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Xero Shoes Ipari Lena (Women's)

Get the fun and freedom of our best-selling sandals with super-cute closed-toe style and casual canvas comfort


For years, people have told us, “We LOVE our sandals, but what do we do when it’s cold out, or when I need something with closed-toes for work, or if I need a bit more protection?”

The new Lena is the answer for women.

The Lena, like our other casual canvas shoe, the Hana, is meant to be a casual shoe.  We don’t suggest that you run an ultra marathon in the Lena, but we know when you have our high-performance FeelTrue® sandal base under your foot, some of you will do more in the Lena than just hanging out.

Check out these reviews from Lena wearers


What you’ll love about the Lena
It’s what makes all our Xero Shoes special — we believe in feet! Your feet are supposed to bend, flex, and feel the world. The Lena lets you do that.

  • Natural FIT — the wide toe box lets your toes spread and relax. Plus the “XERO-drop” sole (non-elevated heel and low-to-the ground) allows for proper posture, balance and agility.
  • Natural FUNCTION — the flexible Lena let’s your feet bend, move, and flex the way that feet are supposed to. Plus, they’re so light, you might forget you have them on. A woman’s size 7 is only 6 ounces each.
  • Natural FEEL — the Lena uses the 5.5mm FeelTrue® rubber sole from our Z-Trek sandal. That means you get get great protection while still letting you feel the sensations that your feet and brain want. If you need a bit of extra protection, just toss in the optional 2mm insole. The Lena lets you truly Feel The World®.
  • Vegan friendly materials — the Lena has a canvas upper, with a cotton lining and microfiber accents. You can wash it with soap and water.
  • Huarache inspired design — the heel/instep strap adds a subtle, eye-catching call out, but it’s also functional, holding your heel and cinching up around your instep.
  • Flexible heel — you can step on the heel and wear the Lena as a “slide”

Is the Lena just for women?
Lena is designed it as a “woman’s” shoe. Compared to the Hana, the shape is a bit narrower and accommodates a slightly higher instep. The pattern offers a bit more adjustment, too. The canvas isn’t as “outdoorsy” as the one in the Hana. That said, men with a narrow foot might still like the Lena. And women with wider feet may want to try the Hana.

Get the right size for your Lena

Shoe sizing, especially online, is not a perfect process. 

Because the foot is three-dimensional, any two-dimensional measuring tool, such as a ruler or Brannock device®, can only approximate your true shoe size. Manufacturers model their shoes on different foot shapes, which is why you might be an 8 in one brand and a 9 in another.

The Lena fits “true-to-size” or a TINY bit small. So you’ll probably be okay selecting your “usual” shoe size.

Sizing for a shoe is different than a sandal, so if you own one of our sandals, that doesn’t mean you’ll pick the same size in the Lena.

You may want to double check your sizing by following these instructions. If you think you’re “between sizes,” go up a 1/2 size.

NOTE: The width of the Lena is approximately EE width. Some people have experienced stretching in the canvas upper to slightly wider.

2 Simple Steps to the Correct Fit

1) Measure your foot

Measure your feet for huarache barefoot sandals

  • Place a piece of paper against a wall (if you have VERY large feet, use a piece of newspaper
  • If you plan to wear socks with your Lenas, put those on
  • Place your foot on the paper, with your heel against the wall
  • Make a mark on the paper at the furthest point away from the wall… this will either be just in front of your big toe or second toe
  • Take a ruler and measure from the edge of the paper to the mark you made.

Here’s a video showing the process



2. Check your measurement against the chart, below

Lena Sizing Guide
Foot Length
Foot Length
Women’s Size
Up to 8 1/2″ Up to 218mm 5
Up to 8 5/8″ Up to 222mm 5.5
Up to 8 3/4″ Up to 226mm 6
Up to 9″ Up to 230mm 6.5
Up to 9 1/8″ Up to 234mm 7
Up to 9 1/4″ Up to 238mm 7.5
Up to 9 1/2″ Up to 242mm 8
Up to 9 5/8″ Up to 246mm 8.5
Up to 9 3/4″ Up to 250mm 9
Up to 10″ Up to 254mm 9.5
Up to 10 1/8″ Up to 258mm 10
Up to 10 1/4″ Up to 262mm 10.5
Up to 10 1/2″ Up to 266mm 11