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:

How to get the perfect fit for Xero Shoes Barefoot and Minimalist Sandals

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.

Category: Genesis

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).

Category: Genesis

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.

Category: Construction

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.

Category: Policies

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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Category: Policies

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.

Category: Policies

Please go to Xero Shoes Return Policy page to learn about our 45-day return policy.

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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RK
06/24/2022
Rebekah K.
US US

These are my go to shoe all summer.

DB
06/23/2022
Dennis B.
US US

Barefoot without the pain

My wife loves these shoes here in Arkansas we have so many obstacles to avoid when going barefoot, but with these, she can put them on and go, whether for a walk or wading the creeks.

AM
06/17/2022
Amelie M.
US US

Comfy & easy

I’m thoroughly pleased with these sandals. The straps tighten right up without loosening on their own very much. The sole is durable enough that I might feel the shape of different textures on the ground, but my foot is completely pain-free. Also love how easy it is to clean the shoes and prevent the summer stink. Would recommend!

KP
06/10/2022
Kathy P.
CA CA

So glad I bought these

I bought Xero Genesis sandals as my off-trail shoes for walking the West Highland Way. After the nine to fifteen miles days in conventional trail shoes, switching to Xero sandals gave my feet a great break, let any sore spots work themselves out. And also worked to wear in the showers in hostels. I'll be wearing them lots to travel around the rest of Scotland. Love the sturdiness, the lightweight materials. I'll definitely be buying other pairs.

CB
06/08/2022
Colleen B.
US US

Light weight shoe, takes some getting used to

I am looking forward to taking this shoe with me in my summer travels. I found if I tighten them the bump under my toes is uncomfortable because it moves my foot forward. But keeping them loosened solves this. What I like is how light weight they are and it doesn't feel like I have shoes on. It will be interesting to see if long walks are as comfortable as my other Xero shoes. I love them.

SM
06/02/2022
Shawna M.
US US

One of the best sandals I've tried, ever!

I love this shoe! It's taken me a little bit of trying different things, but I think I have found the right combination of tension and placement. The sole is pliable and yields well - great for a person who grew up barefoot and dislikes rigid shoes! I did subtract one star only because the wonderful in every other way sole is unfortunately thin enough that you really feel the heat transfer from triple degree cement. That is the only con I have to this otherwise all pro product!!

S
05/28/2022
Sue
US US

I have yet to be disappointed in Xero Shoes!

The ordering process is simple. The shoes are comfy. I was looking for a sandal to replace my old "supportive" ones. The price was right and I am thrilled with these!

KL
05/24/2022
Kate L.
US US

I love feeling the ground

I am not a runner at all, but got these shoes because my feet started to feel constrained even in my thinnest sandals. I love these, but not all the time. I love being able to really feel the ground and my reaction to it, and have taken my time to adjust the way I walk in them. I have found 2 times they're not great shoes: hikes where the path is slanted sideways (not an up/down incline but where you walk crooked). My foot slides to the side and the toe wedge hurts after awhile of so much pressure. I had to give my feet a break for a few days before I could wear these again. The other time is on concrete. I love wearing these on asphalt, rocks, gravel, etc, but there's something about concrete and zero shock absorption that doesn't work great for me. Other than that, I'd wear these wherever! Glad to have been introduced to barefoot shoes 🙂

EF
05/22/2022
Emiko F.
US US

Pretty good for flip flop conversion

So I've been in an odd position of trying to find a flip flop style sandal with a barefoot sole, as I can no longer wear the foamy ones. I was considering the diy kits but was concerned about a rope knot directly on the ground, so I opted for these, cut off the plastic tabs, and tied the excess rope across the top of the foot. I can even convert them back to a back strap if I want. I am pretty happy with the result. The sole is pretty floppy, as some have mentioned, as compared to other Xero sandals.

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VM
05/12/2022
Virginia M.
US US

I think they’ll be just what I want.

Haven’t worn them yet. They’re a little too big, but I have a broken hand, so I can’t shave them down. I guess I’ll have to wear them too big.

05/12/2022

Xero Shoes

Hi Virginia, Thank you for your review! It's really great to get your feedback and thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience with the Genesis! We value your input and have passed along your review to our design team. They love to hear from our customers and rely on this type of information in their efforts to make comfortable footwear that everyone can enjoy. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to us directly at [email protected] and we will be happy to help! Regards, The Xero Shoes Review Team