User Review: Hi-Tec Men's Altitude IV WP
Price Paid: $79
I actually am fine with these boots, especially for the price. I used them to train for and then go on a five-night, 50-mile Grand Canyon backpacking trip. They held up great and I have many more miles to go before they break down. No loose stitching, no tread problems, no falling apart. They are sturdy.
My only issue is I got a severe case of plantar fasciitis, and I am starting to wonder if a better boot, like a pair of Lowa's would have fit my foot better and provided better support. These boots are not exactly a glove-like fit.
It could be my feet, I know, and I was carrying 55lbs up and down miles and miles of steep terrain for over 8 months. But the problem surfaced after the first couple months and just got worse.
The boots are the right size, but a little box-y in terms of fit over the top of the foot, and the sole is stiff. I am tempted to get a more expensive pair of boots if I can ever rid myself of this issue.