Saturday, February 20, 2010

MultiTerra Targa Review

So during the Red Energy race about a month ago I noticed that Mike was wearing his Hi-tec MultiTerra Targa's. I was really impressed with them and wanted to get a pair to try out. Well I needed to get a few more pairs of Hi-tec's for some of our other members, so when I shot the order off to Josh at Hi-tec I added a pair of the Targa's in for me.

These arrived on a Friday with a few other packages that day. When I got home that afternoon I was sorting through things and seeing who got what and I found my Targa's in there. I slipped them on. It has now been about 8 days since I got this shipment in and I have woren these 7 of these days.

These shoes rock. The traction that these have is incredible. These are extremely comfortable and very easy to slip in and out of, because of the quick pull string design. I think the only thing that I don't like is the elastic draw-strings for the laces. I am a huge fan of the Kevlar draw-strings on my Salomon's. I am going to look at putting a pair of these on my Targa's. I am extremely pleased and excited about these.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hi-Tec Diablo Review

Okay, so as November was wrapping up and I was trying to finalize all of our sponsors and sponsorship for 2010 and I got this awesome response from Hi-tec Shoes that said that they would love to sponsor us and help us out. So as I reached out to the team to get their shoe preferances I started looking as well. Personally owning a pair of Salomon Speed Cross 2 shoes I wasn't sure what I would like from Hi-tec. So I picked a pair of water type shoes for when I'm paddling.

Really hadn't had much time on the water to try these out before my race this past weekend. But I knew that I wanted to use these on this race because of so much of the race being paddling. So as we started the day I through on my Diablos. The first couple of paddling parts I really just wore them as a shoe inside the kayak in case I had to get out for something. Then we got to a point I knew I wasn't going to be going super far, so there was no need to switch into my Salomon's.

It was up a running creek. I was extremely impressed by the grip that these had, as earlier in the day my Salomon's seemed to slip a little on some wet creek rocks that I had been on. The one down side to the Diablo's were the fact that they do have very open sides on them and I stepped in some really loose sand and it got up under my foot.

End of the day I like them and I will continue to use them as my paddling shoe.