Hi-Tec Running Shoes

Hi-Tec produce a range of products including walking  boots, sandals and running shoes. Hi-Tec running shoes, such as the Silver Shadow Unisex, XT102 and Blackhawk, tend to be on the lower end of the price spectrum, making them good choices for beginner runners or those on a strict budget. In this Hi-Tec running shoe review we’ll talk a bit about the history of the company, as well as some of their most popular running shoes.

History of Hi-Tec

Hi Tec sports was originally founded in 1974 in a small village – coincidentally called Shoeburyness – in the UK county of Essex. The first product the company produced was a squash shoe known as the Hi-Tec Squash. At the time squash was becoming a very popular sport in the UK, which is partly why the shoe became so popular. Today, Hi-Tec manufacture a number of products in over 80 countries. These include sport, golf and outdoor shoes.

Hi-Tec Silver Shadow Running Shoe (Unisex)

The Hi-Tec silver shadow running shoe unisex is probably the company’s most popular running shoe at the moment. It has an attractive silver and grey design, and is described by Hi-Tec as a running classic. The shoe is built using a breathable mesh and suede upper, and has a molded EVA sockliner. It also has a reflective trim and an EVA midsole. This model has received very positive reviews online, making it a great model for beginner runners.

Hi-Tec XT102 Running Shoe

The Hi-Tex XT102 is built to be a good cross training and gym shoe. To avoid injury cross training is nearly always a good idea, but it can be a waste of money wearing out high quality running shoes doing it. For this reason the XT 102 X-Training shoe has been designed. It has a synthetic upper, a die cut sockliner and a variety of other features to make it a great gym shoe.

Hi-Tec R100 Running Shoe

This is another popular Hi-Tec running shoe with features such as an EVA sockliner (that’s die cut), rubber outsole for extra grip and a breathable upper.

There are a variety of other Hi-Tec running shoes available, so it’s important to take the time to look at the various options. Hi-Tec running shoes for sale are often cheaper than competing brands, but that doesn’t always mean they provide better value for money – it varies on a shoe by shoe basis. The company also manufactures Hi-Tec trail running shoes, along with models such as the TR2.