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 - Women

$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:


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.

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

Why you’ll love the Genesis:

  • The right combination of barefoot-friendly ground feel plus protection, thanks to our exclusive 5mm FeelTrue® rubber outsoles
  • Elegant contour to hold your foot, but without unnecessary support
  • Lightweight – Women’s 7 is only 4 ounces each
  • 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 many flip-flops or other thong sandals
  • 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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07/20/2018
Susan T.
US

Love my xero shoes❤️

Love my xero shoes. Only wish it was acceptable for me to wear them at work and year round. Anout a year ago I embarked on a journey to build my very flat and underdeveloped feet and legs. It has been a long, slow, and often painful journey. I can say that just over a year into it my feet and legs have been completely reshaped. I am finally starting to feel strong. I am 47 and for the 5 years or so prior to my journey I kept trying to runor jog. The pain in my feet and legs despite expensive running shoes and orthotics always stopped me.My xero shoes have definitely been a major part of my journey, and I will never go back to regular footwear.. So glad I found these shoes!!!!

DR
07/15/2018
Dana R.
US

Xero Shoes are great

I find these make me pick my feet up. My right foot drags sometimes wearing them. I didn’t realize that I was doing that until I put these shoes on.

CQ
07/05/2018
Connie Q.
US

Genesis Women's Sandal

I love them. They are very comfortable. They are very thin and remind me of the sandals they give you when you get a pedicure; these, however, have some traction. Therefore, you get the feeling of being barefoot but the strap makes it easy to walk in as opposed to flip flop type sandals. My only disappointment is that they are a little big but I got the smallest size you carry.

IC
07/04/2018
Irina C.
CA

Genesis Sandals

I really like the 4mm thickness On the Genesis. The adjustable sinch in front of the ankle and the back ankle strap keep my ankle supported enough to run just as comfortably as in 5 fingers. I wear them every time I leave the house and swear to never wear running shoes again. The material for the sole is durable, and the soft strapping material keeps from getting blisters anywhere. The trek sandal is a 1/2 larger than the same size of the genesis brand, so double triple check that the print out size chart matches your foot size! It was almost a while size too big, but even still the strapping and material are reliable/durable and even a bit stylish. The return policy is great, but since shipping & duty to Canada complicate things, I found & introduced someone else to Xero by passing them on to him. He loves it and said many times over 'it doesn't even feel like I'm wearing anything' and 'I wear them in the house all the time because I forget I have them on'.

IK
07/04/2018
Ivy K.
US

Happy barefoot girl!

I grew up as a happy barefoot girl. It wasn’t until I followed a misguided (but well-intentioned) recommendation to “get dressed to shoes everyday” that I developed plantar faciitis. The horrible foot pain drove me to buy shoe inserts and various devices that only sorta worked. I really didn’t want to spend the big bucks on **** custom made orthotics that may or may not have helped, so I just dealt with the pain. A random Facebook ad led me to Xero Shoes, and the more I saw, the more I liked. I’ve had my Genesis sandals for a few weeks now and my feet have never felt as free and happy! Xero Shoes allow me to feel the damage I’m putting on my feet (from poor habits) and correct it before things become too painful. I’m back to being a happy barefoot girl. Thank you!

Ivy K. verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - Women
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CH
06/30/2018
Cheryl H.
US

Not Working for Trail Use

I am a wilderness therapy field instructor. I have hiked in Crocs flip flops for years, but they no longer make the model I liked best, so I have been searching for a new option. I purchased these in that effort. I am finding them to allow me to "feel the world" too much. The straps are very comfortable, but I need more barrier on the bottom to prevent bruising and discomfort. I do like them for smooth surfaces (ie. around town or on sidewalks), but they are not working for trail use. I purchased a pair for each of my kids as well, and they both like them.

07/10/2018
Xero Shoes

Hi Cheryl, we're sorry to hear the Genesis has not worked out for you. The Genesis does have one of our thinnest soles - at about 5 mm. For a more muted ground feel you may want to consider one of our other styles. The Z-Trail, for example, has a 10 mm foam sole. Hopefully that helps!

BD
06/27/2018
Billy D.
US

WE love them,

most comfortable shoe we ever had on our feet, i go barefoot almost 24 x 7 days a week,but some places make me ware shoes,so now i got my XERO in my pocket,,now i don't get ran out of store,i get ask about them a lot, i will put them to your web site,they feel so comfortable i want to ware them more than going barefoot,,Billy & Linda

JC
06/26/2018
Janet C.
US

adjustable

I bought these already made sandals knowing my feet are very narrow and no shoes truly fit them. These were not put them on my feet and they would fit correctly. I did watch many videos and figure out how to adjust them to fit my feet. I did cut them down and that did help me to be able to run in them not just wearing them for everything else in my life. I wanted a shoe that would fit my whole life. They will be great this summer. The winter is not for months, but will present it's own challenges.

PJ
06/23/2018
Pam J.
US

Not sure yet

Not quite sure if I like them yet. It may be that I'm just not used to them. Jury is still out. I do however like the fact that they are light weight and don't take up a lot of space. One suggestion, I would have preferred a small travel bag to put them in.

A Xero Shoes Customer
P
06/21/2018
Patricia
Montreal, Quebec

Great sandals!

I was pleasantly surprised at how sturdy (but totally moveable!) the sole of my sandals were! They are comfy and I'm loving them!