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

53.00

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
Any questions? Contact the Customer Happiness Team, we’re here to help.

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.

Please go to Xero Shoes Return Policy page to learn about our 45-day return policy.

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06/30/2022
Andre D.
NL NL

Super sandals, but toestrap broken in about 16 months.

Lovely sandals, I wear them a lot, I think the toe strap breaks because when you walk on grass, the tip flips over every now and then.

CE
06/29/2022
Christoph E.
DE DE

Amazing

Fashionable & unique design

SL
06/26/2022
Stephan L.
DE DE

My third pair

I live in these all summer. My favourite shoes.

AS
06/24/2022
aida s.
HR HR

Pretty good

Basically, they are quite good. 3 things that bothered me: laces took me a week to sort out and adjust, the sole is quite heavy, and the knot on the strap digs into the top of my foot unless I leave the sandal unustabley loose. I was using another similar sandal before that was much lighter and had straps that felt better, however the sole would smell and needed washing every 5 days or so. These don't smell (at least so far). I guess it's hard getting everything right.

EH
06/21/2022
Edward H.
FR FR

Simple solid

After a little adjustment to be snug on my feet they are a pleasure to wear.