Z-Trail EV - Trail Hiking, Running, and Recovery Sandal

Z-Trail EV - Trail Hiking, Running, and Recovery Sandal


  • Soft, tubular quick-dry webbing nylon sourced
  • Comfort, protection, and trail-ready traction
  • 11mm FeelLite™ sole
Z-Trail EV - Women £80.00
We recommend ordering your usual size.

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Product Description

Why you’ll love Z-Trail EV.

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

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

I have been wearing my Z-Trails now for a few weeks and am loving them! In fact, I hesitate to put anything else on my feet now.

Suzy W. USA, Verified Z-Trail EV Womens Customer

Lightweight protection that feels just right.

The Z-Trail EV features an updated 11mm 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 119 grams each for a women’s size 5.5, the Z-Trail EV remains just as lightweight and packable as the original best-selling Z-Trail. 

Made from earth & vegan-friendly materials.

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!

Z-Trail EV for everything you do.

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Women’s Sizing Tips

We recommend ordering your usual size

Based on statistics from the thousands of pairs of shoes sold across the world, we recommend ordering your usual size.

Free Exchanges!

Figuring out sizing is never easy. That’s why we also have 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 UK orders.

Size Conversion

For Women looking to buy the Men’s version because it is wider – the conversion rate is 1 times, e.g. a Women’s 8 is a Men’s 7.

UK Sizes EU Sizes US Sizes
3.5 35.5 5
4.5 36.5 6
5.5 37.5 7
6.5 38.5 8
7.5 39.5 9
8.5 40.5 10
9.5 41.5 11
10.5 42.5 12

Caring for your Xero Shoes

Because of the TrailFoam™ in the Z-Trail, these need a bit of extra attention. Do not leave Z-Trail in hot cars or exposed to intense or direct sunlight. This could cause the TrailFoam™ to deform and is not covered by our warranty.

To clean your Z-Trail sandals, hand wash with warm water, mild soap and allow them to air dry (away from direct sunlight).



Practically anything. Take a walk on the beach, a hike in the woods, hang out with friends, stroll around the campsite, approach a climb, paddle a canoe or a raft, do yoga or Crossfit, run a marathon…

I’m not sure that Z-Trail, or any sandal for that matter, is right for lateral motion sports, like tennis or basketball.

So, use your common sense and HAVE FUN!

Use the templates that are linked on the fit page (scroll down to find the different sandal templates by size and style).

NOTE: Please measure your foot and/or use the templates. Sandal size is very often different from shoe size.

Also, if you have the Z-Trek, you may need a different size in the Z-Trail. The Z-Trek is a TINY bit longer than the Z-Trail, so if your toes come close to the edge in your Z-Treks, you may want to up one size for the Z-Trail.

The women’s Z-Trail is a bit narrower, and the webbing is 4mm thinner.

So if you have a narrow foot, whether you’re a man or woman, you may want to check the “women’s” sizing templates and see how those work for you. Similarly, if you have a wider foot, regardless of your gender, check out the “men’s” templates.

Simple. First, slide the webbing through the slots on the outside of the sole to get the tension you like across your toes.
Note: A lot of our customers report that they like the toe strap looser than they thought they would. Experiment and see what you like best.

Next, just pull the end of the webbing — our proprietary tensioner will hold everything in place. If something feels too tight, just flip the top of the tensioner up, and the webbing will easily loosen.

Finally, experiment with the tension of the heel strap. If you make it tighter, it’ll move your foot forward a bit. Make it looser and it’ll let your foot slide back.

Once you find the right tension, you have the choice to get in and out of your Z-Trail by either un-doing the heel strap or loosening the top webbing. Personally, I leave the heel strap in place and use the top webbing to get in and out.

You can wash them with soap and water.

One thing to be careful of: Do not leave your Z-Trail in a hot car or exposed to extreme heat and sunlight (i.e. the back window or dashboard of a car is the WORST). The TrailFoam™ layer will deform if you do this, and this is not covered by our warranty.


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.

Please go to Xero Shoes Return Policy page to learn about our 45-day return policy.

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Christina T.

Faulty product

I was very disappointed to receive a faulty product especially so as the sandals seemed perfect for me. Although I was eventually refunded my money I was unable to just exchange for a functioning pair. I tried to reorder but discovered I am no longer able to use the introductory discount I had been offered originally. I sadly have not had a great experience with this company.

Briseida L.

Great fit

They look awesome, fit great and are so comfortable! Overall happy with my purchase.

Mark H.

Awesome sandals

I love the Z-trail EV! It has no toe thong, which is great. It is comfortable and I love that it has a thicker sole for when my feet need a rest. Highly recommended and very comfortable.

Mary H.

So comfy

I have peroneal tendinitis and find my sandals to be the best shoes to wear while I heal. I especially love how free my toes are because my tiny 5.5 size feet widened at the toes considerably after my pregnancies. I have some Cassies on the way for when I have to be more professional and already thinking towards the fall season…which boots should I get.

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Lauren T.

So comfortable!

Absolutely love these sandals. Comfortable right out of the box. The fit is great, and I know they will be getting a lot of mileage this summer in the mountains.

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Enjoy Natural Comfort.

Natural Fit

Natural Fit

Wide toe boxes let your toes spread and relax. "Zero-drop" non-elevated heel for proper posture.

Natural Feel

Natural Feel

Our patented FeelTrue sole protects your foot while giving your brain the feedback and stimulation required.

Natural Motion

Natural Motion

Flexible soles let your foot bend and flex naturally. Low-to-the-ground design for balance and agility.