Daylite Hiker Men's SIZE GUIDE
Note: As of September 20th we changed the sizing for the Daylite Hiker EV.

We now recommend choosing 1/2 size larger than 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. 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).
US Sizes Euro Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
6.5 39-40 6 25.5
7 40 6.5 26
7.5 40-41 7 26.5
8 41 7.5 27
8.5 41-42 8 27.5
9 42 8.5 28
9.5 42-43 9 28.5
10 43 9.5 29
10.5 43-44 10 29.5
11 44 10.5 30
11.5 44-45 11 31
12 45 11.5 32
13 46 12.5
14 47 13.5
Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.
 

DayLite Hiker – Men (clearance)

The favorite boot for your favorite adventures

Note: As of October 16th we changed the sizing for the Clearance Daylite Hiker.
We now recommend choosing 1/2 size larger than your usual size.

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

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Product Description

NOTE — The styles on this page are on clearance because we’ve released the improved DayLite Hiker EV.

Most hikes don’t need a big, heavy, technical hiking boot.

And most hiking boots don’t let your foot bend, move, flex and feel the world… until the DayLite Hiker

Perfect for day hikes and casual wear, the DayLite Hiker is built with our foot-first design and natural movement philosophy.

  1. Natural FIT – Wide, anatomically correct toe boxes let your toes spread and relax, plus a non-elevated, “zero-drop” heel for proper posture.
  2. Natural MOTION – Your feet are supposed to bend and flex and move. The DayLite Hiker is super flexible to let them do that. The low-to-the-ground design is perfect for balance and agility.
  3. Natural FEEL – Your feet are supposed to FEEL the world. Our patented FeelTrue® soles give you just-right protection while also giving you the ground feedback that your brain and body want.
  4. Lightweight – You don’t want your footwear to weigh you down
  5. 5,000-mile sole warranty

More reasons you’ll love the DayLite Hiker

  • Great protection with a ballistic mesh upper and Tough Tech toe bumper
  • LIGHT — Only 10.2 ounces (each) for a Men’s Size 9
  • Huarache-inspired heel strap to hold your foot securely
  • Adjustable instep straps for perfect tension
  • Dual-chevron tread for great grip
  • Thin and flexible 6mm FeelTrue® sole
  • Removable sockliner (insole) if you want a more barefoot feeling
  • Vegan-friendly materials

See what others are saying about the DayLite Hiker

 

Daylite Hiker Men’s SIZE GUIDE

Note: As of October 16th we changed the sizing for the Clearance Daylite Hiker.

We now recommend choosing 1/2 size larger than 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. 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).
US Sizes Euro Sizes UK Sizes JP Sizes
6.5 39-40 6 25.5
7 40 6.5 26
7.5 40-41 7 26.5
8 41 7.5 27
8.5 41-42 8 27.5
9 42 8.5 28
9.5 42-43 9 28.5
10 43 9.5 29
10.5 43-44 10 29.5
11 44 10.5 30
11.5 44-45 11 31
12 45 11.5 32
13 46 12.5
14 47 13.5
Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.

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.

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.

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Please go to Xero Shoes Return Policy page to learn about our 45-day return policy.

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.

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Caring for your Daylite Hikers

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

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LA
01/12/2020
Lucy A.
US US
water resistant

I went hiking for the first time in the snow in my daylite hikers, My feet stayed dry! Very supportive, and oh my toes have plenty of room to wiggle around!

JS
01/03/2020
John S.
US US
had to return

I was taken back a little by the fact that I had to return the shoe in around 6 months, granted I got a new pair but the same style, I understand that there is a new design for this particular shoe, maybe I should have received that shoe instead of the the same shoe which failed in 6 months. I have other Xero shoe some better than others, I bought 2 pair of boaties and had to throw them away due to a pain in my heal from that shoe, my other shoes work just fine and I am happy with them.

GO
12/24/2019
Grozdana O.
HR HR
great!

my feet are very,very happy, shoes are awesome and good looking

A Xero Shoes Customer
TH
12/02/2019
Todd H.
US US
I LOVE These!

I have some back issues and my chiropractor recommended I try some minimalist shoes. I started with another brand but was disappointed with the durability. But man am I loving my DayLite Hikers! I love that they protect my feet but I can still feel the ground when I walk - it's almost as good as my moosehide moccasins, and they're way more durable. I also stand at my desk for a good portion of the day, and I love that they keep my feet comfortable even when standing still. They're casual enough to look "cool" (although at 41 I'm past the cool stage!) but still nice enough for me to wear at work. I will definitely be buying other Xero shoes!

BF
12/01/2019
brandon f.
US US
Best mushroom foray shoes!

As soon as I got them, I put them on and took my dog out into the thick forest. awesome traction and waterproof. i usually go through shoes quick but i can tell these will last!!

A Xero Shoes Customer
DS
11/15/2019
Dylan S.
US US
Great Deal, Great Shoe

These shoes are awesome! I wore the Genesis all summer and needed a colder weather shoe and also closed toe shoe for work. These checked both boxes and are now my daily driver. Great deal with the closeout sale. Thanks!

DB
11/11/2019
Dustin B.
CA CA
DayLite Hiker - life changing!

I've been on a mindfulness journey lately & these boots have pushed mindfulness walking/hiking to the next level! It's like I'm learning to walk all over again & couldn't be more thrilled.

WD
11/11/2019
Wilson D.
US US
DayLite Hiker - Men

Too hard to unlace to get on. Top two lace loops should be hook eyes. Otherwise very comfortable.

A Xero Shoes Customer
CM
11/05/2019
Cheri M.
US US
My awesome boots

It took me awhile to break them in and figure out how to utilize them to their maximum capacity. But after I did, I found myself wearing them daily. I love them. They are comfortable, practical and look awesome. I highly recommend them! Just make sure you buy them a size bigger!

DS
11/05/2019
Dave S.
US US
Daylite Hiker

The DayLite hiker is my very first minimalist shoe and these boots are lime wearing high top slippers on my feet😃 Well made, sole grips very well for not having a very aggressive tread pattern. Keep up the great work Xero! Thanks and I will be buying the Teraflex in the future for my hiking adventures here in the PNW

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