Review: Hi-Tec Altitude Alpyna Women’s Boots

Review: Hi-Tec Altitude Alpyna Women’s Boots

I’ve tried out a lot of footwear over the years and so I like to think I know what I’m looking for in a pair of walking boots. When Hi-Tec got in touch and sent me some boots to try, I couldn’t wait to get out and put them to the test.

For me, the balance is always finding boots that are rugged and tough enough to support my feet over tough terrain, but are also light and comfortable enough to wear for long periods.

I really liked the look of the Hi-Tec Altitude Alpyna I Waterproof boots so was keen to see how they performed

Feel

When I first put on a pair of boots, I want to feel that my heel and ankle are supported and there is adequate cushioning to support my feet. These boots immediately felt comfortable and I also liked the fact that they are relatively lightweight.

I liked the way that these boots looked and felt on my feet

I’ve been wearing them for a few weeks now, mostly lowland walking, and so far I’ve been really impressed. Admittedly, I haven’t hit any serious hills lately, but all indications are that these boots would have no trouble dealing with more demanding hikes.

The Hi-Tec Altitude Alpyna I boots feature a host of impressive features

Features

The Altitude Alpyna I Waterproof boots are obviously waterproof, which is important to anyone spending any time in the UK! The i-Shield, not only repels water, but also keeps dirt and stains at bay. This hopefully should keep my boots looking good for as long as possible. While wearing these boots, I’ve been impressed with how comfortable my feet have felt. The micro-fleece lining is really good at wicking away moisture so my feet were always dry and at a comfortable temperature. The OrthoLite® Impressions insole also added the cushioning that I look for in my walking boots. This is really important if you’re going to be on your feet for a long period of time. It was sometimes wet and muddy when I was trying these out, but luckily they had plenty of grip so it wasn’t a problem, even on slippery rocks.

Verdict

I love the look and style of these boots, they’re a bit different to my usual footwear but they felt great straight away. They were soft yet supportive around my ankles and the cushioning was perfect. I also liked the metal eyelets, meaning that I could lace them up securely for a good fit. At £99.99, they are probably at the top end of what I would pay for a pair of boots, but the impressive features mean that they should last for many miles of walking.

Giveaway

Are you hoping to do lots of walking next year? Maybe you’ve signed up for #walk1000miles or have your own challenge in the pipeline. If so, I have just the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! To win your own pair of Altitude Alpyna waterproof boots worth £99.99, enter the giveaway below. Good luck!

Win a pair of Hi-Tec Altitude Alpyna Waterproof Boots

I was given a pair of boots by Hi-Tec  for the purposes of this review, all opinions are my own.

Rachel Bustin

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  • ashleigh allan ashleigh allan December 04, at 09:23

    Falkland hill

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  • Christine Dodd Christine Dodd December 04, at 13:04

    We like to get up on the Sandstone Trail in Cheshire

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  • Margaret GALLAGHER Margaret GALLAGHER December 04, at 17:56

    Down our local canal (leeds/Liverpool )

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  • Sarah Mackay Sarah Mackay December 04, at 22:02

    Climbing up Ben Macdui

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  • chani lewis chani lewis December 04, at 22:20

    All around Gower x

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  • Lula Mercer Lula Mercer December 04, at 22:45

    A pretty forest near by.

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  • Solange Solange December 05, at 03:24

    Helvellyn, Lake District.

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  • Bev B Bev B December 06, at 01:23

    The Hidden Valley in Glencoe. It’s been a few years since I’ve done it, but it’s my all-time favourite.

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  • Leila Benhamida Leila Benhamida December 06, at 22:38

    In The Cevennes in the South of France

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  • Emma Hip2trek Emma Hip2trek December 07, at 13:10

    I’ve lots of walking planned for next year. These boots look great, I could do with a new pair!

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  • Su Chanprasong Su Chanprasong December 08, at 10:23

    I love to go out on woodland walks with the kids. These sound brilliant. Su #adventurecalling

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  • Rabbit Ideas Rabbit Ideas December 08, at 16:16

    These look really good and waterproof; always a bonus in the UK! #adventurecallinglinky

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  • Katie Skeoch Katie Skeoch December 09, at 08:33

    Loch Katrine, gorgeous walks around there

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  • Sally-Jane Sally-Jane December 10, at 14:49

    We’re aiming for the easier #walk500miles with the Country Walking magazine. Mostly pounding our local pavements, but getting out in the countryside where possible too.

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  • Hafsah Hafsah December 11, at 11:56

    My local park, which is huge!!

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  • Stephanie Stephanie December 11, at 17:18

    My husband has had the HiTech boots before and really likes them…. For me…I am Keen all the way…. #adventurecalling

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  • Sarah Stockley Sarah Stockley December 12, at 10:55

    Walking boots are the one thing I don;t own. I would love to go walking in the mountains, Lake District would be lovely. Sarah #adventurecalling

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  • Helena Helena December 12, at 15:57

    Having a condition and the cold weather is not a good mix. However, for the rest of the year these sound like a great boots to me. #adventurecalling

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  • naomi naomi December 14, at 13:06

    I’m after some new boots for Christmas. my walking shoes are not comfortable at all. going to look into these. thanks for sharing. #adventurecalling

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  • David - Potty Adventures David - Potty Adventures December 19, at 18:55

    They sound like a very capable boot Lauren. I know Hi-Tec won a few awards and magazine accolades last year so it’s grwat to know that some of the more affordable brands are knocking out top quality gear. #adventurecalling

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  • mainy mainy December 20, at 18:24

    I love walking along the side of our river which is just behind where we live. These boots would be great for the bumpy wet path.
    Mainy

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  • gemma blake gemma blake December 22, at 21:59

    I do a lot of walking as I have an excitable dog! We mostly walk around the country parks and woods local to us, but I love a trip to the Peaks for some scenery or walking up the Long Walk to Windsor Castle for a sense of historical grandness!

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  • Elaine Garrett Elaine Garrett December 27, at 14:52

    My favourite walk is Cleeve Hill near Cheltenham. Gorgeous views!

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  • Sarah Prescott Sarah Prescott December 28, at 09:16

    I love coastal walks or through woods. It’s also nice to have a variety of scenery as there is different wildlife to see.

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  • Cath Cath December 29, at 21:42

    I like walking around Malham, especially climbing up Goredale Scar if the weather is good

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  • Kim Neville Kim Neville December 30, at 14:20

    I like walking round Willen Lake in Milton Keynes

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  • Anne Johnston Anne Johnston December 30, at 15:33

    My favourite hike is Beinn a’Chrulaiste. The views of Glen Coe from the summit are incredible!

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  • Karen Whittaker Karen Whittaker December 31, at 11:08

    Anywhere on the Northumberland Coast

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  • minilynn3 minilynn3 January 15, at 12:33

    I love the look of these and your review makes them even more appealing for the walks that I hope to do!

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