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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Due to increased costs of materials, manufacturing, and shipping, the price of this product will be raised on September 1st.
Limited quantities are available before that date.

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.

AB
07/26/2021
Amos B.
US US
5 stars love the Alstons

I love the Alston.Very comfortable. Ok

JD
07/25/2021
Jeff D.
US US
Comforrt and style

Love these shoes- wide toe box - so comfortable. Important that I can wear them for all work occasions.

DD
07/24/2021
Don D.
US US
Great addition to my fleet of Xeros!

Lightweight, fits well and very comfortable, looks good.

Xero Shoes Alston Review
SO
07/23/2021
Sean O.
US US
Xero breakin time

Remove from box. Insert foot. Breakin period complete. I wear these 10 hrs a day, and they've been great. At first I thought they might be a tad narrow but it hasn't been an issue. Only real complaint is the leather laces don't stay tied as well as I'd like. In short, if my only complaint is the laces it must be a pretty good shoe. 🙂

LC
07/17/2021
Larry C.
US US
Happy Dogs

The Alston is my first foray into Xero shoes. I read a lot of the information about going barefoot, and thought I would give it a go. I’m really happy I did. My feet truly are happier throughout the day. I stand up at my desk at work, so this really has been a test of the concept. The biggest takeaway is that these shoes let your feet tell you what they need and allow you to adjust your posture accordingly. Oh, and they look cool with everything I’ve paired them with. I thought it was hard to get them laced tight, but I actually wear them slightly loose at the laces and they never feel like they’re going to come off. I’ve tied the laces in a secure knot and just slip my feet in. Next purchase will be some Xero hiking sandals. My other shoes will probably go bye bye.

Xero Shoes Alston Review
SM
07/15/2021
Steve M.
US US
Alston Next Level - Leather Treated

Currently attending a military institution with a strict dress code. I have about 8 Xero shoes (Prio, HFS, Alpine) and wanted a business casual shoe that was comfortable like all of my other Xeros. I recently purchased the brown Alston receiving many comments from colleagues on what kind of shoe I had and how did they feel. They are absolutely amazing. I took the shoe to the next level as mentioned on the site and leather treated them with Saphir rejuev. Highly recommend.

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DG
07/13/2021
Dane G.
US US
My work shoes of choice

I LOVE my Xero shoes. Every pair…and I have a few! I wear my brown Alston’s for my work shoes. I have a pair that are about worn out, so I had to buy another pair! I’m not a fan of the leather laces. They look cool, but break too easily.

PJ
07/08/2021
Pete J.
AU AU
My favorite shoe with long pants

Love these shoes, anytime I wear long pants these are what I wear, no matter the colour of pants. These shoes have great style, even my wife agrees, and obviously the comfort is second to none.

Xero Shoes Alston Review
EL
07/05/2021
Ethan L.
US US
Amazing shoes!

Super comfortable and lightweight. I love the way they look!