Measure your foot for Xero Shoes – shoes and sandals

Shoe sizing, especially online, is not a perfect process. That’s why we have a free exchange policy.

Barefoot-style sandals and shoes don’t fit the same way as “normal” shoes, or other sandals. Sizing for a shoe is different than a sandal, so if you own one of our sandals, that doesn’t mean you’ll pick the same size in one of our shoes.

For our sandals, we provide printable templates you can use to help find the correct size.

Templates don’t work well for shoes, though. Because the foot is three-dimensional, any two-dimensional measuring tool, such as a ruler or Brannock device®, can only approximate your true shoe size. Manufacturers model their shoes on different foot shapes, which is why you might be an 8 in one brand and a 9 in another.

NOTE: it’s possible that your size will be different for the Z-Trek and Z-Trail compared to the Cloud and Venture. Why? Because the measurement for the Cloud and Venture is affected by the length of your toes — how your foot fits on the sole when you have the toe post positioned correctly. But since the Z-Trek and Z-Trail have no toe post, foot length is more important.

It’s also possible that your Z-Trek and Z-Trail sizes will be different. Some people wear a Z-Trek that’s one size smaller than the Z-Trail. This is due, in part, to the soles being a TINY bit different lengths, but also because of the difference in the way the 2 soles flex.

All that said, the instructions below should help you’ll get the correct fit for your Xero Shoes.

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
  • If you plan to wear socks with your Xeros, put them on
  • 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, if appropriate.

3. Verify the correct fit by printing the appropriate size template and comparing it to your foot (if a template is available)

Hana

NOTE: The canvas upper can stretch a bit to be slightly wider.

Hana Sizing Guide
Foot Length
inches
Foot Length
millimeters
Men’s Size
Up to 9 9/16″ Up to 244mm 6.5
Up to 9 3/4″ Up to 248mm 7
Up to 9 7/8″ Up to 252mm 7.5
Up to 10 1/16″ Up to 256mm 8
Up to 10 3/16″ Up to 260mm 8.5
Up to 10 3/8″ Up to 264mm 9
Up to 10 1/2″ Up to 268mm 9.5
Up to 10 11/16″ Up to 272mm 10
Up to 10 13/16″ Up to 276mm 10.5
Up to 11″ Up to 280mm 11
Up to 11 1/8″ Up to 284mm 11.5
Up to 11 5/16″ Up to 288mm 12
Up to 11 5/8″ Up to 296mm 13

Lena

NOTE: The width of the Lena is approximately EE width. The canvas upper can stretch a bit to be slightly wider.

Lena Sizing Guide
Foot Length
inches
Foot Length
millimeters
Women’s Size
Up to 8 1/2″ Up to 218mm 5
Up to 8 5/8″ Up to 222mm 5.5
Up to 8 3/4″ Up to 226mm 6
Up to 9″ Up to 230mm 6.5
Up to 9 1/8″ Up to 234mm 7
Up to 9 1/4″ Up to 238mm 7.5
Up to 9 1/2″ Up to 242mm 8
Up to 9 5/8″ Up to 246mm 8.5
Up to 9 3/4″ Up to 250mm 9
Up to 10″ Up to 256mm 9.5
Up to 10 1/8″ Up to 260mm 10
Up to 10 1/4″ Up to 264mm 10.5
Up to 10 1/2″ Up to 268mm 11

Z-Trek and Z-Trail

NOTE: For the Z-Trek, if you seem to be “between” sizes, we recommend choosing the smaller size. For the Z-Trail, if you’re “between sizes,” choose the larger size.

Z-Trek and Z-Trail for 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
Z-Trek and Z-Trail for MEN
Foot Length
Inches
Foot Length
millimeters
Men’s 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

Cloud and Venture

Cloud and Venture (Z-Trek and Z-Trail, above)
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: Make sure you print the templates at Actual Size (100% Scale).

Here’s a video showing how to use the Template. For the Cloud/Venture, the toe post position is key. For the Z-Trek and Z-Trail, the overall fit is what matters:

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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Al Kavadlo

“Xero Shoes are the closest thing to actual barefoot running. Putting them on made me feel like a Native American warrior! They're great for my strength training workouts as well as running"

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