Ridgeway - Retro-Inspired Waterproof Hiker

We recommend ordering your usual size.

FREE EXCHANGES: Most people find our size recommendation gives them a proper fit, but just in case, we have a free exchange program for all US orders.
*If you normally buy a Euro or UK Size, check out the handy conversion charts below.

Men's Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes
6.5 39.5 5.5
7 40 6
7.5 40.5 6.5
8 41 7
8.5 41.5 7.5
9 42 8
9.5 42.5 8.5
10 43 9
10.5 43.5 9.5
11 44 10
11.5 44.5 10.5
12 45 11
12.5 45.5 11.5
13 46 12
14 47 13
15 48 14

Women's Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes
5 35.5 3.5
5.5 36 4
6 36.5 4.5
6.5 37 5
7 37.5 5.5
7.5 38 6
8 38.5 6.5
8.5 39 7
9 39.5 7.5
9.5 40 8
10 40.5 8.5
10.5 41 9
11 41.5 9.5
11.5 42 10
12 42.5 10.5
Any questions? Contact the Customer Happiness Team, call us at 303 447 3100, or send us an email. We’re here to help.

Ridgeway - Retro-Inspired Waterproof Hiker

$139.99

Ultra Lightweight Stylish Hiking Boot

We recommend your usual size.
  • 5,000 mile sole warrantySole warranty
  • Over 71,000 5 star reviews!71,000+ 5-star reviews!
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Product Description

“I hated the way hiking boots looked and felt… until I found these. My feet stay protected, and I LOVE the style.”
– Ed M.

RIDGEWAY – Look Good On and Off the Trail

Combine the allure of retro style with cutting-edge barefoot-friendly technology, and you get the Ridgeway – a hiking boot with a rugged canvas upper with suede accents. It’s ready to conquer technical trails with friends and comfortable enough to enjoy a beer afterward.

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Your Wet Weather Companion

The Ridgeway is not just stylish and comfortable; it’s also waterproof, with a fully seam-sealed inner bootie, gusseted tongue, and waterproof membrane.

A “Midsole Illusion”

It might look like the Ridgeway has a thick midsole. Actually, we took our embedded TrailFoam layer (that evens out the bumps) and wrapped it around the upper giving the illusion of thickness. You’ll still enjoy the flexibility and natural movement you expect from Xero Shoes.

Grippy and Lightweight

Confidently navigate the terrain with an aggressive trail-ready lugged outsole.

At just 13 oz. (M9), the Ridgeway is lighter than most technical boots, but even lighter than many running shoes.

Embrace brisk mountain mornings, wet trails, or cozy evenings by the fire with the confidence that your Ridgeway boots have your back.

 

WE MAKE HIKING SHOES SO COMFORTABLE, YOU’LL FORGET THEY’RE EVEN ON.

If your feet don’t feel as good at the end of the day as they did in the beginning, you haven’t tried the Ridgeway.

Life-changing comfort and superior performance come from letting your feet do what’s natural – bend, move, flex and feel.

All Xero Shoes feature a wider, foot-shaped toe box that lets your toes spread and relax, a non-elevated “zero drop” heel for proper posture, low-to-the-ground design for perfect balance and agility, and a flexible sole that gives you “just right” protection so you can bend, move, flex, and Live Life Feet First!

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SIZE GUIDE

We recommend ordering your regular size.

FREE EXCHANGES: Most people find our size recommendation gives them a proper fit, but just in case, we have a free exchange program for all US orders.
*If you normally buy a Euro or UK Size, check out the handy conversion charts below.

Women’s Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes
5 35.5 3.5
5.5 36 4
6 36.5 4.5
6.5 37 5
7 37.5 5.5
7.5 38 6
8 38.5 6.5
8.5 39 7
9 39.5 7.5
9.5 40 8
10 40.5 8.5
10.5 41 9
11 41.5 9.5
11.5 42 10
12 42.5 10.5

Men’s Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes
6.5 39.5 5.5
7 40 6
7.5 40.5 6.5
8 41 7
8.5 41.5 7.5
9 42 8
9.5 42.5 8.5
10 43 9
10.5 43.5 9.5
11 44 10
11.5 44.5 10.5
12 45 11
12.5 45.5 11.5
13 46 12
14 47 13
15 48 14
Any questions? Contact the Customer Happiness Team, we’re here to help!

Caring for your Xero Shoes

To clean your Xero Shoes, hand wash with warm water, mild soap and allow them to air dry. We do not recommend putting them in the washing machine or dryer.

We do! We’ve sold Xero Shoes to people in more than 85 countries around the world.
We use the US Postal service to send our shipments. The cost to ship will depend on the weight of the package and the delivery speed you select; several options will be provided at checkout.

All domestic shipments come with tracking. Limited tracking is available for some first class international shipments depending on the country, and full tracking is available with all Priority Express and Express International shipments.

Though almost all of our international orders arrive without incident, we strongly advise you to select Priority Express International or Express International if you live in a country with a less reliable postal service, including (but not limited to) India, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and Indonesia. We cannot guarantee delivery of packages shipped using First Class International.

International delivery can take anywhere from 3 days to 8 weeks depending on how long your order spends in customs at the border.

Please note that some countries do require the payment of import duties for international shipments above a certain value. We advise you to know the import regulations of your country and understand that you will be responsible for payment of any duties and fees imposed by your government at the border.

All packages will be marked as merchandise; as a commercial shipper, we are not able to mark a package as a gift (if you’re giving Xero Shoes as a gift, that’s not the same as us sending a gift).
Also, check our Stores page. There may be a Xero Shoes dealer closer to you.

After you purchase a gift certificate, you’ll be able to enter an email address for the recipient.

You could email it to yourself and forward it at a later time if you like.

You can also take the Gift Certificate code and send it to the recipient.

Please go to Xero Shoes Return Policy page to learn about our 45-day return policy.

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DA
06/04/2024
Debra A.
US US

Great Boots but Waterproof is an issue

The boots started out as being waterproof and then after 5 or 6 times wearing the boots the waterproofing failed. So sad because they are really good boots.

J
06/03/2024
Jen
United States United States

Disappointed

I received these as a birthday present as I needed new boots for hunting season and I have a lot of xero shoes that I love wearing all the time. But these were the biggest disappointment they were far from waterproof. My feet were absolutely soaked the entire time. I will definitely be looking at other companies for waterproof barefoot boots, because these are not it.

06/04/2024

Xero Shoes

Thank you for sharing your experience, and we're sorry to hear that the boots did not meet your expectations, especially given your previous positive experiences with Xero Shoes. We understand how important it is to have reliable, waterproof boots for hunting season. Please reach out to our customer happiness team so we can address your concerns and discuss possible solutions, such as an exchange or refund. Your feedback is crucial as we strive to improve our products and ensure they meet our customers' needs.

A Xero Shoes Customer
JP
06/03/2024
Jonathan P.
CA CA

Perfect all-weather "barefoot" hiking boot

I've tried a number of different boots from various brands in the search for a barefoot boot that meets all my needs. Chief among my needs are waterproofing, long-term comfort, weight and ground feel. I hiked up Mount Marcy (Adirondacks) in these, in November, and saw all sorts of weather including rain, snow and ice. I stayed warm and dry the whole time. I've also hiked in New Zealand in the summer and they breath and don't make my feet too hot. They're lightweight and don't tire my legs out after hours of hiking. Absolutely everything I was looking for. I love them.

06/04/2024

Xero Shoes

Thank you for sharing your experience with your Xero Shoes boots! We're thrilled to hear that they've met all your needs and performed exceptionally well during your hikes in various weather conditions, from the Adirondacks to New Zealand. It's fantastic to know that they kept you warm and dry in cold and wet environments while also providing breathability and comfort in warmer weather. We're glad that our boots are lightweight and help prevent fatigue, allowing you to hike for hours without tiring your legs out. Your satisfaction and positive feedback mean a lot to us, and we're delighted that our boots have exceeded your expectations. If you have any further questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you for choosing Xero Shoes, and we wish you many more enjoyable adventures in your boots!

MN
05/25/2024
Michael N.
US US

Wore them for vacation

No break in. Insert provides just a touch of padding so as long as your not heel landing there good for beginners and heavy people(I’m north of 300). I have owned 4 different styles from Xero shoes and this is the most comfortable by, beats all minimalist shoes I own.

JJ
05/24/2024
Joseph J.
US US

Amazing

I use them for my work boots. Couldn’t be happier with them. Climbing in and out of a semi truck 50 times a day and getting a decent amount of steps in. I don’t just clomp around unaware of where and how a place my feet. I move thoughtfully and deliberately and it feels amazing.