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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2024: Best Shoes for Dad

With Father’s Day coming up fast, you may be searching high and low for a gift that will bring a smile to the face of the dad in your life.

It’s safe to say that most dads….

  1. Appreciate comfort
  2. Will wear their favorite comfortable things… and keeping on wearing them until they wear out.

A foot-friendly, durable pair of barefoot shoes fits the bill on both counts.

No matter what activities he loves doing, your dad will enjoy doing them even more when he’s wearing a pair of naturally comfortable shoes. And he’ll appreciate his feet feeling as good at the end of the day as they did at the start.

As for wearing them out? He’ll be able to wear his Xero Shoes day in and day out for a long time before that happens. Xero Shoes are built to last — we even back our soles with a 5,000-mile sole warranty.

Really, the question is, which pair of Xero Shoes is the one your dad will love most?

Use this guide to match up the dads you care about with the perfect pair of shoes. (Not sure of his size? Just send him this article, plus a Xero Shoes eGift Card.)

It’s soft, cozy, and so light it feels like it’s barely there – the ideal vibe for making a relaxed meal on the patio. 

But just as importantly, it’s also the easiest shoe to take on and off when your dad is making trips between the kitchen and the grill. He can pull the back of the shoe up over his heel like a regular shoe or slipper. Or, just step right on the back and slide in.

“These are my go-to everyday shoes for traveling, walking the dog, grocery shopping. Has helped improve my posture and balance as well! – Nikhil M.

Prio Neo: For Working Out and Living In

The Prio Neo is the go-to for men who don’t just work out in their athletic shoes. They live in them all day, every day… and they want to look good at the gym and anywhere else they go. 

Your dad will appreciate the low-to-the-ground build and grip for running or lifting, and the instep straps for lateral stability in any sport. The lightweight design and flexible, foot-shaped sole will help his feet feel as good at the end of the day as they did at the start

The sleek design and multiple color options means he’ll look great at the gym, when he’s out for a bite at the local bistro, or for whatever else he gets up to.  

And for whatever else he wants or needs to do… there’s a Prio for that, too.

“I feel like Superman because it feels like I’m walking on air in my new Xero Prio Neo shoes…” – Stef D.

Scrambler Mid II: Ultra-Like Hiker with a Michelin Fiber Lite® Sole

If getting out in the elements, hiking in the hills, or strapping on a backpack is how your dad likes to spend his free time, he’ll enjoy every step more in the ultra-light  Scrambler Mid II.

Xero Shoes’ collaborated with Michelin, the car and bike tire company, to create the  Michelin Fiber Lite® sole. Your dad will enjoy mountain bike-inspired grip without sacrificing flexibility. The abrasion-resistant mesh upper keeps out trail debris while letting cool air in. 

He’ll love how light he feels in these. At just 11.7 oz. per shoe (M9), a pair weigh less than just one single boot from most other companies.

“Very comfortable and lightweight. I wear them everyday for work, home and outdoors. I am someone who absolutely despises wearing shoes. I am usually barefoot if I can be, but these are almost like I’m not wearing shoes at all and that is fantastic!.” – Brian B.

Kona: A Beach-Style Slip-On

If your dad’s idea of the perfect day is relaxing by the pool or strolling along the beach, the Kona is just what he needs. 

When he slips into the Kona, he’ll instantly feel the essence of the Hawaiian beach it’s named after. With moccasin-inspired construction, this slip-on gives him a “barely there” feel in with an effortlessly casual look. 

“These are lightweight, breathable, and easy to get on and off. I wear them inside and outside the house. They are my summer slippers that can also be my summer casual shoes.” – Benjamin H.

Glenn: Work-Friendly Leather Style

Glenn Brown

This fashionable Oxford-style shoe dresses up to go with a suit, but also looks great paired with jeans. The nubuck leather molds to your dad’s foot, creating a slipper-like fit for wherever his day takes him.

The Glenn is so lightweight, your dad may forget he’s wearing them. Available in three classic colors, there’s a perfect option for the man on your list. 

“These are absolutely perfect! And they look great for nice events. Very comfy and roomy.” – Aaron T.

Naturally comfortable shoes for every season, activity… and every man

Don’t see the perfect fit here? Explore our entire selection of men’s barefoot shoes, boots, and sandals available in different styles, colors and sizes to find even more options for the men on your Father’s Day gift list.

Not comfortable picking shoes for him?

Give him a Xero Shoes eGift Card to let him find his perfect fit.


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Warranty Info

When people ask, “How long will my Xero Shoes last?” we say, “We don’t know, but it’s going to be a long, long time!”

That’s why we offer this 5,000 mile sole warranty.

If you wear your FeelTrue® outsoles (or FeelTrue® section of Z-Trail) down to less than 1mm thick at the ball or heel of the foot (not an edge), we’ll replace them with the same product for the following price:

60% off MSRP (full, non-sale, listed, retail price) for the product, plus shipping.

We also offer a 24 Month Manufacturing Warranty, which covers defects and flaws that may happen in the first two years. We will offer a free replacement for orders that qualify.

If you have a manufacturing concern, please email our Customer Service team at [email protected] and include a photo of the issue with your current shipping address. For closed toed shoes, please include another photo with the tongue tag.

Our "You'll Love 'em" Guarantee

If you've changed your mind within 45 days of purchase, simply return your items for a full refund (including shipping, if applicable) or exchange them for a different size.

This special offer only applies to domestic orders made between January 26, 2022 and February 09, 2022.

Although we'll accept worn shoes, we'd kindly ask you to return them in new condition if possible!