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

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).

 

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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IJ
10/14/2019
Ida J.
United States United States

live in sandal and dressy too

This is my first pair of Xero Shoes and I've had them for a few months now. Although I have other sandals in my closet, since getting my Xero's they are my go to sandal for every day (no major hiking yet). I bought black size 8, the grey thread on the straps is reflective an added bonus. On vacation the simple black design was perfect for dress-up in summer dresses. Super lightweight, comfy, easy to pack, and don't fall off my feet like thongs. True to size, I have 3 pair of Skecher's, 2 are size 8 and 1 is size 9, the size 8 Xero's fit me fine (I recently ordered a size 8.5 Prio thinking I would need a larger size once I added socks, but returned for a size 8). I'm still learning proper walking techniques as I get the slapping sound from time to time, and at almost 58 walking for a couple hours on streets and concrete my hips start to ache a little. Otherwise love my Genesis and can't wait to get my Prio's and give them a try now that weather is turning colder.

Ida J Kruger verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - Women
JW
09/30/2019
JOHN W.
US US

I live in these

I wear these sandals almost exclusively. They are incredibly light, comfortable, and durable.

JOHN W. verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - WomenJOHN W. verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - Women
LN
09/26/2019
loc n.
US US

just perfect, pls keep it

just perfect, pls keep it this way. I plan to buy 3 more running sandals, after running tomorrow. TY TY TY from yr loyal-for-life customer, LOC

MJ
09/23/2019
Milind J.
IN IN

Very good but the toe loops prone to frequent breakage!

I love Xero shoes for the minimalist approach. Very close to barefoot running. Have been using Xero sandals for the last 4 years or so after switching from Luna. I have used the Venture and later Genesis. However, since the toe loop has been changed the new style have been facing problems with the toe loop breaking. In the last couple of months this has happened thrice! Not only I, but at least 5 of my running group buddies have faced similar problems with the toe loops. I guess the solid toe post was a better choice. Perhaps this problem is unique to the hot and humid weather of India and the sandals need to be tested for such conditions. I guess at this rate I need to keep few toe loops as spares. Changing the toe loop is not an easy process thought!

KC
09/09/2019
Kate C.
US US

perfect!

The strap system is so easy compared to other brands. I like the look, the blue color is bright and fun! Extremely comfortable, my first outing in them I walked over 7 miles, and they were so comfortable! I'm eager to run in them!

A
09/08/2019
Anonymous
US US

Best all around sandal

I love my Genesis sandals! I wear them for walking, trail running, puddle hopping, creek crossing, and looking fly when going grocery shopping. I can’t imagine another sandal being as versatile and attractive, while just feeling great on my feet. They are the one travel accessory I throw in my bag first, and the last I take off after a long day. I have had two generations of these sandals, and the current model with the thicker, reflective lacing at the most comfortable yet.

LE
08/31/2019
Lorraine E.
US US

Awesome

I love these shoes, from hiking to going to the grocery store, these are my go to!

Lorraine E. verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - Women
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RT
08/23/2019
Ruth T.
IL IL

Eureka

This is my feeling! as if the truth revealed to me about the "shoes conpiracy"' and I feel it in every step ... My feet are in the best condition I can remember and my body is following! I want to get rid of all my "regular" shoes to barefoot shoes, it will take time to get it, and this is my aim My English is poor so I cannot say everything I feel and think, I am sure you will get the idea For the comming words I used Google Translat- It started about a month ago when my 88-year-old mom who was wearing FUGU BAREFOOT SHOES for the past year bought her a year ago and told me she had knee pain. Her shoes were getting old and I was looking for her on a similar shoe network, that's how I came to you, studied, read, saw videos and testimonies, learned the matter and realized the big lie of the shoe industry ... so I bought myself the sandals. To experiment.  The day I received them in the mail I went to Jerusalem where I walked about 15000 steps (my usual is 6000 steps) without getting tired - on the contrary - the pain in my legs I have been used to for years - started to disappear with every extra mile I went ... I felt how I got healing from walking with them , I finished an intense day with no fatigue in my legs, the next day I got up like new ... I found myself walking in the nature that is close to my home, on the soil and stones, and healing ... Tomorrow God will bring my mom the sandals and shoes I bought for her, which will continue to heal as well. Thank God for showing in my life, keep spreading good in the world!

Ruth T. verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - Women
DB
08/21/2019
Dana B.
IL IL

Great

Comfortable and durable. Although I wish you had half sizes available. It is a bit too small but the bigger size is too big, and half a size would be perfect. Other the that I am very pleased with the sandals.

EM
08/16/2019
Emilia M.
US US

🙂

I wear the genesis everyday and I don’t really wear any other shoe except these, I absolutely love them!!

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