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.

DayLite Hiker Fusion – Men

$119.99

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.

NEW Men's Lightweight Hiking Boot for 2021 - DayLite Hiker Fusion by Xero Shoes

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.
Categories: DLH, Sizing

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? 😉

Category: DLH

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.

Category: DLH

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.

Category: DLH

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.

Category: DLH

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.

Category: Policies

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.

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Category: Policies

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.

Category: Policies

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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CS
05/16/2022
Christopher S.
US US

These are my favorites so far!

This is my fourth pair of xeros and I like them the best. I don’t wear insoles on any of the models I have. The best shoe maker around.

LC
05/15/2022
Lawrence C.
US US

Desert tested

Got these boots for a trip to Egypt to see the pyramids and temples. 106 degrees of sand, loose stones and uneven terrain. Most comfortable boots I’ve ever worn. No slipping or sliding and feet stayed as cool and dry I could hope for in that heat

TW
05/14/2022
Thomas W.
US US

Good shoes

There was a problem with undersized inserts which would ride up and out of the back of the shoe but I believe they've handled this problem. Their service was excellent when I brought this to their attention and they mailed me the correct insert free of charge. I would recommend this product as I love the feel of the shoe and it can be worn without the insert entirely. Barefoot feel with no ouchies from being barefoot.

DS
05/13/2022
Dustin S.
US US

Comfortable!

The Daylite hikers provide the protection of a hiking boot and the comfort of a running shoe. I absolutely love these and they are now my go to whenever I need something more substantial on my feet.

DP
05/12/2022
David P.
US US

My 2nd pair of Xero Shoes

I was so impressed by my first pair of Xero... the TerraFlexII, that I bought these about a week later. One of my favorite hikes in San Francisco is about 20 miles and takes 5 hours. From home in China Town I get the L Muni Bus to Taraval and it puts you out on the south of Ocean Beach. From there its about 3 miles north to Fulton and up down Baker Beach, Sea Cliff, Land's End, the Presidio Trails and Mile Rock Beach, China Beach, Marshall's Beach, the under the Golden Gate Bridge to Fort Point and then home on Crissy Beach. All some of the most beautiful coastline in California. The beach portions of the hike along the water I do barefoot, and the DayLite Hikers were great on the overland/trail portions. They're light and the tread is solid and the shed water very quickly when immersed. Great boots.

A Xero Shoes Customer
MZ
05/06/2022
MIGUEL Z.
US US

27 miles, 60+ pounds, Xero boots!

Amazing boots! I wore these to the 13th Annual Recon Challenge - the boots held up to the rigorous movement and arduous course and my feet felt great (aside from the rocks...). A huge thank you to the folks at XeroShoes for superior quality and dedication to those of us that live "feet first".

Xero Shoes DayLite Hiker Fusion - Men Review
DR
05/02/2022
Daniel R.
US US

DayLite Hiker

I love the quality construction of this boot. Please keep making these just the way they are. I plan on replacing most of my everyday footwear with your products. Thanks

RP
05/01/2022
Robin P.
US US

Thank you

The Xero shoe is not for me. I am female with big feet (11 triple wide due to very high instep) l like the colors available for women’s shoes but I simply can’t fit them. The mens shoe fit but I don’t like the look. So, here’s to a great idea!

05/05/2022

Xero Shoes

Hi Robin, Thank you for your review It's really great to get your feedback and thank you for taking the time to let us know what you would like to see! We have passed along your email to our design team. They love to hear from our customers 🙂

BJ
05/01/2022
Ben J.
US US

Durable shoe for all things

I bought my Daylite Hiker Fusion shoes for hard physical labor and they take a beating every day. My feet never hurt, even at the end of a long week! For anything from hiking to demanding work, they have everything I need.

A Xero Shoes Customer
AN
04/30/2022
Aaron N.
US US

They're my hiking go-to

They were slower to break in (the upper) than the other Xeros I have but once they were ready, they became the favorite.