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Hi-Tec Owaka, Multiterra Targa HPi V-Lite, V-Lite HNL HPI Sandals and Water Shoes for Spring 2010! Reviewed V-Lite HNL HPi by Jim Abel! - Home Page
 

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Tested V-Lite HNL HPi Sandal

Highlights

Iíve tested multiple pairs of Hi-Tech footwear in the past and looked forward to giving their V-Lite Sandals a go. I suppose Ion Mask waterproofing has value here but certainly not as much for sandals as boots. The sandals are an interesting combination of synthetic and leather materials and nicely molded to comfortably accommodating the foot. But itís downhill from there. The Velcro on the straps is too thick to fit well through the plastic buckles posing a problem when putting the sandals on or taking them off. In close examination after about a monthís wear, the glue intended to hold the V-Lites together isnít. They are coming apart at the seams. Portions of the soles are also failing. I should have known when I felt a blister developing under one of the straps. I thought Iíd find a piece of sand but it was actually a small ball of glue.

V-Lite HNL HPi

Dark Chocolate / Taupe Features
Full-grain leather upper
Moisture wicking lining
ion-maskô hydrophobic technology
V-Lite design and build
4:SYS contoured multi-density footbed for comfort
Cork/EVA blended for anti-microbial protection
Compression-molded EVA midsole
External ESS shank for added support and flexibility
V-Lite MDT carbon rubber hiking outsole
Multiterra Targa HPi

Features

Full-grain nubuck and neoprene upper
ion-maskô hydrophobic technology
Stretch cord with locking toggle for secure fit
TPR windows with thin mesh to keep debris out
Rubberized toe cap for added protection
Overlasted construction
Women's-specific last for superior fit and performance
Comfort-Tec contoured sock liner
Compression-molded EVA midsole
MDT carbon rubber outsole


Owaka

Features

PU Nubuck Leather upper
Two-strap hook and loop closure system
Compression-molded EVA midsole
Durable MDT carbon rubber sandal outsole

Drawback

Falling Apart...V-Lite HNL HPi Sandal

Rating

V-Lite HNL HPi Sandal...No Water...Weak

Testers

Pat Stinson
Jim Abel
Chris Stinson

Suggested Retail

V-Lite HNL HPi...$70.00
Multiterra Targa HPi...$80.00
Owaka...$40.00

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