Xero Z-Trail Youth Charcoal/Red Pepper
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A Versatile Minimalist Sports Sandal for Kids
The Xero Z-Trail Youth is a versatile and lightweight minimalist sports sandal that’s perfect for almost any activity. This water-resistant, vegan sandal possesses a durable rubber sole that offers foot protection and grip without sacrificing ground feel. The Z-Trail Youth's wide tubular webbing holds your child's foot securely in place, and the adjustable Z-pattern allows him or her to get the perfect tension across the foot, over the foot, and behind the heel.
Zero Drop, Flexible Sole, BareFoam Footbed
The Z-Trail Youth is as functional in the water as it is on land, and its flexible sole means that it packs small, making it the perfect travel companion. This zero drop athletic sandal incorporates a comfortable BareFoam footbed and a completely flat sole from heel to toe to help enable natural arch support. It also possesses a built-in heel cup to keep the sandal in place and debris from getting under your child's foot.
Works With Other Helpful Natural Footgear
The Xero Z-Trail Youth works well in combination with Correct Toes, Injinji toe socks, and Pedag metatarsal pads. Each Z-Trail Youth sandal weighs about 5 oz. Because of the TrailFoam in the Z-Trail Youth, these sandals need a bit of extra attention. Please do not leave the Z-Trail Youth in hot cars or exposed to intense, direct sun, as this could cause the TrailFoam to deform.
Note: If your child is new to using Xero footwear, we recommend that he or she start in slowly, gradually building up wear-time and giving his or her body the chance to adapt to the thinner soles and the increased workload on the feet.
- Built-in heel cup
- 100 percent vegan
- Zero Drop platform
- NF Certified Product
- Rust-proof nylon hardware
- Weight (per sandal): ~5.0 oz.
- Comfortable BareFoam footbed
- Durable FeelTrue rubber outsole
- Water-resistant and ready to wear
- Dual-direction chevron tread pattern
- Adjustable Z-pattern webbing system
- Travel-Friendly: Easy to pack and store
- Wide footbed allows for optimal toe splay
- Comfortable tubular webbing (no hard edges)
- Great for hiking, running, camping, and playing!
- Elevated ankle holes to ensure webbing longevity
- Works well in combination with Correct Toes toe spacers
- Works well in combination with Injinji toe socks and Pedag met pads
To get the most out of Xero Z-Trail Youth sandals, the manufacturer recommends that you order your child’s normal shoe size. For example, if your child normally wears a youth size 4 shoe, consider ordering a youth 4 in the Xero Z-Trail Youth. If your child is between sizes, order up to the next available size.
If you're on the fence about what size to order for your child, consider ordering both sizes and then simply return the size that doesn't fit as well for a refund. If you have concerns about sizing, feel free to contact us or Xero customer service.
Sizing Tip: Correct Toes toe spacers will often add width and length to the foot. If you’re planning to have your child wear Correct Toes along with his or her sandals, we recommend sizing up, especially if your child is on the border between sizes.
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