Xero Shoes Genesis

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

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

Walk, run, hike, play… Start enjoying your Xero Shoes Genesis just moments after they arrive in your mailbox.

It’s called the Genesis because it was inspired by the DIY sandal kit, the first Xero Shoes product, and one of mankind’s first footwear designs. Then, of course, we updated it with the experience gained and feedback received from customers 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.

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.

Super-strong toe loop - it won’t pull through the sole like flip flops do.

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 a kitchen scissors, you can trim the Genesis to match your foot shape.



How to pick the correct size

Sandals don’t fit the same way that shoes do, and the sizing isn’t quite the same.

Click here for sizing instructions and to make sure you get the right Genesis for you.
  1. Perfect for me Review by Slow running Dad


    As far as I am concerned, the Genesis is the best of the running sandals models that Xero provides. If it's cold, you can easily put a pair on socks and run with them too. I am no marathon runner. In fact I am just a 10kgs overweight dad that struggles to fit regular exercise between work and family. But the genesis allows me to go running a couple of times a week with barefoot technique for around 9-10km for each run. I have found out this is my perfect distance and I get zero injury with it, and I have never felt again the years-long plantar fasciitis condition I used to have. I am slow but steady. My goal is to keep on running this kind of distance with this kind of sandal until I am 100 years old... (Posted on 27/01/2019)

  2. Great Sandal! Review by Peter


    The order process for the sandals in England was completely problem-free and within a week the sandals were delivered. The adjustment of the elastic cords to the foot is easy and you should heed the advice and wear the sandals loosely on the foot. Because of the thin sole it takes a few days of adjustment until you have internalized that you have something on your feet. After this time, the things are just comfortable and work great. I wear them as an everyday summer shoe and as a replacement for my Luna Mono, where there was always something to adjust and the Techstrap did not hold on the feet. Bear in mind, however, that rough terrain is not the preferred terrain for these sandals. Dirt roads, forest floor, etc. are no problem at all. A great sandal for a low price! (Posted on 18/07/2018)

  3. The perfect starter Review by Ben


    I bought these to replace the Amuri Ventures I bought 2500 miles ago (to be honest they have another 1000 miles in them but the sole had worn to 1mm in places so I was feeling every stone). I threw on my new pair of Genesis this morning, head out for a slow tester 5km run and ended up running a comfy 20km. They are a perfect replacement for the Ventures (in fact I prefer them as they don't have the occasionally irritating heel cup the Ventures had).
    They are light, tough, cheap as chips, a great intro to "barefoot" running and should last for thousands of miles. My favourite thing about them though, compared to other minimalist shoes, is that your feet are open to the air and I genuinely feel barefoot. The only downside is that my feet have widened a size or two in the last few years running without shoes (and they were pretty simian to start with. Now I'm more hobbit-like).
    NB- when I complained to xeroshoesuk that my Ventures were prematurely wearing thin after 1000 miles they (correctly) diagnosed a problem with my gait/form from a photo of the soles which was to blame (and then offered a free replacement even though it was my fault. At only £30 squids a pair I turned this down!). I subtly changed my form and they lasted another 1000 miles. Good product, decent company.
    If you are contemplating minimalist/barefoot running these are the perfect start. Highly recommended.

    (Posted on 29/04/2018)

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