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

$42.99

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:


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
  • 5,000-mile sole warranty! (Details here).

 

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.

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 toe loop, so there’s no knot under your foot.

The Cloud and Genesis have a simpler lacing system with a patented adjustment technology that lets 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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AM
10/11/2021
Amanda M.
US US
Love them

I have sensory processing issues and I hate the feeling of shoes. These shoes hav been so refreshing to wear. I'm on my feet all day and they are still super comfy

SG
10/09/2021
Susan G.
US US
Genesis Sandal

I really like the sandal but I have had trouble adjusting the straps so I can just use the stretch feature to slip on the sandals. Once I get that right, these will be my go-to sandal here in sunny Florida.

A Xero Shoes Customer
TH
09/23/2021
tracy h.
US US
Wonderful shoes!!!

I love my new sandals, they are like being barefoot, only better! The fit is great, I put them on and forget about them. They are easy to adjust and take up zero room in my pack. I’m sold!

AP
09/16/2021
Angie P.
US US
Excellent!

I really appreciate the fit and that my feet are off the ground but I feel the contour and I absolutely love it as I am recovering from plantar fasciitis! Nice!

JW
09/13/2021
Jim W.
US US
Genesis.

I purchased these for my girlfriend and she loves them! She wants the Cloud model next. We will definitely be purchasing more! Thanks again!

A Xero Shoes Customer
SO
09/13/2021
SarahRuth O.
US US
The real deal!

These were my intro to barefoot wear and wow! I loved wearing these at the beach for a week, riding bikes, sand and water. It’s for sure an adjustment, but these are now my go to for daily wear and I of course bought another type of shoe from Xero shoes already!

CV
09/10/2021
Ciffy v.
CA CA
Customer support and feet support

Wowza am I in love with my Genesis. I did track all my life and found I had to stop because knees hurt. I took up walking. Then with this crazy 'rona, my pent up energy was through the roof so I started running again. OW! I wanted to run barefoot and began researching if this was a thing. I mean in the past we tromped hither and tither with nary a Nike. Lo and behold it is a thing and I watched videos and of course came to Xero shoes, right? So I ordered a pair. As a struggling oil painter (what a bore to be poor) I ordered the Genesis. With the shipping and USD into CA it came out to be like $65 for a pair of thongs. That is what we called these kind of shoes when I was a youngster (not speaking about underwear). Or we called them water shoes. I got them and watched videos how to make them fit. It was not as simple as I wanted it to be but I felt driven to get my money's worth and after niggling and fiddling I finally got them right. Oh my lord, I love them. I absolutely love them. I ordered some for my sister; I care about her health, her life experience, and they are also so darn cute! She was not keen on them at first because she couldnt get the fit right. She has Crocs and Birkenstocks (she is not as poor as me) I was scared she wouldnt wear them and I would have wasted my dosh. Her feet are not the same size as me. But she kept at it and got them to fit and fell in love like moi. Only her side hole broke on one of her shoes. Boooooo. I contacted the company and Amber (who I had already been emailing because my sister was coming to visit from afar and I was trying to make sure they would arrive on time. Amber felt they would and yup, they came the day before she arrived!) from Customer Service and told her what happened to my sisters shoe and she is sending her a brand new pair and let me know even those would also be under warranty! Honestly give Amber in Customer Service a raise! She is warm, friendly and really helped me out. I love my shoes and this company. Companies like this and the people who run them (no pun intended) need to be running the world (still no pun intended) You can trust folks like this. The product is so great. If I was richer and our dollar did not **** so hard, I would buy more styles. Hundy-P (Canadian for 100%) love my Genesis shoes. I havent started to run in them yet but they are all I wear these days. Maybe I will wear them in the snow. Okay I wont but I will want to. Thank you Amber, thank you Xero. Big thumbs up (although my thumbs are fairly normal sized) Good job!

PH
09/08/2021
Paul-André H.
CA CA
Perfect

Full confortable and easy to used.

AM
08/27/2021
Amanda M.
US US
Barefoot, almost

These shoes are the closest I can get to being barefoot while still having a little protection. I recently wore out my first pair and bought a second. They did not disappoint!

RA
08/26/2021
Rachael A.
US US
Just what I was looking for

Simple and thin. Took a bit of time to adjust the fit so that both feet matched and were the right tension, but otherwise great