Hi-Tec Nova Lite

2 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



I have hard to fit extra wide feet, and these are…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Use: Long backpacking trips with medium weight pack
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $40

I have hard to fit extra wide feet, and these are the best hiking boots I've ever found, and I tried several $120+ pair. I did 500 backpacking miles on the AT this past summer in them (I'm about 165 pounds with a 35 pound pack). Great boots, great price.


The Nova Lite is really more of a mid-weight hiking…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: Suede leather and nylon
Use: Desert hiking, light backpacking
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 3 lbs. 2 oz. per pair (size 11.5)
Price Paid: $40

The Nova Lite is really more of a mid-weight hiking boot. Think of a Hi-Tec V-Lite with an added steel shank and you have the Nova Lite. Still a pretty lightweight boot. With its comfortable fit and flex, I didn't need any break-in time. Works great for dry desert hiking and light loads, good breathability (no sweaty GTX liner to rot your feet).

The Nova comes in a wide size version to properly fit my feet, a big selling point. The boot is fabricated out of suede leather with small breathable fabric side panels, making for good ventilation in hot temperatures. Traction on loose rock and gravel with the carbon rubber sole has been excellent.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Hi-Tec Nova Lite men's hiking boots showcases suede/fabric upper with manmade trim and breathable mesh nylon lining which provides support and comfort. The high-traction, non-marking outsole delivers great traction and durability you'll need on your outdoor adventures. The removable ECI innersole and compression-molded EVA midsole offers comfort and cushioning all day long.

- FogDog Sports refers to the men's version

Hi-Tec Nova Lite boots are dependable, lightweight hikers for voyages into the backyard and backcountry. Suede leather uppers with nylon fabric panels are lightweight, durable and breathable for long-wearing comfort. Padded, gusseted tongue minimizes lace pressure on instep and helps keep trail debris out. Toe bumpers help protect feet from rocks and bumps; generously padded ankle collar protects and cushions ankles for plush support. Compression-molded, dual-density EVA midsoles deliver lightweight cushioning and shock absorption. Fiberboard midsole supports enhance torsional rigidity for extra stability and support on uneven surfaces. High-carbon rubber outsoles deliver dependable traction on wet and dry surfaces with a mud-shedding, beveled lug pattern. Closeout.

- REI refers to the men's version

Hi-Tec Nova Lite


The Nova Lite has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$27.93 - $44.99

The Hi-Tec Nova Lite is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 3, 2007 at REI.

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