Salomon Quest 4D GTX Hiking Boot Review

The “quest” for the perfect backpacking boot has led me down several paths.  First was a pair of Merrell boots; I thought those boots were great because they didn’t slip or rub on my heels.  Still, by the end of an 8-mile hike in Canyonlands National Park (the Needles District) I was limping.  My pinky …

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GPS Enabled Footwear

Now I’ve heard of almost everything. GTX Corp was recently awarded three patents that cover GPS location devices embedded in footwear. Although it appears most of the applications are in running shoes for now, it’s not much of a stretch to imagine hiking boots with integrated GPS chips in the near future… The GTX technology …

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Hi-Tec Donates Hiking Boots to Haiti

This is a pretty cool item that didn’t get a lot of press (which actually makes it even cooler): last month Hi-Tec donated 900 pairs of hiking boots to Haitian earthquake victims. The company gave the boots to Souls4Souls.org which will distribute them to men, women, and children in Haiti. Not ones to toot their …

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