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

DayLite Hiker Fusion – Men

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 5.5mm FeelTrue® sole and 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 22
5.5 36 3.5 22.5
6 36.5 4 23
6.5 37 4.5 23.5
7 37.5 5 24
7.5 38 5.5 24.5
8 38.5 6 25
8.5 39 6.5 25.5
9 39.5 7 26
9.5 40 7.5 26.5
10 40.5 8 27
10.5 41 8.5 27.5
11 41.5 9 28
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.

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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 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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4.9 Based on 19 reviews
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04/01/2021
Hilary S.
US US
A Teen Favorite

My seventeen-year-old son (who also owns Prios and Colorados) put on his new Daylite Hiker Fusions and literally started leaping around the room. His comment: "These make you want to wear your feet more!" Another winner in our household of Xero Shoes fans!

J
03/31/2021
John
US US
Good, could be great.

Great- Sole feels flexible and more protective than the Terraflex, which is amazing. Love the redesign to the lugs. The overall quality is much improved and all the stitching and welds are top notch. Not so Great- The upper material is stiffer which while that promotes durability it makes the whole shoe feel a little stiff and definitely adds some break in period to it. The insole had to be removed to the top of the material would stop pressing into the top of my toes when I would bend that foot. Bad- The upper material is basically a sponge. Morning dew soaks into it and then it takes forever to dry. If they want to make a non-waterproof shoe the dry times must be very quick. Overall I am satisfied with the look and the feel. The actual trail performance is still questionable. I will give the Mesa Trails a look next.

NA
03/30/2021
Nate A.
United States United States
Style & Function

This new upgrade of the DayLite Hiker has got some serious style, and as with all Xero Shoes - fully functional. As the name implies, they are great for hiking, and since all their shoes give your feet full function, they're great for gym workouts (movement sessions), too. Couldn't get the photos to upload here, but you can check out my review photos & videos @nate.amado on IG/FB. Thank you Xero Team for sending me these to review.

M
03/27/2021
Maximo
US US
Great all around shoes

I want to address the 4 stars right out of the gate. I knocked a star off due to the claim that the shoe is "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", and that's just outright not true. There's nothing remotely water resistant about the shoes; walking on the dew-moistened grass is enough to get your socks and feet wet. This is strictly a dry weather, dry trail shoe. Period. And there's nothing actually wrong with that, most of my shoes aren't. What bugs me is the claim that they are, which sets up expectations that can't be met. Setting that aside, these shoes are great! I bought a half size larger to accommodate my smartwool socks, and it was the right call. The fit of the shoe nails the magical balance that Xero shoes are known for, supportive, grippy, yet allowing the toes to move freely. The sole hits a home run in providing protection while letting your feet know what's going on. As a guy with bad ankles, this is critical information for my body positioning. Overall it's one of my favorite shoes, a great all arounder - in dry conditions.

TH
03/25/2021
Tom H.
US US
Great Shoe, Looking forward to seeing how these wear

First of all as a retired Infantryman of over 21 years in the Army, I have always prioritized footwear as an area that I would never compromise in. As an Infantryman, your feet are your life in the military. Now that I am retired my feet no longer take quite the beating they used to but I am left with the repercussions of my chosen career, bad knees, plantar fasciitis, hip pain, etc. I wouldn't change a damn thing regarding that because I truly loved what I did. While researching ways to reduce these aches and pains, I came across Xeroshoes and started looking into the whole barefoot movement. I usually average between 12,00-15000 steps a day. So, I figured, I usually spend more than $100 on shoes anyway so why not give them a try. It also didn't hurt that I like to support local businesses and it just so happens that this company is about 2 hours from me. I ordered my Daylite Hiker Fusions last week to wear at work (4-10 hour work days) and got them in the mail yesterday. I pulled them out of the box and inspected them to see if I would like them. Upon first look, I thought, damn these are nice and appear to be well made. Then I put them on and started walking around the house in them, I realized that I had made the right decision. My grandson just so happened to be visiting and wanted to go for a walk (about a half mile, he is only a toddler). So, we went for a walk. I noticed that these shoes felt different than others I have purchased in the past. I have tried minimalist shoes previously and enjoyed wearing them once my feet and legs got used to the difference in posture and flexibility of the feet that you don't get in a conventional running shoe. So far, I feel like this was a sound decision and will update as time goes on and the shoes wear in. Right now, I am both excited and eager to become a loyal and dedicated customer based on the use of my new shoes. I am thinking the Aqua X Sport will be my next purchase to try for casual use. Respectfully, Tom H.

BB
03/15/2021
Ben B.
United States United States
My Go New to Shoe!

Thank you Xero Shoes for sending me these to review! I truly enjoyed them and found it fun to compare and contrast them with the Xcursion Fusions. Each shoe unique in its own way yet build upon the solid Xero shoe model of minimal and lightweight. I'll speak on my highlights of the Daylite Hikers first, then do a little cross comparison with the Xcursions if you're caught between which one you want to order. Daylite Hiker Fusions: As always a GREAT balance between minimal yet protective. As seen in the pictures, I worked in these shoes! Whether it was digging up broken pipes and jamming my foot into a shovel, cycling through mud or walking for 12hrs straight at work in the hospital they held their ground. The 3mm insole and 3.5mm Lugged Feel True sole provided the perfect blend of stiffness (keeping my foot protected while shoveling or on pointed rocks) and flexibility (their my go to shoe for cycling when not clipped in because of how the sole grips my peddles all while still getting to have plenty of flex and movement in my feet) An added bonus is they clean off really well! If you look at the last picture in my post that's after digging in the mud. let the mud dry and banged them together only a couple times and v'wala, clean shoes! Many of my other boots have a sole that takes much more effort to get all the mud and rocks out from between the tread. Fabric: The new inlaid support straps leave you confident for a catch free hike. Nothing more humbling than tripping on a trail because a rock or trig snags the strap on your shoe haha. Go ahead, try and scratch up the mesh PU, it'll stay looking just like new for quite some time! Water repellent factor: Be aware they are NOT waterproof, water repellent to a small extent but for sure not waterproof. Found this out when dumping water out of the shoe after a long bike ride in the rain haha. But for everyday use and small trekking through damp grass it'll keep your feet dry. Weight: Roughly 12.5oz! Combined with all the other traits the shoe offers and you can't find anything else like it. Daylite Hiker VS Xcursion Fusion: Weight: Daylite's are roughly 1oz lighter than the Xcursions Tread: Same lug patter, thickness and insole Height: Xcursions ride slightly higher on the ankle and give more support. Helpful on longer hikes. When up against water: Xcursions are hands down the way to go if you want true water 'proof' abilities. If all you will handle is a splash or two, then the Daylite's will suit you well. Mesh/Shoe walls: Xcursion Fusions have a bit thicker PU mesh (due to being waterproof) and tho it doesn't cut down on flexibility, when you contrast them with the Daylite's you can tell the walls of the shoe are thinner, less resistance when flexing and moving and possibly breath a bit better. Laces: Daylite have only one ankle high clip while the Xcursions have two. Color: I have both Xcursion and Daylite Hiker Fusions in black. The Xcursions have a silver undertone and accent to them while the Daylite has a Navy Blue undertone (split toe and sole is Navy Blue and the support straps around the laces is Navy Blue) All around BOTH great shoes and this one in particular if you are wanting simply what it's named after; a light, day trekking shoe, Daylite Hiker Fusion!!

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03/15/2021
Jeff
United States United States
Great updates!

I was fortunate to have Xeroshoes provide me these Daylite Hiker Fusion, and I love them. I have the original Daylite Hikers, and I think the updates in the Fusion are fantastic. It's lighter, trimmer, and really comfortable! Awesome boot for day hikes on our beautiful Colorado trails 🙂

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03/15/2021
Jeremy
United States United States
A "Grand Slam" revamping of a "Home Run" shoe!

Xero sent me a revamped pair of one of my favorite hiking shoes of all time. I logged many thousands of miles on dayhikes and backpacking trips with the old Daylite Hikers as a guide. These new Daylite Hiker Fusion is even more versatile. This has become my go to in town shoe for shoulder season and travel. AND they are amazing on the trail on both wet and dry days. Check out my video review below. https://youtu.be/nlBv17d5nEQ Jeremy

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03/14/2021
Tyler
United States United States
Finally some hiking shoes that are minimal that I can wear all day long.

I was asked to review these shoes by Xero. They sent them to me and instantly they became my daily after work boots shoe. I spent a lot of time hiking and using them. The toe box is still wide but unlike previous versions not too wide. This allows the tow stretch without making you trip on the front of the shoe while walking up stairs. They are absolutely some of the lightest shoes I own and definitely the lightest hiking shoes I own. The black pair I have I also feel fine to wear to business casual places like work or church. It has opened up more possibilities for me to wear minimalist shoes to places that otherwise I would not be able to. Thank you

C&
03/12/2021
Chris &.
United States United States
A solid and rugged hiking boot

Xero was nice enough to send me a pair of these Daylite Hiker Fusion to review, I've been reviewing some of their shoes for a while, and was looking forward to these. I've been able to test them out hiking, in the mud, in water, and snow. They've become my new go to hiking boot. They're rugged, and have the straps that were on the side of the original Daylite Hiker fused in now in this Fusion version, so they should be more protected and durable and hold up to rougher stuff even better. But they're also still really light and don't feel like you have super heavy/clunky boots on. They have a great, substantial tread/lug pattern for lots of grip and traction without getting mud all stuck in them, and I put them in some serious mud. The sole still gives you some feel, but is definitely protective and does well on roots, rocks, and rough terrain. They are water resistant, but not waterproof. I got them wet, and they'll hold up to a quick splash. If you want a rugged hiking boot with good protection, while still being zero drop and lightweight and comfortable, then this it.

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