DayLite Hiker – Women

The Daylite Hiker runs small. We recommend choosing 1 full size larger than your usual size.*

Since the foot is three-dimensional, any two-dimensional measuring tool, such as a ruler or Brannock device®, can only approximate your true shoe size. Manufacturers model their shoes on different foot shapes, so sizing may vary accordingly.

*Please note our sizing recommendations are based on customer feedback and do not ensure a proper fit.

Free exchanges within the US

We offer free US exchanges on new and unworn shoes. Read our full policy here Exchange Policy

Points to consider for sizing:

  • The women’s Daylite Hiker is wider than a conventional women’s hiking boot. If you normally wear a larger size to get a wider fit in conventional shoes, you may not have to do that with the Daylite Hiker. However, this style runs small, so we recommend choosing 1 full size larger than your usual size. (Please note our sizing recommendations are based on customer feedback and do not ensure a proper fit.)
  • The synthetic upper generally does not stretch during initial wear.
  • If you think of your foot as particularly wide, you can consider ordering the men’s Daylite Hiker. Many of our female customers find a great fit in our men’s styles. Just be sure to adjust the size by 1.5 (for example a men’s 7 is the same as a women’s 8.5).
  • People like different types of fit — some like their toes near the end, others like 1/4″-1/2″ of extra space.

Women’s Shoe Size Conversion Chart

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

We want to make sure you get the correct size and enjoy your Xero Shoes. If you have any questions, call us at 303.447.3100 or email us.

DayLite Hiker – Women

$109.99

Your favorite boot for your favorite trails and journeys

The Daylite Hiker runs small. We recommend choosing 1 full size larger than your usual size.
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Product Description

Most of your hikes don’t need a big, stiff, heavy, technical hiking boot.

And most hiking boots don’t let your foot bend, move, flex and feel the world… that is, not until the DayLite Hiker

Perfect for day hikes and casual wear, the DayLite Hiker 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. Light Weight – You don’t want your footwear to weigh you down
  5. 5,000 mile sole warranty

More reasons you’ll love the DayLite Hiker

  • Great protection with a highly water resistant ballistic mesh upper with Tough Tech toe bumper
  • LIGHT — Only 9 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 6mm FeelTrue® sole
  • Removable sockliner (insole) if you want a “more barefoot” feeling
  • Vegan-friendly materials

See what others are saying about the DayLite Hiker

 

Size Recommendation

The Daylite Hiker runs small. We recommend choosing 1 full size larger than your usual size.*

Since the foot is three-dimensional, any two-dimensional measuring tool, such as a ruler or Brannock device®, can only approximate your true shoe size. Manufacturers model their shoes on different foot shapes, so sizing may vary accordingly.

*Please note our sizing recommendations are based on customer feedback and do not ensure a proper fit.

Free exchanges within the US

We offer free US exchanges on new and unworn shoes. Read our full policy here Exchange Policy

Points to consider for sizing:

  • The women’s Daylite Hiker is wider than a conventional women’s hiking boot. If you normally wear a larger size to get a wider fit in conventional shoes, you may not have to do that with the Daylite Hiker. However, this style runs small, so we recommend choosing 1 full size larger than your usual size. (Please note our sizing recommendations are based on customer feedback and do not ensure a proper fit.)
  • The synthetic upper generally does not stretch during initial wear.
  • If you think of your foot as particularly wide, you can consider ordering the men’s Daylite Hiker. Many of our female customers find a great fit in our men’s styles. Just be sure to adjust the size by 1.5 (for example a men’s 7 is the same as a women’s 8.5).
  • People like different types of fit — some like their toes near the end, others like 1/4″-1/2″ of extra space.

Women’s Shoe Size Conversion Chart

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

We want to make sure you get the correct size and enjoy your Xero Shoes. If you have any questions, call us at 303.447.3100 or email us.

FAQS

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 fits true-to-size for most, and 1/2 size small for others. If you think you’re close to a larger size, go up 1/2 from 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.

Some people get their Xero Shoes, put them on, and immediately love them. They walk and run painlessly and with the freedom that Xero Shoes provide.

For others, there could be a process of learning how to tie huaraches, and how to walk and run in minimalist footwear. In fact, one of the points of going barefoot/minimalist is to let any discomfort teach you how to move in a different way… a way that will be more efficient and potentially healing. Getting a blister, or feeling some tension in the cord isn’t a sign that there’s a problem with your sandals, but rather they’re working as they should: They’re giving you important feedback about your form (usually overstriding and/or landing too hard). Once your body/mind naturally figures out how to adjust, those issues resolve themselves. If you have any questions, check out Xero Shoes Forum to see if someone else has already answered your question or solved your problem (they probably have). We’re also happy to help, and we’re really good at coaching over the phone, so don’t hesitate to call: 303.447.3100

All that said, please go to Xero Shoes Return Policy page to learn about our 45-day return policy and free exchange 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.

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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