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 5.5 25 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
7 40 6.5 26 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
8 41 7.5 27 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
9 42 8.5 28 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
10 43 9.5 29 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
11 44 10.5 30 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
12 45 11.5 32 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
13 46 12.5 - Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
14 47 13.5 - 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

$79.99

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

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:

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!):






 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.

Men’s Z-Trail
US Sizes Euro Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes Print Template
6 39 5.5 25 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
7 40 6.5 26 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
8 41 7.5 27 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
9 42 8.5 28 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
10 43 9.5 29 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
11 44 10.5 30 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
12 45 11.5 32 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
13 46 12.5 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
14 47 13.5 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.

Practically anything. Take a walk on the beach, a hike in the woods, hang out with friend, stroll around the campsite, approach a climb, paddle a canoe or a raft, do yoga or Crossfit, run a marathon…

I’m not sure that Z-Trail, or any sandal for that matter, is right for lateral motion sports, like tennis or basketball.

So, use your common sense and HAVE FUN!

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.

The women’s Z-Trail is a bit narrower, and the webbing is 4mm thinner.

So if you have a narrow foot, whether you’re a man or woman, you may want to check the “women’s” sizing templates and see how those work for you. Similarly, if you have a wider foot, regardless of your gender, check out the “men’s” templates.

Simple. First, slide the webbing through the slots on the outside of the sole to get the tension you like across your toes.
Note: A lot of our customers report that they like the toe strap looser than they thought they would. Experiment and see what you like best.

Next, just pull the end of the webbing — our proprietary tensioner will hold everything in place. If something feels too tight, just flip the top of the tensioner up, and the webbing will easily loosen.

Finally, experiment with the tension of the heel strap. If you make it tighter, it’ll move your foot forward a bit. Make it looser and it’ll let your foot slide back.

Once you find the right tension, you have the choice to get in and out of your Z-Trail by either un-doing the heel strap, or loosening the top webbing. Personally, I leave the heel strap in place and use the top webbing to get in and out.

You can wash them with soap and water.

One thing to be careful of: Do not leave your Z-Trail in a hot car or exposed to extreme heat and sunlight (i.e. the back window or dashboard of a car is the WORST). The TrailFoam™ layer will deform if you do this, and this is not covered by our warranty.

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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 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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KH
02/27/2018
Kent H.
US

Close to perfection

The Z Trail sandals deliver on every promise made - - they are comfortable, lightweight, and have excellent traction. I have just worn them for the first time for an hour’s walk on a packed earth/sand trail, and there was no discomfort at all from the sandals.

JA
02/09/2018
Jonathan A.
US

The most comfortable footwear ive ever owned

I’ve never been the type to wear sandals aside from when I’m at the beach, but I legit wear these every single day, extremely comfortable for a casual day out, lifting, running yoga and hiking, I do everything in my xeroshoes. Thanks for making an amazing product!

GC
08/07/2017
Gregory C.
US

Really good sandals

These are really comfortable, also stylish. I've gotten a few compliments on them I'm only a few months of owning my pair. I'm just kind of disappointed that the lugs on the soles seem to be getting worn down faster than I hoped/expected.

Gregory C. verified customer review of Z-Trail - Men
LK
08/06/2017
Larry K.
US

Shoes for any occasion

Love these shoes! I wear these from the gym, to work, to church, to the beach. Great style and wearability!

Larry K. verified customer review of Z-Trail - Men
BF
01/11/2020
Brian F.
CA CA

Very comfortable and light

I’ve just received my Z-Trails. They fit exactly as expected, were immediately comfortable, and appear to be well made. It’s winter here, but I’ll put them through their paces as soon as Spring rolls around 🙂

TS
01/10/2020
Tim S.
NZ NZ

My new favourite footwear

Great product, extremely comfortable, didn't take long to figure out ideal strap setup.

NR
01/09/2020
Natalie R.
US US

They make me feel ready for anything!

I loved them before I even opened the package because I could feel how light they were and it was honestly a relief. I think I'll still need to keep my chacos for more extreme adventures/backpacking, but I want to wear these for everything else. I don't want 2 inches of rubber between me and the ground or a huge arch and curved toe that rubs my toes and these are just wonderful. Can't wait to wear them around and I wish is discovered them sooner.

RP
01/07/2020
Richard P.
US US

Awesome!

I have been going back and forth since last summer on which sandals to buy that will allow me to hike etc. These particular sandals have had my eye since day one and I simply could not find another that would compare. Comfortable, light weight, and seem to have good traction ( only put to test in my home as I have had them one day). As of yet I highly recommend!

VS
01/05/2020
Vipul s.
United States United States

Wow

I have had the sandal for a few days and have been wearing it for last 2-3 days.. so my feedback is based on limited time of using it. Some background first, for last few years I have been experimenting on foot products and shoes to overcome foot pain. I have tried a lot of different shoes, inserts and custom orthotics. In the last year I have settled into altra shoes (Escalante and torin plush) and have had success with minimalist foot wear especially zero drop like altra shoes..altra shoes have been pretty good with very occasional foot pain (forefoot).. in few days of wearing these sandals the results seem remarkable.. no pain at all even though I have upped my step goal to 15 K from my usual 10 K.. My legs, knees and foot seem to be fine and wearing the sandals is barely noticeable. There is no cushion but it seems just right!! Keeping my fingers crossed and if the experience remains same.. will be buying there shoes also!!

11/15/2019
Anonymous
US US

Z trail

Incredibly comfy. Good grip and reasonably priced. Customer service was superb.

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