Hi Tec has a problem w/ the glue they use for the soles. Shoes hold up, but the glue doesn't stick. Love Hi Tec.
Had less than 5 hikes on a pair of hi tec boots and the soles peeled off. Not only that. Large chunks of the lugs were torn off from normal hiking on rocky surfaces. And the last issue, they are ‘waterproof' but were NEVER waterproof. I gave 2 stars because the leather is good. I spoke to customer service and the warranty is for a year, even though I wore them 5 times.
I've been buying HiTec for over 20 years. Never had to try them on, just bought an 8.5 and voila - perfect fit!, until I purchased the Skamania. I was impressed with the features and look of the Skamania but when I first tried them on I had to double-check the size. They were tagged 8.5 but the hikers were short, cramped my toes and were too wide, not giving my arches the support I need. The hikers are still out of the box new, and I would like to take HiTec up on their fit guarantee however I had them in my mud room as backup for my other HiTecs which just wouldn't wear out and the guarantee period has unfortunately run out. After a 20 year run with HiTec, I'm now a bit afraid to buy hikers through a website. HiTec ... would you still be wiling to help me out with your fit guarantee? Best Regards, Paul
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