Preview: Hi-Tec’s New Hikers for Spring

Hit the trail this spring sporting a shoe from one of Hi-Tec’s latest collections. We got a sneak preview of what the brand plans to unveil this spring. The new Men’s Sierra Collection and Women’s Harmony Collection give modern updates to a classic look and offer options for everyday wear.

The Men’s Sierra Collection gains inspiration from the original Sierra Lite Hiker, the first lightweight hiker to hit the market back in 1978. Modernizing the original look included adding new technologies such as a rugged Vibram outsole, co-molded injection EVA, full-grain Nubuck leather and ion-mask over the entire shoe. What really makes these shoes stand out is the OrthoLite footbed, which incorporates the brand’s 3D Counter Balance technology and provides comfortable wear right off the shelf.

Sierra Lite i WP

Hi-Tec made an exciting addition to the collection by taking this new style and toning it down a bit to create the Sierra Mid and the Sierra Sneaker. These more urban-oriented shoes keep many of the original features but work well both on the trails and in the streets.

Sierra Mid

Sierra Sneaker

The brand knows that the way to a woman’s heart is through Italian designers, which is why they teamed up with one to create their new Harmony Collection. This collection has an option for every woman, from a rough-and-tough Harmony Mid adventure sport shoe to the everyday wear Harmony Lite. The hiking-influenced Harmony Mid sports a Vibram outsole and is board-lasted to offer a little lateral stiffness if you want to go on the trail.

Harmony Mid WP

As with the Sierra, Hi-Tec also created a toned-down version for this collection to create an everyday wear option: Harmony Lite, a more athletic-influenced, slip-lasted shoe with feminine webbing. Isn’t that what every female hiker dreams of?

*Editor’s note: This video was filmed during the 2011 Outdoor Retailer show. The Harmony Sandals featured have since been dropped from the line.

What do you think of the the new Hi-Tec collections?

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