Xero Prio Black
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From Our Customers
“Just yesterday my adult flat-footed daughter got her Prios by Xero and so far they are great. Thanks, Natural Footgear!”
—N.O., Wells, NV
“The Prio is such a great all-around athletic shoe. I use it for running, both on the road and on the trail, and for my gym workouts. I can't believe how good my feet feel in these!”
—D.S., Chicago, IL
“I just did squats with the Prio shoes the other day. I see what I've been missing all these years. That grounded feeling was great. It was the best squatting session ever—and I've been at it for a few years (I'm 38).”
—K.W., Santa Monica, CA
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A Foot-Healthy Minimalist Athletic Shoe
The Xero Prio is a minimalist athletic shoe that lets you feel the ground and experience the true joy of natural foot and body movement. To function at their best, your feet and toes need to move, bend, flex, and feel their environment, and the Prio allows them to do exactly this. It’s a high-performance running, walking, and fitness shoe that encourages proprioception, enables natural toe splay, and helps prevent problems such as bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciosis, neuromas, and shin splints.
Generous Toe Box, Flexible Sole, Zero Drop Platform
The Xero Prio incorporates a wide toe box and zero drop sole, both of which encourage proper posture, balance, and agility, help stabilize the foot and ankle, and enable natural arch support. The Prio’s flexible 5.5 mm sole allows your foot to move the way nature intended and become strong on its own, and its lightweight, huarache-inspired design is unobtrusive and provides your foot with plenty of freedom to function at its best.
Works With Correct Toes & Other Footgear
The Prio is compatible with other helpful natural footgear, including Correct Toes, Injinji toe socks, Pedag metatarsal pads or Strutz foot pads, and Naboso insoles. This combination of footgear helps rehabilitate the foot and restore normal and natural foot and toe alignment. This vegan athletic shoe also includes a FeelTrue rubber sole, an adjustable instep strap, and reflective strips to help you be seen in low-light conditions. Each Xero Prio shoe weighs about 7.5 oz.
Note: If you are new to using Xero footwear, we recommend that you start in slowly, gradually building up your wear-time and giving your body the chance to adapt to the thinner soles and the increased workload on your feet.
- Zero drop sole
- 100 percent vegan
- NF Certified Product
- Adjustable instep strap
- Huarache-inspired design
- Weight (per shoe): ~7.5 oz.
- 5.5 mm FeelTrue rubber outsole
- Incorporates (optional) 2 mm insole
- Dual-direction chevron tread pattern
- Travel-Friendly: Foldable and packable
- Enhances ground feel and proprioception
- Wide toe box allows for optimal toe splay
- Helps improve posture, balance, and agility
- Helps stabilize foot and ankle during activity
- Includes reflective strips to improve visibility
- Great for running, walking, hiking, gym fitness
- Allows your foot to naturally bend and articulate
- Works great in combination with Naboso insoles
- Works great with Correct Toes and Injinji toe socks
- Works great with Pedag met pads or Strutz foot pads
To get the most out of your Xero Prio shoes, the manufacturer recommends that you order your normal US shoe size. For example, if you normally wear a men's US size 11 shoe, consider ordering an 11 in the Xero Prio.
If you're on the fence about what size to order, 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 #1: To create additional roominess within the shoe, we suggest removing the included (optional) shoe liner/insole; this action does not, in any way, affect the performance of the shoe. Optionally, and to enhance balance, posture, agility, and general foot/body awareness, you might consider adding thin, flexible Naboso insoles instead.
Sizing Tip #2: Correct Toes toe spacers will often add width and length to the foot. If you’re planning to wear Correct Toes with your footwear, we recommend sizing up, especially if you are on the border between sizes.
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