Xero DayLite Hiker EV Cinnamon Red
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A Minimalist Hiking Boot for Active Outdoor Adventures
The Xero DayLite Hiker EV is a foot-shaped minimalist hiking boot that allows your foot to bend, flex, and move naturally. The DayLite Hiker is perfect for day hikes, multi-day treks, or even for casual wear around town. With its wide, anatomically appropriate toe box, zero drop platform, and flexible sole, this boot offers you a barefoot feel and the opportunity to build strong, resilient feet that easily stand up to the challenges of the trail. Collapsible and packable, the Xero DayLite Hiker will quickly become one of your favorite trail companions.
Comfortable, Attractive, High-Quality Construction
This comfortable, attractive, and well-constructed vegan hiking boot possesses a ballistic mesh upper and Tough Tech toe bumper, both of which help protect your feet from trail features, yet its thin and flexible 6 mm FeelTrue sole gives you all the ground feel you need to be light and agile. The sole of the DayLite Hiker incorporates a dual-direction chevron tread pattern, which affords great grip on a variety of surfaces. This boot also includes huarache-inspired heel straps and adjustable instep straps so that you can find the perfect tension.
Works Great with Correct Toes & Other Footgear
The Xero DayLite Hiker easily handles all terrain, from the rocks, roots, and earth of the trail to the pavement and concrete of urban jungles. This lightweight, barely-there hiking boot also works great in combination with other helpful footgear, including Correct Toes, Injinji toe socks, Pedag metatarsal pads or Strutz foot pads, and Naboso insoles. Each Xero DayLite Hiker EV boot weighs about 11 oz.
Note: If you are new to using Xero footwear, we recommend that you start in slowly, gradually building up your wear-time and giving your body the chance to adapt to the thinner soles and the increased workload on your feet.
- Zero drop sole
- 100 percent vegan
- Adjustable heel strap
- Adjustable instep strap
- NFG Certified Product
- Huarache-inspired design
- Weight (per boot): ~11 oz.
- 6 mm FeelTrue rubber outsole
- Incorporates (optional) 2 mm insole
- Dual-direction chevron tread pattern
- Travel-Friendly: Collapsible and packable
- Wide toe box allows for optimal toe splay
- Enhances ground feel and proprioception
- Helps improve posture, balance, and agility
- Helps stabilize foot and ankle during activity
- Great for day hikes as well as multi-day treks
- Ballistic mesh upper + Tough Tech toe bumper
- Allows your foot to naturally bend and articulate
- Works great in combination with Naboso insoles
- Works great with Correct Toes and Injinji toe socks
- Works great with Pedag met pads or Strutz foot pads
To get the most out of your Xero DayLite Hikers, please consider the following general sizing suggestion:
The Xero DayLite Hiker runs about one full size small. Consider ordering a full size larger than you normally would. For example, if you normally wear a men's US size 10 shoe, consider ordering a men's US size 11 in the Xero DayLite Hiker instead.
If you normally buy footwear in EU or UK sizes, check out this helpful conversion chart:
US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes 9 428.5 9.5 42-439 10 439.5 10.5 43-4410 11 4410.5 11.5 44-4511 124511.5 134612.5 144713.5
Note: If you are between sizes, please consider going up to the next available size.
Note: To create additional roominess within the boot, consider removing the included (optional) liner/insole; this action does not, in any way, affect the performance of the boot.
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