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 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 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 5.5mm FeelTrue® sole and 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 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 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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TB
10/17/2021
Tara B.
US US
My “go to” shoes

These shoes are light, comfortable and good on a mix of terrains. While not good in rain or snow, they are great in all seasons and a range of temperatures.

MS
10/17/2021
Michael S.
US US
Taking me through Europe

My Zero Fusion Hikers are comfortably taking the wife and I in our matching set. Been to Paris, Milan and Genoa so far. No sore feet.

MT
10/17/2021
Machaira T.
US US
Unexpected Surprise!

I immediately began wearing my new Xero Shoes every day. I was hoping to experience the maximum benefit during the introduction/break-in period. Not only did my body (skeletal structure, spine, knees, feet) thank me, but my 7 year acute plantar fasciitis has completely disappeared. I will be replacing my shoe/boot wardrobe with Xero Shoes:-) Thank you Steven & Lena!!!

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BG
10/17/2021
BRIAN G.
US US
Love these!

Love these hikers. Look good and feel good. I always try to convert people to Xeros and tell them they will never look back once they make the switch.

MD
09/25/2021
Mike D.
US US
I love these things!

It only took one walk to make me wish I had these 30 years ago.

SG
09/22/2021
Steffan G.
US US
What Time Is It?

It's Adventure Time! These fantastic little lightweight hiking boots are made for adventuring and quite possibly dancing, but it's owner preference. I bought a pair to replace a pair of Salomon XA Forces Mid boots that I donated. Those were fantastic as well, but I really like the overall "flatness" of the Xero boots. I feel like I have a good sense of balance and control when wearing them even when weighed down by a pack and some equipment. I pair mine up with some Smart Wool hiking socks, but that doesn't really matter since you can just go barefoot if you so choose. Overall, works well as a "tactical" boot, hiking boot, and a good boot to wear when it's rainy out. Thanks Xero Shoes!

MB
09/13/2021
Michael B.
US US
Great Shoes

I have really bad feet this pair of shoes are the first to make my feet feel good. I can’t say enough good things about them I wear them easy 12 hours a day. The only down thing I can say is the shoe strings came apart under thirty days. I fixed them the best I could I can’t wait to get a second pair of Xero Shoes.

CH
09/09/2021
Chris H.
US US
Tactical Footware?

The DayLite Hiker is my first pair of Zero shoes. I work in the emergency response world and was looking for a lightweight, minimalist replacement for my aged tactical boots. On day 1, I wore them for around 14 hours straight and the verdict is they are freaking awesome. My feet felt better at the end of the day when compared to my old tactical boots. They are a little too short for my liking at work, so these will become my off duty casual ware boot and I'm fixing to buy a pair of Xcursion Fusion. I hope they see a new market and design a true tactical boot..hint..hint. LOL

SP
09/06/2021
Stephanie P.
US US
Hiking Boots that bend!

I love how these have flexible soles. Regular hiking boots are so stiff. These are flexible enough to move comfortably and tall enough to keep out most of the tiny rocks.

KH
09/03/2021
Kenneth H.
US US
Laces

The laces don’t need to be as long