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 – Women

$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!
  • Natural Fit, Feel and MotionNatural feel

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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

When you buy the Born To Run Mesa Trail II or Born to Run Zelen, you can get a copy of the best-selling book Born To Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide for just $20, discounted from $30 MSRP.

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: 6.4 oz. (181 g) W7

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: 6.5 oz. (184 g) W7

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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LP
06/13/2024
Lisa P.
US US

Love these

They are exactly what I was hoping for! Fit great! Love them!

ST
05/19/2024
Stephanie T.
US US

Review-Born to Run

I love wearing these shoes. They are very comfortable and love the way they fit.

CC
04/13/2024
Carol C.
US US

guess I’m not a barefoot kinda gal….

guess I’m not a barefoot kinda gal — not enough shoe between my foot and the ground. I was very interested to try because I loved the Born to Run books so the endorsement influenced me greatly to try out the brand - but too thin for me to enjoy. the worse part tho I think has been trying to return them….. ugh. Can’t reach the company, have been emailed to delay my return, apparently going to be an expensive return - anyway - I’m sure they are great for people who want to run barefoot! that’s the point, yes? Just didn’t work for me.

04/16/2024

Xero Shoes

We're sorry to hear that our shoes didn't meet your expectations and that you've encountered difficulties with the return process. Your feedback is important to us, and we apologize for any inconvenience you've experienced. While our shoes are designed for a minimalist feel, we understand that they may not be suitable for everyone. We're committed to improving our customer service and ensuring a smooth return process for all our customers. If you have any further concerns or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact our customer happiness team. Thank you for giving us a try, and we wish you the best in finding the right footwear for you.

MM
03/31/2024
Marie M.
US US

Best shoe ever!

I have been looking for the “right” shoe for me for a long time. I have some issues with my feet and it is difficult to find a shoe that I can wear all day without pain or discomfort. This is most definitely the right shoe. Fits well, supports, and , most important, feels great all day.

04/02/2024

Xero Shoes

We're delighted to hear that you've found the perfect shoe for your needs with Xero Shoes! It's wonderful to know that our shoes provide the support and comfort you require, allowing you to wear them all day. Your satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities, and we're thrilled that we could provide you with a solution that works for you. If you ever have any questions or need assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you for choosing Xero Shoes, and here's to many more comfortable days ahead!

MS
03/28/2024
Mindi S.
US US

Cute, light, wide no arch support

no arch support....I have very high arches and after a day of wearing my knees and legs hurt....can not imaging running in them,.

03/29/2024

Xero Shoes

We deeply apologize for the discomfort you experienced with our shoes due to the lack of arch support. Our minimalist design aims to provide a natural feel, but we understand it may not suit everyone's needs. For customers with high arches, we recommend exploring our alternative styles that offer more support. Your feedback is invaluable as we continuously strive to improve our products. We want to ensure your comfort and satisfaction with our footwear. Please reach out to our customer happiness team for further assistance. Thank you for your support and understanding as we work to address your concerns.