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.
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Alston - A Barefoot-Friendly Dress Shoe

$134.99 $53.99

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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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.

RH
01/14/2022
Robin H.
NZ NZ

My Alston shoes

As it is summer here in New Zealand I am wearing mainly the briefest Xero sandals but since receiving my Alston shoes I have worn them on a couple of occasions and find them very comfortable. I’m sure I’ll get lots of good wearing once the weather cools a bit. They are very comfortable with lots of toe room. However I have changed the laces as leather on leather didn’t allow easy lace tightening. If the grommets lined the lace hole completely, I think they would be ok. The replacement laces look fine and work well. Thank you, Robin.

NJ
01/14/2022
Nathan J.
US US

Wear them to church

These are awesome shoes for church. We bought them for my teenager and he loves them. I'm planning on getting a pair for myself soon.

BC
01/14/2022
Buddy C.
US US

Dress shoe

When my church requested ushers adhere to dress code which included no tennis/running shoes, I decided to try the Alston as my Sunday dress shoe. It provides the same comfort I have in my Xero sandals, trail runners, and hiking boots.

NS
01/12/2022
Nathan S.
CA CA

Great fit

I have wide feet and even in zero drop shoes always find the toe boxes too narrow. These fit great and my feet can move around just the perfect amount without being loose.

AH
01/12/2022
Alex H.
CA CA

My only work shoe

Fantastic shoe that I use for my work as a chiropractor. Comfortable, flexible and after a couple months of use look are in incredibly good shape. Highly recommend.

A Xero Shoes Customer
DP
01/11/2022
David P.
US US

Comfortable. Quality. Stylish.

My thoughts on the Alston shoe is perfect. I have no issues. They fit very well and are comfortable, almost like a glove for feet! I am very pleased with the quality of the shoes. The leather is soft, yet durable for the purpose of being shoes. I love to wear them because they really look great and the style is casual, yet dressy too. This is the second pair of Xeroshoes I have. Because I really liked the first pair, the Daylight Hiker Fusion in which I bought for work. I became a fan. Since wearing these shoes I can really feel my feet just say .... Ahhhhhh!

A Xero Shoes Customer
JE
01/11/2022
Jared E.
US US

These Rock!

Stylish and comfy.

TW
01/11/2022
Terry W.
US US

Light, minimalist dress or casual

For work or occasional parties, these are great for keeping barefoot while looking great. The upper material not only looks great but is also very comfortable.

YS
01/11/2022
Yaacov S.
US US

Enjoying them. Thanks

Thanks. Enjoying them