EV Daylite Hiker Men's SIZE GUIDE

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

Note: The Men's EV DayLite Hiker was previously regarded as a full size small. We changed the sizing by a half-size as of September 20th, 2019. If you had ordered a pair before that date, a half-size down with our current sizing should fit you now.
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 EV 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).

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 EV – Men

The favorite boot for your favorite adventures

We recommend ordering a half-size larger than your usual size. If you are typically a size 9, a size 9.5 should be a better fit.

Note: We resized the EV DayLite Hikers on September 20th, 2019. If this style used to fit you previously, order a half-size smaller instead.

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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

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

Note: The Men’s EV DayLite Hiker was previously regarded as a full size small. We changed the sizing by a half-size as of September 20th, 2019. If you had ordered a pair before that date, a half-size down with our current sizing should fit you now.

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).

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.

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!

TM
11/20/2020
Thomas M.
US US
Love these shoes!

I am wearing right now. They are very comfortable and have been perfect for the fall weather here in New Hampshire.

JL
11/18/2020
John L.
US US
Best shoes I have ever worn

Between the Covid lockdown and a knee replacement I had not worn regular shoes in a few months. Actually most of the time I walked around barefoot or with only socks. When it was time to return to the office I could not stand wearing my "professional" shoes.I felt like my feet were being squished since my feet had become used to being barefoot I found your website and ordered the DayLite Hikers. These have become my everyday shoes. When I get home at night and take off my shoes I no longer feel like my feet have been freed from prison.

SF
11/15/2020
Sherry F.
US US
DayLite Hiker

I love my xero shoes so much I just ordered two more pairs. Can't wait to see new products in 2021!

JD
11/12/2020
Jacob D.
US US
I WEAR THEM EVERYDAY!!!

The only time I’m not wearing these is when I’m at home and sleeping, or wearing my Xero Snow Boots- they are extremely well made and can take a beating and they are by far the most comfortable shoe I’ve owned (until I get more Xero Shoes). Also, I’m a flat footed individual that works 14 hours of heavy labor almost everyday: lifting, squatting, running, climbing, etc AND NO PAIN! Just some tense muscles that haven’t been used before, until now. These have made my life way easier!

CP
11/12/2020
Christopher P.
US US
Helps immensely with aging feet

I'm an avid bicycle rider and work outside on my farm. At 66 years old, I have awful problems with my feet, specifically my toes. Regular shoes make it so I can't walk at times. I took a chance after hearing about the "wide toe box" and it's made all the difference in the world. I am using them for riding and outdoor work in the form of heavy duty farm work. I would recommend these shoes to anyone with toe problems due to aging.

A
11/10/2020
Arturo
ES ES
Fantastic Boots!!!!

I bought a pair of alpine boots when they started to sell them. After receiving and checking the sizing was correct I decided to buy a pair of green DayLite Hiker EV boots. I've been wearing them for two weeks and I have to say that they're really comfortable. Asked for sizing recommendation, with the resized they've done I went with 8.5 (I have 8-8.5 shoes from other brands) and they fit perfectly. In fact they're USA 9 but they explain in a paper that the size was the new 8.5, it's a bit messy but boots fit perfectly. I'm so happy with these boots that I've decided to buy them again in the winter sale, two pairs!!! the black ones and again the green. It would be nice if they made more colors, indigo blue would be amazing.

JM
11/07/2020
John M.
US US
Interesting

It is a solid shoe but it does not have any arch support! Perhaps they said that in the add.

JA
11/07/2020
James A.
US US
Great every day shoe

Takes a while for your feet to adjust if you're not a barefooter. Good ankle support and generally warm. Only issue I have is they turn into skis on any wet or glossy surface, if they had a non slip outsole they would be perfect. I wear them everyday, and overall it's a great shoe that I recommend.

AB
11/05/2020
Argil B.
US US
Daylite hiker ev

I like my zero shoes very much. There very comfortable and lite.

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