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, 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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EH
11/11/2022
Elissa H.
US US

great shoe

My son loves these shoes. Normally he's running around barefoot but he actually likes to wear these. I really like the style and colors so now I want a pair of the women's for myself.

GS
11/11/2022
Grant S.
CA CA

Far better than anything I've had before

I'd been researching shoe options and trying different shoes out in store, and realized that the large cushion layer beneath most shoes seem to be throwing off my natural balance. I had begun to gravitate towards wearing my Merrell trail gloves even on pavement. These are a lot better then the Merrell trail gloves, and way better then any other shoe because of how they let me balance naturally and connect to the ground with their thin sole layer. I think they look very attractive (I have the black ones) and seem high quality. They fit excellently, I'm normally size 11 and these fit quite normally. I read that the toe end of the has a more pronounced length recession on the pinkie toe side than other shoes, and that does seem to be so, they seem to fit the greek foot type (you can google image feet types), so if you have a squarer foot type, maybe your pinkie will be pressured into the top end, and you may want to go a half size up. But from heel to toe end length, is normal. The bottom grip has a tire tread design and rubber feel, seems very durable, grips will with the ground, very solid and reliable. Breaths well and is very comfortable, nice feeling fuzzy material on the inside of the shoe. I feel a very effective connection with the ground on foot strikes, the thin rubber sole provides enough cushion to take away the harshness of the ground for me, and I can balance very well and closer to barefoot naturalness. I notice just when moving and walking around I am faster and feel so much more natural. This is more two tiers above anything I've ever had/tried than one. Durability remains to be seen, especially in the pinkie area, but it seems to me outside of potential pinkie toe pressure breaking through the side these are built to last unless you are especially heavy, powerful, or run awkwardly.

JM
11/09/2022
Jake M.
US US

Great for long days walking the city

These are amazingly comfortable. I walk anywhere between 5 and 15 miles a day, up and down hills and I feel fantastic no matter how far I go. Got the grey ones with black and red accents and have gotten multiple complements about them.

HS
11/07/2022
harlan s.
US US

New Love

These shoes quickly became my favorite. I have worn them for just about every activity I participate in. I use them for daily use. I use them for long walks, runs, hikes and boxing. Thank you Xero! Living life feet first. <3

MM
11/04/2022
Mark M.
US US

Excellent Quality and Fit

Well, I'm still slowly getting used to them, but they seem to be working magic on my feet with just a few hours of wear every day. I haven't gone on any long or fast walks with them as my feet are still transforming to how they should've been performing all these years I've been wearing traditional cushioned shoes. I was walking 5 miles almost daily before I started my journey to a minimalist zero drop shoe. My first transition pair has quite a bit more padding for the soul and I've been able to make my 5 miles in them several times in hopes of eventually transitioning to the Zelen. I'm pretty happy just wearing them casually for now and they are great for my daily light aerobics and work great when I wear them while using my X-Iser stepper. I look forward to the day where I can make Xero's my only go to shoe for all things, casual and long walks.

VZ
11/04/2022
Vincent Z.
PH PH

Awesome feel

Perfect fit based on website recommendation. Feels my feet are more relaxed when I use Xero shoes.

EL
10/31/2022
Eric L.
US US

Outstanding

this was my first pair of Xero shoes. After a few days of wearing, my feet are feeling great. I'm most surprised with the quality of construction. These shoes are very well made. I'm super satisfied.

DJ
10/30/2022
Dr J.
US US

Increase balance & leg strength

They are taking some getting used to but they’re becoming more and more comfortable. I am a surgeon and stand on my feet for sometimes four hours. I have not use them for surgery yet but I will next week!! Explaining the benefits of the ergonomically to my family with hope that they will give them a try! Thanks again!!

Xero Shoes Zelen - Men Review
GJ
10/30/2022
Giani J.
US US

Great Fit and Feel

These fit great. I worry about buying online as I have wide feet and struggle to find shoes feel this good. The fit guide really helped me select a style and size confidently. I was so happy when I received them and that fit so well. I also really like the minimalist shoe feel with the look of a "real" shoe. They seem well made, have just the right amount of ground protection, and allow my foot to move naturally. I love them.

A Xero Shoes Customer
JR
10/29/2022
Jonathan R.
US US

Incredible!!

These were my second pair of Xero Shoes. First pair were HFS. Both are equally awesome. I am wearing the Zelens now and I have never felt more natural and comfortable walking around. I have already given away most of my Nike, Adidas, and other shoes and most will be replaced by more of these! Just unreal!!! Thank you and bless you both so much!!

Xero Shoes Zelen - Men Review