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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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.

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SW
02/17/2020
Simon W.
US US
They look great

These are my best looking Xero shoes and they look and feel well made. The weird thing is I feel like I'm hitting my toes at the end, but I can't imagine going up a half size because the rest of the shoe feels baggy - loads of room for my toes laterally and I can slide them off my heel with little effort. Unfortunately I can't lace them up tighter because the laces of soft leather laces that won't take much tension - I broke one lace on the second time lacing up. Xero sent me a replacement pair but I'm probably going to have to get differently laces. I think these shoes probably needed an extra row of holes above the external strap they go through.

PH
02/12/2020
Paul H.
AU AU
Fantastic dress shoe with zero drop

I wear this shoe daily to work and it is extremely comfortable. I work in retail and am on my feet for 7 to 8 hours a day. The sole is grippy and comfortable. The upper is a nice suede finish leather and looks great. Very dressy looking, but also a great casual shoe. This is my third pair of Xero shoes and I love them all. No sore ankles or knees after wearing these all day.

MM
02/10/2020
Mark M.
US US
Nice dress

The quality of the leather for these shoes is of a very high quality, top grain. The break in period takes a long time and reminds me of breaking in my boots in the military back in the day. But with patience once fully broke in they are extremely comfortable. However, two things I am disappointed with are: 1. I really hate the liner put inside of the shoe over the leather makes your feet sweet do to a lack of breathability, thus causing your feet to chafe especially during the break in period. Actually thought about attempting to cut it out somehow. Not sure why that was added other than maybe to give them more water resistance, if that is the reason for the not breathable liner it could have be left out and the purchaser could use bees wax to waterproof them instead. 2. I was a little disappointed that they didn't have as good of a sensitivity to the ground as my prio do, but still better than a typical dress shoe so I am still pleased with the semi-connectedness. Overall it is a very high quality shoe and would recommend them more highly if the liner was removed, then I could give them a 5 star rating. I live in FL and would also like to have more of a dress shoe selection that is not just geared to cooler climates. Ever since I bought the prio a few months ago I have been attempting to replace all my shoes. I have a very wide box (4E) and love feeling more connected to the ground since I walk barefoot when not at work and these shoes provide a wonderful wide box that allow my feet to spread out.

BG
02/04/2020
Barak G.
IL IL
Pretty comfortable and looks good, but laces got ripped

In the beginning, the shoe was stiff, but after 2-3 weeks the leather became softer and felt good on the foot. Although the sole feels less flexible than the other Xero's shoes and sandals that I have (in particular, the sole feels a little less "barefoot"). In addition, I think that the shoe lacks of a little padding in the ankle area, to soft the tongue and the other edges, though it is not noticeable most of the time. I was also worried at first that the wide toe box would look weird, but it wasn't - the shoe looks good! So if it was only about the shoe, without its laces, I would give it 4-4.5 stars. The real problem for me, was that the laces got ripped after less than a month of sparse wearing (after about 8 uses or so). Though I like the shoes very much and I do recommend them in general, I'm a little disappointed, I did not expect this kind of quality of laces from Xero.

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JM
02/01/2020
John M.
US US
Alston review

I ordered a 13 and wear a 13 and these were to small. Gave them to my son who wears 11 1/2 and they fit him

IG
01/30/2020
Isaac G.
US US
Love the leather, but wish the soles were attached better

Great thick grained leather shoes. Very comfortable. My only criticism is that the lip and stitching is purely decorative and does not hold the shoe together. On the contrary it tends to catch on stuff and stress the glue joint. Mine came apart in about 6 months. They were very friendly and a free warranty replacement was shipped immediately. Great customer service.

TM
01/29/2020
Tyler M.
US US
Most comfortable dress shoes ever...

I generally dislike all shoes. I’ve been going barefoot where possible or using Vibram FiveFingers toe shoes. When I have to wear dress shoes for my church/music work, I’ve always dreaded it; that has changed. Right out of the box, these shoes feel like I’ve had them for many months. I intend on buying more product from Xero Shoes when the time comes. Thank you for actually thinking about and paying attention to humans’ natural foot anatomy and how it relates to the rest of the body!!

JS
01/29/2020
Jonathan S.
US US
Wow!

Love these shoes! They look great and feel even better. These are my new go-to shoes for casual occasions.

KE
01/29/2020
Kenneth E.
US US
At last

I've tried many minimalist shoes from various manufacturers. I ordered the Denver boots from Xero Shoes and was sold on their design immediately. They may well be even more comfortable than being barefooted. I have begun to replace my entire footwear with Xero Shoes. I have winter wear and now casual/business shoes in black with the purchase of the Alston. I want a pair of Alston in brown and some summer wear shoes. The shoes are fairly priced but is expensive to convert entire footwear collection. I believe it will be worth it once complete as I do not want to wear anything other than Xero Shoes.

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