We have sold HI-TEC Footwear for decades and have much respect for their family run business. We appreciate how hard it can be to find new innovative ways to grow but Hi-tec has literally taken it in their stride. We have dedicated this blog to them and hope you enjoy.
Quick time line About HI-TEC
HI-TEC sports WAs founded in the village of Shoeburyness England by Frank Van Wezel. Franks love for sport helped him create innovative lightweight, comfortable squash shoes.
HI-TEC was then established in the USA with the worlds first lightweight hiking boot which was called the Sierra sneaker, technically a sports shoe for the mountains.
The Silver Shadow was launched to give the running world a great way to conquer the marathons with over 23% of runners sporting them during that year.
The Magnum brand is born. Following the high demand from the FBI for HI-TEC to produce footwear with great athletic properties that would be comfortable and suitable with uniforms.
HI-TEC was floated on the London stock exchange and become a public limited company.
The Altitude IV becomes the NO.1 hiking boot in the US.
In the first season of the English Premier league the Kings cup boots featured on 52 of the best players within the league.
HI-TEC becomes the official shoe of the Wimbledon tennis Championships.
Combining sports and outdoor hiking they created an event in the US that put the competitors & footwear to the test in a race environment with numerous tasks.
Frank privatizes the company and still is a wholly family business.
With the first game improvement performance golf shoe, Padraig Harrington wins 3 major championships whilst wearing the CDT HI-TEC shoe.
HI-TEC goes viral with their Liquid mountaineering video with more than 15million views.
HI-TEC win @ the creativity awards with the the Cannes lions award, and Franks Son Ed Van Wezel becomes CEO.
HI-TEC wins footwear product of the year @ the great outdoor awards and with the Zuuk shoe the also win brand of the year.
Being the 40th anniversary they debut the Classic 74 based on the original squash shoe. HI-TEC also become official sponsors of ‘the walk of the worlds’ in the Netherlands.
HI-TEC sponsored Nick Mathew and received an OBE from Princess Anne.
Project Zero Begins, This is for a better future all round with sustainable and environmentally friendly fabrics & processes, using 100% recycled polyesters and recycled plastic bottles to create a more responsible global impact.
Still growing and going strong with HI-TEC generating hundreds of millions in global sales and distribution up to and over 85 countries.
With this history comes expertise from a manufacture who care about the products they make and you can feel happy in your piece of mind when purchasing from us and HI-TEC. Check out what we have to offer with our Hi-tec range
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