Xero Shoes Men’s DayLite Hiker Fusion Boot – Lightweight Hiking or Everyday Boot – Review

Xero Shoes Men’s DayLite Hiker Fusion Boot – Lightweight Hiking or Everyday Boot – Product characteristics

  • Made in the USA or Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • LIGHTWEIGHT, COMFORTABLE, DURABLE – We’ve tucked our Huarache-inspired tension straps under a sleek new welded upper so you can achieve a snug fit with even more splash and abrasion-resistance. A men’s 9 is 12.4 oz each, ideal for everyday use
  • XERO DROP SOLE FOR PERFECT POSTURE – The Xero Drop sole offers a non-elevated heel and is low-to-the-ground for balance and agility. The flexible sole gives you the right protection so you can bend and move in total comfort
  • FLEX YOUR FEET, FEEL THE FLOOR – Our patented 5.5mm FeelTrue sole and 3.5mm lugged dual chevron tread offers superior ground feedback that your feet love. Enjoy a wider, foot-shaped toe box that lets your toes spread and relax
  • FRESH, UPDATED LOOK – Available in black and a subtle, earthy brown, the new Daylite Hiker is a hiking boot that is stylish enough to pair with just about any casual or work attire, so you can wear it both on and off the trail
  • GET THE RIGHT FIT with FREE Domestic Exchanges – This shoe runs “true to size.” If for any reason that’s not the case for you, contact us for a free domestic exchange of your ‘like-new’ shoe
Xero Shoes Men's DayLite Hiker Fusion Boot - Lightweight Hiking or Everyday Boot, Black, 10*
  • LIGHTWEIGHT, COMFORTABLE, DURABLE - We’ve tucked our Huarache-inspired tension straps under a sleek new welded upper so you can achieve a snug fit with even more splash and abrasion-resistance. A...
  • XERO DROP SOLE FOR PERFECT POSTURE - The Xero Drop sole offers a non-elevated heel and is low-to-the-ground for balance and agility. The flexible sole gives you the right protection so you can bend...
  • FLEX YOUR FEET, FEEL THE FLOOR - Our patented 5.5mm FeelTrue sole and 3.5mm lugged dual chevron tread offers superior ground feedback that your feet love. Enjoy a wider, foot-shaped toe box that lets...

Xero Shoes Men’s DayLite Hiker Fusion Boot – Lightweight Hiking or Everyday Boot – Reviews

Sole split from the upper while kneeling 10 mins after putting the shoes on

Pop! What a disgraceful failure. I will request a replacement. No my foot isn’t wide, yes the moment I kneeled down on the balls of my feet the sole just popped off. What the heck?

Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2021

Not durable, broke 2 pairs in two months.

Not durable, broke 2 pairs in two months. Broke the lace buckles on week two of first pair. Soles are delaminated on the replacement pair after only size weeks of use.

Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2021

Good Fit But Not My Style

Size: I bought two different sizes–one that I regularly order and another that sized up. My regular size worked just fine.Style: I own three different HFS styles (so cool), but the Daylite Hikers I had to return. They reminded me of shoes I wore in the 90s as a kid. I felt like I was back in elementary school. At best, these have a skater style. I’m not a skater, though.Overall Fit: I will say these were stiffer then HFS and, thicker, of course, all around, as a boot should be (a bit thicker then Prio). Base of shoe was also more sturdy and thicker. I’m sure this is to protect against the cold ground. These fit above my ankle; they are a mid-height shoe (perhaps what might be considered crew sock height). Comfortable.Weather Handling: Didn’t test outside, so I can’t attest to how they actually held up to the weather. I’m hoping Xero will develop a cool looking boot that can handle the PNW weather. I wasn’t so certain about the Daylite Hikers and have yet to encounter shoe reviews mentioning this.

Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2022

great minimalist shoe, minor issues

This shoe worked for me since I was looking for a minimal shoe, not barefoot, for hiking. I’ve been running with similar type shoes for about 12 years now, so I can’t go back to big bulky support anymore. I understand the latter may be preferred for backpacking, etc., but I was just doing some day hiking in Sedona. The feel was great, worked my foot the way I wanted, and felt it in my calves as expected. After one day there as a little ‘blip’ in the toe as shown in the attached photo, so I was concerned. After three more days with only a couple good hikes a day the end of the trip ended with the bottom photo. So it did not grow and hope some adhesive will bring it down. Have not decided if I’ll ask for a replacement.

Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2022

Great shoes

These shoes are wonderful, though not for everyone. If you have to have a lot of padding, you won’t like them.They are the most comfortable shoes. I feel connected to the ground and the wide toe box is wonderful

Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2021

small

If you order these shoes order 1 size bigger than usual. I wear most of the tine 11us and i did order 11.5us and the shoes were too small. I order them to Mexico and after a refund, they didn’t refund me the tax and shipping which is around 37 usd.

Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2021

Fantastic

I didn’t keep them, but changed them for the Denver boot. That said I did like these boots they are very light and comfortable and very well made, but I ordered them by accident. If I was looking for a hiking boot I would have kept them, which I almost did. I really love the Denver boot also by Xero.

Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2021

Light and right

Great for hikes on reasonably good paths without too much climbing over rocks or other major obstacles, as your feet “feel” the ground, as is the Xero minimalist philosophy. I wish they came in extra wide widths, but I find ordering up a full size, rather than just a half size for most shoes that rune small, works well with Xero.

Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2021
Xero Shoes Men's DayLite Hiker Fusion Boot - Lightweight Hiking or Everyday Boot, Black, 10*
  • LIGHTWEIGHT, COMFORTABLE, DURABLE - We’ve tucked our Huarache-inspired tension straps under a sleek new welded upper so you can achieve a snug fit with even more splash and abrasion-resistance. A...
  • XERO DROP SOLE FOR PERFECT POSTURE - The Xero Drop sole offers a non-elevated heel and is low-to-the-ground for balance and agility. The flexible sole gives you the right protection so you can bend...
  • FLEX YOUR FEET, FEEL THE FLOOR - Our patented 5.5mm FeelTrue sole and 3.5mm lugged dual chevron tread offers superior ground feedback that your feet love. Enjoy a wider, foot-shaped toe box that lets...
Xero Shoes Men's DayLite Hiker Fusion Boot - Lightweight Hiking or Everyday Boot, Black, 10*
  • LIGHTWEIGHT, COMFORTABLE, DURABLE - We’ve tucked our Huarache-inspired tension straps under a sleek new welded upper so you can achieve a snug fit with even more splash and abrasion-resistance. A...
  • XERO DROP SOLE FOR PERFECT POSTURE - The Xero Drop sole offers a non-elevated heel and is low-to-the-ground for balance and agility. The flexible sole gives you the right protection so you can bend...
  • FLEX YOUR FEET, FEEL THE FLOOR - Our patented 5.5mm FeelTrue sole and 3.5mm lugged dual chevron tread offers superior ground feedback that your feet love. Enjoy a wider, foot-shaped toe box that lets...

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