The Hi-Tec Pará Boot is a rain-boot-hiker hybrid.
Alien stormtrooper boot? Galosh? The Hi-Tec Pará Boot has both of these disparate species in its gene pool.
The Pará Boot's exterior is a seamless, slick, waterproof rubber mated to an aggressive Vibram tread.
Under the rubber exterior lies 200 grams of Thinsulate synthetic insulation, a neoprene bootie, and a removable, contoured EVA sockliner.
Hi-Tec says it wanted to marry the best of a standard rubber rain boot with the flexibility, comfort, and performance of a hiker. The result: a rain boot-hiker hybrid that adjusts with a toggle closure.
The Pará Boot's Vibram sole.
With its warmth, waterproofing, and traction, the Pará Boot could be useful for hybrid sports like winter whitewater paddling, winter cycling and hiking, or simply walking to work on a slushy day.
- Weight: 23.7 oz
- Sizes: Mens' 7‐13 (whole sizes)
- Available: August 2012
- MSRP: $125
Disclosure: The author serves on a volunteer board of directors with a Hi-Tec employee.