When the weather turns cold, but you still want the comfort, benefits, and sheer fun of barefoot-inspired, natural movement, the Denver is for you.
This stylish ankle-high minimal boot features:
- Water-repellent canvas
- Cozy flannel lining
- A heat-reflecting warming insole
- A wide toe box — lets your toes spread, splay and move naturally
- Low-to-the-ground design for balance and agility
- Non-elevated, “zero-drop” heel
- The flexible sole lets your feet bend and move the way they’re supposed to
- High-traction FeelTrue® rubber sole with dual-chevron tread for traction, backed by Xero's 5,000 mile sole warranty
- Lightweight construction for “barely there” comfort
The Denvers have extremely flexible soles, especially as a cold weather boot. You can really feel the ground surface as you move, so that your brain can coordinate with your body on how to navigate different terrains.
Reflective material on the bottom of the removable insole/insert reflects your body heart back toward your feet, and reflects cold back down to the ground. The canvas uppers soften a little over time, which means they are flexible overall and move however you move. Many of our customers prefer the Denver for cold weather outdoor exercise and training due to their breathability, warmth, groundfeel and freedom of movement.
They are cozy and warm, and the treated canvas will keep you dry in snow and light rain. If you are standing around in water for a long time, your feet will eventually get wet as they are not fully waterproof. The treatment does wear off over time, so you can apply a store bought water repelling treatment up to once a month in the winter or just as needed.
If you have never worn minimal shoes before, you will notice a big difference between your normal shoes and the Xero Denver. You will have the option to move more of your feet in a wider variety of movements, you will get more feedback about your environment through the sole, they give you the opportunity to get used to zero drop design, and they have a wide toebox that lets you spread out your toes. Because they have a slightly cushier sole than the most barefoot feeling of summer models, they are a good winter transition shoe for those who don't have any special concerns with their feet. They will be fairly forgiving as you learn a barefoot style gait.
The traction is not lugged but it is very grippy. Great for snow, cold and dry surfaces, and we've gotten good feedback about them on wet surfaces like public transit during winter as well. They are not slip proof on ice, so please use a slip-on ice tread if you are concerned about falling on ice.
The Denver can be styled with any casual, work, or outdoors outfit. While they are not the most dressy shoe we offer, they go with almost any other type of outfit! Super versatile in two classic colours.
The Xero Denver is only available in men's sizing. The Denver runs small. We suggest you go up half a size for best fit.
Tackle the cold in style in your new Denver and Live Life Feet First!