very well designed and are ready to go right out of the box. I can think of a few activities they would be perfect for, in addition to helping me convince some of my friends to make the switch as well.

  • Don

    Saw the Z-Trek review on Randy Cassingham’s blog. I also hate the “between the toes”. I normally don’t do sandals but I want to give these a try!

  • Brenda Penton

    I’d love to win these for myself as I just started running last year, but the main reason I am entering is to win for my son who is in biathlon and trains and competes throughout the year. I think these sandals would be great for him to run in and not to mention make his buds jealous 🙂

  • Kevin Maul

    Xeros have been my go-to footware since discovering them a few years ago. I love explaining to people who ask why I’m wearing sandals in winter the benefits of barefoot vs cloud packed shoes!

  • lnaayem

    I am a professional acupuncturist who treats a lot of sports injuries and orthopedic problems. I often recommend zero-drop, minimalist shoes to my patients because I see the harm in superfluous arch-support and raised heels in what are supposedly sports shoes. I want to wear Z-Treks in my clinic, to be able to show them to my athletic patients, and help them re-think the way they run, and to wean them off of harmful, expensive footwear.

  • lnaayem

    I am a professional acupuncturist who treats a lot of sports injuries and orthopedic problems. I often recommend zero-drop, minimalist shoes to my patients because I see the harm in superfluous arch-support and raised heels in what are supposedly sports shoes. I want to wear Z-Treks in my clinic, to be able to show them to my athletic patients, help them re-think the way they run, and to wean them off of harmful, expensive footwear.

  • 1Finngal

    Really love the lightweight feature on these!

  • MARy Collins

    I stopped going barefoot years ago due in part to diabetes. I’ve been looking for the closest thing to barefoot ever since and this looks like it. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Michelle Claydon

    When in Baja Ca. Mexico, whether I am hiking walking the beach or walking around town they would be amazing!! Traveling there and camping, snorkeling and eating, need to pack as light as possible, less weight and less room make for an amazing time, and they go anywhere..

  • Cecil @ Dreadmill Drummer

    I’ve not tried Xero Shoes just yet and I want to. They would be a great addition to my now growing sandal collection. I have Bedrock Sandals and I recently acquired some Earthrunners.

  • Skinner

    These shoes look like they have great support with very little weight. I think they would be great for traveling!

  • Adam FURR DOGG Swanson

    I am a stay at home Dad on the go! When we’re going somewhere, I don’t have time for laces, and the new closure is ideal for slip on slip off. If it were up to me, I’d wear no shoes, but it’s 110+ here in the desert, so no shoes = burned tootsies.

  • Penny Ramirez

    They look very comfty! I love shoes, but I really don’t like heavy shoes. Lots of walking to do!

  • Nate Baustad

    Looks like great sandals. Need them to chase my kids around the yard and at the beach

  • Mike

    I want the new Z-Trek because I feel it will help me to regrow my hair.

  • Phil Nichols

    I’m a barefoot enthusiast who has bought them all…V5F, Merrill, Vivo, etc…and while the Amuri Cloud gives me the most awesome foot feel, I have never taken to the tension tween my tender toes feel..even with traditional flip flops. The Z-Trek is FINALLY the answer to my prayers. Being a lowly single school system employee with a daughter who is also an outdoor enthusiast, my idea was to win a pair of these puppies and give her my clouds (yes, she has big feet…and mine are little) as she often defers to her flip flops over more suitable footwear (no tender toes on this one). Seriously, I’d like to get out of my Keen Newports which have no sole left and into some Z-Treks which have SOUL….I’m trying here….

  • Rick Stahl

    I’d like to win a pair because I currently do not own anything like this…but sure would like to try them out and spread the word about the product!

  • Fae Nix Donegan

    Why? Why not!! I’ll use them during my thru-hike of all 2,650+ miles of the PCT! You know I’ll blog all about it, too!!

  • Katherine Page

    I would love these for summer and for taking on the trail when I need a change of footwear or for crossing streams.

  • Mike Denham

    Whether I’m hiking, fishing, trail running, SUPing, camping, at the beach or just hanging outside, or going to the supermarket, the Z-Trek is the perfect for whatever I’m doing. It’s light, it’s packable, it’s super cool and I just HAVE to have a pair (or three.) 🙂

  • Adam Mitchell

    I’m a Rock Climbing guide and need these awesome sandals to show my clients how rugged you can be while still being very minimal! Please choose me. I’ll be very grateful.

  • Ariel C. McGlothin

    I wore the pair I made for myself with webbing for the last two years and have nearly walked through the soles. I wear them for everything, hiking, camping, waiting tables at a busy restaurant, and any other time I can’t go barefoot or don’t need to wear snow boots. I’d love a new pair!

  • Stephanie Meredith

    I want the new Z-Trek because the toe-post bothers me. Causes numbness no matter which orientation I try. I have historically modified my xeroshoes and made a laterally oriented big too loop and forefoot strap (like chacos with the toe loop), but that doesn’t work all that well for lacing wear, since some lacing is exposed to the ground under the toe box. These straps (instead of cord) should make the front foot strap comfy and secure.

  • jlhubb

    I LOVE XeroShoes! I have the basic shoe right now. The one pair has lasted for THREE years with minimal wear on the bottom. I don’t run, but I scuff the bottom of my shoes a lot when I walk, and I really wear out shoes. Not these! I wish I could wear them in the winter, but I live in Wisconsin.

  • Michael Govaerts

    To wear and advertise this incredible product wherever safety regulations will allow, while also benefiting from the incredible design, spirit, and affordability that is inherent to Xero Shoes products.

  • Katie

    i love my chacos, but they’re too HEAVY, and they make me too tall! (i’m tall enough as it is. I really don’t need the extra 1.5+ inches from my chacos.) Plus I’m constantly tripping on them because they’re so tall and bulky…doesnt help that i’m a klutz though… The Z-trek look perfect!

  • Micah Bechard

    I love the Xeros for one-upping friends in the “who’s more minimal” debate! These new models look amazing and I’d be proud to wear them.

  • Mike

    I’m running in the USATF Masters Indoor National Championship meet later this month, and would love to show these off there!

  • Galen Rea

    I love Xero shoes because the product is great, I’ve stopped the cycle of stress fractures year after year (it was discouraging) by switching to minimalist running footwear. I love how comfy and cool looking they are, they are my favorite summer footwear. Also, I got on early when the company was called “insivible shoes” and had some email correspondences with owner and founder Steven Sashen, which were not only friendly and helpful, but really locked in my loyalty to this company. But the good thing is that, just as you see Sashen responding here on this thread, this company is still very personal and accommodating. I introduced my fiancé, her three sisters, and one of our dear friends to these shoes and they have really taken off running with them (corn intended). Thank you for what you do, many blessing on Lena, Steven, and the whole Xero family. -Best

  • Stephen

    I want Z-Trek because z-feet need to trek!

  • Mark

    I still have an original pair of homemade Invisible shoes and the second version, which I love, and the new Z-Trek looks like a great evolution which will provide me with a surer fit and stability while hiking. Love it and just ordered a pair! I’m so glad that you got such great exposure on Shark Tank and hope the business keeps booming!

  • An

    I like the fact that Z-Trek doesn’t stuck anything in-between my toes. No obstruction equal to better feeling and more freedom for movement.

  • Cristina

    If I had my druthers I’d be barefoot all the time, but these shoes are the next-best-thing!

  • I’m completely bored and tired of all the dishonest products on the market. Xero Shoes knows how to make a product that’s great and let it sell itself. I’m a proud owner of two pairs of Xero Shoes. I’d like a pair of Z-Treks so I can continue sharing the Xero Shoes mission with others. Rock on, Steven & Lena.

  • Jennifer Paskett

    Eight years ago I developed hip problems. I learned through trial and error that good shoes had everything to do with managing my condition–light, flexible-soled shoes that were wide enough to allow my feet natural movement made such a huge difference…but I got tired of the footwear mentality of cheap=light, quality=heavy. Years later I discovered the barefoot and minimalist philosophy and jumped on board whole-heartedly. I was so excited to find Xero shoes, to have a light-weight summer shoe that was also secure, sturdy, and durable. I already own one pair of Xero shoes, and I’m looking forward to Xero living this summer.

  • Stephanie Grant

    It’s getting close to that time of year that I will be needing a good pair of hiking, fishing and outdoor sandals!

  • Scott

    I want to feel the earth as I move through beautiful places.

  • Honnah Sartin

    The Xero shoes i bought last year never fit me right, they were always catching the toe on something and flipping under. Never figured out how to tie the straps where they wouldn’t do that. These would be much easier….

  • Kate Goertzen

    I love the lightness on my feet. I have multiple sclerosis and keeping things light keeps my fatigue at its minimum. I love how they look and feel. I get comments on them wherever I go! Thanks so much! They’re awesome!

  • jingles

    i want the new z-trek because they are the most normal looking xeros yet, and i will feel less like a weirdo when i wear them in the hithers and yons of urbania.

  • May

    I love Xero shoes because of its tough and lightweight soles and it’s super comfortable. It’s perfect for traveling especially for backpacking to use around campgrounds and even hiking. I am planning to do my first glacial mountains this May and was thinking about how it would be nice to have my socked feet slip onto a Chaco-like sandals in the cold mountains. I will be carrying very heavy mountaineering equipment to South America and wherever I can save space and weight, I will. Steve must have read my mind and invented these Z-Trek sandals. I can’t wait to get them.

  • Ijaz Afzal

    It will be a very dramatic transition for me from Hoka’s to Xero’s and an interesting story for the barefoot running world

  • Amber

    I never thought that I would ever find a comfortable sandal. Thanks to Xero Shoes, I have. I go everywhere with my Ventures, and am looking forward to my feet not hurting for many thousands of miles more!

  • Jen Chendea

    My kids love my original Xero shoes (my son fits in them!) and now they want their own. 🙂

  • Well I need that sandals because I don’t usually buy sandals or even anything, I’am happy to to get a chance to try that sport sandals. Well we really love running and I want this Xero products for being the BEST BAREFOOT RUNNING SUNDALS

  • Don’t Tread On Me

    48 year old doctor, athletic. I’ve been using Xeros because…. for 30 years I struggled with overuse injuries. All of them. Shin splints, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, back pain, even a (severe) stress fracture of the femoral neck. All of it STOPPED when I started using Xero minimal shoes. I know this is anecdotal, but I refuse to go back to those fancy expensive shoes with padding, arch support, and firm heel cups. My feet feel strong, springy, and I love walking and running naturally. I work in a large hospital and people ask about my shoes all the time. Usually they seem very interested when I explain why I use them. Occasionally there are scoffers with the whole barefoot/minimal running issue, but they get quiet when I say I run and jump with impunity now, injury-free, and the only difference between now and those injury-prone years is I am older…. AND use these Xeros shoes. Sold for life.

  • Brianna Egan

    Would love a pair of Z-Trek’s because I’ll be studying abroad in Costa Rica and plan to do a good deal of backpacking and hiking. These would be a great, lightweight yet sturdy pair to explore with!

  • t schott

    not much of a sandal guy but these sound like something I may like. would love to give them a try

  • Tim Koerner

    I love the Amuri Clouds that I have but this is the sandal I have been waiting for. A minimalist sport sandal without the toe post is perfection in my mind. These wouldn’t leave my feet spring, summer and fall!

  • Philip Pan

    Way back when minimalist sandals did not even exist, my favorite hiking shoes were Chaco Z/1 because of their comfy strap system. The new Z-Trek offers a similar, nothing-between-the-toes strap combined with their ultra light and flexible sole. The DIY Contact is super comfortable and great for everyday use and street running, but not quite secure or robust enough for rocky trails, IMO. The Z-Trek is the PERFECT trail sandal!

  • Hikuro

    I’d like to try out the new Z-Trek as I think I’d like it better than my Amuri, but I’d probably ask a friend of mine if she wanted one first as I think she’d like them if she tried them.

  • Carol Allan

    I’d love to win a pair as I cut one of mine a bit small and I can’t get the lacing right, but I think you should give some to the guy in the competition, Kevin, who has already died 3 times because I am worried about him.

  • nilehorse

    I’d love to have these new shoes but can’t afford it. The original shoes I already have are wonderful. I can walk and walk and feel just fine when I get home.

  • kittenRD

    To put it plainly, I have always wanted to try these!

  • Reid

    It’s quite simple, I have one pair of Xero shoes and having two would double my happiness.

  • Rina

    I have been wearing these shoes for running and every day use since the start. I love them and can’t wait to try the new editions.

  • Mike Mitchell

    These definitely look cool, and Xero’s have always been good to me.

  • Barefoot Henry

    Love Xero shoes. I’ve been using them since they first came out as Invisible shoes. The toe strap always causes a problem when worn with socks, with the Z-trek I won’t have that problem. I have all the different Zero shoes, except the latest which I will love to have.

  • WrethaOffGrid

    I live on a mountain side in a small castle, lovingly built by my hubby, I have to hike up and down to get to my vehicle, you wouldn’t believe how many hiking shoes and tennis shoes I have destroyed over the years, one pair of hikers (a NAME brand) lasted less than a month! I am looking for something comfortable that gives me protection from the rocks and stickery things I walk on. Thanks for your giveaway!

  • Brooklyn Dutson

    I would love to surprise my husband with a pair of these! He is a very active guy and he needs these for all his many outdoor adventures in Utah. We are also planning a trip to zions national park this summer and these would be amazing! all the tourists will be jealous! My husband also has perfect feet! I always tell him he should be a foot model! – no joke 😉 would love to send ya a pic of him modeling/owning these Z-Treks! 🙂

  • Ryan Lynch

    Well I would like the new Z-Trek because they look awesome, I hate wearing shoes and if I have these I won’t get those weird stares from people like I’m an alien or something, and when I go backpacking with my brother I want him to be jealous of my super functional super light weight footgear. Plus I may try to run a few *cough* hundred *cough* miles in them just for fun 🙂

  • Tammy Smith

    I want the new Z-Trek because I love my original Invisible shoes (long time ago eh??) but would love to have something quicker to put on! These look great, and I’d love to try them and get my husband and friends and children excited to try them too. 99% of the time I wear minimal shoes or go barefoot, and these definitely look like a must have! My knees and hips have been thanking me since I “went barefoot” 3 years ago! Btw, you should make these in children’s sizes, because I’m sure they would be so much easier to get my boys to wear since there’s nothing in between the toes, and they’re easy to put on! 🙂
    Reasons I love Xeroshoes, durable! I’ve had the same pair for 3 years I think. Can be dressed up or down! I’ve had many compliments on my sandals, and many questions, I’ve always pointed them your way! EXCELLENT customer service! I called one time with some sizing questions and actually spoke directly to one of the owners who was very patient and kind! Lena I believe. I feel great backing a company with more personalized contact with their customers. I love all the videos! You guys are awesome!

  • Speedy Oceandude

    I would dearly love to win the Z-Trek. after a severe accident I am rebuilding my health from the ground up….literally. I am grateful for every opportunity life brings me and this is no exception. My budget is limited but I live a vegan lifestyle and love it. I have an acupuncture and osteopath treatments weekly, and I see a podiatrist every second month. My feet need help. All my team as I like to call them are into running and health and fitness – one MMA. So it would be great to show your product and how it helps me heal, and allow me to grow, reshape and rebuild my health from the ground up, giving me freedom and support I need. I am sure ‘my team’ will embrace and support my effort and your product. Thank you for your generosity.

  • Rolf M. Bakken

    My Xeroshoes was love at first step, and I use them as much as weather in Norway will allow. I’ve been stopped by many who are intrigued by my footwear, asking where I got hold of them, and I always give my praise and direct them to the homepage. Also, when one pair had a production error that made it break, the guys at Xeroshoes sent me a new, upgraded pair right away.

  • Aleksandr

    Это самая долговечная обувь, максимально гибкая и легкая

  • Sindre Svanes

    These sandals are formed by the foot, the body is in the image of god therefore by extension these sandals are in the image of god. I need these because the universe is all for the natural expression of human bipedalism. By getting these the known reality will change and I will see the world for what it truly is, infinite. These sandals are one aspect of truth, and the design will change as truth changes, if truth was static time would stand still, that is why truth is dynamic, truth is what feels right in every moment and what feels right at this time is that you guys send me those sandals!

  • Chad Wilkerson

    I LOVE running barefoot and do it as often as possible, but there are times when it is simply impractical/harmful to do so. Xero Shoes have provided just the right amount of protection for my feet in many situations that are simply untenable while completely bare. I love them! And I can’t wait to try the Z-Trek.

  • Diana Vargas

    Stopped wearing old ones due to lacing issues, this makes it easier. Excited to try.

  • Diana Vargas

    Been a long winter, Piggies need air. : )

  • I love Xeros because I wear them everywhere and they are great conversations starters with hippies, all the way up to the socially elite. They’ve carried me across a few different countries already!

  • Romy Jugroo

    Hi,in my opinion,running sandals are the next best thing to running barefoot.Been doing 800mt track to half marathons and trail runs for some years now.Would rather give up running than wear traditional shoes as my toes are not happy with normal gear.

  • I want the new Z-trek to improve my MMA training. I’m just starting out as a pro fighter, and after a lot of injuries and setbacks I need every advantage that I can get. I can’t wear shoes in the cage, so why should I while I run? The z-trek will help build the same barefoot muscles I’ll use for fighting. Right now I’m running in an old pair of wrestling shoes and can’t afford to buy anything new, being a fledgling fighter and training a lot means being broke a lot.

  • Alex-UK

    Ive previously tried Xeros and Lunas for running but can’t get to grips with the strap inbetween the toes. I’m hoping the Amuri Z-trek model will fit the bill and become my new ultramarathon sandal:-)

  • Brian M

    Why? I’ll tell you… Actually, I will let my feet tell you: jdfzXdfhzdllk;gdskerl;dSGlxmlfggfjfdv/.knnk;lkl;;klllj;gch Ok, Sorry! Apparently my feet are a bit illiterate! I can translate for you: My feet indicated that they just broke up with their running shoes and need a new love in their life. Allegedly, the shoes were restrictive and failed to provide a sense of freedom in the relationship. The shoes promised to be supportive, but in the end made my feet weak and dependent on them. I think the Amuri Z-Treks and my feet would be a solid love connection! I wish the best for my feet and feel they wouldl find happiness in Z-Treks loving embrace. 😉

  • Ronni McGarty

    I need Xeros for comfort and healthy body dynamics for everyday and walking/hiking days in the great outdoors.

  • Mary Anne

    Already own a pair and also wear Vibrams so I like the minimalist feel.

  • chris

    I wonder if these will overtake the Chacos market?

  • Michael

    Been wanting to try a pair for a minute…I like the look of the new Amuris

  • Andy Frevert

    About 6 years ago I bought my first pair of minimalist shoes in an effort to correct my posture-related back pain.
    Fast forward to the present, and I’m hiking, running, training, and living barefoot and pain free!
    The problem I’m now faced with as a guy who exclusive wears barefoot shoes is finding a shoe that is truly a “jack of all trades” instead of owning a dozen pairs of shoes for specific occasions.
    I am a fossil hunter, so on a regular basis I’m switching between hiking, wading, scrambling, and balancing on algae covered logs every few minutes. flip flops get stuck in the mud, shoes/five fingers fill with mud and water, and the lack of ground feel found in normal “adventure sandals” makes balancing absurdly difficult/dangerous. Unfortunately I can’t go fully barefoot for safety’s sake as razor-sharp barnacles have taught me the
    hard way.
    I took one look at the Z-Trek and I realized this is only shoe I’ve seen that has the adaptability I need! But even beyond fossil hunting, I’m seriously struggling to think of activities I wouldn’t wear them for.
    If I win a pair, I vow to wear them until they disintegrate!
    Oh, and I’ll send you guys a sweet fossil as a thankyou 😉

  • Randy Cassingham deserves another pair … maybe one that matches mine? So my hammertoes don’t keep getting worse? So I can protect my diabetic feet while still having a cool foot? They look totally neat. It’s either these or another pair of Birkenstocks and Randy’s description makes these sound much better.

  • NDPrettyToes

    How else can my toes stay pretty and straight?!?! No toe squishing shoes for me!!

  • Harmada Hutajulu

    I need a new innovation after my another 3pair xero

  • Debbie Robertson Raymaker

    I use orthotic inserts for my regular shoes and have a pair of sandals with a built up arch. Would I be able to wear these and walk?

  • Jamieo

    i am rebalancing my body and spinal alignment, Xeroshoes will ensure that i am more stable and re-train my body back to the way it was designed.

  • Erin Stillion

    I work with families living in poverty in developing countries. Part of my job is debits and credits, but part includes long trips in the field and visiting families in interesting terrain. The Z-Treks look like a great travel companion and perfect for those days trekking from house to house ensuring our beneficiaries are real live people and are actually getting benefits. Best accounting job ever (although I’m sure your accountants have a pretty sweet gig too!)

  • athynz1

    I heard of your product from Randy Cassingham’s This Is True and while I would love a free pair of the Z-Treks I’m wondering how well they would support one’s feet. I live in a hilly area and when I walk it does not take long for my back to hurt – maybe a couple thousand steps. I’ve tried different footwear with the same result. Funny thing is I can put in 26,000 steps at work with no issues – I work in a commercial high rise building but also walk on hills. I even tried my work shoes at home and still had the back issue. Would the Z-Treks help?

  • Nicole

    I would like the Xero Cloud because they will help me walk correctly, they are very cool looking and a great conversation starter, I think people will ask me where’d you get those cool “shoes”, so it will give me a chance to be more social and overcome my shyness with people, at the same time helping me with walking and being social and helping others by telling them about the Xeros which hopefully brings them to you to try a pair for themselves. win win win full circle.

  • dave s.

    its warming up in the northwest, and its time to invest in a new pair of xero shoes, i’ve been using another brand of minimalist shoes at work and when taking walks, but its now time to take the socks off – and put on a real pair of minimalist shoes!

  • Carol Maurer

    I love being as barefoot as possible, but my toes don’t like something between them so sandals must stay on without the “flip flop” style. And the lighter the better! These seem awesomely perfect in every way and I can’t wait to try them!

  • rp

    I need Z-Treks because my five finger shoes stink! My family wont allow them in the car.

  • Tyson Bennett

    I have tried to make my own sandals out of everything from spare tires, old rubber soles from shoes, rubber boots, and some rubber i bought online, and I haven’t had any luck with them holding up more than a few weeks. I’m not torchure testing them, the rubber just doesn’t stay together. I would love to try a pair of your sandals and see how they are put together and what type of rubber i need to find.

  • simchawachtel

    I’m excited about the Z-Trek. I’ve been an avid sandal wearer for 30 years. I’ve been running in them for the last two in minimalist sandals from one of the major athletic shoe companies. Unfortunately, those sandals have been discontinued. I have made my own huaraches and they were ok, but I had trouble finding good material for the sole. Somehow I have been unable to get used to the toe-post in the Amuri Clouds I bought last year. It’s like my big toe grinds the post into the next toe. I tried replacing the original toe post with my own lacing system, but it didn’t work right either. Maybe I have the wrong size. In any case, I expect the Z-trek will be more forgiving. Also, I want the ability to wear socks on the rare days it gets cold in the Jerusalem hills.

  • Pwild

    I tear my feet up racing and these would make them look so cute. And give me a double reason to always have my toes painted! 🙂 PWild, Team Lupine Racing USA 🙂 Thanks!

  • kela

    I hate shoes and the only time I wear “real” shoes is when I am at work or it is really cold. I think I could wear these no problem

  • melissa_bybee

    I like my feet to be naked (shoe free) as much as possible. But when i do wear shoes, i like them to be as light and breathable as i can find. These shoes would be PREFECT! Heading to Nepal this summer, and i’d love to take the new Amuri Z-Treks with me on my trek.

  • cleo sids

    Great comfort, style , support and lightweight making it easier to wear.

  • Stacey Niedzwiecki

    I’d love to try these sandals. I don’t like wearing shoes in the summer anyway. The style will let me feel barefoot while protecting my feet where ever I go.

  • sheila

    Wow, they just look cool and comfortable……summer’s coming around the corner and i could use a pair of decent scandels……dont figure I’ll have a chance on winning one but just wanted to let you know how good these looked….since i am a middle aged woman who has already broken a foot and leg these days i go for comfort, and try to stil remain in style….lol….thanks for your time

  • Peter Noah Thomas

    I’ve been wearing Vibrams for about 4 years but they wear out on me so fast. I want to give these a try. I like the looks of the Z-Trek because they don’t have the thingy between the toes.

  • tyler jack

    Because this new mom of 2 needs new shoes, and I LOVE Zero Shoes.

  • Marie Giardina

    pick me. I want to be a walking advertisement!

  • ptulinski

    To free my feet!

  • Steven Morris

    I recently went for a long hike with my Amuri Clouds. I found the cord between my toes create a blister. The z-trek would be perfect for blister free long days outside.

  • Michael Rhea

    I could use these for taking trips in My kayak where I want something a bit more protective of my foot (and more comfortable) than wearing water shoes all day. Nice looking product!

  • Elizabeth Brookes

    My husband has a pair. I’d like to rock out as much as he does, quite frankly.

  • Dave Newsom

    I am a big fan of Xeros, and now my 9 year old daughter is saving her money so she can buy her own pair. Her dilemma is what color combinations to get (she already knows she will be getting multiple laces)! A free pair for her will make her color coordination problems much less difficult. Thanks, Xero Shoes for making such a great shoe for the young and the young at heart!

  • Gord

    I would like to win because I prefer to go barefoot when I can but up here that’s nearly impossible. Having a pair of these Amuri Z-Trek with the Toe Sox will certainly help me with this dilemma.

  • Tim Dotzler

    I’ve been running competitively since the day I was born, and i always wore shoes for “support,” But I found myself with soreness from my hips to the arches of my feet. Than I began training once a week barefoot on a football field, and noticed my pain would lessen. I longed to be able to run barefoot everywhere!! than I found Xero! Since I got my diy Xero’s my life has changed, I can train barefoot from my favorite paved trail (some calf soreness at first) all the way to my favorite mountain trail in mill creek canyon (salt lake city). Thanks Steven for the Xero product, I believe in your product so much! If i were to receive a free pair of the SICK new Z-trek (black and castle rock) it would be the second best gift of 2015 for me, as I am expecting my first child (son) in 3 months! Please Steven, hook a guy up!!!

  • Tracy Popey

    I want to feel like a kid again – with barely anything on my feet – but don’t want to risk cutting my feet on the rocks on my farm.

  • Bill Hoffman

    So, I am a regular Luna sandal runner. See my Ted talk on my running journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQsaI8wfr8k. These look interesting and I would love to give them a try.

  • Aunt Pat

    Because sometimes I don’t want anything between my toes… Really hope I win, but will be purchasing anyway… 🙂

  • Stacey Vaughan

    Barefoot running saved my knees for a lifetime of running!! Your sandals, customer service, and company are truly special!! Thank you, Stacey

  • mirandaland

    I’m currently a vivo barefoot fan, I have a pair of Achilles that I am always in during the summer. I’m actually the market for new barefoot sandals, Vivo’s Ulysses are super tempting but, I am drawn to the Z-Trek as they are adjustable.
    I’d love the chance for a pair of Xero sandals for comparison against Vivo. #barefootisthebest

  • Brandy Brow

    To be honest, I haven’t bought Xeros because although I like the slight curvature on the sole versus the flat one on other minimalist sandals, I hate the cheap string and construction that looks like it would slop all over my duck foot. I can’t bring myself to pay that much money for what looks like a kid’s craft, nor will I contend with the deep disapproval such a purchase would elicit from my husband even if I bought them for $5 or less. I’ve been running sock-foot on my treadmill and barefoot or in $20 Adidas water shoes on the road because me and traditional sneakers are simply never going to be friends again, but what I’ve wanted–needed–for years, now, is a thin, nonflapping sole under my foot with noninvasive straps that secure the sole around my ankle and ball so the shoe stays put while my feet do what they were meant to do. So far, I haven’t found such a sandal. This new Z-Trek, however, looks like it might be the one, and it is the first pair of Xeros that don’t look like a preschool project. The $60 price tag–heck, even the sale price–will still get the raised eyebrow from my husband, but the shoe itself, I believe, will pass muster, and I want it.

  • I really want to win a pair of women’s Xero shoes.The Amuri Z-Trek would be perfect for my feet and they would feel so nurturing!I just long to feel the freedom from other restricted shoes and I want to run and walk for a thousand pain free miles.I can’t stand having feet that feel hot and hence I go bare foot most of the summer.I love hiking,walking and running and so these shoes would be sheer bliss.They would feel so light and comfortable it would be like taking a walk in heaven among the clouds !!!!!!!! Thank you so much for this awesome opportunity to win a pair and to get back to nature 🙂

  • Veronica Carr

    Because I have struggled with regular joint pain from my feet to my hips since I was eleven years old. My whole lower body was constantly out of alignment due to major overpronation in my very flat feet. A podiatrist took a good look at my feet, said “yep–no arches”, and had me wear heavy, uncomfortable orthotic inserts. It did nothing. Then I discovered the original Xeros–curious, I wore them and actually begin to develop my own, genuine honest-to-goodness ARCHES–something I didn’t know was possible. Joint pain decreased, and it. was. Amazing.

  • Jordan Mitchell-Love

    I’m aspiring to qualify for the Olympics, but due to my traveling schedule as a filmmaker it’s hard to find time to work out, so I need to get creative with how I do so. With shoes like this, I can maximize the strength and suppleness in my feet while maximizing recovery time. Plus I could feature it in my web series “The Vagabond Tales” season 2; it’s a win-win!

  • gordon strawn

    As a scoutmaster, would love a pair of Z-Treks on our long Philmont Scout Ranch or other hikes crossing different water sources and for relaxing at night in camp after a long day of hiking! Lightweight and Easy are two important requirements for my pack! Will these possibly help alleviate some of my feet or leg pain?

  • Brian Kautz

    After 5 months in snow boots my feet could use some air

  • Evelyn

    I get blisters from *everything* except a pair of Keenes (so far). I’d love to have a more durable, lighter shoe that doesn’t hurt me.

  • Lenora Forschner

    Xero shoes are the perfect ultralight backpacking companions! I have some 4mm ones I love to hike in, but I can’t wait to get my new Z-Trek shoes, because I really prefer not to have something between my toes. I love ‘feeling’ the trail and being even more a part of the outdoors. I feel connected to the earth in my Xero shoes. I can’t wait to take my new Mocha Z-treks out on the trail, across streams and wherever my feet lead me.

    (I have a feeling that I’m going to love them so much, that my other shoes will get neglected and lonely). 🙂 Thank you!

  • Backpackdad

    Because my knees and back are getting old, and less weight means I keep hiking.

  • Linda Meranda

    After having three knee replacement surgeries, I have trouble walking. i’m always looking to try any type of shoe or sandal that is easy to wear and comfortable

  • williemontano

    What do I love more than walking barefoot? Answer: Xero shoes. In my very busy life I go a lot of places and do many things as hobbies and work. Unfortunately not everything I do and not everywhere I go allows me to be barefoot. Luckily with xeros, I can’t tell the difference between wearing xeros and being barefoot, besides the fact my feet aren’t cut and filthy at the end of the day. That’s why I literally only wear my xeros, and with the new Z-treks, I can look more professional and help spread the word about foot health and zero shoes.

  • cassandraberholtz

    I love that these are lightweight. I hate heavy shoes. I am kinda a clutz with them. I suddenly forget how to walk and just trip, fall and bang myself up one way or another.

  • Nicole Domaschuk

    Pretty much…I’m a typical girl and don’t pack very light… *ashamed* !!! 😉 So these are perfect for me to cut down on weight and make my boyfriend proud of me!! They are versatile and encourage great foot mechanics…so really they are the only shoe I need! Cut down my weight during all types of travel by hmmm…5 – 10 pounds?!?! Only one shoe for me! XERO’s!!!!!

  • Louise Curtis

    I need lightweight camp shoes for when I go backpacking!! Please 😉

  • Cassidy

    I’d love this shoes to be apart of my new exercise and sporting adventures I’ve been starting, Nice durable shoes for walks are a must and these look promising

  • Mary Beth Elderton

    I’d love going barefoot…only not barefooted 🙂

  • Satsumarine

    I’d love to get a pair of the new Z-Treks, because I have never tried a sandal that is lightweight and doesn’t hurt my feet.

  • LynnC

    i love being barefoot, but sometimes things are just too much. Also if a store is being persnickity, Xeros are super easy to ball up and fit in my purse!
    I’ve used them for so many things so far, and I have no clue how to pick if I want the Z-Treks or the Ventures! I might have to do both!

  • Brian Orth

    This summer ill be doing my first long distance back packing trip along the wonderful rocky mountains! Im going to be hiking through them using the nearly 500 mile Colorado trail running from Denver all the way down to Durango, all the way into the Southwest corner of the State. Going such a long distance I’m really trying to lighten up my pack and these Xero Z-Trek Shoes seem like they would be a perfect substitute for my heavier Chacos. These Sandals would make my trip even that much more enjoyable. Thanks!

  • Betti Bee

    They looks awesome; light weight, thin soles, vegan laces, extra small place to store – perfect!

  • Lee

    Xero shoes are the perfect blend of old and new: well-designed modern tech, meets your ancient evolutionary mobility mechanism ie your feet.
    The result? Perfection in protection and comfort.

  • anita leibert

    I love going barefoot in the summer, but of coarse there’s places you need to wear shoes. These lightweight sandals would be like wearing no shoes at all 🙂

  • why do I want them? uhm, why wouldn’t I, after all the praise I hear?! 😉

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  • cindy boyce

    I would love protected bare feet!!!

  • Rena

    Well I’m not a runner, nor a hiker, but I love love love love love these Xeros! I was having a constant back problem and my chiropractor mentioned these to me, so… since I’m pretty much convinced he’s a genius, I took his advice. And yes! These are the best…. no more achy back. Now if you could just work on designed desk chairs, that’d be super wonderful!!

  • Tamika T.

    This will be my first pair of Xero and I’m always interested in trying new things. I want to wear shoes in the Summer that I know will be good to my feet and comfortable to walk around in. I always wear sneakers, and I can tell when my feet feel suffocated in hot weather or when they are sore from being so cramped inside. I want my feet to be able to breathe and sometimes, flip-flops doesn’t necessarily give the satisfaction and makes me want to walk around bare (nothing really wrong with that honestly), and they make me feel like I’m slipping in mud after it rains. I hope that I can have the chance to win because my feet depend on my comfort and relieving the tension when I’m not working long hours and yes, I have to wear cramped/sliding around shoes 4-5 days a week. Having Xeros to wear on days off gives my feet the freedom it deserves to have.

    Good Luck to the other entries!

  • Lara Rosenberger

    Just ordered my first pair of Z-Treks! When will you be coming out with other color combinations for the women’s Z-Trek? Kinda bummed that you don’t offer that nice blue color in the women’s model that the guys are offered. A lime green color would be real nice!

  • Jay

    Best shoes ever

  • Shirley Smith

    I would love a pair of the new Z-Trek Sandals, I have heard from Family and friends that they are amazing and crazy comfy. And of course they will match all my summer etire…. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  • Shannon Martin Coney

    I have been rock climbing for 24 years and if there is one common complaint with climbers, it is sore feet! After removing my climbing shoes, it would be so great to have a lightweight pair of airy, comfortable shoes to wear while I belay the next climber; before I have to put on my hiking shoes to move to another area. Pack weight is an issue for me, so I don’t like to pack my heavy sandals–these look like a perfect solution for this problem!

  • ozzy

    Whether I win or not I am still buying a pair of z-treks, but hopefully I do so I can give a pair to my mother. always spread the love!

  • Laura

    I’d really love to win these! I just adopted a puppy, and they’ll be perfect for taking her for walks in warm weather. Plus, I hate shoes! These Xeros look like heroes for my feet!

  • Maria

    I moved to California from the East Coast years ago. I married a native Californian and have two children who have never lived outside California. It is about time I start dressing like a Californian so I NEED these XeroShoes!!

  • Claudette

    Hello Xero Shoes…:-) I have several problems with my back, wearing shoes or sandals is difficult for me. I need light footwear, the heavier the shoe the less distance I can walk. Your sandals look amazing! light as a feather and they look comfortable too. Would luv to have a pair for the summer so I can have more playtime with my 2 year old grandson, whom I babysit 40 to 50 hours a week….:-) Thank you for the chance !!!

  • Molly Samietz

    I just got my new pair of Venture sandals and I WANT them to fit (should have really measured first)! As usual, my Mom reaps the benefit as her feet are just enough larger to get a wonderful new pair of shoes. Now to measure for mine…

  • Banana Commander

    I love love love all of my xero shoes, got my first pair when they were Invisible shoes and ordered a pair for everyone in my family! I lost a pair in costa rica two years ago and found a brand new pair, I mean brand new, not even laced or worn, on a highway i was walking down in Hawaii!! They were meant to come back and the pair I lost was meant to be for another person. I just bought a pair of the new Z-Trek and have a friend meeting me in Hawaii with them, so so stoked. I present on holistic health and raw food at festivals around the world n am always excited to share about the benifits of barefoot walking and minimal footwear such as my xero shoes! I hope to win a pair so I can give the pair i just ordered to a friend, I got the sale and contest plastered all over my social media and website, spreading the xero flow. No matter what so stoked!

  • PJ Delnay

    I’ve been thinking about why I’d like to win and I think I can finally sum it up.

    I purchased the Cloud last month after a friend recommended the product. He knows that my goal is to be able to run an ultra within the next five years and that I go through a lot of shoes. I’m a triple digit runner, averaging a minimum of 100 miles a month, so it’s been hard for me to adapt to the thongs. I tend to push myself in the hope that I’ll adapt. It’s been a month and I’ve put 30 miles on them, my calluses are thicker and my toes have healed. My form has begun to evolve to support a fore to mid-strike gait and I finally have them “dialed” in, or at least close enough that all I do is tweak the way that the fore-string sits on top of my foot. In many ways, they’ve changed the way I view a runner’s form and what it means to feel my stride.

    That being said, I’m not giving up on the thongs I just wish that I had waited the two weeks for the unknown release of a more familiar means of strapping a sandal to my feet. If I get my hands on them I plan on comparing the two and writing a beginner bare-footer’s review. I run a lot parks and sidewalks but plan on branching out to some trails this summer. They would most likely become a part of my EDC.

  • Ujica Adriana

    I really think shoes ground us to Earth and it’s energies,so it’s very important to have good shoes,I never thought you guys invented shoes for contacting nature;) So that’s why I want them!!

  • Melanie

    I’m a 21 year old female that’s spent her life in pain due to extremely flat feet and severe overpronation. I really want to try Xeros in hope that they can at least somewhat heal my feet and I can go hiking and enjoy long distance running as I have always wanted to. Thank you for the opportunity to win a pair! <3

  • Teva quit making my favorite Sandal and my husband just got new Chaco’s. It’s time for my sweet feet to have something amazing to wear!

  • Abigail Fernandez Songco

    i prefer the z-treck, im answering this on behalf of my dad, its sporty looking and is light, thats what he calls comfort before style.. daddy wants to win this big time!

  • Kunal Gujarathi

    Nice concept
    Looking forward to buy one.

  • Wendie Smith

    I need the new z-treks! I live in my original xero shoes. I wear them everywhere and always get compliments. Hiking through the woods in the beautiful Pacific Northwest is my favorite because I love feeling the ground beneath my feet. Now I’m pregnant with my second child and have not slowed down. I need/love/want/dream about the new z-treks.

  • zander

    I want Xero shoes to help me liberate my inner ape!!

  • Naomi Duke

    I am trying to save up for a pair of Xero shoes for myself and my five-year-old daughter. I’m a single mom on a tight budget. We have been wearing moccasins when possible this winter, but we live in Tennessee and it rains every other day in the spring. Xero shoes will be perfect for our minimalist footwear goals this spring–light, comfy, adjustable, waterproof. I have pretty much raised her without traditional shoes, and she can’t stand to wear regular shoes.
    Also, I run on my lunch breaks because I don’t have time to run any other time of day! If I had some huaraches or Z-Treks, it might be easier to transition from running back to office clothes. Usually I run barefoot and have to take time to clean the soles of my feet really well before stuffing them in my as-office-appropriate-as-possible minimalist flats.
    I am training for my first half marathon in April, and am going to try it barefoot. I would love to have a pair of Z-Treks to either wear for the race or at least have them in my belt for backup!
    Thanks! If I don’t win a pair, I’m sure I’ll get some soon with a little patience!

  • Kevin Clark

    I am a wildland firefighter and I need a shoe that I can wear after a long hard day on the fireline. We work up to 16 hours a day for 14 days straight. The shoe I am looking for should be comfortable, light weight, able to wear in a shower and I want to be able to chi-run in the mornings for PT. I believe the Amuri Z-Trek is everything that I am looking for and more.

  • Kevinrina

    I need these so when the aliens take me they will not have all that extra weight from heavy sandals to take up. Plus I want to be comfortable in space. Oh, and I had the huaraches and they rocked my face off. I can only imagine how these would change my world.

  • Bob

    Do your sandals have arch support? They don’t look like they do.

  • Alexander Greig

    I need these, because my classmates are tired of me walking around barefoot through our building…

  • Tindra

    Why do I want them? I have wide wide wide feet (I’m female. I’m wider than most men’s wide widths) and have a bugger of a time finding shoes that fit. I also just moved to The South, and really hate how warm my feet get in normal shoes, but don’t like the flopping (or stiff soles) of most sandals. This looks like it would be something that works for me.

  • Tom B

    I can’t wait to use these at the bottom of the Grand canyon. They will be perfect!

  • Anne Teppo

    I walk barefoot around the house all day and miss the experience when I have to go outside. Looking forward to my first pair of Amuri Z-Trek shoes!

  • Mary Doner

    The new Amuri Z-Trek appears to be just “what the doctor ordered!” I am a runner recovering from two surgeries on my right foot (Big and second toe). Based on Danny Diver’s video, I see there is extra cushioning in the area of the big toe. OMG!! Bring them on!!!!

  • Nicole

    I have a different brand that I’ve struggled with getting “just right” to run in. I’m hoping to win to give Xeros a run for the money!

  • Michael Iban

    I want and need the new Z-Trek sandal because I am a Tarahumara Indian at heart.

  • Cecilia Warrick

    I would love to win these to help my husband…he has terrible foot problems and I just know Xero would mean Zero troubles afoot for him! 😉

  • clubkookoo

    It’s recommended by Danny Dreyer! Have to get a pair!

  • Zoe

    I love my xeros as they are easy to get on and off and I can dress them up or down with my own tying style 😀

  • Elliot

    I need Z-Treks because someone took my clouds…

  • tracywed

    I have arthritis in my feet I would love to be able to walk without pain

  • Matt McAllum

    I need sandals for kayaking.

  • Luisa

    I’ve heard a lot about them and would like to try them!

  • Tina Clausen

    I adore the Venture sandals. I love going barefoot but that is not really practical outside of home, lol. Next best thing is Xero Shoes – Best Barefoot Running Sandals; they are lightweight, easy to slip on and yes, the soft heel strap
    and toe post do make them extremely comfortable as well.The design allows for natural movement (which other sandals don’t) and I can get on with my daily running around all happy in my Ventures :-).

  • Vanessa Glenn

    Because I have a back problem, and as a mother of two, even with that problem…I prefer to be active and I literally run everywhere doing my things. So this one is perfect for me , I would feel like I can conquer the world with them … pick me ^^

  • Beksmum

    These will be great for camping, I hate wearing shoes and prefer barefoot but when out in the bush its impossible! These look absolutely great!

  • Old Boy

    I love Xeros because they’ve changed how I relate to the ground. Wearing these not-shoes, my feet and I grow back to natural walking and running. Xeros respect feet! They don’t baby them, don’t try to mold them into something else, just give them a chance to wake up, breathe, and enjoy. And run, fast!

  • Eva Mitton Urban

    WALK WALK WALK – biped traveller so adequate and comfortable shoes are a necessity. Spring is once again upon us – time to purchase sandals that can go the distance – elementary school/work/church…Sandals posted look so very comfortable – trendy and I just plain downright need new shoes – time this girl treated herself.

  • Michelle Gray

    I love winning things 😉

  • Tracy

    I have wider feet and am interested in a less compressive sandal that I can adjust. I like that you can print out the size charts too.

  • Tanya B

    Sailing, camping, biking, walking, with Z-Trek on my feet activities will be sweet!

  • Jeff Rothrock

    they sound very comfortable ,and I like the look

  • Seth

    I love the “straps” over the string!

  • Cheminant

    I love Xero Shoes because they’re the next best thing to being barefoot. Sometimes it’s not socially acceptable to be barefoot, that’s when I pull the Xeroshoes out of my pocket and it’s almost as comfortable.

  • B Kramer

    I would looooove to win these new Amuri Z-trek shoes. I have the classic DIY xeros and I love them for around the house/yard, but I think it would be great to also have the Z-treks. The lacing can be tricky sometimes with the DIYs and I don’t love the between the toe action, so those straps look like they’d be heavenly. And they look awesome! 🙂 I have crazy back, hip, and foot problems and I find having less support to be so so helpful, so I’m thrilled I found Xero shoes!

  • Jim Cummings

    exciteds about the new lacing system. Every time I go out in my Xeros,I have to adjust the lacing and worry if I have doen it well enough.

  • Thewrightmom7

    I have learned to run and now actually enjoy running. I thought after having surgery I wouldn’t be able to run,but xeroshoes are so low impact that I have been able to continue running! You don’t know what you have until it’s gone or almost gone. So happy I can keep runnIng!

  • Keith Erickson

    I want to hike around Mt. Rainier National Park this summer. These would be great to do that in. Crossing creeks and hiking in the rain in these would be great.

  • Tony

    I was at the 9/19 mile aid station of the Phoenix marathon / half marathon when a guy came running by in what looked like Xero shoes with a pair regular running shoes draped around his neck. I would guess he was carrying them along as backup. Pretty cool, first time I’ve noticed anyone using them in a race.

  • Wayne Whiting

    I would like a pair of Z-Trek sandals because my old Xero sandals almost have a hole in the sole. I know there was a 5000 mile guarantee, but I probably exceeded that limit, so no refund 🙁

  • Curtis Theodore Clements

    I’ve got the whole Xeros lineup, the Vibram Cherry, 4mm Contact, Sensori Venture (I got them before they had the name change), Amuri Cloud, and now need the Z-Trek to complete the collection!

    Honestly though, I already ordered them and they are on their way. I couldn’t resist. If I did win though I’d like a pair for my girlfriend to try out! I’d also be fine with winning a 4mm Contact since I’m still searching for them in my backpacking stuff 🙂 I love all of my Xeros…meanwhile the Chacos have been sitting under my bed for 2+ years untouched!

    Can’t wait to try out the Z-Trek on my backpacking trips this summer! Xeros are the best!

  • Andrew

    I own a pair of Invisible Shoes and have worn them thick and through (literally) for the past 3 years. They have seen their share of the Spartan Race, Appalachian Trail, and a summer at summer camp! I love how these sandals are light, versatile, and unique. Those new Amuri Z-Treks look awesome and I’d love to win a pair!

  • Joy Tiffany

    I purchased my first pair of Xero shoes earlier this year (the DIY Kit). I had an interesting experience trying to tie them but eventually got them tied. I loved the look of the Amuri Cloud and the colors so when they went on sale I scooped up a pair (along with a pair of the Amuri Venture because why not?)…. and now I just need to complete the collection! 🙂 And the best part is that they won’t take up hardly any room in my suitcase when I got to Europe this summer!

  • Matt

    I love me Xeros because I got to make them myself! They’ve stuck by my side through miles of snow in Canada’s back country, raging rivers in Vietnam, sandy beaches in Thailand, hot expanses of desert in Kuwait, and picturesque cobblestone roads throughout Europe! And they’ve received countless compliments along the way!

  • Corey Blevins

    My feet are never happier than when barefoot, but we have an all tile house so I wear my Xeros around to keep the dirt, which never seems to stay away, off my feet. They are also my only shoe I wear (outside work) when the weather is warm. I have even been able to brainwash my kids and have made them several pairs (5 and 3 YO).

    Feeling the world is utterly fantastic. I cannot imagine it any other way now.

  • Kerstin

    I don’t have a fun answer like so many of the others. However, I enjoy walking my dog daily and do so in a lovely field behind my house, which of course first thing in the morning is full of dew. So the look of these shoes makes me think that these walks would be much more comfortable wearing these shoes instead of my VFF, which, sadly, get very cold when wet from dew. And additionally, when I walk him in the park, these shoes won’t wear out too fast from the concrete; also always a plus.

  • Jai Purcell Benson

    Would love to try these, to strengthen my feet!
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  • Emily Kratzer

    I would love to try these and put my chacos out to posture. I love them, but they are soooo heavy. These look like a dream 🙂

  • schrockt

    I want a pair because I’m currently on a year-long backpacking trip through Latin America (I’d put a link to my website, but I don’t want to look like a SPAMer) and they look like they could be my only shoes for the rest of the year. I’m already rocking some DIYs, but the Z-treks look more sock-friendly for those chilly nights I’m gonna encounter at altitude in South America this winter (South American winter!).

  • JVF

    I have a twelve year old son. He has endless amounts of energy. I on the other hand have historically had limited levels of energy that are quickly spent and several hours of recharge time. My desire to keep up with my son more, coupled with a desire to improve my health so I can actually live to see him grow up have moved me to begin exercising. It has made a huge difference so far, but I would like to incorporate some running or jogging. I can not seem to find any shoes that allow me to do so without making me feel like I am falling apart. Between the weight and horrible jarring impact brought on by running in standard shoes my ankles, knees, and back tend to feel horrible. I have read reports that your shoes could help reduce these problems. Obviously, I will take it slow and build up from short sprints to longer runs so my muscles, tendons, and such can strengthen but I am certain the Xero Z-Treks could help me live a long and healthy life so that my children will not have to deal with the tragedy of losing me to a sedentary lifestyle.

  • Old Turk

    I am happy to have hear about Xero shoes via a Chi Running email. I ordered a pair today and am excited as it is so hard to find barefoot/zero drop sandles.

  • Dan

    Took a pair of Clouds as my only feet companions on a bike trip from VA Bach, VA to Canon Beach OR… Ran, hiked, toured the local areas and occasionally biked with them on! Versatility in its most minimal form. Perfection.

  • Terri Walter

    I need a comfortable summertime shoe!

  • Kimo

    …because shoes are for conformists. set your feet FREE!!!!!

  • Russell Fedewa

    After 20 years of not being able to run due to knee and hip pain, running in Xero shoes has enabled me to run farther than I have ever in my life. On top of that my knees and hip have gotten better and feel better than they have ever been. I have run holes through the cherry soles of my first DIY kit and need a replacement. I would love to try the latest and greatest for my next 5,000 miles.

  • Lois Mallitte

    I have arthritis and heart disease along with some other illnesses To find a comfy pair of shoes that look nice stay on and dont make your feet swell is a mission in itself. I have never owned Xeros shoes before but they look real comfy. When I go to the beach and walk in the sand its a mission with jandals as they are forever getting sucked into the sand or I end up tripping over on them

  • Marco

    I would like to wear the cloud, because they look very comfortable, I’ve tried lots of sandal types, but until now I cant find comfortable ones.

  • Toby Curwin

    I haven’t worn anything but your sandals for the last two and a half years, and these look amazing!! Please pick me 🙂

  • Dexter

    When I’m out and about barefoot, I always keep my Xeroshoes Connect with me in case I get harassed for not having shoes on. People are amazed when I pull them out of my tiny shoulder bag and unroll them! Then they ask me where they can get a pair. 😉

  • Stronger Than I Know

    As I increase mileage and try to achieve new goals, I find my body fighting back against me. I’ve tried so many different things to keep my body in the game and reach my full potential, and I’m eager to try this, as I’m not willing to quit. I have my first 50 mile race in a few weeks, and I have no intention of it being my last. I believe in the potential of the human body – including my body – to do extraordinary things, and I think perhaps I need to start learning to work with it, rather than against it.

    That’s why I’d like the new Z-Treks.

  • Julie

    I am awaiting tomorrows giveaway like it was my due date! I need these, my feet have widened since going barefoot and they dont fit in any running shoes anymore (well sometimes they do fit but they are so uncomfortable…). Let me be french Canada’s Xero shoes ambassador!

  • Heather Kouba

    I love my Xeros so much that I won’t take them off for any reason. Not even for AHEM…Sex. Blush. My husband does not find this attractive and we don’t connect physically as often as I would like. So perhaps with this new style and line I could get a little more action?! Come on! Help me out! Help me get “SOME” and get some of these great new Z-Treks!

  • Gabriel

    I purchased two each pair of the Amuri Trek and Amuri Venture. I have walked close around my apartment and they felt quite comfortable, so I figure I would purchase the second pair to really test them on our future deployment, as a Soldier we like to find some comfort when we can and with minimal packing, Ill be able to take a pair along. With my past experience I went through two pair of shower shoes and 1 pair of Flojo brand sandals that when unpacked the rubber straps were flat and twisted. Ill give them a try.

  • Laura Gonyaw

    would love them for walking up and down my beloved Venice Beach.

  • Timothy Grove

    I was running in my Xero Clouds around my neighborhood and a neighbor friend saw me and my Clouds and she asked me if everything was okay. I said yes and that I was trying out these new running sandals. She said, “Oh, okay, I thought you were wearing your wife’s sandals and you must of left your house in a hurry.” We had a good laugh! I have some trouble with rubbing against my toes due to the strap between my toes so I cannot wait to try out the new Z-Trek (with no strap between my toes); I just bought a pair. I would love to win a pair to give to a co-worker that I talk with about the Xeros. He is a big Vibram five finger guy and I think he is afraid to try the Xeros!

  • Willow

    Amuri Z-Treks
    when I cannot go barefoot
    my feet fall in love

  • paul

    ..because they’re cool.

  • John Machen

    I just bought 3 pairs! Luv em. I want a pair of Z Treks..
    Tomorrow is Fri 13th. I need a size 13.
    Post code 37664!

  • JNK

    I just bought my pair. I like the print out template. It makes ordering shoes online much less scary.

  • Jared Studyvin

    I love how my Amuri Clouds give me great protection from rocks, glass, etc. but also feel so light and allow my feet to move freely. However, what I love most about XeroShoes is the great customer service. An old pair of Ventures broke and they sent me a new pair of Clouds free of charge. Thank You!

  • jojosweets323

    Why I want to win?? OBVIOUSLY…because..’ XERO SHOES ARE THE BEST!!’ Classy, Comfortable and Convenient!! Z-TREKs ARE HOT!! 🙂

  • I hate wearing flipflops with the thing between my toes!

  • jojosweets323

    Steven Sashen my question to you is ‘Do you have your favourite pair of Xero’s?’ 🙂

  • Tina Marie Wood

    I want to win!! I have NEVER tried these and would LOVE TO!!

  • bassam

    I have a pair of invisible shoes and xero shoes. Love em both!

  • Elliot

    So, when are you releasing the Z-Clouds? “Z-Clouds” comfy cloud pillows for your feet. Give your feet some Zzzs.

  • Dawn Monroe

    I want to win because my teenage son hasn’t worn sandals in years and I think he would like this design well enough to surprise me.

  • MariaG

    I want them for my son. He’s not suffering from anything except an absurd compulsion to run ultra marathons. These are the TLC care package from home. He’s gonna owe me. Ha. It’s mom psychology. Go ask your moms 😉

  • Isara Thanakit

    I would love a pair of the z-trek because regular sandals have way too much arch support and have too much of a heal drop.

  • Przemek Pudełko

    I’d never heard of Xero shoes or even really thought about running without my regular shoes until two days ago when Al Kavadlo showed his new Z-Treks in a video. Since then I’ve ordered a pair of the do-it-yourself kit, but I want to Z-Treks too so I can see which I might like better–the do-it-yourself shoes, or the Z-treks, especially since Al said the new Z-treks are his favorites. Either way, I think I’m gonna be happy with the outcome.

  • Lori Humphrey

    I would love a pair of these. They look like they are comfortable. I want a shoe that are light and not heavy when wet. Hiking in shoes that are heavy when wet are so uncomfortable.

  • BungeDadX5

    Just picked up a Jeep Wrangler and think the Amuri Z-Trek would be the perfect companion to the open air, go anywhere, do anything freedom my vehicle gives me!

  • Tamara Kellogg

    I pretty much where my Xeros every single day, for every occasion, weather permitting (and I push the limits). I first bought them back when they were Invisible Shoes. I have a flat cherry pair that I still haven’t worn out. I have a 4mm pair for most of the time, my basic casual life, and a 6m pair with black string tied cutely for elegant occasions. I’ve worn those to fancy restaurants and black tie weddings. I’m a partner dancer, and I put a stocking footie around the 6mm sole and can slide and dance the night away! I’ve worn my casual pair in many states of the US, as well as Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Panama, St. Thomas, Australia, Mauritius, Rodrigues, and even the tiny island of Ile Amsterdam in the southern Indian Ocean (Google Earth it!). You can add South Africa, St. Helena, Ascension Island, the Azores, Brittany, the Basque Country, Catalunya, Copenhagen and Iceland to that list. Oh, and the 2012 London Olympics: the Xeros got me all around town there too. Has any other pair of Xeros been to Wimbledon and Wembley Stadium? Once you go Xero, you never go back. For realz.

    • Tamara Kellogg

      I’ve noticed, in the rivers of the Panama rainforest, that the front flap of the Xero sole gets caught by the current and gets pulled down a lot. I usually just take them off…but perhaps your web-strap models have overcome that? It would be fun to try them there.

  • Guest

    I was in absolute stealth mode tonight on my run in my brand new Z-Treks – LOVE them!!! The new lacing gives such a good fit that they were super quiet compared to the flip-flop of older models. Stealth mode is something I normally can only accomplish when running completely barefoot. I find it somewhat amusing to surprise those I pass. Let’s just say, uhhhhhhh, that tonight it was the skunk that I passed who was amused…

  • Lara Rosenberger

    I was in absolute stealth mode tonight on my run in my brand new Z-Treks – LOVE them!!! The new lacing gives such a good fit that they were super quiet compared to the flip-flop of older models. Stealth mode is something I normally can only accomplish when running completely barefoot. I find it somewhat amusing to surprise those I pass. Let’s just say, that tonight it was the skunk that I passed who was amused…

    • Lara, for sheer determination AS WELL AS multiple award-winning entries, you’re one of our winners! Email me at steven@xeroshoes.com for details. Congrats!

      • Lara Rosenberger

        YAY!!! Thank you!!! I have emailed as requested.

  • Hi, Steven. I want the new Z-Trek to wear and to test for modification into a new design for Xero. Which I would then simply give you (via pictures, drawings, consultations, the modified sandals themselves, etc).

    As a designer and wearer, I studied sandals for decades. I made and wore my own for five years before arriving at a design very close to the Z-Trek. I believe the increased stability my design provides would work with FeelTrue soles and their lightness and flexibility. If so, it would compliment your growing line nicely.

    If you don’t choose my answer, I will eventually buy a DIY kit and do the same thing. Winning would simply speed up the process. Cheers!

  • Cypher

    These are the sexiest athletic sandals I’ve ever seen. And…never in my life did I think I would utter the phrase “sexiest athletic sandals”. Us trail runners are a sad and desperate people…

  • Nick M

    I need new Xeros because my cats peed all over my others. They ain’t comin back

  • Fred Putnam

    There once was a runner named Fred
    Who said, “My legs feel like lead.
    “So I’ll try Xero Shoes–

    “I’ve got nothing to lose”,
    And now in the race he’s ahead.

    (-;

  • Elliot

    You guys take March Madness to a whole new level. First with the Big News!! Now with the winning results. I am going “mad” with anticipation!!!

  • Malissa Kelly

    Because I want free shoes! That’s why.