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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JD
05/15/2019
Jessie D.
US

Awesome!

I hate wearing shoes, and don’t like the constant flap sound from flip flops.. these are perfect and feel awesome! I’ve gotten so many compliments and questions on where to get a pair themselves! I’m a traveler, and I can already tell they’re going to be awesome on my next adventure! 5 stars

Jessie D. verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - Men
JJ
05/10/2019
Josiaah J.
US

BEST OF THE BEST

They are so comfortable, pliable and supportive of my feet. I put them on immediately after work to relieve osteo-arthritis condition.

EC
05/08/2019
Ernesto C.
US

Exactly what I wanted

Easy to get on, and they feel secure. Love the minimalism. Also love the different ways you can adjust the fit for your foot shape, from the top know all the way to the back pulls.

DS
05/05/2019
David S.
US

Foot Freedom!

These sandals are perfect for my tai chi practice. I wear them to class and always get a few comments and questions about them. Before I got them, I was practicing wearing my Boatys, which also drew a lot of comments, but my Genesis sandals are even better, they let me really feel connected to the ground and my practice has improved dramatically! Thank you!

David S. verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - Men
FT
05/05/2019
Frits T.
US

On my wish list for years

The final phase before going fully barefoot. Comfy, light ave they look good. Quick shipment. Highly recommend them.

NH
05/05/2019
Nils H.
US

Big love for these shoes !

OMG ! Seriously, I live on the side of a mountain in southern Oregon.... they are perfect! I’ve been wearing the original style for what, eight years now? But the lacing on these is nailing it! I also work locally as a handyman.. in my Xeros. Because of this style, people are showing Greater interest ( not that it matters as a fashion , but these shoes make my body feel way, way better (I’m 55, and have lived the years hard) that’s the message other bodies need to get; in my opinion) I’ll be getting another color soon. And, I love the reflective lacing as well ! So, give yourselves a big pat on the back from me; great job !!!

SE
05/04/2019
Steve E.
US

Most comfortable shoes ever.

My wife and 5 kids all wear sandals and flip flops but I have never worn them. Tried them but didn’t like holding them on. I bought Xero Cloud when they were on sale just to try the Huarache lacing. I liked them right from the start because they wore more like a shoe. Then I picked up the Genesis because of the reviews on them for running. The Clouds are great for all round wear but the little more protection and larger laces make the Genesis my go to sandal for both all around and running. Great shoe.

ZD
05/03/2019
Zhao D.
US

Love this sandal!!

Like it, run with it yesterday my feet feel good!!

AN
05/03/2019
ashwin n.
US

They feel great!!

They feel great!! I wear them all the time. I just ran a half marathon wearing them. Really helps me to become a fore-foot or midfoot runner. Very happy about it

ashwin n. verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - Men
MS
05/03/2019
Melody S.
US

Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal

I prefer the DYI sandals for me and my son who has some feet issues in conjunction with Down syndrome / autism / non-verbal. But - it's been tricky to get the laces just right for him. These are the perfect next best thing - no hassle and super comfortable. The best.

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