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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05/05/2019
Wanda H.
US

I am in love!

Seven months ago, I would never have dreamed that I would be going barefoot, especially outside. I had begun to get a bunionette and it was becoming painful and it hurt to walk barefoot across our hardwood floors. Thankfully, I found Natural Footgear and begin to learn about shoes and how they were ruining my feet. I haven’t looked back! I got rid of ALL my shoes and began to acquire foot-healthy ones. I had purchased some Luna sandalls and they were good in the beginning but as I have become addicted to “feeling the world”, I couldn’t feel the ground that much even with their thinnest sole. I was thrilled to try your sandals! I have a pair of the cloud ones as well as these Genesis Barefoot inspired ones and I LOVE them both! I wear them everywhere I have to have shoes and go barefoot the rest of the time. My feet have never felt better! I even helped my husband build a two-story treehouse recently with these Genesis sandals on! They worked great with all the standing on ladders and roofs. I walk around with a smile on my face all the time now (I think some folks think I have lost my mind!!). I can’t believe how wonderful it is to finally be able to feel the world. I feel like a kid again! Thank you both for all your hard work and your awesome shoes! I can’t wait to try more!!

Wanda H. verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - Women
JC
05/04/2019
Janet C.
US

Out ‘o the bag

Love them. Unwrapped and put them on. Ran around and helped with costumes at a middle school play for 4 hours and never gave my feet a thought. What I was hoping for and better. This is my 5 th pair of xeros (all different styles) it’s all I want to wear.

RB
04/26/2019
Rhonda B.
US

So comfortable !

These sandals are so comfortable! Next best thing to being barefoot. This is my first pair of Xero shoes. Can’t wait to try the other styles.

AD
04/24/2019
Autumn D.
US

Wet hike and travel.

The Sandal is great. Very comfortable. Packable. I mite have been better off with the other strap sandal model to walk in the tide pools and shallow waters on the coast of big island. I’m still adapting to the barefoot running technique. The science explained sounds strong. I will be budgeting to purchase a pair of the covered runners I feel it mite just feel a little more protected in my toes and protect from the dust of the street and trail.

SI
04/15/2019
Sarah I.
US

Incredible

These are now my new favorite sandals ever. I love that I can change out the laces with any color paracord. It took some time to get the laces adjusted to custom fit my foot but after watching some youtube videos, I have found the perfect fit. I used the sizing chart provided when ordering and it was accurate.

Sarah I. verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - WomenSarah I. verified customer review of Genesis Barefoot-Inspired Sandal - Women
MF
04/13/2019
Melanie F.
US

Getting Used to Them

Interesting so far. They feel very different than other sandals and I knew they would. They still feel flappy and that is just due to their light nature. Have only worn them twice so I have to give my feet time to adjust.

05/08/2019
Xero Shoes

Hi Melanie, Thank you for your review. All of our shoes and sandals are designed to fit like a glove. If the sandals feel loose and floppy, then you may want to play with the adjustment of the laces. The following link shows how to adjust each style for the perfect fit: xeroshoes.com/adjust Hopefully that helps!

AC
04/08/2019
ADENET C.
FR

C'est un produit que je

C'est un produit que je connaissais déjà et qui me plaît toujours autant. Je les utilise au quotidien et pour la marche, peut être bientôt pour la course. La pointure "11 woman" correspond à un 42

CR
04/06/2019
Carmen R.
US

Really comfortable

Really enjoying my shoes. They are my favorite sandal right now. I just wish the straps were a little thinner. Easy to adjust to your feet too.

AP
04/06/2019
Alison P.
US

Love these!

I love how they hug my feet. Love how it feels barefoot but with a layer of protection. Awesome product!

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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!!!!

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