EV Daylite Hiker Women's SIZE GUIDE

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

Note: The Women's EV DayLite Hiker was previously regarded as a full size small. We changed the sizing by a half-size as of September 19th, 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 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).

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

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
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

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 19th, 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

  • 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

See what others are saying about the DayLite Hiker

 

Daylite Hiker Women’s SIZE GUIDE

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

Note: The Women’s EV DayLite Hiker was previously regarded as a full size small. We changed the sizing by a half-size as of September 19th, 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 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).

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

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
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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09/17/2020
Elizabeth R.
US US
Daily Walks

I bought these to replace heavy hiking boots on daily walks. Our daily walks with the dogs are at 8000 feet on rocky trails and these boots are great. Lightweight and I love the feeling of touching the ground.

CM
09/05/2020
Cecilia M.
US US
A bit disappointed so far..

The soles start to come off the bottom in weeks for me. I'm not sure if these will work out for me, I really like a shoe that lasts. I'm wondering if the toebox is too wide for me, it's definitely on the spacey side. The size 6.5 were too small but size 7 is almost too large for my feet. I do like how lightweight they are though.

09/09/2020
Xero Shoes

Hello Cecilia, Thank you for your review! We're really sorry to hear that you may be having trouble with your shoes. We have very high standards when producing our products, but unfortunately, no manufacturing process is flawless. It’s pretty rare but manufacturing issues can sometimes occur. We stand behind our products and are dedicated to making this right for you. We do offer 2 different warranties for our shoes: A 24 Month Manufacturing Warranty, which covers defects and flaws that may happen in the first two years. We will offer a free replacement for orders that qualify. Our 5,000 Mile Sole Guarantee is for the sole of the shoe. If you wear it down to under 1mm, then we will let you replace it for 60% off retail price. Our Customer Happiness Team can assist with all orders that are placed directly through our website and Amazon. Please send along a photo of the issue, and your order number. > If your shoes were purchased through an independent retailer (anywhere besides xeroshoes.com or amazon.com), then please please reach out to the original store where you purchased the product. As an authorized Xero Shoes dealer, they will be glad to help you with the warranty process. > If for some reason the retailer is unable to assist you, then please send an email to our wholesale customer service department at sales@xeroshoes.com. Be sure to include the purchase date, item name, defect description, and shoe size in your email. We apologize for this inconvenience and we appreciate your support and patience. If you have any other questions, please let us know! We are happy to help! 🙂

CE
09/04/2020
Cheyenne E.
US US
DayLite Hiker EV-Women review

I bought these for my trip to Alaska and they worked really well. I hiked a lot in them, climbed a water fall and a glacier with them and they worked perfectly and were comfortable. The only downside was that they aren’t water proof (I bought them knowing that) and my feet got wet. But otherwise the love the thin sole because I could feel everything when walking and hiking but it did not hurt at any point!

HA
08/28/2020
Heather A.
CA CA
Great minimalist hiker

Bought these for my daughter and she seems to like them!

DM
08/22/2020
Dani M.
US US
Perfect fit but too tight for my ankles

I loved how comfortable they are on my feet, but my ankles are not really made to fit into high tops. So I ordered some prios and gifted my daylite hikers to a friend's son who loves them so much.

AB
08/22/2020
Andrea B.
US US
Anxious to really try them!

So far so good! These feel nicely made and comfy. I have only taken them around the block so far( staying home because of covid and hot weather). Looking forward to some hiking hopefully soon!

MN
08/22/2020
Monika N.
CA CA
Brilliant shoes!

They fit perfectly, look better than your average hiking shoes (less bulky and all that jazz), and walking in them is pure joy. I always thought that hiking shoes are overrated (i’m just an amateur hiker), and i would just use my converse or whatever shoes i had at the moment. However, I have been wearing Xero sandals for a couple of years now and that gave me an idea to get the Xero hiking shoes, too. It made a huge difference. Highly recommend them.

Xero Shoes DayLite Hiker EV - Women Review
LB
08/21/2020
linda b.
US US
Love my shoes❤

I hike in Sedona AZ mostly near Bell Rock. The trails are a little rough and my feet love my Daylite Hikers!

KE
08/09/2020
Kris E.
US US
Happy body!

Having been a huge fan of barefoot for years and having worn Five Fingers for 10+ years and then finding that my favorite model could neither be repaired or replaced, I looked around and found Xero. The DayLite hikers are oh, so wonderful! Since I had been wearing Merrill hikers for a couple of years and having physical changes that were unacceptable, it took a couple of weeks of adjustment with the help of a fabulous chiropractor and acupuncturist to settle back into my true body. It became clear that all that “good” support of the Merrill’s had robbed my feet of their strength which of course had effectively robbed my entire body of alignment and ease. I am happy to say that I am feeling reconnected from head to toe and regaining strength in my legs. Looking forward to cooler weather here in northern NM and getting out for longer hikes with my dog Betty. As I am closing in on 70 years of age I am grateful to be getting back to my normally strong self. Thank you so much for your wonderful shoes!

JK
08/07/2020
Jessie K.
CA CA
Fantastic!

Super light weight but sturdy. Definitely going to save to buy other shoes by this brand.

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