Field & Stream Features Two Xero Shoes in “Best Trail Hiking Shoes for 2023”.
Best for Wide Feet: Xero Shoes Scrambler Mid
“The Scrambler has an extremely large toe box that will allow your feet to flex naturally over a variety of terrain. These shoes feature a rather interesting tread design that was designed in conjunction with Michelin tires, the whole idea being to create the equivalent of a mountain bike tire for your feet. The lugs provide some nice grip over rocks and will prevent slipping in muddy areas. As a bonus, Xero Shoes gives the Scrambler Mid outsoles a 5,000-mile warranty, significantly more miles than most boots and shoes are projected to last.”
Best Lightweight: Xero Shoes DayLite Hiker Fusion
“This is one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes on the market today. The DayLites have a heel that is flat and level with the inner drop sole for a more natural stance while walking. The footbed is also wide and cushy. The idea is to allow the foot to operate more naturally inside the shoe. Combine that concept with the light weight, and you have a minimalist pair of hiking shoes that is perfect for a variety of hiking scenarios.”