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

$134.99

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 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.

NY
10/19/2021
Nathan Y.
US US

Love the Alston's. Very comfy. I've always liked going bare foot. But just discovered barefoot shoes about a year ago. They are awesome

TK
10/19/2021
Todd K.
US US
A stylish shoe to wear at work

I have been wearing Xero shoes for about a year - I own several different models. When I returned to the office, I didn't want to go back to my previous work shoes because they felt unresponsive and I didn't like the heel raise. My feet and walking posture had adjusted to the Xero shoe platform. I bought the Alston hoping they would look formal enough to wear at the office. The Alston may not look as formal as my previous work shoes, but I wouldn't wear anything else at this point. Only when required to wear a suit will I wear my more formal shoes. Otherwise, I slip into my Alstons every morning and don't think about my feet until the end of the day when I take them off, put on my Xero Prios, and walk the dogs a couple of miles. I recommend the Alston for those that need a shoe more formal than a sneaker for work.

DS
10/19/2021
Doug S.
US US
Great every day work shoe.

I do physical therapy everyday and absolutely love the balance a freedom of motion these shoes have while still looking professional. Paired with 5 toe socks it’s the ultimate balance of balance and comfort while looking professional.

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RG
10/18/2021
Ricardo G.
PR PR
Very confortable and stylish shoes

Very confortable. Very stylish. Very happy with my purchase.

GM
10/18/2021
Greg M.
US US
Allston

My first pair were not a true fit so I needed to exchange them for one size larger than usual, same as was recommended for the HFS’s I bought. Never had a pair of shoes before that didn’t jam my toes into a cramped space. Lots of room for them now, and the shoes feel great. Only suggestion is that the laces are a bit too long.

JF
10/17/2021
James F.
US US
Needed dress shoes that didn’t hurt my feet

This is my first pair of Xero shoes. Probably not one’s typical first buy from Xero! I recently accepted a position that requires a great deal of standing, whilst dressed in a coat and tie. My old dress shoes (ballroom dance shoes, actually) were starting to crush my toes and causing pain from so much wearing. I’ve been interested in Xero shoes for some time, and took the plunge when they began offering the Alston. It too a few minutes to adjust to the flat sole with no heel, but my feet and back are grateful! I was starting to experience some lower back pain which I had attributed to old age, but the pain has almost completely vanished since switching to the Alston. My feet are thankful for the wide toebox! The look of the Alston is more of a casual Friday shoe, but still looks great as the base to my suits and slacks, This may be my first pair of Xero’s, but I’m certain it won’t be my last.

GR
10/16/2021
Greg R.
US US
Xero shoes

Love them. Pretty comfy for being stylish

HB
10/14/2021
Hans B.
NL NL
Alston

Great. Finally I can show up at work barefoot

NB
10/10/2021
Nathan B.
US US
Nice and comfortable

Finally have xeroshoes my wife lets me go out in lol comfortable like all my xero shoes and sandals and the leather is soft.