Daylite Hiker Women's SIZE GUIDE
It’s easy to find the right Xero Shoe size for you. The Daylite Hiker fits a little small, so...
Buy the Daylite Hiker a full size larger than your usual US 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

The Daylite Hiker runs small. We recommend choosing 1 full 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
  • 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
It’s easy to find the right Xero Shoe size for you. The Daylite Hiker fits a little small, so…
Buy the Daylite Hiker a full size larger than your usual US 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 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.

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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.

Customer Reviews

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LP
06/04/2019
Leah P.
US

Daylite hiker review

Love my hikers! Super support as well as comfort. After a 6 mile hike my feet felt awesome, in the past my feet would be in agony after a full day in the mountains with other minimalist shoes. The only thing that I’ve noted is that the shoes squeaked lots when I was breaking them in-the sound isn’t as pronounced now but I like quiet shoes!

MD
05/23/2019
Marguerite D.
US

Love the new tread

I bought the earlier version of these but ended up returning them as I did not feel the tread was grippy enough for trails. These now have more tread and I am happy to add them to my existing collection of Xero shoes (pair #4)

RC
05/23/2019
Rachelle C.
US

Perfect timing!

My DayLite HIker EV's arrived just in time for a trip to the White Mountains of NewHampshire! I bought a pair of DayLite's last year but had to have the new incarnation of these great boots! I never worry about slipping on wet granite or smooth rock surfaces. I can't wait to give the new version, with extra grip on the sole and a little more ankle support, a good workout! So psyched to add another pair of Xero's to my fleet!

AP
05/14/2019
Anna P.
US

Amazingly comfortable

I love these boots! I wear them to work where I’m on my feet all day and they’re perfect. I’ll be trying them out on the trails soon. I highly recommend these!

MD
04/29/2019
Marguerite D.
US

Lightweight and comfy

I haven’t yet had the chance to hike in these, only walk but I am looking forward to their light weight on the trails. This is my 4th pair of Xero shoes/sandals.

KG
04/28/2019
Karen G.
US

First pair of minimalist shoes

I bought the Daylight hikers in a woman's 8.5. This is my first pair of minimalist shoes. I was a bit hesitant buying these shoes because I don't like walking barefoot but I really liked the style,the colors were awesome, and I really liked the videos I saw about the shoes . I normally wear a 7.5 but I'm glad I listened to the website and went with 8.5. The shoes fit me perfect. I've been wearing them for a few days and I really like how they feel. It did take a day and some change to get used to them but overall they're great. The only thing with these shoes is that you have to have the right pair of socks. Since these shoes are high top if you wear socks that aren't as high the shoe will rub your skin. Other than that, they're great. I can't wait to go on hikes.

CN
04/27/2019
Carole N.
US

Great Shoes

My DayLite Hiker shoes are great, I also love the mesquite color. My toes have lots of room, and don't get sore wearing these shoes, and they are so light. I look forward to many walks in these shoes, thank you!

CE
04/09/2019
Carol E.
US

Not for me

I really wanted to love these but my high arches said differently.....Also, I always wear a size 7 in shoes - I ordered 7.5 because of reviews but could have easily gone up another whole size. Love the color and design.

05/08/2019
Xero Shoes

Hi Carol, Thank you for your review. All of our shoes and sandals are designed to allow the foot to move, bend and flex naturally. This means that there is no arch support, minimal if any cushioning and wider than average forefoot to allow for toe splay. You may find more information at the sites below: https://xeroshoes.com/flat-feet-high-arches-and-running-barefoot/ https://xeroshoes.com/foot-health/harvards-guide-healthy-feet/ If you decide that you would like to send your shoes back for an exchange/return, then you can find our full instructions here: xeroshoes.com/return-policy Hopefully that helps!

SF
04/04/2019
Sara F.
US

More than expected!

I've been having issues with my one Achilles tendon. I bought these shoes hoping they would help. Thus far, as long as I'm wearing these when I walk, I have no pain in my Achilles tendon. From day one I noticed the difference. Couldn't be happier!!! Thank you!!!

JV
04/04/2019
Jackie V.
NZ

Daylite. Hiker

Love the shoes, immediately felt comfortable. Right fit, went 1/2 bigger so I can wear hiking socks. Highly recommend. Use them for hiking in New Zealand.

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