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

“The Zelen is a great road running shoe. I love that they look classy enough that can also wear them in jeans and around town. Plus, it’s made from eco-friendly materials!” – Crissy D.

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 6.5 oz per shoe in a women’s 7, 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 outfit. Hit your next sprint in these, then hit your next girls’ 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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JK
06/16/2022
Jill K.
US US

Again and again

These sneaks are so comfortable, I’m going to buy a second pair. They’re also fun to wear. Had to try two sizes to get it right (1/2 size up) but well worth it. Only request is to make the return/exchange process easier.

AJ
06/15/2022
Amar J.
CA CA

Fantastic!!

I love my zero shoes, they are my everyday walking shoes and i basically have them on all day. They are comfortable and my toes/feet don’t feel squished whatsoever. The Zelen are my all time favorite!!! Don’t think about grabbing a pair, just get them!

LS
06/14/2022
Laura S.
US US

Lightweight, comfy, perfect for walking and running.

First off, I love that these are eco friendly and that they are backed by a mileage warranty. A plus for Mother Earth and my wallet! These shoes are a perfect fit right out of the box. I usually buy trail shoes to run on my dirt roads but the tread on these meets my needs. I wanted them in the lighter shade but got the black for practical purposes (aforementioned dirt roads). I have been wearing minimalist shoes for 3 years. This is my 6th pair of xeros and they are my go to shoes along with their waterproof hiking boots for winter and fall (please make waterproof casual boots!). Love love love.

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BA
06/10/2022
Beth A.
US US

I love my first Xero shoes!

I love how comfortable they are and the wide tie box. I have a narrow foot and used to love having my foot tight in shoes which likely contributed to some of my foot issues. These feel like I hardly have shoes on! Love them!

CL
06/08/2022
Chervyn L.
US US

Game Changer

I really didn't know what to expect from these shoes. They're my first pair of Xero shoes. 3 months later, I'm just so happy! I tried these shoes on for a month, and went back to my old lifting shoes, and honestly had to come right back to this pair. It's the wider toe box that does it for me. The ability for my feet to not feel squished and to be able to root one to the ground it amazing. I tried on my Toms again recently and my feet were miserable almost immediately. So glad I bought these.

GD
06/06/2022
Genevieve D.
US US

mens actually

I only ended up keeping the men's grey zelen size 8. And bought a back up pair! Best shoe I've ever wore. I have a really really wide foot and the mesh is amazing. So comforatable! Please don't ever stop making them.. and I would really love the cloud/blue womens color, but they are not quite as wide as the mens, so if you ever make more color choices in mens, I'll grab them quick. But please don't eve stop making the men's zelen, they have literally saved my feet. I went from bad heel pain, to no pain at all within 3 weeks. I only wear these shoes. WITH EVERY outfit. I love love love them.

JM
06/03/2022
Joribelle M.
US US

Amazing

I am a shoe junkie. And Xero shoes made me change my mind in wearing shoes that squish your feet. I work in a hospital and now feel far more comfortable wearing my xero shoes. And even my posture has improved

Xero Shoes Zelen - Women Review
RB
05/29/2022
Rachel B.
US US

Stylish Versatile Sneaker

I love how stylish and versatile the Zelen is. I own the black and pinkish women's sneaker. I wear them with jeans, to work (PE teacher) and I’ve also ran in them! Stylish and comfortable!

DH
05/27/2022
Denise H.
US US

Favorite athletic shoes

These are great. Fit is true to size. Great airflow through the mesh, super comfortable wide toe box. I find these the least restrictive for my feet. And they look great too! I get tons of compliments on them.

KS
05/27/2022
Kristin S.
CA CA

Zelen

Love these shoes!!!