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)



The Kids Z-Trails and Kids Prios fit true to size.
We recommend ordering your regular shoe 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.

FREE EXCHANGES: Most people find our size recommendation gives them a proper fit, but just in case, we have a free exchange program for all US orders.
*If you normally buy a Euro, UK or JP Size, check out the handy conversion charts below.

Kid’s Sizing Chart:

US Sizes Euro Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
12 30 11 18.1
13 31 12 19.1
1 32 13 19.4
2 33 1 20.5
3 34 2 21.6
4 36 3 22.2
Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.

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.

Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 158 reviews
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Alicia R.
Excellent shoes

We’ve ordered many xero shoes and couldn’t be happier!

Jeffrey H.

This is as close as you can get to what looks like a normal tennis shoe, but is zero drop with a relatively thin sole. They are super comfortable. For the past 5+ years I have worn Vivos, but the Prios are now my everyday shoe. I just realized this is a review for my kids shoe. Yes, my sons and I have the exact same shoe (different sizes of course). He loves them too.

Kathleen S.
United States United States
My son loves his shoes

My son loves his new shoes. He was out in his climbing tree as soon as he had them on to test their grip and flexibility. He says to give them "all the stars." I'm pretty sure he means they deserve a 5 star review. I'm so glad to have another Xero shoe lover in the house. I own 3 myself and have a few on my wishlist. I'd say they're true to size (within half a size). For me, I'm a true size 7 in all other shoes, I'm a solid 7.5 in all my Xero shoes. My son has been wearing size 2.5 to 3 youth shoes all summer. I bought him size 3. They fit nicely with a little space in the toe which I did intentionally so he could wear them longer.

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Patty A.
Challenging Feet

These were bought for my adult, Down syndrome daughter, who wears a size 13 1/2 kids, so finding shoes to fit her has been quite a challenge. She’s only worn these a few times but I’m very hopeful as she does best with slippers or barefooted...

Jason M.
Great as expected

The kids love both of their shoes. One all would be that Xero make an all black model for school shoes.

United States United States
Love them!

I just bought each of my twins a pair. I love that they look like normal shoes (I’ve seen some pretty **** minimalist shoes) & that they can be adjusted for their feet with the straps. The first time they wore them, one of my boys complained that it hurt to run in them. I hadn’t realized he had been heel striking before this. I explained why it was happening and that the shoes would help his body run the way it’s supposed to. Within minutes he had adjusted and had no pain... and suddenly he was keeping up with his brother, who had become a faster runner over the last couple years. It turns out that he wasn’t really faster, he just wasn’t heel striking. Both of them love the shoes because they’re comfortable and it lets them compete again (because one kid winning the race every time isn’t any fun). I wish I had realized the kids sizes existed sooner!

Danyell G.
Love them

Bought these for one of my sons and he loves them. Says they are the most comfortable shoes ever. He has had these for a few months now and so far they have held up to his rough playing. Will definitely be buying more for my boys and myself. Just wish they had smaller sizes for younger kids.

Lucie P.
Great quality flexible shoes

My 5 year old adores these shoes. They are really well made and the toebox suits his foot shape. I love that they look like conventional shoes. The sole is very flexible. I have just ordered another pair in black that he can wear to school.

Danielle K.
Awesome shoes

My daughter loves these shoes. She wears them when she is playing outside, or checking trail cameras with her dad. I love that there are closed toe shoe options for kids that still allow for them to have the barefoot experience. She lives barefoot, so these are perfect for when shoes are needed.

Codey S.
I'm So Fast

My son (5) loves his Xero shoes -- "They are so light and I can go so fast in them!" I switched him from box store shoes to Xero because it keeps his stride natural and I appreciate that his feet are staying healthy. When he runs barefoot, he runs like the wind but in box store shoes he was heal striking and considerably slower. Xero let's him run like he is barefoot while keeping his feet safe.

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