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

“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.

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 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 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.

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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TE
01/13/2023
Tyler E.
US US

Great shoe for anything

I love my zelens. I have a VERY wide foot and these are one of the very few shoes that accommodates that. They are cute enough to wear anywhere depending on the fit. I usually use them for running and lifting and my body feels so much less worn down after a run. Calves are still adjusting to minimalist shoes but it’s worth it because the rest of my body feels great.

SM
01/05/2023
Sherryl M.
US US

Zelen

These are so comfortable. I have a very wide foot and it’s hard to find shoes that are super comfortable. I’ve finely found the brand XERO!!

KK
01/05/2023
Kate K.
US US

Comfort right out of the box

I have worn these shoes for about 3 weeks and my feet have never been happier. They are my first barefoot shoes and I have only walked in them so far—I’m not ready to transition to running yet, but I absolutely adore these shoes. I didn’t know I could love shoes so much. They feel like a hug on my feet. Happy feet means a happy body! Even though my feet are new to barefoot shoes, I was able to walk a few miles, several days in a row, and experience zero pain or discomfort. I have been suffering from significant foot pain for quite some time and I am absolutely thrilled with how much better my feet feel in these shoes!

MK
01/03/2023
Margot K.
US US

Too Wide Throughout

If you been shopping barefoot you know there are many nuances to consider for fit. These were too wire overall. I've tried many of the XERO shoes and Mika is my one true love. She is long and narrower, my foot doesn't slide around inside. I thought because this shoe had laces that it would comply with my bidding- not so. If you want sleek and stylish, as well as versatile, go with Mika and don't look back. I have multiple pairs of Mika's (size 9.5- when in conventional shoes I am a dress shoe 7.5!).

CC
12/23/2022
CHERYL C.
US US

Love these shoes!

I have arthritis in my toe joints so I have a hard time finding shoes that are comfortable. These Zelen sneakers are so comfortable. As a matter of fact I just wear them in the house teaching a strength training class and teaching Zumba. I love them!

DW
11/29/2022
Debbie W.
US US

New Shoes

I do like them very much. Foremost comfort and then aesthetics. Lucky me to have been introduced to this brand from my massage therapist.

JB
11/26/2022
Jocelyn B.
US US

Exactly what I was hoping for

These are great! I should be a size 8.5 shoe, but always had to size up to a 9 or even 9.5 because all other sneakers squeeze my feet and it is so uncomfortable. I actually am barefoot a lot because I hate shoes for this reason. My feet have so much room in these Xero shoes and I don't even realize I am still wearing them half the time! I can't wait to ask for more for Christmas!

KM
11/23/2022
Katrina M.
US US

Comfy & lightweight

I love Xero shoes and have owned several types over the years. My Zelen’s look like “mainstream” sneakers while having all the zero drop lightweight flexibility that makes Xero’s great.

MQ
11/22/2022
Miranda Q.
US US

I love Xero shoes

My favorite shoes to date

KM
11/19/2022
Karen M.
US US

Zelen

I am new to the whole bare foot life style. I have some feet issues so I am taking things slow and working on some foot exercises; that being said I have been working up to wearing these shoes full time and have to say these shoes are super comfortable. I am quickly only wearing these shoes and am excited about buying those cute Ashland boots.