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.

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We would love to give you personal advice, but we are not doctors and can’t give a specific answer or medical advice.

However, we’ve written a few blog posts about plantar fasciitis that you might find helpful:

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-walking/plantar-fasciitis-and-walking-barefoot/

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running/will-barefoot-running-heal-my-injuries/,

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running-tips/can-cure-plantar-fasciitis-barefoot-running/

As you’ll see in the blog posts above, research shows that strengthening your foot can help with plantar fasciitis.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes is about promoting the benefits (and comfort and FUN) of natural movement, first and foremost. Whenever we can, though, we make vegan-friendly products.

Sometimes we aren’t able to due to the materials needed to construct a shoe that meets the requirements  of jobs that require, say, a leather shoe.

At this time, the only shoes not vegan-friendly are the Alston, Melbourne, leather Hana, leather Phoenix, which are made of leather, as well as the original Mika, which contains a small amount of wool on the collar. We previously had the Coalton (leather) and Pacifica (wool), though we no longer carry those.

 

Category: About Our Products

Yes, all of our shoes and sandals are zero-drop.

That means the heel isn’t higher than the ball of the foot, for proper posture.

Category: About Our Products

Since our soles are flat, with no built-in arch support, they’re probably the best shoe to use if you decide to add an insole.

So you know, though, our shoes are intentionally designed to let your feet bend, flex, and move naturally. Research shows that “supporting” your arch or immobilizing your foot with an orthotic can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

 

Category: About Our Products

We’ve heard from a number of customers who wear CorrectToes with their Xero Shoes.

Most of them are wearing the product with our sandals, but we know of some who wear CorrectToes with our closed-toe shoes also. It will depend, in part, about your foot’s width.

Category: About Our Products

While our shoes are low to the ground for balance and agility, and flexible enough to let your feet bend and move naturally, our shoes are not electrically conductive.

We have heard from some customers who made their Xero Shoes conductive by putting a rivet or grommet through the soles but we do not have any personal experience with this.

Please keep in mind that any alterations to the shoes would not be covered under warranty.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes are designed to let your feet do what’s natural — bend, flex, move and feel the world.

Research shows that “supporting” your arch can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

We want to let your feet be feet… and support you for life.

Category: About Our Products

The more demand we have for particular shoes or colors, the more we’re able to offer.

Email [email protected] with your suggestions if you’d like to see a certain color or style.

 

Category: About Our Products

Every product’s page gives a recommendation for selecting the correct size.

Also, see our size guidelines at xeroshoes.com/xerofit/.

We understand that ordering shoes online can be hard, especially when the sizing between shoes vary (trust us–we’re working on it!). If you’re still unsure, please email our Customer Happiness team at [email protected].

Also, keep in mind that we offer free domestic exchanges in case you get a size that doesn’t feel right.

 

Category: About Our Products

We find that temperature ratings aren’t very accurate. They vary greatly depending on environmental factors, like humidity and typical weather (a Tennessee snowstorm is quite different from one in Colorado!)

Below is an overview that might help:

Sandals
We hope you don’t have to ask, but in case you do…our sandals will not keep your feet warm.  Add a pair of socks, like ToeSox and you can make it through colder weather. Find some waterproof, insulated socks and you can be one of those people who wears socks all year ’round. Check out what our CEO, Steven Sashen, has done in a Colorado winter

Closed Toe Shoes
Most of our closed-toe shoes are not designed to keep your feet warm. They’ll be just as warm as a traditional closed toe shoe.

Water Resistant Boots and Shoes

The following boots are water resistant, not waterproof. They’ll repel water to a certain degree and keep your feet warm, but they aren’t “trudge through a slushy puddle in the middle of winter” level weatherproof.

If you love the style of one of our water resistant shoes, you can enhance their ability to repel water by adding a waterproof coating, like a Scotch Guard spray or beeswax.

Hana
Mika
Denver

Waterproof Boots

Currently, the Xcursion Fusion hiking boots and Alpine snow boots are our only fully-waterproof options. These shoes are fully waterproof and will keep your feet dry in wet-weather conditions. Bring it on, monsoon!

Category: About Our Products

We design all of our shoes here in Colorado. Xero Shoes are responsibly, ethically, and fairly manufactured in China.

While we would love to manufacture in America, it is literally not possible at this time, in the same way it’s not possible to domestically manufacture the device you’re using to read this answer.

Performance footwear manufacturing moved to Asia in the 70s and shows no likelihood of moving back. Note that some companies that claim “made in America” are still sourcing their materials from overseas (or the US companies from which they buy their materials are doing so).

We visit and work with our factories multiple times per year.  We also have an on-the-ground manufacturing agent who oversees the factories when we’re not there to ensure that conditions are good, workers are treated fairly, and the shoes are made in compliance with all local laws and regulations. The factories we use treat and pay their workers exceptionally well.

Companies much larger than ours use these same factories and have spent millions of dollars on audits to assure themselves and their wholesale partners about the quality and conditions.

 

 

 

Category: About Our Products

Every time we release a shoe for some specific purpose, like the Speed Force for running, we find that people will do just about anything in it – from hiking to slacklining to weightlifting or using as a day to day shoe.

Trust me, we don’t want to stop you. We think it’s super cool when someone sends us a photo of them at the top of a mountain and the shoe that took them there was our casual Hana 😉

That said, if you’re looking for a specific recommendation, check out our shoe finder here, or contact us directly!
Otherwise, below are some of our most commonly worn shoes for specific activities:

Road Running
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Genesis

Trail Running
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
EV Z-Trail

Warm Weather Hiking
DayLite Hiker Fusion
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
Xcursion Fusion
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Naboso Trail

Warm Weather/Beach
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Aqua X Sport
Z-Trek
Z-Trail
Genesis
Jessie
Cloud
Naboso Trail
Cassie

Cold Weather Hiking
Alpine
Xcursion Fusion
DayLite Hiker Fusion (with warm socks)
TerraFlex (ditto about the socks)

Weightlifting/CrossFit/Fitness
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Z-Trek
Genesis

Cold weather
Mika
Denver <!–Ashland—>
Xcursion Fusion
Alpine

Office wear
Cassie
Phoenix
Tari
Denver
Prio All-Day
Hana

Travel
All of our shoes are travel friendly because they’re so lightweight and versatile. But we’ve heard many people say they used just one of these for a whole vacation (depending on where they went)
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Hana
Z-Trail
Z-Trek
TerraFlex
Denver
Mika

Casual wear
Aptos
Hana
Prio All-Day
Jessie
Cassie
Alston
Phoenix
Tari <!–Ashland—>
Denver

 

Category: About Our Products

Email [email protected] if you have a suggestion or request for a specific shoe, color, or size. The more demand we have, the greater our ability to make more shoes (this includes making men’s versions of our women’s shoes and visa versa).

The women’s styles will fit more narrow than the men’s. If you are a man with a narrow foot, then you may be prefer the “women’s” sizes. If you are a woman with a wider foot, then you may want to try the “men’s” styles.

The difference in length between men’s and women’s closed toe shoes is 1.5 sizes.

Below is a size conversion chart:

Men’s
Size
Women’s
Size
6.5 8
7 8.5
7.5 9
8 9.5
8.5 10
9 10.5
9.5 11

 

 

Our sandals, since they come in “whole sizes” only have only a 1 size difference between styles. A men’s 8, for example, would be comparable in length to a women’s 9.

 

Category: About Our Products

Currently, our kids sizes range from 11 to youth 4 (Y4) in the Prio.

From there, a women’s 6 will be a half size larger than the Y4.

That means that if your kid wears a youth 5 or up, they can fit into our women’s sizes.

We’re expanding our kids line this year (stay tuned).

And if you want to recommend a new/different size or style, email [email protected]

Category: About Our Products

We would love to give you personal advice, but we are not doctors and can’t give a specific answer or medical advice.

However, we’ve written a few blog posts about plantar fasciitis that you might find helpful:

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-walking/plantar-fasciitis-and-walking-barefoot/

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running/will-barefoot-running-heal-my-injuries/,

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running-tips/can-cure-plantar-fasciitis-barefoot-running/

As you’ll see in the blog posts above, research shows that strengthening your foot can help with plantar fasciitis.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes is about promoting the benefits (and comfort and FUN) of natural movement, first and foremost. Whenever we can, though, we make vegan-friendly products.

Sometimes we aren’t able to due to the materials needed to construct a shoe that meets the requirements  of jobs that require, say, a leather shoe.

At this time, the only shoes not vegan-friendly are the Alston, Melbourne, leather Hana, leather Phoenix, which are made of leather, as well as the original Mika, which contains a small amount of wool on the collar. We previously had the Coalton (leather) and Pacifica (wool), though we no longer carry those.

 

Category: About Our Products

Yes, all of our shoes and sandals are zero-drop.

That means the heel isn’t higher than the ball of the foot, for proper posture.

Category: About Our Products

Since our soles are flat, with no built-in arch support, they’re probably the best shoe to use if you decide to add an insole.

So you know, though, our shoes are intentionally designed to let your feet bend, flex, and move naturally. Research shows that “supporting” your arch or immobilizing your foot with an orthotic can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

 

Category: About Our Products

We’ve heard from a number of customers who wear CorrectToes with their Xero Shoes.

Most of them are wearing the product with our sandals, but we know of some who wear CorrectToes with our closed-toe shoes also. It will depend, in part, about your foot’s width.

Category: About Our Products

While our shoes are low to the ground for balance and agility, and flexible enough to let your feet bend and move naturally, our shoes are not electrically conductive.

We have heard from some customers who made their Xero Shoes conductive by putting a rivet or grommet through the soles but we do not have any personal experience with this.

Please keep in mind that any alterations to the shoes would not be covered under warranty.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes are designed to let your feet do what’s natural — bend, flex, move and feel the world.

Research shows that “supporting” your arch can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

We want to let your feet be feet… and support you for life.

Category: About Our Products

The more demand we have for particular shoes or colors, the more we’re able to offer.

Email [email protected] with your suggestions if you’d like to see a certain color or style.

 

Category: About Our Products

Every product’s page gives a recommendation for selecting the correct size.

Also, see our size guidelines at xeroshoes.com/xerofit/.

We understand that ordering shoes online can be hard, especially when the sizing between shoes vary (trust us–we’re working on it!). If you’re still unsure, please email our Customer Happiness team at [email protected].

Also, keep in mind that we offer free domestic exchanges in case you get a size that doesn’t feel right.

 

Category: About Our Products

We find that temperature ratings aren’t very accurate. They vary greatly depending on environmental factors, like humidity and typical weather (a Tennessee snowstorm is quite different from one in Colorado!)

Below is an overview that might help:

Sandals
We hope you don’t have to ask, but in case you do…our sandals will not keep your feet warm.  Add a pair of socks, like ToeSox and you can make it through colder weather. Find some waterproof, insulated socks and you can be one of those people who wears socks all year ’round. Check out what our CEO, Steven Sashen, has done in a Colorado winter

Closed Toe Shoes
Most of our closed-toe shoes are not designed to keep your feet warm. They’ll be just as warm as a traditional closed toe shoe.

Water Resistant Boots and Shoes

The following boots are water resistant, not waterproof. They’ll repel water to a certain degree and keep your feet warm, but they aren’t “trudge through a slushy puddle in the middle of winter” level weatherproof.

If you love the style of one of our water resistant shoes, you can enhance their ability to repel water by adding a waterproof coating, like a Scotch Guard spray or beeswax.

Hana
Mika
Denver

Waterproof Boots

Currently, the Xcursion Fusion hiking boots and Alpine snow boots are our only fully-waterproof options. These shoes are fully waterproof and will keep your feet dry in wet-weather conditions. Bring it on, monsoon!

Category: About Our Products

We design all of our shoes here in Colorado. Xero Shoes are responsibly, ethically, and fairly manufactured in China.

While we would love to manufacture in America, it is literally not possible at this time, in the same way it’s not possible to domestically manufacture the device you’re using to read this answer.

Performance footwear manufacturing moved to Asia in the 70s and shows no likelihood of moving back. Note that some companies that claim “made in America” are still sourcing their materials from overseas (or the US companies from which they buy their materials are doing so).

We visit and work with our factories multiple times per year.  We also have an on-the-ground manufacturing agent who oversees the factories when we’re not there to ensure that conditions are good, workers are treated fairly, and the shoes are made in compliance with all local laws and regulations. The factories we use treat and pay their workers exceptionally well.

Companies much larger than ours use these same factories and have spent millions of dollars on audits to assure themselves and their wholesale partners about the quality and conditions.

 

 

 

Category: About Our Products

Every time we release a shoe for some specific purpose, like the Speed Force for running, we find that people will do just about anything in it – from hiking to slacklining to weightlifting or using as a day to day shoe.

Trust me, we don’t want to stop you. We think it’s super cool when someone sends us a photo of them at the top of a mountain and the shoe that took them there was our casual Hana 😉

That said, if you’re looking for a specific recommendation, check out our shoe finder here, or contact us directly!
Otherwise, below are some of our most commonly worn shoes for specific activities:

Road Running
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Genesis

Trail Running
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
EV Z-Trail

Warm Weather Hiking
DayLite Hiker Fusion
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
Xcursion Fusion
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Naboso Trail

Warm Weather/Beach
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Aqua X Sport
Z-Trek
Z-Trail
Genesis
Jessie
Cloud
Naboso Trail
Cassie

Cold Weather Hiking
Alpine
Xcursion Fusion
DayLite Hiker Fusion (with warm socks)
TerraFlex (ditto about the socks)

Weightlifting/CrossFit/Fitness
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Z-Trek
Genesis

Cold weather
Mika
Denver <!–Ashland—>
Xcursion Fusion
Alpine

Office wear
Cassie
Phoenix
Tari
Denver
Prio All-Day
Hana

Travel
All of our shoes are travel friendly because they’re so lightweight and versatile. But we’ve heard many people say they used just one of these for a whole vacation (depending on where they went)
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Hana
Z-Trail
Z-Trek
TerraFlex
Denver
Mika

Casual wear
Aptos
Hana
Prio All-Day
Jessie
Cassie
Alston
Phoenix
Tari <!–Ashland—>
Denver

 

Category: About Our Products

Email [email protected] if you have a suggestion or request for a specific shoe, color, or size. The more demand we have, the greater our ability to make more shoes (this includes making men’s versions of our women’s shoes and visa versa).

The women’s styles will fit more narrow than the men’s. If you are a man with a narrow foot, then you may be prefer the “women’s” sizes. If you are a woman with a wider foot, then you may want to try the “men’s” styles.

The difference in length between men’s and women’s closed toe shoes is 1.5 sizes.

Below is a size conversion chart:

Men’s
Size
Women’s
Size
6.5 8
7 8.5
7.5 9
8 9.5
8.5 10
9 10.5
9.5 11

 

 

Our sandals, since they come in “whole sizes” only have only a 1 size difference between styles. A men’s 8, for example, would be comparable in length to a women’s 9.

 

Category: About Our Products

Currently, our kids sizes range from 11 to youth 4 (Y4) in the Prio.

From there, a women’s 6 will be a half size larger than the Y4.

That means that if your kid wears a youth 5 or up, they can fit into our women’s sizes.

We’re expanding our kids line this year (stay tuned).

And if you want to recommend a new/different size or style, email [email protected]

Category: About Our Products

We would love to give you personal advice, but we are not doctors and can’t give a specific answer or medical advice.

However, we’ve written a few blog posts about plantar fasciitis that you might find helpful:

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-walking/plantar-fasciitis-and-walking-barefoot/

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running/will-barefoot-running-heal-my-injuries/,

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running-tips/can-cure-plantar-fasciitis-barefoot-running/

As you’ll see in the blog posts above, research shows that strengthening your foot can help with plantar fasciitis.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes is about promoting the benefits (and comfort and FUN) of natural movement, first and foremost. Whenever we can, though, we make vegan-friendly products.

Sometimes we aren’t able to due to the materials needed to construct a shoe that meets the requirements  of jobs that require, say, a leather shoe.

At this time, the only shoes not vegan-friendly are the Alston, Melbourne, leather Hana, leather Phoenix, which are made of leather, as well as the original Mika, which contains a small amount of wool on the collar. We previously had the Coalton (leather) and Pacifica (wool), though we no longer carry those.

 

Category: About Our Products

Yes, all of our shoes and sandals are zero-drop.

That means the heel isn’t higher than the ball of the foot, for proper posture.

Category: About Our Products

Since our soles are flat, with no built-in arch support, they’re probably the best shoe to use if you decide to add an insole.

So you know, though, our shoes are intentionally designed to let your feet bend, flex, and move naturally. Research shows that “supporting” your arch or immobilizing your foot with an orthotic can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

 

Category: About Our Products

We’ve heard from a number of customers who wear CorrectToes with their Xero Shoes.

Most of them are wearing the product with our sandals, but we know of some who wear CorrectToes with our closed-toe shoes also. It will depend, in part, about your foot’s width.

Category: About Our Products

While our shoes are low to the ground for balance and agility, and flexible enough to let your feet bend and move naturally, our shoes are not electrically conductive.

We have heard from some customers who made their Xero Shoes conductive by putting a rivet or grommet through the soles but we do not have any personal experience with this.

Please keep in mind that any alterations to the shoes would not be covered under warranty.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes are designed to let your feet do what’s natural — bend, flex, move and feel the world.

Research shows that “supporting” your arch can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

We want to let your feet be feet… and support you for life.

Category: About Our Products

The more demand we have for particular shoes or colors, the more we’re able to offer.

Email [email protected] with your suggestions if you’d like to see a certain color or style.

 

Category: About Our Products

Every product’s page gives a recommendation for selecting the correct size.

Also, see our size guidelines at xeroshoes.com/xerofit/.

We understand that ordering shoes online can be hard, especially when the sizing between shoes vary (trust us–we’re working on it!). If you’re still unsure, please email our Customer Happiness team at [email protected].

Also, keep in mind that we offer free domestic exchanges in case you get a size that doesn’t feel right.

 

Category: About Our Products

We find that temperature ratings aren’t very accurate. They vary greatly depending on environmental factors, like humidity and typical weather (a Tennessee snowstorm is quite different from one in Colorado!)

Below is an overview that might help:

Sandals
We hope you don’t have to ask, but in case you do…our sandals will not keep your feet warm.  Add a pair of socks, like ToeSox and you can make it through colder weather. Find some waterproof, insulated socks and you can be one of those people who wears socks all year ’round. Check out what our CEO, Steven Sashen, has done in a Colorado winter

Closed Toe Shoes
Most of our closed-toe shoes are not designed to keep your feet warm. They’ll be just as warm as a traditional closed toe shoe.

Water Resistant Boots and Shoes

The following boots are water resistant, not waterproof. They’ll repel water to a certain degree and keep your feet warm, but they aren’t “trudge through a slushy puddle in the middle of winter” level weatherproof.

If you love the style of one of our water resistant shoes, you can enhance their ability to repel water by adding a waterproof coating, like a Scotch Guard spray or beeswax.

Hana
Mika
Denver

Waterproof Boots

Currently, the Xcursion Fusion hiking boots and Alpine snow boots are our only fully-waterproof options. These shoes are fully waterproof and will keep your feet dry in wet-weather conditions. Bring it on, monsoon!

Category: About Our Products

We design all of our shoes here in Colorado. Xero Shoes are responsibly, ethically, and fairly manufactured in China.

While we would love to manufacture in America, it is literally not possible at this time, in the same way it’s not possible to domestically manufacture the device you’re using to read this answer.

Performance footwear manufacturing moved to Asia in the 70s and shows no likelihood of moving back. Note that some companies that claim “made in America” are still sourcing their materials from overseas (or the US companies from which they buy their materials are doing so).

We visit and work with our factories multiple times per year.  We also have an on-the-ground manufacturing agent who oversees the factories when we’re not there to ensure that conditions are good, workers are treated fairly, and the shoes are made in compliance with all local laws and regulations. The factories we use treat and pay their workers exceptionally well.

Companies much larger than ours use these same factories and have spent millions of dollars on audits to assure themselves and their wholesale partners about the quality and conditions.

 

 

 

Category: About Our Products

Every time we release a shoe for some specific purpose, like the Speed Force for running, we find that people will do just about anything in it – from hiking to slacklining to weightlifting or using as a day to day shoe.

Trust me, we don’t want to stop you. We think it’s super cool when someone sends us a photo of them at the top of a mountain and the shoe that took them there was our casual Hana 😉

That said, if you’re looking for a specific recommendation, check out our shoe finder here, or contact us directly!
Otherwise, below are some of our most commonly worn shoes for specific activities:

Road Running
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Genesis

Trail Running
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
EV Z-Trail

Warm Weather Hiking
DayLite Hiker Fusion
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
Xcursion Fusion
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Naboso Trail

Warm Weather/Beach
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Aqua X Sport
Z-Trek
Z-Trail
Genesis
Jessie
Cloud
Naboso Trail
Cassie

Cold Weather Hiking
Alpine
Xcursion Fusion
DayLite Hiker Fusion (with warm socks)
TerraFlex (ditto about the socks)

Weightlifting/CrossFit/Fitness
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Z-Trek
Genesis

Cold weather
Mika
Denver <!–Ashland—>
Xcursion Fusion
Alpine

Office wear
Cassie
Phoenix
Tari
Denver
Prio All-Day
Hana

Travel
All of our shoes are travel friendly because they’re so lightweight and versatile. But we’ve heard many people say they used just one of these for a whole vacation (depending on where they went)
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Hana
Z-Trail
Z-Trek
TerraFlex
Denver
Mika

Casual wear
Aptos
Hana
Prio All-Day
Jessie
Cassie
Alston
Phoenix
Tari <!–Ashland—>
Denver

 

Category: About Our Products

Email [email protected] if you have a suggestion or request for a specific shoe, color, or size. The more demand we have, the greater our ability to make more shoes (this includes making men’s versions of our women’s shoes and visa versa).

The women’s styles will fit more narrow than the men’s. If you are a man with a narrow foot, then you may be prefer the “women’s” sizes. If you are a woman with a wider foot, then you may want to try the “men’s” styles.

The difference in length between men’s and women’s closed toe shoes is 1.5 sizes.

Below is a size conversion chart:

Men’s
Size
Women’s
Size
6.5 8
7 8.5
7.5 9
8 9.5
8.5 10
9 10.5
9.5 11

 

 

Our sandals, since they come in “whole sizes” only have only a 1 size difference between styles. A men’s 8, for example, would be comparable in length to a women’s 9.

 

Category: About Our Products

Currently, our kids sizes range from 11 to youth 4 (Y4) in the Prio.

From there, a women’s 6 will be a half size larger than the Y4.

That means that if your kid wears a youth 5 or up, they can fit into our women’s sizes.

We’re expanding our kids line this year (stay tuned).

And if you want to recommend a new/different size or style, email [email protected]

Category: About Our Products

We would love to give you personal advice, but we are not doctors and can’t give a specific answer or medical advice.

However, we’ve written a few blog posts about plantar fasciitis that you might find helpful:

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-walking/plantar-fasciitis-and-walking-barefoot/

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running/will-barefoot-running-heal-my-injuries/,

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running-tips/can-cure-plantar-fasciitis-barefoot-running/

As you’ll see in the blog posts above, research shows that strengthening your foot can help with plantar fasciitis.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes is about promoting the benefits (and comfort and FUN) of natural movement, first and foremost. Whenever we can, though, we make vegan-friendly products.

Sometimes we aren’t able to due to the materials needed to construct a shoe that meets the requirements  of jobs that require, say, a leather shoe.

At this time, the only shoes not vegan-friendly are the Alston, Melbourne, leather Hana, leather Phoenix, which are made of leather, as well as the original Mika, which contains a small amount of wool on the collar. We previously had the Coalton (leather) and Pacifica (wool), though we no longer carry those.

 

Category: About Our Products

Yes, all of our shoes and sandals are zero-drop.

That means the heel isn’t higher than the ball of the foot, for proper posture.

Category: About Our Products

Since our soles are flat, with no built-in arch support, they’re probably the best shoe to use if you decide to add an insole.

So you know, though, our shoes are intentionally designed to let your feet bend, flex, and move naturally. Research shows that “supporting” your arch or immobilizing your foot with an orthotic can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

 

Category: About Our Products

We’ve heard from a number of customers who wear CorrectToes with their Xero Shoes.

Most of them are wearing the product with our sandals, but we know of some who wear CorrectToes with our closed-toe shoes also. It will depend, in part, about your foot’s width.

Category: About Our Products

While our shoes are low to the ground for balance and agility, and flexible enough to let your feet bend and move naturally, our shoes are not electrically conductive.

We have heard from some customers who made their Xero Shoes conductive by putting a rivet or grommet through the soles but we do not have any personal experience with this.

Please keep in mind that any alterations to the shoes would not be covered under warranty.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes are designed to let your feet do what’s natural — bend, flex, move and feel the world.

Research shows that “supporting” your arch can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

We want to let your feet be feet… and support you for life.

Category: About Our Products

The more demand we have for particular shoes or colors, the more we’re able to offer.

Email [email protected] with your suggestions if you’d like to see a certain color or style.

 

Category: About Our Products

Every product’s page gives a recommendation for selecting the correct size.

Also, see our size guidelines at xeroshoes.com/xerofit/.

We understand that ordering shoes online can be hard, especially when the sizing between shoes vary (trust us–we’re working on it!). If you’re still unsure, please email our Customer Happiness team at [email protected].

Also, keep in mind that we offer free domestic exchanges in case you get a size that doesn’t feel right.

 

Category: About Our Products

We find that temperature ratings aren’t very accurate. They vary greatly depending on environmental factors, like humidity and typical weather (a Tennessee snowstorm is quite different from one in Colorado!)

Below is an overview that might help:

Sandals
We hope you don’t have to ask, but in case you do…our sandals will not keep your feet warm.  Add a pair of socks, like ToeSox and you can make it through colder weather. Find some waterproof, insulated socks and you can be one of those people who wears socks all year ’round. Check out what our CEO, Steven Sashen, has done in a Colorado winter

Closed Toe Shoes
Most of our closed-toe shoes are not designed to keep your feet warm. They’ll be just as warm as a traditional closed toe shoe.

Water Resistant Boots and Shoes

The following boots are water resistant, not waterproof. They’ll repel water to a certain degree and keep your feet warm, but they aren’t “trudge through a slushy puddle in the middle of winter” level weatherproof.

If you love the style of one of our water resistant shoes, you can enhance their ability to repel water by adding a waterproof coating, like a Scotch Guard spray or beeswax.

Hana
Mika
Denver

Waterproof Boots

Currently, the Xcursion Fusion hiking boots and Alpine snow boots are our only fully-waterproof options. These shoes are fully waterproof and will keep your feet dry in wet-weather conditions. Bring it on, monsoon!

Category: About Our Products

We design all of our shoes here in Colorado. Xero Shoes are responsibly, ethically, and fairly manufactured in China.

While we would love to manufacture in America, it is literally not possible at this time, in the same way it’s not possible to domestically manufacture the device you’re using to read this answer.

Performance footwear manufacturing moved to Asia in the 70s and shows no likelihood of moving back. Note that some companies that claim “made in America” are still sourcing their materials from overseas (or the US companies from which they buy their materials are doing so).

We visit and work with our factories multiple times per year.  We also have an on-the-ground manufacturing agent who oversees the factories when we’re not there to ensure that conditions are good, workers are treated fairly, and the shoes are made in compliance with all local laws and regulations. The factories we use treat and pay their workers exceptionally well.

Companies much larger than ours use these same factories and have spent millions of dollars on audits to assure themselves and their wholesale partners about the quality and conditions.

 

 

 

Category: About Our Products

Every time we release a shoe for some specific purpose, like the Speed Force for running, we find that people will do just about anything in it – from hiking to slacklining to weightlifting or using as a day to day shoe.

Trust me, we don’t want to stop you. We think it’s super cool when someone sends us a photo of them at the top of a mountain and the shoe that took them there was our casual Hana 😉

That said, if you’re looking for a specific recommendation, check out our shoe finder here, or contact us directly!
Otherwise, below are some of our most commonly worn shoes for specific activities:

Road Running
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Genesis

Trail Running
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
EV Z-Trail

Warm Weather Hiking
DayLite Hiker Fusion
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
Xcursion Fusion
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Naboso Trail

Warm Weather/Beach
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Aqua X Sport
Z-Trek
Z-Trail
Genesis
Jessie
Cloud
Naboso Trail
Cassie

Cold Weather Hiking
Alpine
Xcursion Fusion
DayLite Hiker Fusion (with warm socks)
TerraFlex (ditto about the socks)

Weightlifting/CrossFit/Fitness
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Z-Trek
Genesis

Cold weather
Mika
Denver <!–Ashland—>
Xcursion Fusion
Alpine

Office wear
Cassie
Phoenix
Tari
Denver
Prio All-Day
Hana

Travel
All of our shoes are travel friendly because they’re so lightweight and versatile. But we’ve heard many people say they used just one of these for a whole vacation (depending on where they went)
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Hana
Z-Trail
Z-Trek
TerraFlex
Denver
Mika

Casual wear
Aptos
Hana
Prio All-Day
Jessie
Cassie
Alston
Phoenix
Tari <!–Ashland—>
Denver

 

Category: About Our Products

Email [email protected] if you have a suggestion or request for a specific shoe, color, or size. The more demand we have, the greater our ability to make more shoes (this includes making men’s versions of our women’s shoes and visa versa).

The women’s styles will fit more narrow than the men’s. If you are a man with a narrow foot, then you may be prefer the “women’s” sizes. If you are a woman with a wider foot, then you may want to try the “men’s” styles.

The difference in length between men’s and women’s closed toe shoes is 1.5 sizes.

Below is a size conversion chart:

Men’s
Size
Women’s
Size
6.5 8
7 8.5
7.5 9
8 9.5
8.5 10
9 10.5
9.5 11

 

 

Our sandals, since they come in “whole sizes” only have only a 1 size difference between styles. A men’s 8, for example, would be comparable in length to a women’s 9.

 

Category: About Our Products

Currently, our kids sizes range from 11 to youth 4 (Y4) in the Prio.

From there, a women’s 6 will be a half size larger than the Y4.

That means that if your kid wears a youth 5 or up, they can fit into our women’s sizes.

We’re expanding our kids line this year (stay tuned).

And if you want to recommend a new/different size or style, email [email protected]

Category: About Our Products

We would love to give you personal advice, but we are not doctors and can’t give a specific answer or medical advice.

However, we’ve written a few blog posts about plantar fasciitis that you might find helpful:

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-walking/plantar-fasciitis-and-walking-barefoot/

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running/will-barefoot-running-heal-my-injuries/,

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running-tips/can-cure-plantar-fasciitis-barefoot-running/

As you’ll see in the blog posts above, research shows that strengthening your foot can help with plantar fasciitis.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes is about promoting the benefits (and comfort and FUN) of natural movement, first and foremost. Whenever we can, though, we make vegan-friendly products.

Sometimes we aren’t able to due to the materials needed to construct a shoe that meets the requirements  of jobs that require, say, a leather shoe.

At this time, the only shoes not vegan-friendly are the Alston, Melbourne, leather Hana, leather Phoenix, which are made of leather, as well as the original Mika, which contains a small amount of wool on the collar. We previously had the Coalton (leather) and Pacifica (wool), though we no longer carry those.

 

Category: About Our Products

Yes, all of our shoes and sandals are zero-drop.

That means the heel isn’t higher than the ball of the foot, for proper posture.

Category: About Our Products

Since our soles are flat, with no built-in arch support, they’re probably the best shoe to use if you decide to add an insole.

So you know, though, our shoes are intentionally designed to let your feet bend, flex, and move naturally. Research shows that “supporting” your arch or immobilizing your foot with an orthotic can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

 

Category: About Our Products

We’ve heard from a number of customers who wear CorrectToes with their Xero Shoes.

Most of them are wearing the product with our sandals, but we know of some who wear CorrectToes with our closed-toe shoes also. It will depend, in part, about your foot’s width.

Category: About Our Products

While our shoes are low to the ground for balance and agility, and flexible enough to let your feet bend and move naturally, our shoes are not electrically conductive.

We have heard from some customers who made their Xero Shoes conductive by putting a rivet or grommet through the soles but we do not have any personal experience with this.

Please keep in mind that any alterations to the shoes would not be covered under warranty.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes are designed to let your feet do what’s natural — bend, flex, move and feel the world.

Research shows that “supporting” your arch can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

We want to let your feet be feet… and support you for life.

Category: About Our Products

The more demand we have for particular shoes or colors, the more we’re able to offer.

Email [email protected] with your suggestions if you’d like to see a certain color or style.

 

Category: About Our Products

Every product’s page gives a recommendation for selecting the correct size.

Also, see our size guidelines at xeroshoes.com/xerofit/.

We understand that ordering shoes online can be hard, especially when the sizing between shoes vary (trust us–we’re working on it!). If you’re still unsure, please email our Customer Happiness team at [email protected].

Also, keep in mind that we offer free domestic exchanges in case you get a size that doesn’t feel right.

 

Category: About Our Products

We find that temperature ratings aren’t very accurate. They vary greatly depending on environmental factors, like humidity and typical weather (a Tennessee snowstorm is quite different from one in Colorado!)

Below is an overview that might help:

Sandals
We hope you don’t have to ask, but in case you do…our sandals will not keep your feet warm.  Add a pair of socks, like ToeSox and you can make it through colder weather. Find some waterproof, insulated socks and you can be one of those people who wears socks all year ’round. Check out what our CEO, Steven Sashen, has done in a Colorado winter

Closed Toe Shoes
Most of our closed-toe shoes are not designed to keep your feet warm. They’ll be just as warm as a traditional closed toe shoe.

Water Resistant Boots and Shoes

The following boots are water resistant, not waterproof. They’ll repel water to a certain degree and keep your feet warm, but they aren’t “trudge through a slushy puddle in the middle of winter” level weatherproof.

If you love the style of one of our water resistant shoes, you can enhance their ability to repel water by adding a waterproof coating, like a Scotch Guard spray or beeswax.

Hana
Mika
Denver

Waterproof Boots

Currently, the Xcursion Fusion hiking boots and Alpine snow boots are our only fully-waterproof options. These shoes are fully waterproof and will keep your feet dry in wet-weather conditions. Bring it on, monsoon!

Category: About Our Products

We design all of our shoes here in Colorado. Xero Shoes are responsibly, ethically, and fairly manufactured in China.

While we would love to manufacture in America, it is literally not possible at this time, in the same way it’s not possible to domestically manufacture the device you’re using to read this answer.

Performance footwear manufacturing moved to Asia in the 70s and shows no likelihood of moving back. Note that some companies that claim “made in America” are still sourcing their materials from overseas (or the US companies from which they buy their materials are doing so).

We visit and work with our factories multiple times per year.  We also have an on-the-ground manufacturing agent who oversees the factories when we’re not there to ensure that conditions are good, workers are treated fairly, and the shoes are made in compliance with all local laws and regulations. The factories we use treat and pay their workers exceptionally well.

Companies much larger than ours use these same factories and have spent millions of dollars on audits to assure themselves and their wholesale partners about the quality and conditions.

 

 

 

Category: About Our Products

Every time we release a shoe for some specific purpose, like the Speed Force for running, we find that people will do just about anything in it – from hiking to slacklining to weightlifting or using as a day to day shoe.

Trust me, we don’t want to stop you. We think it’s super cool when someone sends us a photo of them at the top of a mountain and the shoe that took them there was our casual Hana 😉

That said, if you’re looking for a specific recommendation, check out our shoe finder here, or contact us directly!
Otherwise, below are some of our most commonly worn shoes for specific activities:

Road Running
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Genesis

Trail Running
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
EV Z-Trail

Warm Weather Hiking
DayLite Hiker Fusion
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
Xcursion Fusion
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Naboso Trail

Warm Weather/Beach
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Aqua X Sport
Z-Trek
Z-Trail
Genesis
Jessie
Cloud
Naboso Trail
Cassie

Cold Weather Hiking
Alpine
Xcursion Fusion
DayLite Hiker Fusion (with warm socks)
TerraFlex (ditto about the socks)

Weightlifting/CrossFit/Fitness
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Z-Trek
Genesis

Cold weather
Mika
Denver <!–Ashland—>
Xcursion Fusion
Alpine

Office wear
Cassie
Phoenix
Tari
Denver
Prio All-Day
Hana

Travel
All of our shoes are travel friendly because they’re so lightweight and versatile. But we’ve heard many people say they used just one of these for a whole vacation (depending on where they went)
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Hana
Z-Trail
Z-Trek
TerraFlex
Denver
Mika

Casual wear
Aptos
Hana
Prio All-Day
Jessie
Cassie
Alston
Phoenix
Tari <!–Ashland—>
Denver

 

Category: About Our Products

Email [email protected] if you have a suggestion or request for a specific shoe, color, or size. The more demand we have, the greater our ability to make more shoes (this includes making men’s versions of our women’s shoes and visa versa).

The women’s styles will fit more narrow than the men’s. If you are a man with a narrow foot, then you may be prefer the “women’s” sizes. If you are a woman with a wider foot, then you may want to try the “men’s” styles.

The difference in length between men’s and women’s closed toe shoes is 1.5 sizes.

Below is a size conversion chart:

Men’s
Size
Women’s
Size
6.5 8
7 8.5
7.5 9
8 9.5
8.5 10
9 10.5
9.5 11

 

 

Our sandals, since they come in “whole sizes” only have only a 1 size difference between styles. A men’s 8, for example, would be comparable in length to a women’s 9.

 

Category: About Our Products

Currently, our kids sizes range from 11 to youth 4 (Y4) in the Prio.

From there, a women’s 6 will be a half size larger than the Y4.

That means that if your kid wears a youth 5 or up, they can fit into our women’s sizes.

We’re expanding our kids line this year (stay tuned).

And if you want to recommend a new/different size or style, email [email protected]

Category: About Our Products

We would love to give you personal advice, but we are not doctors and can’t give a specific answer or medical advice.

However, we’ve written a few blog posts about plantar fasciitis that you might find helpful:

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-walking/plantar-fasciitis-and-walking-barefoot/

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running/will-barefoot-running-heal-my-injuries/,

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running-tips/can-cure-plantar-fasciitis-barefoot-running/

As you’ll see in the blog posts above, research shows that strengthening your foot can help with plantar fasciitis.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes is about promoting the benefits (and comfort and FUN) of natural movement, first and foremost. Whenever we can, though, we make vegan-friendly products.

Sometimes we aren’t able to due to the materials needed to construct a shoe that meets the requirements  of jobs that require, say, a leather shoe.

At this time, the only shoes not vegan-friendly are the Alston, Melbourne, leather Hana, leather Phoenix, which are made of leather, as well as the original Mika, which contains a small amount of wool on the collar. We previously had the Coalton (leather) and Pacifica (wool), though we no longer carry those.

 

Category: About Our Products

Yes, all of our shoes and sandals are zero-drop.

That means the heel isn’t higher than the ball of the foot, for proper posture.

Category: About Our Products

Since our soles are flat, with no built-in arch support, they’re probably the best shoe to use if you decide to add an insole.

So you know, though, our shoes are intentionally designed to let your feet bend, flex, and move naturally. Research shows that “supporting” your arch or immobilizing your foot with an orthotic can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

 

Category: About Our Products

We’ve heard from a number of customers who wear CorrectToes with their Xero Shoes.

Most of them are wearing the product with our sandals, but we know of some who wear CorrectToes with our closed-toe shoes also. It will depend, in part, about your foot’s width.

Category: About Our Products

While our shoes are low to the ground for balance and agility, and flexible enough to let your feet bend and move naturally, our shoes are not electrically conductive.

We have heard from some customers who made their Xero Shoes conductive by putting a rivet or grommet through the soles but we do not have any personal experience with this.

Please keep in mind that any alterations to the shoes would not be covered under warranty.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes are designed to let your feet do what’s natural — bend, flex, move and feel the world.

Research shows that “supporting” your arch can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

We want to let your feet be feet… and support you for life.

Category: About Our Products

The more demand we have for particular shoes or colors, the more we’re able to offer.

Email [email protected] with your suggestions if you’d like to see a certain color or style.

 

Category: About Our Products

Every product’s page gives a recommendation for selecting the correct size.

Also, see our size guidelines at xeroshoes.com/xerofit/.

We understand that ordering shoes online can be hard, especially when the sizing between shoes vary (trust us–we’re working on it!). If you’re still unsure, please email our Customer Happiness team at [email protected].

Also, keep in mind that we offer free domestic exchanges in case you get a size that doesn’t feel right.

 

Category: About Our Products

We find that temperature ratings aren’t very accurate. They vary greatly depending on environmental factors, like humidity and typical weather (a Tennessee snowstorm is quite different from one in Colorado!)

Below is an overview that might help:

Sandals
We hope you don’t have to ask, but in case you do…our sandals will not keep your feet warm.  Add a pair of socks, like ToeSox and you can make it through colder weather. Find some waterproof, insulated socks and you can be one of those people who wears socks all year ’round. Check out what our CEO, Steven Sashen, has done in a Colorado winter

Closed Toe Shoes
Most of our closed-toe shoes are not designed to keep your feet warm. They’ll be just as warm as a traditional closed toe shoe.

Water Resistant Boots and Shoes

The following boots are water resistant, not waterproof. They’ll repel water to a certain degree and keep your feet warm, but they aren’t “trudge through a slushy puddle in the middle of winter” level weatherproof.

If you love the style of one of our water resistant shoes, you can enhance their ability to repel water by adding a waterproof coating, like a Scotch Guard spray or beeswax.

Hana
Mika
Denver

Waterproof Boots

Currently, the Xcursion Fusion hiking boots and Alpine snow boots are our only fully-waterproof options. These shoes are fully waterproof and will keep your feet dry in wet-weather conditions. Bring it on, monsoon!

Category: About Our Products

We design all of our shoes here in Colorado. Xero Shoes are responsibly, ethically, and fairly manufactured in China.

While we would love to manufacture in America, it is literally not possible at this time, in the same way it’s not possible to domestically manufacture the device you’re using to read this answer.

Performance footwear manufacturing moved to Asia in the 70s and shows no likelihood of moving back. Note that some companies that claim “made in America” are still sourcing their materials from overseas (or the US companies from which they buy their materials are doing so).

We visit and work with our factories multiple times per year.  We also have an on-the-ground manufacturing agent who oversees the factories when we’re not there to ensure that conditions are good, workers are treated fairly, and the shoes are made in compliance with all local laws and regulations. The factories we use treat and pay their workers exceptionally well.

Companies much larger than ours use these same factories and have spent millions of dollars on audits to assure themselves and their wholesale partners about the quality and conditions.

 

 

 

Category: About Our Products

Every time we release a shoe for some specific purpose, like the Speed Force for running, we find that people will do just about anything in it – from hiking to slacklining to weightlifting or using as a day to day shoe.

Trust me, we don’t want to stop you. We think it’s super cool when someone sends us a photo of them at the top of a mountain and the shoe that took them there was our casual Hana 😉

That said, if you’re looking for a specific recommendation, check out our shoe finder here, or contact us directly!
Otherwise, below are some of our most commonly worn shoes for specific activities:

Road Running
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Genesis

Trail Running
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
EV Z-Trail

Warm Weather Hiking
DayLite Hiker Fusion
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
Xcursion Fusion
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Naboso Trail

Warm Weather/Beach
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Aqua X Sport
Z-Trek
Z-Trail
Genesis
Jessie
Cloud
Naboso Trail
Cassie

Cold Weather Hiking
Alpine
Xcursion Fusion
DayLite Hiker Fusion (with warm socks)
TerraFlex (ditto about the socks)

Weightlifting/CrossFit/Fitness
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Z-Trek
Genesis

Cold weather
Mika
Denver <!–Ashland—>
Xcursion Fusion
Alpine

Office wear
Cassie
Phoenix
Tari
Denver
Prio All-Day
Hana

Travel
All of our shoes are travel friendly because they’re so lightweight and versatile. But we’ve heard many people say they used just one of these for a whole vacation (depending on where they went)
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Hana
Z-Trail
Z-Trek
TerraFlex
Denver
Mika

Casual wear
Aptos
Hana
Prio All-Day
Jessie
Cassie
Alston
Phoenix
Tari <!–Ashland—>
Denver

 

Category: About Our Products

Email [email protected] if you have a suggestion or request for a specific shoe, color, or size. The more demand we have, the greater our ability to make more shoes (this includes making men’s versions of our women’s shoes and visa versa).

The women’s styles will fit more narrow than the men’s. If you are a man with a narrow foot, then you may be prefer the “women’s” sizes. If you are a woman with a wider foot, then you may want to try the “men’s” styles.

The difference in length between men’s and women’s closed toe shoes is 1.5 sizes.

Below is a size conversion chart:

Men’s
Size
Women’s
Size
6.5 8
7 8.5
7.5 9
8 9.5
8.5 10
9 10.5
9.5 11

 

 

Our sandals, since they come in “whole sizes” only have only a 1 size difference between styles. A men’s 8, for example, would be comparable in length to a women’s 9.

 

Category: About Our Products

Currently, our kids sizes range from 11 to youth 4 (Y4) in the Prio.

From there, a women’s 6 will be a half size larger than the Y4.

That means that if your kid wears a youth 5 or up, they can fit into our women’s sizes.

We’re expanding our kids line this year (stay tuned).

And if you want to recommend a new/different size or style, email [email protected]

Category: About Our Products

We would love to give you personal advice, but we are not doctors and can’t give a specific answer or medical advice.

However, we’ve written a few blog posts about plantar fasciitis that you might find helpful:

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-walking/plantar-fasciitis-and-walking-barefoot/

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running/will-barefoot-running-heal-my-injuries/,

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running-tips/can-cure-plantar-fasciitis-barefoot-running/

As you’ll see in the blog posts above, research shows that strengthening your foot can help with plantar fasciitis.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes is about promoting the benefits (and comfort and FUN) of natural movement, first and foremost. Whenever we can, though, we make vegan-friendly products.

Sometimes we aren’t able to due to the materials needed to construct a shoe that meets the requirements  of jobs that require, say, a leather shoe.

At this time, the only shoes not vegan-friendly are the Alston, Melbourne, leather Hana, leather Phoenix, which are made of leather, as well as the original Mika, which contains a small amount of wool on the collar. We previously had the Coalton (leather) and Pacifica (wool), though we no longer carry those.

 

Category: About Our Products

Yes, all of our shoes and sandals are zero-drop.

That means the heel isn’t higher than the ball of the foot, for proper posture.

Category: About Our Products

Since our soles are flat, with no built-in arch support, they’re probably the best shoe to use if you decide to add an insole.

So you know, though, our shoes are intentionally designed to let your feet bend, flex, and move naturally. Research shows that “supporting” your arch or immobilizing your foot with an orthotic can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

 

Category: About Our Products

We’ve heard from a number of customers who wear CorrectToes with their Xero Shoes.

Most of them are wearing the product with our sandals, but we know of some who wear CorrectToes with our closed-toe shoes also. It will depend, in part, about your foot’s width.

Category: About Our Products

While our shoes are low to the ground for balance and agility, and flexible enough to let your feet bend and move naturally, our shoes are not electrically conductive.

We have heard from some customers who made their Xero Shoes conductive by putting a rivet or grommet through the soles but we do not have any personal experience with this.

Please keep in mind that any alterations to the shoes would not be covered under warranty.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes are designed to let your feet do what’s natural — bend, flex, move and feel the world.

Research shows that “supporting” your arch can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

We want to let your feet be feet… and support you for life.

Category: About Our Products

The more demand we have for particular shoes or colors, the more we’re able to offer.

Email [email protected] with your suggestions if you’d like to see a certain color or style.

 

Category: About Our Products

Every product’s page gives a recommendation for selecting the correct size.

Also, see our size guidelines at xeroshoes.com/xerofit/.

We understand that ordering shoes online can be hard, especially when the sizing between shoes vary (trust us–we’re working on it!). If you’re still unsure, please email our Customer Happiness team at [email protected].

Also, keep in mind that we offer free domestic exchanges in case you get a size that doesn’t feel right.

 

Category: About Our Products

We find that temperature ratings aren’t very accurate. They vary greatly depending on environmental factors, like humidity and typical weather (a Tennessee snowstorm is quite different from one in Colorado!)

Below is an overview that might help:

Sandals
We hope you don’t have to ask, but in case you do…our sandals will not keep your feet warm.  Add a pair of socks, like ToeSox and you can make it through colder weather. Find some waterproof, insulated socks and you can be one of those people who wears socks all year ’round. Check out what our CEO, Steven Sashen, has done in a Colorado winter

Closed Toe Shoes
Most of our closed-toe shoes are not designed to keep your feet warm. They’ll be just as warm as a traditional closed toe shoe.

Water Resistant Boots and Shoes

The following boots are water resistant, not waterproof. They’ll repel water to a certain degree and keep your feet warm, but they aren’t “trudge through a slushy puddle in the middle of winter” level weatherproof.

If you love the style of one of our water resistant shoes, you can enhance their ability to repel water by adding a waterproof coating, like a Scotch Guard spray or beeswax.

Hana
Mika
Denver

Waterproof Boots

Currently, the Xcursion Fusion hiking boots and Alpine snow boots are our only fully-waterproof options. These shoes are fully waterproof and will keep your feet dry in wet-weather conditions. Bring it on, monsoon!

Category: About Our Products

We design all of our shoes here in Colorado. Xero Shoes are responsibly, ethically, and fairly manufactured in China.

While we would love to manufacture in America, it is literally not possible at this time, in the same way it’s not possible to domestically manufacture the device you’re using to read this answer.

Performance footwear manufacturing moved to Asia in the 70s and shows no likelihood of moving back. Note that some companies that claim “made in America” are still sourcing their materials from overseas (or the US companies from which they buy their materials are doing so).

We visit and work with our factories multiple times per year.  We also have an on-the-ground manufacturing agent who oversees the factories when we’re not there to ensure that conditions are good, workers are treated fairly, and the shoes are made in compliance with all local laws and regulations. The factories we use treat and pay their workers exceptionally well.

Companies much larger than ours use these same factories and have spent millions of dollars on audits to assure themselves and their wholesale partners about the quality and conditions.

 

 

 

Category: About Our Products

Every time we release a shoe for some specific purpose, like the Speed Force for running, we find that people will do just about anything in it – from hiking to slacklining to weightlifting or using as a day to day shoe.

Trust me, we don’t want to stop you. We think it’s super cool when someone sends us a photo of them at the top of a mountain and the shoe that took them there was our casual Hana 😉

That said, if you’re looking for a specific recommendation, check out our shoe finder here, or contact us directly!
Otherwise, below are some of our most commonly worn shoes for specific activities:

Road Running
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Genesis

Trail Running
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
EV Z-Trail

Warm Weather Hiking
DayLite Hiker Fusion
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
Xcursion Fusion
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Naboso Trail

Warm Weather/Beach
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Aqua X Sport
Z-Trek
Z-Trail
Genesis
Jessie
Cloud
Naboso Trail
Cassie

Cold Weather Hiking
Alpine
Xcursion Fusion
DayLite Hiker Fusion (with warm socks)
TerraFlex (ditto about the socks)

Weightlifting/CrossFit/Fitness
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Z-Trek
Genesis

Cold weather
Mika
Denver <!–Ashland—>
Xcursion Fusion
Alpine

Office wear
Cassie
Phoenix
Tari
Denver
Prio All-Day
Hana

Travel
All of our shoes are travel friendly because they’re so lightweight and versatile. But we’ve heard many people say they used just one of these for a whole vacation (depending on where they went)
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Hana
Z-Trail
Z-Trek
TerraFlex
Denver
Mika

Casual wear
Aptos
Hana
Prio All-Day
Jessie
Cassie
Alston
Phoenix
Tari <!–Ashland—>
Denver

 

Category: About Our Products

Email [email protected] if you have a suggestion or request for a specific shoe, color, or size. The more demand we have, the greater our ability to make more shoes (this includes making men’s versions of our women’s shoes and visa versa).

The women’s styles will fit more narrow than the men’s. If you are a man with a narrow foot, then you may be prefer the “women’s” sizes. If you are a woman with a wider foot, then you may want to try the “men’s” styles.

The difference in length between men’s and women’s closed toe shoes is 1.5 sizes.

Below is a size conversion chart:

Men’s
Size
Women’s
Size
6.5 8
7 8.5
7.5 9
8 9.5
8.5 10
9 10.5
9.5 11

 

 

Our sandals, since they come in “whole sizes” only have only a 1 size difference between styles. A men’s 8, for example, would be comparable in length to a women’s 9.

 

Category: About Our Products

Currently, our kids sizes range from 11 to youth 4 (Y4) in the Prio.

From there, a women’s 6 will be a half size larger than the Y4.

That means that if your kid wears a youth 5 or up, they can fit into our women’s sizes.

We’re expanding our kids line this year (stay tuned).

And if you want to recommend a new/different size or style, email [email protected]

Category: About Our Products

We would love to give you personal advice, but we are not doctors and can’t give a specific answer or medical advice.

However, we’ve written a few blog posts about plantar fasciitis that you might find helpful:

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-walking/plantar-fasciitis-and-walking-barefoot/

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running/will-barefoot-running-heal-my-injuries/,

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running-tips/can-cure-plantar-fasciitis-barefoot-running/

As you’ll see in the blog posts above, research shows that strengthening your foot can help with plantar fasciitis.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes is about promoting the benefits (and comfort and FUN) of natural movement, first and foremost. Whenever we can, though, we make vegan-friendly products.

Sometimes we aren’t able to due to the materials needed to construct a shoe that meets the requirements  of jobs that require, say, a leather shoe.

At this time, the only shoes not vegan-friendly are the Alston, Melbourne, leather Hana, leather Phoenix, which are made of leather, as well as the original Mika, which contains a small amount of wool on the collar. We previously had the Coalton (leather) and Pacifica (wool), though we no longer carry those.

 

Category: About Our Products

Yes, all of our shoes and sandals are zero-drop.

That means the heel isn’t higher than the ball of the foot, for proper posture.

Category: About Our Products

Since our soles are flat, with no built-in arch support, they’re probably the best shoe to use if you decide to add an insole.

So you know, though, our shoes are intentionally designed to let your feet bend, flex, and move naturally. Research shows that “supporting” your arch or immobilizing your foot with an orthotic can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

 

Category: About Our Products

We’ve heard from a number of customers who wear CorrectToes with their Xero Shoes.

Most of them are wearing the product with our sandals, but we know of some who wear CorrectToes with our closed-toe shoes also. It will depend, in part, about your foot’s width.

Category: About Our Products

While our shoes are low to the ground for balance and agility, and flexible enough to let your feet bend and move naturally, our shoes are not electrically conductive.

We have heard from some customers who made their Xero Shoes conductive by putting a rivet or grommet through the soles but we do not have any personal experience with this.

Please keep in mind that any alterations to the shoes would not be covered under warranty.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes are designed to let your feet do what’s natural — bend, flex, move and feel the world.

Research shows that “supporting” your arch can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

We want to let your feet be feet… and support you for life.

Category: About Our Products

The more demand we have for particular shoes or colors, the more we’re able to offer.

Email [email protected] with your suggestions if you’d like to see a certain color or style.

 

Category: About Our Products

Every product’s page gives a recommendation for selecting the correct size.

Also, see our size guidelines at xeroshoes.com/xerofit/.

We understand that ordering shoes online can be hard, especially when the sizing between shoes vary (trust us–we’re working on it!). If you’re still unsure, please email our Customer Happiness team at [email protected].

Also, keep in mind that we offer free domestic exchanges in case you get a size that doesn’t feel right.

 

Category: About Our Products

We find that temperature ratings aren’t very accurate. They vary greatly depending on environmental factors, like humidity and typical weather (a Tennessee snowstorm is quite different from one in Colorado!)

Below is an overview that might help:

Sandals
We hope you don’t have to ask, but in case you do…our sandals will not keep your feet warm.  Add a pair of socks, like ToeSox and you can make it through colder weather. Find some waterproof, insulated socks and you can be one of those people who wears socks all year ’round. Check out what our CEO, Steven Sashen, has done in a Colorado winter

Closed Toe Shoes
Most of our closed-toe shoes are not designed to keep your feet warm. They’ll be just as warm as a traditional closed toe shoe.

Water Resistant Boots and Shoes

The following boots are water resistant, not waterproof. They’ll repel water to a certain degree and keep your feet warm, but they aren’t “trudge through a slushy puddle in the middle of winter” level weatherproof.

If you love the style of one of our water resistant shoes, you can enhance their ability to repel water by adding a waterproof coating, like a Scotch Guard spray or beeswax.

Hana
Mika
Denver

Waterproof Boots

Currently, the Xcursion Fusion hiking boots and Alpine snow boots are our only fully-waterproof options. These shoes are fully waterproof and will keep your feet dry in wet-weather conditions. Bring it on, monsoon!

Category: About Our Products

We design all of our shoes here in Colorado. Xero Shoes are responsibly, ethically, and fairly manufactured in China.

While we would love to manufacture in America, it is literally not possible at this time, in the same way it’s not possible to domestically manufacture the device you’re using to read this answer.

Performance footwear manufacturing moved to Asia in the 70s and shows no likelihood of moving back. Note that some companies that claim “made in America” are still sourcing their materials from overseas (or the US companies from which they buy their materials are doing so).

We visit and work with our factories multiple times per year.  We also have an on-the-ground manufacturing agent who oversees the factories when we’re not there to ensure that conditions are good, workers are treated fairly, and the shoes are made in compliance with all local laws and regulations. The factories we use treat and pay their workers exceptionally well.

Companies much larger than ours use these same factories and have spent millions of dollars on audits to assure themselves and their wholesale partners about the quality and conditions.

 

 

 

Category: About Our Products

Every time we release a shoe for some specific purpose, like the Speed Force for running, we find that people will do just about anything in it – from hiking to slacklining to weightlifting or using as a day to day shoe.

Trust me, we don’t want to stop you. We think it’s super cool when someone sends us a photo of them at the top of a mountain and the shoe that took them there was our casual Hana 😉

That said, if you’re looking for a specific recommendation, check out our shoe finder here, or contact us directly!
Otherwise, below are some of our most commonly worn shoes for specific activities:

Road Running
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Genesis

Trail Running
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
EV Z-Trail

Warm Weather Hiking
DayLite Hiker Fusion
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
Xcursion Fusion
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Naboso Trail

Warm Weather/Beach
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Aqua X Sport
Z-Trek
Z-Trail
Genesis
Jessie
Cloud
Naboso Trail
Cassie

Cold Weather Hiking
Alpine
Xcursion Fusion
DayLite Hiker Fusion (with warm socks)
TerraFlex (ditto about the socks)

Weightlifting/CrossFit/Fitness
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Z-Trek
Genesis

Cold weather
Mika
Denver <!–Ashland—>
Xcursion Fusion
Alpine

Office wear
Cassie
Phoenix
Tari
Denver
Prio All-Day
Hana

Travel
All of our shoes are travel friendly because they’re so lightweight and versatile. But we’ve heard many people say they used just one of these for a whole vacation (depending on where they went)
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Hana
Z-Trail
Z-Trek
TerraFlex
Denver
Mika

Casual wear
Aptos
Hana
Prio All-Day
Jessie
Cassie
Alston
Phoenix
Tari <!–Ashland—>
Denver

 

Category: About Our Products

Email [email protected] if you have a suggestion or request for a specific shoe, color, or size. The more demand we have, the greater our ability to make more shoes (this includes making men’s versions of our women’s shoes and visa versa).

The women’s styles will fit more narrow than the men’s. If you are a man with a narrow foot, then you may be prefer the “women’s” sizes. If you are a woman with a wider foot, then you may want to try the “men’s” styles.

The difference in length between men’s and women’s closed toe shoes is 1.5 sizes.

Below is a size conversion chart:

Men’s
Size
Women’s
Size
6.5 8
7 8.5
7.5 9
8 9.5
8.5 10
9 10.5
9.5 11

 

 

Our sandals, since they come in “whole sizes” only have only a 1 size difference between styles. A men’s 8, for example, would be comparable in length to a women’s 9.

 

Category: About Our Products

Currently, our kids sizes range from 11 to youth 4 (Y4) in the Prio.

From there, a women’s 6 will be a half size larger than the Y4.

That means that if your kid wears a youth 5 or up, they can fit into our women’s sizes.

We’re expanding our kids line this year (stay tuned).

And if you want to recommend a new/different size or style, email [email protected]

Category: About Our Products

We would love to give you personal advice, but we are not doctors and can’t give a specific answer or medical advice.

However, we’ve written a few blog posts about plantar fasciitis that you might find helpful:

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-walking/plantar-fasciitis-and-walking-barefoot/

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running/will-barefoot-running-heal-my-injuries/,

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running-tips/can-cure-plantar-fasciitis-barefoot-running/

As you’ll see in the blog posts above, research shows that strengthening your foot can help with plantar fasciitis.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes is about promoting the benefits (and comfort and FUN) of natural movement, first and foremost. Whenever we can, though, we make vegan-friendly products.

Sometimes we aren’t able to due to the materials needed to construct a shoe that meets the requirements  of jobs that require, say, a leather shoe.

At this time, the only shoes not vegan-friendly are the Alston, Melbourne, leather Hana, leather Phoenix, which are made of leather, as well as the original Mika, which contains a small amount of wool on the collar. We previously had the Coalton (leather) and Pacifica (wool), though we no longer carry those.

 

Category: About Our Products

Yes, all of our shoes and sandals are zero-drop.

That means the heel isn’t higher than the ball of the foot, for proper posture.

Category: About Our Products

Since our soles are flat, with no built-in arch support, they’re probably the best shoe to use if you decide to add an insole.

So you know, though, our shoes are intentionally designed to let your feet bend, flex, and move naturally. Research shows that “supporting” your arch or immobilizing your foot with an orthotic can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

 

Category: About Our Products

We’ve heard from a number of customers who wear CorrectToes with their Xero Shoes.

Most of them are wearing the product with our sandals, but we know of some who wear CorrectToes with our closed-toe shoes also. It will depend, in part, about your foot’s width.

Category: About Our Products

While our shoes are low to the ground for balance and agility, and flexible enough to let your feet bend and move naturally, our shoes are not electrically conductive.

We have heard from some customers who made their Xero Shoes conductive by putting a rivet or grommet through the soles but we do not have any personal experience with this.

Please keep in mind that any alterations to the shoes would not be covered under warranty.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes are designed to let your feet do what’s natural — bend, flex, move and feel the world.

Research shows that “supporting” your arch can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

We want to let your feet be feet… and support you for life.

Category: About Our Products

The more demand we have for particular shoes or colors, the more we’re able to offer.

Email [email protected] with your suggestions if you’d like to see a certain color or style.

 

Category: About Our Products

Every product’s page gives a recommendation for selecting the correct size.

Also, see our size guidelines at xeroshoes.com/xerofit/.

We understand that ordering shoes online can be hard, especially when the sizing between shoes vary (trust us–we’re working on it!). If you’re still unsure, please email our Customer Happiness team at [email protected].

Also, keep in mind that we offer free domestic exchanges in case you get a size that doesn’t feel right.

 

Category: About Our Products

We find that temperature ratings aren’t very accurate. They vary greatly depending on environmental factors, like humidity and typical weather (a Tennessee snowstorm is quite different from one in Colorado!)

Below is an overview that might help:

Sandals
We hope you don’t have to ask, but in case you do…our sandals will not keep your feet warm.  Add a pair of socks, like ToeSox and you can make it through colder weather. Find some waterproof, insulated socks and you can be one of those people who wears socks all year ’round. Check out what our CEO, Steven Sashen, has done in a Colorado winter

Closed Toe Shoes
Most of our closed-toe shoes are not designed to keep your feet warm. They’ll be just as warm as a traditional closed toe shoe.

Water Resistant Boots and Shoes

The following boots are water resistant, not waterproof. They’ll repel water to a certain degree and keep your feet warm, but they aren’t “trudge through a slushy puddle in the middle of winter” level weatherproof.

If you love the style of one of our water resistant shoes, you can enhance their ability to repel water by adding a waterproof coating, like a Scotch Guard spray or beeswax.

Hana
Mika
Denver

Waterproof Boots

Currently, the Xcursion Fusion hiking boots and Alpine snow boots are our only fully-waterproof options. These shoes are fully waterproof and will keep your feet dry in wet-weather conditions. Bring it on, monsoon!

Category: About Our Products

We design all of our shoes here in Colorado. Xero Shoes are responsibly, ethically, and fairly manufactured in China.

While we would love to manufacture in America, it is literally not possible at this time, in the same way it’s not possible to domestically manufacture the device you’re using to read this answer.

Performance footwear manufacturing moved to Asia in the 70s and shows no likelihood of moving back. Note that some companies that claim “made in America” are still sourcing their materials from overseas (or the US companies from which they buy their materials are doing so).

We visit and work with our factories multiple times per year.  We also have an on-the-ground manufacturing agent who oversees the factories when we’re not there to ensure that conditions are good, workers are treated fairly, and the shoes are made in compliance with all local laws and regulations. The factories we use treat and pay their workers exceptionally well.

Companies much larger than ours use these same factories and have spent millions of dollars on audits to assure themselves and their wholesale partners about the quality and conditions.

 

 

 

Category: About Our Products

Every time we release a shoe for some specific purpose, like the Speed Force for running, we find that people will do just about anything in it – from hiking to slacklining to weightlifting or using as a day to day shoe.

Trust me, we don’t want to stop you. We think it’s super cool when someone sends us a photo of them at the top of a mountain and the shoe that took them there was our casual Hana 😉

That said, if you’re looking for a specific recommendation, check out our shoe finder here, or contact us directly!
Otherwise, below are some of our most commonly worn shoes for specific activities:

Road Running
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Genesis

Trail Running
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
EV Z-Trail

Warm Weather Hiking
DayLite Hiker Fusion
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
Xcursion Fusion
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Naboso Trail

Warm Weather/Beach
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Aqua X Sport
Z-Trek
Z-Trail
Genesis
Jessie
Cloud
Naboso Trail
Cassie

Cold Weather Hiking
Alpine
Xcursion Fusion
DayLite Hiker Fusion (with warm socks)
TerraFlex (ditto about the socks)

Weightlifting/CrossFit/Fitness
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Z-Trek
Genesis

Cold weather
Mika
Denver <!–Ashland—>
Xcursion Fusion
Alpine

Office wear
Cassie
Phoenix
Tari
Denver
Prio All-Day
Hana

Travel
All of our shoes are travel friendly because they’re so lightweight and versatile. But we’ve heard many people say they used just one of these for a whole vacation (depending on where they went)
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Hana
Z-Trail
Z-Trek
TerraFlex
Denver
Mika

Casual wear
Aptos
Hana
Prio All-Day
Jessie
Cassie
Alston
Phoenix
Tari <!–Ashland—>
Denver

 

Category: About Our Products

Email [email protected] if you have a suggestion or request for a specific shoe, color, or size. The more demand we have, the greater our ability to make more shoes (this includes making men’s versions of our women’s shoes and visa versa).

The women’s styles will fit more narrow than the men’s. If you are a man with a narrow foot, then you may be prefer the “women’s” sizes. If you are a woman with a wider foot, then you may want to try the “men’s” styles.

The difference in length between men’s and women’s closed toe shoes is 1.5 sizes.

Below is a size conversion chart:

Men’s
Size
Women’s
Size
6.5 8
7 8.5
7.5 9
8 9.5
8.5 10
9 10.5
9.5 11

 

 

Our sandals, since they come in “whole sizes” only have only a 1 size difference between styles. A men’s 8, for example, would be comparable in length to a women’s 9.

 

Category: About Our Products

Currently, our kids sizes range from 11 to youth 4 (Y4) in the Prio.

From there, a women’s 6 will be a half size larger than the Y4.

That means that if your kid wears a youth 5 or up, they can fit into our women’s sizes.

We’re expanding our kids line this year (stay tuned).

And if you want to recommend a new/different size or style, email [email protected]

Category: About Our Products

We would love to give you personal advice, but we are not doctors and can’t give a specific answer or medical advice.

However, we’ve written a few blog posts about plantar fasciitis that you might find helpful:

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-walking/plantar-fasciitis-and-walking-barefoot/

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running/will-barefoot-running-heal-my-injuries/,

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running-tips/can-cure-plantar-fasciitis-barefoot-running/

As you’ll see in the blog posts above, research shows that strengthening your foot can help with plantar fasciitis.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes is about promoting the benefits (and comfort and FUN) of natural movement, first and foremost. Whenever we can, though, we make vegan-friendly products.

Sometimes we aren’t able to due to the materials needed to construct a shoe that meets the requirements  of jobs that require, say, a leather shoe.

At this time, the only shoes not vegan-friendly are the Alston, Melbourne, leather Hana, leather Phoenix, which are made of leather, as well as the original Mika, which contains a small amount of wool on the collar. We previously had the Coalton (leather) and Pacifica (wool), though we no longer carry those.

 

Category: About Our Products

Yes, all of our shoes and sandals are zero-drop.

That means the heel isn’t higher than the ball of the foot, for proper posture.

Category: About Our Products

Since our soles are flat, with no built-in arch support, they’re probably the best shoe to use if you decide to add an insole.

So you know, though, our shoes are intentionally designed to let your feet bend, flex, and move naturally. Research shows that “supporting” your arch or immobilizing your foot with an orthotic can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

 

Category: About Our Products

We’ve heard from a number of customers who wear CorrectToes with their Xero Shoes.

Most of them are wearing the product with our sandals, but we know of some who wear CorrectToes with our closed-toe shoes also. It will depend, in part, about your foot’s width.

Category: About Our Products

While our shoes are low to the ground for balance and agility, and flexible enough to let your feet bend and move naturally, our shoes are not electrically conductive.

We have heard from some customers who made their Xero Shoes conductive by putting a rivet or grommet through the soles but we do not have any personal experience with this.

Please keep in mind that any alterations to the shoes would not be covered under warranty.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes are designed to let your feet do what’s natural — bend, flex, move and feel the world.

Research shows that “supporting” your arch can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

We want to let your feet be feet… and support you for life.

Category: About Our Products

The more demand we have for particular shoes or colors, the more we’re able to offer.

Email [email protected] with your suggestions if you’d like to see a certain color or style.

 

Category: About Our Products

Every product’s page gives a recommendation for selecting the correct size.

Also, see our size guidelines at xeroshoes.com/xerofit/.

We understand that ordering shoes online can be hard, especially when the sizing between shoes vary (trust us–we’re working on it!). If you’re still unsure, please email our Customer Happiness team at [email protected].

Also, keep in mind that we offer free domestic exchanges in case you get a size that doesn’t feel right.

 

Category: About Our Products

We find that temperature ratings aren’t very accurate. They vary greatly depending on environmental factors, like humidity and typical weather (a Tennessee snowstorm is quite different from one in Colorado!)

Below is an overview that might help:

Sandals
We hope you don’t have to ask, but in case you do…our sandals will not keep your feet warm.  Add a pair of socks, like ToeSox and you can make it through colder weather. Find some waterproof, insulated socks and you can be one of those people who wears socks all year ’round. Check out what our CEO, Steven Sashen, has done in a Colorado winter

Closed Toe Shoes
Most of our closed-toe shoes are not designed to keep your feet warm. They’ll be just as warm as a traditional closed toe shoe.

Water Resistant Boots and Shoes

The following boots are water resistant, not waterproof. They’ll repel water to a certain degree and keep your feet warm, but they aren’t “trudge through a slushy puddle in the middle of winter” level weatherproof.

If you love the style of one of our water resistant shoes, you can enhance their ability to repel water by adding a waterproof coating, like a Scotch Guard spray or beeswax.

Hana
Mika
Denver

Waterproof Boots

Currently, the Xcursion Fusion hiking boots and Alpine snow boots are our only fully-waterproof options. These shoes are fully waterproof and will keep your feet dry in wet-weather conditions. Bring it on, monsoon!

Category: About Our Products

We design all of our shoes here in Colorado. Xero Shoes are responsibly, ethically, and fairly manufactured in China.

While we would love to manufacture in America, it is literally not possible at this time, in the same way it’s not possible to domestically manufacture the device you’re using to read this answer.

Performance footwear manufacturing moved to Asia in the 70s and shows no likelihood of moving back. Note that some companies that claim “made in America” are still sourcing their materials from overseas (or the US companies from which they buy their materials are doing so).

We visit and work with our factories multiple times per year.  We also have an on-the-ground manufacturing agent who oversees the factories when we’re not there to ensure that conditions are good, workers are treated fairly, and the shoes are made in compliance with all local laws and regulations. The factories we use treat and pay their workers exceptionally well.

Companies much larger than ours use these same factories and have spent millions of dollars on audits to assure themselves and their wholesale partners about the quality and conditions.

 

 

 

Category: About Our Products

Every time we release a shoe for some specific purpose, like the Speed Force for running, we find that people will do just about anything in it – from hiking to slacklining to weightlifting or using as a day to day shoe.

Trust me, we don’t want to stop you. We think it’s super cool when someone sends us a photo of them at the top of a mountain and the shoe that took them there was our casual Hana 😉

That said, if you’re looking for a specific recommendation, check out our shoe finder here, or contact us directly!
Otherwise, below are some of our most commonly worn shoes for specific activities:

Road Running
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Genesis

Trail Running
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
EV Z-Trail

Warm Weather Hiking
DayLite Hiker Fusion
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
Xcursion Fusion
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Naboso Trail

Warm Weather/Beach
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Aqua X Sport
Z-Trek
Z-Trail
Genesis
Jessie
Cloud
Naboso Trail
Cassie

Cold Weather Hiking
Alpine
Xcursion Fusion
DayLite Hiker Fusion (with warm socks)
TerraFlex (ditto about the socks)

Weightlifting/CrossFit/Fitness
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Z-Trek
Genesis

Cold weather
Mika
Denver <!–Ashland—>
Xcursion Fusion
Alpine

Office wear
Cassie
Phoenix
Tari
Denver
Prio All-Day
Hana

Travel
All of our shoes are travel friendly because they’re so lightweight and versatile. But we’ve heard many people say they used just one of these for a whole vacation (depending on where they went)
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Hana
Z-Trail
Z-Trek
TerraFlex
Denver
Mika

Casual wear
Aptos
Hana
Prio All-Day
Jessie
Cassie
Alston
Phoenix
Tari <!–Ashland—>
Denver

 

Category: About Our Products

Email [email protected] if you have a suggestion or request for a specific shoe, color, or size. The more demand we have, the greater our ability to make more shoes (this includes making men’s versions of our women’s shoes and visa versa).

The women’s styles will fit more narrow than the men’s. If you are a man with a narrow foot, then you may be prefer the “women’s” sizes. If you are a woman with a wider foot, then you may want to try the “men’s” styles.

The difference in length between men’s and women’s closed toe shoes is 1.5 sizes.

Below is a size conversion chart:

Men’s
Size
Women’s
Size
6.5 8
7 8.5
7.5 9
8 9.5
8.5 10
9 10.5
9.5 11

 

 

Our sandals, since they come in “whole sizes” only have only a 1 size difference between styles. A men’s 8, for example, would be comparable in length to a women’s 9.

 

Category: About Our Products

Currently, our kids sizes range from 11 to youth 4 (Y4) in the Prio.

From there, a women’s 6 will be a half size larger than the Y4.

That means that if your kid wears a youth 5 or up, they can fit into our women’s sizes.

We’re expanding our kids line this year (stay tuned).

And if you want to recommend a new/different size or style, email [email protected]

Category: About Our Products

We would love to give you personal advice, but we are not doctors and can’t give a specific answer or medical advice.

However, we’ve written a few blog posts about plantar fasciitis that you might find helpful:

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-walking/plantar-fasciitis-and-walking-barefoot/

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running/will-barefoot-running-heal-my-injuries/,

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running-tips/can-cure-plantar-fasciitis-barefoot-running/

As you’ll see in the blog posts above, research shows that strengthening your foot can help with plantar fasciitis.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes is about promoting the benefits (and comfort and FUN) of natural movement, first and foremost. Whenever we can, though, we make vegan-friendly products.

Sometimes we aren’t able to due to the materials needed to construct a shoe that meets the requirements  of jobs that require, say, a leather shoe.

At this time, the only shoes not vegan-friendly are the Alston, Melbourne, leather Hana, leather Phoenix, which are made of leather, as well as the original Mika, which contains a small amount of wool on the collar. We previously had the Coalton (leather) and Pacifica (wool), though we no longer carry those.

 

Category: About Our Products

Yes, all of our shoes and sandals are zero-drop.

That means the heel isn’t higher than the ball of the foot, for proper posture.

Category: About Our Products

Since our soles are flat, with no built-in arch support, they’re probably the best shoe to use if you decide to add an insole.

So you know, though, our shoes are intentionally designed to let your feet bend, flex, and move naturally. Research shows that “supporting” your arch or immobilizing your foot with an orthotic can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

 

Category: About Our Products

We’ve heard from a number of customers who wear CorrectToes with their Xero Shoes.

Most of them are wearing the product with our sandals, but we know of some who wear CorrectToes with our closed-toe shoes also. It will depend, in part, about your foot’s width.

Category: About Our Products

While our shoes are low to the ground for balance and agility, and flexible enough to let your feet bend and move naturally, our shoes are not electrically conductive.

We have heard from some customers who made their Xero Shoes conductive by putting a rivet or grommet through the soles but we do not have any personal experience with this.

Please keep in mind that any alterations to the shoes would not be covered under warranty.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes are designed to let your feet do what’s natural — bend, flex, move and feel the world.

Research shows that “supporting” your arch can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

We want to let your feet be feet… and support you for life.

Category: About Our Products

The more demand we have for particular shoes or colors, the more we’re able to offer.

Email [email protected] with your suggestions if you’d like to see a certain color or style.

 

Category: About Our Products

Every product’s page gives a recommendation for selecting the correct size.

Also, see our size guidelines at xeroshoes.com/xerofit/.

We understand that ordering shoes online can be hard, especially when the sizing between shoes vary (trust us–we’re working on it!). If you’re still unsure, please email our Customer Happiness team at [email protected].

Also, keep in mind that we offer free domestic exchanges in case you get a size that doesn’t feel right.

 

Category: About Our Products

We find that temperature ratings aren’t very accurate. They vary greatly depending on environmental factors, like humidity and typical weather (a Tennessee snowstorm is quite different from one in Colorado!)

Below is an overview that might help:

Sandals
We hope you don’t have to ask, but in case you do…our sandals will not keep your feet warm.  Add a pair of socks, like ToeSox and you can make it through colder weather. Find some waterproof, insulated socks and you can be one of those people who wears socks all year ’round. Check out what our CEO, Steven Sashen, has done in a Colorado winter

Closed Toe Shoes
Most of our closed-toe shoes are not designed to keep your feet warm. They’ll be just as warm as a traditional closed toe shoe.

Water Resistant Boots and Shoes

The following boots are water resistant, not waterproof. They’ll repel water to a certain degree and keep your feet warm, but they aren’t “trudge through a slushy puddle in the middle of winter” level weatherproof.

If you love the style of one of our water resistant shoes, you can enhance their ability to repel water by adding a waterproof coating, like a Scotch Guard spray or beeswax.

Hana
Mika
Denver

Waterproof Boots

Currently, the Xcursion Fusion hiking boots and Alpine snow boots are our only fully-waterproof options. These shoes are fully waterproof and will keep your feet dry in wet-weather conditions. Bring it on, monsoon!

Category: About Our Products

We design all of our shoes here in Colorado. Xero Shoes are responsibly, ethically, and fairly manufactured in China.

While we would love to manufacture in America, it is literally not possible at this time, in the same way it’s not possible to domestically manufacture the device you’re using to read this answer.

Performance footwear manufacturing moved to Asia in the 70s and shows no likelihood of moving back. Note that some companies that claim “made in America” are still sourcing their materials from overseas (or the US companies from which they buy their materials are doing so).

We visit and work with our factories multiple times per year.  We also have an on-the-ground manufacturing agent who oversees the factories when we’re not there to ensure that conditions are good, workers are treated fairly, and the shoes are made in compliance with all local laws and regulations. The factories we use treat and pay their workers exceptionally well.

Companies much larger than ours use these same factories and have spent millions of dollars on audits to assure themselves and their wholesale partners about the quality and conditions.

 

 

 

Category: About Our Products

Every time we release a shoe for some specific purpose, like the Speed Force for running, we find that people will do just about anything in it – from hiking to slacklining to weightlifting or using as a day to day shoe.

Trust me, we don’t want to stop you. We think it’s super cool when someone sends us a photo of them at the top of a mountain and the shoe that took them there was our casual Hana 😉

That said, if you’re looking for a specific recommendation, check out our shoe finder here, or contact us directly!
Otherwise, below are some of our most commonly worn shoes for specific activities:

Road Running
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Genesis

Trail Running
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
EV Z-Trail

Warm Weather Hiking
DayLite Hiker Fusion
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
Xcursion Fusion
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Naboso Trail

Warm Weather/Beach
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Aqua X Sport
Z-Trek
Z-Trail
Genesis
Jessie
Cloud
Naboso Trail
Cassie

Cold Weather Hiking
Alpine
Xcursion Fusion
DayLite Hiker Fusion (with warm socks)
TerraFlex (ditto about the socks)

Weightlifting/CrossFit/Fitness
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Z-Trek
Genesis

Cold weather
Mika
Denver <!–Ashland—>
Xcursion Fusion
Alpine

Office wear
Cassie
Phoenix
Tari
Denver
Prio All-Day
Hana

Travel
All of our shoes are travel friendly because they’re so lightweight and versatile. But we’ve heard many people say they used just one of these for a whole vacation (depending on where they went)
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Hana
Z-Trail
Z-Trek
TerraFlex
Denver
Mika

Casual wear
Aptos
Hana
Prio All-Day
Jessie
Cassie
Alston
Phoenix
Tari <!–Ashland—>
Denver

 

Category: About Our Products

Email [email protected] if you have a suggestion or request for a specific shoe, color, or size. The more demand we have, the greater our ability to make more shoes (this includes making men’s versions of our women’s shoes and visa versa).

The women’s styles will fit more narrow than the men’s. If you are a man with a narrow foot, then you may be prefer the “women’s” sizes. If you are a woman with a wider foot, then you may want to try the “men’s” styles.

The difference in length between men’s and women’s closed toe shoes is 1.5 sizes.

Below is a size conversion chart:

Men’s
Size
Women’s
Size
6.5 8
7 8.5
7.5 9
8 9.5
8.5 10
9 10.5
9.5 11

 

 

Our sandals, since they come in “whole sizes” only have only a 1 size difference between styles. A men’s 8, for example, would be comparable in length to a women’s 9.

 

Category: About Our Products

Currently, our kids sizes range from 11 to youth 4 (Y4) in the Prio.

From there, a women’s 6 will be a half size larger than the Y4.

That means that if your kid wears a youth 5 or up, they can fit into our women’s sizes.

We’re expanding our kids line this year (stay tuned).

And if you want to recommend a new/different size or style, email [email protected]

Category: About Our Products

We would love to give you personal advice, but we are not doctors and can’t give a specific answer or medical advice.

However, we’ve written a few blog posts about plantar fasciitis that you might find helpful:

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-walking/plantar-fasciitis-and-walking-barefoot/

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running/will-barefoot-running-heal-my-injuries/,

https://xeroshoes.com/barefoot-running-tips/can-cure-plantar-fasciitis-barefoot-running/

As you’ll see in the blog posts above, research shows that strengthening your foot can help with plantar fasciitis.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes is about promoting the benefits (and comfort and FUN) of natural movement, first and foremost. Whenever we can, though, we make vegan-friendly products.

Sometimes we aren’t able to due to the materials needed to construct a shoe that meets the requirements  of jobs that require, say, a leather shoe.

At this time, the only shoes not vegan-friendly are the Alston, Melbourne, leather Hana, leather Phoenix, which are made of leather, as well as the original Mika, which contains a small amount of wool on the collar. We previously had the Coalton (leather) and Pacifica (wool), though we no longer carry those.

 

Category: About Our Products

Yes, all of our shoes and sandals are zero-drop.

That means the heel isn’t higher than the ball of the foot, for proper posture.

Category: About Our Products

Since our soles are flat, with no built-in arch support, they’re probably the best shoe to use if you decide to add an insole.

So you know, though, our shoes are intentionally designed to let your feet bend, flex, and move naturally. Research shows that “supporting” your arch or immobilizing your foot with an orthotic can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

 

Category: About Our Products

We’ve heard from a number of customers who wear CorrectToes with their Xero Shoes.

Most of them are wearing the product with our sandals, but we know of some who wear CorrectToes with our closed-toe shoes also. It will depend, in part, about your foot’s width.

Category: About Our Products

While our shoes are low to the ground for balance and agility, and flexible enough to let your feet bend and move naturally, our shoes are not electrically conductive.

We have heard from some customers who made their Xero Shoes conductive by putting a rivet or grommet through the soles but we do not have any personal experience with this.

Please keep in mind that any alterations to the shoes would not be covered under warranty.

 

Category: About Our Products

Xero Shoes are designed to let your feet do what’s natural — bend, flex, move and feel the world.

Research shows that “supporting” your arch can make your foot weaker in as little as a few weeks, while even just walking in a minimalist shoe can improve foot muscle strength.

We want to let your feet be feet… and support you for life.

Category: About Our Products

The more demand we have for particular shoes or colors, the more we’re able to offer.

Email [email protected] with your suggestions if you’d like to see a certain color or style.

 

Category: About Our Products

Every product’s page gives a recommendation for selecting the correct size.

Also, see our size guidelines at xeroshoes.com/xerofit/.

We understand that ordering shoes online can be hard, especially when the sizing between shoes vary (trust us–we’re working on it!). If you’re still unsure, please email our Customer Happiness team at [email protected].

Also, keep in mind that we offer free domestic exchanges in case you get a size that doesn’t feel right.

 

Category: About Our Products

We find that temperature ratings aren’t very accurate. They vary greatly depending on environmental factors, like humidity and typical weather (a Tennessee snowstorm is quite different from one in Colorado!)

Below is an overview that might help:

Sandals
We hope you don’t have to ask, but in case you do…our sandals will not keep your feet warm.  Add a pair of socks, like ToeSox and you can make it through colder weather. Find some waterproof, insulated socks and you can be one of those people who wears socks all year ’round. Check out what our CEO, Steven Sashen, has done in a Colorado winter

Closed Toe Shoes
Most of our closed-toe shoes are not designed to keep your feet warm. They’ll be just as warm as a traditional closed toe shoe.

Water Resistant Boots and Shoes

The following boots are water resistant, not waterproof. They’ll repel water to a certain degree and keep your feet warm, but they aren’t “trudge through a slushy puddle in the middle of winter” level weatherproof.

If you love the style of one of our water resistant shoes, you can enhance their ability to repel water by adding a waterproof coating, like a Scotch Guard spray or beeswax.

Hana
Mika
Denver

Waterproof Boots

Currently, the Xcursion Fusion hiking boots and Alpine snow boots are our only fully-waterproof options. These shoes are fully waterproof and will keep your feet dry in wet-weather conditions. Bring it on, monsoon!

Category: About Our Products

We design all of our shoes here in Colorado. Xero Shoes are responsibly, ethically, and fairly manufactured in China.

While we would love to manufacture in America, it is literally not possible at this time, in the same way it’s not possible to domestically manufacture the device you’re using to read this answer.

Performance footwear manufacturing moved to Asia in the 70s and shows no likelihood of moving back. Note that some companies that claim “made in America” are still sourcing their materials from overseas (or the US companies from which they buy their materials are doing so).

We visit and work with our factories multiple times per year.  We also have an on-the-ground manufacturing agent who oversees the factories when we’re not there to ensure that conditions are good, workers are treated fairly, and the shoes are made in compliance with all local laws and regulations. The factories we use treat and pay their workers exceptionally well.

Companies much larger than ours use these same factories and have spent millions of dollars on audits to assure themselves and their wholesale partners about the quality and conditions.

 

 

 

Category: About Our Products

Every time we release a shoe for some specific purpose, like the Speed Force for running, we find that people will do just about anything in it – from hiking to slacklining to weightlifting or using as a day to day shoe.

Trust me, we don’t want to stop you. We think it’s super cool when someone sends us a photo of them at the top of a mountain and the shoe that took them there was our casual Hana 😉

That said, if you’re looking for a specific recommendation, check out our shoe finder here, or contact us directly!
Otherwise, below are some of our most commonly worn shoes for specific activities:

Road Running
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Genesis

Trail Running
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
EV Z-Trail

Warm Weather Hiking
DayLite Hiker Fusion
TerraFlex
Mesa Trail
Aqua X Sport
Xcursion Fusion
Z-Trek
EV Z-Trail
Cloud
Naboso Trail

Warm Weather/Beach
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Aqua X Sport
Z-Trek
Z-Trail
Genesis
Jessie
Cloud
Naboso Trail
Cassie

Cold Weather Hiking
Alpine
Xcursion Fusion
DayLite Hiker Fusion (with warm socks)
TerraFlex (ditto about the socks)

Weightlifting/CrossFit/Fitness
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
360
Z-Trek
Genesis

Cold weather
Mika
Denver <!–Ashland—>
Xcursion Fusion
Alpine

Office wear
Cassie
Phoenix
Tari
Denver
Prio All-Day
Hana

Travel
All of our shoes are travel friendly because they’re so lightweight and versatile. But we’ve heard many people say they used just one of these for a whole vacation (depending on where they went)
Aptos
Speed Force
HFS
Prio
Hana
Z-Trail
Z-Trek
TerraFlex
Denver
Mika

Casual wear
Aptos
Hana
Prio All-Day
Jessie
Cassie
Alston
Phoenix
Tari <!–Ashland—>
Denver

 

Category: About Our Products

Email [email protected] if you have a suggestion or request for a specific shoe, color, or size. The more demand we have, the greater our ability to make more shoes (this includes making men’s versions of our women’s shoes and visa versa).

The women’s styles will fit more narrow than the men’s. If you are a man with a narrow foot, then you may be prefer the “women’s” sizes. If you are a woman with a wider foot, then you may want to try the “men’s” styles.

The difference in length between men’s and women’s closed toe shoes is 1.5 sizes.

Below is a size conversion chart:

Men’s
Size
Women’s
Size
6.5 8
7 8.5
7.5 9
8 9.5
8.5 10
9 10.5
9.5 11

 

 

Our sandals, since they come in “whole sizes” only have only a 1 size difference between styles. A men’s 8, for example, would be comparable in length to a women’s 9.

 

Category: About Our Products

Currently, our kids sizes range from 11 to youth 4 (Y4) in the Prio.

From there, a women’s 6 will be a half size larger than the Y4.

That means that if your kid wears a youth 5 or up, they can fit into our women’s sizes.

We’re expanding our kids line this year (stay tuned).

And if you want to recommend a new/different size or style, email [email protected]