GENESIS SIZE GUIDE
The Genesis sandal fits true to size.* Since 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, so sizing may vary accordingly. *Please note our sizing recommendations are based on customer feedback and do not ensure a proper fit.

Free exchanges within the US

We offer free US exchanges on new and unworn shoes. Read our full policy here Exchange Policy

Points to consider for sizing:

  • The Genesis sandal is a unisex style. For example a men's 7 is the same exact shoe as a women's 8.
  • The sole of the Genesis is very thin and flexible. We recommend a snug fit for this style.
  • Click here to see a comparison chart to help choose the perfect Xero sandal for you!

2 Simple Steps to the Correct Fit

  1. Find your usual shoe size on the chart below.
  2. Verify the fit by printing the appropriate size template and comparing it to your foot. This step is very important for getting a great fit the first time.

Size Chart and Templates

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

Watch the video below to see how to use the template. For the Genesis, the toe post position is very important:

Genesis (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.

We want to make sure you get the correct size and enjoy your Xero Shoes. If you have any questions, call us at 303.447.3100 or email us.

 

Genesis - Lightweight, Packable, Travel-Friendly Sandal - Men

$39.99

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Simplicity in motion. A ready-to-wear barefoot-inspired sandal for travel, walking, hiking, yoga, working out, paddling, even running ultra marathons.

Do everything. Go everywhere. Naturally.

The Genesis fits true to size.
 
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Product Description

The simplest, most versatile sandal your feet will ever love.

We’ll let Xero Shoes expert, Randy Kreill, tell you about the Genesis:


Start enjoying your Xero Shoes Genesis just moments after they arrive in your mailbox.

It’s called the Genesis because it was inspired by our first product, our DIY sandal kit, and one of mankind’s first footwear designs. Then, of course, we updated it with the experience we’ve had and feedback we’ve gotten, from making barefoot-friendly sandals since 2009.

Why you’ll love the Genesis:

  • The right combination of barefoot-friendly ground feel plus protection, thanks to our exclusive 5mm FeelTrue® rubber outsoles
  • Lightweight – men’s 9 is only 4.6 ounces each
  • Elegant contour to hold your foot, but without unnecessary support
  • Pre-laced — just slide in your foot and go
  • Patent-pending tension adjustment system — find the perfect fit in seconds, and then you can slide your Xeros on and off in a flash
  • Super soft toe loop — since the huaraches-inspired lacing goes around your entire foot, you don’t feel the toe loop the way you do in a flip-flop or other thong sandal
  • 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
  • Trim to fit — with just kitchen scissors, you can trim the Genesis to match your foot shape
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Latex-free
  • 5,000-mile sole warranty! (Details here).

 

Size Recommendation

The Genesis sandal fits true to size.* You can confirm your size with the printable templates below.

Since 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, so sizing may vary accordingly.

*Please note our sizing recommendations are based on customer feedback and do not ensure a proper fit.

Free exchanges within the US

We offer free US exchanges on new and unworn shoes. Read our full policy here Exchange Policy

Points to consider for sizing:

  • The Genesis sandal is a unisex style. For example a men’s 7 is the same exact shoe as a women’s 8.
  • The sole of the Genesis is very thin and flexible. We recommend a snug fit for this style.
  • Click here to see a comparison chart to help choose the perfect Xero sandal for you!

2 Simple Steps to the Correct Fit

  1. Find your usual shoe size on the chart below.
  2. Verify the fit by printing the appropriate size template and comparing it to your foot. This step is very important for getting a great fit the first time.

Size Chart and Templates

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

Watch the video below to see how to use the template. For the Genesis, the toe post position is very important:

Genesis (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 sandals for a perfect fit

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

We want to make sure you get the correct size and enjoy your Ventures. If you have any questions, call us at 303.447.3100 or email us.

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 Genesis (it’s pretty simple to do).

The Genesis and Cloud are ready-to-wear barefoot-inspired sandals. For our kits you, well, have to make them 😉

Both products use our exclusive FeelTrue® rubber, the only outsole product made specifically for barefoot style sandals.

The Genesis’s sole is 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 Genesis have a soft toe post, so there’s no knot under your foot.

The Cloud and Genesis have a simpler lacing system with a patent-pending adjustment technology that let’s you get a perfect fit in just seconds.

The ankle holes on the Cloud and Genesis are raised off the ground so the lace can’t abrade.

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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 Genesis Sandals

To clean your Genesis sandals, hand wash with warm water, mild soap and allow them to air dry.

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A Xero Shoes Customer
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10/17/2018
Michael O.
US

Enjoying these!

I like how lightweight these are and how they let my feet breathe. Getting them adjusted was a little finicky, but after I got things right, they have been great. I've gotten a lot of comments on these, which I guess is unusual for me and my typical shoe choices.

AG
09/20/2018
Anna G.
US

these are fantastic

i actually got these as a warranty replacement for a pair of sandals that are no longer produced. they're pretty great so far!

AO
09/19/2018
Anthony O.
US

Every Day, Every Way!

I love these sandals! My feet feel so strong, flexible, and capable. I feel so grounded and connected to my movement, and the world around me. These sandals were a warranty replacement for the Venture that I had for under a year (wearing daily) that broke at one of the strap attachments. The customer service was amazing at getting me the replacement promptly -as I was heading out on a hiking trip the next week! The side flanges that connect to the straps are thicker in this pair which have proven more sturdy. I wear these sandals daily on pavement, dirt, gravel, grass, and anything. I wear them riding my bike, forging rivers, and hiking in the mountains of Colorado! And without fail at least one person a day comments on them and I refer them right to the website. The thin sole (thinner than the original Venture -I like this thinner sole better!) is so grippy I haven’t had problems on gravel descents, moss covered river rock, or wet pavement. They provide a formidable protection against sharp and stickies while allowing incredible ground feel and flexibility to allow my foot to be the source of strength and stability in my movement through the world. they are casual and can dress up pretty easily too (with a little foot wash and nail polish!). I can’t rave enough about this company and this product (I rave on the daily!) Thanks XEROshoes!

KF
09/06/2018
Kelley F.
US

Love love love

This is the perfect design. The design of the contact points keeps the sandal securely attached to your foot. The tread on the last keeps you securely attached to the ground. The lack of a heel cup is a HUGE bonus. Disappointed to see this style discontinued.

RM
09/06/2018
Ryan M.
US

Okay, salesperson was not helpful or knowledgeable.

I bought the shoes at the Broomfield headquarters and it felt like I was inconvienancing the sales person. I asked questions that were not answered and I was given very little feedback. The shoes are okay. I feel like I need to have them fitted better which could have happen at the shop. I find myself tripping on them too much. I really want to love them but it hasn’t happened yet.

09/11/2018
Xero Shoes

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience at our retail location! Feel free to send along some photos of your feet in the sandals (top, side, back) and our Team would be happy to provide some fit/adjustment feedback.

B'
09/03/2018
Brian '.
US

Xero Genesis

I love these beyond description!

Brian . verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - Men
CC
08/15/2018
Chris C.
US

I love these so much I bought 3

I’m all in with your product. Loved it so much, I bought 3, gave 2 away as gifts. XeroShoes, Feel free to send me a discount for my next purchase.

MW
08/12/2018
Monika W.
CH

The perfect fit!

I LOVE the Genesis sandals and have been wearing them ever since day one! Despite waking up with sore feet every morning as they’re still adjusting to their new „life“ I just love the feeling of letting them actually work and breathe again. I switched from normal shoes to barefoot ones like 2 months ago and I wouldn’t... couldn‘t go back. It gives my feet the natural movement and freedom back. A feeling I haven‘t had since probably my early childhood. The Genesis are my first (and definitely not last) xero shoes after having tried out others. Too bad it‘s not sold in Swiss stores....yet. 🙂 Great job - Thank you!!

Monika W. verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - Men
JG
08/11/2018
Jason G.
US

Genesis is the best thus far!

I have purchased many sandals from Xero over the years but I feel that the Genesis is their best "ready-to-wear" option yet. I primarily use them for running. They improved on the minor issues I had with previous versions and made these more comfortable and enjoyable to run in. The sole is grippy enough to keep my feet in place on the sole and some minor adjustments to the lacing made them feel like there was almost nothing on my feet. The lacing is soft and I like the reflective accents throughout to provide a little visibility when out at night or early morning. I admit that I did purchase some other brands to see what else was out there but I keep coming back to Xero for the quality and comfort. I highly recommend these for anyone looking to free their feet from the confines of shoes. I look forward to continued innovation from Xero and Steven and Lena.

A Xero Shoes Customer
AW
08/08/2018
Audrey W.
US

Favorite Sandals

These are great! I wish I bought several pairs and I’m already dreading the day that I wear these out... which may happen sooner than I’d like because I can’t stop wearing them. Everyone compliments these shoes - friends, boyfriend, strangers, dad, even my pedicure lady. They are adjustable so they are easy to tighten for more active adventures, or wear them loose for easy stuff. I wear them fishing, stand up paddle boarding, dog walking, shopping, bbq-ing, cruiser biking, etc.