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.

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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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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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CB
05/25/2020
Casey B.
US US
Living up to the hype

I was looking into a pair of sandals that would be good for my feet and these are my favorite everything shoe- I've worn them pretty exclusively in the weeks I've had them. I run in them, go to the store, mosey around the neighborhood. Love how light they are and can't wait to travel with them and really test the durability.

CM
05/05/2020
Carolyn M.
US US
Love Love Love

Best shoes I've ever put on my feet!

SA
05/02/2020
Sultana A.
United States United States
Threw out my running shoes

Switching over to running sandals was easily one of the best choices I've made. I was in physical therapy for over a year for multiple ankle sprains, chronic pain, the right side of my body wouldn't keep up with my left. I saw multiple therapists with very little help resolving the issue. I had an overpronated right foot and one day I put on my running shoes and saw that overpronation become way exaggerated. I ordered these sandals that day. I didn't believe my running shoes were shutting me down because I had never been injured in those specific shoes. But because I had so many previous injuries I guess just the lace restrictions against the muscles of my foot were causing me tons of problems. I'm not saying these sandals fixed all my issues but as soon as I switched over all the rehab I was doing immediately began working better than I thought it ever could. I run on trails with these and they're extremely thin but feel amazing. The only time the thinness bothers me is when I'm on tiny rock gravel. I have the trail versions of these but just haven't used them yet. These get pretty slippery running up and down mud hills but I've still been able to do it so far. The only thing I wonder about is what I'll do when the weather gets extremely cold. I can't imagine running outside during winter with these and nothing else. It gets somewhat icy where I live. I love these sandals and plans to continue buying them.

HD
04/20/2020
Heather D.
US US
Great sandal.. takes a little figuring

I love these sandals! I had a pair of clouds, and the heel cup was the worst. These are way more comfortable. I’m still tinkering with the straps, it takes a little trial and error to see what feels good without the front flat getting caught up on the ground.. but I would totally recommend these. Plan on going back and forth between other shoes if this is your first barefoot shoe so that your feet can adjust.

BD
04/16/2020
Beatruce D.
US US
Sandals

I love them!! Great for kayaking and walking on rocks

TS
04/09/2020
Trisha s.
US US
Amazing!

I am a flip flop girl so I bought the black pair just to have something that looked a little nicer when a flip flop is just too casual. I was amazed at how close to barefoot these feel, even more than my flip flops! I love walking barefoot and am hoping that you make more (maybe dressier) styles that can be worn in the office. We Californians wear sandals even at work...maybe leather?

L
04/03/2020
Liv
Switzerland Switzerland
Great training aid & lots of fun too

The Genesis is a great barefoot sandal for running & can be adjusted to fit the foot really well. It’s extremely durable! As an athlete runner, I spend many hours of my day in sneakers. Even though I run neutral sneakers with nothing more than 4mm drop, I have found that integrating this sandal / barefoot shoe into my training routine has allowed my foot & leg muscles to gain a more holistic strength. Next to improving my overall running form, I have found it can also help against injuries. I love the feeling of running so minimalistic - it connects me with my surrounding more directly & really is a lot of fun! I can really recommend giving this sandal a try, but do start increasing the distance slowly if you are not used to barefoot shoes.

CO
03/23/2020
Christine O.
US US
My feet are soooo happy!

Love these! So very comfortable, flexible, light and just dang awesome looking! Took me a hot second to get them adjusted just right but when I did excellent fit! Been wearing them around the house nonstop. So excited for winter to let go and wear these all summer. Pretty sure I won’t be wearing anything else! Hmmm, which one do I buy next? Thank you!

BN
03/19/2020
Baila N.
IL IL
comfy, but awkward

Looking for a simple, comfy barefoot shoe, I am happy with the Genesis. They do fit true to size, which is nice. It would be nicer if there were more color options to keep it interesting, they are the most boring shoes that I own. Additionally, the adjustments that can be done on the side gets the job done, they are also somewhat large and awkward looking with the dangling ends poking out. Not something I would wear out if I was going for a simple, chic look

RM
02/01/2020
Renee M.
NZ NZ
Genesis sandals after cloud

I have been wearing cloud sandals for 1.5 years backpacking around the world. They are the only shoes i wear and have had a lot of use and have finally worn through to the ground. This time i got Genesis to try instead. There are two big differences between the two. 1. Genesis is a lot harder or thinner and my feet get really sore walking in them. It has only been one week and i think this will improve the longer i wear them. 2. Genesis has elastic straps where as cloud straps dont stretch at all. The cloud heel strap always slid down on me and my friend that had the same shoe. The elastic straps do not have this problem and are overall a lot more comfortable and easier to put on or off. Xero shoes should make the cloud shoes with the elastic strap.

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