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- Rubber sole
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- Multi-Directional Traction (MDT) Rubber outsole
- Waterproof upper and seam-sealed construction
- Rust-proof brass hardware
- Lightweight, injection-molded EVA midsole
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Boasting waterproof, seam-sealed construction for unparalleled durability, the Altitude from Hi-Tec really goes the distance. This rugged and stylish hiking boot has a softly padded leather collar, fully gusseted leather tongue, and rustproof brass hardware. It also has a board last with a steel shank for added rigidity, a lightweight compression-molded EVA midsole for superior comfort, and a carbon rubber hiking outsole for traction. There's even a Comfort-Tec contoured sockliner to help support feet mile after mile.See all Product description
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B000RUH7ZY
- Item model number: 41100
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 4, 2003
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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7/3/17 Update: I purchased a Wen 6 inch waxer/polisher to help keep these boots & others properly maintained . I've included a picture to show how nicely these boots "clean up". These boots keep an excellent shine...get compliments all the time
After I added some solid (not gel) inserts for a bit of cushioning, I found the boots comfortable during the break-in walks I made before my initial trip with them, and likewise comfortable once I was on the trail. But without the inserts, I thought these boots did not quite absorb enough shock for sustained comfort.
Usually when I buy shoes designated as wide, they are invaribly a bit narrower than I wanted. This pair, however, was just a tab wider than expected, making thick socks (which I would wear with them anyway) a necessity.
Since China does most of the work on most things it seems, the Quality Control is a MAJOR issue. So when you do want to buy something, be sure to do as much research as you can stand, I did, and I can't promise that I have done enough when it comes to these boots for this review, at least yet.
I like the looks of these O.K., these were not my first pick, had I gone with the looks alone, and not read reviews, I would have bought several others that looked good, and would seem like a good buy. Thankfully I didn't do that, but looks-wise, I'm not happy, black is not what I wanted. When first looking, I saw many, many, many that caught my eye visually, but after reading, they weren't worth the money. I do wildlife photography, so I need to not stand out, if I had my choices of colors, I would've gone with a sage, gray, a lighter tan, or even a medium colored brown. They do offer 2 browns in this style, but I saw one of them in person, I was not excited about that, at all. The brown boot has around 3 or 4 different colors on it, so it was strange looking, at least to me. I wanted 'plain', and the brown ones weren't, so I was left with the black, and almost backed out from buying them, then at the last minute, I got 'em on Amazon.
Now that I have them, they fit pretty well, the first day the tongue hurt my inside left ankle, I untied them and repositioned it, it felt fine for a couple of minutes, then it started hurting again, that happened around 3-4 times. Finally, I took them off (at home) and tried to see what was going on, I never found anything, but when I put them on again, they were fine, it was just enough 'kink' in the 'soft' tongue to hurt, I guess.
I really like the feel of the outside leather though, it's a 'never have to polish' type, (oiled leather) and the style is good, in black, it appears completely different than the brown ones, for some reason, and looks a lot better to me. They do look very tactical, not a look I was going for, but that might be a factor for some, I guess.
The comfort is O.K., I wouldn't go as far as to say they are "one of the most comfortable" I have owned, like others have said in their reviews, they don't feel like they are broken in to me, (yet) but I've only had them around a week. I have not hiked in them yet at all, so that in itself is something I'll deal with as it happens. I will (hopefully remember to) come back and add to this review.
The pricing is pretty good on these, I looked at a LOT of boots similar, and the prices are all over the place, I was looking in the $100. range anyway, so this ended up being about that after taxes.
The lace eyelets appear to be made well, they are not plastic, so that will hopefully mean that I won't break one while lacing up to go somewhere. The shoestrings themselves appear good too, while it's still early on that, time will tell, but they don't feel like those that are made from a material that won't stay tied. I do double-tie them anyway, I've gotten used to that in the last 30 years or so.
These look smaller than my last pair of hiking boots, and narrower too, but they are a 9-1/2 D (M) like what I wear in shoes and boots, so when I ordered, I was really hoping the sizes would be more to size. I went to a local store to purchase these, they didn't have them, but I did try on some other style Hi-Tec hiking boots to see how their sizes ran, and a 9-1/2 (M) was a 9-1/2 (M), so that made me feel better when I ordered. (At least in my case)
As it is now, I don't have anything to say negative about these, they are O.K. comfort-wise, but not perfect, and hopefully I'll remember to do a follow up on this as times goes on.
When buying these, or anything, always read reviews if you don't want to get short-changed, Quality Control is almost a thing of the past, so in order to buy something that will be worth your money, do your research first!
I wanted to update on these boots... 12-21-2013
They are pretty nice, I really like them, the ONLY thing I have found is that the soles are VERY SLIPPERY on certain flooring, tiles, or even concrete. I almost slipped today while I walked into a Braum's, then when I was about to walk into my doorway, I almost slipped, this may be the first time I have been in the (pouring) rain, but still, just a word of caution, it may be just me, or maybe it is the boots themselves. I'd still recommend them though, just be careful.