Daylite Hiker Men's SIZE GUIDE
It’s easy to find the right Xero Shoe size for you. The Daylite Hiker fits a little small, so...
Buy the Daylite Hiker a full size larger than your usual US 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

The Daylite Hiker runs small. We recommend choosing 1 full 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
  • 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

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Daylite Hiker Men’s SIZE GUIDE
It’s easy to find the right Xero Shoe size for you. The Daylite Hiker fits a little small, so…
Buy the Daylite Hiker a full size larger than your usual US 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 fully waterproof — the tongue is independent of the rest of the upper — but the ballistic mesh upper is HIGHLY water resistant. Janice (here in our office) had to pour a bottle of water over her DayLite Hiker to remove… uh… something unpleasant… and her socks stayed nice and dry.

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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
06/07/2019
Daniel J.
US

New Favourites

I love the green colour. Having ankle support but almost no sole feels great. I love being barefoot.

JR
06/06/2019
James R.
US

Groovy Skids

I have just received them for several days only, after returning another pair for a size change. Now I love them and can see a long and loving relationship building. I suggest you follow the guidelines and order one size up. So far, I am very satisfied.

RY
06/06/2019
Robert Y.
US

Great improvements on this shoe!!

I bought the original version of this shoe and had a few growing pains. You did a very good job addressing issues and taking care of me as a customer!! I really like the fact that you stand behind your products!! Best is the top lace hooks instead of eyelets. This make it much easier to unlace and take the shoes off and on.

IS
06/04/2019
Ian S.
US

Excellent so far!

Comfy. Secure. Awesome.

K
06/04/2019
Karl

Have found the Grail

Normally wear a 14 wide in Keen Targhee II or any other boot I've tried. Have spent hundreds if not thousands over the years trying to find comfortable footwear to deal with chemotherapy induced neuropathy and feet destroyed by 20 years of military footwear. My walking has been reduced to a couple of miles at most and only when I feel like doing it, and that leaves me unable to go again sometimes for weeks. I used to hike and explore for 8-12 miles at a time and that hasn't been a reality in quite a long time. Have tried everything with Lems boulder boots being the only thing coming close until now and they stop just short of a size 14 with a size 13.5, a great wide toe box but they don't have the length. These Daylite hikers by far have been the most comfortable boot yet. I went ahead and ordered one size up as recommended and today got my size 15 pine color boots. I probably should have read the get started info but didn't see that until after I had hiked 4 miles in these and pulled off 4 uphill wind sprints. I know I'm going to be sore later but wow, what a pleasure to finally get my mobility back. Podiatrist couldn't help and have tried injections, orthotics and other treatments. No brand of inserts or no matter what brand of boot I bought it was sheer torture trying to walk in them and this has been going on for almost 20 years. Today at 60 years old and having been written off years ago by MD Anderson Cancer Center and sent home to put my affairs in order, having been told I should be in an electric scooter by the Veterans Administration and again by another medical doctor never to walk more than a few feet I think I can finally put all that behind me. I do wish the toe box was a little wider for me personally but they work and work well. Going to pick up another pair to rotate out with these and hopefully have years of hiking and exploring enjoyment. Thanks Xeroshoes!

ER
06/03/2019
ELIEZER R.
US

Really good

They are really good, the attraction is great, overall great shoe

SP
06/02/2019
STEVE P.
US

Daylight Hiker Boot

Wore for the first time on an eight hour shift on the lot at the Home Depot. Satisfactory in all respects. Bought to replace a set of Merrill Moab Ventilators which I have had for years but after adjusting to zero drop barefoot shoes gave me my first blister. These are the hoped for replacement. Well done!

M
06/01/2019
Michael

All-Natural Movement

The DayLite Hiker EV is a great hiking boot. I didn't have any pain in my feet after hiking 2 miles on strenuous terrain with a lot of rocks, a swinging bridge, and loose dirt. The only improvement I'd recommend is a more aggressive tread without compromising the flexibility for natural movement.

RC
06/01/2019
Robert C.
US

Hikers

Great construction, great feel for surfaces, without being overly thin soled. Poor traction on wet grass.

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