Daylite Hiker Fusion Men's SIZE GUIDE

We recommend ordering your usual size.

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 US orders.
*If you normally buy a Euro, UK or JP Size, check out the handy conversion chart below.
NOTE: The Daylite Hiker has a wider toe box than conventional men's shoes. If your feet are particularly narrow, consider the Women's Daylite Hiker Fusion. Just make sure to adjust the size by 1.5 (for example, a men's 8 is the same length as a women's 9.5).

Men's Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
6.5 39.5 5.5 24.5
7 40 6 25
7.5 40.5 6.5 25.5
8 41 7 26
8.5 41.5 7.5 26.5
9 42 8 27
9.5 42.5 8.5 27.5
10 43 9 28
10.5 43.5 9.5 28.5
11 44 10 29
11.5 44.5 10.5 29.5
12 45 11 30
12.5 45.5 11.5 30.5
13 46 12 31
14 47 13 32
15 48 14 33

Women's Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
5 35.5 3.5 22
5.5 36 4 22.5
6 36.5 4.5 23
6.5 37 5 23.5
7 37.5 5.5 24
7.5 38 6 24.5
8 38.5 6.5 25
8.5 39 7 25.5
9 39.5 7.5 26
9.5 40 8 26.5
10 40.5 8.5 27
10.5 41 9 27.5
11 41.5 9.5 28
11.5 42 10 28.5
12 42.5 10.5 29
Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.
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DayLite Hiker Fusion – Men

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The perfect companion for those hikes when a technical boot is more than you need.

We recommend ordering your usual size.
 
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Product Description

WOW! What can I say about this upgrade?
The new style is just awesome.”
 
– Craig C.

With its new lightweight, abrasion-resistant welded upper and grippier lugged sole, the Daylite Hiker Fusion is perfect for those hikes when a technical boot is more than you need.

WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THE DAYLITE HIKER FUSION?

PROTECTION THAT FEELS JUST RIGHT.

The Daylite Hiker Fusion features a new 10mm FeelTrue® sole that includes a 3.5mm lugged dual chevron tread that has been re-designed to provide even more grip and control without sacrificing the ground feel and feedback you’d expect from Xero Shoes.

IMPROVED COMFORT AND DURABILITY.

We’ve tucked our Huarache-inspired tension straps under a sleek new welded upper so you can achieve a snug fit with even more splash and abrasion-resistance. At just 12.4 ounces each for a Men’s 9, the Daylite Hiker Fusion remains the perfect hiking boot for everyday adventures.

A FRESH, UPDATED LOOK.

Available in black and a subtle, earthy brown, the new Daylite Hiker is a minimalist hiking boot that is stylish enough to pair with just about any casual or work attire, so you can wear it both on and off the trail.

WE MAKE BOOTS SO COMFORTABLE, YOU’LL FORGET THEY’RE EVEN ON.

If your feet don’t feel as good at the end of the day as they did in the beginning, you haven’t tried the Daylite Hiker Fusion.
 
Life-changing comfort and superior performance come from letting your feet do what’s natural – bend, move, flex and feel.
 
All Xero Shoes feature a wider, foot-shaped toe box that lets your toes spread and relax, a non-elevated “zero drop” heel for proper posture, low-to-the-ground design for perfect balance and agility, and a flexible sole that gives you “just right” protection so you can bend, move, flex, and safely Feel the World® in total comfort.

Check out these reviews from Daylite Hiker Fusion wearers

Daylite Hiker Fusion Men’s SIZE GUIDE

We recommend ordering your usual size.

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 US orders.
*If you normally buy a Euro, UK or JP Size, check out the handy conversion chart below.
NOTE: The Daylite Hiker has a wider toe box than conventional men’s shoes. If your feet are particularly narrow, consider the Women’s Daylite Hiker Fusion. Just make sure to adjust the size by 1.5 (for example, a men’s 8 is the same length as a women’s 9.5).

Men’s Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
6.5 39.5 5.5 24.5
7 40 6 25
7.5 40.5 6.5 25.5
8 41 7 26
8.5 41.5 7.5 26.5
9 42 8 27
9.5 42.5 8.5 27.5
10 43 9 28
10.5 43.5 9.5 28.5
11 44 10 29
11.5 44.5 10.5 29.5
12 45 11 30
13 46 12 31
14 47 13 32
15 48 14 33

Women’s Sizing Chart:

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
5 35.5 3.5 22
5.5 36 4 22.5
6 36.5 4.5 23
6.5 37 5 23.5
7 37.5 5.5 24
7.5 38 6 24.5
8 38.5 6.5 25
8.5 39 7 25.5
9 39.5 7.5 26
9.5 40 8 26.5
10 40.5 8.5 27
10.5 41 9 27.5
11 41.5 9.5 28
Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.

Sizing, as you’ve probably experienced, is different between brands. You may wear a 9 from one company and then anything between an 8 and 10 from another company.

Luckily, if the size you get is incorrect, we do have a free exchange policy.

The Daylite Hiker runs small. We recommend choosing 1 full size larger than your usual size.

If you already have a pair of Prio, the DayLite Hiker fits similarly. If you have the Hana or Lena, you’ll probably want to go up 1/2 a size because of the difference in performance vs. casual shoes.

If you plan to wear thick socks with the DayLite Hiker, you may want to add 1/2 a size to accommodate that.
We have sizing guidelines on this page and our main sizing page but keep in mind that these are “guidelines.” People like their shoes to fit differently — some like their toes right up at the edge, others like to have 1/4″-1/2″ of extra space in front of their toes.

Using the guidelines we give, again, if you’re really close to the next 1/2 size up, we’d recommend starting with that.

Did I mention our exchange policy? 😉

It’s not waterproof because the tongue is independent of the rest of the upper, though the ballistic mesh material in the upper definitely makes this boot a little more rain-friendly than most other footwear. If you really want to keep the water at bay, check out our Xcursion — Xero’s first fully waterproof boot.

We know from experience that whatever we say here, people will ignore and they’ll do whatever they want in their DayLite Hiker.

After all, we know of people who run marathons in their Hana and Lena, and those are described as “casual” shoes. 😉

We designed the DayLite Hiker for the kind of journeys that most people take, most of the time — day hikes, non-technical trails, and even just walking around. While it’s not a “technical” hiker, the flexible FeelTrue® sole will let it tackle more than just a stroll. Check out the reviews to see what others are doing in their DayLite Hikers.

Like all our shoes, the DayLite Hiker has a “huarache-inspired” heel strap. You can tighten or loosen that to give a bit more (or less) support around your heel, which can hold your foot in place better.

And like the Prio, the DayLite Hiker has independently adjustable instep straps. You can tighten the laces going through those “inverted V” straps to cinch the boot around your instep. This can also help keep your foot secure. Securing your instep (but not TOO much) can actually let your toes relax even more… experiment with the tension of these straps and see what you experience.

We use “men’s” and “women’s” as a matter of convention. We know there are some men who will fit better in the “women’s” shoe, and vice versa.

The “men’s” style is a bit wider across the toes and in the heel. The women’s, conversely, has a narrower heel and slightly less-wide toe box.

If you’re a man with a very thin foot, or a women with a wide foot, you may want to try the “other” style.

We do! We’ve sold Xero Shoes to people in more than 85 countries around the world.
We use the US Postal service to send our shipments. The cost to ship will depend on the weight of the package and the delivery speed you select; several options will be provided at checkout.

All domestic shipments come with tracking. Limited tracking is available for some first class international shipments depending on the country, and full tracking is available with all Priority Express and Express International shipments.

Though almost all of our international orders arrive without incident, we strongly advise you to select Priority Express International or Express International if you live in a country with a less reliable postal service, including (but not limited to) India, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and Indonesia. We cannot guarantee delivery of packages shipped using First Class International.

International delivery can take anywhere from 3 days to 8 weeks depending on how long your order spends in customs at the border.

Please note that some countries do require the payment of import duties for international shipments above a certain value. We advise you to know the import regulations of your country and understand that you will be responsible for payment of any duties and fees imposed by your government at the border.

All packages will be marked as merchandise; as a commercial shipper, we are not able to mark a package as a gift (if you’re giving Xero Shoes as a gift, that’s not the same as us sending a gift).
Also, check our Stores page. There may be a Xero Shoes dealer closer to you.

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.

Caring for your Daylite Hikers Fusions

To clean your Daylite Hikers Fusions, hand wash with warm water, mild soap and allow them to air dry.
We do not recommend putting the Daylite Hiker Fusion in the washing machine or dryer.

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RW
09/23/2022
Russell W.
CA CA

Fantastic

I take 20k steps a day in these shoes for work and couldn't be happier. They look professional and are my favourite pair of footware I own.

A Xero Shoes Customer
JB
09/17/2022
Jake B.
US US

Comfortable, mostly durable, excellent customer service!

My shoes are great! I love how they are comfortable and I have plenty of room for my toes. The soles are fantastic and work great in the terrain I find myself walking and hiking. I have had some manufacturer defects, the eyelets, and every time I have had a problem customer service quickly takes care of me and stands behind their product. Returns are easy and appreciated. I hope the manufacturer defect is corrected but I will be a returning customer because their warranty is legit! Thank you!

Xero Shoes DayLite Hiker Fusion - Men Review
KB
09/16/2022
Kenneth B.
US US

Fit good and comfortable

Yeah, I have big feet. About the upper limit for Xeroshoes. With most brands I’m somewhere between 15 & 16. 15 was the limit on these Daylite Hikers but I tried them. I won’t say there’s “extra” room. They fit almost as if they were molded to my feet. I think heavy socks would be too much but then these are not “winter” boots (though I’ll likely wear them all winter once the weather here in northern Ohio forces me to abandon my Aqua Clouds for a few months). Initial impressions are very good. Well made. Very comfortable (Steven says he doesn’t wear comfortable shoes and neither should we… I call BS on that. These may not have all the padding and such but I find them extremely comfortable… Sorry Steven) Overall, my third Xero and another winner. Looking forward to cooler weather to really give them a go.

A Xero Shoes Customer
S
09/15/2022
Sparticus
US US

Great

Loved the feel of these shoes. Long time minimal shoe wearer and these are some of the best.

BL
09/12/2022
Brian L.
US US

Sizing note - Daylight Hiker Fusion

I wrote my initial review right after getting my boots and taking them on a 3-mile hike on easier trails. I wanted to note that I've seen feedback both to order your usual size and 1/2 size larger. Whenever I see that, I know with the length and width of my foot, that if it's borderline, I usually do better to go up and I had ordered a 1/2 size larger. They do work for me...BUT, after doing a little more difficult hike with more hills, I wish I would have stuck with my normal size. I was wearing thin socks and going up and down a couple of steeper hills, and I did have to stop and tighten down the laces to keep my foot from slipping back and forth a little bit, and there definitely is still plenty of room in the toe. So, for length, your usual size is most likely the way to go, and I have slightly wider than average feet (usually bought an "E" width in other men's footwear) with a very low arch, and I don't have any issues with the width of these boots. I would not say they are so large that you should go down a half size or anything, but my experience tells me that you probably don't need to go up, either. Your normal shoe size should work unless you plan to wear really thick socks, multiple layers of socks, or just have a personal preference for the extra length. I love the boots and I've used them enough that I'm not going to exchange them or anything. I will probably use them more in winter with thicker socks and keep using them for daily wear/flatter terrain hikes. Definitely will go back to my "normal" size when it's time to order another pair. The boots didn't really need "breaking in" but I do think they've gotten a little more flexible now that I've taken them out for about 30 miles' worth of hikes and some daily wear. So, that plus the terrain made me notice a little slipping that I didn't have on that first flat walk. The boots are definitely well-made and seem like they will last a long time. And while not "waterproof" have performed well with a little rain and a few puddles as well.

MB
09/11/2022
Michael B.
US US

Great fit

I just received my 3rd pair of Xero shoes and must say I'm really happy with my purchase. They fit like a glove just like my other Xero shoes and are really high quality! I'm already looking for my 4th pair.

A Xero Shoes Customer
RC
09/10/2022
Robert C.
US US

Amazing

Xero shoes has managed to provide all the protection of a fantastic high top hiking shoe and provide all the benefits of a truly minimalist shoe. I admit it, I'm amazed!

GW
09/10/2022
Gregory W.
CA CA

A perfect replacement

Loving my new DayLite Hiker after wearing my previous pair for 3 years until they started to disintegrate. The new version has some nice improvements for comfort and durability. As always with Xero shoes I feel connected to the earth and my body moves naturally and painfully through any and all adventures.

RB
09/10/2022
Robert B.
US US

Kick around shoes

Ridiculous comfortable straight out of the box. Good looking. Plenty of grip. Lightweight.

CL
09/08/2022
Cedrik L.
CA CA

almost perfect

I work with them 8 hours per day and they are really confortable. My only complaint is inside the right shoe near the big toe, there is a piece of tissue that is hanging and bugging my toe.