The OX Belmont Low I Walking Shoes are part of Hi-Tec's Outdoor Crossover Collection which are designed to take you from the town to the trail with ease.
The Hi-Tec OX Belmont Low Walking Shoes are constructed with a leather upper combined with a tough ballistic leather protection, ensuring maximum comfort and durability while out on the trails. i-shield is used on the upper of the shoe which is an invisible protective layer that repels water and dirt with ease, keeping your shoes looking as new as ever. Don't worry if you get caught out in the rain as the Belmont Low is equipped with Dri-Tec technology which gives you superior waterproofing and excellent vapour transmission to keep your feet dry and comfortable even in the wettest environment. Designed with a gusseted tongue, it helps to keep the debris out when walking on loose terrain, reducing the risk of discomfort, meanwhile, the padded collar and tongue provides plush comfort against the heel and top of the foot. The durable nylon and rustproof hardware provides a secure fit, while the extended lacing system offers a more personalised fit and greater adjustability. Lastly, the upper features a moulded heel chassis which locks the heel in place for additional stability, protection, and durability.
The micro-fleece moisture-wicking lining provides step-in comfort, whilst at the same time, keeping your feet feeling dry and comfortable. For additional comfort, an Ortholite Impressions insole with slow recovery foam is used in the midsole to provide plush underfoot cushioning. XLR8>> is Hi-Tec's lastest midsole technology which is 10% lighter than regular EVA. It also provides 10% greater rebound and 10% better energy absorption when compared to regular EVA. Embedded in the midsole is a lightweight, durable fork shank which ensures the flexibility and stability you need on uneven ground.
The Altitude Lite utilises the Michelin technical outsole which gives you the ultimate traction, durability, flexibility, and adaptability on all types of terrain encountered in everyday life.
Hi-Tec Sports was founded in 1974, in Shoeburyness, Essex, England, by Frank Van Wezel. The company moved its headquarters to Southend-on-Sea, before relocating its head office to Amsterdam.
Hi-Tec Sports USA was started in Modesto, CA in 1978 by Duke and Kathy Jones. They developed the first lightweight hiking boot. This became the main success of Hi-Tec Sports USA. They also developed and named the "Magnum" boot. Duke and Kathy Jones sold their percentage of Hi-Tec Sports USA back to Frank Van Wezel in 1990.
In 1988, the company was floated on the London Stock Exchange. Frank van Wezel bought the company back in 2000. It remains privately held. In 2013, Hi-Tec founder and chairman Frank van Wezel, was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration by Anglia Ruskin University.<Manufacturer product code - HITO006434051