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Hi-Tec Altitude IV Reviews

128 reviews
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Overall Rating:

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Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

73% "Excellent arch support"

121 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/5/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Usually any shoe hurts my feet because I have flat feet but these amazingly did not. I wore thick socks with them on a five day backpacking hike in the back country of Yosemite and they did not give me one blister. I did not even break them in before the trip. They are completely comfortable and I had a lot of compliments on how they looked. They are highly recommended.

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/12/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I used these for work as a UPS driver. Did not last 3 months, before the tread was completely gone.

Additional 108 Altitude IV Hi-Tec Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 25, 2011

Anonymous

from Bethesda, Maryland

I really like these boots. I got them for winter to wear in the rain & snow, so I'm slowly breaking them in. Never had Hi-Tec brand before, however they seem to be very high quality and worth the money. The size shipped to me (9.5) was perfect. Shipping was free and I got them the next day. Zappos is the only way to go...what else is there to say?!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 5, 2011

Chris

from Albany, NY

Awesome boot! I work as a mechanic on a cement floor all day, and these are far more comfortable than any work boot I've ever worn. They are also very durable, and even slip resistant on oil/coolant soaked floors. Highly recommended.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance, Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 2, 2011

Anonymous

from NC, CA

awesome shoes. Great quality, long lasting shoe. Very comfortable. These have stayed waterproof for three years of constant wear. Just bought my second pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 6, 2011

Joe R

from Jersey City, NJ

I hike a lot so I tend to go through hiking boots rather fast. So far I've had these for over a year now of frequent rugged hiking in the Hudson Valley and Adirondacks and they are holding up exceptionally. I've learned to avoid boots with a lot of seams, as they tend to lose their waterproof integrity faster. These Hi-Tec Altitude IV boots are still as watertight as when they were new. They are great on rock or mud. A real bargain too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 6, 2011

Joe R

from Jersey City, NJ

I hike a lot so I tend to go through hiking boots rather fast. So far I've had these for over a year now of frequent rugged hiking in the Hudson Valley and Adirondacks and they are holding up exceptionally. I've learned to avoid boots with a lot of seams, as they tend to lose their waterproof integrity faster. These Hi-Tec Altitude IV boots are still as watertight as when they were new. They are great on rock or mud. A real bargain too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 6, 2011

Joe R

from Jersey City, NJ

I hike a lot so I tend to go through hiking boots rather fast. So far I've had these for over a year now of frequent rugged hiking in the Hudson Valley and Adirondacks and they are holding up exceptionally. I've learned to avoid boots with a lot of seams, as they tend to lose their waterproof integrity faster. These Hi-Tec Altitude IV boots are still as watertight as when they were new. They are great on rock or mud. A real bargain too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 9, 2011

Anamaria P

from Houston, Texas

I bought these for my son for a trip to snowy NYC. He loves them. They're relatively light, comfortable and keep his feet comfortable. Much more so than Timberlands.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 7, 2011

Jonathan G

from Brooklyn, New York

This is a comfortable and warm boot which has served me well through the better part of two very snowy winters in the city. It has lived up to its waterproof claims for me so far, which was a major draw for me over replacing my old Timberland's. Stomps through slushy puddles with impunity. It has been comfortable for long stretches of walking on concrete and asphalt. The only thing I don't love is that they are pretty big and chunky, but I guess some people want that in a boot, so there you go. Easy to recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 30, 2011

Todd T

from Louisville, KY

I like these boots so much, I bought two pair (one pair black/one pair brown). They replaced my last pair of Hi-Tec boots that have lasted 10 years so far.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 29, 2010

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Used these to hike the Inca Trail. They were great. Totally waterproof even in hours of rain and hiking through small puddles. Highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 27, 2010

Joseph Z

from Pittsboro, NC

I like Hi-Tec Altitude IV's clean look with a minimum of stitched in panels, decorative or otherwise. The less stitching, the less to come apart! A sturdy, but very comfortable, no nonsense, hiking boot. I've worn them 5 times, hiking through dense, brambles and woods, wading streams and crossing rivers going from rock to rock. My feet stayed dry and warm and not a blister or sore spot. I've also worn them all day shopping and taking care of chores around the house and gardens. An excellent, comfortable, waterproof boot for a good price!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 18, 2010

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

I wear orthopedic insoles and this is the second time I have bought this particular boot. The support is excellent and since the insole lifts my foot up, this boot accommodates it. I like to hike in thick socks, so I got it a size larger than I wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 29, 2010

Jaison P

from US Virgin Islands

Overall I\'d say these boots are excellent. They give a firm yet comfortable feeling of support throughout the sole, but especially around the ankles. However, sometimes the ankle area will tug on the socks and can be uncomfortable if you have hairy ankles. As for water resistance, they hold out quite well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 22, 2010

Russ

 

Great shoes. Felt great the minute I put them on. I have wide feet and these were so comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 6, 2010

Anonymous

from Aurora, Illinois

My husband loves these boots, the most comfortable he has ever worn. This is the 4th pair that we have ordered, and they get worn all year round to work. He is on his feet all day, and a diabetic, so foot care is very important. These are the first boots he doesn\'t have to break in and are comfortable all day, every day. The fact that they are water proof is definitely a bonus! We are so glad to have found them. I have actually bought them as a gift for a cousin who does auto body work, and he also says the same thing and is completely sold! Thanks to Hi-Tec.\r\n

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 23, 2010

Anonymous

from Arlington, VA

The Best Boots Ever - I am a female with a wide forefoot and a high arch, and after a bad knee and ankle injury, I needed to find a boot that is very supportive to both arch and ankle, but that can also pass for business wear (or at least, not draw attention to the fact that they are hiking boots). These fit the bill perfectly. The support is superb, and the solid black color (including the sole and the lacing hardware) means that I can wear them to the office with a dressy pantsuit, and no one is the wiser. (The one person who noticed is my boss, and he just wanted to know where he could get a pair like that!) I have worn these through puddles and in deep snow during Washington's "Snowmageddon" in February, and they did keep my feet dry in both cases. These also wear like iron, as a hiking boot should do. I have been wearing them for a minimum of 12 hours daily for six months, and they still look brand new. I'll be buying another pair soon, just to ensure that I have new ones if the current pair ever do wear out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 18, 2010

C.B. R

from Western North Carolina

This is the second pair of Hi-Tecs that I've owned and just like the first, my Altitude IVs are the most comfortable hikers I've ever had. Great for rocky trails, city sidewalks or even the job site. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 16, 2010

Chuck

from Ft. Pierre, South Dakota

I have had four pairs of Hi-Tec Altitude 1V boots over the past five years. They are used as a work boot. I beat the heck out of them (water, mud, fish remains, diesel fuel, miles of trail work, etc.). They have provided great service; warm in spring and cool in summer. Well worth the $$$.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2010

Anonymous

 

Great pair of shoes. Rugged sole. Previous pair lasted 5 seasons (only wear in winter). Solid eyelets that don't rust. Toe box a little big for my mostly flat and narrow feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 7, 2010

Anonymous

from yarmouth,nova scotia

I have been wearing my Hi-Tec Altitude IV boots for about three weeks now and have been quite pleased with them. I find them to be a good fit even with my orthotic inserts and I get excellent support for my ankles. They have not leaked and are great for walking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 6, 2010

Anonymous

from Silver City, Nevada

I had a pair of Altitude II shoes for several years and they finally wore out. They were the most comfortable hiking boot I had ever had. I was very surprised and pleased to find out that Hi-Tec had continued this line! My new Altitude IVs are everything the IIs were very comfortable with a good gripping tread. My duck feet (wide and flat) are very happy with the fit and support offered by this boot. The chocolate-colored IVs are also good looking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 17, 2009

Anne R

 

This is an excellent boot when you need a little more than a sneaker on a rainy day, in the snow or in cold weather. Added protection and support and very durable. Brown is the best looking color. Perfect for raking leaves, hiking or just heading out for a walk.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 28, 2009

Anonymous

from Richmond, VA

Love this boot so much I have bought it 4 times. I used to work at an airport in all weather conditions. I had to replace them because the surface I worked on was extremely rough. The boots never lost their waterproof quality. Since I have stopped working there I am looking for an upgrade from the HiTec family. Good buy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 15, 2009

Anonymous

from OH

Bought for my husband after he tried others. Both of our boys own the Altitude IV in youth sizes. After my husband tried several others and hated them, I just went to Zappos and bought these for him. I asked him tonight what he thought about them after hiking and camping in them: "Best pair of shoes I've ever owned."

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 9, 2009

Ray w

from north little rock, AR

The boots fit perfectly, and have really worked out well on a couple of recent hikes on rocky uneven trails. They are very comfortable. I can\'t wait to try them out on an upcoming trip to some National Parks in Utah!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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