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 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.

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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.

TD
11/06/2019
Timothy D.
US US

Alston

I love these shoes. They are super comfortable.

A Xero Shoes Customer
PG
10/18/2019
Peter G.
US US

Most comfortable dress shoes I’ve ever worn

At first I was worried about my Xero dress shoes because the sole seemed incredibly thin and as a teacher I’m on my feet 8 hours a day. After using this product for over a month they’ve become like a second skin and unlike other shoes they never leave me in pain at the end of the day. If you really want a dress show designed for maximum confirm for the long haul, buy this product.

A Xero Shoes Customer
DB
10/17/2019
Dean B.
US US

Most comfortable “dress” shoes I’ve ever owned

I hate wearing typical “dress shoes”. My experience is that they have often been narrow, and then I am not a fan of the usually higher heals. I almost exclusively wear Xero products at this point, but my work occasionally requires that I wear a nicer looking shoe. When I heard that Xero was releasing a dressier product, I leapt at the opportunity. They are as I had hoped—the most comfortable dress shoe I have ever worn or owned. I even find myself wanting to wear them in situations I would never have bothered to wear a nicer shoe, because they are so comfortable. They are stiff right out of the box, but they quickly loosen up. They are comfortable enough to wear all day, and they don’t weigh a ton. I bought a black pair and I am quite pleased with them.

A Xero Shoes Customer
KB
10/17/2019
Kieran B.
US US

Finally some zero drop dress shoes!

Finally some zero drop dress shoes! They feel like butter on my feet. I am a high school teacher so I am on my feet all day every day. I can now go the distance pain free thanks to these Xero shoes!

Kieran Brennan verified customer review of Alston
DM
10/16/2019
Daniel M.
US US

Style, comfort, zero drop, love.

I'm wearing the Alston all day today, teaching three hour-long classes and having several meetings. I'm on my feet, walking around, checking on students. These are great shoes that follow the shape of my foot, allowing lots of toe box room, which is just what I need. Super pumped about these, and they'll now be my go-to brown shoes in addition to my current black hanas, also from Xero.

JK
10/14/2019
Jacob K.
US US

Work Shoes!

i'm only giving these a 3 star rating right now, I've worn them a couple days so my review is only from a short trial period. id recommend going a size up first of all. after i received them i noticed the sole was not quite as flexible as i had hoped, this is my first pair of Xero shoes so i'm not sure how there others are, but my minimalist gym shoes (not xero) are way more flexible in the sole. the buffalo leather isn't quite as giving as id hoped either. the tongue is digging into the top of my foot a little more than id like. i do truly believe the leather will soften with time and breaking in, so that shouldn't be an issue, and as for the sole its definitely not a deal breaker. i still like them way more than the regular dress shoes i was wearing for work so i would still recommend these if that is what you're looking for. will also add to this once i break them in a bit.

A
10/13/2019
Al
United States United States

Didn't work for me...

I had great success with the Terraflex shoes and wanted something with a more dressy look to use for work. These shoes look great. However, they didn't work well for me. They seemed to be designed for a much wider foot/ankle. Upon lacing and tightening them up, the eyelets were as close together as possible and the loops on the heel strap were touching. When walking downhill, my toes would painfully ram into the front of the shoe. I tried to live with them for a couple of weeks, but I eventually had to give up. They might have fit better with hiking socks, but that seems to defeat the purpose of these kinds of shoes.

CO
10/13/2019
Christopher O.
US US

My second pair of Xeroshoes.

My first pair of Xeroshoes were the Terraflex. I love those shoes very much. Now I have the Alston's in brown color. I love the way they look. They have a dressy casual look. They can be worn with jeans or dress pants. The Alston's are very comfortable to walk in. They're not hard and stiff like regular dress shoes. I am a very happy customer for the second time. You know what, I wish that the Alston's would come in a very light tan color also. 🙂 Keep up the great work.

A Xero Shoes Customer
T
10/12/2019
Tim
United States United States

I really like these shoes but would love them if...

So, I think overall these shoes are quality and they look great with Jeans and Chinos. The leather is good, the insole is thin but provides just a hint of give. the sole is flexy and soft enough to remind me somewhat of my Prios. The thing that I dislike about these shoes is the leather shoe laces. They are complete garbage. A shoe like this should come with a quality set of laces that don't stretch and break in the first month of ownership. I really want to give these shoes a five star but the laces are no good at all.

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