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 5.0 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.
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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RP
08/09/2022
Rachael P.
US US

First barefoot shoe for my son

These are my 15 year old's first pair of barefoot shoes. They fit true to size, and he likes how wide the toe box is compared to conventional athletic shoes. He spends a lot of time barefoot as a martial artist instructor, so he feels right at home in these and says they are very comfortable.

MW
08/08/2022
Matthew W.
US US

Great lightweight flexible shoe

These are my second pair of Xero’s. Slimmer and lighter than the Prio, a great lightweight shoe.

JC
08/05/2022
Jeremy C.
US US

More amazingness!

These shoes are just as comfy as my Prios and that was a high bar! So very glad as I chose these because my size in prio was out of stock. Note I am glad to have two different styles without sacrificing any comfort. Thanks guys!

DB
08/04/2022
Doug B.
US US

I’m your biggest fan!

I am currently an elementary principal and I’m on my feet all day. I used to complain about my feet hurting, but now with my Xero shoes I’ve stopped complaining about my feet. I have 3 pairs of Xero shoes and I wear them all the time. I am active outside every day and it doesn’t matter the activity, Xero shoes are my choice.

DG
07/31/2022
Dan G.
US US

Love these shoes

I have about 4 pairs of Xero shoes. I am a personal trainer and gym owner in Colorado. These are by far my favorite brand of shoes. I have been wearing the prio for about a year. I thought they were my favorite style but once I started wearing the Zelen, hold on I think I have a new favorite Xero shoe. I love the Zelen! They are amazing the workout in as well.

DJ
07/31/2022
Dalton J.
US US

Amazing shoe

The most comfortable shoe I have ever worn! Perfect for the gym, golfing, or just every day use. Give your feet the freedom and comfort they deserve

JL
07/31/2022
Jaime L.
US US

My Favorite running shoe

This is my new favorite running shoe. Foot shaped toe box that allows my toes to splay. I am still wearing toe spacers as one part of my training to help rehabilitate my toes from the many years of wearing narrow toe boxed shoes. The light weight knit shoe is a great fit. I love the laces and the mid foot locking design. My favorite running shoe

CS
07/30/2022
Christian S.
US US

Good Running

These are my first shoes that I am using in the "barefoot" space to transition into ultimately thinner sole shoes for running. These are ridiculously light and are indeed helping me "relearn" how to run since my running strike pattern with "normal" shoes was very heel first heavy. There is some getting used to but overall I think these are great entry point for me.

BC
07/30/2022
Bronson C.
US US

Best shoe to date!

I've been wearing these to work for awhile now. They're great. Comfortable, breath well and durable. Very happy with these.

JB
07/30/2022
James B.
US US

The Best!

Xero shoes have changed my life…never going back to standard shoes!