Xero HFS II Tidal Wave


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  • A Foot-Healthy Shoe for Active Individuals

    The Xero HFS II is a foot-friendly athletic shoe that helps you build strong, healthy feet and encourages lower body freedom of motion during active pursuits. Touted as a road running shoe, the minimalist HFS II also works great for a variety of other athletic endeavors, including walking, hiking, tennis, squash, racquetball, pickleball, gym workouts, and fitness classes of all kinds. Thanks to its great versatility and its attractive design, you can use the HFS II as a casual shoe for trips about town as well. Due to its lightweight and compact nature, this shoe is also great for traveling.

    Wide Toe Box, Zero-Drop Platform, Flexible Sole

    The Xero HFS II possesses a number of design features that allow your foot to function as nature intended, including its flexible upper and ample toe box—two inclusions that help ensure your toes have plenty of room to splay. The flexible sole and the low overall stack height of the thoughtfully designed HFS II promote optimal agility and ground feel, and the zero-drop platform of this vegan shoe helps activate natural arch support while stabilizing your ankle in weight-bearing situations. Also, the adjustable instep and midfoot straps of the HFS II allow you to achieve a secure and personalized fit.

    Can Be Paired With a Variety of Helpful Footgear

    Thanks to its wide, anatomical toe box and accommodating upper, the Xero HFS II works great in combination with Correct Toes toe spacers for most sets of feet. It also pairs nicely with other beneficial natural footgear, including Injinji toe socks, Pedag metatarsal pads, and Naboso insoles. Use the comfortable HFS II along with this collection of helpful footgear to restore optimal toe alignment and improve your musculoskeletal function and well-being. Each lightweight and breathable Xero HFS II shoe weighs about 8.0 oz.

    Note: If you are new to using Xero footwear, we recommend that you start in slowly, gradually building up your wear-time and giving your body the chance to adapt to the thinner soles and the increased workload on your feet.

    • Zero-drop sole
    • 100 percent vegan
    • Stack Height: 8.5 mm
    • NF Certified Product
    • Adjustable instep strap
    • Huarache-inspired design
    • Weight (per shoe): ~8.0 oz.
    • Tire tread-inspired tread pattern
    • Incorporates (optional) 3.5 mm insole
    • Travel-Friendly: Foldable and packable
    • Enhances ground feel and proprioception
    • Wide toe box allows for optimal toe splay
    • Helps improve posture, balance, and agility
    • Helps stabilize foot and ankle during activity
    • Great for running, walking, hiking, gym fitness
    • Allows your foot to naturally bend and articulate
    • Works great with Correct Toes and Injinji toe socks
    • Works great with Pedag met pads and Naboso insoles
  • To get the most out of your Xero HFS II shoes, the manufacturer recommends that you order your normal US shoe size. For example, if you normally wear a men's US size 11 shoe, consider ordering an 11 in the Xero HFS II.

    If you're on the fence about what size to order, consider ordering both sizes and then simply return the size that doesn't fit as well for a refund. If you have concerns about sizing, feel free to contact us or Xero customer service.

    Sizing Tip #1: To create additional roominess within the shoe, we suggest removing the included (optional) shoe liner/insole; this action does not, in any way, affect the performance of the shoe. Optionally, and to enhance balance, posture, agility, and general foot/body awareness, you might consider adding thin, flexible Naboso insoles instead.

    Sizing Tip #2: Correct Toes toe spacers will often add width and length to the foot. If you’re planning to wear Correct Toes with your footwear, we recommend sizing up, especially if you are on the border between sizes.

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