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Xero Shoes Genesis – Lightweight, Packable, Travel-Friendly Sandal

  • Men's
  • Women's
4.2 
Based on 435 user reviews

Sizing:

83% "Felt true to size"

Based on 83 user reviews

Women's Sizing:

93% "Felt true to size"

Based on 29 user reviews

The Genesis Sandal by Xero delivers the closest barefoot experience of any footwear in the market.

Most suitable for:

Walking, Strolling, Running, Exercising

Minimal Meter:

Excellent minimalist standards.

What does it mean?

Manufacture Short Description

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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  • Men's
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Xero Shoes logo From 42$ See deals
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  • Review
  • Description

Review Summary

The Genesis Sandal by Xero delivers the closest barefoot experience of any footwear in the market. It’s merely made of a rubber sole and nylon strings to secure the sole to the foot. Although the Xero Genesis has been designed with simplicity in mind, it has been a companion to many when traveling, walking, hiking, doing yoga, working out, paddling, and even running ultra marathons.

  • PROS
  • Comfortable
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Price-friendly
  • CONS
  • A few complained about the shape of the sole
  • Too minimalist for some users
  • Sole flops when strings are not adjusted properly

Detailed Review

You can also check out the Shoe Review: XeroSoes Genesis Huarache Style Minimalist Sandal by avid minimalist ultra runner Randy Kreill.

The Xero Genesis Shoes were inspired by the brand’s first-ever product – their DIY sandal kit. It is made up of nylon Achilles straps with silicone grip and a contoured 5mm FeelTrue rubber outsole. It doesn’t get much simpler than that footwear-wise.

Materials

There aren’t a lot of specifications and materials to the Xero Shoes Genesis as it has the simplest huarache design. Since fewer materials make up the shoe, it’s extremely lightweight. The men’s size 9 is only about 4.6oz each. 

The bottom part of the Genesis Sandal is Xero’s FeelTrue® rubber outsoles which was specifically designed for barefoot running, made from some recycled stock. It was co-developed with the former lead designers from Nike and Reebok.

The topsole, the part that comes in direct contact with the foot, has a different texture than the usual footbed as it is soft but still supplies greater traction in both dry or wet conditions. 

In terms of the laces, the toe loop is made of a softer lace material as it was designed to be barely there. The laces are made up of sturdy nylon which have not broken easily based on Xero Shoes Genesis Reviews.

Durability & Grip

In terms of abrasion resistance, the FeelTRue outsole is covered by Xero’s 5000-mile warranty. If the FeelTrue outsole wears down to less than 1mm thick at the ball or heel area, Xero can replace the worn-out pair at 60% off MSRP. Read more of the 5,000 sole warranty here.

Those who opt for a pair of Genesis Sandals can rest assured that their sole will last for miles. The FeelTrue Rubber is intended to last. It is covered by the brand’s warranty, however, it still has its limitations in terms of grip and overall protection. Compared to dirt roads or pavement, the grip wasn’t as effective especially on terrain that required runners or users to shuffle from one surface to another based on some Genesis Xero Shoes observations. The responsiveness of the Xero Genesis Sandals from the ground is excellent but it was not ideal to be used on jagged topography, said consumers.

Xero Genesis Reviews have mentioned that the tread has a dual-directional chevron pattern meant to deliver uphill or downhill traction. Even though the outsole exhibited sufficient traction on usual outdoor surfaces, most did not recommend the minimalist sandal for highly technical topography.

On the upside, the laces are strong, they don’t break easily. However, one user mentioned that others need to be more careful when adjusting the Genesis Sandal when worn. The sides where the nylon laces were looped tore apart when he did it this way. The same user mentioned that it’s best to tighten the laces while the sandal is off. 

Design & Usage

The Xero Shoes Genesis Sandals is as minimalist as it goes. All you have are the nylon laces and the sole. Because of its huarache design, it works great as footwear for summer outfits – shorts, dresses, and so on. 

Many have used their pair when doing different activities – running, lifting weights, strolling, and so many more. A good number of consumers found the sandals’ versatility to be advantageous. Those who choose to purchase the footwear are those who want to do different things while allowing their feet to be unrestricted.

Sizing

Most Xero Shoes Genesis Review mentioned that the sandal is true to size. According to their website, the sizing is unisex style where a men’s 7 is the same exact shoe as a women’s 8.

Fit

The fit of the Genesis Sandal is reliant on how the laces are tightened. Ideally, the lacing system has to be pulled enough for to sole to firmly and securely stick to the bottom of the foot. To help consumers further, Xero has provided a video of how to get the right fit for the Xero Genesis Shoes which you can check here.

If the shape of the platform is the issue, the brand recommends trimming down the rubber using scissors to shape it exactly the same as the wearer’s foot.

The shoe is pre-laced. Users can slip into the Xero Genesis and tighten the laces with a tug and a pull to get the right fit.

Final call

The Genesis Sandal is the footwear you would want to grab if you’re looking for protection while maintaining the most minimalist experience with a shoe. Although the huarache-style sandal has its limitations in terms of grip and dorsal foot protection, it’s multi-purpose enough for many reviewers to use on a number of activities.

The Xero Genesis Shoes does need some getting used to especially for those who are first-timers with barefoot footwear. It’s also a bit awkward to move in if a user does not secure the laces correctly. Regardless, many barefoot enthusiasts have given the sandal a thumbs up because of its price, usage, and delivered protection.

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FAQ

Can the laces be changed?

Yes, it's possible to change the laces of the Genesis Sandal. However, there aren't any available laces that come with a pair when you buy the sandals from the brand.

How can you clean your Genesis Sandal?

Simply handwash it with warm water and mild soap. Then, leave it out to air dry.

How do you get the best fit?

You will know that the fit of the sandal is off when you feel that the rubber is flopping around. When this happens, it means that you need to tighten the laces. A user has to adjust the entire lacing system and not just tug one part of it.

Can genesis get wet?

Yes, the Genesis Sandal can get wet. Since it's very minimalist, it dries out pretty quickly.

Specs

Brand Xero Shoes
Model Genesis - Lightweight, Packable, Travel-Friendly Sandal
Product Type Sandals
Activity Type Daily Use, Gym, Hiking, Running, Strolling, Training, Water Sports
Terrain Off Road, Road, Water
Eco Friendly Recycled
Design ,Sandal,
Materials Rubber
Season Warmer Weather
Sole Attributes Puncture-Proof
Water Protection Breathable,Quick Drying
Weight 4.6oz per 9 men's 4oz per 7 women's
Heel Toe Drop 0

Manufacture Short Description

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.

Manufacture Full Description

Check out the complete reviewTested and reviewed by Randy Kreill.

Product Description

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

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

Start enjoying your Xero Shoes Genesis just moments after they arrive in your mailbox.

It’s called the Genesis because it was inspired by our first product, our DIY sandal kit, and one of mankind’s first footwear designs. Then, of course, we updated it with the experience we’ve had and feedback we’ve gotten, from making barefoot-friendly sandals 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
  • Lightweight – men’s 9 is only 4.6 ounces each
  • 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
  • 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 kitchen scissors, you can trim the Genesis to match your foot shape
  • Vegan-friendly
  • 5,000-mile sole warranty! (Details here).

 

  • Description
  • Review

Manufacture Full Description

Check out the complete reviewTested and reviewed by Randy Kreill.

Product Description

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

<!–
–>

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

Start enjoying your Xero Shoes Genesis just moments after they arrive in your mailbox.

It’s called the Genesis because it was inspired by our first product, our DIY sandal kit, and one of mankind’s first footwear designs. Then, of course, we updated it with the experience we’ve had and feedback we’ve gotten, from making barefoot-friendly sandals 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
  • Lightweight – men’s 9 is only 4.6 ounces each
  • 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
  • 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 kitchen scissors, you can trim the Genesis to match your foot shape
  • Vegan-friendly
  • 5,000-mile sole warranty! (Details here).

 

Expert reviews

User reviews:

Specs

Brand Xero Shoes
Model Genesis - Lightweight, Packable, Travel-Friendly Sandal
Product Type Sandals
Activity Type Daily Use, Gym, Hiking, Running, Strolling, Training, Water Sports
Terrain Off Road, Road, Water
Eco Friendly Recycled
Design ,Sandal,
Materials Rubber
Season Warmer Weather
Sole Attributes Puncture-Proof
Water Protection Breathable,Quick Drying
Weight 4.6oz per 9 men's 4oz per 7 women's
Heel Toe Drop 0
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