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

We recommend ordering a half-size larger than your usual size.

Note: We resized the Daylite Hiker EV, if before September 19th this style fit you in a size 9.5, then a size 9 should fit you now.
 
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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
02/09/2018
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!

DM
07/02/2020
Dean M.
US US
Optimus Maximus

Xero DayLite Hiker EV's Are without question the best,most comfortable/well consructed pair of minimalist shoes I've ever had/purchased. there are other decent brands out there but not like these. Good vs. Exceptional in every aspect to the degree that they are the new standard others aspire to by comparison to is my honest opinion. Well Done!!!

AW
06/30/2020
Amy W.
US US
Best shoes ever!!!

I won't wear anything else ever. My wife and I now own 5 pairs and looking forward to more. We love xerox shoes!!!

ET
06/29/2020
Eric T.
US US
Amazing light weight hiker

I have worn these backpacking multiple times its is amazing how light and supportive they are.

TI
06/29/2020
Tom I.
US US
Awesome

Took these on a 16 mile backpacking trip in the rugged Mahoosuc Range in Maine. Lots of Boulder scrambles, roots, sharp rocks, mud, alpine valleys and dense woods, you name it. They held up great. Feet stayed comfortable. Only thing I would suggest is continue the rubber toe rand and wrap it around to the outside of the shoe. The area at my pinky toe was the only spot I would get irritation. From hard objects pressing against that area. But all in all a great super lightweight hiking shoe!

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JF
06/29/2020
jesse f.
US US
Great for what I got them for.

Great on the trail! Worst of both worlds on the pavement. That may just be me though. Im a runner with mild to moderate motor and sensory nueropathies and myopathies. A stronger runner with better sensory may get the feedback they need to land comfortably in these on the road. But again, perfect for natural ground which is what I got them for. I will field these in the Tactical Games in roughly a year. I'll let you know how they perform across a range of activities.I also find the toe box is a little narrow for me but I've got a pretty big spread so for 95% of you it will be perfectly roomy.

RR
06/29/2020
Roylan R.
US US
By far the best shoes I've ever owned

I can't believe ive spent my entire life walking on stilts. My Xero shoes have helped me understand how my feet are supposed to flex while I live my life. I've since bought 2 more pairs for myself and have recommended them to countless people.

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RR
06/29/2020
Roman R.
US US
Shoe, Yes,, Not Really!

So after lots of research I decided to get my DayLite Hikers! First of all I need to say that these are trully the most comfortable footwear I have ever had!! Being that they go on your feet makes them shoes I think, however they feel like no other shoes I have had before!! I have never officially been diagnosed with any type foot problems, but my feet ache use to ache pretty much all the time. Now I can say dont ache anymore, after wearing my DayLite Hikers. I love them so much that I am going to get another pair of Xero Shoes so I can get rid of the other brand of shoes I wear after work. I am completely sold, you guys make the best footwear on earth!!!!!!!

BP
05/05/2020
Basil P.
US US
I really like them and

I really like them and from the moment I put them on they were like house shoes. I got a size 10 (which is my shoe size) but left not a whole lot of room for toes with heavy socks when cold. It is pretty muddy here in the finger lakes NY so I actually will wear them more when camping season begins…..I am really looking forward to the first hike in the gorges…..Namaste

JR
04/25/2020
Jeremy R.
AU AU
Very comfortable

I like the new abrasion resistant insole. The lace hooks make tightening the shoes so much easier. The EV made an already good shoe better. These shoes help heal my feet! P.S. have you guys ever considered making a zero rise, wide toe gum boot? Everything on the market has a heel and a narrow toe! Working in gum boots makes me miss my Daylight hiker EV’s Have you guys

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