Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hi-Tec Boot Review

According to their website:  Hi-Tec almost singularly focuses on developing attractive, comfortable, lightweight high-quality shoes at a fair "true value" price. They apply high technology build processes and leverage innovative materials to ensure the ultimate in comfort, whether your needs are performance-oriented, or more leisure wear centric.

Hi-Tec sent our whole family (except the baby, who's not quite walking yet:)) hiking or snow boots.  

My pair was a snow boot - the Park ParkCity Sport 200 in black / clover.  
This boot features:
  1. Waterproof synthetic nubuck and mesh upper
  2. Thermo-Dri® waterproof/insulated construction
  3. 200g Thinsulate™ insulation
  4. Slip-on design with hook-and-loop system
  5. Faux fur lining for warmth and comfort
  6. Waterproof bootie construction
  7. Women’s-specific last for fit and comfort
  8. Comfort-Tec sockliner
  9. Board lasted with steel shank for added rigidity and support
  10. Winter Traction, rubber outsole design
Testing Conditions
The boots were worn for running errands, playing outside, and shoveling the driveway during Chicago’s Snowmageddon (until our wonderful neighbor came with his snowblower).  I also tested them during hikes with the family during several outings to forest preserves.  

Overall Impressions
The boots are lightweight, comfy and fit true-to-size.
As stated I wore them during the winter in various conditions for a lengthy amount of time.  My feet stayed warm and dry.  Made for hiking, they had great traction on ice, packed snow and gravel trails.
Final Thoughts
These are well-made, light weight comfortable hiking boots, but are more appropriate for use as snow boots.  They performed well running errands and on the trail and kept my feet warm.  
Only change I would suggest, is to make the velcro around the ankle tighter, for an even better fit.

For hiking maybe the Sofala Mid WP in Old Moss/Sand/Blush would be a good hiking boot to try:).

Look for Hi-Tec reviews by Kovas at Midwest Multisport Life and the kids at Kids Try Gear.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of Hi-Tec.  I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give it a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company's website.

Would you like your product reviewed? Contact me at womensendurancegear@gmail.com. 


  1. I can see why they might work better in the snow. My husband used to LIVE in Hi Techs, so this totally jogged my memory about them.

  2. I remember having a pair of Hi Techs a long time ago that I liked. good review, thanks. I love the photo of everyone with their boots on.

  3. I would like to ask you to do some product reviews on outdoor trail running. Please shoot me an email if your interested.Content@outdoorhub.com


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