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If you've ever been hiking and stepped down to hear that splash and felt that momentary "oh crap" spasm when you realize you're about spend the rest of your hike walking around in waterlogged boots, only to realize that they're waterproof, (Hooray!), then you can appreciate the value of a good set of waterproofed boots. Well, Hi-Tec shoes has come up with a new space-aged technology that now makes even the environmental footprint of waterproofing something to cheer about. (Hip Hip Hooray!)To be honest, I had to watch their online video several times to get what they were saying, but with their animation and replay loop, I think I've got it. Unlike typical waterproofing methods where they use high temperatures (lots of energy) and really toxic chemicals (that have to be disposed of), Hi-Tec has come up with a new method that uses less of the energy, way fewer chemicals and takes about 3 minutes to complete.
Hi-Tec claims that not only are their boots as light and comfortable as other
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Added bonus is that the shoes themselves, thanks to the ion-mask technology, dry faster than normal shoes. For a runner, instead of absorbing all of that water and sweat, they just wick it away and repel it. In addition, shoes that are set out to dry over night have no problem.
Unveiled by throwing several pairs in a manta ray tank in the London Aquarium by Gadget Show host Jason Bradbury, the shoes are already off to a big, glitzy splash. The new, waterproof Hi-Tec shoes come in several styles from hiking shoes to boots to golf shoes to running shoes, to fit your needs. You can find them online now at Hi-Tec. :Hi-Tec Wet is Dry
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