ZELEN SIZE GUIDE

The Zelen runs fairly true to size. We recommend 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, UK or JP Size, check out the handy conversion charts below.

Men's Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
6.5 39.5 5.5 24.5
7 40 6 25
7.5 40.5 6.5 25.5
8 41 7 26
8.5 41.5 7.5 26.5
9 42 8 27
9.5 42.5 8.5 27.5
10 43 9 28
10.5 43.5 9.5 28.5
11 44 10 29
11.5 44.5 10.5 29.5
12 45 11 30
12.5 45.5 11.5 30.5
13 46 12 31
14 47 13 32
15 48 14 33

Women's Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
5 35.5 3.5 22
5.5 36 4 22.5
6 36.5 4.5 23
6.5 37 5 23.5
7 37.5 5.5 24
7.5 38 6 24.5
8 38.5 6.5 25
8.5 39 7 25.5
9 39.5 7.5 26
9.5 40 8 26.5
10 40.5 8.5 27
10.5 41 9 27.5
11 41.5 9.5 28
11.5 42 10 28.5
12 42.5 10.5 29
Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.

Zelen - Your eco-Friendly Road Runner

$129.99

An eco-friendly road running shoe made with sustainable materials.

We recommend ordering your usual size.
 
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Product Description

“This is the best shoe Xero Shoes has come up with thus far. It’s made from recycled and biodegradable materials. The sole itself is smooth, but grippy and excellent for road-running. It’s a real sustainable knockout.” – Jarvis C.

Introducing the eco-friendly Zelen: comfort and sustainability come together in this zero-drop, minimalist road running shoe made with biodegradable and recycled materials.

WHAT MAKES THE ZELEN THE IDEAL SUSTAINABLE RUNNING SHOE?

 

EARTH-FRIENDLY. VEGAN-FRIENDLY. FOOT-FRIENDLY.

The Zelen features a breathable knit upper made with rPET recycled material and a silky-smooth, biodegradable sock liner to keep you cool and comfortable mile after mile.

The flexible yet durable 5.0 mm FeelTrue® sole features a tire-inspired tread to give you confident grip and control on asphalt, cement, and pavement – all without sacrificing the ground feel and feedback you love from Xero Shoes.

The tension straps, made from earth-friendly recycled materials, are adjustable for added support and stability, allowing you to push further and faster. At a lightweight 7.8 oz per shoe in a men’s 9, the barely-there feel of this sustainable runner will have you flying down the road yellin’ “Zelen”!

PERFORMANCE AND STYLE.

The all-new Zelen is an eco-friendly performance shoe that’s fast enough to tackle your next half-marathon yet stylish enough to pair with jeans, shorts, or just about any attire. Hit your next sprint in these, then hit your next guys’ night.

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 a run as they did at the beginning, you haven’t tried the 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 supports proper posture. The low-to-the-ground design promotes perfect balance and agility. And our flexible soles give you “just right” protection so you can bend, move, and flex while you Feel the World® in total comfort.

Check out these reviews from Zelen wearers

ZELEN SIZE GUIDE

The Zelen runs fairly true to size.
We recommend 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, UK or JP Size, check out the handy conversion charts below.

Men’s Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
6.5 39.5 5.5 24.5
7 40 6 25
7.5 40.5 6.5 25.5
8 41 7 26
8.5 41.5 7.5 26.5
9 42 8 27
9.5 42.5 8.5 27.5
10 43 9 28
10.5 43.5 9.5 28.5
11 44 10 29
11.5 44.5 10.5 29.5
12 45 11 30
12.5 45.5 11.5 30.5
13 46 12 31
14 47 13 32
15 48 14 33

Women’s Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
5 35.5 3.5 22
5.5 36 4 22.5
6 36.5 4.5 23
6.5 37 5 23.5
7 37.5 5.5 24
7.5 38 6 24.5
8 38.5 6.5 25
8.5 39 7 25.5
9 39.5 7.5 26
9.5 40 8 26.5
10 40.5 8.5 27
10.5 41 9 27.5
11 41.5 9.5 28
11.5 42 10 28.5
12 42.5 10.5 29
Any questions? Just 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 Zelens

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

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BT
09/15/2022
B T.
US US

The day I saved my feet

Goodbye big name brands. My feet and hips have never been happier. I will NEVER go back!!!! Xero customer for life.

CW
09/15/2022
Corey W.
US US

Super comfortable

Easily the most enjoyable pair of shoes o own. I squat and deadlift in them and love them.

JD
09/14/2022
Jared D.
US US

Best Shoes Ever!

I struggled with ankle problems for almost 3 years until I found this shoe. Going to a minimalist shoe healed my ankle and started to strengthen my hip within a month. Now I wear nothing but Xero Shoes and minimalist shoes for the gym, running, hiking, and work!

NK
09/12/2022
Nick K.
US US

Best shoe I've ever worn.

I've worn barefoot shoes before and they were great. I bought the prios last year and bought the zellen earlier this year. The zellen combine the amazing feeling of waking barefoot with the comfort of a gym shoe. I also love the rednand grey colors of the style of zellen I purchased. I would recommend these shoes to anyone looking to try barefoot shoes.

RT
09/10/2022
RJ T.
United States United States

Awesome

These shoes are truly awesome. I am astounded a good looking shoe would be so comfortable. I would buy them in more colors.. and a high top that is similar color scheme would be pretty sweet looking.

ZW
09/07/2022
Zelly W.
US US

Can you say C O M F O R T A B L E ?

This is by far one of the most comfortable shoes to wear for to day to day activities. From grocery store runs to daily workouts this show feels amazing! Need more colors please!!!

SS
09/05/2022
Steven S.
US US

Great balance between Speed Force and Prios

I started my minimalist/barefoot journey with Speed Force and Z-Treks. An unfortunate side effect of strengthening feet is they grow and spread on you. So I was in the market for a larger size shoe I could wear to work on casual days, while also pulling duty during working out, running roads and light trails. I tried a Prio, but after the SF, I felt they were just too much shoe for me. I gave the new Zelens a chance, and am glad I did. Pulled the liner out immediately, and haven't looked back. I went with the all black for the conservative look at work, but these bad boys perform. I find them to be a great balance between the SpeedForce and Prios. Not quite the ground feel and flexibility of the SF, but the material and fit is not as big and bulky as the Prios. Very satisfied.

Xero Shoes Zelen - Men Review
JD
09/05/2022
Jon D.
CA CA

Great stuff

Love them. Wear them everyday for at home and the office!

BY
09/03/2022
Bryan Y.
US US

Great Shoe

Love it. Only issue is the thin sole on my one foot slides up the back when I wear them but otherwise I barely feel like I have shoes on and love it!

KP
08/31/2022
KEO P.
US US

Great Shoe for everyday wear!

This my my go-to for everyday hybrid wear. It's not as specialized for running (HFS) but is great for the gym (cross functional training) and for everyday errands around the city. Love it.