There is a new version of the Alpine without trees along the support straps.
If you received a Restock Alert, your order will be the new version.
Our restocks going forward will only include the design without trees.
Warm AND Waterproof, together at last!
A truly Minimal and Waterproof Vegan Snow Boot, the Alpine keeps the wet out with a fully seam-sealed inner bootie and a water-resistant membrane in the boot’s upper.
The insulated polyester fleece lining keeps those piggies nice and warm. And a heat-reflective insole adds to the winter-friendly comfort. And, yes, you can remove the insole for an even more “barefoot” feeling. The slightly flexible, non-elevated (zero-drop) sole lets your foot move naturally.
Lightweight and grippy
A women’s 9 weighs just 340 grams each, a lugged tread gives you sure-footed traction in mud, slush, and snow. It will not, however, give you more traction on ice.
If This Is Your First Minimal Shoe
The Alpines will invite you to adjust to zero drop if you are used to footwear with elevated heels, and they have lots of room for your feet to spread out and for your toes to splay. As a winter boot they are not as flexible in the sole as some of Xero's other models, and they also have less groundfeel. This makes them a great first minimal shoe for people who need a winter boot, and especially for people who have sensitive soles of the feet. You can get used to the other aspects of minimal shoes before trying something with a bit more connection to the ground in spring.
The Alpine runs true to size, unlike other Xero shoes. It has the most generous fit of any Xero model so far. We recommend ordering your usual big brand size.