Z-Trail EV Men

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“Love these shoes! I wear these from the gym, to work, to church, to the beach.
Great style and wearability!”  – Larry K.

The Z-Trail EV offers the perfect combination of lightweight protection, natural flexibility, durability, versatility, style and affordability.

Is it the best barefoot hiking sandal? We think so!



The Z-Trail EV features an updated 10mm FeelLite™ sole with a middle layer of TrailFoam™ and an updated dual chevron lug pattern that offers the best combination of comfortprotection, and trail-ready traction while still allowing you to bend, move, flex, and feel the terrain beneath your feet.

At just 4.3 ounces each for a women’s size 7, the Z-Trail EV remains just as lightweight and packable as the original best-selling Z-Trail.


The Z-Trail EV eliminates 70% of the unnecessary materials used in modern sports sandals – and because its soft, tubular quick-dry webbing is made from nylon sourced from recycled water bottles, it’s even better for the planet than before!


The new Z-Trail EV is ultra-capable yet stylish enough to accompany just about any look, so you can take anywhere from the trail to the boardwalk and everywhere in between.


If your feet don’t feel as good at the end of the day as they did in the beginning, you haven’t tried the Z-Trail EV.

Life-changing comfort and superior performance come from letting your feet do what’s natural – bend, move, flex and feel.

All Xero Shoes feature a non-elevated “zero drop” heel for proper posture, low-to-the-ground design for perfect balance and agility, and a flexible sole that gives you “just right” protection so you can bend, move, flex, and safely Feel the World® in total comfort.



Z-Trail Men’s SIZE GUIDE

It’s easy to find the right Xero Sandal size for you. The Z-Trail EV fits true to size so…

Buy the Z-Trail EV in your usual US 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 US orders. *If you normally buy a Euro, UK or JP Size, check out the handy conversion chart below.

NOTE: The Z-Trail has a wider forefoot than ordinary sport sandals. If your feet are particularly narrow, consider the Women’s Z-Trail EV. Just make sure to adjust by 1 size (for example, a men’s 8 is the same length as a women’s 9).

*Use the handy printable templates below to confirm your size before you buy.

Men’s Z-Trail EV
US SizesEuro SizesUK SizesJP SizesPrint Template
6 39 5 24 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
7 40 6 25 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
8 41 7 26 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
9 42 8 27 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
10 43 9 28 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
11 44 10 29 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
12 45 11 30 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
13 46 12 31 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
14 47 13 32 Barefoot Sandal Template Click to print Template
15 48 14 33 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.

Any questions? Just call us at +61 414 265 398 or send us an email. We’re here to help.

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  • 5
    Z-Trail after 750km verdict.

    Posted by David M (Danger Mouse) on 23rd Mar 2024

    I said I’d update my review after 6 weeks, it’s 10 weeks and 750km of wearing them for everything, everywhere. I’ve now bought a second pair as well as a pair of Prio’s so I can rotate them. No matter what I do to these sandals they are just comfortable and a pleasure to wear. I used them to transition from highly padded high-end runners that all became simply painful to wear after 4-6 weeks. The Z-trails solved that. Once my feet became used to them and I was walking like a human again all my foot pain just went, gone, forgotten. I also have a bonus (“mark of Zorro” suntan on my feet!) Yes, I’m one happy customer with two happy feet.

  • 5
    Z-Trail EV Men? Love them.

    Posted by David M (Danger Mouse) on 25th Nov 2023

    These sandals make me happy from my feet up. The comfort adjustment is simple, efficient and easy to adjust on the fly. Going against the advice for transitioning I may have gone to far doing 60+ K’s in the first days of wearing them because I got excited. Where they really shine is off road, on day two I took them up my Favorite local climb which is a mix of sandy gravel and rocks. I meant to only go 2k, but they felt that good I went 8k (and got wet as a storm rolled in) so I can attest to the grip descending was also good. As I usually do around 350k+ every 4 weeks I’ll add to this review after 6 weeks as I typically have destroyed modern high-end runners at that point. *Note: If you are new to barefoot, do read the section on transitioning to barefoot and please don’t ignore the advice like I did!

  • 3
    Z-Trail EV review

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Oct 2023

    The sandals are good, it looks like it’s high quality. Would prefer a sole a bit more flexible than the actual one. And even though my feet fit well in the sandal it slides a bit to the outside and half of my toe is away. Besides that all good

  • 5
    Great barefoot sandles

    Posted by Jeff Patchett on 1st May 2023

    Extremely comfortable lightweight barefoot sandles. Seem to be well made.

  • 5
    Z-Trail EV Men Review

    Posted by Alex on 19th Mar 2023

    One of my favourite items of clothing, I really love it. Perhaps it could be improved by reinforcing the front of the shoes so they don't deteriorate as fast.

  • 2
    Poor Quality

    Posted by Andrew Byers on 22nd Feb 2023

    Stitching came apart within 3 months. Sent me out a new pair without talking to me. I didn't want a new pair I wanted to return them for a refund. Now I have 2 pairs of bad quality sandals. Same thing happened with my Prio's. Sole started coming away with in a few months. New pair that got sent are too short and squash my toes. I won't be buying anymore Xero products. This probably won't get posted anyway.

  • 5
    z-trail ev men

    Posted by gary newbold on 6th Jan 2023

    great sandals, bit of a faff getting on but once on so comfortable. Still trying to work out how to run in them effectively but that will come.

  • 5
    Just got them today.they fit nicely.took them for a 5 km runHardly notice I’m wearing themLove them

    Posted by Peter Thomas on 4th Jan 2023

    Love them

  • 4
    Good comfort, a little expensive, small sizing.

    Posted by Nic on 7th Sep 2022

    It's a really great sandal! The straps on competitors have been quite painful for me and left grazes, which these never have. However, I normally wear a size 12 and the size 13 in these is borderline too small and I feel they're a bit overpriced for what they are. I do have some concerns about longevity, as it appears the tread is glued to the upper, so they may separate over time. overall these are really great, but i did not want to blindly praise them. Thanks!