A Morning Walk In Style

February 07, 2019

The shoes are a state of the art: totally futuristic. Firstly, they are lite and allowed us to effortlessly do our signature jumps. Secondly, their comfort is out of this world and we all know comfort takes one a long way. Last but not least, we were taken with the shoes' grip; nothing makes a hike safer than a shoe with a perfect rubber outsole.

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Gear Review: Hi-Tec Ox Trail

November 07, 2018

The Hi-Tec Ox Trail taken through its paces in Mpumalanga by climber Kai Fitchen

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Climbing Mt Karisimbi - Beyond the Rift Valley

October 31, 2018

When we (the Beyond the Rift Valley Expedition team) set out team set out to climb two of the most exquisite Vocanoes in Africa, Bisoke and Karisimbi, we were not expecting to be immersed in such Avatar like beauty. At the same time, it became quickly apparent that we would need the proper kit to withstand the vigour of both climbs.

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I FINALLY GOT A GRIP with Hi-Tec Ravus Vent Mid.

October 29, 2018

To put this into context, I work in the fashion industry and outdoorsy, hiking shoes don’t go with any of my outfits. I like my money where I can see it, hanging in my closet and when it came to hiking boots I could never quite find a spot for them in my collection. Strangely enough, when it came to another pair of heels, I would always be able to make a plan.

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Lacing up my first pair of hiking boots

October 23, 2018

My Hi-Tec boots were sure put to the test on this trail. In the past I always hiked with normal sneak-ers on which left me really unsure of my footing. I would slip and slide when rocks were a bit sandy and had to bum crawl on steep rock faces. With my new hiking boots the trail was a breeze, I could just go without doubting the grip or if my feet would slide out from under me ensuring I landed on my bum. The added ankle support is also a dream. I did boxing for a year and found out I actually have really weak ankles so the support was really reassuring.

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Gear Review: Kai Fitchen puts our Trail OX Chukkas to the test!

October 19, 2016

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been looking for a do-anything boot. I’m generally hiking with a heavy pack to a crag or exploring a ravine. What I generally look for is an aggressive tread that will perform on anything from abrasive granite to slippery and muddy terrain. This winter I managed to get my hands on the new OX chukkas from HI-TEC.

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