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 EV – Men

$109.99

The favorite boot for your favorite adventures

Note: As of September 20th we changed the sizing for the Men's Daylite Hiker EV.
We now recommend choosing 1/2 size larger than your usual size.
 
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Product Description

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 EV

“EV” is short for “EVolution” because this version of the DayLite Hiker is a new and improved version of the original. Plus it’s designed to let your foot move and function the way it’s supposed to.

Perfect for day hikes and casual wear, the DayLite Hiker EV 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

What’s changed compared to the original DayLite Hiker?

  • More grip with a lugged chevron tread – (4.5mm FeelTrue® sole base plus 3.5mm lugs)
  • More durable, abrasion resistant upper mesh
  • More durable Tough Tech toe bumper
  • Wet/Dry friendly side “foxing”
  • Easy on/off lacing hooks

More reasons you’ll love the DayLite Hiker

  • LIGHT — Only 11.2 ounces (each) for a Men’s Size 9
  • Huarache-inspired heel strap to hold your foot securely
  • Adjustable instep straps for perfect tension
  • Thin and flexible 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 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.

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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MB
02/10/2018
Mathieu B.
CA

Best barefoot boots!!

I am VERY HAPPY with those boots! I tried 2 other minimalist boots before buying this pair and ohhh boy they are on a whole other level! I took them 1 size larger than my shoe size and they fit perfectly. They really have the barefoot feel it's incredible! I use them as winter boots and they are warm enough : I just tested them with normal socks at -15°C (5°F) and I could feel the cold a little bit but honestly I enjoy that! I assume that with warm socks, they will do the job for the colder days up here in Canada!

DJ
10/16/2019
Dr. J
United States United States

Beyond my wildest dreams of comfort

I'm a teacher and stand on my feet all day. I'm also an avid walker who tries to get in at least five miles daily -- more on the weekends. I've always followed the traditional wisdom that shoes with tons of padding were what I needed to keep my feet and legs from getting tired, but no matter how much I spent on shoes I could hardly bear to get them off when I came home in the evening. After stumbling across an add for Xero shoes and reading the testimonials, I decided to give them a try since the company offers free returns. The moment I slipped them on, I was hooked: they're almost like wearing nothing at all! Incredibly light and unbelievably comfortable; these minimalist shoes have completely changed how I feel by the end of the day. I can't stop talking about them! PS: I'm probably not the typical person who buys Xero shoes -- I'm 58 years old.

SW
10/16/2019
Steven W.
IE IE

Look great but wrong size!

My Xeto Day hikers arrived in Ireland yesterday but are on their way back to you as the boots are 3 sizes too large (no idea how that happened). However they look fabulous and I can’t wait for my return package with the correct size asap. Review to follow when they have been ****** in the Wicklow Mountains . Best wishes Steven

R
10/12/2019
Rob
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great boots but far too narrow

I really love the look of these boots, and they look like they'd last a long time, and probably keep looking good for years. Unfortunately, since starting to wear my Z-Trails regularly a few months ago, my feet have spread and widened significantly, and these boots are far too narrow. The size M14s are 10.6 cm across, and I think I'm going to need around 11.6 cm for any closed shoes now. I really really wish I'd fit into them though, since they look even better in person than in the photos.

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SM
10/12/2019
Sonya M.
US US

Very comfy but NOT water resistant

These boots were a bit stiff right out of the box, but after a brief break in period of about a day became very comfortable. I've been wearing these boots almost exclusively for a few weeks, and the foot and knee pain I've been dealing with for years is practically gone. I am definitely sold on the power of barefoot/minimalist shoes. However, a big draw for me for these boots were that they were advertised as water resistant, and that has NOT at all been my experience - my feet get soaked just walking through wet grass. I was really hoping these would be good fall boots, and I'm disappointed I can't wear them as often as I'd like.

MM
10/10/2019
Mayuresh M.
IN IN

Review of Day lite hiker

The positives of the shoes are light, flexible and soul gives the feet a real time feel of the terrain. Biggest and only negative is very very poor grip. Slightest of moist surface the shoes slip.

AH
10/09/2019
Ashton H.
US US

Not impressed

Shoes honestly were a bit tight sideways, and the sole is nearing that of some of the lighter weight sneakers. I had expected a similar if not exact same sole as the pair of boots I had gotten here last time, but they are definitely thicker. The tightness of the shoes also kind of prohibits my feet from spreading sideways. Though they are the "correct" size based off of my foot length

KC
10/06/2019
Karen C.
US US

IGreat, except that…I am an older woman, and over the years the ball of my foot has gotten much wider. I wear a women’s 7 1/2 EE, So ordering the men’s size 6 is a good fit, but the top of the boot is too high. It rubs hard on my Achilles tendon. Right now I am trying to figure out how to fold it down about half an inch so that it ends in the right place on my ankle. The height of the boot is exactly the same as my other boots, but since your foot goes down lower With zero heel, the boot comes up to high on my ankle. If I can bend it or so it down or something they will be just great.

I am an older woman, and over the years the ball of my foot has gotten a lot wider. I find that ordering a boys or men’s size 6 instead of my usual women’s 7 1/2 double E is a good fit, But with zero heel, the boot comes up too high on my ankle. If I can bend it or sew it down or something they will be just great.

Karen C. verified customer review of DayLite Hiker - Men
AH
10/05/2019
Arild H.

Great hikers for dry weather

Great shoes. I have big feet, and with these shoes my feet look really big, but hey that´s life if you want comfort! They get wet very fast if there is some moisture, so they are best suited for dry weather. The loops for the tightening straps seem to get damaged very easily, but generally they give a solid impression. I bought a size 47 since that is what I usually use (with Vivo Barefoot shoes and Vibram Fivefingers), but the Hikers are just a liiiiittle bit too big, but no problem since I use thick socks in these shoes.

Arild Hammerø verified customer review of DayLite Hiker - Men
NS
09/30/2019
Nate S.
US US

Back around the feet

Love my Xero daylite hinkers ... and hats off to Xero shoes customer service as my original pair had a sole come off within 12 months and Xero shoes were on the issue when notified and had a new pair back to me in no time. I currently used my hikers for beach hikes under a 45 pound weighted ruck so they feel good under the weight and lets my toes spread out and breath avoiding blisters etc...

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