Who should buy the Xero Shoes Denver

Created for minimalist shoe lovers, the Xero Shoes Denver boot is sure to keep you warm and comfy in chilly, winter months. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that has a low-to-the-ground design that promotes balance and stability.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that keeps the foot cozy and warm even when it’s really cold out there.

Xero Shoes Denver logo

Grippy and durable

The Xero Shoes Denver is made with a high-traction FeelTrue® rubber sole. Unlike traditional soles, this one is thinner but nevertheless grippy and durable. It’s an exclusive sole technology by Xero Shoes, meant for giving the wearer ample protection while still creating that “barefoot” feel.

Xero Shoes Denver outsole

Provides excellent traction when going uphill and downhill

The sole features the DayLite Hiker EV pattern with dual-chevron tread for traction when going uphill, downhill, fast or slow. Similar to other trail running boots from Xero Shoes, this boot has 6mm thick contact which still has a great barefoot feel but offers more protection. Furthermore, the non-elevated, “zero-drop” heel helps the wearer retain proper posture.

Xero Shoes Denver outsole 1

Allows the wearer gets enough ground feedback

Unlike traditional boots that use synthetic foam for cushion, the Xero Shoes Denver only makes use of a removable insole. This is to ensure that the wearer gets enough “ground feedback” or the so-called “barefoot” walking or running experience. Nevertheless, the sole is very much durable so the foot is still protected from impact, abrasion, sharp objects, and other elements. 

Xero Shoes Denver midsole

Excellent insulation

The insoles used for the Denver boots are heat-reflecting. They just don’t provide cushions and protection, but their insulating properties add to the warmth and comfort of the shoes.

Xero Shoes Denver insole

Provides excellent waterproofing and wide toe box

The shoe upper is constructed using a water-repellant canvas, which is enough to keep the foot dry in slightly wet conditions. The lack of a waterproof membrane means that the Denver boots aren’t something you can use for crossing streams or navigating extremely muddy terrains. It also features a wide toe box to give the foot enough room to move, spread, and flex. 

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Excellent ventilation and easy to wear

The insides of the shoe are lined with flannel fabric which feels soft and cozy on the feet. Despite being thick and warm, flannel absorbs and releases moisture (such as perspiration) quickly, allowing the fabric to “breathe”. Completing the upper is a lace-up closure system and a pull tab in the heel for easy slip-on and off.

Xero Shoes Denver easy to wear

Nice to know

  • Xero Shoes that feature the FeelTrue® outsoles come with a 5,000-mile sole warranty. This means that if you buy a pair of Xero Shoes Denver shoes and it wears down to 1mm thick at the ball or heel of the foot, they will replace your footwear with the same model.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 340g
Use: Day Hiking, Urban hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Minimalist, Vegan, Insulated / Orthotic friendly / Zero drop / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Water repellent
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Xero Shoes

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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.