Prio Running and Fitness Shoe - Kids


Durable, versatile, natural. Let your kids Live Life Feet First!

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Product Description

Now Xero Shoes are ready for you for KIDS!

You probably know how important it is to let your kids’ feet develop and function naturally — letting their toes spread, and their feet bend, flex, move, and Feel the World!®

That’s why we’re thrilled to release the Kid’s version of our best-selling Prio barefoot/minimalist shoe for everything they love to do.

The Kids’ Prio has everything you love about the adult version, plus we’ve made a few changes, just for them:

  • More grip! We spaced out the lugs and made them bigger on the FeelTrue® soles to give them better traction.
  • Ergonomic fit We didn’t just shrink the adult Prio, we changed the shape for a better fit.
  • Just-right feedback We also thinned out the sole a little bit to make it extra flexible, give kids the right amount of ground-feel and protection.
  • Unisex fit Don’t worry about boys vs. girls, the Kids Prio is made for both.

Of course, we’ve kept all the best things about the Prio:

  • Natural FIT — A wide toe box lets your toes spread and relax. Plus the “XERO-drop” sole (non-elevated heel and low-to-the-ground) allows for proper posture, balance, and agility
  • Natural MOTION — The Prio is flexible enough to let little feet bend, move, and flex the way, well, that feet are supposed
  • Lightweight — Your kids might even forget they’re wearing them
  • Natural FEEL — Remove the 2mm insole for a more “barefoot feel,” or keep it in for a bit more protection
  • 100% Vegan-friendly materials — No animal products are used in the Prio
  • Huarache-inspired design — The huarache-sandal inspired strap helps secure the heel
  • Adjustable instep strap — Use the “inverted V” straps aren’t sewn down to lock in the instep while keeping toes free to move
  • Reflective straps — The middle strip in the heel and instep straps are highly reflective for evenings and night
  • Barefoot-friendly — Wear the Prio with or without socks
  • 5,000-mile sole warranty — like all our FeelTrue® soles, the Prio is backed by our 5,000-mile sole warranty*

A note about sizing

The numbers for kids sizes change. The “Kids 12” is the smallest size, followed by Kids 13, then Youth 1-4.

Worried about your kids outgrowing the Prio?

We know that kids grow, and we’re not fans of buying shoes “that they’ll grow into.”

To help out if your kids get too big for their Prio, we’ve created a Facebook Group where you can trade/swap/buy/sell your shoes and pass your still-wearable pair to someone who still fits your size, and find a pair for the next perfect fit.

(Note: The FB group is for use at your own discretion. The deals you make are up to you.)

*5,000 mile sole warranty is non-transferable and only valid for the original purchaser of the shoes.

Check out these reviews from kids and their parents (and then click the Customer Reviews tab, above, to read more)

We recommend buying the Kids Prio in your regular size.

A note about sizing:
The numbers for kids sizes change. The “Kids 12” is the smallest size, followed by Kids 13, then Youth 1-4.

The Prio is an “all-around” shoe. It’s good for walking, running, hiking, playing, climbing… you name it.

That’s totally up to you (or them).

The Prio is made so they can be worn with or without socks.

The Kids Prio is “true to size,” so select the typical size for your child.

Now, that said, sizing is not a science, there’s a lot of personal preference involved… Three people with identical feet will have three opinions about how the same shoe fits 😉

If the size you get doesn’t fit, take advantage of our free domestic exchange policy. See for details.

All the straps — the heel and instep — are adjustable for a secure, comfy fit.

To use the instep straps, simply tighten or loosen them with the tension of the lace that goes through them.

For the heel strap, it’s best to adjust it by gently sliding it through the “wing” in the sole rather than yanking on it.

The Kids Prio isn’t waterproof. But the breathable mesh should dry quickly.

We know that children have a habit of growing.

We’ve created a Facebook group where you can find other “Prio parents” with who you can trade/swap/sell/buy. Click Here to see it (opens a new tab in your browser)

Note: We don’t manage the FB group. The participants in the group are responsible for managing all transactions.

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Please go to Xero Shoes Return Policy page to learn about our 45-day return policy.

We do! We’ve sold Xero Shoes to people in more than 85 countries around the world.
We use the US Postal service to send our shipments. The cost to ship will depend on the weight of the package and the delivery speed you select; several options will be provided at checkout.

All domestic shipments come with tracking. Limited tracking is available for some first class international shipments depending on the country, and full tracking is available with all Priority Express and Express International shipments.

Though almost all of our international orders arrive without incident, we strongly advise you to select Priority Express International or Express International if you live in a country with a less reliable postal service, including (but not limited to) India, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and Indonesia. We cannot guarantee delivery of packages shipped using First Class International.

International delivery can take anywhere from 3 days to 8 weeks depending on how long your order spends in customs at the border.

Please note that some countries do require the payment of import duties for international shipments above a certain value. We advise you to know the import regulations of your country and understand that you will be responsible for payment of any duties and fees imposed by your government at the border.

All packages will be marked as merchandise; as a commercial shipper, we are not able to mark a package as a gift (if you’re giving Xero Shoes as a gift, that’s not the same as us sending a gift).
Also, check our Stores page. There may be a Xero Shoes dealer closer to you.

After you purchase a gift certificate, you’ll be able to enter an email address for the recipient.

You could email it to yourself and forward it at a later time if you like.

You can also take the Gift Certificate code and send it to the recipient.

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Caring for your Prios

To clean your Prios, hand wash with warm water, mild soap and allow them to air dry. We do not recommend putting the Prio in the washing machine or dryer.

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Melissa D.

These have held up great! My 7 year old calls them his “fast shoes”. My son is super rough on his shoes and there are a few minor scuffs. But nothing like how his last (other brand) pair was. They stay tied also which is a huge plus. Thank you for another great product! I look forward to our next Xero Shoes purchase!

Krystle S.
Perect shoes for little runners

My children live these, they were running comfortably and happily from the first moment that they put them on (usually it takes them some time to get used to the feel of a new/different shoe). We use them for regular walking daily, playtime and for track and field training. They pretty much choose to wear them very frequently. We painted ours with some fabric and acrylic markers though to add some more colour, fun and differentiation.

Sarah G.
United States United States
Prio Kids

My son is 5 1/2 and has been wearing these since they came out last Fall. He loves them and I’m happy I can offer him shoes that are good for his feet. He and I wear our Prios together and talk about how much we love our Xero Shoes. Today he told his Aunt that she needs a pair;) When he outgrows these I will be buying him another pair.

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Stéphanie M.
Great for all types of adventures!

Durable, fashionable, and flexible for all kinds of adventures. Love our Xeros!!

For contractures

My son was diagnosed with contractures in both legs 2 years ago. He has been through the works(serial casting, braces, PT, you name it!), but still gravitates towards a tip toeing gait while in sneakers. I found xero shoes after trying to find a more natural option for him, and we'll never go back. In 7 years this is the first pair of shoes my son hasn't said killed his feet!!

Nikki B.
Second Pair - Prio Kids

We really like this product but wish there were Velcro options. My kid still says these are the most comfortable shoes he has ever worn.

Elizabeth V.
United States United States
Great shoes

Just bought these for my granddaughter and she LOVES them. They did seem to run a little small though. My granddaughter wears a size 2, but we had to return for a size 3. The return was super easy. The size 3 is still a little difficult to put on so I would recommend a tweak in the design to make them easier to slip on. I would also recommend Velcro instead of shoelaces. It’s a sturdy shoe and my granddaughter runs comfortably in them. The comfort is well worth the cost of the shoe.

Katherine H.
So nice did it twice

Shout out to all families with kiddos with autism these shoes reicived my grandson's stamp of approval. He loves them so much he sleep s in them.

A Xero Shoes Customer
My kids love these shoes

These shoes are great for my kids. They're sturdy and hold up way longer than most shoes.

Sharon C.
Love them!

My daughter has wide feet and she finds these shoes so comfortable. I love them too. They look good and they are good for her feet. She wears them to school daily.

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