- November 2 2011
Everything about these shoes have led me to think they are quality-made. They are light-weight, comfortable, smart-looking and dry, so far. My reason for buying them is for the waterproof quality, as I work in a greenhouse and am faced with wet conditions every day for about two hours. I would like to recommend these shoes but only time will tell if I would recommend them to anyone else. So far, so good.
- September 24 2010
This shoe is wonderful! I brought my shoes in Edinburg, Scotland on a whim because all my previous shoes (from different makers) didn't stand up for an all day treking...but this shoe was unbelievable!!! The comfort was surperb. I told my fiance that I felt like walking all day because my legs and body didn't hurt from walking after four hours in these shoes. The same shoes went to the northern mountains of Spain and performed so well, especially in the mud and water. No inner-leaks or slipping at all. Even in the snow I didn't have to wear heavy socks, the warmth was extra surprising. But when we got to Florida they heated up a bit too much. But I had to wear them because of the comfortability. We walked everywhere! The shoe is a little too small to fit, I had to buy a 13, yet I wear 11.5. So remember if buying online get a size bigger. Other than that...the durability is surprising, no noticeable wear and tear after months of constant wearing. And a little change in comfort...,they felt even better after breaking them in.
- March 13 2010
well built shoe
found my size 11 to be a small for a size 11 if that is your norm,try a 11.5 if in doubt. my foot is mormally a small 11, but these 11s were a bit short at least to me
- June 16 2009
GREAT PRODUCT, GREAT SERVICE,FAST SHIPPING
- September 8 2009
Good shoe for the price
I got these Hi-Tecs a few weeks ago and have put about 20 miles on them so far. Here is my impression: Pros: 1. Good traction, did a rock scramble around a waterfall and had good footing, felt confident hopping from rock to rock. 2. Look good as an every day shoe. Seem fairly well constructed although I only have 20 or so miles on them. 3. Price. Probably not something I would bring on a week long hike in the Rockies but for day hikes it's a good shoe at a good price. Cons: 1. Narrow shoe, I ordered a half size larger than normal but it still seems snug for my normal foot. Don't order these if you have wide feet. 2. Warm. I guess because it's waterproof the shoe heats up a little after some wear but nothing uncomfortable. 3. Not as hike ready out of the box like my Keens. Needed some breaking in and the arch support is very minimal so I bought some foot inserts. Bottom line is based on price and how they've performed so far, I would buy again.