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.
 

Alston - A Barefoot-Friendly Dress Shoe

$119.99

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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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.

ML
05/03/2020
Michael L.
US US
Undercover Xero

I love my other Xero casual and athletic shoes, and was looking for something to wear to work, where we have a fairly business-y dress code. I was happy on the weekends and dreaded going back into the traditional oxfords for the week. These fit the bill! A bit stiffer than other Xeros at first, but getting more flexible as time goes by. Highly recommended!

DS
05/01/2020
Derik S.
US US
Not perfect, but close

Really comfortable, especially once they get broken in! The only issues I had (with multiple pair, and a coworker who has these same shoes also had these issues) are the backs of one shoe would rub on my ankle (if wearing no socks or low cut socks) and also the sole coming apart, which I haven't experienced this yet on my replacement pair. Which brings me to my next comment - support is amazing! They are always willing to help and help quickly. Overall, a great company selling a great product.

D
04/21/2020
Drew
United States United States
It works.

My understanding is that minimalist shoes allow your body to get your foot back to it's original health such as natural arch support. After wearing these for about 6 months almost every day I decided to wear a pair of shoes that had what people would call a "good" arch support. My feet hurt so bad after about 6 hours. Switched back to my Xero Alstons and I had instant relief as they allowed my foot to do it's own thing instead of being hampered by a normal shoe. So long story short, these have allowed my feet to start getting back to their original, natural design. Thanks Xero, you rock!

KM
04/20/2020
Kevin M.
US US
Awesome!!!

These shoes are awesome, light, and extremely comfortable. Great job Xero Shoes.

AS
04/18/2020
Adelaide S.
US US
Comfy

Very comfortable. Like that they are leather.

A Xero Shoes Customer
KK
04/16/2020
Karl K.
United States United States
Clearing up my plantar fasciitis symptoms

I love my Alstons (size 10) and actually appreciate owning a pair. They are helping my feet get back to normal, as the symptoms of plantar fasciitis — a tender left heel pad — gradually disappear. I have a narrow foot with a high, stiff arch, typically a hard match for most shoes, but the Alston has come through for me. Out of all my shoes and hiking boots, the Alstons have been my go-to shoes, as they keep my feet and toes spread out and flexed out, part of the lengthy healing process. I am wearing them now. They are tough, rugged shoes, too, that draw a lot of compliments!

AM
04/01/2020
Alessandro M.
IT IT
Alston

Xero Alson is an amazing shoe, elegant and functional at the same time

RW
03/30/2020
Ryan W.
US US
Excellent

Perfect for work but still have the Xero shoe feel, especially once they break in.

A Xero Shoes Customer
WP
03/30/2020
Will P.
AU AU
If you must wear leather shoes - these are the ones

I love Xero shoes for their flexibility, lightness and being able to feel the world. The Alston's look good, and are a classy shoe, but being leather they are just not as light and flexible as many Xero shoes. The sole (whilst of course zero drop) also seems harder than usual. Glad I bought them to wear when the situation requires it, but generally I love my Prios, Hanas, and Speed Force much more.

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