Zelen - Your eco-Friendly Road Runner

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 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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01/25/2023
Sooin L.
US US

Excellent Customer Service

When the knit upper started unraveling after 5 months, I contacted the customer service for advice. They reminded me the shoes were under 2-year warranty and sent me a new pair! The Zelens are great though a bit more than my taste for barefoot shoes. However, they are my all-purpose shoes, even appropriate for work in a hospital setting. Then I pulled the trigger on Speed Force finally after a long hesitation, which is a whole different ball game. Speed Force all the way for me. Zelen for work.

AD
01/23/2023
Anna D.
US US

Great sneaker

My son loves them. Have to him as a gift.

KK
01/20/2023
KenM K.
US US

My new favorite shoe

I love my new Zelens! I have been a xero fan and owner for a while just got these. They are instantly my new favorite running shoe. Thanks!

JP
01/13/2023
Jonathan P.
US US

Exceptional comfort

These provide a real barefoot feel while walking around or running and are simply among the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. Ordering my normal size still provided some extra toe room - did not need to order 1/2 size up.

KK
01/13/2023
KennethM K.
US US

Love them!

This is my second set of Xeros and my first set of Zelen. I have been running in the HFS, which I really liked. I think the Zelens are a step up! No pun intended :/) They fit great, feel great and are my now go to running show.

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01/05/2023
David
US US

Best Shoes I've Ever Owned

I've had these shoes since March 2022; it is now January 2023. In that time, they have barely aged at all. I've included pictures, so you can see what might be expected to wear after almost a year. I wear these shoes everywhere, including to the gym. They have discolored slightly, but that is to be expected with anything white. I've also put virtually no effort into cleaning them or maintaining them. There is not a single tear or breakage that I've noticed. After a few weeks of adjusting to them, I removed the inner sole and have worn them as such ever since with no regret. With my toe socks, there is incredible ground feel. I can feel that the treadmills at my gym are not actually flat anymore due to wear. The sizing is also very good. These are my second pair of barefoot shoes after a pair of Vibrams. Ironically, I think my toes have more room to spread in these than the Vibrams, because the individual toe boxes of the Vibrams are more constricting. In light rain or snow, the Zelens have no issue either. Of course, in heavier conditions, I would recommend barefoot boots. They can get cold in the winter, but I also tend to have really cold feet. They are extremely comfortable shoes and, they have held up better than any other shoe I've ever owned. I would gladly wear a shoe like this for the rest of my life. Thank you Xeroshoes for existing and, please everyone, keep giving them money, so they can continue to exist into the future!

AG
12/25/2022
Anthony G.
CA CA

Great.

There light, and you feel everything. There night and day compared to my reeboxs that they've completely replaced.

MB
12/23/2022
Murray B.
NZ NZ

Zelen Highly recommended !!!

My Zelens are fantastic! Was a bit nervous about sizing but as the helpful lady said on the phone Zelen uppers are really flexible and the precise fit is snug and comfortable. As they’re white and blue they will serve as casual shoes for the New Zealand summer. Highly recommended!!! I might even pick up a darker pair to replace my old HFS 😉

JC
12/17/2022
Joshua C.
US US

Xero shoes have changed my life!!!

Every shoe I have hurt my feet. I bought Xeros and NO more pain. I am a professional that normally wears dress shoes and no matter how much money I spent on highend shoes my feet always hurt at the end of the day. No I only wear my Xeros shoes. I can't tell you how amazing it feels to get home and forget that I am wearing them. I only wish I would have switch years ago. Thanks Xero from my happy feet.

JC
12/17/2022
Joshua C.
US US

Xero shoes have changed my life!!!

Every shoe I have hurt my feet. I bought Xeros and NO more pain. I am a professional that normally wears dress shoes and no matter how much money I spent on highend shoes my feet always hurt at the end of the day. No I only wear my Xeros shoes. I can't tell you how amazing it feels to get home and forget that I am wearing them. I only wish I would have switch years ago. Thanks Xero from my happy feet.