Prio Running and Fitness Shoe - Kids

Prio Running and Fitness Shoe - Kids


  • Designed specifically for kids
  • More grip than the adult Prio
  • Huarache-sandal inspired

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Why you’ll love Prio for kids.

PRIO – One of our most iconic shoes, now designed for kids.

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.

"These shoes hold up to my boys rough and tumble days! My son has low arches and these help him so much more than those cushion shoes that actually hurt his feet. We will definitely be getting these again as my son's feet grows."

Julie B. USA, Verified Prio Kids Customer

See why real customers love Prio for kids.

Kid-specific design.

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, and 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.

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Kid’s Sizing Tips

We recommend ordering your usual size

Based on statistics from the thousands of pairs of shoes sold across the world, we recommend ordering your usual size.

Free Exchanges!

Figuring out sizing is never easy. That’s why we also have 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 UK orders.

Size Conversion

If you are looking to buy a larger size, the next size up would be in Women’s – the conversion rate is 1 times, e.g. a Youth’s 4 is a Women’s 5.

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. Look at the FAQs below for more info.)

UK Sizes EU Sizes US Sizes
11 30 12
12 31 13
13 32 1
1 33 2
2 34 3
3 35 4

Caring for your Xero Shoes

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


Kids Prio

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 it 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 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.


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.

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

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Eric T.

Great shoes, with one exception

Got these for my 5 year old and he loves them! At least, he loves them once he can get into them. I'd give these 5 stars, but the small tongue makes them hard for a kid to pull them on. We tried both the original laces and "no-tie" laces. Neither worked that well since the tongue is so small, it dips lower than the top laces and slides down when he tries to put his foot in. I think if the tongue piece was longer and he was able to grip it to pull the shoe on his foot, these would be unbeatable.

Justin L.

Great for my developing child

My 11 year old daughter loves these and is using them for everyday use. She is also doing sprinting and 1 mile runs for her school team. I am hopeful they will encourage her to run with mid-foot to forefoot striking to create proper overall running form and prevent injuries.

Brittany Z.


AMAZING. We love xero shoes and strictly all wear them as a family now. We will never get other brands again.

Brooklyn G.

Best Kids Sneakers!

These make my 5yo run faster than ever before. Thanks for the magical shoes, Xero Shoes! Five stars for price, value, design, color, fit, &super powers.

Nigel K.

Love xero shoes

I have had 2 pairs of xero shoes for a while now and absolutely love them! I love the toe box and love feeling the ground beneath my feet. Although when it comes to kids I wish you offered more sizes with the variety of colors available. This particular order didn't fit my son's feet they where too small and the only versions of this shoe available in his size where lavender and such. Great shoes and I'm happy to continue to support xero shoes, I only hope more sizes with what is available especially for kids will continue to grow with the coming years!

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Enjoy Natural Comfort.

Natural Fit

Natural Fit

Wide toe boxes let your toes spread and relax. "Zero-drop" non-elevated heel for proper posture.

Natural Feel

Natural Feel

Our patented FeelTrue sole protects your foot while giving your brain the feedback and stimulation required.

Natural Motion

Natural Motion

Flexible soles let your foot bend and flex naturally. Low-to-the-ground design for balance and agility.