Xero Shoes Z-Trail

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Umara Z-Trail - Multi-Black
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Not better than Z- Treks, just different Review by Jake
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Love these but I do get more ground feel with the Z-Treks. I take a size US M12 in Xero Shoes so chose a US M11 Xero Sandal for the perfect fit. I wear these wherever and whenever I can. They performed admirably on a three day sopping wet Dartmoor cycle and wild camp tour. I took my Ipari Hana with me but never used them. I run regularly in these sandals on and off the trail when dry. Mesa Trails are on order for wet trail days and as soon as I ruin my Five Fingers I'll be back for some road runners! Slowly moving into having only one shoe brand for all my running, cycling, hiking, adventure, work and everyday needs. I'm so impressed by Xero shoes and their unbeatable customer service. (Posted on 27/08/2020)
Almost perfect ... Review by Harri
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Happy sandals! Light, flexible and foot-shaped, with plenty of scope for adjustment so you can get them to fit your unique feet. The foamy material of the soles gives both great ground feel AND a nice bit of padding/spring, so they are comfortable for standing all day. I wear them for town, trekking and work, and the sole has borne up well.

There is a weak spot however - the thinner Y-shaped piece connecting the straps at the sides broke on my 2 previous pairs after a couple of years. Disappointing - but they're so comfy that I'm now on my 3rd pair.

I recommend considering going down a size. I started with my usual size, but realised that you don't actually need the sole to be so long as there is no top to contain the foot. Also, I tripped over the front of the sole a few times... so I moved down a size, which is a better fit. The only problem is the velcro on the heel strap is strangely positioned so that the top part doesn't meet with the bottom part - this was remedied with needle and thread, but it is a bit of a design fault!

(Posted on 13/08/2020)
A very very confortable sandal Review by Philippe
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After running in different shoes, this is the first sandal where I feel the best sensation to walk and run. No need to wait for adaptation or discomfort from first use. I strongly recommend them both for fun or sport. They are so great that I can wear them all day, indoors and outdoors. Thank you so much !
(Posted on 24/07/2020)
Wish I'd bought these decades ago Review by Andy
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I've had these sandals for a month now and have pretty much worn them everyday, extremely comfortable, and a little bit sexy. I have even run off road - but only gently!
Having read some other reviews about the straps and watched the video, I take care to remove and fit my sandals mindfully. I have also worn them sailing too, and swimming as it seems I like to combine both activities.
So they are great in the summer, they give a great sense of freedom and a planted feel, and protect your feet - we'll see in the winter if I'm hardy enough.
(Posted on 24/06/2020)
Amazing Review by Kishen
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I got these based upon YouTube reviews. I had flat feet, and was sceptical of less not more support. I gave them a baptism of fire by going on a 7/8 hour walk, and they were incredibly comfortable, and I got absolutely no pain. I now have arches. Not as good as barefoot, but the next best thing that I've found (Posted on 25/11/2019)
Nice but dont think the two materials in the outsole are good Review by Johan
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I really liked the feel of the sandals on my foot. However, after using them for a while the different materials in the outsole that are under the heel created a differens in height across the sole under the heel on the upper side of the sandal. This was like an edge that ran diagonal under my heel which made my foot jink with every step. So in the end I couldn'd use them more due to this.
I am a heel striker when I walk so I guess there was to much force with every step that made the softer material on the outsole compressed. (Posted on 29/03/2019)
Great warranty program Review by aenkelkind
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After running round about 530 km in my Z-Trail Sandals the sole at the middle foot came off. I've sent pictures to Xero Shoes UK, quickly got a response, sent the sandals back to the UK, got a warranty discount code, ordered my new pair. I am really happy with this very fast exchange - all in all it took just a week. Thank you very much! (Posted on 28/11/2018)
Been on my feet for two weeks Review by Stephen
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I have only just taken my Z-Trails off after wearing them almost constantly since I received them, and then I took them off to wear my new Terra Flex shoes. The Z-Trails were an upgrade from having worn a pair of Z-Treks for over a year. I liked this but gave them to my African boatman after a canoe trip in Namibia. He loved them, but then he had no shoes before those. The Z-Trail is a bit newer and I found the strap system worked better than the Z-Treks, plus they float too, a useful thing for river or beach use. But the main reason I chose the Z-Trail is the thicker sole. This is the decider for me. I've loved all my zero-drop shoes but I wanted a bit more comfort, and the Z-Trail sole is perfect for me. I can walk long distances on hard surfaces, go cycling in them and wear them to the gym, where light zero-drop shoes help me do my squats, deadlifts and other exercises that force the foot to work hard to balance, and also pull-ups and handstands where the light weight helps. I've only run short distances but have no doubt these are up to the job. The sole is nice and soft yet stiff enough for cycling and running, I think, and of course very packable too. A great backup shoe on a walk or trekking holiday. Top marks. (Posted on 07/09/2018)
Fantastic! Review by Jo
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I'm so impressed with my Z-Trails. I used the sizing chart and received my sandals within a few days, which fit perfectly. They are the most comfortable sandals I've ever owned. It feels like I'm walking on clouds, which is remarkable considering the thin sole. Highly recommended! (Posted on 01/09/2018)
Great everyday sandals to get out and about Review by Riina
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I found the process of finding the right size with given templates straightforward and easy. One of my feet is 0,5 cm longer than the other, so I have to choose bigger size usually, but it has not given me any issues. I'm not tripping over or anything. So even if it is a little bit longer, it's not a problem.

Ordering process was simple and quick. Just when I started to think when they would arrive, I got post notice.

The sandals are really comfortable and easy to adjust, the Z-strap specifically. It is little bit long for my foot as it is not too high, but the leftover strap is not bothering me so far.

I found the back strap to be very uncomfortable to use for getting the sandals on and off, but then found out (great customer service, btw) that I should actually use the Z-strap for that. Tried it out and it works great. Now I have to get the habit of using it.

Another thing I've noticed is that whenever I wear longer pants they tend to get stuck in the velcro of the back strap and it breaks the edge of the pants. Unfortunately with weather being like it is here in Estonia, I can't choose shorts every time I wear sandals.

All in all, great experience and I will definitely recommend these sandal to my fellow barefoot shoes enthusiasts as well. (Posted on 13/06/2018)

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