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Friday, 26 March 2010

Review: Hi-tec walking boot

The nice people at Hi-tec have sent me a pair of walking boots to test-drive on the hills around Aviemore this weekend. It's the first time for more than 20 years that I have owned a pair of leather boots. But with so much wet weather around I'm thinking that leather will be a huge asset.

The technical name for boots is: V-Lit Altitude Ultra Luxe WPI in a size 8. They look lovely and the feel very light.

According to the website features include:
  • Waterproof nubuck leather upper
  • Ion-mask waterproof technology
  • Fully gusseted leather tongue
  • Soft-padded leather collar
  • Moisture-wicking lining
  • Rustproof hardware
  • Stabila-Flex contoured bi-fit board for support without the weight
  • Lightweight compression-molded EVA midsole
  • Exclusive Vibram® outsole
  • Comfort-Tec contoured sockliner

The test will come when tramping through the bogs and on rough trails over the next couple of I'll blog my report on these Hi-tec boots after this weekend.

Little Miss Outdoors has also been sent a pair of Junior Renegrade Trail walking boots. We'll be testing these on a hill near Glasgow sometime over the Easter hols.

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