Xero Shoes Xcursion notable features

-This boot is a high-top version of Xero Shoes’ best-selling hiking and running shoe, the TerraFlex. It’s designed to give wearers the grip and support they need to tackle the trail while still feeling “barefoot”. 

-Its key features include a waterproof membrane inside the outer mesh, a zero-drop heel, and a high-traction FeelTrue® rubber sole that is backed by their 5,000-mile sole warranty.

Size and fit

The Xero Shoes Xcursion is a minimalist hiking shoe for men and women. Its wide toe box gives the wearer more room to move his toes while the lightweight synthetic upper ensures a snug fit after a quick break-in period. The light-reflective webbings or straps on the upper lets you achieve a nice and comfortable fit around the instep, midfoot, and heel. Lastly, the lace-up closure creates a custom fit.


Considered a major advancement in the minimalist shoe industry, the FeelTrue® rubber sole, which is used in the Xcursion hiking boot, is thin but nevertheless highly durable and grippy. This unique outsole is designed by Xero Shoes and manufactured by Vibram - the world’s leading outsole brand. 

FeelTrue® rubber soles have a top surface that is comfy and grippy, and a dual-Chevron tread pattern that offers traction in all conditions. Meanwhile, the non-elevated zero-drop heel helps you maintain proper posture.


The Xcursion boots come with removable insoles that offer additional cushioning right where you need it. If you want to get more minimalist or create more space for your foot inside the shoes, you can simply take it out.


The shoe upper is constructed using very lightweight synthetic materials that are completely vegan. At just 340 grams per shoe for men’s size and 272 grams for women’s, it lets the wearer achieve a “barely there” experience.

Another interesting feature of Xero Shoes is the wide toe box which gives plenty of room for your toes to spread and move naturally. The double-protective toe cap shields your foot from sharp edges and accidental impact

The Xcursion shoe is lined with a waterproof membrane, plus another water-repellent membrane behind the mesh cover. The gusseted tongue keeps the debris and water out and the lace-up closure gives the foot a custom fit.

Nice to know

  • Minimalist shoes are intended to closely mimic the feel and experience of barefoot running or walking. It is believed to provide more effective propulsion and promote natural shock absorption.
  • The Xcursion is the first waterproof boot from Xero Shoes. It has all the other features of the TerraFlex.
  • If you prefer traditional hiking boots built for the toughest trails, consider boots from La Sportiva or Keen.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12oz / Women 9.6oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: High cut
Features: Lightweight / Minimalist, Vegan / Orthotic friendly / Zero drop / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Xero Shoes

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran 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 analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.