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Xero Shoes Z-Trek – Minimalist Sandals

By March 9, 2017Gear Review

 Xero Shoes Z-Trek Sandals

The Good:

  • Lightweight and easily packed
  • Multipurpose for trail, riding, relaxing
  • Customer Service is AWESOME

The Bad:

  • Patience finding strap adjustment
  • One weak point prone to breaking


Shoes are so important whether you’re bicycle touring or just living life. My number one pick is old fashioned bare feet though!


When that doesn’t work, Xeros are one of two pairs I keep with me on tour.

I actually broke the first pair purchases from Amazon. There is a narrow part in the rubber that looks vulnerable. While running the lip of the shoes snagged something and broke right at the rubber connection.

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Needless to say, I still love my Xeros and received a replacement pair for FREE from the company. Their customer service is top notch. In the video you’ll see that I trimmed the top lip of the shoes so they fit closer to my toes. Hoping that will keep from any further incidents.

If you do not walk barefoot often, I would suggest light wear of these shoes for the first few weeks. There are numerous muscles in your foot that Xeros engage, so avoid any potential injuries and work your way to foot freedom!

It took me awhile to find the strap balance that works best. There are three points you can alter to find the right fit. The top (toe strap), ankle adjustment, and velcro heel strap.

My primary complaint is that when I walk on concrete for an extended period of time my heel starts to blister. I think it has to do with the way your foot strikes the unforgiving surface. On trails, grass, anything else, I don’t notice any discomfort!


Xero Shoes Z-Trek Sandals

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