The Hi-Tec brand has led the activewear industry for decades with its philosophy of ‘inspired by people’. Hi-Tec is one of the largest outdoor and sports footwear manufacturers worldwide. Through their wide range of lightweight, high-performance and durable designs, they remain true to their mission - to get people outside.
The History Of Hi-Tec
A love of squash inspired Frank van Wezel to create a lightweight, comfortable, and innovative shoe on the eastern coast of England.
The Sierra Sneaker put Hi-Tec on the list of innovative footwear brands when it introduced the first lightweight boot designed specifically for hikers.
Hi-Tec developed its first running shoe in 1981, which became the UK's top selling shoe in its category. Following the booming success of the Silver Shadow, Hi-Tec released the BW Infinity, a versatile running shoe for trails and roads.
In 1995, Hi-Tec became the official shoe of Wimbledon Grand Slam following Nelson Mandela's release from prison wearing a pair of Hi-Tecs.
As a trusted brand in the outdoor industry, Hi-Tec manufactures quality footwear for a wide range of outdoor activities. Vibram partnered with the brand in 2008 to improve durability and traction. Additionally, the company launched Dri-Tec waterproof and breathable shoes in 2008.
A trusted brand in footwear, Hi-Tec continues to manufacture high-performance outdoor footwear with innovation and technology at its core. They offer hiking boots, walking shoes, and specialized sports footwear, and emphasize comfort, durability, and functionality in their footwear.
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In 1988, Hi-Tec developed the Magnum boots, a lightweight, reliable shoe designed specifically to meet the needs of law enforcement officers. Magnum Boots Ltd was established to create robust, protective, and supportive footwear for the military, law enforcement and security personnel as a result of the success of the model.