Hi-Tec Discontinued The Altitude Spring 2015. It gone.
The Altitude is a synthetic-leather hybrid offering from Hi-Tec that is our Best Buy winner for heavier hiking boots. The Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid is our Best Buy for lighter hiking boots. It's a bit burlier than some of the other boots in a comparable price range, the Altitude is a good choice as an upgrade from cheaper boots like the Columbia Newton Ridge. It was our preferred boot for fishing. Unlike many other leather-synthetic hybrids, the Altitude maintained its structural integrity even when thoroughly soaked. While we valued the Altitude's features, award winners like the Asolo Power Matic 200 and Salomon Quest 4D GTX edged it out by a little bit in most metrics. The Altitude still holds an important place as a all-arounder, and an excellent boot for anyone looking for a bargain.