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

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
  • 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.

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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.

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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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GM
06/02/2020
Gabriel M.
US US
Perfect Everyday Sandals

I love them and have worn them pretty much everyday since I received them! A necessity for a barefoot lifestyle and for allowing feet to do what they were designed to do!

BT
06/01/2020
Brandon T.
US US
Fantastic sandals!

These are the best sandals I've ever owned! I love them! Every shoe I've purchased from Xero Shoes has exceeded my expectations. They're extremely comfortable while giving me the ground feel that I love. I even stopped wearing my vibram fivefingers! These shoes accomplish everything I enjoy about fivefingers with a ton more comfort. Thanks guys! Keep doing what you're doing!

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CB
06/01/2020
Charles B.
US US
Love these things!

I've been running on VFFs for about 10 years and have not been as pleased with the overall value, as the prices have gone up steadily and the quality does not seem to improve. I kept getting (literally) bloody hot-spots under the seams, so I used them with toe-socks, but that caused blisters on longer distances. Plus I seemed to go less miles before blowing a hole in them somewhere. So, when the last pair blew I decide to try these Xeroshoes Genesis sandals, remembering that I'd seen them on Shark Tank. So far I've been really happy. It took a few runs to get the fit adjusted perfectly. It was a quick learning curve though, just realizing that my left and right feet aren't perfect mirrors of each other, meant that a little 'tuning' of the strap-tension and location of the slip-knot was necessary to keep everything centered and comfortable without chaffing between the big toe & 2nd toe. I prefer this sandal to any other running shoe I've ever had. I live in north Idaho where summers are hot, so keeping the feet aired out is awesome! I can just dip my feet in the lake or streams when out on a run, run through sprinklers, etc, never worry about them slipping off or becoming uncomfortable when wet. Thank you Xeroshoes! I will be ordering again, and look forward to trying out some of your sneakers.

JS
05/28/2020
Jörg S.
DE DE
Genau wie erhofft

Hallo, habe die Schuhe im Internet gesehen und mir gedacht versuch es einfach mal.Nach einigen Tagen der Eingewöhnung spürte ich sie kaum noch .Hatte sie mir eigentlich für das Wandern gekauft wenn die Strecke mal nicht so anspruchsvoll ist und ich die Stiefel benötige. jetzt trage ich sie auch oft in der freizeit oder im Garten. Schade das man sie in der USA bestellen muss wodurch weitere Kosten entstehen.Ein Händler in Europa habe ich leider nhicht gefunden. Ich werde bestimmt noch andere Schuhe von Euch testen Danke. Schöne Grüße aus dem Schwarzwald

MP
05/27/2020
Matan P.
IL IL
Great sandals

Have been using the DIY FeelTrue sandals which are very minimal and feel great. These sandals are a bit more luxurious 🙂 Laces are a bit strechy, easy to put on, very comfy. Great sandals overall.

TJ
05/26/2020
Tanner J.
US US
Genesis

Bought these as lightweight camp shoes for backpacking. They take up just about no space in my pack and are perfect shoes for easy water crossings. Great shoes that provide just enough protection underfoot for light, flat hiking at camp. Tread grips really nicely too. Wouldn't be my go to shoe for any walk/ hiking downhill because the strap will pull hard in between your toes, especially if your feet get wet and you start to slide on the sole, but xero makes other shoes with trails in mind. At home, I mostly use these for going for walks and never experience discomfort after initially adjusting to them.

EH
05/14/2020
Evan H.
United States United States
Xero Genesis

Just received my pair this morning and have been wearing them all day. So comfortable and lightweight. The price is great. All around a dope sandal and a dope company!

PM
05/11/2020
Pinaki M.
US US
Great

Only had it for about a month. Mostly used it for running on the treadmill and once outside on the pavement. These are my first barefoot sandals, so still getting used to it. But they are very comfortable and fit very well. Very happy with my experience so far.

MF
04/28/2020
Michael F.
US US
Good fit, quality

These stay on my wide feet very well, and are surprisingly comfy for trail running.

A Xero Shoes Customer
TW
04/27/2020
Terri W.
US US
Grandson lives in them

He loves them and is happy with them. Fortunately there is a little room at the back for him to grow.

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