Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers)

Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions we get about Xero Shoes.

If you have any others, give a call or drop us a line or ask our Facebook Fans or Twitter Followers.

One of our goals is being respectful stewards of our environment and the planet.

With footwear, especially, performance footwear, there are some limitations to what we can do while still providing the durability, usability, and function our customers want, at a price they can afford.

We’re careful not to jump into “sustainable” or “environmentally beneficial” products or methods without looking at the bigger picture. For example, creating fleece from recycled plastic bottles sounds like a great thing… until it was discovered that fleece sheds synthetic microfibers — tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans.

We think of our measured, long-term vision approach as being “Environmentally Intelligent.”

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Our minimalist designs use fewer materials than traditional shoes (especially the performance products)
  • Our simpler designs, without midsole layers, require less energy to manufacture
  • Our soles last longer — where most performance shoe companies recommend replacing their products every 3-500 miles, our soles have a 5,000 mile sole warranty.
  • Whenever possible, we use renewable materials, like hemp

We look forward to more and better ways we can “tread lightly” as we help you Live Life Feet First!

Our co-founder, Lena Phoenix, likes to say, “There is NO reason to start another shoe company… unless your products change people’s lives.”

And if you read the reviews of our shoes and sandals, you’ll hear a lot of people saying just that, even if what was life-changing for them is as simple as finding shoes that are COMFORTABLE.

Frankly, it’s the emails, phone calls, reviews, and letters (yes, actual letters delivered by a mail person) where people share how much Xero Shoes has impacted their lives that keep us going.

We’re creating a MOVEMENT movement: Helping people experience the comfort, fun, and benefits of Natural Movement. And making natural movement the obvious, healthy, choice… the way natural food is currently.

One of our goals is being respectful stewards of our environment and the planet.

With footwear, especially, performance footwear, there are some limitations to what we can do while still providing the durability, usability, and function our customers want, at a price they can afford.

We’re careful not to jump into “sustainable” or “environmentally beneficial” products or methods without looking at the bigger picture. For example, creating fleece from recycled plastic bottles sounds like a great thing… until it was discovered that fleece sheds synthetic microfibers — tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans.

We think of our measured, long-term vision approach as being “Environmentally Intelligent.”

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Our minimalist designs use fewer materials than traditional shoes (especially the performance products)
  • Our simpler designs, without midsole layers, require less energy to manufacture
  • Our soles last longer — where most performance shoe companies recommend replacing their products every 3-500 miles, our soles have a 5,000 mile sole warranty.
  • Whenever possible, we use renewable materials, like hemp

We look forward to more and better ways we can “tread lightly” as we help you Live Life Feet First!

Our co-founder, Lena Phoenix, likes to say, “There is NO reason to start another shoe company… unless your products change people’s lives.”

And if you read the reviews of our shoes and sandals, you’ll hear a lot of people saying just that, even if what was life-changing for them is as simple as finding shoes that are COMFORTABLE.

Frankly, it’s the emails, phone calls, reviews, and letters (yes, actual letters delivered by a mail person) where people share how much Xero Shoes has impacted their lives that keep us going.

We’re creating a MOVEMENT movement: Helping people experience the comfort, fun, and benefits of Natural Movement. And making natural movement the obvious, healthy, choice… the way natural food is currently.

One of our goals is being respectful stewards of our environment and the planet.

With footwear, especially, performance footwear, there are some limitations to what we can do while still providing the durability, usability, and function our customers want, at a price they can afford.

We’re careful not to jump into “sustainable” or “environmentally beneficial” products or methods without looking at the bigger picture. For example, creating fleece from recycled plastic bottles sounds like a great thing… until it was discovered that fleece sheds synthetic microfibers — tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans.

We think of our measured, long-term vision approach as being “Environmentally Intelligent.”

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Our minimalist designs use fewer materials than traditional shoes (especially the performance products)
  • Our simpler designs, without midsole layers, require less energy to manufacture
  • Our soles last longer — where most performance shoe companies recommend replacing their products every 3-500 miles, our soles have a 5,000 mile sole warranty.
  • Whenever possible, we use renewable materials, like hemp

We look forward to more and better ways we can “tread lightly” as we help you Live Life Feet First!

Our co-founder, Lena Phoenix, likes to say, “There is NO reason to start another shoe company… unless your products change people’s lives.”

And if you read the reviews of our shoes and sandals, you’ll hear a lot of people saying just that, even if what was life-changing for them is as simple as finding shoes that are COMFORTABLE.

Frankly, it’s the emails, phone calls, reviews, and letters (yes, actual letters delivered by a mail person) where people share how much Xero Shoes has impacted their lives that keep us going.

We’re creating a MOVEMENT movement: Helping people experience the comfort, fun, and benefits of Natural Movement. And making natural movement the obvious, healthy, choice… the way natural food is currently.

One of our goals is being respectful stewards of our environment and the planet.

With footwear, especially, performance footwear, there are some limitations to what we can do while still providing the durability, usability, and function our customers want, at a price they can afford.

We’re careful not to jump into “sustainable” or “environmentally beneficial” products or methods without looking at the bigger picture. For example, creating fleece from recycled plastic bottles sounds like a great thing… until it was discovered that fleece sheds synthetic microfibers — tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans.

We think of our measured, long-term vision approach as being “Environmentally Intelligent.”

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Our minimalist designs use fewer materials than traditional shoes (especially the performance products)
  • Our simpler designs, without midsole layers, require less energy to manufacture
  • Our soles last longer — where most performance shoe companies recommend replacing their products every 3-500 miles, our soles have a 5,000 mile sole warranty.
  • Whenever possible, we use renewable materials, like hemp

We look forward to more and better ways we can “tread lightly” as we help you Live Life Feet First!

Our co-founder, Lena Phoenix, likes to say, “There is NO reason to start another shoe company… unless your products change people’s lives.”

And if you read the reviews of our shoes and sandals, you’ll hear a lot of people saying just that, even if what was life-changing for them is as simple as finding shoes that are COMFORTABLE.

Frankly, it’s the emails, phone calls, reviews, and letters (yes, actual letters delivered by a mail person) where people share how much Xero Shoes has impacted their lives that keep us going.

We’re creating a MOVEMENT movement: Helping people experience the comfort, fun, and benefits of Natural Movement. And making natural movement the obvious, healthy, choice… the way natural food is currently.

One of our goals is being respectful stewards of our environment and the planet.

With footwear, especially, performance footwear, there are some limitations to what we can do while still providing the durability, usability, and function our customers want, at a price they can afford.

We’re careful not to jump into “sustainable” or “environmentally beneficial” products or methods without looking at the bigger picture. For example, creating fleece from recycled plastic bottles sounds like a great thing… until it was discovered that fleece sheds synthetic microfibers — tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans.

We think of our measured, long-term vision approach as being “Environmentally Intelligent.”

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Our minimalist designs use fewer materials than traditional shoes (especially the performance products)
  • Our simpler designs, without midsole layers, require less energy to manufacture
  • Our soles last longer — where most performance shoe companies recommend replacing their products every 3-500 miles, our soles have a 5,000 mile sole warranty.
  • Whenever possible, we use renewable materials, like hemp

We look forward to more and better ways we can “tread lightly” as we help you Live Life Feet First!

Our co-founder, Lena Phoenix, likes to say, “There is NO reason to start another shoe company… unless your products change people’s lives.”

And if you read the reviews of our shoes and sandals, you’ll hear a lot of people saying just that, even if what was life-changing for them is as simple as finding shoes that are COMFORTABLE.

Frankly, it’s the emails, phone calls, reviews, and letters (yes, actual letters delivered by a mail person) where people share how much Xero Shoes has impacted their lives that keep us going.

We’re creating a MOVEMENT movement: Helping people experience the comfort, fun, and benefits of Natural Movement. And making natural movement the obvious, healthy, choice… the way natural food is currently.

One of our goals is being respectful stewards of our environment and the planet.

With footwear, especially, performance footwear, there are some limitations to what we can do while still providing the durability, usability, and function our customers want, at a price they can afford.

We’re careful not to jump into “sustainable” or “environmentally beneficial” products or methods without looking at the bigger picture. For example, creating fleece from recycled plastic bottles sounds like a great thing… until it was discovered that fleece sheds synthetic microfibers — tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans.

We think of our measured, long-term vision approach as being “Environmentally Intelligent.”

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Our minimalist designs use fewer materials than traditional shoes (especially the performance products)
  • Our simpler designs, without midsole layers, require less energy to manufacture
  • Our soles last longer — where most performance shoe companies recommend replacing their products every 3-500 miles, our soles have a 5,000 mile sole warranty.
  • Whenever possible, we use renewable materials, like hemp

We look forward to more and better ways we can “tread lightly” as we help you Live Life Feet First!

Our co-founder, Lena Phoenix, likes to say, “There is NO reason to start another shoe company… unless your products change people’s lives.”

And if you read the reviews of our shoes and sandals, you’ll hear a lot of people saying just that, even if what was life-changing for them is as simple as finding shoes that are COMFORTABLE.

Frankly, it’s the emails, phone calls, reviews, and letters (yes, actual letters delivered by a mail person) where people share how much Xero Shoes has impacted their lives that keep us going.

We’re creating a MOVEMENT movement: Helping people experience the comfort, fun, and benefits of Natural Movement. And making natural movement the obvious, healthy, choice… the way natural food is currently.

One of our goals is being respectful stewards of our environment and the planet.

With footwear, especially, performance footwear, there are some limitations to what we can do while still providing the durability, usability, and function our customers want, at a price they can afford.

We’re careful not to jump into “sustainable” or “environmentally beneficial” products or methods without looking at the bigger picture. For example, creating fleece from recycled plastic bottles sounds like a great thing… until it was discovered that fleece sheds synthetic microfibers — tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans.

We think of our measured, long-term vision approach as being “Environmentally Intelligent.”

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Our minimalist designs use fewer materials than traditional shoes (especially the performance products)
  • Our simpler designs, without midsole layers, require less energy to manufacture
  • Our soles last longer — where most performance shoe companies recommend replacing their products every 3-500 miles, our soles have a 5,000 mile sole warranty.
  • Whenever possible, we use renewable materials, like hemp

We look forward to more and better ways we can “tread lightly” as we help you Live Life Feet First!

Our co-founder, Lena Phoenix, likes to say, “There is NO reason to start another shoe company… unless your products change people’s lives.”

And if you read the reviews of our shoes and sandals, you’ll hear a lot of people saying just that, even if what was life-changing for them is as simple as finding shoes that are COMFORTABLE.

Frankly, it’s the emails, phone calls, reviews, and letters (yes, actual letters delivered by a mail person) where people share how much Xero Shoes has impacted their lives that keep us going.

We’re creating a MOVEMENT movement: Helping people experience the comfort, fun, and benefits of Natural Movement. And making natural movement the obvious, healthy, choice… the way natural food is currently.

One of our goals is being respectful stewards of our environment and the planet.

With footwear, especially, performance footwear, there are some limitations to what we can do while still providing the durability, usability, and function our customers want, at a price they can afford.

We’re careful not to jump into “sustainable” or “environmentally beneficial” products or methods without looking at the bigger picture. For example, creating fleece from recycled plastic bottles sounds like a great thing… until it was discovered that fleece sheds synthetic microfibers — tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans.

We think of our measured, long-term vision approach as being “Environmentally Intelligent.”

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Our minimalist designs use fewer materials than traditional shoes (especially the performance products)
  • Our simpler designs, without midsole layers, require less energy to manufacture
  • Our soles last longer — where most performance shoe companies recommend replacing their products every 3-500 miles, our soles have a 5,000 mile sole warranty.
  • Whenever possible, we use renewable materials, like hemp

We look forward to more and better ways we can “tread lightly” as we help you Live Life Feet First!

Our co-founder, Lena Phoenix, likes to say, “There is NO reason to start another shoe company… unless your products change people’s lives.”

And if you read the reviews of our shoes and sandals, you’ll hear a lot of people saying just that, even if what was life-changing for them is as simple as finding shoes that are COMFORTABLE.

Frankly, it’s the emails, phone calls, reviews, and letters (yes, actual letters delivered by a mail person) where people share how much Xero Shoes has impacted their lives that keep us going.

We’re creating a MOVEMENT movement: Helping people experience the comfort, fun, and benefits of Natural Movement. And making natural movement the obvious, healthy, choice… the way natural food is currently.

One of our goals is being respectful stewards of our environment and the planet.

With footwear, especially, performance footwear, there are some limitations to what we can do while still providing the durability, usability, and function our customers want, at a price they can afford.

We’re careful not to jump into “sustainable” or “environmentally beneficial” products or methods without looking at the bigger picture. For example, creating fleece from recycled plastic bottles sounds like a great thing… until it was discovered that fleece sheds synthetic microfibers — tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans.

We think of our measured, long-term vision approach as being “Environmentally Intelligent.”

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Our minimalist designs use fewer materials than traditional shoes (especially the performance products)
  • Our simpler designs, without midsole layers, require less energy to manufacture
  • Our soles last longer — where most performance shoe companies recommend replacing their products every 3-500 miles, our soles have a 5,000 mile sole warranty.
  • Whenever possible, we use renewable materials, like hemp

We look forward to more and better ways we can “tread lightly” as we help you Live Life Feet First!

Our co-founder, Lena Phoenix, likes to say, “There is NO reason to start another shoe company… unless your products change people’s lives.”

And if you read the reviews of our shoes and sandals, you’ll hear a lot of people saying just that, even if what was life-changing for them is as simple as finding shoes that are COMFORTABLE.

Frankly, it’s the emails, phone calls, reviews, and letters (yes, actual letters delivered by a mail person) where people share how much Xero Shoes has impacted their lives that keep us going.

We’re creating a MOVEMENT movement: Helping people experience the comfort, fun, and benefits of Natural Movement. And making natural movement the obvious, healthy, choice… the way natural food is currently.

One of our goals is being respectful stewards of our environment and the planet.

With footwear, especially, performance footwear, there are some limitations to what we can do while still providing the durability, usability, and function our customers want, at a price they can afford.

We’re careful not to jump into “sustainable” or “environmentally beneficial” products or methods without looking at the bigger picture. For example, creating fleece from recycled plastic bottles sounds like a great thing… until it was discovered that fleece sheds synthetic microfibers — tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans.

We think of our measured, long-term vision approach as being “Environmentally Intelligent.”

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Our minimalist designs use fewer materials than traditional shoes (especially the performance products)
  • Our simpler designs, without midsole layers, require less energy to manufacture
  • Our soles last longer — where most performance shoe companies recommend replacing their products every 3-500 miles, our soles have a 5,000 mile sole warranty.
  • Whenever possible, we use renewable materials, like hemp

We look forward to more and better ways we can “tread lightly” as we help you Live Life Feet First!

Our co-founder, Lena Phoenix, likes to say, “There is NO reason to start another shoe company… unless your products change people’s lives.”

And if you read the reviews of our shoes and sandals, you’ll hear a lot of people saying just that, even if what was life-changing for them is as simple as finding shoes that are COMFORTABLE.

Frankly, it’s the emails, phone calls, reviews, and letters (yes, actual letters delivered by a mail person) where people share how much Xero Shoes has impacted their lives that keep us going.

We’re creating a MOVEMENT movement: Helping people experience the comfort, fun, and benefits of Natural Movement. And making natural movement the obvious, healthy, choice… the way natural food is currently.

One of our goals is being respectful stewards of our environment and the planet.

With footwear, especially, performance footwear, there are some limitations to what we can do while still providing the durability, usability, and function our customers want, at a price they can afford.

We’re careful not to jump into “sustainable” or “environmentally beneficial” products or methods without looking at the bigger picture. For example, creating fleece from recycled plastic bottles sounds like a great thing… until it was discovered that fleece sheds synthetic microfibers — tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans.

We think of our measured, long-term vision approach as being “Environmentally Intelligent.”

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Our minimalist designs use fewer materials than traditional shoes (especially the performance products)
  • Our simpler designs, without midsole layers, require less energy to manufacture
  • Our soles last longer — where most performance shoe companies recommend replacing their products every 3-500 miles, our soles have a 5,000 mile sole warranty.
  • Whenever possible, we use renewable materials, like hemp

We look forward to more and better ways we can “tread lightly” as we help you Live Life Feet First!

Our co-founder, Lena Phoenix, likes to say, “There is NO reason to start another shoe company… unless your products change people’s lives.”

And if you read the reviews of our shoes and sandals, you’ll hear a lot of people saying just that, even if what was life-changing for them is as simple as finding shoes that are COMFORTABLE.

Frankly, it’s the emails, phone calls, reviews, and letters (yes, actual letters delivered by a mail person) where people share how much Xero Shoes has impacted their lives that keep us going.

We’re creating a MOVEMENT movement: Helping people experience the comfort, fun, and benefits of Natural Movement. And making natural movement the obvious, healthy, choice… the way natural food is currently.

One of our goals is being respectful stewards of our environment and the planet.

With footwear, especially, performance footwear, there are some limitations to what we can do while still providing the durability, usability, and function our customers want, at a price they can afford.

We’re careful not to jump into “sustainable” or “environmentally beneficial” products or methods without looking at the bigger picture. For example, creating fleece from recycled plastic bottles sounds like a great thing… until it was discovered that fleece sheds synthetic microfibers — tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans.

We think of our measured, long-term vision approach as being “Environmentally Intelligent.”

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Our minimalist designs use fewer materials than traditional shoes (especially the performance products)
  • Our simpler designs, without midsole layers, require less energy to manufacture
  • Our soles last longer — where most performance shoe companies recommend replacing their products every 3-500 miles, our soles have a 5,000 mile sole warranty.
  • Whenever possible, we use renewable materials, like hemp

We look forward to more and better ways we can “tread lightly” as we help you Live Life Feet First!

Our co-founder, Lena Phoenix, likes to say, “There is NO reason to start another shoe company… unless your products change people’s lives.”

And if you read the reviews of our shoes and sandals, you’ll hear a lot of people saying just that, even if what was life-changing for them is as simple as finding shoes that are COMFORTABLE.

Frankly, it’s the emails, phone calls, reviews, and letters (yes, actual letters delivered by a mail person) where people share how much Xero Shoes has impacted their lives that keep us going.

We’re creating a MOVEMENT movement: Helping people experience the comfort, fun, and benefits of Natural Movement. And making natural movement the obvious, healthy, choice… the way natural food is currently.