Summary: Barefoot toe shoes with a 4mm hybrid sole for roads/trails and wide merino wool upper.

1. Overview

The Z-Trek by Xero Shoes is an affordable midweight barefoot sandal for men and women designed in the United States with excellent overall versatility.



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Basic Details

  • Thin: [6mm] sole for proper ground feel.
  • Flex: [excellent] bend for natural movement.
  • Width: [wide] foot-shaped toebox for splay.
  • Zero-Drop: [0mm] same height in front/back.
  • Barefoot: [feels] like being fully barefoot.

2. Features

The Xero Shoes Z-Trek has a wide foot-shaped toebox, thin 6mm outsole, excellent flexibility, and minimal tread, and is made with synthetic, vegan, rubber, and recycled materials.




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

3. Performance

The Xero Shoes Z-Trek provides great breathability, is not water-resistant, has a minimal tread that can last for 3000 miles, and is ideal for casual, hiking, road running, walking, and water in warm and hot climates.


3000 miles


  • Airflow: [great] breathable/wicking.
  • Water: [not] for wet terrain.
  • Activities: [5] casual, hiking, road running, walking, water.
  • Climate: [2] warm, hot.

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