Aqua Cloud - Versatile Water-sports and Activity Sandal

Aqua Cloud - Versatile Water-sports and Activity Sandal


  • Update to the iconic Cloud sandal
  • More durable grippier rubber sole
  • BareFoam™ layer spans the entire footbed
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Aqua Cloud - Men $49.99
We recommend ordering your usual size.

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“I’ve thrown out every other pair of flip flops I have. These are the ultimate all in one water shoe, or even if you just want to get them for running. They’re super grippy and the toe knot is soft. I can’t wait to take them out paddleboarding.” – Ben B.

Take the Aqua Cloud on your next wet or dry adventure, and you’ll be on cloud nine. This update to our iconic Cloud sandal is perfect for water sports with its new more durable, grippier, rubber sole, we also extended the BareFoam™ footbed through the heel for additional comfort.



The Aqua Cloud features our flexible, durable FeelTrue® sole with improved traction and a grippier rubber for extra grip during your favorite water sports. The embedded, textured 3mm BareFoam™ layer now spans the entire footbed for added comfort, and the shaped heel cup helps keep out debris.

When the Aqua Cloud weighs just 5.2 ounces each for a men’s 9, it’s no wonder it floats, so you won’t have to worry about losing these at the bottom of the lake, pool, or ocean.


Our patented easy lacing system eliminates the pressure points traditional thong sandals create while giving you the security you’d expect from all Xero Shoes.

Now you can get wet and wild while enjoying the benefits of natural comfort!


If your feet don’t feel as good at the end of the day as they did in the beginning, you haven’t tried the Aqua Cloud.
Life-changing comfort and superior performance come from letting your feet do what’s natural – bend, move, flex and feel.
All Xero Shoes feature a wider, foot-shaped toe box that lets your toes spread and relax, a non-elevated “zero drop” heel for proper posture, low-to-the-ground design for perfect balance and agility, and a flexible sole that gives you “just right” protection so you can bend, move, flex, and safely Feel the World® in total comfort.

This product is protected by U.S. Patent No. 9,635,899.

Check out these reviews from Aqua Cloud wearers


Men’s Sizing Tips

It’s easy to find the right Xero Sandal size for you. The Aqua Cloud fits true to size, so…

Buy the Aqua Cloud in your usual US size

Free Exchanges!

Most people find our size recommendation gives them a proper fit, but just in case, we have a free exchange program for all US orders.

Size Conversion

If you normally buy a Euro or UK Size, check out the handy conversion chart beside.

Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.

How to adjust your Aqua Cloud for a perfect fit

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Caring for your Aqua Clouds

Because of the TrailFoam™ in the Aqua Cloud, these need a bit of extra attention. Do not leave the sandals in hot cars or exposed to intense or direct sunlight. This could cause the TrailFoam™ to deform and is not covered by our warranty.

To clean your Aqua Cloud sandals, hand wash with warm water, mild soap and allow them to air dry (away from direct sunlight).


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.

Please go to Xero Shoes Return Policy page to learn about our 100-day return policy.

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James P.

Great barefoot sandals

Love them, feel a little different than most sandals I’ve tried and take a little to get used to but they feel awesome!

Darryl D.

Zero Men’s Cloud

Have them dialed in , they feel great . I like the grip for when I’m Kayaking or on the boat . Thank you !….

Randall B.

Aqua Cloud

Extremely comfortable.

Christopher T.

I love these!

Super fit, feel, performance, and look. Took a bit to get the fit right, but once dialed in Wow! Highly recommend the Aqua Cloud!

John F.

Unusable as marketed

As a Xero affiliate I’ve had about a half dozen pairs of Xero Shoes and have loved all of them until this one. I was in need of a versatile lake shoe and was excited to use these for swimming, light hiking, and just hanging out at the lake. Unfortunately, they are unusable in the water. They are simply not secure enough at the front, so when walking or swimming the water pushes them away from the bottom of the foot, creating a lot of drag and a tripping hazard. When walking in water it feels like wearing flippers. On land, the lip catches the ground a lot and I’ve tripped several times. I’ve adjusted the straps to no avail. That said, they are comfortable and I can wear them as a casual summer shoe. It’s sad I wasted $50 on these with no refund option but I will try another Xero sandal at some point.


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I'm sorry to hear about your experience with the Xero Shoes sandal. It's disappointing when a shoe doesn't meet expectations, especially for specific activities like water use. We appreciate your feedback on the fit and function, and we're sorry that these sandals didn't work well for you in the water. If you have any questions or if there's anything else we can assist you with regarding your Xero Shoes experience, please feel free to reach out. Your feedback helps us continually improve our products.

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Enjoy Natural Comfort.

Natural Fit

Natural Fit

Wide toe boxes let your toes spread and relax. "Zero-drop" non-elevated heel for proper posture.

Natural Feel

Natural Feel

Our patented FeelTrue sole protects your foot while giving your brain the feedback and stimulation required.

Natural Motion

Natural Motion

Flexible soles let your foot bend and flex naturally. Low-to-the-ground design for balance and agility.