Prio: Athletic Shoe (Youth)

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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.

Insole measurements;

Y12 - 18 cm X 7.5 cm 
Y13 - 19.5 cm X 7.5 cm
Y1 - 20 cm X 8 cm
Y2 - 21.5 cm X 8 cm
Y3 - 22.5 cm X 8.25 cm
Y4 - 23 cm X 8.5 cm   

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 NEW 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.

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  • 5
    Perfect kids joggers

    Posted by Kate on 1st Dec 2023

    These are great and my kids love them.

  • 5
    Prio youth

    Posted by Sarah on 5th Jul 2023

    My 5 year old boys are very happy with the look and comfort of these shoes! Have been wearing for sport and hiking.

  • 2
    Poor quality and durability

    Posted by Lou on 4th Aug 2022

    My daughter felt these shoes were comfortable but the upper disintegrated after only a few months of wear and the sole came away from the shoe. I was told that they are not designed for daily wear. Not acceptable quality for the price point if they can only be worn infrequently. So disappointed as I do enjoy some of other Xero shoes but will not take the risk again. I have since heard others have had the same problem.

  • 3
    Youth shoes

    Posted by Erin on 18th Jul 2021

    We loved these shoes when we first received them, they are comfortable and flexible and I really want to still love them but about 3 months into wearing them they are really worn. The sole has started to come away on the sides, heel and at the toe and the thicker material has started to wear off/peel around the toe exposing the white 'lining'. Definitely more wear than I'd expect for 3 month old shoes.

  • 5
    Youth Shoes

    Posted by Happy Customer on 12th Aug 2020

    Great shoe. Kids love them. Hard to find an athletic barefoot shoe so we were very pleased to find these. Excellent customer service. When we got a wrong size it was easily resolved.

  • 5
    Youth Shoes

    Posted by Happy Customer on 2nd Aug 2020

    Great product. My 5 yr old son absolutely loves his shoes. Bought a pair for my daughter also. Her size wasn't quite right but it was not a problem to return and swap for another size. Great customer service. Thank you.

  • 5
    Life changing!

    Posted by Ana on 21st May 2020

    My daughter has sensory issues and she loathes shoes, but these have been a game changer! The best shoes we had before she still ripped off the moment she got out of school, these she leaves on all afternoon - she just forgets she's wearing them which is amazing. It's great being able to adjust them using the side straps too - some days she likes her shoes really snug, and we've never been able to get them tight enough for her before. An amazing product!

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