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 61,000 5 star reviews!61,000+ 5-star reviews!
  • Natural Fit, Feel and MotionNatural feel

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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.

Customer Reviews
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JD
02/28/2024
Jesse D.
US US

Excellent, however.

I'm I've had a pair of these before and they were awesome and everything I wanted then to be. However my second pair I didn't even have them a day and the finger loop on the heel broke. Not sure if it's worth marketing a fuss over but I was kinda bummed.

02/28/2024

Xero Shoes

We're truly sorry to hear about the issue you encountered with the finger loop on the heel of your new pair of shoes. We understand how disappointing it can be to experience a problem so soon after receiving your purchase, especially when you've had a positive experience with our shoes in the past. While this situation may seem minor, your satisfaction is incredibly important to us, and we want to ensure that you receive the quality product you deserve. Please don't hesitate to contact our customer happiness team so we can assist you further. We're here to make things right and address any concerns you may have. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we appreciate your continued support.

A Xero Shoes Customer
BS
02/21/2024
Burak S.
US US

Excellent boots

These are very comfortable, warm and have great stability and support. I purchased these boots to go rucking in the cold winter nights, and they are awesome for that and more. Comfortable right out of the box, no break in was needed; didn't get a single blister as I wore them through a long walk after wearing them inside for maybe an hour max. Highly recommended. Needed to get half a size over my usual Xero size, as they were slightly too short.

02/27/2024

Xero Shoes

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you find our boots very comfortable, warm, and supportive and that they've been great for your rucking activities during cold winter nights. It's fantastic to hear that they were comfortable right out of the box and that you didn't experience blisters, even during a long walk. We appreciate your feedback regarding sizing and are glad that you found the half size up to be the right fit for you. If you have any further questions or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to ensure you continue to have a great experience with our products. Thank you for choosing Xero Shoes, and happy rucking!

A Xero Shoes Customer
TR
02/18/2024
Tom R.
US US

What is this barefoot hiker doing with hiking boots?

I love these! The sole is a little stiffer than my dillons and has some tread. They are warm and waterproof, good for those icky days when you rather not be barefoot. Typical xero features like flat heel, wide fit, space for toes to move. Will I wear them hiking? Probably not 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m74x2mBb18U

02/21/2024

Xero Shoes

It's fantastic to hear that you're loving your new shoes! The stiffer sole and added tread, compared to your Dillons, sound like great features for those days when you need extra protection from the elements. The warmth and waterproofing make them ideal for wearing on less-than-ideal days while still enjoying the benefits of Xero Shoes, such as the flat heel, wide fit, and ample space for toe movement. While they may not be your go-to choice for hiking, it's wonderful to have a versatile pair of shoes that can handle various conditions. If you ever have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Enjoy your Xero Shoes!

A Xero Shoes Customer
SD
02/16/2024
Scott D.
US US

All weather perfect hiker

When the quality is good, it is a perfect all weather hiker. I have loved the shoes but needed something waterproof and this was perfect. Keep up the good work can't wait to slip back in to my sandals.

Xero Shoes Ridgeway - Men Review
IY
02/15/2024
Igbino Y.
US US

Recent Purchase

I am thoroughly impressed with my Xero Shoes purchase! The quality of these minimalist shoes is exceptional, surpassing my expectations. The attention to detail in the craftsmanship is evident, and the materials used are not only durable but also environmentally friendly. The sizing was spot-on, providing a perfect fit that felt like a custom-made pair. The comfort level is unparalleled, allowing for a natural and unrestricted feel while walking or running. The minimalist design doesn't compromise on support, and the soles offer just the right amount of flexibility and protection. Whether I'm hiking or simply strolling around, my Xero Shoes deliver a fantastic combination of quality, sizing precision, and comfort that makes every step a joy. I highly recommend them to anyone in search of a reliable and comfortable minimalist shoe option.