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.

Men's Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
6.5 39.5 5.5 24.5
7 40 6 25
7.5 40.5 6.5 25.5
8 41 7 26
8.5 41.5 7.5 26.5
9 42 8 27
9.5 42.5 8.5 27.5
10 43 9 28
10.5 43.5 9.5 28.5
11 44 10 29
11.5 44.5 10.5 29.5
12 45 11 30
13 46 12 31
14 47 13 32
15 48 14 33
Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.
 

Alston - A Barefoot-Friendly Dress Shoe

$129.99

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.

Men’s Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
6.5 39.5 5.5 24.5
7 40 6 25
7.5 40.5 6.5 25.5
8 41 7 26
8.5 41.5 7.5 26.5
9 42 8 27
9.5 42.5 8.5 27.5
10 43 9 28
10.5 43.5 9.5 28.5
11 44 10 29
11.5 44.5 10.5 29.5
12 45 11 30
13 46 12 31
14 47 13 32
15 48 14 33
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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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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BS
09/24/2019
Britton S.
US US
Awesome! A Complete Game Changer for Men's Dress Shoes

I am a Catholic priest and so I need to wear black dress shoes most of my waking hours. I have some back problems and so I was investigating some alternative footwear. I am so glad that Xero Shoes makes these zero drop black dress shoes. They are indistinguishable from your typical black dress shoes, and yet to the one wearing them the make a world of difference. These shoes have done wonders for my balance and stability and also helped reduce my lower back pain. I wear thin orthotics in them but am still able to “feel the ground” pretty well. When I wear these shoes I actually prefer standing to sitting! They might feel stiff at first, but after a few days the leather will become soft and conform to your feet naturally. Also, I swapped the laces for a thinner pair since the ones they came with were a little bulky, which was only a very slight inconvenience. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants comfort, stability, and mobility while wearing more formal attire.

LB
10/26/2020
Larry B.
US US
Satisfied:

The Alston was the first pair of Xero shoes I ordered. I have worn them several times and found them very satisfying. I often do not realize I have them on. At other times I feel like my feet are getting a healthy massage while walking. The top is a soft leather that is very flexible and soft. When I cinch the strings the shoes just naturally envelope my feet, feels good. The one draw back is the soles, but only because they are louder when walking on hard surfaces. I have a pair of Ugg shoes and the soles are much quieter. That would be my only suggestion, to see if the material in the sole could be "massaged" to be a bit quieter. After buying the Alston I bought a pair of the Prio for my daily walks. Two thumbs up on the shoes I have bought.

GG
10/26/2020
Gary G.
US US
great shies

these shoes are great!

IG
10/26/2020
Ian G.
US US
First purchase made me a repeat customer.

I like them. I am skeptical about suede, but they have held up fine. I thought I had stained them, but a quick search on the internet and I figured it out. Comfort is fine, aesthetics are...different. The wider toe box makes them look a little more clown-shoe than the product photo, but it’s not a big deal. I do really enjoy them, I suppose time will tell concerning durability, but in the short term, they earned 5 stars

LK
10/23/2020
Lloyd K.
US US
Zero shoes

My 76 year old feet & legs love them. No more nightly cramps & restless leg. I have a work pair, a house pair & a gym pair. Very cool!!

PA
10/23/2020
Patrick A.
US US
WOW

Only pair I wear to the office now....

AC
10/17/2020
Anastasiya C.
US US
Great Shoes

Bought them for my husband as a birthday gift. One month later, he swears he'll never wear other shoes again. His feet feel complete healed and better!

KM
10/16/2020
Kristopher M.
US US
Honestly, the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn!

Up until this point, the most comfortable shoes were not shoes at all, but a broken in pair of work boots. Those aren’t as practical for a business casual scenario. Enter the Alston...now I have a hard time wearing anything else! To look at these you would never think that they provide the comfort and support they actually provide. I have now purchased Two additional pairs of Xero’s! Can’t recommend them high enough!

DG
10/15/2020
Doug G.
US US
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My first casual shoe from Xero! These feel amazing! I wear them were ever I go! Definitely very comfortable and of course my foot moves naturally. I have gotten many compliments on my shoes. Then I tell them why they should get one!

TW
10/14/2020
Timothy W.
US US
Alstons are excellent!

I work in retail so I am on my feet all day. The Alstons are ideal for this environment. They are light and spacious. I have two pairs, one black and the other brown. No other shoes are needed. When I get home, I slip into my Z-Trails. Xero Shoes all the way!

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