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.

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.

Tag: Shipping
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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A Xero Shoes Customer
SH
05/11/2022
Shane H.
US US

Extremely comfortable shoes

This is my second pair of Xero shoes. There was no break-in period. They immediately felt comfortable. My only con is the shoes get very smelly in comparison to other shoes I’ve worn. Still looking for a solution.

JD
05/10/2022
Janet D.
US US

Free Toes!

First off, I love these shoes. I highly recommend XeroShoes. I was skeptical before I tried them but really find them totally comfortable since day 1. My Zelen men’s size 8 are a perfect fit for my wide feet. I love the extra room I have that I usually don’t get with most women’s sizing. My toes don’t go numb and my walking is unlimited. No kidding!

A Xero Shoes Customer
DM
05/10/2022
David M.
US US

Fantastic

These are my second pair of barefoot shoes with the first being a pair of Vibram V-Runs. I love my Vibram's, but I find these shoes to be better in every way. They're less constricting, more flexible, and stay way cooler in the summer. I removed the optional innersole and the ground feel is so good that some treadmills don't even feel perfectly flat anymore. Removing the inner sole also makes them a tiny bit looser, which is overall good. The sizing is perfect. After about 2 months, there is no visible damage or deterioration besides dirt. These are my favorite pair of shoes I've ever owned. Not only are they barefoot, but they look great.

MB
05/08/2022
Michael B.
US US

Comfortable, Stylish, Eco-Friendly Shoes

These shoes are very stylish, very comfortable, and on top of that, they are also eco-friendly. Well done Xero Shoes!

CH
05/08/2022
Craig H.
US US

Best road running shoe I have owned.

If you have are a minimalist veteran, then it is immediately apparent that these shoes check the right boxes. Zero drop. Wide toe box. Flexible. They are perhaps a bit lighter than one would even expect. You feel the terrain the perfect amount, and these shoes comfortably deter even moderately sized chunks of gravel. You might feel the bigger or sharper stones, but it is worth the price of admission. These shoes encourage all the right instincts when running. You can feel your stide naturally slide into the perfect groove. They also seem to hold up. My last pair of Xero running shoes lasted two years with heavy use.

IR
05/08/2022
ignacio r.
US US

Stylish

Love the shoes- super comfy and stylish

AR
05/08/2022
Andre R.
US US

My favorite

I have about 5 pairs of xero shoes, and a few sandals and these are my new favorite!!!

RB
05/04/2022
Robert B.
US US

Best Shoes I own

Xero shoes are my new favorite shoes. I love the comfort, flexibility and style of the Zelens. I hope to see continued color and style innovations in the future

MC
05/03/2022
Matthew C.
US US

Great shoe, large sizing!

I love these! They are big for an 11 compared to the Prio. I will get a 10 or 10.5 the next time I buy these.

A Xero Shoes Customer
BL
05/02/2022
Blake L.
US US

Sandal to Shoe Convert

I've used the xero shoe DIY kit for many years, but decided to try a full shoe. These haven't disappointed. Still get that great ground feeling with more security that a shoe offers.