Z-Trail Size Guide – Women

Sandals don’t fit the same way as shoes. And Xeros may not fit the same as other sandals. Just because you wear, say, a size 10 Nike Free, that doesn’t mean you’ll wear a size 10 Umara Z-Trail (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 Umara-Z-Trail.

NOTE: Please follow these instructions to avoid ordering problems

NOTE FOR Z-TREK OWNERS: The Z-Trek is a TINY bit longer than the Z-Trail, so you may need a different size (bigger) in the Z-Trail vs. your Z-Trek. The templates, below, show both products. If your toes are close to the front edge of your Z-Trek, then you’ll probably be best in the next higher Z-Trail size.

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 charts, 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

If you seem to be “between” sizes, we recommend choosing the larger size.

Z-Trek and Z-Trail WOMEN
Foot Length
Inches
Foot Length
millimeters
Women’s
Size
Print Template
Up to 8 7/8″ Up to 223mm 5 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 9 1/8″ Up to 231mm 6 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 9 1/2″ Up to 240mm 7 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 9 3/4″ Up to 248mm 8 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 10 1/8″ Up to 256mm 9 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 10 1/2″ Up to 265mm 10 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template

 

Note: Make sure you print the templates at Actual Size (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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Umara Z-Trail - The Ultimate Trail-Friendly Sandal - Women's

4.83 out of 5 based on 70 customer ratings
(70 customer reviews)

$79.99

4.83 out of 5

The perfect combination of protection, comfort, light weight, natural flexibility, durability, versatility and affordability.

Go everywhere, do anything…

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Why are some people calling our Umara Z-Trail “The Ultimate Sandal 2.0”?

Well, last year’s Z-Trek seemed to be the Ultimate Sandal… but the new Z-Trail takes it a step further. It gives you an unparalleled combination of:

  • Protection
  • Comfort
  • Light Weight
  • Flexibility
  • Durability
  • Versatility
  • Affordability

What can you do in your Z-Trail sandals? Practically anything!

  • At then end of a day of hiking, pull off your heavy, stiff, smelly boots and slip into the freedom, comfort, and flexibility of the Z-Trail… they’re so light you’ll barely notice them on your feet (and will barely tell they were in your bag!).
  • Pull them out when you need to cross a stream — they’re water resistant Okay, if you’re using them as a camp shoe, be warned: You may find that you can use them to hike instead of your boots.
  • Enjoy a run, on trails or roads.
  • Lifting weights at Crossfit.
  • Yoga class? The grippy soles make the Z-Trail like having a yoga mat on your feet all the time. Do your own class anywhere you are.
  • Head downstream… whether you’re in a canoe, a kayak, a raft, or on a paddleboard, the Z-Trail hold securely and comfortably on your feet and they float.
  • Take a walk anywhere you like, from a mountain trail to an urban jungle. The comfort of the Z-Trail will surprise you.
  • #FeelRealFun — do whatever you like in your Z-Trail. With our 5,000 mile sole warranty, they can handle it.

What makes the Z-Trail special is the 3-layer FeelLite™ sole.

Z-Trail FeelLite sport sandal sole

  • The bottom has our FeelTrue® rubber for great grip and abrasion resistance.
  • The middle layer of TrailFoam™ provides an incredible amount of force absorption and protection.
  • Then, the top BareFoam™ layer adds a perfect amount of comfort.
  • And the FeelLite™ sole still maintains enough flexibility to allow for natural movement and ground-feel.

What’s the difference between the Z-Trek and Z-Trail?

Trek-versus-Trail-Roll

That’s the Z-Trek on the left, and the Z-Trail on the right. You can see that the Z-Trail is crazy flexible, but not quite as much as the Z-Trek.

I like to think that the Z-Trail is about protection and comfort first, and the Z-Trek is about connection first.

If I’ve been wearing my Z-Trails around for a while, enjoying the comfort, when I then put on the Z-Trek, I think, “Oh, right, I can FEEL things again!” So I go back and forth between them, depending on how much I want to feel.

Let’s talk about weight! This is maybe the best part.

The Z-Trail is about 20% lighter than the Z-Trek. But that’s nothing. Let’s compare the Z-Trail to a traditional sport sandal:

The reviews for the Z-Trail have been AMAZING. Pretty much everyone says that they’re the best sandal they’ve worn.

Check out these reviews (and then click the REVIEWS tab, above to see more!):





More reasons you’ll love your Z-Trail sandals:

  • Super-comfortable tubular webbing with no hard edges.
  • Adjustable Z-pattern allows you to get the right tension you desire across the top of your foot, over your foot, and behind your heel.
  • Three color combinations.
  • 10mm (~3/8″) FeelLite™ outsole protects you from unpleasant surfaces while still providing great ground-feel.
  • Elegant contour surrounds your foot.
  • Super light weight — a Women’s size 7 sandal averages 4.3 ounces each.
  • Zero-drop means your heel isn’t elevated.
  • Rust-proof nylon hardware.
  • Heel cup keeps your heel in place and helps keep out debris.
  • 5,000 mile sole warranty! Wear out your Z-Trail soles in under 5,000 miles and we’ll replace them for a nominal cost (details here).

CARING for your Z-Trail

Because of the TrailFoam™ in the Z-Trail, these need a bit of extra attention. Do not leave Z-Trail in hot cars or exposed to intense direct sun. This could cause the TrailFoam™ to deform and is not covered by our warranty.

Get the right size for your Z-Trail

Our sandals don’t necessarily fit the same way as your other shoes or sandals. By following the instructions below, you’ll get the correct fit for your Z-Trail 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 size template and comparing it to your foot

If you seem to be “between” sizes, we recommend choosing the LARGER size.

Note: Women, if your foot is longer or wider than the template, try one of the Men’s sizes

Foot Length
Inches
Foot Length
millimeters
Women’s
Size
Print Template
Up to 8 7/8″ Up to 223mm 5 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 9 1/8″ Up to 231mm 6 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 9 1/2″ Up to 240mm 7 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 9 3/4″ Up to 248mm 8 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 10 1/8″ Up to 256mm 9 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
Up to 10 1/2″ Up to 265mm 10 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template

Note: Check your Printer or Browser settings to make sure you print the templates at Actual Size or 100% Scale. Verify by using a ruler to compare to the scale marking on the template.

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

How to adjust your Umara Z-Trail for a perfect fit

Follow these simple video instructions to get the “just right” tension. This video is showing the Z-Trek, that uses a similar webbing system. But the Z-Trail hardware doesn’t have the “hook.”


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

Get your Z-Trail sandals today. We can’t wait to hear where they take you.

FAQS

What can I do in the Z-Trail?

Practically anything. Take a walk on the beach, a hike in the woods, hang out with friend, stroll around the camp site, approach a climb, paddle a canoe or a raft, do yoga or Crossfit, run a marathon…

I’m not sure that Z-Trail, or any sandal for that matter, is right for lateral motion sports, like tennis or basketball.

So, use your common sense and HAVE FUN!

What’s the difference between the Men’s and Women’s Z-Trail

The women’s Z-Trail is a bit narrower, and the webbing is 4mm thinnner.

So if you have a narrow foot, whether you’re a man or woman, you may want to check the “women’s” sizing templates and see how those work for you. Similarly, if you have a wider foot, regardless of your gender, check out the “men’s” templates.

How do I adjust the fit in Z-Trails?

Simple. First, slide the webbing through the slots on the outside of the sole to get the tension you like across your toes.

Note: A lot of our customers report that they like the toe strap looser than they thought they would. Experiment and see what you like best.

Next, just pull the end of the webbing — our proprietary tensioner will hold everything in place. If something feels too tight, juts flip the top of the tensioner up, and the webbing will easily loosen.

Finally, experiment with the tension of the heel strap. If you make it tighter, it’ll move your foot forward a bit. Make it looser and it’ll let your foot slide back.

Once you find the right tension, you have the choice to get in and out of your Z-Trail by either un-doing the heel strap, or loosening the top webbing. Personally, I leave the heel strap in place and use the top webbing to get in and out.

How do I get the right size for my Z-Trail?

Use the templates that are linked on this page (next to where you select the size, and in the product description).

NOTE: Please measure your foot and/or use the templates. Sandal size is very often different than shoe size.

Also, if you have the Z-Trek, you may need a different size in the Z-Trail. The Z-Trek is a TINY bit longer than the Z-Trail, so if your toes come close to the edge in your Z-Treks, you may want to up one size for the Z-Trail.

How do I care for the Z-Trail?

You can wash them with soap and water.

One thing to be careful of: Do not leave your Z-Trail in a hot car or exposed to extreme heat and sunlight (i.e. the back window or dashboard of a car is the WORST). The TrailFoam™ layer will deform if you do this, and this is not covered by our warranty.

Do you ship internationally?

We do! We’ve sold Xero Shoes to people in more than 85 countries around the world.

We use the US Postal service to send our shipments. The cost to ship will depend on the weight of the package and the delivery speed you select; several options will be provided at checkout.

All domestic shipments come with tracking.  Limited tracking is available for some first class international shipments depending on the country, and full tracking is available with all Priority Express and Express International shipments.

Though almost all of our international orders arrive without incident, we strongly advise you to select Priority Express International or Express International if you live in a country with a less reliable postal service, including (but not limited to) India, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and Indonesia.  We cannot guarantee delivery of packages shipped using First Class International.

International delivery can take anywhere from 3 days to 8 weeks depending on how long your order spends in customs at the border.

Please note that some countries do require the payment of import duties for international shipments above a certain value. We advise you to know the import regulations of your country and understand that you will be responsible for payment of any duties and fees imposed by your government at the border.

All packages will be marked as merchandise; as a commercial shipper, we are not able to mark a package as a gift (if you’re giving Xero Shoes as a gift, that’s not the same as us sending a gift).

Also, check our Stores page. There may be a Xero Shoes dealer closer to you.

What’s your return policy?

Some people get their Xero Shoes, put them on, and immediately love them. They walk and run painlessly and with the freedom that Xero Shoes provide.

For others, there could be a process of learning how to tie huaraches, and how to walk and run in minimalist footwear. In fact, one of the points of going barefoot/minimalist is to let any discomfort teach you how to move in a different way… a way that will be more efficient and potentially healing. Getting a blister, or feeling some tension in the cord isn’t a sign that there’s a problem with your sandals, but rather they’re working as they should: They’re giving you important feedback about your form (usually overstriding and/or landing too hard). Once your body/mind naturally figures out how to adjust, those issues resolve themselves. If you have any questions, check out Xero Shoes Forum to see if someone else has already answered your question or solved your problem (they probably have). We’re also happy to help, and we’re really good at coaching over the phone, so don’t hesitate to call: 303.447.3100

All that said, please go to Xero Shoes Return Policy page to learn about our 45-day return policy and free exchange policy.

What’s your Warranty?

Please check out this page for the details about our 5,000 mile sole warranty and our manufacturer’s guarantee.

Average Rating: 4.86 / 5 based on 69 Reviews

Umara Z-Trail – Women
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5
Love my Zero Shoes

I just bought second pair of ZTrails - not because I wore them out or anything but I wanted a 'dress up' pair. In other words, not covered with dust and dirt from trail walking... lol... I also have pair of Ipari Hana's. Love those as well!! They are great for work as well as outside. I appreciate the care that goes into the products and even the sizing. I printed a few templates until I got the size right and both shoes are perfect :) I am a Zero Shoe girl for life.

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5
the ideal sandals for me

a long saga of searching for comfort led me through years of birkenstocks then on to tevas, chacos, arcopedicos and the like. 'course i always loved going barefoot, but wanted 'support', right? and having bony feet, a little protection from hard man-made surfaces is nice. i put up with a little rub here and there...
a couple of years ago, a bout of dancing induced forefoot bursitis made me extra aware of how a shoe with a heel, any heel raise at all, pushed my weight forward onto my forefoot in a most unsettling way. i started researching zero drop shoes and found oesh, which worked out great - their shoes, not their sandals - for some time. but after reading katy bowman, i thought i would try some other options, with less cushioning.
i ordered a bunch of shoes to test...xero shoes were the pick of the sandal litter, by far. the umara provides just the right amount of protection from the harsh world, while still letting me feel what is going on under my feet. this feedback from the environment has become so vital to me. my feet have grown stronger in a short time. my toes flex and curve about and i use more of my whole being in walking. i feel lost in a cushy shoe; i need to feel where i am. to connect with the ground. how simple and how revolutionary! also, the sandals look great on me and are so easy on and off without having to use the latch. nothing rubs. perfect! looking forward to trying the closed shoe!

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5
I really love them

the umara z trails are really really great!
that`s why I`m ordering them again... now!
I love my DIY shoes, too but I startet wearing them fewer during the last month, I do not really know why that happened, maybe because of the string between my toes (so I`ll order another DIY as well and try the one without...)
I wear my umara Z trails almost everywhere outside my house and garden...
and I am really looking forward to the winter surprise shoes!

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4
Great "camp" shoes for backpacking

I used these shoes as my camp sandals while backpacking the John Muir Trail, across CA's Sierra Nevada. They are pretty much ideal camp sandals -- I wore them all the time while not hiking, with and without socks, in and out of lakes and rivers. They stay on super well, are the lightest weight sandal I've found without a toe strap. The rubber on the foot is remarkably grippy on rocks -- I was totally stunned when I first wore them around camp and could scramble up and down granite without a problem. Very cool! They fit great (i.e. flat) in my backpack too.

They've worn reasonably well given how much I've beaten them up in the last month. I was using the heel strap to get in and out, and the velcro looks worn but has held up. The top foam is a little scuffed up but otherwise fine (I think this may be a fit issue -- see below -- they're wider in the toes than my feet so I sometimes trip a little in them). The non-rubber parts of the bottom do look a little more worn out than the rubber parts.

My one complaint is that they don't come in a slightly larger women's size! The length of my foot sizes to a men's 10, but the shoes (and the printed template) are very clearly too wide for my actual foot. This means I end up with a really long strap too, and extra space especially in the toe area. I would love a women's 11 length. (Or a narrow men's 10, I don't care about the gender of my shoes!)

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5
Love my new trail shoes

I felt a little lost when looking for a suitable replacement for the Brooks Pure Drift after that item when out of stock, and decided to try the trail shoes. I LOVE these shoes! I am so excited that I am able to get more of a barefoot feel and foot strike. Sure to improve my fitness level and enjoyment of running. I highly recommend the Umara Z trail...they protect your feet just enough and fit my feet perfectly right out of the box.

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5
I wasn't looking for a barefoot shoe.

I was looking for a vegan company. I had been carelessly wearing Tevas only to find out that even their leather free sandals are not vegan. Really? they had to use animal glue....? Anyway, I found your company in my quest for a vegan sandal. I love these shoes! I want them in a variety of colors. I might have to move to a warmer climate so I can wear them year round. The webbing is amazing. I walked for 10 miles the first day in them without blisters. Wow! Thank you for not killing animals to cover our feet and for making such a great product.

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5
Great shoes!

I'm probably not your typical customer. 60+, not athletic, and I love these shoes. I have trouble with my back and feet, my home has concrete floors causing me to need some 'spring' in my step which these provide. I wear them from morning til night, they are cool, lightweight and comfortable - fully adjustable when my foot decides to swell. They definitely provide an audible 'ahhhh' when I put them on after wearing other shoes!

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5
Love the Z-trail

I just received my Z-trails in time to wear them to Lake Superior in Grand Marais Mn. I'm not a runner but I do love walking in water, these shoes saved my feet from being eaten by the beautiful rocks of the north shore. Thank you for a great product.

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5
Z-Trails rock on rocks!

Great for walking along the dirt/rock trails and roads in my neighborhood. (I still prefer the Z-Treks for indoor walking though. The Z-Treks better simulate barefoot walking.) Right now I've just returned from my walk, and I'm wearing my black Z-Trails with Correct Toes. Correct Toes is a clever toe separator designed by sports podiatrist, Dr. Ray McClanahan, and I wear it to help correct abnormalities in my right foot (caused awhile ago by wearing crappy footwear). I took a picture of my right foot wearing Correct Toes inside of my new Z-Trails. Sorry I can't share it with you here. These Z-Trails are wonderful sandals. I'll be ordering more later. I feel very grateful to the folks who designed these sandals. OK, what's next? A closed shoe of course, for winter. Can't wait, and I'm hoping it works well with my feet.

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4
Things you can't do barefoot

I have these for everyday use where barefoot doesn't work - prickles, cafes, work ... - and when the soles of my feet need a rest. The red parts of the ztrail soles are starting to wear a little here and there but the black parts are still fine. I adjusted my walking gait by walking barefoot on a cement and bitumen walking path but tended to revert to heel striking when I had the familiar feel of sandals on my feet. This problem is slowly disappearing as I increase my barefoot walking and the roughness of some stretches of bitumen, although initially very challenging, seems to help. It's when I need to walk on rough surfaces at a faster pace or with a load that I pop on my ztrails.

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5
My favorite barefoot shoes!

I have previously bought the z-trek, the day, and even a pair of unshoes, and by far these are my favorite. A little hesitant when I pulled them out of the box, after putting them on and making the adjustments I haven't worn anything else. I love these shoes. The z-treks are great, they give you a lot of ground feel and that's nice for someone who is trying to build the muscles in their feet. Sometimes though, I just want to throw on some shoes and not feel every rock and crack in the sidewalk, and the z-trails are perfect for that. I can't wait to go hiking in them!

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5
Love my new red Z-Trails!

Fantastic customer service helping me get the correct size after I ordered a pair that was too small. Took them out for a walk on a local greenway and it was the most comfortable experience I've had there. Closest thing I've experienced to being barefoot while wearing something on my feet. I am barefoot unless shoes are required or the surface requires some protection for my feet. These are going to get lots of use!

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5
Love them

I hate wearing shoes in the summer, especially shoes that lace up. I have long feet and lacing standard sneakers so that they will fit makes them too tight across the tops of my feet (the metatarsals). I find these shoes to be very comfortable on my feet and I love the barefoot feel. After measuring my foot and checking the template, I ordered a size 8. However, after trying them on, I decided that I really needed a size bigger. Perhaps because of the shape of my foot, when I put on the shoes my toes were longer than the sole of the shoe, even after adjusting the straps. The company was great about the exchange. They sent me a return label and once they had my first pair of shoes back they sent out the new size. I am happy with my current size, although there is some room between the front of my toe and the front of the shoe. So you may prefer the smaller size. I am still (after at least a month) tweaking the adjustments on the straps trying to find the "perfect" fit. Regardless, these shoes are always my first choice when I head out the door. I don't run (as a rule) but I walk with my dog quite a bit. The other week I got caught 10 blocks away from my car in a downpour. Since I was wearing these shoes, my feet got wet right away but the shoes still had good traction. Because my feet were already wet, I simply walked through the puddles that other people were trying desperately to avoid. Much better than sneakers (or high heels!)

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4
Nice!

I've been gradually switching to zero drop barefoot style footwear over the last 6 months and recently purchased a paid of these from Amazon. I love the way they conform to my foot while I walk - it's somehow the closest to a true barefoot feel of any shoe I own. The thickness and padding of the sole is just enough protection for walking on my rural gravel road while still giving me good feel of the ground. The strap system is somewhat familiar to me as a former Chaco sandal wearer - it's comfortable and secure feeling and holds the sole to my foot very nicely. I believe it could be improved by making the back strap a bit longer and placing the velcro so that the loop side rather than the hook side is facing out. When I cross my feet while sitting, the rough hooks of the velcro scratch me on the front of my ankle. All in all though, these are really nice. I'm wearing them at work today with a dress, and they work just fine in my business casual office environment.

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5
Great healing for my injury!

I love the Z Trail sandals, at the moment they are the only shoes I can wear. I had surgery on my ankle several years ago and now that is causing a lot of pain--so the only way I can walk is barefoot and the Z trails are great for walking outside. I had a little trouble with sizing and ended up having to return the first pair and get a larger size. So if there is any doubt about the size I would recommend ordering the larger one. These sandals are also very light and attractive so you can wear them almost anywhere.

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5
My favorite shoes ever!!

I am so excited about my xero z-trails! The comfort of bare footing with shoes on, I have Mortons Neuroma and being barefoot is all that stops the pain, but bare footing is not always possible, finding xero shoes is life changing for me! The company support is amazing, they answered all my email questions and helped me find the perfect xero shoes for my needs. Now I want one in every color!!!

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5
Absolutely Fabulous!!!

I don't pretend to be a runner. In fact my daughter will quote me saying, "If it's not an emergency, I ain't runnin'!" But I do walk, hike, and play in the rivers. I was looking for a new pair of shoes similar to my Chacos. I was debating another pair when I began experiencing shooting pain from my knee to hip. My doctor gave me orthotics and I managed to wear them for a day. All I could think about was how unnatural they felt and how much money I wasted. So the research began. Upon wearing my newly purchasing my Z-Trail Sandals for week my pain is gone, my orthotics are covered in dust, and I retired my Chacos.

I love my Z-Trails. They are lightweight, comfortable, easy to wear, and provide me with enough cushion for to walk, hike, and play in the river. They also provided me with enough flexibility to maintain my new way of using my foot, just like our ancestors I now land on the ball of my foot not my heal which was causing my pain. Needless to say, if Xero Shoes ever comes up with a winter version, I'm in!! Living in Montana we play in the snow 7 months of the year!!!

Thank you,
Katie
Bozeman, MT

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5
PERFECT!!

These are the BEST SHOES EVER! Really!

They are so amazingly comfortable; they are exactly what I've been looking for. They're light, easy to adjust for the perfect fit, and quick to get on/off. They are so comfortable, I forgot that I even had them on! I can't imagine wearing any of my other shoes now - these are that good!

Now if you'll just make them in Hunter Green...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE :)

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5
best vegan minimalist sandals

I love these sandals!!! I got into minimalist footwear in 2009 and haven't looked back. I have run in Vibram Fivefingers since 2009 and, as of last year, also totally barefoot. Nature knows what it is doing. I had various foot pains before going minimalist. Two "barefoot friendly" podiatrists told me because of my high arches I would need orthotics of some kind to find relief. I did not believe them, and after a lot of research on barefoot running technique and A LOT of foot and leg strengthening and a lot of trial and error I now have really strong, pain free feet.We are not made to be wearing shoes! I tried every brand I could find of minimalist vegan sandals and didn't find any that had enough ground feel and flexibility until I found these Umara Z-Trail. Add to that the fact that they actually look good and you have got a customer for life.

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I have to say me and my hubby love these sandles. They are great when it's extrealy hot! We both wore our sandles to Cuba on a mission trip! And boy was I glad I did because it was super hot. I would have gave 5star but because We have a little problem with this sandle is that your feet get a funky smell we never had smelly feet in our keens some one in our group said that Choco also get funky like that maybe a microbial layer on the sole would help in that area and they take some getting use to putting the shoe on lol someone mentioned a buckle im glad it dosent have a buckle that was my problem I had with my keens the buckle would slip and shoe would get lose....
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