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.

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.

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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LL
12/01/2022
Lenora L.
US US

For my son

I have purchased two pair of the fusion and my son purchased 2 pair. He is the owner of 4 pair so I think he really like your shoes.

AN
11/30/2022
Armand N.
US US

Very impressed

These shoes held up well during a 6-day backpack elk hunt in Arizona's Mazatzal wilderness. Hiking 3-8 miles per day with a 70-pound pack, scrambling over sharp rocks and bushwhacking all over steep hillsides, they handled a lot of abuse! My feet did get a little sore when I had to walk long miles over very rocky trails with the pack on, and I was wishing for a thicker or harder sole then, but overall I was pleasantly surprised at how well they did!

MK
11/30/2022
Maddi K.
US US

So comfy

I have three shoes from xero shoes and they are all so comfy and wide! Best shoes ever

BL
11/27/2022
Brian L.
US US

Day hiker

These shoes are perfect for a day hike. Lightweight. Comfortable. Great traction. Really was able to feel the terrain

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11/27/2022
Doug
US US

Another homerun!

This is the 4th pair of Xero shoes I've purchased. I have a high arch and wide foot, so finding a comfortable shoe is always a challenge. I can walk/hike in the DayLite Hiker Fusions without any pain and/or discomfort. I found that they fit perfectly. I highly recommend them. Thanks!

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DM
11/27/2022
Doug M.
US US

Another homerun!

Xero makes the best shoes. I have a high arch and wide foot, so finding a shoe that I find comfortable to wear is always a challenge. I can comfortably walk/hike in the DayLite Hiker Fusions without any pain for miles and miles. I highly recommend them and Xero as a brand!

DG
11/24/2022
David G.
US US

Nice Shoe.

It is a very comfortable shoe for everyday use. I’m not sure I like it as hiking shoe but it might just take some getting use to. The sole is thicker than the other Xeros I have but with these you still feel every stone underfoot. I would love to see a zero drop hiking boot with more “protection” from the trail. Maybe I need to adjust to this type of show for hiking. Time will tell.

BM
11/21/2022
BILL M.
US US

Nice and light, but not much of an arch

My new boots are stylish and look great. I'm assuming they are waterproof as well. I broke them in on a convention pre-tour this weekend that involved a lot of walking between hotels. My perception is that they don't have traditional arch support like a pair of hiking boots; perhaps I just need to adjust to them.

CF
11/21/2022
Clay F.
US US

Great work shoes

Incredibly grippy and plenty protective for my work. Im on my feet all day and not once do my feet hurt when wearing them. Highly recommended

M
11/21/2022
Megan
US US

Awesome but too narrow

I have wide, large feet for a woman so I typically order mens hiking shoes because they run wider. These look cool, are supportive, but too narrow for me. My feet were numb after wearing them for an easy 2 mile walk around the neighborhood. I wear a 12 wide in women and ordered a 10 in mens, hoping they would work. I bought them on sale so I cant return. But my husband has stolen them (the sidebar benefit of having giant feet) and he loves them! So I would recommend but just not for wide feet.