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.

Alston - A Barefoot-Friendly Dress Shoe

Natural comfort gets dressier

We recommend ordering your usual size.

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Product Description

The Alston is for you whether it’s your job or your style that needs something dressier than our casual or performance shoes and sandals. An Oxford-style lace-up shoe in full-grain buffalo leather. You can wear it as-is, or oil or wax it for a different look.

Keep in mind that since this is a premium, durable leather, it’ll take a little time to “break in” the Alston. But once you do that, it’ll feel “like butta’.”

And at only 340 grams each for a men’s 42, you may go through your long day and forget you even have the Alston on your feet.

The other reasons you’ll love the Alston are its true Xero Shoes heritage:

  • A wide toe box — lets your toes spread, splay and move naturally
  • Low-to-the-ground design for balance and agility
  • Non-elevated, “zero-drop” heel for proper posture
  • The flexible sole lets your feet bend and move the way they’re supposed to
  • Grippy FeelTrue® rubber sole with dual-chevron tread for traction, backed by our 5,000 mile sole warranty
  • Lightweight construction for “barely there” comfort
  • Removable 2mm insole lets you have more or less barefoot feel

Slip on your new favorite dress shoe and Live Life Feet First!

Check out some of these video reviews… then read the rest by clicking the Customer Reviews tab, above:

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 Alstons

Since the Alston has a leather upper, it’s a good idea to use a leather conditioner every few months, or as needed if the leather looks dry or dull.

To clean your Alston, use any commercially available leather cleaner and follow up with a leather conditioner. For tough spots, gently scrub with a warm, damp cloth or damp soft bristle brush and allow to air dry. Then follow up with a leather conditioner.

WARNING: It is possible to over-condition, which may result in the leather looking and feeling greasy or oily.

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.

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EM
06/30/2022
Emanuel M.
SE SE

Wonderful pair of "fine shoes"

I really appreciate these shoes. The fit is brilliant on my feet. I hope they will last for a great deal of time.

LO
12/08/2021
Lucio O.
IT IT

being barefoot in the city

Shoes fit well and are well made, leaving the feet free: is the "normal" characteristic of Xero Shoes!

PM
12/07/2021
Paul M.
IE IE

Alston and overall experience

Hi guys, I have a pair of HFS for last few months and they are amazing. Fit is perfect. First ever barefoot shoes and I'm addicted. However the Alstons are a far wider fit and turned out too wide for me. Also the returns process isn't great. Had to email support a number of times to organise a pick up as the courier wasn't turning up when they were supposed to. They finally arrived just as I was about to go post the shoes back myself. Very frustrating. Waiting on Denvers now which hopefully will fit but also hopefully if I have to return them won't be as much of a drama. Thanks Paul

12/07/2021

Xero Shoes EU

Hi Paul, thank you for the great feedback, and we're glad you love the HFS. We're sorry to hear about your experience with courier -- we're still fine tuning some things with our returns process so your feedback is very valuable to us. We think you'll love the Denvers; hopefully the fit is perfect right out of the gate!

EM
12/07/2021
Edoardo M.
IT IT

Ottime scarpe

Ottime per camminare i miei piedi ringraziano

JK
12/01/2021
Jesper K.
DK DK

Decent everyday shoe

Overall good shoe - sole not flexible enough in my view. Laces feels like the are not going to last long and it is difficult to secure the shoes to the foot. Fine for everyday life, not for long walks