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 $107.99

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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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.

FM
11/15/2019
Frederick M.
US US

Don't believe these shoes are

Don't believe these shoes are for me. I will stay with the high tops & the high tops fit me best. My inserts are not compatible with the Alston shoe. THanks

SG
11/15/2019
Stephen G.
US US

First Xero Buy

It took a few days of wear to get the leather uppers broken in, although they were never uncomfortable, they certainly are softer and more comfortable the more I wear them. The Xero feel has been a new experience for me, but, I feel confident that I will expand my collection to include other models in the Xero line. Thank you for a well made product.

MG
11/14/2019
Michael G.
US US

Great dress shoes

I love these shoes for work at the office and nights on the town. They were very uncomfortable for the first week or so but once the leather softened up they became my most comfortable shoe!

JP
11/13/2019
James P.
US US

Professional and comfortable

Super comfortable. Nice looking shoes I wear at work in an office environment. I may not look like a well-heeled lawyer in these, but still look great as a professional in a hospital environment.

GB
11/13/2019
Greg B.
US US

Great Shoes

This is my third pair of shoes from xero, but first pair of leather from them. Just like they said they would, they start out a little stiff and then break in really well. They look great with either khakis or jeans.

SA
11/11/2019
Stephen A.
US US

Fabulous shoe!

I have many pairs of Xero shoes, but the Alston is my favorite - I wear them constantly and they look better with wear!

EC
11/10/2019
Eric C.
US US

Super confortable shoes

These shoes rock! I am super pleased with the comfort and quality of the Alston shoes. They are perfect to wear for professional occasions as well as casual. As I wear them, they are getting softer by the day. I look forward to many years of service from my Alston’s.

DP
11/09/2019
David P.
US US

First time buyer of Xero shoes

I purchased a pair of Xero shoes from you guys and loved them as soon as I saw them, now that I’ve worn them for several days, I love them even more! Very stylish and incredibly comfortable for every day use! Thank you for an awesome product!

A Xero Shoes Customer
SS
11/08/2019
Scott S.
US US

Waiting to see ...

I ordered this shoe for a new dress shoe that fits my lifestyle better. I just put their predecessors into the donation box, two pairs that I have worn only for dress/office style for the past 20+ years - YES, i have owned them that long and they still look and feel new! SO - its gonna take some time (and some intentional going schnazy) to break these Alston's in. They did feel a bit tight on the initial out of the box. And I'm hoping my feet breathe well in them as they seem rather air-tight. Great looking shoe and I'm looking forward to years of comfort and wear out of them.

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