Footwear Focus with Erik: Hi-Tec HTS Walk Lite

I can repeat it time and time again, backstories and heritage are king around here. A reason why a shoe has a type of material, colour or pattern makes it infinitely better than a shoe which looks like it does because a trendwatcher said it’s going to sell that way. Some stories you can easily spot on a product. Some stories, or heritage are not easily visible.

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The same goes for this new line of Hi-Tec HTS74’s. The silhouette is one you recognise, the execution is something new. Or is it? They’re called the HTS Walk Lite, a deconstructed variant of the Silver Shadow. It’s not a light edition because everyone does that nowadays, it’s a Lite edition because Hi-Tec has been doing Walk-Lite editions of their shoe lines since the early ‘90s. Heavy duty walking shoes are robust, sturdy, big. They always look heavy, but nowadays they’re surprisingly light.

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Hi-Tec came to the conclusion they had to add ‘lightness’ to their heavy duty shoes in the ‘90s. Enter the Walk-Lite line.
i personally think it’s great HTS74 reaches into the parent company heritage to expand on their own collection. Not because a trendwatcher says so, but because it’s part of Hi-Tec's DNA.

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