Truly waterproof and breathable
WATERPROOF, BREATHABLE MEMBRANE
The Dri-Tec membrane gives you superior waterproofing and excellent vapour transmission to maximise your performance in even the wettest of environments.
Millions of microscopic pores in the Dri-Tec membrane allow water vapour to escape without allowing water droplets in, keeping feet dry and comfortable.
- Water & Dirt Protection
Stay Clean, Stay Light
Created by Hi-Tec, i-Shield is an invisible protective layer that repels water and dirt with ease.
i-Shield's inherent stain resistance protects against oil and stains, keeping your footwear cleaner for longer.
i-Shield repels water and significantly reduces water uptake, keeping your footwear light and comfortable.
Designed to deliver the perfect balance of traction, protection and durability
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.
Lightweight and breathable insoles with superior cushioning for more comfort and support
OrthoLite® provides you maximum comfort and allows you to push on in even the toughest conditions.
Crafted from open cell polyurethane OrthoLite® retains 95% of its cushioning after the first year compared to the 30% achieved by regular EVA.
Lightweight and breathable
OrthoLite® open cell foam is lightweight and breathable, permitting air to circulate under foot allowing excess heat and moisture to escape for cool comfort.
The benefits of OrthoLite® Open-cell Foam Technology: Long-term cushioning, moisture management, high-level breathability, washable, anti-microbial function and lightweight.
Customised, comfortable fit
This slow recovery foam made with 50% bio-oil content compresses to take the shape of the foot over time and creates a customised, comfortable fit. The breathability of the Impressions foam offers a unique performance benefit compared to regular memory foam and comes with built-in anti-microbial properties keeping your feet fresh and healthy.
Keep your feet both warm and dry
Thermo-Dri is a unique technology developed exclusively by Hi-Tec which integrates Thinsulate™ insulation from 3M with Hi-Tec’s Dri-Tec waterproof membrane, keeping feet both warm and dry.
Thin, warm, light
What makes Thinsulate™ insulation so important to a cold weather boot?
Three words: thin, warm, light.
Thinsulate™ insulation works by trapping air molecules between you and the outside. The more air a material traps in a given space, the greater it’s insulating value. Because the Microfibers in Thinsulate™ insulation are far finer than other fibres, they trap more air in less space, which naturally makes it a better insulator.
The unique fibres of Thinsulate™ insulation are about ten times smaller than the fibres of other synthetic insulations, which means they’re much more efficient at trapping air…and much more effective at keeping you warm.
Excellent performance outsoles
Vibram® is the world leader in high performance rubber compounds. Vibram® soles are always produced with three objectives: Traction, Comfort and Protection.
1 MILLION KM
Over 1 million km of testing on Vibram® products to ensure the highest performance.
70 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Over 70 years of knowledge and expertise producing the world’s best rubber soles.
Make products for companies in over 120 countries worldwide.
- Energy Optimising
Walk further and longer
Vibram® RollinGait System (RGS) is an innovative technology that helps the natural roll of the foot, blending form and flexibility. It has been specially developed to optimise energy output, reduce muscle fatigue and helps you walk for longer.
When the foot first hits the ground, the centre of pressure moves from the heel to the metatarsus and then the toes. The unique curved shape of the RGS sole supports the natural movement of the foot on the ground, step after step.
LESS ENERGY CONSUMPTION + LESS MUSCLE FATIGUE = MORE ENDURANCE
Lightweight technology where it matters
The next generation of V-LITE: a considered collection of lightweight, instantly comfortable footwear with technology and performance where it matters.
- Reduced weight and increased comfort through construction, components and materials
- Minimum use of rubber while retaining outsole performance
- Lightweight midsole cushioning technology
As every pound of weight on your feet is equivalent to five pounds on your back, our V-LITE technology makes a real difference to your performance. In 1976, the world’s first lightweight hiking boot, the Sierra Lite was created. It was inspired by one simple principle – instant lightweight comfort, an idea that has remained at the heart of our company for over 40 years.
- Increase In Size
Ever wish shoes would grow with your kids?
Hi-Tec’s Big-Fit system does, with its two insoles, one to cushion and one that can be removed as feet grow. When new, both insoles keep their little feet secure and cushioned. When their feet grow the volume adjustor is removed increasing the shoe by approximately half a size.
Less expense, more adventures.