User Review: Hi-Tec Men's Altitude IV WP
Use: Working around the back 40 to backpacking with 40+ lbs on your back
Break-in Period: A good week
Price Paid: $45
I am breaking in my 2nd pair of these boots right now. I am still using my 1st pair out on the trails that I have had for almost 2 years now. I prefer a 100% leather upper boot to the Gore-tex/ Other Material mixed in with leather. These boots are light (for leather), very sturdy and most importantly very comfortable.
I broke my leg years ago and I don't have the normal front to back rocking motion in my right foot when I walk, so I need a boot that will help with that. Hi-Tec products (also have several pairs of trail shoes) provide that comfort. They are very waterproof (walked down a creek several hundred yards and my feet stayed dry), but let your feet breath.
The other thing that I like about these boots are that they come in a Wide width. For those of us with wide feet, you will welcome the feel of these boots. I use these for anything from working around the back 40, to backpacking expeditions with 40+ pounds on my pack.