We recommend ordering 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 EU orders.

Men's Sizing Chart:

EU Sizes US Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
39.5 6.5 5.5 24.5
40 7 6 25
40.5 7.5 6.5 25.5
41 8 7 26
41.5 8.5 7.5 26.5
42 9 8 27
42.5 9.5 8.5 27.5
43 10 9 28
43.5 10.5 9.5 28.5
44 11 10 29
44.5 11.5 10.5 29.5
45 12 11 30
45.5 12.5 11.5 30.5
46 13 12 31
47 14 13 32
48 15 14 33

Women's Sizing Chart:

EU Sizes US Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
35.5 5 3.5 22
36 5.5 4 22.5
36.5 6 4.5 23
37 6.5 5 23.5
37.5 7 5.5 24
38 7.5 6 24.5
38.5 8 6.5 25
39 8.5 7 25.5
39.5 9 7.5 26
40 9.5 8 26.5
40.5 10 8.5 27
41 10.5 9 27.5
41.5 11 9.5 28
42 11.5 10 28.5
42.5 12 10.5 29
Any questions? Contact the Customer Happiness Team, we’re here to help.

Genesis - Lightweight, Packable, Travel-Friendly Sandal - Men

55.00

Simplicity in motion. A ready-to-wear barefoot-inspired sandal for travel, walking, hiking, yoga, working out, paddling, even running ultra marathons.

Do everything. Go everywhere. Naturally.

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Product Description

The simplest, most versatile sandal your feet will ever love.

We’ll let Xero Shoes expert, Randy Kreill, tell you about the Genesis:


Start enjoying your Xero Shoes Genesis just moments after they arrive in your mailbox.

It’s called the Genesis because it was inspired by our first product, our DIY sandal kit, and one of mankind’s first footwear designs. Then, of course, we updated it with the experience we’ve had and feedback we’ve gotten, from making barefoot-friendly sandals since 2009.

Why you’ll love the Genesis:

  • The right combination of barefoot-friendly ground feel plus protection, thanks to our exclusive 5mm FeelTrue® rubber outsoles
  • Lightweight – men’s 42 is only 130 grams each
  • Elegant contour to hold your foot, but without unnecessary support
  • Pre-laced — just slide in your foot and go
  • Patent-pending tension adjustment system — find the perfect fit in seconds, and then you can slide your Xeros on and off in a flash
  • Super soft toe loop — since the huaraches-inspired lacing goes around your entire foot, you don’t feel the toe loop the way you do in a flip-flop or other thong sandal
  • Nylon Achilles strap with Silicone grip — holds on securely and comfortably
  • Elevated ankle holes — the lace never touches the ground, and so it won’t abrade
  • Trim to fit — with just kitchen scissors, you can trim the Genesis to match your foot shape
  • Vegan-friendly
  • 5,000-mile sole warranty! (Details here).

 

We recommend ordering 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 EU orders.

Men’s Sizing Chart:

EU Sizes US Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
39.5 6.5 5.5 24.5
40 7 6 25
40.5 7.5 6.5 25.5
41 8 7 26
41.5 8.5 7.5 26.5
42 9 8 27
42.5 9.5 8.5 27.5
43 10 9 28
43.5 10.5 9.5 28.5
44 11 10 29
44.5 11.5 10.5 29.5
45 12 11 30
45.5 12.5 11.5 30.5
46 13 12 31
47 14 13 32
48 15 14 33

Women’s Sizing Chart:

EU Sizes US Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
35.5 5 3.5 22
36 5.5 4 22.5
36.5 6 4.5 23
37 6.5 5 23.5
37.5 7 5.5 24
38 7.5 6 24.5
38.5 8 6.5 25
39 8.5 7 25.5
39.5 9 7.5 26
40 9.5 8 26.5
40.5 10 8.5 27
41 10.5 9 27.5
41.5 11 9.5 28
42 11.5 10 28.5
42.5 12 10.5 29

Caring for your Xero Shoes

To clean your Xero Shoes, hand wash with warm water, mild soap and allow them to air dry.
We do not recommend putting your Xeros in the washing machine or dryer.

The Genesis and Cloud are ready-to-wear barefoot-inspired sandals. For our kits you, well, have to make them 😉

Both products use our exclusive FeelTrue® rubber, the only outsole product made specifically for barefoot style sandals.

The Genesis’s sole is 5mm thick, compared to either 4mm or 6mm on the DIY kits. The Cloud has 3mm of Barefoam™ in the forefoot for a bit of extra comfort and lighter weight (the Clouds float!)

The Cloud and Genesis have a toe loop, so there’s no knot under your foot.

The Cloud and Genesis have a simpler lacing system with a patented adjustment technology that lets you get a perfect fit in just seconds.

The ankle holes on the Cloud and Genesis are raised off the ground so the lace can’t abrade.

You can use almost anything for lacing huaraches.

In my testing, though, I found some issues with hemp and leather that I didn’t like:

  • Both leather and hemp tended to stretch, especially when moist
  • Both leather and hemp tighten and stiffen when they dry
  • Both leather and hemp wear out faster than our polyester laces
  • Leather is much more expensive
  • Most leather laces are rectangular, and the edges can dig into your skin
  • Leather, isn’t vegan (for those who care about that)
  • Leather and hemp don’t give you as many fun color choices

The 100% polyester cord we use is strong, light, and doesn’t stretch or tighten, especially when wet.

Also, I prefer the “slip-on” method of tying which works best with a round lace, rather than a flat one (like leather).

Needless to say, you can replace the lace we send you with whatever you like.

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.

Naboso sock products only qualify for return if they are new and unworn.
Please go to Xero Shoes Return Policy page to learn about our 45-day return policy.

Customer Reviews
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DM
12/04/2022
De M.
FR FR

Feel free

Great sensations! Really feel the ground, that’s cool!

MH
12/04/2022
Marcel H.
BE BE

Perfect

Perfect shoe for mi

DM
11/27/2022
Dirk M.
DE DE

As close to barefoot as you can get

I really like the close-to-barefoot feeling with these XEROShoes! Even for longer hikes these sandals perform perfectly well and give the protection needed for rough terrain without unnecessary support. On the other hand I constantly (from day-to-day) need to adjust the laces for a perfect fit on my foot. Once the perfect fit is set the laces have a tendancy to slowely move through the securing buckle, which is annoying to me. It´s taking me always some time to slip in and put all lacings in place...unfortunately I cannot slide my Xeros on and off in a flash. Thus, my total score is 4.5. If XERO could manage to invent non-slipping lacings they would get a perfect 5.0

JP
11/09/2022
Julien P.
FR FR

Genesis

Highly appreciated. Thanks for the quick shipping ! Can't wait for using them in the summer !

SH
11/08/2022
Sascha H.
DE DE

Where do i start?

I have been wearing barefoot shoes for a decade now, starting with a pair of homemade “Huaraches” after reading “Born to Run” during a working trip in Africa, when my running shoes broke and i could not get a replacement…by coincidence i found the youtube video for the (then) invisible shoes…. I was eyeing with buying the “proper ones”, but only recently purchased the Genesis. I use it for running, Gym, and leisure…….and i am happy with them. They provide protection, let the feet air and follow a natural movement pattern…… I can only recommend them-try them out!