Xero Prio Black
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**Note: We recommend that women purchase the men's version of this shoe (for its wider toe box). You can find sizing details under the “Sizing” tab on this page.**
A Foot-Shaped 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.
Wide Toe Box, Flexible Sole, Zero Drop
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 Great with Other Natural Footgear
The Prio is compatible with other helpful natural footgear, including Correct Toes, Injinji toe socks, and Pedag metatarsal pads or Strutz foot pads. 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 6.5 oz.
Note: If you are new to using Xero shoes, 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 the feet.
- Zero drop sole
- 100 percent vegan
- Adjustable instep strap
- NFG Certified Product
- Huarache-inspired design
- Weight (per shoe): ~6.5 oz.
- 5.5 mm FeelTrue rubber outsole
- Incorporates (optional) 2 mm insole
- Dual-direction chevron tread pattern
- Travel-Friendly: Foldable and packable
- Wide toe box allows for optimal toe splay
- Enhances ground-feel and proprioception
- 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 bend, move, and flex naturally
- 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, please consider the following general sizing suggestions:
The Xero Prio runs about a half-size small. Consider ordering a half-size larger than you normally would. ALSO ... we recommend that women purchase the men's version of the Prio, as it has a wider toe box that better accommodates Correct Toes.
So, for example, if you normally wear a women's US size 8 athletic shoe, the women's Prio equivalent is an 8.5. To convert to men's sizing in this model, adjust down by 1.5 (in this case, to a men's US size 7).
Here is a Prio sizing chart that provides additional clarity about what size to purchase in the men's version of this shoe:
Your Usual Women's US Shoe Size Suggested Women's US Prio Size Equivalent Men's US Prio Size 7.5 8 6.5 8 8.5 7 8.5 9 7.5 9 9.5 8 9.5 10 8.5 10 10.5 9 10.5 11 9.5 11 - 10 11.5 - 10.5 12 -11
Note: To create additional roominess within the shoe, consider removing the included (optional) liner/insole; this action does not, in any way, affect the performance of the shoe.
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