Z-Trail Men's SIZE GUIDE
It’s easy to find the right Xero Sandal size for you. The Z-Trail fits true to size, so...
Buy the Z-Trail in your usual US 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, UK or JP Size, check out the handy conversion chart below.
NOTE: The Z-Trail has a wider forefoot than ordinary sport sandals. If your feet are particularly narrow, consider the Women's Z-Trail. Just make sure to adjust by 1 size (for example, a men's 8 is the same length as a women's 9).

*Use the handy printable templates below to confirm your size before you buy.

Men's Z-Trail
US Sizes Euro Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes Print Template
6 39 5 24 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
7 40 6 25 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
8 41 7 26 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
9 42 8 27 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
10 43 9 28 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
11 44 10 29 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
12 45 11 30 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
13 46 12 31 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
14 47 13 32 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
15 48 14 33 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template

Note: Be sure to print the templates at Actual Size (100% Scale) and verify with a ruler after printing.

Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.

Z-Trail - the Ultimate Trail-Friendly Sandal - Men's

The perfect combination of protection, comfort, light weight, natural flexibility, durability, versatility and affordability.

Adventure Everywhere

The Z-Trail fits true to size.

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Product Description

Z-Trail sport sandal by Xero Shoes
The Z-Trail gives you an unparalleled combination of:

  • Protection
  • Comfort
  • Light Weight
  • Flexibility
  • Durability
  • Versatility
  • and Affordability

What can you do in your Z-Trail sandals? 

  • At the end of a day of hiking, pull off your heavy, stiff, boots and slip into the freedom, comfort, and flexibility of the Z-Trail… they’re so light you’ll barely notice them on your feet (and will barely tell they were in your bag!).
  • Enjoy a run, on trails or roads, with the right amount of protection, and lightweight flexibility that’ll make you feel like you’re practically barefoot.
  • Yoga class? Well, the grippy soles make the Z-Trail like having a yoga mat on your feet all the time. Do your own class anywhere you are!
  • Head downstream… whether you’re in a canoe, a kayak, or a raft, the Z-Trail holds comfortably on your feet, and they float!
  • Take a walk — anywhere you like, from a mountain trail to an urban jungle. The comfort of the Z-Trail will surprise you.

What makes the Z-Trail special is the 3-layer FeelLite™ sole.

Z-Trail FeelLite sport sandal sole

  • The bottom has our FeelTrue® rubber for great grip and abrasion resistance.
  • The middle layer of TrailFoam™ provides an incredible amount of force absorption and protection.
  • Then, the top BareFoam™ layer adds a perfect amount of comfort.
  • And the FeelLite™ sole still maintains enough flexibility to allow for natural movement and ground-feel.

What’s the difference between the Z-Trek and Z-Trail?

Trek-versus-Trail-Roll

That’s the Z-Trek on the left, and the Z-Trail on the right. You can see that the Z-Trail is crazy flexible, but not quite as much as the Z-Trek.

I like to think that the Z-Trail is about protection and comfort first, and the Z-Trek is about connection first.

If I’ve been wearing my Z-Trails around for a while, enjoying the comfort, when I then put on the Z-Trek, I think, “Oh, right, I can FEEL things again!” So I go back and forth between them, depending on how much I want to feel.

Let’s talk about weight! This is maybe the best part.

The Z-Trail is about 20% lighter than the Z-Trek. But that’s nothing. Let’s compare the Z-Trail to a traditional sport sandal:

Xero Shoes Umara Z-Trail versus Other Sport Sandals
The reviews for the Z-Trail have been AMAZING. Pretty much everyone says that they’re the best sandal they’ve worn.

Check out these reviews (and then click the REVIEWS tab, above to see more!):

Xero Shoes Z-Trail Sport Sandal Review

Z Trail Sport Sandal Review by Dr. Isaac Jones

Xero Shoes Z Trail sandal in action - Alex Hill

XeroShoes Z-Trail review

Xero Shoes Z Trail Review

 More reasons you’ll love your Z-Trail sandals:

  • Super-comfortable tubular webbing — no hard edges.
  • Adjustable Z-pattern — get the right tension across your foot, over your foot, and behind your heel.
  • Three color combinations.
  • 10mm (~3/8″) FeelLite™ outsole protects you from unpleasant surfaces while still providing great ground-feel.
  • Elegant contour surrounds your foot but doesn’t add unnecessary support.
  • Super lightweight — a Men’s size 9 sandal averages 5.4 ounces each.
  • “Zero-Drop” — your heel isn’t elevated; your feet are anatomically correct.
  • Rust-proof nylon hardware.
  • 100% Vegan-friendly.
  • Ready to wear — the lacing is already done for you. Just slide in your foot and go.
  • Heel cup — keeps your heel in place, helps keep out debris.
  • 5,000-mile sole warranty! Wear out your Z-Trail soles in under 5,000 miles and we’ll replace them for a nominal cost (details here).

 

Z-Trail Men’s SIZE GUIDE
It’s easy to find the right Xero Sandal size for you. The Z-Trail fits true to size, so…
Buy the Z-Trail in your usual US 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, UK or JP Size, check out the handy conversion chart below.
NOTE: The Z-Trail has a wider forefoot than ordinary sport sandals. If your feet are particularly narrow, consider the Women’s Z-Trail. Just make sure to adjust by 1 size (for example, a men’s 8 is the same length as a women’s 9).

*Use the handy printable templates below to confirm your size before you buy.

How to get the perfect fit for Xero Shoes Barefoot and Minimalist Sandals

Men’s Z-Trail
US Sizes Euro Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes Print Template
6 39 5 24 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
7 40 6 25 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
8 41 7 26 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
9 42 8 27 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
10 43 9 28 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
11 44 10 29 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
12 45 11 30 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
13 46 12 31 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
14 47 13 32 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
15 48 14 33 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template

Note: Be sure to print the templates at Actual Size (100% Scale) and verify with a ruler after printing.

Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.
Categories: Coalton, Sizing

Sizing, as you’ve probably experienced, is different between brands. You may wear a 9 from one company and then anything between an 8 and 10 from another company.

Luckily, if the size you get is incorrect, we do have a free exchange policy.

The Coalton fits true-to-size for most, and 1/2 size small for others. If you think you’re close to a larger size, go up 1/2 from your usual size.

If you already have a pair of Prio, the Coalton fits similarly. If you have the Hana or Lena, you’ll probably want to go up 1/2 a size because of the difference in performance vs. casual shoes.

If you plan to wear thick socks with the Coalton, you may want to add 1/2 a size to accommodate that.
We have sizing guidelines on this page and our main sizing page but keep in mind that these are “guidelines.” People like their shoes to fit differently — some like their toes right up at the edge, others like to have 1/4″-1/2″ of extra space in front of their toes.

Using the guidelines we give, again, if you’re really close to the next 1/2 size up, we’d recommend starting with that.

Did I mention our exchange policy? 😉

Categories: DLH, Sizing

Sizing, as you’ve probably experienced, is different between brands. You may wear a 9 from one company and then anything between an 8 and 10 from another company.

Luckily, if the size you get is incorrect, we do have a free exchange policy.

The Daylite Hiker runs small. We recommend choosing 1 full size larger than your usual size.

If you already have a pair of Prio, the DayLite Hiker fits similarly. If you have the Hana or Lena, you’ll probably want to go up 1/2 a size because of the difference in performance vs. casual shoes.

If you plan to wear thick socks with the DayLite Hiker, you may want to add 1/2 a size to accommodate that.
We have sizing guidelines on this page and our main sizing page but keep in mind that these are “guidelines.” People like their shoes to fit differently — some like their toes right up at the edge, others like to have 1/4″-1/2″ of extra space in front of their toes.

Using the guidelines we give, again, if you’re really close to the next 1/2 size up, we’d recommend starting with that.

Did I mention our exchange policy? 😉

Categories: Hana, Sizing

Shoe sizing, especially online, is not a perfect process. That’s why we have a free exchange policy.
We have sizing instructions at the bottom of the product description for the Hana.
The Hana fits “true-to-size” or a TINY bit small. So you’ll probably be okay selecting your “usual” shoe size. If you think you’re “between sizes,” go up a 1/2 size.

Also, the Hana is wider than conventional shoes. The canvas upper can stretch to become a bit wider.
Keep in mind, though, that because the foot is three-dimensional, any two-dimensional measuring tool, such as a ruler or Brannock device®, can only approximate your true shoe size. Manufacturers model their shoes on different foot shapes, which is why you might be an 8 in one brand and a 9 in another.
Sizing for a shoe is different than a sandal, so if you own one of our sandals, that doesn’t mean you’ll pick the same size in the Hana.

If your foot is really narrow, you may want to check out the Lena.

Categories: Lena, Sizing

Shoe sizing, especially online, is not a perfect process. That’s why we have a free exchange policy.
We have sizing instructions at the bottom of the product description for the Lena.

The Lena fits “true-to-size” or a TINY bit small. So you’ll probably be okay selecting your “usual” shoe size. If you think you’re “between sizes,” go up a 1/2 size.

Also, the Lena is wider than conventional shoes. Some people have experienced stretching in the canvas upper to slightly wider.
Keep in mind, though, that because the foot is three-dimensional, any two-dimensional measuring tool, such as a ruler or Brannock device®, can only approximate your true shoe size. Manufacturers model their shoes on different foot shapes, which is why you might be an 8 in one brand and a 9 in another.

Sizing for a shoe is different than a sandal, so if you own one of our sandals, that doesn’t mean you’ll pick the same size in the Lena.

If your foot is bigger than the Lena, check out the Hana instead.

Categories: Sizing, Z-Trail

Use the templates that are linked on this page (next to where you select the size, and in the product description).

NOTE: Please measure your foot and/or use the templates. Sandal size is very often different than shoe size.

Also, if you have the Z-Trek, you may need a different size in the Z-Trail. The Z-Trek is a TINY bit longer than the Z-Trail, so if your toes come close to the edge in your Z-Treks, you may want to up one size for the Z-Trail.

Categories: Sizing, Z-Trek

Use the templates that are linked on this page (next to where you select the size, and in the product description).

NOTE: Please measure your foot and/or use the templates. Sandal size is very often different than shoe size.

Categories: Sizing, Z-Trek

There are 54 different foot shapes. And no product will fit everyone perfectly.

If you’re not sure you have the right size, drop us an email with some photos (top, side, back) and we’ll give you our opinion.

If you have the right size but the Z-Trek shape doesn’t quite match your foot… CUT IT! That’s right, you can trim the Z-Trek with a good pair of kitchen scissors. To finish the edge cleanly, try some sandpaper. Don’t cut off too much, too soon, though. Take off just a bit, and then see how you did. Remember, you can’t UN-cut.

If you’re a man with a very narrow foot, you may be better in the “women’s” style. Conversely, women with very wide feet, or over a size 10, should check the sizing for he “men’s” products.

Categories: Coalton, Sizing

Sizing, as you’ve probably experienced, is different between brands. You may wear a 9 from one company and then anything between an 8 and 10 from another company.

Luckily, if the size you get is incorrect, we do have a free exchange policy.

The Coalton fits true-to-size for most, and 1/2 size small for others. If you think you’re close to a larger size, go up 1/2 from your usual size.

If you already have a pair of Prio, the Coalton fits similarly. If you have the Hana or Lena, you’ll probably want to go up 1/2 a size because of the difference in performance vs. casual shoes.

If you plan to wear thick socks with the Coalton, you may want to add 1/2 a size to accommodate that.
We have sizing guidelines on this page and our main sizing page but keep in mind that these are “guidelines.” People like their shoes to fit differently — some like their toes right up at the edge, others like to have 1/4″-1/2″ of extra space in front of their toes.

Using the guidelines we give, again, if you’re really close to the next 1/2 size up, we’d recommend starting with that.

Did I mention our exchange policy? 😉

Categories: DLH, Sizing

Sizing, as you’ve probably experienced, is different between brands. You may wear a 9 from one company and then anything between an 8 and 10 from another company.

Luckily, if the size you get is incorrect, we do have a free exchange policy.

The Daylite Hiker runs small. We recommend choosing 1 full size larger than your usual size.

If you already have a pair of Prio, the DayLite Hiker fits similarly. If you have the Hana or Lena, you’ll probably want to go up 1/2 a size because of the difference in performance vs. casual shoes.

If you plan to wear thick socks with the DayLite Hiker, you may want to add 1/2 a size to accommodate that.
We have sizing guidelines on this page and our main sizing page but keep in mind that these are “guidelines.” People like their shoes to fit differently — some like their toes right up at the edge, others like to have 1/4″-1/2″ of extra space in front of their toes.

Using the guidelines we give, again, if you’re really close to the next 1/2 size up, we’d recommend starting with that.

Did I mention our exchange policy? 😉

Categories: Hana, Sizing

Shoe sizing, especially online, is not a perfect process. That’s why we have a free exchange policy.
We have sizing instructions at the bottom of the product description for the Hana.
The Hana fits “true-to-size” or a TINY bit small. So you’ll probably be okay selecting your “usual” shoe size. If you think you’re “between sizes,” go up a 1/2 size.

Also, the Hana is wider than conventional shoes. The canvas upper can stretch to become a bit wider.
Keep in mind, though, that because the foot is three-dimensional, any two-dimensional measuring tool, such as a ruler or Brannock device®, can only approximate your true shoe size. Manufacturers model their shoes on different foot shapes, which is why you might be an 8 in one brand and a 9 in another.
Sizing for a shoe is different than a sandal, so if you own one of our sandals, that doesn’t mean you’ll pick the same size in the Hana.

If your foot is really narrow, you may want to check out the Lena.

Categories: Lena, Sizing

Shoe sizing, especially online, is not a perfect process. That’s why we have a free exchange policy.
We have sizing instructions at the bottom of the product description for the Lena.

The Lena fits “true-to-size” or a TINY bit small. So you’ll probably be okay selecting your “usual” shoe size. If you think you’re “between sizes,” go up a 1/2 size.

Also, the Lena is wider than conventional shoes. Some people have experienced stretching in the canvas upper to slightly wider.
Keep in mind, though, that because the foot is three-dimensional, any two-dimensional measuring tool, such as a ruler or Brannock device®, can only approximate your true shoe size. Manufacturers model their shoes on different foot shapes, which is why you might be an 8 in one brand and a 9 in another.

Sizing for a shoe is different than a sandal, so if you own one of our sandals, that doesn’t mean you’ll pick the same size in the Lena.

If your foot is bigger than the Lena, check out the Hana instead.

Categories: Sizing, Z-Trail

Use the templates that are linked on this page (next to where you select the size, and in the product description).

NOTE: Please measure your foot and/or use the templates. Sandal size is very often different than shoe size.

Also, if you have the Z-Trek, you may need a different size in the Z-Trail. The Z-Trek is a TINY bit longer than the Z-Trail, so if your toes come close to the edge in your Z-Treks, you may want to up one size for the Z-Trail.

Categories: Sizing, Z-Trek

Use the templates that are linked on this page (next to where you select the size, and in the product description).

NOTE: Please measure your foot and/or use the templates. Sandal size is very often different than shoe size.

Categories: Sizing, Z-Trek

There are 54 different foot shapes. And no product will fit everyone perfectly.

If you’re not sure you have the right size, drop us an email with some photos (top, side, back) and we’ll give you our opinion.

If you have the right size but the Z-Trek shape doesn’t quite match your foot… CUT IT! That’s right, you can trim the Z-Trek with a good pair of kitchen scissors. To finish the edge cleanly, try some sandpaper. Don’t cut off too much, too soon, though. Take off just a bit, and then see how you did. Remember, you can’t UN-cut.

If you’re a man with a very narrow foot, you may be better in the “women’s” style. Conversely, women with very wide feet, or over a size 10, should check the sizing for he “men’s” products.

Caring for your Z-Trail Sandals

Because of the TrailFoam™ in the Z-Trail, these need a bit of extra attention. Do not leave Z-Trail in hot cars or exposed to intense or direct sunlight. This could cause the TrailFoam™ to deform and is not covered by our warranty.

To clean your Z-Trail sandals, hand wash with warm water, mild soap and allow them to air dry (away from direct sunlight).

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LB
05/17/2021
Louis B.
US US

Super Light Ch*co killers

This is my 2nd pair of Xero sandals and I also have a pair of Lenas. I love them all! I had a pair of Ch*cos for 17 years, but I've officially converted. Super lightweight, great ground-feel. There's more foot protection from these compared to the Z-Treks, so they're slightly more rigid, which is good to keep from dragging the toes. They're surprisingly lighter weight than the Treks and more durable. I forget that I have any of them on.

AM
05/03/2021
Allen M.
US US

Buy them

Comfy. Great fit. Order them before they are gone.

VK
04/26/2021
verena k.
US US

a classic allrounder

I received these a few weeks ago, and they are already one of my favorite pair of shoes. I wear them with socks when it is cold and without as soon as possible. Would recommend!

AL
09/07/2020
Alva L.
United States United States

backed into barefoot sandals almost by accident

I started wearing sandals 24/7 as a result of advice from a foot doctor. I had an injured toe that got infected, and the doctor advised me to lay off of shoes for the time being. I bought my Xero x-trails not because I had any intent of barefoot running or trail running, but rather, because they were really good sandals! After I bought them, I realized that they -- and the general practice of barefoot running -- might be the clue I need to run without pain. As a result of reading "Born to Run", and starting with 1/2 mile jogs, I am now up to 1.5 mile runs without pain. This is the first time in 30 years that I have actually felt like running.

JD
07/23/2020
Johnathan D.
US US

I was a bit skeptical buying a sandal at that price but after 3 months of wearing them all my other shoes hurt my feet so It looks like I'm just going to have to start a xero shoe colection

JS
07/13/2020
Julie S.
US US

My go-to young mom shoe. WIDE foot babe 🙂

To be honest, I'm not running down trails or trodding through streams in these shoes. I'm running after toddlers in grocery stores and looking swauve while pushing an entire cart of children at Costco. Great for wide feet 🙂

Xero Shoes Z-Trail - Men (Clearance) Review
KC
06/30/2020
Kevin C.
US US

Great Sandal

I haven't been able to put these sandals through their paces in camp yet. However, I use them everyday to walk my dog. We walk just over a mile every night and they outperform any sandal I've used previously.

TA
06/29/2020
Tyler A.
US US

Great Trail Sandal

Love how comfortable it is!

MP
06/29/2020
Michael P.
US US

Z-trail

I like these I had a stroke so I haven’t been able to use them much but I really like the way they fit and feel on my feet.

DG
06/04/2020
Dane G.
US US

Great shoes

Fit great, straps work, and they're minimal shoes, which I use all the time.