Summary: Barefoot adventure sandal with 5mm sole, minimal tread for roads and light trails, adjustable cord strap, thong, and extra-wide, foot-shaped toebox.

1. Overview

The Genesis by Xero Shoes is an affordable lightweight barefoot sandal for men, women, and kids designed in the United States with great overall versatility.



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Basic Details

  • Thin: [5mm] sole for proper ground feel.
  • Flex: [great] bend for natural movement.
  • Width: [medium] foot-shaped toebox for splay.
  • Zero-Drop: [0mm] same height in front/back.
  • Barefoot: [feels] like being fully barefoot.

2. Features

The Xero Shoes Genesis has a medium foot-shaped toebox, thin 5mm outsole, great flexibility, and firm ground tread, and is made with synthetic and vegan materials.






  • Gender: [men/women/kids] in multiple styles.
  • Materials: [synthetic] vegan.
  • Toebox: [foot-shaped] for natural toe splay.
  • Volume: [high] for raised arches.

3. Performance

The Xero Shoes Genesis provides great breathability, is not water-resistant, has a minimal tread that can last for 5000+ miles, and is ideal for casual, hiking, trail running, walking, water, and road running in warm and hot climates.


5000+ miles


  • Airflow: [great] breathable/wicking.
  • Water: [not] for wet terrain.
  • Activities: [6] casual, hiking, trail running, walking, water, road running.
  • Climate: [2] warm, hot.

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