Written on: 20/04/2013
I have had a pai r of Hi Tech lite walking boots for 3 years now, and right from the start the soles were slippery on wet rocks or concrete/asphalt etc. Thought they might improve, but are still as treacherous as ever. soles are not Vibram.Hope they have improved since. Got a pair of sandals(another brand) not long agowith Vibram soles, and grip extremely well in wet. Beware. (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2013
I have now had 3 pairs of Hi Tech walking shoes & 2 pairs of boots. None have lasted very long - all have suffered from the uppers splitting &/or the stitching breaking. The consequence of this has been that each pair of shoes & boots have fallen apart in under a year - not very impressive. When used in wet weather they suffer from leaks mainly through the fabric of the uppers, but also through the soles. Having had experience of several pairs of Hi Tech shoes & boots, all of which have... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2012 by Suhanya (1 review written)
Wow! So surprised to see negative comments on Hi-Tec walking boots! I am an avid walker and look to get out into the country as much as possible (would go every weekend if I could!). I bought my first pair of Hi-Tec boots about 9 years ago. They were brilliant - comfortable, light and most importantly waterproof! They lasted for all of those 9 years, and only this year I decided to upgrade. I bought a pair of Altitude IV WPI NT Enviro boots recently and absolutely LOVE them. I knew that I... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2011
Bought a pair of Hi-Tecs from Milletts. Extremely comfortable but my feet were soaked on first wearing. I hadn't even been through wet grass, just wet earth so they appeared to leak through the soles. Took them back and got another pair - ditto! No more Hi-Tecs for me. (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2011
I took my first pair of hi techs back as my feet were sodden after 5 minutes in damp grass. They were replaced but the same thing happened with the second pair. I was told that they are not suitable for walking on wet grass because "the sharp blades of grass cut into the boot and allow the pollution and pollen into the material which destroys the waterproofing and if I wanted to walk on grass I should wear wellingtons as other makes of boot would be exactly the same". Not true I have... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2010 by leslcm8 (1 review written)
I purchased a pair of Hi-Tec Men's Kruger II boots which were described on the Millets web site thus: "Nubuck and suede over a waterproof lining and moisture wicking lining means dry feet in all conditions.".
They were great in dry conditions, but absolutely useless in damp grass, leaving my feet soaking after less than five minutes. Millets' initial response was laughable. They said "...when walking, the water/dew from grass is transferred to the base of trouser legs making them damp... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2009
Absolutely hopeless - fabric might have been waterproof but leaked in due to the tounge not being stiched to the uppers high enough at the sides - really comfortable otherwise -fabric now cracking(after 6 months of regular dog walking) so leaking getting worse - need a new pair now -but deffo not Hi Tec (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2009 by Jaxon (1 review written)
Bought these boots, V lite Altitude Ultra. Box says they are "Hydrophobic" and "blasted with ion particles in a vacuum" or something along those lines. Had the shoes 6 weeks, already started leaking water in, as my job involves walking around reservoirs this is not good enough.
Once I get through Amazons maze like returns policy they are going back. (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2009
Bought a pair of Women's (supposedly) Waterproof Hi Tec V Lite Mid Fast Hike walking Boots. Boots were extremely comfortable. I was delighted. Then it rained. Not a downpour , just a shower. The water just came straight through the boots. My feet were soaked. I recieved a refund but was very disappointed as I really liked these boots but they're no use if they do not keep out the rain. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2009
Purchased Hi-Tec V-Lite MT Nevis boots last week (£76).
Did a 12 Km walk in them today mainly in drizzle and on wet grass.
Boots were comfortable but my socks were soaked through at the end of the walk.
I intend to return them to the shop as unfit for purpose.
Written on: 09/09/2008
Really disappointed retailing at £78 I think you could buy much better for your money. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2008 by chat
I bought a pair of Hi-Tech walking boots with Thinsulate lining that claimed to be waterproof. They were not. After only a shower my feet were soaked. Aside from this they are quite heavy and not particularly comfortable. I accepted the weight when I bought them as a trade off for their supposed waterproofness. (read more)
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