Founded in 1974, Hi-Tec is known for great sports and outdoor footwear. Over the past 40 years, they have grown their range to cater for several different sports including football, tennis, golf and of course, the outdoors. Function, fit and value continue to be the reasons why we love Hi-Tec.
History of Hi-TecHi-Tec was founded by Frank van Wezel in Shoeburyness, England in 1974. His passion for sports led him to create the classic Squash court shoe which to this day remains an icon. Four years later, Hi-Tec moved into the world of outdoor adventure, establishing itself in the USA by introducing the world’s first lightweight hiking boot, the Sierra Sneaker – seen as a sports shoe for the mountains. In 1981 Hi-Tec set out to conquer the running market by launching the Silver Shadow. Fast forward to the 90s and Hi-Tec secured its position in the world of sport and outdoors, becoming a key supplier for Premiership Football and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. In the late 90s Hi-Tec launched The Adventure Racing Series, a multi-activity event in the USA which saw teams completing a series of activities including trail running, kayaking and mountain biking, whilst also taking part in a series of tests such as blindfolded puzzle solving and mud crawling. 2013 saw Hi-Tec win Footwear Product of the Year at The Great Outdoors Awards with the Zuuk multi-sport shoe. In the same year the brand also won The Outdoor Footwear Brand of the Year award at the UK Footwear Industry Awards. To celebrate their 40th Anniversary Hi-Tec debuts the Classic74, a shoe inspired by the design of the brand’s original Squash Classic. Jumping forward to today and Hi-Tec is now a global outdoor and sports brand which is sold in more than 85 countries. 2018 has seen Hi-Tec launch a brand new collection of men’s clothing, available exclusively now at Millets. Hi-Tec Footwear Since 1974, Hi-Tec has been making waves in the world of footwear. From sports to the great outdoors, Hi-Tec is known worldwide for creating great value shoes and boots fit for purpose. For decades they have been leaders in innovation, focusing their efforts on offering performance footwear which is first and foremost, comfortable. Hi-Tec has developed its own waterproofing technologies such as i-shield and Dri-Tec which repels water and dirt; and has even collaborated with big names in the world of performance materials including Vibram and Michelin to give their shoes dependable grip. New Hi-Tec Clothing New for 2018, Hi-Tec has released a collection of quality men’s clothing which is exclusively available now at Millets. This range of hoodies, tees, waterproof jackets and insulated jackets is inspired by the urban jungle and designed to keep you comfortable every day, whatever the weather. From city street to countryside trail, HI-Tec clothing has you covered.