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Hi-Tec Debuts Altitude Lite Hiking Boots, Walking Line

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For next spring, footwear company Hi-Tec will be releasing a new style of hiking boots for men, women, and children and will also be expanding the brand to incorporate a new line of everyday walking shoes for men. I caught up with Sarah Niklas from Terra Public Relations and Hi-Tec Marketing Manager Ian Little at last week’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market to learn more about the new shoes.

Walking Collection

“They’re know as a hiking boot brand, but this year the big push is their new walking line,” Niklas said. “They’re really good looking shoes.”

Most outdoor enthusiasts understand the importance of wearing high-quality shoes that pertain to the specific sport they’re doing, whether it be running, mountain biking, or hiking. Unfortunately, most people don’t put as much thought into the shoes they wear on a daily basis, opting for style over comfort. Hi-Tec is hoping to provide the perfect everyday shoe that doesn’t skimp on performance or comfort with its new walking collection.

The walking shoes feature the RollinGait System, which was created through a partnership between Hi-Tec and Vibram. This system works with the natural roll of the foot in order to provide a comfortable stride, even when going downhill.

The V-LITE Walk-Lite Witton is one option made of leather and a suede upper and is available in three different colors.

Features:

  • V-LITE design and build technology presents a perfect balance of lightweight performance without sacrificing durability
  • Leather and suede upper for durability and comfort
  • Mesh inserts and tongue for breathability
  • Adjustable lacing system delivers a personalized fit
  • Compression molded EVA midsole absorbs impact reducing strain on the body
  • Vibram® RollinGait System supports the natural roll of the foot, reducing overall fatigue
  • Vibram® rubber outsole provides durability and outstanding traction
  • MSRP: $100.00
  • Sizes: 7-12, 13, 14
  • Weight: 11.1oz
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V-LITE Walk-Lite Witton

The V-LITE Walk-Lite Wallen is a sportier look that features a nubuck and suede upper and mesh inserts.

Features:

  • V-LITE design and build technology presents a perfect balance of lightweight performance without sacrificing durability
  • Nubuck and suede upper for durability and comfort
  • Mesh inserts and tongue for breathability
  • Adjustable lacing system delivers a personalized fit
  • Compression molded EVA midsole absorbs impact reducing strain on the body
  • Vibram® RollinGait System supports the natural roll of the foot, reducing overall fatigue
  • Vibram® rubber outsole provides durability and outstanding traction
  • MSRP: $90.00
  • Sizes: 7-12, 13, 14
  • Weight: 9.9oz

The V-LITE Rio Quest i is a multifunctional shoe that is described as something that can go from the boat dock to city streets. It is available in brown or a two-tone olive/stone combination.

Features:

  • V-LITE design and build technology presents a perfect balance of lightweight performance without sacrificing durability
  • Highly breathable performance synthetic mesh uppers for extreme comfort
  • Versatile lacing system provides a secure fit
  • Moisture wicking shoe lining takes moisture away from the foot
  • i-shield repels water and dirt, and is resistant to stains
  • Stroballed EVA layer between the footbed and midsole creates additional underfoot cushioning
  • Lightweight nylon ‘fork shank’ provides flexible support as you navigate a variety of terrain
  • Lightweight V-LITE impact absorbing EVA midsole for cushioning and comfort
  • Vibram® rubber outsole provides durability and outstanding traction
  • MSRP: $80.00
  • Sizes: 7-12, 13, 14
  • Weight: 8.1oz

Hiking Collection 

New for next spring is the collection of Altitude Lite hiking boots for men, women, and children. With a focus on lightweight, breathable materials, these boots are ideal for use during anything from a day hike to a longer backpacking trip.

“The Altitude Lite i WP features i-shield technology, which repels water and dirt, and is resistant to stains,” the product description reads. “The Dri-Tec waterproof membrane keeps feet dry while the rugged Multi-Directional Traction rubber outsole improves grip and provides durability.”

The shoes are made of waterproof suede and a nylon mesh upper. There are two color options for men, two for women, and three for children, all of which will be available in spring 2015.

To learn more, check out the Hi-Tec website and follow the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

Images courtesy of Hi-Tec/Terra Public Relations

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