Daylite Hiker Women's SIZE GUIDE
Note: As of September 19th 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 women's shoes. If your feet are particularly wide, consider the Men'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
5 35-36 3 22
5.5 36 3.5 22.5
6 36-37 4 23
6.5 37 4.5 23.5
7 37-38 5 24
7.5 38 5.5 24.5
8 38-39 6 25
8.5 39 6.5 25.5
9 39-40 7 26
9.5 40 7.5 26.5
10 40-41 8 27
10.5 41 8.5 27.5
11 41-42 9 28
Any questions? Just call us at 303 447 3100 or send us an email. We’re here to help.
 

DayLite Hiker EV – Women

$109.99

Your favorite boot for your favorite trails and journeys

Note: As of September 19th we changed the sizing for the Women'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

  • Great protection with a ballistic mesh upper and Tough Tech toe bumper
  • LIGHT — Only 9.2 ounces (each) for a Women’s Size 7
  • Huarache-inspired heel strap to hold your foot securely
  • Adjustable instep straps for perfect tension
  • Dual-chevron tread for great grip
  • Thin and flexible FeelTrue® sole
  • Removable sockliner (insole) if you want a more barefoot feeling
  • Vegan-friendly materials

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Daylite Hiker Women’s SIZE GUIDE

Note: As of September 19th 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 women’s shoes. If your feet are particularly wide, consider the Men’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
5 35-36 3 22
5.5 36 3.5 22.5
6 36-37 4 23
6.5 37 4.5 23.5
7 37-38 5 24
7.5 38 5.5 24.5
8 38-39 6 25
8.5 39 6.5 25.5
9 39-40 7 26
9.5 40 7.5 26.5
10 40-41 8 27
10.5 41 8.5 27.5
11 41-42 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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DH
10/15/2019
Diane H.
US US

Worth the wait for size exchange

First, kudos to Xero for offering free-shipping exchange service, and for getting the larger-size replacement pair of boots to me so promptly. I wore the new shoes all around the house today, and they are remarkably comfortable yet supportive. I know I’ll get a lot of miles out of them. Thank you!

CW
10/13/2019
Colleen W.
US US

Perfect

I've never been a "barefoot" person but a total tenderfoot. These shoes are perfect for me now and perhaps will toughen my feet enough to truly go barefoot. I took the shoes on a 1.5 hour medium difficulty trail - I was inmpessed! They were comfortable but let me feel the rocks and sticks underfoot. It almost felt like a foot massage while walking. I highly recommend these shoes, tenderfoot or not.

LL
10/13/2019
Lisa L.
US US

A comfy hiking boot!

The first pair I ordered were too small, so I chose to exchange them for a larger size, and the exchange was a painless process…The larger size worked out great and now I have a pair of comfy hiking boots that aren't stiff, and I have so much room for my feet & toes to move. The high top style is comfy also around my ankles...I’m impressed! Highly recommend the Zero Shoe!!!

BS
10/12/2019
Bronwynne S.
Canada Canada

Amazing customer service!

I'm so impressed with your company. I ordered my shoes and started wearing them when only 1 week in a shoe lace loop broke which made me so sad. When I contacted customer service I was promptly responded to and a new pair was sent to me at no cost due to the production error. Thank you Xero Shoes for being amazing and for the most comfortable shoes my feet have ever walked in! I can't say enough about how happy I am.

MB
10/10/2019
Marcia B.
US US

My new shoe brand!

I luv these shoes! I am in slipper socks at home and these shoes fit like slippers and are just as comfy cozy to wear. I didn't even have to break them in!

RM
10/08/2019
Robin M.
US US

Very comfy to wear but toes aren’t wide enough for a 37

I’m hoping for a wider toe box and will try the next size up. I really like the shoes. I already went up a half size as recommended on the website.

SS
10/02/2019
Susan S.
US US

Husband likes the look!

I love the feel of the DayLite Hiker EV on my feet. My feet are accustomed to wearing zero drop shoes so putting these on felt great. Mine have the burgundy color accents which I find are not too eye catching but cute enough to elicit a positive comment from my husband!

KL
10/02/2019
Kimberly L.
US US

LOVE these shoes

I have yet to hike in them but will be doing that in November. I have however been wearing/walking in them every chance I get. I thought I needed to so they would be good and broken in by the hiking trip but it is not necessary....these are amazing right out of the box!

AL
09/30/2019
Amanda L.
US US

Comfortable Hiker

Bought these because I loved my Prios so much, and I couldn’t deal with the foot squeeze I kept experiencing in my other hikers (not Xeros!!). I didn’t have a chance to break them in; nor did I need to. These are currently with me in Oaxaca; Mexico, getting their first use last weekend for over 25 miles of hiking in 3 days. They are fantastic! No foot squeeze, comfy all day for 3 straight days, AND they’re super grippy on the rocky parts. I am so glad I made this last minute purchase before we came! They are definitely not water proof, as we were in a total downpour today visiting some local villages, but the good news is that like the Prios, they dry reasonably quickly.

Amanda L. verified customer review of DayLite Hiker EV - Women
KS
09/29/2019
Kelley S.
US US

I’m in love ❤️

Let me begin by saying that I have a lot of foot pain. I mean, like a lot lot. I ordered the shoes because I’ve tried everything else and I thought what the heck. As soon as I put them on I knew something was different, in a good way. I got them yesterday and I only took them off to sleep last night and is soon as I got up this morning I put them back on. They are incredibly comfortable, incredibly flexible. I can feel everything as I’m walking, pebbles, cracks in the pavement, but they protect my feet enough that it’s not painful. I’m actually going to go camping tomorrow and I can’t wait to hit the Appalachian Trail and see how they do “off road.” By the way, last night I ordered a pair for my son. I am in love and you have a customer for life!

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