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

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

Note: We resized the Daylite Hiker EV, if before September 19th this style fit you in a size 9.5, then a size 9 should fit you now.
 
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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

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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SM
03/23/2020
Sarah M.
US US
Awesome boots

Hiked all around Ft Davis last week & my feet felt great! I love them.

CL
03/18/2020
Christine L.
US US
not good for my foot

I wanted this shoe because it was cute and stylish. I want to do some hiking in the Smokies. the style didn't work for my foot. the style of the Prio works but not this. The lower straps go right over my bunion. They are lower or closer to the toes. The lower strap on the Prio is higher up and does not cause this problem.

TB
03/03/2020
Tara B.
US US
LOVE these boots!

They are super comfortable and have great grip. I was so excited that these came in right in time before our vacation to Colorado! I love that you can tighten them easily as well. So glad these were the boots I decided on!

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RS
02/08/2020
Rabecca S.
US US
So glad I bought these!

I bought these shoes for a trip to Israel. And I'm so glad that I did! They have been very comfortable and my feet don't get tired or feel sore as by the end of the day. Today we were at Tel Megiddo and we got caught in a torrential rain and wind storm. A lot of people's feet got wet because their shoes were wet but mine didn't. My feet are nice and dry and I'm so thankful! Great job on these shoes. I love them!

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AM
02/01/2020
Annie M.
US US
Love but....

I tried the 9 1/2 too big and I tried the 9 too small but still way too wide for my foot. I'm going to wait and try again with the Terraflex perhaps. Comfort was spectacular though, so I don't want to give up.

AS
01/27/2020
Andrea S.
US US
Fabulous shoes!

I bought two pairs of the daylight hikers, and I can already feel the difference! I have plantar fasciitis, and these shoes make it possible to stand all day at work without pain! Plus they are stylish and very comfortable.

JE
01/23/2020
Jennifer E.
US US
Pretty darn fabulous!

I love my DayLite EVs! I didn’t know what to expect with the “barefoot” style but I love how my shoes grip rocks and in the process of wearing these, I’m strengthening my ankles — score! Finding the right size is a little tricky... still not sure if I landed the right size, but figured I could work them in by wearing them out and about. They really are comfortable and I’m happy with my purchase. 🙂

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RS
01/13/2020
Rachel S.
US US
OK for winter business casual

I bought these for work - so I am trying to avoided dirt/snow/water/etc. The cloth exterior grabs dust and hair, and holds grass seeds and the like, so I've been very precious with them. That said - I can get away with wearing them every day for work at a business casual office and can walk to work in very snowy conditions. Either holds sweat a bit, or extra absorbs snow, and can get clammy. Maybe after they get too dirty for the office, I'll take them hiking.

AG
01/07/2020
Alison G.
US US
Winter Walking in Rhode Island

I live in Rhode Island where we have cold, wet and snowy winters. I was aware that these DayLite Hikers aren't waterproof, but I decided to buy them over the fully waterproof Xcursion because they are supposed to be more flexible and lighter. I would have liked to try on both styles at the same time but regardless, I am happy with my decision. I don't intend to spend much time in wet snow in these boots but just to be ready for a little wetness I covering them with a waterproofing wax. Now they are kind of greasy and aren't so pretty to look at but I'm more interested in practicality. I haven't yet tried them out in wet weather so I don't know if it will make much difference. It is hard for me to call them 'boots' because they feel more like regular sneakers with a high, very padded ankle collar. They are flexible, light and roomy. Walking in them is a pleasure. The odd thing about these boots is the perculiar snapping sound that the fabric makes as it straightens out after being flexed. It pops back with a noise similar to the sound of a flipflop flapping on a heel. I'm usually the quietest walker in my family - no footfall noises from my Xero shoe DIY huaraches or my Hana shoes - so this snapping business is a little annoying. I've been wearing the boots on a regular basis for about a month now doing nothing more strenuous than walking with my dog in the woods. They are already showing considerable wear on both boots in the very small area where my foot bends. There is a criss-cross of blue strapping and the fabric around and between those laces is fraying (around the end of my big toe metatarsal bone). I don't know if this is unique to my stride but I have no memory of any of my other shoes ever having wear and tear at this location. If Xero Shoes ever does a redesign of these boots they may want to have the area around the blue strapping in the forefoot have some of the vinyl-like black material there. The boots fulfill nearly all of my wants and needs: vegan materials, light weight, flexible, no arch or heel. They aren't waterproof and may not be warm enough on a seriously cold day. I don't know if I would call them "barefoot boots" because you really feel like you're wearing shoes. But they are comfortable, I can wear them all day. I like how they look. When I wear them on a long walk up in the White Mountains I'll report back here with an update!

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01/03/2020
Bryan D.
US US
Great Boot - Disappointing Service

My wife absolutely loves the boot. Only reason for not 45 stars is that the customer service was very slow to respond to questions and it took way to long after order to receive.

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