Hi Tec's Ascent Hiking Shoe
Hi Tec's Great Line of Hiking and Adventure Shoes

Hi-Tec is all about having fun and enjoying life. The sports footwear company realizes adventure takes on a different form for each person. Whether it's taking a short day hike close to home, backpacking in the wilderness, mountain bike riding, kayaking, boating or running to Starbucks for that third daily cup of java, Hi-Tec has a shoe for you! Hi Tec has a backpacking, hiking, winter, adventure sport and kids collection - something for the whole family. The lightweight footwear line, V-Lite, is available in most categories because Hi-Tec believes "no shoe should weigh you down."

The V-Lite Vertical build system combines: lightweight leathers and synthetic uppers, Comfort-Tec Insole technology that includes moisture wicking, antibacterial and anti-shock properties, Stabila-Flex Plus without a footbed that has heavy steel shanks, a compression-molded EVA cushioning midsole and a lightweight high traction outsole.

Other waterproof shoe fabrics try to deal with perspiration by diffusing it through a solid barrier, usually polyurethane, which holds damp clammy moisture inside the shoe. Hi-Tec's eVENT Fabric on the other hand, contains millions of microscopic vents to allow moisture to fully release from the shoe while keeping water from the environment out. Sympatex is the world's lightest and most flexible waterproof membrane around. It's 100% waterproof and windproof and is designed to resist clogging by dirts and oils to keep it outperforming high expectations without fail. Hi-Tec footwear employs a multi-layer moisture management system featuring Faytex Corp's exclusive Dri-Lex hydrophobic/hydrophillic linings. Dri-Lex pulls moisture away from the foot and rapidly vaporizes it, keeping you cool, dry and comfortable even in the most harsh conditions. It's used in a wide range of sports apparel from lacrosse and baseball to cycling and sailing.

Hi-Tec's "Ascent" hiking boots men's full and half sizes 7-12, 13, 14 in dark chocolate/black/auburn weigh in at 23.6 oz while the women's Ascent sizes 5-10, 11 weigh in at 18.5 oz and come in sable/artisan gold. Both boots have waterproof nubuc leather uppers, an eVENT membrane, soft padded leather collar, Dri-Lex lining, rustproof brass hardware, Comfort-Tec Max removable sockliner as well as Vibram outsole and EVA midsole. The Ascent is smart-looking, very comfortable for medium to heavy backpack hiking and weathers all outdoor conditions. Hi-Tec's men's Vector adventure sport shoe is really cool-looking, weighing in at 13.1 oz. sizes 7-12, 13, 14 in flint grey/star sapphire and the women's version, Quantum, weighing in at 10.2 oz in moon mist/rainy day/black with full and half sizes 5-10, 11. Both Vector and Quantum have lightweight PU nubuc uppers with breathable mesh, protective toe overlays, distinctive webbing overlay, perforated tongue foam for enhanced breathability, Strobel construction for greater flexibility, lightweight compression EVA midsole, Vibram outsole and removable sockliner.

Hi-Tec's Multiterra Low adventure shoe comes in both men's and women's sizes, aluminum/barn red/black for men and grey/star sapphire for women. The Multiterra Low has nubuc leather uppers and an innovative form fitting molded eyelet system in addition to Strobel construction, lightweight compression molded EVA midsole, removable sock liner and a durable carbon rubber outsole. Buloo men and women's sandals are the most comfortable sandals ever created. The sandals come in whole sizes only (7-13 for men; 5-11 for women) and mens' colors include believers blue/black and convincing grey/black/goldenrod while women's come in blue moon and surely red. Buloo sandals have nubuc leather uppers, a soft jersey lining, elasticated cord with locking toggle, have soft microfiber forefoot and heel pads, lightweight compression molded EVA midsole and durable carbon rubber outsole. They're great for the beach, walking, boating and other summer outdoor sports activities.

Established in 1978, Modesto, CA-based Hi-Tec Sports USA, Inc. pioneered the original lightweight hiking boot - the Sierra Lite. Today, Hi-Tec Sports USA continues to design and develop authentic outdoor footwear to meet the needs of the ever-evolving outdoor consumer, while Magnum USA, a division of Hi-Tec Sports USA, leads the uniform and work footwear markets. Hi-Tec Sports USA launched distribution of golf footwear in 2003. The privately owned parent company, Hi-Tec Sports, based in the United Kingdom, leads the market in golf, court and outdoor footwear categories. Hi-Tec Sports distributes in over 70 countries, forming a global footwear enterprise and selling over 10 million pairs of footwear annually.

For more information and to find a retailer near you, visit: www.hi tec.com or write Hi-Tec, 4801 Stoddard Road, Modesto, CA 95356 or call 800-521-1698 x321.

Hi Tec's Vector Hiking Shoe
Hi Tec's Multi Terra Low Hiking Shoe
Hi Tec's Buloo Sandal