Gravity styles: We recommend ordering your Gravity booties in a 1/2 size larger than the shoes/boots that you normally wear Omega styles: True-to-Size
All of our shoes feature a wider toecap that should accommodate most foot widths. Your brand new leather shoes will take 3-5 days to break-in so please be patient with the fit as you wear them around the house in the beginning. If you have any Qs about how to properly break-in your steel-toes, please see our suggestions below.
Due to popular demand, both the Gravity and Omega are now available in a size 12 with the Gravity going up to size 13!
ADD TO CART: Your shoes are in stock and your beautiful Xenas will arrive depending on the shipping option that you selected!
PRE ORDERS: Since we're still a small startup we have to be lean when placing large manufacturing orders. During the launch of new products and when popular sizes are sold out we will mark them with a PRE ORDER button. You can still reserve your Xenas by placing a PRE ORDER and we will deliver them when they become available.
UNLISTED: We have been working nonstop to develop sizes that accommodate the needs of most women, including a size 13 that will come out in Q1. Please accept our apologies if your specific size is still missing from our list. We're a young start-up and hope to accommodate you in the future. Send us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll track your special request.
You have the following domestic shipping options when placing your order:
· Free: 3-8 business days · Ground: 1-5 business days · Express: 2 business days · Overnight: 1 business day · International: available standard shipping
*Above timeline are for regular orders. Pre-Orders are unique and delivery times will vary. Please refer to estimated pre-order timing that we list on the product pages
Fear not! We believe in providing you with the best customer service which includes worry-free exchanges and returns. Please just help to make sure your Xenas look new and aren’t worn at job sites or outdoors. Unfortunately, we cannot salvage used booties and it really hurts our team if you send Xenas back in bad shape 😔
Our beautiful full-grain leather takes 3-5 days to break-in.
Please avoid taking your Xenas to work until then. Unfortunately, we cannot salvage used booties and it really hurts us if your Xenas come-back in bad shape 😔
We recommend wearing them around the house for 2+ hours each day for the shoes to really mold to your foot.
If you feel some mild discomfort initially, then that is likely to go away within the 3-5 day break-in period as the footbed sinks a bit and the shoe-padding takes on the shape of your foot.
If the discomfort is more than mild then that means you probably need a 1/2 size larger and we would be happy to help with that! Simply email us at email@example.com and we'll help you right away 😊
We fundamentally do NOT endorse fast fashion and want to make sure your Xenas last a long time. With that in mind, here are our Self-Care Tips: Make sure to clean your shoes of any dirt or other sediment before it driesOur Liverpool leather is not 100% water resistant and if you find yourself regularly coming in contact with liquids, then we recommend to protect your Xenas with a waterproofing spray or Mink OilApply a Shoe Cream to maintain luster and shine
We use LWG-certified full-grain leather to make your beautiful shoes (one of the most durable materials in footwear manufacturing). As with any shoes, you might see some scuffs after extensive use but those can be treated with shoe cream and polish so that your shoes look like new!
Our current leather is not 100% water resistant although mild exposure to water shouldn't cause any harm. To really promote the longevity of your beautiful shoes, please consider coating them with a waterproofer such as a spray or mink oil, which will protect the leather from water exposure. In the meantime, we're doing research to offer an out-of-the-box water-resistant option in 2020 that will be just as beautiful and rugged as our current styles.
Yes it is. While we love our incredibly soft, anti-microbial, friction-resistant, 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!
Our steel-toe shoes are all ASTM certified and OSHA compliant. They also comply with the CSA standards, but we have not sent them for official CSA certification yet.
All of our shoes are ASTM F2413-18 certified using the ASTM F2412 method.
· Gravity SD-Rated model has an official Electrostatic Dissipative Rating (SD/ESD) · Omega EH-Rated model has an official Electrical Hazard Rating (EH)
The short answer is YES! ASTM F2412 refers to a "standard test methods for foot protection" and it outlines how a professional laboratory needs to test their shoes. So our shoes are certified at laboratories using the F2412 methods. Safety shoes that pass the tests get a F2413 certification - which our shoes are! ASNI Z41 is a retired safety standard that is very rarely referenced anymore but just in case you come across it, this article from ASTM should clear up any confusion!
First off, we are so incredibly sorry to hear that and rest assured we are doing our best to combat each and every non-scientific, discriminatory heel height policy that we encounter!
OSHA, ASTM, and ANSI do not set heel height restrictions for safety footwear and that is important to note.
The CSA Group lists a global standard of 60mm (2.36"), which the ASTM is considering to adopt officially and which many companies use as a framework for setting PPE policy. All of our shoes conform to the CSA 60mm guideline.
We've gone so far as to publish a case study that shows how companies often have outdated heel height policies that can be discriminatory toward women.
While companies have no legal obligation to change discriminatory PPE policy, we encourage you to share our case study with your Safety Manager and/or HR department to see if they will modernize their safety shoe policies to be more inclusive.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the PDF so we can combat PPE discrimination one policy at at time!
Yes indeed, we're definitely planning on releasing a variant of one of our styles that is made with a highly breathable, advanced new synthetic leather that only recently became available. It will be waterproof, highly durable, and of course, vegan friendly :)
Look for it later on in 2020!
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 they are. We're working to develop and release a Metatarsal MT-certified style in late 2020.
Unfortunately, if we put a composite toe in our shoes then they will lose their stylish shape becoming just as bulky and masculine as all the others on the market. We’re in the investigative stage of looking for an innovative partner who can help design the first-ever elegant composite toe that would pass rigorous safety testing. In order to provide you with the highest quality product that’s stylish and safe, we need to take our time and cannot promise that this style will come out soon. We'll be sure to update all of our email subscribers regarding all future developments!
Creating a truly "waterproof" shoe would mean it could be submerged in water without that water being able to soak into the shoe's materials. With our current designs featuring zipper closures, that would be an epic challenge but we're committed to working on additional designs that would waterproof in earnest.
In the short term, we have two solutions. First, you're currently able to coat our beautiful shoes with a waterproofer such as a spray or mink oil, which will protect the leather from water exposure.
Additionally, we are planning on releasing a variant in 2020 using a synthetic leather that will be water resistant, right out of the box!