Cloud SIZE GUIDE
It’s easy to find the right Xero Sandal size for you. The Cloud fits true to size, so...
Buy the Cloud 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 Cloud is a unisex style, so for example a men's 8 is the same exact sandal as a women's 9.

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

Cloud (unisex sizing)
Men's Size Women's Size Print Template
5 6 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
6 7 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
7 8 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
8 9 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
9 10 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
10 11 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
11 12 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
12 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
13 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
14 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.

How to adjust your Cloud for a perfect fit

Follow these simple video instructions to get the "just right" tension.
Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.
 

Cloud – Men’s Barefoot Sandal

$49.99

The freedom of natural barefoot movement, with a whisper of comfort.

Feel the Freedom. Feel the Fun. Feel the World!®

The Cloud fits true to size.
 
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Product Description

NOTE: Red and Mint Clouds are discounted to $19.99. If you don’t see the size/color combination you would like, it is sold out. Make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter to hear when we get more inventory.

“The most comfortable, versatile barefoot sandal your feet will ever love.”

We’ve taken our ready-to-wear Venture and added a whisper of comfort with a custom-made 3mm BareFoam™ insert in the forefoot.

This makes the Cloud even lighter and more flexible than the Venture… A men’s size 9 is only 4.6 ounces (ea). The Cloud floats!

Some people think of the Cloud as their casual Xero Shoe, even though it’s sturdy enough to tackle a 100-mile trail ultramarathon.

Reasons you’ll love the Cloud:

  • Four fun color combinations — Coal Black soles with Charcoal, Mocha Earth soles with Black, Coal Black soles with Mint or Red
  • Vegan-friendly materials — the Cloud is made with foam, plastic and nylon
  • Barefoam™ forefoot insert gives a hint of comfort, without unnecessary padding
  • Patent-pending lacing system gives you a perfect fit in seconds
  • Flatiron pattern on the Barefoam™ gives you extra grip
  • 6mm FeelTrue® outsole protects you from unpleasant surfaces without sacrificing ground feel
  • Elegant contour surrounds your foot, but doesn’t add unnecessary support
  • Ready to wear — the lacing is already done for you. Just slide in your foot and go
  • Patent-pending tensioning system — find the perfect fit in seconds, and then you can slide your Xeros on and off in a flash
  • Super soft toe post — since the huaraches-inspired lacing goes around your entire foot, you don’t feel the toe post the way you do in a flip flop or other thong sandal
  • Super STRONG toe post — won’t pull through the sole like flip flops do
  • Heel cup — keeps your heel in place, helps keep out debris, and adds a splash of color
  • Nylon Achilles strap with Silicone grip — holds on securely and comfortably
  • Elevated ankle holes — the lace never touches the ground, and so it won’t abrade
  • 5,000 mile sole warranty! Wear out your Clouds in under 5,000 miles and we’ll replace them for a nominal cost (details here)
Cloud SIZE GUIDE
It’s easy to find the right Xero Sandal size for you. The Cloud fits true to size, so…
Buy the Cloud 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 Cloud is a unisex style, so for example a men’s 8 is the same exact sandal as a women’s 9.

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

Cloud (unisex sizing)
Men’s Size Women’s Size Print Template
5 6 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
6 7 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
7 8 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
8 9 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
9 10 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
10 11 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
11 12 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
12 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
13 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
14 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.

How to adjust your Cloud for a perfect fit

Follow these simple video instructions to get the “just right” tension.


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

Frankly, we don’t know. We’ve had people put over 10,000 miles on a pair… and they’re still going!

Like any shoe, how long they last depends on your running style. If you use good barefoot technique and are light and easy, without scraping your foot on the ground, you’ll enjoy them for quite a while.

Besides, considering how inexpensive they are compared to big, padded, running shoes, we expect that you’ll be saving a fortune by using Xero Shoes.

And, more importantly, Xero Shoes come with a 5,000 mile sole warranty!

If you have a headache because you’re hitting yourself on the head with a hammer, wearing gloves won’t stop the pain.
In other words, it’s not just a question of taking off your shoes and experiencing magical healing powers.
Running barefoot, or in running sandals, gives you a lot of feedback about your running form. In short, if it hurts, you’re probably doing something wrong.

If you are willing to listen to that feedback and use it as an opportunity to change the way you run, to adjust your stride, to find a way to move that doesn’t hurt, then there’s a good chance any problems you had that were caused by bad form sure might clear up.

In other words, barefoot and minimalist running could show you how to let go of the hammer.
Being barefoot, or in huaraches, is an opportunity to find a cure, not a cure in and of itself.
Check out this post to read about people who, instead, thought barefoot running was about putting on gloves.

Tens of thousands of people all around the world of all ages use Xero Shoes for running… and walking, hiking, biking, camping, going to the beach, hitting the gym, doing yoga, even running 100-mile ultra marathons. Our former Customer Happiness Manager, Bill, ran from his house to the bus, from the bus stop to the office, back home, and then around with his dogs… then he does his fun runs on the weekend… that was about 120 miles on his Xero Shoes each week!

We don’t currently have a way to let you select different laces when you order, but if you’re adventurous, you can buy extra laces and swap them out with the ones that come with your Clouds and Ventures. (It’s actually not that hard to do.)

The Venture and Cloud are ready-to-wear barefoot-inspired sandals.
Both products use our exclusive FeelTrue® rubber, the only outsole product made specifically for barefoot style sandals.

The Venture’s sole is 5.5mm thick, compared to either 4mm or 6mm on the DIY kits. The Cloud has 3mm of Barefoam™ in the forefoot for a bit of extra comfort and lighter weight (the Clouds float!)

The Cloud and Venture have a soft toe post, so there’s no knot under your foot.

The Cloud and Venture have a simpler lacing system with a patent-pending adjustment technology that lets you get a perfect fit in just seconds.

The ankle holes on the Cloud and Venture are raised off the ground so the lace can’t abrade.
The heel cup helps keep stuff from getting under your foot (not perfectly, of course), and keeps your heel in place.

Okay, that’s not a question, but I’ll talk about it anyway 😉

Most people who say this are thinking of flip-flops. Xero Shoes are very different than flip-flops, and people who don’t like things between their toes are usually fine in Xero Shoes.

What’s the difference?

    • First, because of the heel strap, Xero Shoes stay on your foot comfortably, no matter what you’re doing with them. You don’t need to scrunch your toes to hold them on (like you do with a flip-flop).
    • Second, also because of the heel strap, you don’t need to jam your foot into the toe strap with every step (like a flip-flop)
    • Third… Speaking of the toe strap, it’s a soft, flexible bit of lace, not a hard rubber door stopper (like a you-know-what)
    • And finally, you can adjust the tension of the toe strap, unlike a… Well, you get the idea.

Light and easy.

I can’t give you a barefoot running lesson here (for that, see the links on our home page).

But just by wearing them, you’ll find quickly that you don’t want to land hard on your heel as you walk or run in Xero Shoes.

The best advice I can give is: play with your gait and stride, looking for the thing that feels the most comfortable and is the easiest. But, most importantly: TAKE IT EASY at first… remember, Xero Shoes are just like barefoot, only with protection and style. If you’re not used to walking barefoot, that alone could take some time to get used to.

Plus, since you’re not putting as much stress on your skin when you wear huaraches, which means it hurts less, it’s tempting to do too much, too far, too fast at first. I know that no matter what I say you’ll probably overdo it (I did). Besides, how do you know what “too much” is, unless you do too much!?

Well, even though that’s true, I recommend you break into your huaraches SLOWLY. Walk around in them for a while first. Maybe only a half mile or so. When that’s comfortable, extend the time you’re walking and, when you feel ready, try running. If you’re already running a mile a day, try half a mile in these one day and see how you feel. Give yourself a day or two off and then repeat. If that’s not a problem, build up SLOWLY.

I also use the “slap-test.” If my sandals are slapping on the ground when I walk or run, I need to make some kind of change, probably by not reaching my foot out as far, or using better posture, etc.

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You can use almost anything for lacing huaraches.

In my testing, though, I found some issues with hemp and leather that I didn’t like:

  • Both leather and hemp tended to stretch, especially when moist
  • Both leather and hemp tighten and stiffen when they dry
  • Both leather and hemp wear out faster than our polyester laces
  • Leather is much more expensive
  • Most leather laces are rectangular, and the edges can dig into your skin
  • Leather, isn’t vegan (for those who care about that)
  • Leather and hemp don’t give you as many fun color choices

The 100% polyester cord we use is strong, light, and doesn’t stretch or tighten, especially when wet.

Also, I prefer the “slip-on” method of tying which works best with a round lace, rather than a flat one (like leather).

Needless to say, you can replace the lace we send you with whatever you like.

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

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.

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Caring for your Cloud Sandals

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

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

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DK
02/14/2018
Dan K.
US

These are freakin awesome!

These are exactly what I needed! I will wear these most of the time, whenever work or social reasons do not dictate other footwear. The sole is so soft it is as close to being barefoot as I can imagine. If I weren't already adapted to walking barefoot, I would probably ease into wearing these. I wear a size 13 shoe with toe room, and I got size 12 in these. It fits well, but I may cut the heel cup off.

DC
08/04/2017
Dan C.
US

Excellent!

I love the fit. I joke, but wearing them makes me feel *****. Like I forgot my shoes when I left the house. Relatively weightless. Perfect fit feeling. No rubbing or hot spots. Really enjoying them.

Dan C. verified customer review of Cloud - Men's Barefoot Sandal
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KR
09/02/2019
Kathja R.
SE SE

Great sandals

I really like these shoes, it's my first barefoot shoes. But I think that they are a bit smaller than my usual shoes in the same size. So next time a take half a number bigger

R
09/02/2019
Roy

Plastic toe strap broke

This is the 6th product...1 Veracruz men, 1 z trek men, 1 cloud men, 1 cloud women for my wife and 2 classic DIY kits) that I have purchased. My cloud men...3 stars...which I used mostly for around the house and probably the most comfortable of the sandals had an issue. I purchased the Veracruz because the plastic portion of my cloud men sandal, the material that goes between the big toe connecting to the sandal broke. I sent an email to Xero warranty department a few weeks ago but have yet to hear from them. I'm hoping that it falls under their 5000 mile warranty, since that portion of the sandal connects to the soul. Plus, you can still see the ridges on the chevrons of the souls on the left sandal...literally...90 plus % of usage has been around my home. The Z trek...5 stars...design seems to fit me the best. The raised heel seems to do the job of keeping my heels from slipping to the side. These are my go to sandals. I'll post a 5 star review for the z trek. Veracruz men...1 star..."Off center ," that's the verbiage that another reviewer used to describe the fit. The response to him was that some users are experiencing that issue...apparently now I fit into that "some users" category. The sandals wont be any good for me as my heels slide outward eventually touching pavement. I posted a review with picture. BUT I'm hanging in there...I'm still a fan of your product. Everything from my knees on down would hurt when first getting my feet used to walking as close to barefoot as possible. Using the sandals have definitely strengthened those areas.

Roy verified customer review of Cloud - Men's Barefoot Sandal
GC
08/31/2019
Gordon C.
US US

Amazing!

I only wore this for 3 days and already am in love with it. I had previously owned the Z-Trail for 2 years, which I travelled, hiked, walked in. I liked that sandal a lot, but this one blew my mind! I love the way this looks, and it’s super thin and has great ground feel. I already recommended this to my friends. As a bonus I normally don’t like the big toe thing, but you don’t really feel it with this sandal (sometimes you do when it shifts funny)

JH
08/29/2019
Joel H.
US US

Love the cloud sandals!

I recently purchased these sandals three months ago and have wore them as much I could over the summer. After switching to minimal sandals, my back has felt great while wearing them. It has taken some time to get use to the minimalist sandals with heel striking, but my gait has slowly adjusted to it. They are a great sandal for walking, hiking, and going to the beach. They are great!

ØT
08/27/2019
Øyvind T.
NO NO

Great sandals

Best sandals i have had

SW
08/24/2019
Shannon W.
US US

As comfortable as a slipper

As comfortable as a slipper with the protection and functionality of a shoe. I use these for everything from work to the trail.

BA
08/19/2019
Ben A.
US US

Like walking barefoot

I loved these the moment I put them on! More freedom than regular sandals for sure! At first my feet were hurting the first few days,but after a while , I believe i am getting better as my foot muscles are improving! I’d recommend these to those who like to walk barefoot but need the protection at the same time! Great design!

Ben A. verified customer review of Cloud - Men's Barefoot Sandal
RE
08/19/2019
Ross E.
US US

Awesome

I use these for water and short hikes so far and I absolutely love them. Flip flops hurt between my toes and require to much effort but these are excellent replacements and I can run and hike in them

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