All of our models run a bit small. Please get your Xenas in a 1/2 size larger than what you typically wear. You can view our detailed size chart here
Yes! We offer wide sizes on all of our safety footwear models. Just visit the product page you're interested in and select your preferred width (full size chart can be viewed here). Huge apologies if we're missing your exact wide size. Our team is still small and we can't accomodate every request, but we are working hard to expand our size offerings. You can always try on a larger size to see if it fits since we provide free returns & exchanges on domestic orders!
All of our safety shoes go up to a size 12, while the Gravity model goes-up to a size 13!
We have received requests for additional larger & smaller sizes, however, since our team is still small it will take us some time to bring these sizes to market.
• 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 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, Inertia EH, and Nova EH models offer Electrical Hazard Protection (EH Rated) • Our Fusion Mt model has a Metatarsal Impact Resistance Certification (ASTM Mt 75) • Our Valence SD has Static Dissipative Certification (SD 35)
All of our beautiful ASTM Certified safety shoes are slip-resisting for dry and wet conditions. Women across industries have reported great slip results! However, for food services in particular results may vary depending on the condition of the floors (Xenas are not rated for oil slip resistance). If you work in oily environments, we strongly recommend doing a light test-run before wearing your Xenas for a full shift (bring a spare pair of shoes just in case).
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 ANSI Z41 was superseded by ASTM F2413 so our shoes are compliant and if you would like to read more about this standard change, please reference this article from ASTM which has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 beautiful safety shoes are made in North America. They are designed, certified, packaged, shipped in United States, and are handcrafted in Mexico.
Our limited edition modern work pants are handcrafted in the USA.
Our highly-functional work blazers are made by women-owned fair trade partner in India.
Our custom hi-vis safety vests are designed in Detroit and are made in China.
Yes! We handcraft our beautiful safety shoes using light, flexible, breathable, LWG certified, full-grain, Buff, and suede leather of the highest quality.
We also offer the Omega, Valence, Spice, 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.
Yes! We use high-performance vegan leather to make the following styles: Omega EH Vegan Grey, Valence SD Vegan Onyx, Spice Cloud Nine Vegan, and Gravity Vegan Blackout.
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.
All of our models are water repellent and some (like the Inertia) offer excellent water resistance. Our other styles feature premium zipper closures that do not allow them to be completely waterproof, but in most conditions where the water stays below the zipper-line, they will keep your feet nice and dry. With all of our leather boots we highly recommend that you treat them with a waterproof spray or oil to protect the leather and keep it looking amazing!
Our current steel-toe shoes and boots have not been officially rated for Puncture Resistance (PR). The great news is that many ladies reported great success purchasing an after-market PR-certified insole* and inserting it into our boots to meet PR requirements!
*If you go with an after-market insole, then we definitely recommend to size up by 1/2 to a full size from what you normally wear.
Yes! We developed our stunning Fusion Mt Safety Boot that has Metatarsal Impact Resistance Certification (ASTM Mt 75).
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.
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).
Yes we do! International shipping options are available. The exact cost will be shown during the check-out process before you finalize payment.
It is REALLY important to note that depending on where you live, there may be import taxes / duties which are accessed upon delivery. This is in addition to the shipping cost that is paid at checkout and will be collected by the carrier companies (UPS, DHL, etc.) directly.
Please email us with any specific questions and we will do our best to answer them!
1) Add your product to cart 2) At the top of the site rollover the "HELP" button and click on the "Pay With Multiple Cards" link that will be one of the drop down choices 3) Click the orange "PAY WITH MULTIPLE CARDS" button 4) Choose how you wish to split-up your order amount (the sum should add-up to the order subtotal) 5) Click the SAVE button 6) Click on each blue link and complete the checkout process of each *Your order will NOT process until you finish checkout process for each payment link*
You have 30 days to submit your exchange or return request with free U.S. shipping after delivery. If you find yourself outside of this window, please contact us to see if we can help. Items must be sent back to us in new condition (please 🙏 wear them at home until you're sure that they fit well). 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
Since our shirts and beanies run true-to-size and we provide free domestic shipping, they cannot be exchanged or returned. All Xena Gift Card purchases are final and non-returnable.
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
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!
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 414-420-1222.
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 or a Lanolin-based product to help waterproof and protect the leather from moisture
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.
Suede Leather is waterproof and those boots are water repellent. Consider applying a stain repellent to prolong the beautiful looks of your suede Xenas. Suede Leather can be found on the Inertia EH Desert Sand, and the Fusion Mt Safety Boot models.
Buff Leather is waterproof and those shoes are water repellent. Consider applying a stain repellent to prolong the beautiful looks of your Xenas. Buff Leather can be found on the Inertia EH Matte Black model.
Vegan Leather is waterproof. It is made from high-performance, waterproof vegan leather. Vegan Leather can be found on the Omega EH Vegan Grey, Valence SD Vegan Onyx, and the Gravity Vegan Blackout editions.
Full-Grain leather is not 100% waterproof, but it does offer water resistance so 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. Full-Grain Leather can be found on the Gravity, Omega, Spice, Nova, Valence, and Fusion models.
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.
All of our utility blazers and work pants are low-maintenance featuring fabrics that are easy to care for:
• Machine washable (do not need dry cleaning) • Machine wash cold with similar colors (do not beach) • Tumble dry low and hang to dry • Turn inside out and iron with low heat (if needed)
Our Hi-Vis Safety Vests are also machine-washable: • Machine-wash warm • Cold Rinse-Max30 • Do NOT bleach • Do NOT iron • Do NOT tumble dry • Do NOT dry-clean
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:
Yes! 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).
That said, after receiving many requests from our Xena family, we decided to start developing a new slip resistant safety shoe without a heel.
Yes! Unfortunately, if we use the existing shapes for the composite toe then our shoes will lose their stylish shape becoming quite bulky. We are actively working to design the first-ever elegant composite toecap that passes rigorous safety testing.
That said, all current Xena safety footwear models will feel lightweight when compared to traditional, bulky safety boots. You won't believe you're wearing steel-toes!