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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SA
09/17/2019
Stephen A.
US US

This shoe is a bit heavy for me - I wish I had bought the Excursion

I have 6 pairs of Xero shoes and wear nothing else most of the time, so you know I love your shoes! But the Alston is quite heavy compared to everything else I own and my toes feel quite restricted - I wish I had bought the new waterproof Excursion instead. Thanks for making such great shoes, though!!!

G
09/17/2019
Glenn

Still breaking the Alston in...

The shoe looks great, although it did not feel as comfortable to wear initially as my other Xero shoes. I find the shape around the ankle a little high and it presses into my ankles causing discomfort. I wish the shape around the ankle area was more like the Hana in size and did not hurt the under the ankle. Being leather, it is a bit tougher too, and I suspect that over time it will soften as I wear them in. Perhaps, I may report a different experience after they are more worn in. However, they feel great when standing and the feet feel free and comfortable better than any other leather shoe I have previously owned.

WS
09/16/2019
Wayne S.
US US

Excellent

I am well pleased with my Alston shows.

BH
09/16/2019
Brian H.
US US

Not great...yet?

I love the idea of Xero Shoes doing a leather dressier shoe, but after wearing it for about a week, it's still not comfortable. The roominess is nice, especially in the toes, but the crease that's formed when walking in a leather shoe pushes down on my foot too much and the shoe is in contact with the top of my right foot, so maybe it needs to be taller on the inside too. I'll keep trying to break them in, hoping that it'll conform to my foot more, but I'm glad I can wear my Prios to work!

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JW
09/16/2019
Jason W.
US US

Fantastic Shoe!

I love these and they look great at the office with a pair of slacks. When they first arrived there was a small defect in the sole of the left shoe and customer support made the process of exchanging them for a new pair extremely easy and quick. These are now my daily wear shoes at the office.

TD
09/14/2019
Tim D.
AU AU

Nice work shoe

I like them. look good but leather is a bit stiff as they are new but I expect they will loosen up over time

FM
09/14/2019
Francis M.
AU AU

Comfy, well made, but the color is brown.

For new shoes these are amazingly comfortable and when broken in should be even better. The picture says caramel but the shoes I got are a dirt brown...not a deal breaker but worth taking up with the makers.

IC
09/14/2019
Isaí C.
US US

Shoe size 0.5 bigger than my usual.

Love this brand of shoes, though recently I've had to change my shoe size from 10.5 to 11 (my feet didn't get bigger, Xero changed their sizing templates) (currently own 3 pairs of Prios that I swap with). The website states that: "The Alston fits true to size*... *Please note our sizing recommendations are based on customer feedback and do not ensure a proper fit." Ordered the Black Alston at 10.5 thinking that they'd gone back to their original shoe sizing. Had to return them to swap for size 11 and Brown (realized I need brown dress shoes instead of black). The return process seemed painless enough since the website only mentioned (to summarize): "for Returns, fill in the return sheet, put it IN the box, print this postage info, put it ON the box, put the box in the mailbox, no other action required". According to USPS, the shipment was received on Sept 6, though I have yet to hear anything back from them. No "shipment received" email, or a "here's your money back" email. I'm really hoping to use these shoes soon, especially since the soles felt VERY comfortable, just that my toes were hitting the front of the shoe.

GM
09/13/2019
Glen M.
US US

I love the look but

I love the look but they are a good bit stiffer than what I would prefer in the heal area. I am not sure if they are over sized or if my foot is contracting a bit from wearing minimalist shoes for a couple of years, but I should have sent them back for a smaller size. It has been too hot where I live to try them very much. I think they will break in nicely.

LD
09/13/2019
Logan D.
US US

Alston

There was a slight break in period (1 week), now they are perfect. They look good and feel great. I have been wearing mine to work every day, using them during lunch walks, and they haven’t let me down. They are a great shoe! Thanks XERO! You made my feet happy.

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