These entry-level light hiking boots offer a waterproof and breathable membrane which will keep your feet dry at all times, even when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
The upper of the Hi-Tec Storm Light Hiking Boots is constructed with suede and mesh. The suede parts of the upper provide durability and comfort, while the mesh ensures enhanced airflow, keeping your feet feeling cool and dry. Equipped with Dri-Tec technology which offers superior waterproofing and excellent vapour transmission to keep your feet dry and comfortable even in the wettest environments. Designed with a versatile lacing system which provides extra hooks around the top of the shoe to get a more secure fit.
Located in the midsole is compression moulded EVA which helps to absorb impact and reduces strain on the body. For additional comfort, a removeable compression moulded moisture wicking EVA contoured insole delivers all-day underfoot cushioning.
Equipped with a multi-directional traction (MDT) rubber outsole which delivers the perfect balance of traction, protection and durability. The chamfered lugs allow dirt to be released quickly, improving traction on wet and other types of terrain. Forward lugs are angled to encourage propulsion whilst rear lugs are angled to encourage breaking. Lugs are opened up in flex points to allow better flex and reduce foot fatigue.
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 - HITO005365053