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.
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.
Here’s a video showing the process
|Lena Sizing Guide|
|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|
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