All of our models run a bit small. Go 1/2 size larger for a narrow-to-medium fit. Go 1 size larger for a wide fit on Omega and Fusion models. Please see our detailed size chart here
Our Omega and Fusion safety boot models feature a universal fit that can accommodate some women with wider feet (order 1 size up). If your Xenas don’t fit, don’t worry, our simple return policy allows you to try on a pair and send them back to us for free. We are also working to develop special wide versions for a targeted launch date in early 2021.
All of our safety shoes go up to a size 12, while the Gravity model goes-up to a size 13!
· All of our safety shoe models are ASTM F2413-18 Certified. ASTM International (formerly American Society for Testing and Materials) establishes and independently tests the safety standards of PPE that OSHA relies on to set an objective level of PPE quality and safety. All of our safety footwear complies with OSHA standards by passing the requisite ASTM safety tests · All Xenas models have an almond shaped steel-toe cap that passed I75 / C75 impact & compression standards · All Xenas models feature Oil & Chemical resistant outsoles that have been tested for slip resistance under ASTM F2913 to perform on dry and wet surfaces · Our Omega EH and Nova EH models have an Electrical Hazard Certification (EH 18,000 Volts) · Our Fusion Mt model has a Metatarsal Impact Resistance Certification (ASTM Mt 75) · Our Gravity ESD model has an Electrostatic Dissipative Certification (ESD/ SD 30)
The short answer is "yes". ANSI Z41 is a retired safety standard that is very rarely referenced anymore but in case your employer still refers to it in their PPE policies, you should be all set. ANSI Z41 was superseded by ASTM F2413 so our shoes are compliant and if you would like to read more about this standard change, please reference this article from ASTM which has additional information.
ASTM F2412 refers to "standard test methods for foot protection" and it outlines how a professional laboratory needs to test their shoes. All of our shoes are certified at an accredited laboratory using F2412 methods. Safety shoes that pass these tests get a F2413 certification - which our shoes comply with!
Our current steel-toe shoes and boots have not been officially rated for Puncture Resistance (PR). We're considering this safety feature for future product development.
Yes! We handcraft our beautiful safety shoes using light, flexible, breathable, LWG certified, full-grain and suede leather of the highest quality.
We also offer the Omega and Gravity models in our high-performance vegan leather that replicates the beautiful aesthetics of natural leather while staying highly resistant to water, chemicals, abrasion, tearing, tension, flexion, and perspiration.
Our Vegan leather is made of a super fine type of synthetic fiber called “microfiber" which is composed of nylon and polyester. With a diameter of 10 microns, the threads are ten times finer than human hair, but only half as thick as silk, making our vegan leather both water-repellent and breathable. Microscopically, it reproduces the characteristics of natural skin while also being light, antibacterial, and highly resistant to certain chemical agents.
Our beautiful safety shoes are made in North America. They are designed, certified, packaged, shipped in the USA and are handcrafted in Mexico.
Our highly-functional and stylish blazers are made in the USA.
ADD TO CART: These shoes are in stock and available for immediate purchase. Delivery date will depend based on the shipping option that you select.
PRE-ORDER: During launch of new products and when sizes are sold out we'll change the default ADD TO CART button (blue) to a PRE ORDER button (orange). You can reserve this pair of Xenas and we'll deliver them on a date listed next to the PRE ORDER button.
NOT AVAILABLE: A few specific variants that we are not yet sure we are going to restock will be listed as NOT AVAILABLE.
UNLISTED: Our steel-toes cover most women's sizes and even 1/2 sizes. We're still a small team and hope to accommodate all sizes in the future. If you don't find your size, please send us a note with your request so that we can track it!
You have the following shipping options when placing your order:
• Free (3-8 business days) • Express (2-4 business days) • 2-Day (2 business days) • Overnight (1 business day) • International (varies by country)
Note: We ship all orders from Wisconsin, USA on Monday-Friday between 7am-2pm CST (placing your order after 2pm CST may push your shipment to the next business day). Due to the current COVID-19 health situation, carriers may experience delays and we sadly cannot guarantee their transit times
Yes! You have the option to pay for your Xenas in 4 equal installments with zero interest. When you get to the Payment screen at check-out, select installments by afterpay option and follow the instructions.
Yes! Just follow these steps: 1) Add your product to cart 2) Go directly to this page xena-workwear.myshopify.com/cart 3) Click the orange SPLIT PAYMENT button and follow the instructions *Make sure to pay each generated link after the payment is split
We believe in providing you with the best customer service which includes worry-free exchanges and returns as long as you submit your request within a 30-day window after delivery. Your shoes must be sent back to us in new condition (please 🙏 wear them at home until you're sure that they fit well). Find out more specifics about our exchange & return policy.
If your fit still doesn't feel great or if you have a Weathered Collection item that you need assistance returning, please contact us right away at email@example.com
Yes! Each one of our safety shoes is covered by our 6-Month Footwear Warranty. Each one of our Workwear products is covered by a 3-month Warranty. Take a look at the details on our Xena Warranty page.
Not planning to in the near future. Our official products can only be purchased exclusively through out website.
We chose this path deliberately in order to develop the best possible products that can be sent directly to your door step with the best customer service experience.
Instead of running seasonal flash sales we believe in a more transparent, always-on approach. We have honest pricing year-round and a Rewards Program that gives you immediate gifts with access to your own referral link. It’s our way of thanking you for helping us grow.
We also created a Weathered Collection section where you can find great values on Xenas from our classic catalog and on certified models with gentle imperfections.
Many customers found that they can get reimbursed for Xenas after having a simple conversation with their employer. Most shoe-trucks and stores have very limited options for women and having well fitting, comfortable PPE is essential for both safety and morale.
We've heard from many women that their companies have been accommodating, allowing them to submit their Xena purchase for expense reimbursement. It never hurts to ask and if you need any assistance or documentation, we would be delighted to help!
Absolutely, you have the following proof options:
1) The label on the inside of your Xenas will list the specific ASTM certifications of the shoe 2) We include a plastic card in the box that lists the credentials of your specific model 3) If your company requires additional proof please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll provide the full certification report to your employer
OSHA, ASTM, and ANSI do not have heel-height restrictions for safety footwear. Your company is choosing to have these restrictions on their own.
This is a major issue that can cause inadvertent gender discrimination. How do we know? We conducted a case study and published an official white paper which identifies this double standard.
We encourage you to share our case study with your Safety Manager and HR Department. A few customers were able to modernize their official heel-height policy by following this step. Please contact us with any questions at email@example.com or 414-367-8424
Our beautiful full-grain leather takes 3-5 days to break-in and mold to your foot. Please 🙏 wear your new shoes at home until you're certain that the size and fit works well. Our small team cannot accept worn Xenas for returns or exchanges.
If your fit still isn't perfect or doesn't feel great right out of the box please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-367-8424.
FULL-GRAIN LEATHER • Wipe your shoes with a damp cloth to remove any dirt and sediment • Avoid placing your shoes next to a direct heat source as they dry to avoid material damage • Apply a neutral Shoe Cream to maintain the luster and shine of the full-grain leather • Use Mink Oil to help waterproof and protect the leather from moisture • We also offer a Xena Shoe-Care Service through a professional cobbler (priced at cost)
SUEDE LEATHER CARE • Consider applying a stain repellent to your beautiful suede shoes to prolong their beautiful looks • Dirt, debris, and scuffs are best removed using a suede cleaning brush • To get rid of darker stains, try using a regular pencil eraser • A suede cleaner is another great refurbishment option
We use high-performance Vegan Leather that's resistant to the elements, however, dirt can still collect on the surface. To clean, simply wipe your Xenas down with a cloth using warm and soapy water. Avoid placing your shoes next to a direct heat source as they dry to prevent material damage.
Yes! We offer a professional Xena Shoe-Care Service to help restore the stylish appearance of your Xenas that are built to last.
Our full-grain leather models are not 100% waterproof they do offer water resistance and mild exposure to water shouldn't cause harm. To promote the longevity of your beautiful shoes we recommend to coat them with a waterproofer such as Mink Oil, which will protect the leather from water exposure.
Our suede leather models are water repellent, but they are not 100% waterproof. Consider applying a stain repellent to prolong the beautiful looks of your suede Xenas.
Yes it is! While we love our incredibly soft, antimicrobial, air-flow insole, we completely understand that you may want to customize yours. The good news is that you can absolutely do so.
--IMPORTANT-- if you wish to retain the Static Dissipative properties of your shoes, we do NOT recommend using a different insole from the one that came with your shoes.
Yes! We have gathered many great product ideas from our customers that we’ll be working to develop and launch in the future. If you want to know what we’re up to please:
1) Visit our Coming Soon page for info on our upcoming release 2) Sign-up for our Newsletter (bottom of the page) to get early product updates 3) Join our private Facebook Group “Xena Moves” for real-time conversational updates
Most steel-toe safety shoes and boots have a heel of over 1" to help make walking safer and more comfortable (lowers heel impact, improves stance & posture, creates a barrier against objects). We're not currently working on a design without a heel, but we will be considering this style for future development.
Yes. We just released our brand new Fusion Mt Safety Boot that has Metatarsal Impact Resistance Certification (ASTM Mt 75).
Unfortunately, if we use the existing shapes for the composite toe then our shoes will lose their stylish shape becoming quite bulky. We’re currently looking for an innovative partner who can help us design the first-ever elegant composite toecap that would also pass rigorous safety testing. We'll be sure to update all of our email subscribers regarding all future developments.
All Xena models feature a unique steel toecap design that feels ultra-lightweight compared to traditional safety boots. Most women can't believe that they're wearing steel-toes!
Creating a "waterproof" shoe would mean that it can be fully submerged in water without soaking the shoe's materials. Our current designs feature premium zipper closures that do not allow the models to be completely waterproof, but we do have a few solutions:
- Full-grain leather of our current models can be treated with a waterproof spray or mink oil that will protect the leather from water exposure
- Suede leather of our current models is water repellent, but is not 100% waterproof. Consider applying a stain repellent to prolong the beautiful looks of your suede