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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.


The Genesis sandal fits true to size.*

Since the foot is three-dimensional, any two-dimensional measuring tool, such as a ruler or Brannock device®, can only approximate your true shoe size. Manufacturers model their shoes on different foot shapes, so sizing may vary accordingly.

*Please note our sizing recommendations are based on customer feedback and do not ensure a proper fit.

Free exchanges within the US

We offer free US exchanges on new and unworn shoes. Read our full policy here Exchange Policy

Points to consider for sizing:

  • The Genesis sandal is a unisex style. For example a men’s 7 is the same exact shoe as a women’s 8.
  • The sole of the Genesis is very thin and flexible. We recommend a snug fit for this style.
  • Click here to see a comparison chart to help choose the perfect Xero sandal for you!

2 Simple Steps to the Correct Fit

  1. Find your usual shoe size on the chart below.
  2. Verify the fit by printing the appropriate size template and comparing it to your foot. This step is very important for getting a great fit the first time.

Size Chart and Templates

Note: Be sure to print the templates at Actual Size (100% Scale) and verify with a ruler after printing.

Watch the video below to see how to use the template. For the Genesis, the toe post position is very important:


Genesis (unisex sizing)
Men’s SizeWomen’s SizePrint Template
5 6 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
6 7 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
7 8 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
8 9 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
9 10 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
10 11 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
11 12 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
12   Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
13   Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
14   Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template

Note: Be sure to print the templates at Actual Size (100% Scale) and verify with a ruler after printing.

We want to make sure you get the correct size and enjoy your Xero Shoes. If you have any questions, call us at +61 414 265 398 or email us.

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  • 4
    Genesis sandals

    Posted by Dan on 21st Dec 2023

    Have just purchased my second pair of these sandals. My first pair are not in good shape, as I've had to patch both left and right sandal with araldite glue numerous times to keep them going. They keep breaking where the strap goes through the sole near the toes. They have also broken on the rubber section at the side strap, necessitating more glue to repair. As to the 5000 mile warranty, I doubt mine will last that long. The sole is already pretty worn from my running and I've only had them for 3 years and I don't do what I'd call high mileage. So I won't run in my old sandals anymore, and hopefully get more mileage just walking in them. Hence I bought this second pair for running. I was not impressed the price increased by over 37% since my first pair I purchsed 3 years ago. I am happy with the barefoot feel of these sandals which is what I was after. It did take me quite a long time of trial and error doing many adjustments to get the sandals feeling ok when running, as they were slapping too much and the strap kept slipping off my heal. I ended up cutting away part of the strap and part of the sole around the toes as well as other adjustments. I didn't want to have to 'cut' the sandals in case I mucked it up, but I did in the end and it did make a big difference. Undoubtedly I'll have to modify/customise my new sandals but at least I have a template in my old sandals that I can refer to. The online videos going through the adjustments were ok, but were not as comprehensive as I would have liked. I enjoy trail running but I don't use these sandals for that kind of running as I find due to the 'barefoot' feel, they don't feel ok on rocky terrain, and being a sandal, plenty of sticks and small stones come onto the sole under my foot which is annoying. So I'm looking forward to my new pair, and really hoping they won't be as troublesome as the last pair, and that I won't need the glue repairs.

  • 5
    New beginning

    Posted by Trav on 21st Mar 2022

    This sandal is all I expected it to be. Very firm, thin rubber sole and effective strap 'upper'

  • 5

    Posted by John on 18th Jan 2022

    Great sandals, prefer them to my Luna's

  • 5
    Should I get these?

    Posted by Stephen on 16th Dec 2021

    These are Sick ! Light weight and hold to my foot well so I can walk on mid foot or toes with no problem. Also if your here looking for minimal bare foot shoes to wear into venues just get em and try them out! There worth it. Ill be buying them again once they wear out until I find something Better. I've been looking for Years.

  • 5
    Xero Genesis

    Posted by Andrew Robinson on 26th Feb 2021

    They are as comfy as advertised. They processed my order quickly. So good to have quick delivery of items so you can enjoy them while they are fresh in your mind

  • 5
    Huge improvement

    Posted by J on 23rd Jan 2021

    The laces on the old models were not elastic. This meant getting a snug fit was so difficult. They have slightly elastic laces now, making the fit absolutely easy to adjust and really snug and comfortable. They've also added a grippy forefoot texture on the sole to provide extra traction. These sandals are absolutely amazing. My foot measures 270mm and the size 10 Mens fits like a glove. To get the perfect fit, loosen the heel strap, slide your foot in, position your foot and now, adjust the laces, being very careful and not using force, you do this by grabbing the lace and pulling in a sideways direction from the hole. Don't pull upwards as you can damage the sandal. Adjust the side of lace that has a knot (left for the right shoe and right for the left shoe) so that the knot is sort of in the centre of your foot, after that's done, adjust the lace that goes to the toepost so that it's snuggly tight. Then finally, adjust the heel strap while the cup is in the right position on the heel. Now you're done and have the perfect fit.

  • 5
    Love these so far

    Posted by Blake on 20th Jan 2021

    Haven't had them long, but so far they're great. They look good and look well made and robust. One little thing is most people will probably need to tighten the straps around the top of the foot as they are too loose, Here's a good video explain it: - make sure to take them off before adjusting them to avoid damage. So far so good. I would buy another pair without hesitation if these last as long as they're supposed to (which I assume they will!)

  • 5
    Great Sandal

    Posted by Daniel on 21st Oct 2020

    Fits great and super flexible!

  • 5
    No more thongs

    Posted by Guy Ellis on 24th Sep 2020

    Once you fit it right to the foot using the online tutorial all that remains is to walk in them and it’s a total bare foot gated walking experience. It feels like you don’t have a shoe on ! I ordered the wrong size and the service was excellent getting me the correct one. I am loving the feel and the look !