I have had the opportunity to test out a brand new boot by Hi-Tec called the Sierra Trek WP. These boots are classified as light hiking. I choose to wear the boots for several days around town, at work, playing with the dogs in the yard to break them in a little before hitting the trail. Once they were broken in a little bit. Since this boot is considered to be a light hiking boot I grabbed one of my day packs filled it full of about 20 pounds of camping gear and hit the trails. A very sturdy boot that breathes very easily.
The boots performed well on both uphills and down hills giving plenty of stability and wiggle room when needed. Weighing in at 1 lb 7 oz for the pair they are in the middle when it comes to weight. Not to heavy but not the lightest boots on the market either. One of the things that took a bit of getting used to was the insole they had in the shoe. They are using what they call “Ortholite footbed/midsole for all day comfort”. It did not cause my foot any pain when wearing them however here was a noticeable difference from other boots that I have worn and it was a small discomfort.
Overall a great feeling boot and stood up to my trail tests. Since I only wore them for several weeks I really can not speak to the durability of the boot. My gut feeling however is that they would stand up to just about anything thrown at them. I am impressed with the quality that Hi-Tec is bringing to the market these days. The price for the boots is quite easy on the wallet at $160 at most stores.
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Full Disclosure: The Hi-Tec Sierra Trek WP boots used in this review were provided to me by Hi-Tec at no charge to me. This did not influence my review in any way. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and were not guided in any manor.