Xero's Z-Trek is a super light-weight minimal sports sandal: the sole is only 5mm thick!
It offers great protection, a design that encourages natural movement, a secure fit, a zero-drop sole, and a familiar easy-to-fit style.
The Z refers to the strap design which is ultra comfortable, holds your foot securely for natural movement, and can be adjusted easily to suit almost and shape and size of foot. Customers who dislike having material between their toes will love the Z-Trek.
The Z-Trek has an extremely flexible sole that bends and moves with your foot for complete range of motion and incredible ground feel. Their thin stack height and sturdy, uncushioned sole material ensures that you get maximum ground feel and a barefoot experience, all with the protection of a sandal.
The Z-Trek is great for barefoot running and aquatic adventures. Most of our customers who buy them end up wearing them all summer for everyday activities, because it just feels great to have that foot freedom. The simple design allows you to wear them with athletic, casual, or even summer picnic attire. They dry fast, and if you get them dirty, just hand wash with gentle soap and air dry!
Not to mention they're perfect for travelling; they'll barely take up any room in your carry-on, and they're so light you won't have to worry about weight allowances.
The Z-Trek is made with only vegan-friendly materials.
New To Minimal?
We recommend a shoe or sandal that has a thicker minimal sole for your transition to minimal, but the Z-Trek 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 Z-Trek. Connect with the surfaces you're moving on to Feel The World!
Sizing and Fit Notes
Most of our customers take their usual size in the Z-Trek, so we describe them as fitting true to size. Since they only come in whole sizes (no half sizes), we recommend rounding up if you're between sizes to avoid toes falling off the edges.
If you are a man with narrower feet, you may prefer the fit of the women's sizing, and if you are a woman with wider feet you may prefer the fit of the men's sizing. The men's sizing also comes in options that are longer than the longest women's size. We're happy to help you translate between the gendered sizing systems. For this model, a men's 8 would be of similar length to a woman's 9.
The Z-Trek is designed to be customizable. If you have extra length in front of your toes but it's otherwise a good fit, you can trim them with sharp kitchen scissors and use sandpaper to buff out the edges. Make the smallest viable adjustment with each cut so that you don't take too much off! We cannot accept returns of items that have been permanently modified.
Sign up for our newsletter
Sign up for our mailing list to receive new product alerts, special offers, and coupon codes.