Xero Shoes Women’s Jessie Lightweight Sandal – Barefoot Minimalist Sandal – Review

Xero Shoes Women’s Jessie Lightweight Sandal – Barefoot Minimalist Sandal – Product characteristics

  • NEW! A super minimalist sandal for travel, walking, camping, and more
  • Made in the USA or Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • SUPER CUTE, LIGHTWEIGHT – The Jessie is simple, super cute, and fun! It is a lightweight, travel-friendly sandal that can roll up and fit in your pocket. A women’s 7 is only 4.8 ounces each, perfect for casual, day-to-day use, or even a quick sprint
  • CASUAL & COMFORTABLE- The Jessie is eye-catching enough to be paired with your favorite outfit and rugged and flexible enough to be used as a camp shoe. The sandal is trimmable for a custom, comfortable fit
  • FLEX YOUR FEET, FEEL THE FLOOR – Our patented 5.5mm FeelTrue sole offers just-right protection and the ground feedback that your feet love. The simple toe strap and velcro ankle strap ensure a secure fit that allows you to flex your feet
  • VEGAN FRIENDLY – Xero Shoes believes in promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles which is why the Jessie Sandal is made with zero animal products
  • GET THE RIGHT FIT with FREE Domestic Exchanges – This shoe runs “true to size.” If for any reason that’s not the case for you, contact us for a free domestic exchange of your ‘like-new’ shoe
Xero Shoes Women's Jessie Lightweight Sandal - Barefoot Minimalist Sandal, Black, 8*
  • SUPER CUTE, LIGHTWEIGHT - The Jessie is simple, super cute, and fun! It is a lightweight, travel-friendly sandal that can roll up and fit in your pocket. A women’s 7 is only 4.8 ounces each, perfect...
  • CASUAL & COMFORTABLE- The Jessie is eye-catching enough to be paired with your favorite outfit and rugged and flexible enough to be used as a camp shoe. The sandal is trimmable for a custom,...
  • FLEX YOUR FEET, FEEL THE FLOOR - Our patented 5.5mm FeelTrue sole offers just-right protection and the ground feedback that your feet love. The simple toe strap and velcro ankle strap ensure a secure...

Xero Shoes Women’s Jessie Lightweight Sandal – Barefoot Minimalist Sandal – Reviews

Very, very floppy. It’s like wearing a leaf

I just received my coral Jessies (size 7). I am typically 7.0-7.5 women’s and going with the half size smaller worked out great in this case length-wise. Coming from earthrunners, I was looking for a cuter-looking sandal and had very high hopes for this style. While the looks do not disappoint at all, the flexibility of the sole is going to drive me nuts. The sole flops against the foot with every stride, as there is no structure to it. There’s just so much of this confusing and distracting wiggle on this shoe. Just waving the foot in the air up and down makes the sole flop against the foot on the unsupported side. I can’t say I feel the earth as much as the shoes hitting my feet. All these needed is a more rigid sole, and it would have been perfection. Or at least a choice of a more rigid option, to allow for the hard-core minimalists to enjoy the current super-flexible 5.5 mm rubber.

Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2019

Left Toe Strap TOO SMALL for my big fat toe?

Actually, I do believe my big toes are both about the same size. The left toe does fit into the toe strap of the right sandal (see photos), but not the left one (manufacturing defect?). Even the right toe that fits all the way in is a bit snug. I have to help it on with my hand, it doesn’t slip on easy like a flop. That being said, I love the design. They compare favorably with my well-used earth runners. The Xero sole is a bit MORE flexible, which is good. I would have to get used to the feeling of the toe encircling strap versus the thong, huaraches style earth runners. The whole reason I like the Jessie is the velcro ankle strap sits up higher and STAYS ON. The earth runner straps still sometimes slip off the back of my heels no matter how I adjust the lacing. The Jessie is super CUTE and I love the ankle strap, but not the toe. So if you have Fat Big Toes, maybe try something else. Back they go…

Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2019

For people who prefer to be barefoot

These Xero Shoes Jessie Sandals are perfect for people who prefer to be barefoot.These are the definition of a minimalist sandal. The soles are less than 1/4″ thick and they are so flexible, you can literally roll them up. The soles seem to be made of a rubber material so can easily be washed. The bottom has a lug sole pattern so they have great traction and are not slippery. The insole has an all over, shallow, texture so your feet don’t slide around in them – even if your feet get wet. Note that there is NO padding or arch support at all. These have way less cushioning than plain, cheap, flip-flops. This sole just serves to keep your feet clean and protect them from gravel or hot asphalt. If you aren’t a person who lives barefoot most of the time, they will take some getting used to and your feet may be a little sore for a while. If you need arch support or have other, foot problems, these are probably not the shoes you want.The shoes are held on your feet via a velcro ankle strap and a toe ring. That’s it. There is no protection at all for the tops of your feet or your toes. The toe ring and ankle straps are made of a flat, knitted tube that is similar to flat, knitted, shoe laces. The part that goes behind your heel has a bit of elastic for a comfortable fit. The velcro strap is easily adjustable. The toe ring does stretch out a bit with wear but not so much that I have any issues wearing them.The sizing seems accurate. I ordered my normal size and they fit perfectly. I have narrow feet and these still work well. They are almost as good as being barefoot and everywhere I go, people comment on how cute and unusual they are. I also find them very comfortable although I will admit that I have healthy feet and I go barefoot all the time except when I have to go out places where I must wear shoes of some kind. Usually, I wear flip flops (the state shoe of Texas) but these are a little dressier. They look adorable with sun dresses, jeans, shorts – anything but an formal evening gown, really. I can walk and run in them with no problems.If you have healthy feet and don’t need protection for the top of your feet, these are worth considering. They are well made and look great. I have the olive green and the black colors and am considering buying the red just because I love them so much.

Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2019

Super cute- toe ring does stretch (eventually)

UPDATED REVIEW- I’m re-reviewing these after heavy usage. I originally gave these a 4/5 but now that I’ve worn them extensively, I’m changing these to a 5/5.I took these with me on a trip to Europe and they were the perfect summer sandal! They were cuter than normal hiking sandals, but provided excellent grip on cobblestone streets, stone steps at historical sites and when I got caught in a heavy downpour. I even wore them to hike down the steep steps of Fira in Santorini.I almost returned these when I first put them on because I thought the toe ring was too tight, but now that I’ve worn them in they are my favorite sandal and are very comfortable. They seem to run a little smaller than the Z-trek. I’m a 6.5 and got size 6 in both the Z-trek and the Jessie. I don’t have a lot of wiggle room with this model compared to the Z-treks.ORIGINAL REVIEW- This is my second pair of Xero sandals. I love my other pair, the Xero Z-Trek sandals. They are my go to shoes right now for trips to the pool, walking the dog, everything. I liked the style of the Jessie so I went for it. First, the sizing seems different than the Z-Trek. I’m a women’s 6.5 and the Z-Trek 6s were great and even a little roomie. With the Jessies, the 6 is barely a fit. If you are between sizes, you may want to size up, as recommended by the listing. Second, other people have mentioned the toe ring being tight. When I first put these on, I thought I’d return them because they were tight and uncomfortable. I wore them around a little and the toe ring loosened up. Now that I’ve worn them a bit, they are much more comfortable and I’ve been able to wear them all day comfortably. Finally, as expected because of the minimal straps, my foot occasionally slides off the shoe. I love how these look on my feet and I get a lot of compliments and “where did you get those?” when I wear them. I also love the grippy soles for being out and about. I would definitely recommend these sandals for casual walking.

Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2019
Xero Shoes Women's Jessie Lightweight Sandal - Barefoot Minimalist Sandal, Black, 8*
  • SUPER CUTE, LIGHTWEIGHT - The Jessie is simple, super cute, and fun! It is a lightweight, travel-friendly sandal that can roll up and fit in your pocket. A women’s 7 is only 4.8 ounces each, perfect...
  • CASUAL & COMFORTABLE- The Jessie is eye-catching enough to be paired with your favorite outfit and rugged and flexible enough to be used as a camp shoe. The sandal is trimmable for a custom,...
  • FLEX YOUR FEET, FEEL THE FLOOR - Our patented 5.5mm FeelTrue sole offers just-right protection and the ground feedback that your feet love. The simple toe strap and velcro ankle strap ensure a secure...

Xero Shoes Women’s Jessie Lightweight Sandal – Barefoot Minimalist Sandal – FAQ

Ordered size 7 & toe strap is too tight. how do i contact xero to get a larger toe strap? only “contact” option is return process or ask here.

I contacted them through the contact option. One toe loop was much larger than the other. Wouldn’t make good.

Toe loop has given up, where can find a replament in red for size 8?

Hopefully customer service helps… I couldn’t ever wear mine. One toe hole was larger than the other and they wouldn’t help in any way at all.

The dropdown for sizes has w9/m9 on the same line. are these shipped in mens or womens sizes? i need a w9.

Thanks for your interest in Xero Shoes! This a women’s sandal, so all sizing will be in women’s. You can simply disregard the men’s sizing.

I want to buy, but first, are these shoes’ materials completely animal-free?

Greetings! These sandals are in fact animal free. 🙂

How thick is the sole of these shoes?

Hello! Thank you for reaching out and for your interest in Xero Shoes! The Jessie offers a 6.0 mm total sole thickness. Hopefully this helps! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly at [email protected] We are happy to help! 🙂

I wear 8.5 but only see whole sizes. Should I go up a size or down?

Our sandals are only made in whole sizes. Most of our customers who fall in between choose to go up to the next size, a 9 in your case.

How durable are these shoes? They look as though they’ll wear through in a month of heavy walking walking.

Still have mine but don’t wear everyday. Will ask my daughter . She always wearing them .

Xero Shoes Women's Jessie Lightweight Sandal - Barefoot Minimalist Sandal, Black, 8*
  • SUPER CUTE, LIGHTWEIGHT - The Jessie is simple, super cute, and fun! It is a lightweight, travel-friendly sandal that can roll up and fit in your pocket. A women’s 7 is only 4.8 ounces each, perfect...
  • CASUAL & COMFORTABLE- The Jessie is eye-catching enough to be paired with your favorite outfit and rugged and flexible enough to be used as a camp shoe. The sandal is trimmable for a custom,...
  • FLEX YOUR FEET, FEEL THE FLOOR - Our patented 5.5mm FeelTrue sole offers just-right protection and the ground feedback that your feet love. The simple toe strap and velcro ankle strap ensure a secure...

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