A high performance sandal with style, the Xero Cloud gives you as much barefoot feeling as possible with a whisper of comfort and protection.
The Cloud features a highly soft and flexible 6mm FeelTrue® outsole and a comfortable gel-like soft Barefoam forefoot footbed.
The huarache sandal inspired lacing holds the sandal securely to your foot to promote a barefoot style gait. Like all Xero sandals, they are foot shaped and zero drop. These will have more ground feel and ground feedback than some of Xero's other styles.
Perfect for barefoot running as well as casual summer activities, the Cloud Sandals float in water!
They are suitable for vegans as they are constructed from vegan materials.
Lightweight like Xero's DIY Sandal Kits but with these extras:
Heel cups keep your heels in place, and help to keep out debris.
Elevated ankle holes — the lace never touches the ground, and so it won’t abrade.
Ready to wear — the lacing is already done for you.
The heel strap includes a grippy area for comfort and so that it won't slide off in the middle of your adventure.
The lacing has a design that makes them really quick to put on and take off. In the forefoot area, slide the accent colour laces down the black laces to slip your foot in. To secure the sandal, slide the accent colour laces back up, they will stay put! Just reverse to take them off!
Finding the set up or tensioning for the lacing is just a matter of trial and error, and usually only takes a few minutes with this model. Just set it and forget it.
New to Minimal?
We recommend a shoe or sandal that has a thicker minimal sole for your transition to minimal, but the Cloud has a very thin and barefoot feeling sole. The reason we make this recommendation is so that your feet and movement patterns will have time to adjust and relearn natural movement before experiencing more feedback from the ground. A barefoot feeling minimal sandal or shoe will be less forgiving on unnaturally hard surfaces such as pavement.
If you are more experienced with minimal footwear or tend to spend most of your time barefoot, these could be the perfect sandal for you. Folks looking for as much ground feel as possible will really like the Xero Cloud. Connect with the surfaces you're moving on to Feel The World!
Sizing and Fit Noes
This model tends to fit true to size, but since it only comes in whole sizes, you can round up if you normally take a half size.
The design is unisex, so the same pair of sandals will be marked men's 8 and women's 9, for example.
As with any sandal that has a thong style lacing or toe post, the location of the strap that goes between your big toe and second toe will suit some people better than others, simply because everyone's feet are unique. If you love the design but find the placement of the lacing isn't suited to you, try out the Xero DIY Sandal Kit.
If you have any sizing questions we're happy to help.
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