We recommend ordering your usual 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 or UK Size, check out the handy conversion charts below.

Men's Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes
6.5 39.5 5.5
7 40 6
7.5 40.5 6.5
8 41 7
8.5 41.5 7.5
9 42 8
9.5 42.5 8.5
10 43 9
10.5 43.5 9.5
11 44 10
11.5 44.5 10.5
12 45 11
12.5 45.5 11.5
13 46 12
14 47 13
15 48 14

Women's Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes
5 35.5 3.5
5.5 36 4
6 36.5 4.5
6.5 37 5
7 37.5 5.5
7.5 38 6
8 38.5 6.5
8.5 39 7
9 39.5 7.5
9.5 40 8
10 40.5 8.5
10.5 41 9
11 41.5 9.5
11.5 42 10
12 42.5 10.5
Any questions? Contact the Customer Happiness Team, call us at 303 447 3100, or send us an email. We’re here to help.

Born to Run Shoes – Men

$119.99$129.99

We recommend your usual size.
For a limited time - get a copy of Born to Run 2 for ONLY $20 when purchased along with your shoes!
1 × Born to Run 2 Book - The Ultimate Training Guide

Limited Quantities Available.

Original price was: $30.00 Current price is: $20.00
  • 5,000 mile sole warrantySole warranty
  • Over 71,000 5 star reviews!71,000+ 5-star reviews!
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Product Description

“I never found a shoe company I could believe in until I put these on my feet. I’m so happy to partner with Xero Shoes, and I’m 100% confident in recommending them to anybody.”
– Christopher McDougall, co-author, Born to Run 2.

Christopher McDougall

“The Mesa Trail II gives the fit and feel I want with the protection I need for the mountains. The Zelen is my all-purpose shoe for every day and my go-to for road running.”
Eric Orton, co-author, Born to Run 2.

The Trail and Road Shoes Natural Running Experts Love

Christopher McDougall and Eric Orton, co-authors of the best-selling Born to Run 2, have teamed up with Xero Shoes to create exclusive versions of their favorite naturally inspired running shoes.

The Mesa Trail II and Zelen’s lightweight, foot-friendly designs have already helped tens of thousands of people experience the joy of barefoot-style running.

They’re also an eye-catching, minimalist must-have for everything you do.

Wearing the Born to Run trail and road shoes says you’re part of a community that’s serious about running faster and further with ease – and keeping your feet healthy and happy doing it.

Pair The Ultimate Running Shoes With the Ultimate Running Plan

In this follow-up to Christopher McDougall’s iconic Born to Run, co-authors McDougall and Orton dive even deeper into how to be a happier, healthier runner – and human being.

Here’s what you’ll discover in Born to Run 2:

Born to Run Mesa trail II

  • Best for trails
  • Color: BTR Red with Born to Run logos
  • Breathable mesh upper with moisture-wicking lining
  • Welded sidewalls, durable toe cap
  • Adjustable in-step and mid-foot straps tension straps for secure fit
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Removable 3mm sock-liner (for more/less barefoot feel)
  • Rugged 3.5 mm lugs for on-trail traction
  • 3.5 mm TrailFoam™ layer
  • Light weight: 8.2 oz (232 g) M9

Born to Run Zelen

  • Best for roads, tracks, and pavement
  • Color: BTR blue with Born to Run logos
  • A road running shoe made with recycled upper materials
  • Breathable knit upper with silky-smooth sock liner
  • Adjustable in-step and mid-foot straps tension straps for secure fit
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Removable 3mm sock-liner (for more/less barefoot feel)
  • 5.0 mm FeelTrue™ sole with tire-inspired tread
  • Light weight: 7.8 oz (221 g) M9

WE MAKE TRAIL AND ROAD RUNNING SHOES SO
COMFORTABLE, YOU'LL FORGET THEY'RE EVEN ON.

If your feet don’t feel as good at the end of the day as they did in the beginning, you haven’t tried the Born to Run Mesa Trail II and Born to Run Zelen.

Life-changing comfort and superior performance come from letting your feet do what’s natural – bend, move, flex and feel.

All Xero Shoes feature a wider, foot-shaped toe box that lets your toes spread and relax, a non-elevated “zero drop” heel for proper posture, low-to-the-ground design for perfect balance and agility, and a flexible sole that gives you “just right” protection so you can bend, move, flex, and Live Life Feet First!

We recommend ordering your usual 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 or UK Size, check out the handy conversion charts below.

Men’s Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes
6.5 39.5 5.5
7 40 6
7.5 40.5 6.5
8 41 7
8.5 41.5 7.5
9 42 8
9.5 42.5 8.5
10 43 9
10.5 43.5 9.5
11 44 10
11.5 44.5 10.5
12 45 11
12.5 45.5 11.5
13 46 12
14 47 13
15 48 14

Women’s Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes
5 35.5 3.5
5.5 36 4
6 36.5 4.5
6.5 37 5
7 37.5 5.5
7.5 38 6
8 38.5 6.5
8.5 39 7
9 39.5 7.5
9.5 40 8
10 40.5 8.5
10.5 41 9
11 41.5 9.5
11.5 42 10
12 42.5 10.5
Any questions? Contact the Customer Happiness Team, call us at 303 447 3100, or send us an email. We’re here to help.

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.

Please go to Xero Shoes Return Policy page to learn about our 45-day return policy.

Caring for your Xero Shoes

To clean your Xero Shoes, hand wash with warm water, mild soap and allow them to air dry. We do not recommend putting them in the washing machine or dryer.

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05/12/2024
Lukas O.
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Lukas

Amazing product that achieved the mark on each of its promises. Long lasting materials,, flexibility, and comfort to name a few.

05/15/2024

Xero Shoes

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We're thrilled to hear that our product has exceeded your expectations and delivered on its promises. Providing long-lasting materials, flexibility, and comfort are top priorities for us, and we're delighted to know that you've experienced these benefits firsthand. If you ever need assistance or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your support and hope you continue to enjoy your Xero Shoes for many adventures to come!

DG
05/05/2024
David G.
US US

The best shoes I’ve ever ran in!

These are super comfy, perfect fit, perfect amount of protection on the trails. I love them!

05/15/2024

Xero Shoes

We're thrilled to hear that you love your Xero Shoes! Comfort and protection on the trails are exactly what we aim for, and we're delighted that our shoes delivered just that for you. If you ever need assistance or have any questions, feel free to reach out. Thank you for choosing Xero Shoes, and happy trails!

OP
04/25/2024
Oliver P.
US US

Light and durable trail shoes!

Great for hikes/runs, helps with traction, very breathable, and no bulk. Love wearing them!

04/25/2024

Xero Shoes

It's fantastic to hear that your shoes are performing so well for hikes and runs! The traction, breathability, and lightweight design are all important features, and we're thrilled that they're meeting your needs and allowing you to enjoy your activities. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need assistance. We're here to ensure you continue to love wearing your shoes for all your adventures!

SC
04/24/2024
Stan C.
US US

Not Good

I am not giving up. With my limited use, this is my least favorite shoe. 1) they don't seem to fit my feet, They are much too large unlike my other Xero shoe. My "Speed Force" is a much better shoe. However, I will keep trying. Possibly "Fleet Feet" Super Feet insole will help the fit and feel.

04/24/2024

Xero Shoes

It's disheartening to hear that the shoes aren't meeting your expectations. We're committed to ensuring your satisfaction and would love the opportunity to improve your experience. If you need further assistance or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer happiness team. We appreciate your continued support and feedback as we strive to provide the best products and services possible.

TA
04/24/2024
Thomas A.
US US

So far so good. I am about to run 250 miles in them in early May. I am going to run the Cocodona 250. I will take some pics and let you know how it goes. I love the sandals. I have been barefoot training and making my own sandals for years. The trail show is so exciting for me because I want the protection without the all the foam. I am also from Denver. But I live in Prescott AZ. I Have been running ultra since 1997