HFS II - Lightweight Road Runner

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.

HFS II - Lightweight Road Runner

$119.99

Natural comfort and flexibility for whatever moves you

We recommend your usual size.
  • 5,000 mile sole warrantySole warranty
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Product Description

“Best shoes I have ever worn. I actually get excited about putting them on each day.” – Douglas M.

HFS II – A New Take On Our Most Popular Running Shoe

An evolution of our best selling road running shoe, the HFS II is even more comfortable, and more stylish.

While we call it a road runner, we know you’ll do much more in it and can’t wait to see the pics of where it takes you and what you do.

A man running down an open dirt road on a sunny day in his HFS II barefoot shoes.

Light, Grippier, and Comfier

Like the original HFS, the HFS II is super lightweight (8.3 oz, M9) so you’ll feel like you’re flying down the road. And with a new tire tread-inspired outsole, you’ll feel secure even if you go off road.

HFS II is so comfy, you might forget to take them off at the end of your run – we’ve even had people go to bed still wearing their shoes because they forgot they had them on!

We Haven’t Sole-d Out 🙂

The HFS II sole looks thick, but it’s an illusion.

We’ve added a thin BareFoam™ layer for extra protection and wrapped it, cup-like, around the upper giving the HFS II a more familiar-looking profile.

Made to Last

Like all Xero Shoes, the HFS II has a 5,000 mile sole warranty to outlast typical running shoes that are supposed to be replaced after 200-500 miles.

Why HFS?

Well, it could be for the “Highly Flexible Sole” that lets your foot move naturally, or the face you’ll make when you put it on — “Happy Face Shoe” — or the way you run in it with a “High Frequency Stride”, or what you exclaim when you put it on and feel the comfort and light weight: “Holy ___ ___!”

There are as many possible answers as there are things you’ll do in the HFS II.

WE MAKE PERFORMANCE 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 HFS II.

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!

A close up shot of a man standing on a rock in his HFS II running shoes.

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SIZE GUIDE

We recommend ordering your regular 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.

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

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
Any questions? Contact the Customer Happiness Team, we’re here to help!

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.

The Prio is our best-selling “do almost anything” shoe — running, hiking, working out, you name it.
With a durable upper, it provides a bit more protection.

The Speed Force is our lightest, “most barefoot” shoe.
More feedback as you step and a mesh upper that holds like a glove, you get a “barely there” experience.

The HFS is lighter than the Prio, more rugged than the Speed Force.
The HFS’s sole has a tire tread-inspired sole that’s made to handle roads and have extra traction.
The huarache-inspired midfoot and instep straps are “hiding” behind a protective welded material.
And the moisture wicking lining for extra comfort and breathability.

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.

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CA
05/28/2024
Carlos A.
US US

Hfs

Like them they are very comfortable

RV
05/27/2024
Roman V.
DE DE

From almost perfect road racer to just average allrounder.

I've tried a lot of barefoot/minimalist running footwear. The original HFS was an almost perfect minimalist running shoe that I absolutely love, blindly recommended and even bought twice. Lightweight, breathable, with very good barefoot feel. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the HFS II. Although the HFS II looks super great, fits and feels also very well while wearing, the ground feel is much less barefoot. The thickness of the outsole of the original HFS was claimed at 5mm. Since running on gravel isn't uncomfortable anymore I assume the HFS II has an outsole of about 8mm (it must be signicant more since Xero doesn't claim the thickness anymore). The outsole also feels harder (maybe the rubber compound ist different). The weight of the HFS II is about 8% more. A 45 sized HFS II weighs 259g each (original HFS was 240g at size 45.5). The tread of the outsole is a bit deeper and more grippy which makes the shoe more suitable for running on trails/dirt/gravel. The HFS II is also less breathable. When running fast, long or in warm weather my feet gets pretty hot and therefore sweaty which causes blisters more likely. In the original HFS I've never got hot feet. Unfortunately the original HFS isn't available in my size anymore. Hope an HFS III will somehow be more like the original HFS - a lightweight road racer instead of an average allround daily trainer. Cause of the newly designed outsole the HFS II to me feels more like a trail version of the original HFS. So Xero would be better off offering 2 versions of the HFS - one with a thicker, more treaded outsole (HFS II or simply just the Mesa Trail) and a lighter version with a thinner more barefoot feel outsole.

05/28/2024

Xero Shoes

Thank you for your detailed feedback on the HFS II. We're glad to hear that you loved the original HFS and appreciate your thorough comparison. It's clear that the original HFS's lightweight, breathable design and barefoot feel were a perfect match for your running needs, and we're sorry that the HFS II did not meet these same standards for you. Your observations about the thicker outsole, increased weight, reduced breathability, and overall design changes are valuable to us. We'll pass your feedback to our product development team to consider for future updates. We understand your desire for a minimalist running shoe that retains the characteristics you loved about the original HFS. If you have any further concerns or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer happiness team. We appreciate your continued support and hope to better meet your expectations in the future.

WW
05/26/2024
Willard W.
US US

Men’s HFS-2

This is my first pair and I hope to run many miles in them. Great shoe so far. Exactly what I’ve been looking for. Looking forward to visiting your store in Denver when I visit in the near future.

MT
05/25/2024
Mark T.
US US

HFS are the best

Love my new HFS’s so much I bought another pair!

RM
05/24/2024
Ryan M.
US US

My favorite shoes ever

I love these shoes. They are perfect. I use them for everyday life and lifting (squatting and deadlifts) I use to be a big Altra fan but iv switched teams to Xero!