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.

TD
01/19/2021
Thomas D.
US US
Xero's, My Favorite Brand

Xero's, the only shoes I wear. I now have seven different pairs. Dress, hiking, and sport shoes.

JM
01/19/2021
Joe M.
US US
Very comfortable and Stylish

These shoes are perfect for the office. I can wear these all day long and feel like I'm not wearing any shoes at all. Very comfortable, and they look great!

LP
01/19/2021
Lisa P.
US US
Love These Shoes

When I have to wear something a little dressier to work, these are the shoes I turn to. I am on my feet most of the day, and my feet feel great.

CL
01/19/2021
Charles L.
CA CA
Super!

Can't wear anything else !

JW
01/18/2021
James W.
US US
My gosh! My golly! My lucky feet!

The Alston is my fifth style of Xero products (so far) and I love ‘em! They are really comfortable and I get lots of compliments. I wasn’t totally sure of them, when I made the order. Once I wore them out of the house- I was completely signed, sealed and delivered to Hall of Xero (no signature required, actually...)! Thank you, so very much!

LD
01/18/2021
Larry D.
US US
Alston Shoe Review

I have been wearing Vibrams Five Fingers since they came out many years ago. Definitely the most comfortable shoe I've ever owned. They are not particularly appropriate for work however, so when I discovered Xero Shoes, I thought these to be the perfect solution. I like the wide toe box, but there is something about these shoes that make me feel clumsy and I seem to trip over things a lot. They kind of feel like clown shoes. Although I don't know that for a fact, because I've never worn clown shoes. They are however, quite comfortable while sitting at my desk. In the past, i've always taken my shoes (traditional shoes) off while at my desk. With these I don't notice them and I forget to take them off. So overall, they are good to wear at work, when sitting all day. Not so good for walking around.

JJ
01/18/2021
Jonathan J.
US US

Overall the shoe is good. However, I have a very narrow mid and hind foot which results in a lot of sliding around within the shoe, I find I can't tighten the laces enough to keep my foot secure. Second, after about a month of use (approx 3 days per week) one of the shoe laces snapped in half. Otherwise, the shoe itself is very flexible and the toe box is very roomy which accommodates a more natural feeling stride.

AM
01/18/2021
ALAN M.
US US
Great look, good feel

I like these shoes pretty well. They look good and as always, I like the feel of the souls and toe boxes. The only thing that is a little uncomfortable for me (my own preference mind you) is that they don't quite feel tight enough. I've tightened the laces as much as I can and the shoes still feel a little loose. I still like them though and the fit is good otherwise. I'm a fan!

CE
01/18/2021
Craig E.
US US
Betwixt/between

Liked the looks of the Alston, but the shoe overwhelmed my narrow foot. I wear AAs and even a medium-to-wide width shoe like the Alston feels voluminous.

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