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.

Zelen - an Eco-friendly road running shoe from Xero Shoes. NEW for 2022

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 5.0mm FeelTrue® sole is made with enhanced biodegradable rubber and 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.
Category: Policies

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.

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Category: Policies

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.

Category: Policies

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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DD
06/26/2022
Daniel D.
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Comfort at it’s finest

So comfortable and supportive

BA
06/24/2022
Brando A.
US US

Best Barefoot Minimalist shoes I’ve worn

Decided to give Xero a chance, and I’m glad I did. I bought another pair as well after my first

JT
06/23/2022
John T.
US US

Zelen review

I recently decided to lose some weight and be an overall healthier person. I also started researching things to help me on my journey….that’s how I found Zero shoes! I started out with the Zelen and immediately started feeling the benefits. I started the transition slowly, wearing them around the house, then wearing them on short trips outside on errands. After about a month, I started wearing them to the gym, and I haven’t looked back since. My toes have so much room to spread out, I am no longer getting the numbness in my toes that I was getting in traditional tennis shoes. I absolutely love my Zelens! I liked them so much, I have purchased 2 pair of Prios, the HFS, and the aqua shoe!

BO
06/23/2022
Brendan O.
US US

Xero Shoes and Zelen

This is my second pair of Xero Shoes. I started with Prio and now have the Zelen. I will never go back to other shoes. These shoes are comfortable, and I can wear them all day/evening and never worry about my feet hurting. I alternate pairs just to wear something different. The shoes are holding up extremely well and are not showing any signs of wear. I'm a fan!

JS
06/21/2022
Joshua S.
US US

Performance meets design

I own 4 pairs of Xeros and these are my favorite. I've taken these for about 20 miles of running so far and they've become my go-to pair. They are light and breathe well on hot days. My stride is still learning barefoot style running and I've had to hold back my gait even though these feel so smooth, and I want to push them. My kids constantly step on my feet as well and dirt brushes right off. I usually won't spring for shoes at this price point but I'm very pleased and hope these reach the 5,000 miles they promise.

SF
06/20/2022
Stuart F.
US US

LOVE My Zelen's

Xero complaints here! I would love to see some more color options but they have met all my expectations.

CL
06/20/2022
Craig L.
US US

Excellent Quality

Love the minimalist feel, light weight, and especially how it wraps my feet. Great for everyday trail runs.

WB
06/17/2022
William B.
US US

Life changing!

Shoes are so comfortable once you adapt to the barefoot style of walking. My normal shoes now hurt just from too much art support and squishing my toes back into each other.

BG
06/17/2022
Brent G.
US US

Good Overall Shoe

I really like the look of these shoes. They are light and breathable. My only complaint is that the toebox on these shoes is narrower than my other Xero shoes (Mesa Trails and Alstons). I prefer the wider toebox.

RI
06/16/2022
Robert I.
US US

Great fit and feel

I have 6-8 pairs of different xero shoes and this style is my favorite.