I’m up and out very early with school and nursery runs. I hate the cold and especially cold winds. I love the snow when it comes but hate the feel of it on my feet and legs. I need comfortable footwear that will keep my feet and legs warm and dry, something that is comfortable to walk around in but that looks good too. I used to think that Hi-Tec only made trainers but far from it. They do many other types of footwear too including a big selection of Womens Winter Boots. Hi-Tec certainly have lots of boots to choose from with many different styles to suit all types of weather and terrain. For me there was one pair that really caught my eye.
These are my brand new Winter boots. The Harmony Cosy Hi 200 . I chose these because it’s a style which I like to wear, long boots which look very fashionable.
They do look almost like a boot and trainer shoe combined in one. I was a little worried with them being made with a suede type material that they would not be waterproof but they are. Trust me I have been walking through puddles and my feet stay dry. They keep my feet warm too.
Here is the information about the features of these boots from the Hi-Tec website.
Premium, durable, waterproof, nubuck upper, provides long term comfort during wear
YKK Zipper for fit and easy application
200g Thinsulate™ insulation traps heat and stays warm, while the moisture wicking lining helps maintain comfortable feet
OrthoLite sockliner delivers long lasting cushioning, anti-odour and anti-microbial properties, all of which ensures ultimate all day comfort
Vibram rubber outsole, delivers world renowned traction, comfort and durability
I did find the boots a little difficult to get on, on the first few attempts. I did have to sort of twist my foot to fit and then pull quite hard as well as loosening the laces a little to get them on. I think this is probably just down to them being new tho as it seems to be getting easier to get them on. It also took a few days to get used to wearing them too. The fit seemed fine but because they are new I did get a slight rubbing on my big toe for a couple of days. The rubbing has now eased off and I do find this happens a lot with most new shoes I try.
I do love the fur collar around the boots. I’m a big lover of fur in Winter (obviously the fake stuff and nothing to do with real fur) . The boots also have a good grip to them. There has not been enough snow to try them out as snow boots but I’m pretty sure they would help prevent slips on the ice.
I have found the material goes pretty much back to normal after being wet, not too much discolouration. Once the warmer weather comes in I will probably invest in some proper shoe care product and give them a good going over so they look almost new for next winter too.
These boots are made to last a long time. They are currently at a reduced price of £79.99 and can be purchased directly from hi-tec