Fit Info for Xero Shoes

Shoe sizing, especially online, is not a perfect process. That’s why we offer free exchanges for all US orders. You can read our full return/exchange policy here.

Ordering outside of the US? We have a number of online retailers in many countries like the UK, Australia and Israel. Be sure to check out our store locator here.

Product-Specific Recommendations

TerraFlex – The TerraFlex runs small. We recommend choosing 1/2 size larger than your usual size.*

Prio – The Prio runs small. We recommend choosing 1/2 size larger than your usual size.*

Daylite Hiker – The Daylite Hiker runs small. We recommend choosing 1 full size larger than your usual size.*

Coalton – The Coalton fits true to size.*

Hana – The Hana fits true to size, however if you are between sizes, we recommend choosing the larger size.* The natural cotton canvas can start out snug, and may require a brief break in period.

Lena – The Lena fits true to size, however if you are between sizes, we recommend choosing the larger size.* The natural cotton canvas can start out snug, and may require a brief break in period.

Z-Trail – The Z-Trail sport sandal fits true to size.* You can confirm your size with the printable templates below.

Z-Trek -The Z-Trek sport sandal runs about 1/2 size large, but only comes in whole sizes. You can confirm your size with the printable templates below.*

Venture & Cloud – The Venture and Cloud huarache sandals fit true to size.* You can confirm your size with the printable templates below.*

*Please note our sizing recommendations are based on customer feedback and do not ensure a proper fit.

 

Additional Sizing Information

Here are additional sizing recommendations — and size conversion charts — for our shoes and sandals:

SHOES

Men’s Shoes

  • All of our men’s shoes are wider than conventional men’s shoes. If you normally wear a larger size to get a wider fit in conventional shoes, you may not have to do that with Xero Shoes.
  • Natural materials (like leather or canvas) may stretch during initial wear.
  • If you think of your foot as particularly narrow, you can consider ordering a women’s style. Many of our male customers find a great fit in our women’s styles. Just be sure to adjust the size by 1.5 (for example a men’s 7 is the same as a women’s 8.5).
  • People like different types of fit — some like their toes near the end, others like 1/4″-1/2″ of extra space.

Men’s Shoe Size Conversion Chart

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
6.5 39-40 6 25.5
7 40 6.5 26
7.5 40-41 7 26.5
8 41 7.5 27
8.5 41-42 8 27.5
9 42 8.5 28
9.5 42-43 9 28.5
10 43 9.5 29
10.5 43-44 10 29.5
11 44 10.5 30
11.5 44-45 11 31
12 45 11.5 32
13 46 12.5
14 47 13.5

 

Women’s Shoes

  • All of our women’s shoes are wider than conventional women’s shoes. If you normally wear a larger size to get a wider fit in conventional shoes, you may not have to do that with Xero Shoes.
  • Natural materials (like leather or canvas) may stretch during initial wear.
  • If you think of your foot as particularly wide, you can consider ordering a men’s style. Many of our female customers find a great fit in our men’s styles. Just be sure to adjust the size by 1.5 (for example a men’s 7 is the same as a women’s 8.5).
  • People like different types of fit — some like their toes near the end, others like 1/4″-1/2″ of extra space.

Women’s Shoe Size Conversion Chart

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
5 35-36 3 22
5.5 36 3.5 22.5
6 36-37 4 23
6.5 37 4.5 23.5
7 37-38 5 24
7.5 38 5.5 24.5
8 38-39 6 25
8.5 39 6.5 25.5
9 39-40 7 26
9.5 40 7.5 26.5
10 40-41 8 27
10.5 41 8.5 27.5
11 41-42 9 28

 

SANDALS

2 Simple Steps to the Correct Fit

  1. Find your usual shoe size on the charts below. For the Z-Trek in particular, try 1 size smaller than your usual size.
  2. Verify the fit by printing the appropriate size template and comparing it to your foot. This step is very important for getting a great fit the first time.

Fit Information for Xero Sandals

  • The Venture and Cloud are unisex styles. For example a men’s 7 is the same exact shoe as a women’s 8.
  • The Z-Trek and Z-Trail come in wider widths for men’s sizes and narrower widths for women’s sizes. However, many men with narrow feet find a great fit in the women’s sizes, and many women with wider feet find a great fit in the men’s sizes.
  • The Z-Trek is our only sandal that fits larger than expected for many customers. For example, many customers who are a size 9 in the Venture, Cloud and Z-Trail are a size 8 in the Z-Trek.
  • The soles of the Venture, Cloud and Z-Trek are very thin and flexible. We recommend a snug fit for these styles.
  • The sole of the Z-Trail is thicker than our other sandals, so customers can get a roomier fit on this style, if preferred.
  • Click here to see a comparison chart to help choose the perfect Xero sandal for you!

Size Charts and Templates

Note: Be sure to print the templates at Actual Size (100% Scale) and verify with a ruler after printing.

Watch the video below to see how to use the template. For the Venture and Cloud, the toe post position is very important. For the Z-Trek and Z-Trail, the overall fit is what matters most:

Z-Trek and Z-Trail

Cloud and Venture

Cloud and Venture (UNISEX)
Men’s Size Women’s Size Print Template
4 5 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
5 6 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
6 7 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
7 8 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
8 9 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
9 10 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
10 11 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
11 12 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
12 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
13 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
14 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template

Note: Be sure to print the templates at Actual Size (100% Scale) and verify with a ruler after printing.

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.