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Hi-Tec Sports New Spring ’15 Hiking Boot Line

Portland, OR (June 16, 2014) – Hi-Tec Sports introduces their new Spring ’15 hiking line. Created to meet the desires of consumers who enjoy the great outdoors, the new hiking line encompasses qualities and technologies designed for the everyday hiker, focusing on design, accessibility and performance.

With four decades of hiking and design experience, Hi-Tec knows performance and how to build lightweight hiking boots with all the essentials for a day of fun. With a variety of options in the Hiking line, each style has a different feature set, providing a style for everyone, from day hiking to bagging 14er’s.

Altitude Lite i WP (Men’s, Women’s, Kids)
The distinctive look of the Altitude Lite combines waterproof suede and nylon mesh in a durable, breathable and comfortable upper. Suitable for the toughest day hike, the Dri-Tec waterproof, breathable membrane keeps feet dry from inside and outside the boot, while a nylon shank provides support for uneven terrain.  i-shield technology repels dirt and water and an OrthoLite® sockliner delivers superior cushioning. A Ghille lacing system snugs down securely for uphill and downhill foot hold. Fashionable color pops and outdoor styling in two colorways for each men and women, and three colors for kids. 

Features:

·      Waterproof suede and mesh upper provides durability, breathability and comfort

·      Dri-Tec waterproof, breathable membrane keeps feet dry

·      i-shield repels water and dirt, and is resistant to stains

·      Ghillie lacing system creates a snug, secure fit

·      Gusseted tongue keeps debris out

·      OrthoLite® sockliner delivers superior cushioning and has anti-odor and anti-microbial properties

·      Compression molded EVA midsole absorbs impact reducing strain on the body

·      Lightweight nylon fork shank provides flexible support as you navigate a variety of terrain

·      Multi-Directional Traction, a rugged rubber outsole improves grip and provides durability

·      MSRP: $90(men’s/women’s), $85(kids)

·      Sizes:

o   Men’s: 7-12, 13, 14

o   Women’s: 5-10, 11

o   Kids: 10-13, 1-7

·      Weight:

o   Men’s: 16.9oz

o   Women’s: 15.8oz

o   Kids: 10.9oz

Borah Peak i WP (Men’s)
The Borah Peak is a US-designed boot, built specifically for the American end user. Made with waterproof suede and abrasion resistant upper for the most challenging environments, the Dri-Tec waterproof and breathable membrane keep feet dry while the nylon fork shank provides stability without adding weight. An OrthoLite® sockliner delivers superior cushioning on top of a super rugged MDT rubber outsole, improving grip and durability. Available in three colors.

Features:

·      Waterproof suede and abrasion resistant upper for challenging environments

·      Dri-Tec waterproof, breathable membrane keeps feet dry

·      i-shield repels water and dirt, and is resistant to stains

·      Gusseted tongue keeps debris out

·      OrthoLite® sockliner delivers superior cushioning and has anti-odor and anti-microbial properties

·      Compression molded EVA midsole absorbs impact reducing strain on the body

·      Lightweight nylon fork shank provides flexible support as you navigate a variety of terrain

·      Multi-Directional Traction, a rugged rubber outsole improves grip and provides durability

·      MSRP: $85.00

·      Sizes: 7-12, 13, 14

·      Weight: 20.4oz

Skamania Mid WP (Men’s and Women’s)
Designed for the hiker progressing to the next level, the Skamania combines all the best features with the best price to make every day an opportunity to go for a hike. Above the ankle silhouette for full protection, made of waterproof suede leather and mesh, perfect for any 20-mile day, regardless of location or terrain. A soft padded collar and EVA midsole provide additional comfort. Dri-Tec waterproof membrane keeps feet dry and a sturdy steel shank provides trusted support and stability in each step. Men’s sizes available in wide.

Features:

·      Waterproof suede leather and mesh upper provides durability, breathability and comfort

·      Dri-Tec waterproof, breathable membrane keeps feet dry

·      Soft padded collar slips you into a comfortable fit for all day wear

·      Ghillie and rustproof hardware lacing system creates a snug, secure fit

·      Removable molded EVA footbed delivers underfoot cushioning

·      Compression molded EVA midsole absorbs impact reducing strain on the body

·      Steel shank provides trusted support and stability to every step

·      Multi-Directional Traction, a rugged rubber outsole improves grip and provides durability

·      MSRP: $75.00

·      Sizes: 5-10, 11

·      Weight: 15oz

Moreno (Men’s)
For the warmer climate consumer, the Moreno is a non-waterproof, but amazingly breathable hiker. Made with a synthetic and abrasion-resistant mesh upper, this mid-cut boot hits just above the anklebone and is designed to keep everything but water out and help make any summer hike more enjoyable.

Features:

·      Synthetic leather upper for support and durability

·      Abrasion-resistant mesh adds protection and breathability

·      Ghillie lacing system creates a snug, secure fit

·      Gusseted tongue keeps debris out

·      Removable molded EVA footbed delivers underfoot cushioning

·      Compression molded EVA midsole absorbs impact reducing strain on the body

·      Lightweight nylon fork shank provides flexible support as you navigate a variety of terrain

·      Multi-Directional Traction, a rugged rubber outsole improves grip and provides durability

·      MSRP: $70.00

·      Sizes: 7-12, 13, 14

·      Weight: 17.9oz

Links:
Hi-Tec website: us.hi-tec.com/
Hi-Tec on Facebook: facebook.com/HiTecUSA
Hi-Tec on Twitter: twitter.com/HiTecUSA

About Hi-Tec Sports
Founded in 1974 by company Chairman Frank van Wezel, and with annual sales exceeding $250 million, Hi-Tec created the lightweight-hiking category with the introduction of the Sierra Sneaker and Sierra Lite hiking boot. Today, Hi-Tec is committed to making rugged, durable products for work, trails and life, authentically inspired by the real outdoor experience. Hi-Tec Sports USA is a subsidiary of Hi-Tec Sports, BV, Amsterdam. For more information, visit www.hi-tec.com/us and follow us on facebook.com/hitecusa and twitter/hitecusa.

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