Alston Men's SIZE GUIDE
It’s easy to find the right Xero Shoe size for you. The Alston fits true to size, so...
Buy the Alston 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.
*If you normally buy a Euro, UK or JP Size, check out the handy conversion chart below.
NOTE: The Alston has a wider toe box than conventional men's shoes.
US Sizes Euro Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
6.5 39-40 6 25.5
7 40 6.5 26
7.5 40-41 7 26.5
8 41 7.5 27
8.5 41-42 8 27.5
9 42 8.5 28
9.5 42-43 9 28.5
10 43 9.5 29
10.5 43-44 10 29.5
11 44 10.5 30
11.5 44-45 11 31
12 45 11.5 32
13 46 12.5
14 47 13.5
Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.
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Alston - A Barefoot-Friendly Dress Shoe

$119.99 $95.99

Natural comfort gets dressier

The Alston fits true to size.
 
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The Alston is for you whether it’s your job or your style that needs something dressier than our casual or performance shoes and sandals.

An Oxford-style lace-up shoe in full-grain buffalo leather. You can wear it as-is, or oil or wax it for a different look.

Keep in mind that since this is a premium, durable leather, it’ll take a little time to “break in” the Alston. But once you do that, it’ll feel “like butta’.”

And at only 12 ounces each for a men’s 9, you may go through your long day and forget you even have the Alston on your feet.

The other reasons you’ll love the Alston are its true Xero Shoes heritage:

  • A wide toe box — lets your toes spread, splay and move naturally
  • Low-to-the-ground design for balance and agility
  • Non-elevated, “zero-drop” heel for proper posture
  • The flexible sole lets your feet bend and move the way they’re supposed to
  • Grippy FeelTrue® rubber sole with dual-chevron tread for traction, backed by our 5,000 mile sole warranty
  • Lightweight construction for “barely there” comfort
  • Removable 2mm insole lets you have more or less barefoot feel

Slip on your new favorite dress shoe and Live Life Feet First!

Check out some of these video reviews… then read the rest by clicking the Customer Reviews tab, above:

Alston Men’s SIZE GUIDE
It’s easy to find the right Xero Shoe size for you. The Alston fits true to size, so…
Buy the Alston 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.
*If you normally buy a Euro, UK or JP Size, check out the handy conversion chart below.
NOTE: The Alston has a wider toe box than conventional men’s shoes.
US Sizes Euro Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
6.5 39-40 6 25.5
7 40 6.5 26
7.5 40-41 7 26.5
8 41 7.5 27
8.5 41-42 8 27.5
9 42 8.5 28
9.5 42-43 9 28.5
10 43 9.5 29
10.5 43-44 10 29.5
11 44 10.5 30
11.5 44-45 11 31
12 45 11.5 32
13 46 12.5
14 47 13.5
Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.

Caring for your Alstons

Since the Alston has a leather upper, it’s a good idea to use a leather conditioner every few months, or as needed if the leather looks dry or dull.

To clean your Alston, use any commercially available leather cleaner and follow up with a leather conditioner. For tough spots, gently scrub with a warm, damp cloth or damp soft bristle brush and allow to air dry. Then follow up with a leather conditioner.

WARNING: It is possible to over-condition, which may result in the leather looking and feeling greasy or oily.

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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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You could email it to yourself and forward it at a later time if you like.

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08/15/2019
Danny Dreyer

FINALLY!!! A comfortable casual dress shoe ;¬)

One thing I've always hated about most dress shoes is that, even if they're good looking, they're rarely comfortable to wear all day. Enter the Alston... I feel more like I'm wearing sneakers than dress shoes. They're built solid, with leather construction... they even have leather laces. The stitching is beautiful and double reinforced at all the high-stress points. The toe box is plenty flexible at the metatarsal heads and they have that famous 5000-mile sole, which means this is the last pair of dress shoes I'll ever buy (unless I need a different color)! I will say that the only two outfits these might not go with would be a tuxedo (the last and only time I wore one was at my high school prom), and when I'm teaching my ChiRunning clients (they really don't go with running shorts). These get a serious FIVE stars from me. Well done, Xero team!

P
08/15/2019
Patrick

Alston Makes Barefoot Professional

Having worn XeroShoes for several years now, I was excited to see the release of the new Alston dress shoe. My day job requires me to dress in business attire on a regular basis. This has always left me with no other option than to put on the traditional "foot coffins" from 9-5. My go-to XeroShoes model, the Cloud, unfortunately wouldn't fit the bill for a professional dress shoe. But now that's all changed! Upon immediately un-boxing the Alston I was impressed with its professional-looking design and quality materials. The leather on this shoe is incredible and sure to last a long time! Impressively, XeroShoes was able to incorporate all the things we love about barefoot/minimalist footwear - natural movement, xero drop heel, wide toe box area, etc. - into a shoe that you can now wear to business meetings with no issue. The Alston is incredibly roomy and comfortable for all day wear. Better yet, it's great for taking lunchtime walks while still ensuring that you have all the natural movement proponents that you need. And you don't have to change shoes in the middle of the day! I'd highly recommend these to anyone who needs a business appropriate shoe, but also wants to live feet first!

MM
08/14/2019
Martin Myers

Perfect shoe for everyday

I’ve looking for a minimalist casual dress shoe for quite some time and have to say the Alston shoe fits exactly what I’ve been looking for. The style of these shoes are perfect for the office and or going out with friends. I love the wide toe box that all Xero shoes have but sometimes it’s hard to find in a casual dress shoe. The leather thickness is perfect unlike other dress shoes were you feel like you can’t move; most feel bulky and heavy these don’t feel like that at all. If you’re looking for the perfect casual dress shoe I would highly recommend the Alston.

A Xero Shoes Customer
TJ
08/14/2019
Tim Jones

A Dress XeroShoe! Yes!

I own several pairs of XeroShoes and I’m so happy that they now have a dressier option in the Alston. Still the same great XeroShoes fit and feel with a dressed up appearance. The high-quality leather will need a bit of breaking in and once they are, you’ll enjoy a stylish, comfortable pair of dress shoes for a night out on the town or a special occasion with shoes that look great and fit the way your feet work. A nice, wide toe box provides plenty of room for your feet to spread out and move as nature intended. In the past, I’ve worn the Hana for dinners with my wife and they’re comfortable and stylish for such an occasion, but the Alston takes it up a notch and opens up more options. My wife even said, “Those don’t look like all your other XeroShoes!” They still have all the features you’ve come to love in XeroShoes with a less casual look, so you can keep wearing XeroShoes wherever you roam.

RS
08/14/2019
Ryan S Carroll

Great looking dressy shoe with all Xero standards

This shoe is great for all your dressier needs. If you work somewhere business-y, need shoes for a wedding or event or just want a nice pair for going out in, these are great. The shoe fits true to size, I used to wear 15 in Xero, but they adjusted and now I wear 14 (my actual shoe size). Highly recommend!

DH
08/14/2019
David Hallen

Professional AND Comfy

An incredible shoe. I’m involved in local environmental justice organizing and had the opportunity to use this shoe extensively in my first few weeks of use as I ran from event to event. I needed a shoe that I could wear to meetings with city council members, but also felt comfortable (and minimalist) enough for door-to-door work. The Alston fit both of these requirements perfectly. The Alston fits true to size and provides plenty of room in the toe-box without looking like a clown shoe. I personally prefer to wear it without the insole, as that allows for the perfect level of protection. If you’re looking for a shoe that somehow is both comfortable and professional, look no further than the Alston.

RK
08/13/2019
Randy Kreill

New Alston is a GREAT Minimalist Oxford Style Shoe

The first thing I'm noticing is that the new Xero sizing seems to be working for me. I now wear the same size in Xero closed toe Shoes as I wear in their sandals based on two new models I've tried. I like the appearance of the Alston a bit more than the Coalton. Both are nice. The Alston should look better with a suit and tie than the Coalton. It'll take me awhile to break in the leather though, as I tend to not get dressed up for weddings, dinners, etc. very often. Out of the box, with Alston's felt good with no socks! I think I could run a long ways in the Alstons. I'd love to see a leather free "vegan friendly" version some day too. As Xero continues to innovate, I'm wearing Xero's more and more, year round. As a regular customer since the early years as "Invisible Shoes" and as wear tester, I sometimes get a glimpse at future product launches. Stay tuned for some phenomenal products on the way! Thank You Xero Shoes. Your products, expertise in minimalist footwear/motion and customer service are appreciated. And your products, a super value. Footwear is a tool that can potentially help us greatly improve our health. I'm happy to say I've been an injury free ultra distance runner for over eight years, with thirteen finishes at the 100 mile distance. I run in huaraches, usually with no socks. Randy Kreill

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