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Considerations for Winter Walks

28 January 2013

Considerations for Winter Walks

There is no reason to let the harsh winter weather conditions spoil your fun and prevent you from enjoying a brisk winter walk through the exquisite frosted landscapes. It’s really important to remember to keep safe, warm and comfortable to make it as enjoyable as possible, without feeling the winter chill and unwelcoming ice breeze. Before venturing out for a winter walk exploration, consider the following factors whilst lacing up and preparing to battle those challenging yet exciting conditions: Read More...

What to Look For In Winter Walking Socks

18 January 2013

What to Look For In Winter Walking Socks

With yet another cold brace upon us, keen walkers will be itching to get their boots on and take to the hills in order to experience the exquisite views that the winter weather brings with it. It doesn’t matter if your passion lies in snow covered slopes or twisting countryside paths doused in an ice cold frosting, here at Hi-Tec, we have just the right combination of boots and socks allowing you to experience the outdoors like never before. When it comes to purchasing some winter walking socks, you need to be certain that they are going to offer you the comfort and protection you require for your safe and exciting hiking adventures. Here we take a look at the important features to look out for when it comes to recruiting your first layer of foot protection… Read More...

Top 5 Toughest Marathons to Try This Year

14 January 2013

Top 5 Toughest Marathons to Try This Year

With a New Year already fast upon us, it’s time to dust off the trainers and look for some tough challenges to pursue in the next 12 months. Luckily, we don’t have to look any further than right here in the UK. With an on-going surge of adrenaline-junkie long distance racers desperate to take to the hills, we’re seeing a big incline on the amount of endurance events popping up all around Britain. For those looking for an added challenge, here’s a list of the toughest endurance events the UK has to offer. Although not all are strictly classed as marathons, they are still guaranteed to test even the strongest of distance athletes. Read More...

Maintain Your Motivation: UK Adventure Races

8 October 2012

Maintain Your Motivation: UK Adventure Races

The hardest part of maintaining a high level of fitness is a lack of motivation or there not being something to work towards. Luckily, there are a number of events that we can all participate in around the country, giving us a fun and exciting experience, as well as keeping us motivated to stay fit through the winter. Enrol in a number of adventures situated far and wide. Whether you are a keen cyclist, swimmer or runner, there are a range of adventure races ready to test your limits throughout the UK. Read More...

From Ox-hide to Ion-mask – Hi-Tec looks at the humble boot through the ages

27 June 2012

From Ox-hide to Ion-mask – Hi-Tec looks at the humble boot through the ages

We’ve all got that trusty pair of boots, faded and worn down by use but still snugly fitting around your feet. Here at Hi-Tec, we started manufacturing shoes over 25 years ago in 1974 and boots 8 years later. That’s why we thought we’d have a look at how not only our, but also mankind’s relationship with a good pair of boots has developed throughout human history. Read More...

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