Hi-Tec has aimed to please with their Hurricane Mid Waterproof, and I'm just the person that needs some pleasing. I had the chance to wear the multi sport shoe in Moab for 5 days and was impressed.
I'm going to be honest here, the last time I wore Hi-Tec was in Cub Scouts. It was the first hiking boot I ever owned. And while it held up and I never had any complaints, for some reason it was the last time I bought Hi-Tec. Welcome to 2013 where you can find Hi-Tec still at the front of innovation and charging the way for others.
Before Moab I wore the shoe around Crested Butte and had time to test it's waterproof capabilities with our spring time weather. I never had a problem with wet feet and was very comfortable in the slush and puddles.
In Moab I was able to get a feel for its breath ability and hiking/multi sport characteristics. I never had a break in period with this shoe and surprisingly from the get go it was extremely comfortable and felt like I had been wearing it for months. This may be thanks to their Ortholite insole. My feet never got too hot and I found it to breath very well.
I like the mid top personally but the shoe also comes in the low top for you cool guys. With the mid top I found it to have a bit of extra ankle support while staying a very light shoe. The Vibram sole provides loads of traction while ensuring lasting rubber for years.
The Hi-Tec Hurricane is a shoe I would recommend for anyone who wants to go and explore the outdoors, from a rock scramble in the morning to a multi day hike, the Hurricane can handle it.
Hi-Tec Hurricane Mid Waterproof: http://goo.gl/ts2if
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