Xerocole™ Expedition - Men's
The Xerocole Expedition is our men's high top hiking boot model built for off-trail desert adventure. The upper features 1.8 - 2.0mm thick, full-grain leather for extreme protection and durability. The 7.25” boot height provides ankle support for heavy loads on uneven terrains while sealing out dust and debris. A high-traction, 70% recycled rubber sole and a shock-absorbing cork footbed deliver the performance and comfort needed for the world’s harshest terrain. TENCEL™ interior lining and forefoot venting provides unparalleled breathability and moisture wicking.
The Xerocole is designed with a roomier fit. Therefore, we recommend if you have wide or fuller feet choose your normal size.
For people with a narrow or low volume foot, we recommend sizing down 1/2 size from your measured or usual size (e.g if you are normally an 11, go with a 10.5).
The Xerocole is Biocircular™, meaning it is made only from materials with 100% proven paths back to nature, is repairable through the Erem Reboot program, and can be re-streamed into new, ‘tough as a cactus’ boots over and over again.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
Erem will accept returns of all unworn and unaltered products for up to 30 days for a full refund to your original method of payment, or an exchange in a different size. Your return will not be accepted if they arrive with any signs of outdoor wear.
Built For Desert Performance
All Day Comfort
Erem’s shock-absorbing insole firmly cradles the foot with a contoured and molded cork footbed that promotes long-term foot health. Handmade in Portugal from rescued cork crumb, the insole is topped with just the right amount of natural latex foam for plush, all-day comfort.
The Xerocole Expedition has a 7.25" boot height to provide the ankle support required for carrying heavy loads on uneven terrains. An increased, internal reinforcement and full length shank provide extra underfoot support and torsional rigidity to smoothly handle the gnarliest terrain.
The Xerocole Expedition features a single-piece, rubber sole stitched to the upper to prevent delamination while enabling repairability. 1.8-2.0 mm thick reverse, full-grain leather in the upper is a robust yet flexible material that provides puncture and abrasion resistance on all critical wear-points.
An extended boot shaft, full length gusset, and padded collar keep out trail dust and debris, preventing oder, irritation, and blisters. An integrated 3.0 mm toe bumper and full covered leather toe smooth out uneven footing. Deep 6.0 mm tread lugs ensure steady traction even in loose substrate.
Made with only materials that have a proven, safe, and timely path back to nature, repairable through the Erem Reboot Program, and able to be re-streamed into a brand new 'tough as cactus' footwear, the Xerocole Expedition represents the future of sustainable outdoor performance, today.
Height: 7.25” collar line
Reverse full-grain leather, 1.8-2.0 mm thick
70 +/- Shore A durometer outsole
6.0mm deep lugs
Full length wood-fiber shank board
Boot weight: 53 ounces per pair (Size 9 US Men’s)
Heel drop height: 10mm
Materials and Ingredient List
1) Vegetable-tanned leather from LWG "gold-rated" tannery
2) TENCEL™ Lyocell
3) Cotton (90%+ organic)
5) Recycled wood fiber
7) Eco-Rubber (70% recycled content, biodegradability enhancer, can be devulcanized)8) Natural latex foam
9) PLA derived from corn
11) Eco-adhesive (novel formulation that meets Erem environmental standards)
Fit and Sizing
Xerocole Expedition is designed with a roomier fit. Therefore, We
recommend if you have wide or fuller feet choose your normal size. For
people with a narrow or low volume foot, we recommend sizing down 1 full
size from your measured or usual size (.e.g if you are normally an 11,
go with a 10).
Erem provides half-size increments for the
Xerocole to fit every foot. But, if for any reason your product doesn’t
fit, you have 30 days for free exchanges and returns. Just make sure to
keep the products unworn and unaltered.
Shipping & Returns
Erem Shipping Policy
placed before 11:30AM CT will ship the same day, otherwise it will ship
the next business day. Orders placed on weekends or holidays will be
shipped out on the next business day. Note: Transit times vary by
shipping service selected at time of order, holidays and weekends, and
unexpected weather delays.
Erem offsets 100% of the carbon emissions from all shipping of our products to / from our customers.
will ship internationally, however we are unable to offer free shipping
at this time. Our store will always calculate the most cost effective
shipping options for you.
We ask our international customer to
also please be aware of their country specific import/duty fees. These
fees are the responsibility of the customer.
For any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.
will accept returns of all unworn and unaltered products for up to 30
days for a full refund to your original method of payment, or an
exchange in a different size. Your return will not be accepted if they
arrive with any signs of outdoor wear. We understand the rush to get
outside, but suggest that you first try on all products inside to ensure
they fit before venturing out. If the original method of payment is
unavailable, we will issue your refund in the form of store credit.
will exchange unworn and unaltered products free of charge and with
free return shipping. You can even use the original box!
Please note: marketplace items are non-returnable.
our warehouse has received and processed your return, we will
automatically issue a full refund to your original method of payment. If
the original method of payment is unavailable, we will issue your
refund in the form of store credit.
You will receive an email notification as soon as your refund has been processed.
A refund may take up to 10 business days.START RETURN
Erem wants you to have incredible experiences in our products, and we know that you count on our products to perform.
warrants that new Erem products will be free from defects in materials
and workmanship for the life of the product. This warranty does not
cover damage or malfunctions caused by normal wear and tear, accidents,
modification, improper storage or handling. All warranty items will be
evaluated by Erem and decisions will be made at the sole discretion of
the Erem warranty department.
Finally, we are always happy to
talk through any questions you may have about your products. Please
reach out to us and, if you have them, share pictures of your product as
reference so we can better assist you.
Care & Cleaning
How to Care for Your Xerocoles
1) Reverse grain leather is a very durable material. Still, for best performance, clean regularly
If the leather gets wet, we suggest stuffing the boots with paper
towels or newspaper while they dry to help the boots keep their shape.
3) Always let your Xerocoles dry naturally. Don't put them near / under direct heat.
4) Some people think that reverse grain leather looks best when brushed. Use specialized suede brushes for best results.
How to Clean Your Xerocoles:
1) Remove the laces from your boots for full access to the tongue and gusset.
2) Use a shoe brush and shoe wipes to remove dirt and debris from the suede and canvas.
Mix mild dish detergent into a bucket or sink filled with cold water.
Do not use bar soap or detergents as many contain additives that can be
harmful to suede and canvas.
4) Using an old toothbrush, dip it into the soapy water and gently brush in a circular motion to clean.
Without getting any water inside of the boots, use a clean, damp cloth
and rinse the soap off. Repeat until the boot is clean and all traces of
soap are removed.
6) Crumple up a few sheets of paper towel or newspaper, and stuff it in the boot to help the boot keep its shape while drying.
Place the boots in a well-ventilated area and let the boots dry
naturally. We do not recommend putting your boots in the dryer or any
heat source under any circumstances.
Other Cleaning Tips & Tricks
allow your boots to air dry. If your boots get wet, make sure to remove
the footbed insole to ensure the interior fully dries.
Xerocole™ Expedition - Men's review
My experience with this boot is very good. I am a Search and Rescue team member in New Mexico. I was looking for a summer boot to wear in the hot weather. I am always annoyed by the fact that nearly all hiking boots these days have some sort of waterproof membrane. Another team member told me about these boots and highly recommended them for hot weather. I have worn them on several missions and social hikes and find them to be very comfortable although not as stiff in the sole as my heavy hiking boots. As we are almost always off trail in rocky and thorny terrain the high top protects my lower leg well. The boots needed a bit of break in. It took a few hours to no longer feel the lower eyelets pressing on the upper ball of my foot. I had to make sure there were no folds in the bellows of the tongue especially at ankle height. The best thing is the ventilation. My feet do not sweat in these boots as opposed to a boot with a membrane. I have a 10.5 EE foot with a relatively high arch and had no fit problem with the 10,5 size.
Super comfortable / look great
Everything about these boots is noteworthy: the look, the pedigree, the sustainability and the specific application. I sized down by 1/2 size and the fit is perfect. The boots are comfortable and breathable. The true test will happen when the weather heats up and durability will be tested over time. For now, they look and function really well. I would highly recommend.
Initial break in created the normal chafing. Creative lacing helped reduce it. I want to wear them all the time now. Super breathable compared to other boots I own. I’m glad I got the taller version as going across deep sand dunes they keep the sand out better. Overall stoked!