Amuri Venture Ready-to-Wear Men's Barefoot Sandals - Xero Shoes

Cloud/Venture Size Guide

Get the right size for your Amuri Cloud and Venture

Barefoot sandals don’t fit the same way as shoes, or other sandals. Just because you wear, say, a size 10 Nike Free, that doesn’t mean you’ll wear a size 10 Amuri Cloud or Venture (and, I’m willing to bet you have other shoes that are 9.5 or 10.5… so are you really a 10 😉 ?)

By following the instructions below, you’ll get the correct fit.

NOTE: Please follow these instructions to get the right fit

3 Simple Steps to the Correct Fit

1) Measure your foot

Measure your feet for huarache barefoot sandals

  • Place a piece of paper against a wall (if you have VERY large feet, use a piece of newspaper.
  • Place your foot on the paper, with your heel against the wall.
  • Make a mark on the paper at the furthest point away from the wall… this will either be just in front of your big toe or second toe
  • Take a ruler and measure from the edge of the paper to the mark you made.

Here’s a video showing the process

2. Check your measurement against the chart, below

This will give you a good idea of your size… but PLEASE follow the next step whenever possible.

3. Verify the correct fit by printing the size template and comparing it to your foot

Foot Length
Inches
Foot Length
millimeters
Men’s Women’s Print Template
Up to 8 7/8″ Up to 223mm 4 5 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 9 1/8″ Up to 231mm 5 6 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 9 1/2″ Up to 240mm 6 7 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 9 3/4″ Up to 248mm 7 8 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 10 1/8″ Up to 256mm 8 9 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 10 1/2″ Up to 265mm 9 10 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 10 3/4″ Up to 273mm 10 11 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 11 1/8″ Up to 281mm 11 12 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 11 1/2″ Up to 290mm 12 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 11 3/4″ Up to 300mm 13 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 12 1/8″ Up to 309mm 14 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template

Note: Print the templates at Actual Size or 100% Scale.

Here’s a video showing how to use the Template:

We want to make sure you get the correct size and enjoy your Xero Shoes. If you have any questions, call us at 303.447.3100 or email us

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The Lightweight Performance Recreation Sandal

4.30 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20 customer reviews)

$39.99

4.30 out of 5

The ready-to-wear barefoot sandal you can use for walking, hiking, yoga, working out, paddling, biking, even running 100-mile ultramarathons.

Do everything. Go everywhere. Naturally.

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Start enjoying your Xero Shoes just moments after they arrive in your mailbox.

Unlike our DIY kits, or even our Custom-Made Xero Shoes, the Amuri Venture is 100% ready-to-wear.

Why you’ll love the Venture:

  • Fun colors — Charcoal (with a reflective black toe lace), Royal Blue (with a reflective blue toe lace), and Tangerine.
  • Our exclusive FeelTrue® rubber outsoles, the only sole material made specifically for barefoot sandals. 5.5mm thick for great ground feel with the protection you want
  • Elegant contour to hold your foot, but without unnecessary support
  • Pre-laced — just slide in your foot and go
  • Patent-pending tension adjustment system — find the perfect fit in seconds, and then you can slide your Xeros on and off in a flash.
  • Super soft toe post — since the huaraches-inspired lacing goes around your entire foot, you don’t feel the toe post the way you do in a flip flop or other thong sandal
  • Super STRONG toe post — won’t pull through the sole like flip flops do
  • Heel cup — keeps your heel in place, helps keep out debris, and adds a splash of color
  • Nylon Achilles strap with Silicone grip — holds on securely and comfortably
  • Elevated ankle holes — the lace never touches the ground, and so it won’t abrade
  • 5,000 mile warranty! Wear out your Ventures in under 5,000 miles and we’ll replace them for the cost of shipping and handling (details here)

Get the right size for your Amuri Venture

Barefoot sandals don’t fit the same way as shoes, or other sandals. Just because you wear, say, a size 10 Nike Free, that doesn’t mean you’ll wear a size 10 Amuri Venture (and, I’m willing to bet you have other shoes that are 9.5 or 10.5… so are you really a 10 😉 ?)

By following the instructions below, you’ll get the correct fit for your Amuri Venture sandals.

NOTE: Please follow these instructions to get the right fit

3 Simple Steps to the Correct Fit

1) Measure your foot

Measure your feet for huarache barefoot sandals

  • Place a piece of paper against a wall (if you have VERY large feet, use a piece of newspaper.
  • Place your foot on the paper, with your heel against the wall.
  • Make a mark on the paper at the furthest point away from the wall… this will either be just in front of your big toe or second toe
  • Take a ruler and measure from the edge of the paper to the mark you made.

Here’s a video showing the process

2. Check your measurement against the chart, below

This will give you a good idea of your size… but PLEASE follow the next step whenever possible.

3. Verify the correct fit by printing the Amuri Venture size template and comparing it to your foot

Foot Length
Inches
Foot Length
millimeters
Men’s Print Template
Up to 9 1/8″ Up to 231mm 5 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 9 1/2″ Up to 240mm 6 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 9 3/4″ Up to 248mm 7 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 10 1/8″ Up to 256mm 8 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 10 1/2″ Up to 265mm 9 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 10 3/4″ Up to 273mm 10 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 11 1/8″ Up to 281mm 11 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 11 1/2″ Up to 290mm 12 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 11 3/4″ Up to 300mm 13 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 12 1/8″ Up to 309mm 14 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template

Note: Print the templates at Actual Size or 100% Scale.

Here’s a video showing how to use the Template:

How to adjust your Ventures for a perfect fit

Follow these simple video instructions to get the “just right” tension.

We want to make sure you get the correct size and enjoy your Amuri Ventures. If you have any questions, call us at 303.447.3100 or email us

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Average Rating: 4.3 / 5 based on 20 Reviews

Amuri Venture Ready-to-Wear Men’s Barefoot Sandals
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4
Great casual shoes

I use these as casual shoes around. I grew up mostly barefoot, these feel like that but have protection against sharp things. It feels like a very lightweight flipflop, but with the heel strap it stays on my foot better. Excellent choice for a minimalist shoe. My first pair got stepped on as I was walking and the side got torn out. You can damage these, but for me they're pretty reliable.

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5
Just awesome!

Awesomeeee

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4
Deaf customer here!

Deaf or not, we all have a pair of feet to walk. After I received my xero shoes and I played disc golf with my friends right away. I haven't felt so comfortable and often I almost forgot that I'm wearing xero shoes! It was nice feeling the grass through my toes without worrying about stepping on sharp objects!

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4
Stop thinking about it and just buy them already!

I haven't been able to wear my sandals very much as of yet due to cold weather in the Northeast (New England region). But here is my experience.

1. The straps are soft to my feet. I was worried they'd be abrassive, but they're very pleasant.
2. The straps take some adjusting. Though they're fully adjustable, some aspects such as getting the toe post in a precise direction is hard. The toe post itself caused me some minor pain against my 2nd big toe. Luckily the support emails that went back and forth was very useful. I was given advice on how to adjust the straps for my particular issue, and it worked! No more pain. I was very impressed with the sincere caring tone from the support person, who gave me various options. She even had me send pics of my feet so she could ensure she gave me personalized support. That was totally awesome! In the end, I agree w/ other posts here that these sandals will take some getting used to.
3. The feeling is almost like being barefoot. The foot is more exposed to open air than even flip flops!
4. The rubber is very hard and made to withstand abuse. I can't wait to where these on trails and for basic street walking in the big city. If you like being barefoot as much as possible, like in your home, then you'll really appreciate the fact that there's Xero arch support, none, nada. That's the way I like it. As long as you adjust the straps so that the soles stay fairly firm against the bottom of your foot, you'll almost forget you're wearing sandals.
5. The tread on the bottom is obviously made for some serious forward/backward traction. And unlike flip flops, they'll stay on your feet.

So, as I get more comfortable with these, perhaps my 4-star rating will go up to 5 stars. For now, I'd like to reserve that last star because I still need more experience wearing them. Also, consider that these are my first ever "minimalist" sandals.

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5
A-W-E-S-O-M-E

These running sandals are incredible. I ran the other evening on the track and if I had not had those, my feet would be cut to shreds. Granted, I have only used them once, but I don't have any issues with them thus far.

Will definitely order another pair once these wear out.

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5
Biathlon in my New Venture

I used Vibram Five Fingers and Vivobarefoot running sandals in my previous races and I developed blisters through all of them at various spots on my feet.

I participated in an ultra biathlon last weekend: 2.25km swim and 22km run. I completed this latest run in my brand new Amuri Venture and I'm happy to report that there were no blisters, abrasions or injuries experienced during this race! What's more amazing was the fact that I had only worn it for a 5km run on Tuesday to get used to the feel, then straight into the 22km on Saturday.

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5
Really really good

So it's now a while ago that I ordered the Venture and all I can say is that they are really good. I never liked wearing Flip-Flops because the thing in the middle always hurt like hell. So the first week I had to get used to the Venture because also here it hurt a little bit. Then after 2-3 weeks I began to get used to the feeling. I can only say that there is no comparison to my old running shoes, minimalist shoes are a lot better. BUT for the people who are not used to running in minimalist shoes I highly recommend to start off by running barefoot to really get used to the technique. Once you get used to it, you can put on the minimalist shoes and have a lot of fun. Thank you for your service and the good product!

-Bagaturia Otiko

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3
Good and Not

I like these shoes. I want to love these shoes, but I can't. Now, this isn't really the fault of the shoes, but I've discovered rather dramatically that these shoes are not very good for people who have feet which sweat a lot. The first time I tried these shoes out in the world, I ended up falling down a flight of stairs. My feet have a tendency to sweat a lot, which is why I like to wear sandals to allow my feet to get good airflow. Anyway, while going down a flight of stairs, my foot slipped on the sole and placed pressure on the toe post of the shoe. The toe post popped out of the hole in the sole, and my foot when flying out and I went down the stairs rather ungracefully. Thankfully, I wasn't hurt, and I was able to put the post back in the sole, but anytime my feet start to sweat....well, I avoid stairs in these. If you are a person who sweats a lot, you might want to give these shoes a miss.

(NOTE from Xero: We have people who run trail ultramarathons in Xeros, going in and out of water. While no sole gives you perfect grip under all circumstances, the way you reduce slipping is by making sure you land with your feet UNDER your center of mass -- so you're basically coming straight down onto the sole. Hope that helps.)

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4
Almost!

I wear Luna Monos, Vivo Neo Trail/Aqua/etc, Altra Running Instinct for two years. I know what barefoot and zero drop products feels like, and I've read a ton at Natural Running Institute, Lee Saxby, Vivo, Altra and the web series put out by Sasha on barefoot running.

Last night at the track - I did two laps barefoot, and over 5km running with my ventures. I climbed 1000+ metres in them on the Halvor Lunden Trail in BC last Friday.

Getting a snug fit for running and climbing takes a few tries. Wet grip is minimal, and I think that in wet conditions, a paraffin wax or sex was option might help for this shoe as my foot moved a lot after going through muck (duh - mud between skin and shoe).

I must say that 5mm is the magic number for trail walking - it's the right balance of protect and ground feel for me.

I watched a video and trimmed a bit to much off the inside lace and over trimmed the leading edge of the sole, so this pair will ultimately end up as pool flip flops. My other modding inclination is the replace the toe post with a classic lace, or wrap it with cloth tape. I did get a friction burn last night on my right foot - in spite of efforts to get it just so. (no such problem with my left foot).

The silicone grip strip for the heel is too flimsy to last - It's wearing out fast. I'm not sure about what would be better. (especially with socks and winter in mind)

The hard rubber sole is 'slappy' if you have the fit on the side of comfy - they are quiet when the shoe is snug.

These are the closest thing to barefoot I have experienced, and owning them and watching a video series by Sasha - encouraged me to try barefoot running "on the smoothest and hardest surface available". I blew my running peers away as I clocked my best lap last night with no shoes. I have to be mindful of letting the heel touch down - as over striding, and heel/calf pain are common for me. The education on the site and FB presence really helps.

Winter is coming - and my injini socks are on to start the day - not sure about buying another pair so close to winter - by hey - I got a trip to LA later.

(NOTE from Xero: Did you mean Steven Sashen when you say "Sasha"? And when people have issues on one foot only it often points to a form-related issue... since the other foot is fine ;-) ... interesting article about that at www.xeroshoes.com/blister)

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2
Defective Design & Foot Injury

The eye loop of the first pair broke at around 4 months and 250 miles, but was replaced for free under warranty.

The second pair damaged my foot with the thong during a run two weeks ago.

Vibram Five Fingers are the only barefoot shoe that works for me. I trust in Vibrams, and have doubts about Xeros.

(NOTE from Xero -- we're more than happy to help diagnose and fix the problem you're reporting ... and, of course, we make products without a thong. But given that we have tens of thousands of customers who've put on millions of miles without the thong damaging their foot, I'd suggest there may be another issue besides "defective design." In fact, assuming the sandals are laced with correct tension, I'd be willing to bet that the issue is related to overstriding, and we'd do a video analysis if you like.)

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5
Best shoes I've ever worn

I bought my first pair of Amuri Ventures on May 16,2014 they have held up great. I have hiked, biked, walked, ran, and swam in these shoes for over a year now. I would recommend them to anyone who loves to feel the earth under there feet.

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5
5 star

Great product and Great customer service. You won't be disappointed .

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5
Perfect

Absolutely nothing wrong other than:
The annoyance of getting a rock stuck under your foot
Getting used to the thong strap.

To prospective buyers:
1. The toe post is NOT annoying, but it may take about a few weeks or a month to get used to it. But you will!
2. No damage has occurred to my Ventures in the past 3 months of owning them, and I've done everything from weekly dragonboat practice to running to walking across campus.
3. "Barefoot" shoes, in general, are a full-submersion experience. Obviously, they may cause you pain or strange feeling in your feet for a bit, but your gait will feel more natural after a little.
4. Do not be afraid to get these wet; they can recover from anything.
5. Your shoes will not smell bad.
6. The straps are easy to adjust, but require two hands to operate.

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5
Great!

This is my second pair and I still love them (I lost the first pair). The newer version has an improved tension heel that's faster to change on the fly than the older model. All around great sandal for casual wear or even running.

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3
Comfortable, but

Don't expect these to last much more than a year. Around a year after purchase I started to get back to back issues, that I keep trying to patch. The cord ripped out the ankle hole. A toe post broke. Then the ankle hole on the other sandal gave out. On the bright side, the soles still aren't even close to being too thin. However, despite this I'm contemplating buying a new pair since it looks like there have been a few modifications that I'm curious about. =)

(NOTE from Xero -- Sadly, manufacturing is not 100% perfect and very rarely we hear about a situation like this... and we address it. We stand behind our products. And we have customers who've worn this product non-stop since it came out in October 2013 with no problems.)

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4
Walking on Sunshine!

Forget the slides and expensive name brand sandals, these look good, feel good and are durable. One of the best $40 I ever spent!

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4
Great exploring sandals

Took a pair on a trip to Greece. Absolutely perfect for walking around town and visiting the beach. Wore them in the water too as beach had tons of spiky anemones in the water. Took them on a day hike on Nea Kameni volcano off Santorini...super thin soles aren't so great when ground temperatures are hot enough to blister. Had a few "yikes...ouch" moments. Got lots of compliments on the sandals though. They did take a beating on the hot rock walk, but were still good for a 4000 step climb up rock stairs on the side of a mountain.

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5
Great

Great product. Comfortable and so minimalist. Love it

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4
Missing my 20lb NB trail shoes... NOT!

As most long time and older runners (35 years running and 61 years young) we want it to happen yesterday. So at first I just walk in my Ventures around the house. Next a mile walk with the dog. I felt some calf pain the next day but at 61 I just added it to the list. Next I tried a short run.. well I decided "hey a half mile seemed ok why not 6 miles?" Well I got in about 4 and walked the rest. Had some big toe pain and slight irritation in between the toes. I gave them rest ran in my Merrels for a day or so. Next time ran the whole 6 with a few walk breaks. Some heel pain the next day. Today will I do my long run commute about 11 miles. I'm going start out in my Ventures and switch over to my Merrels after a few miles. I have marathon in the fall and I'm going mix in my Venture runs as a part of my training and who know maybe you will see me at the Savannah marathon rocking my Ventures. My one complain is that I wore them also while painting my front porch . The Venture offered "Xero" protection when I drop my putty knife on my pinky toe. ( I do believe Steve said and I quote " You can swing a sledge hammer while bees are buzzing around you not even worry about it") I need some more time give it a final 1-5 review which I will do in month or so. But an excellent well made product and customer service next to none. Nate the Great from Broomall Pa

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5
Impressed!

I just recived my Amuri Venture's in the mail and I have to say, I am impressed! I bought the DIY kit a year ago and loved those shoes so much, I thought I would give these a try. It it excellent quality and I like that these are pre-tied so all you have to do is simple adjustments and you are all set. the design, quality, and details behind these shoes really shows. I mostly wear these because they are so comfortable and look really cool. I will definitely purchase again and can't say enough great things about these!

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