Genesis - Lightweight, Packable, Travel-Friendly Sandal

Genesis - Lightweight, Packable, Travel-Friendly Sandal


  • Simple, ready-to-wear sandal
  • Holds on securely and comfortably
  • Barefoot-friendly ground feel plus protection
Genesis - Women £45.00
We recommend ordering your usual size.

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Why you’ll love Genesis.

Do Everything. Go Everywhere. Naturally.

The Genesis is a ready-to-wear, barefoot-inspired sandal for travel, walking, hiking, yoga, working out, paddling, and even running ultra marathons.

Genesis sandals provide the right combination of barefoot-friendly ground feel plus protection, thanks to our exclusive 5mm FeelTrue® rubber outsoles.

I love my Genesis! I forget I'm even wearing them. They are very light-weight and super comfortable. It took me a day or two to get them just right for my feet. They are easy to adjust. You feel like you're walking barefoot which I love!

Brenda M. USA, Verified Genesis Womens Customer

Simplicity in Motion

The Genesis features an elegant contour to hold your foot, but without unnecessary support to weigh you down. In fact, Genesis is so lightweight, a Women’s size 5.5 is only 125 grams.

Genesis sandals come pre-laced but you can find the perfect fit in seconds using our patent-pending tension adjustment system. The huaraches-inspired lacing goes around your entire foot, so you don’t feel the toe loop. The Genesis also features a nylon Achilles strap with Silicone grip to hold on securely and comfortably.

Genesis 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
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

To clean your Xero Shoes, hand wash with warm water, mild soap and allow them to air dry.
We do not recommend putting your Xeros in the washing machine or dryer.


You can use almost anything for lacing huaraches.

In my testing, though, I found some issues with hemp and leather that I didn’t like:

  • Both leather and hemp tended to stretch, especially when moist
  • Both leather and hemp tighten and stiffen when they dry
  • Both leather and hemp wear out faster than our polyester laces
  • Leather is much more expensive
  • Most leather laces are rectangular, and the edges can dig into your skin
  • Leather isn’t vegan (for those who care about that)
  • Leather and hemp don’t give you as many fun colour choices

The 100% polyester cord we use is strong, light, and doesn’t stretch or tighten, especially when wet.

Also, I prefer the “slip-on” method of tying which works best with a round lace, rather than a flat one (like leather).

Needless to say, you can replace the lace we send you with whatever you like.


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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Elizabeth S.

The Reviews were right!

This shoe is so adjustable, I’m sure it would fit ANYONE! I did get a half size down and it’s perfect (one foot goes right to the end and the other is a 1/4” short, you know how it is). I haven’t tried running in them yet, but I’m sure I could, they are so secure!!

Xero Shoes UK Genesis - Women Review
Kim J.


Perfect! Wouldn't change a thing. Been looking for something like these for years. Thank you!!!

Terri G.


Actually, I really liked these sandals but the right sandal was more comfortable than the left. I still need to get adjusted to my left sandal. However, I am pleased overall with my purchase.

Cheyenne K.

Second pair, I love them!

I love these sandals, by far my favorite summer shoe. After a summer of hard use my one of them broke last year (luckily at the end of summer). So I had to get another pair for this year because they are so comfortable. Next best thing if you can't go barefoot.

Sarah C.

Love my Xero Genesis Barefoot Sandals!

I just bought my second pair. My first pair lasted a couple years! I wear them everywhere and they look good with practically every outfit. Footwear with support brings on issues. So thank you so much for this great line of support-less footwear!

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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.