Hi-Tec V-Lite Infinity Pro HPi Review
Looking for a light-weight, high-tech shoe with a fancy name? The Hi-Tec V-lite Infinity Pro HPi may be your next trail running shoe. Hi-Tec’s newest running shoe was a pleasant, light-weight and comfortable surprise. Hi-Tec has come a long way, and these shoes offer right-out-of-the-box comfort. My test included a 5 mile, 1,000 foot climb, single track trail run. The terrain was muddy and wet, and these shoes handled every step of the trail.
A few notes from the field. These shoes run big – as in long. Typically, with a trail running shoe you want at least a ½ size larger than you normally wear. With the Hi-Tec V-Lite, you will be happy staying true to your size. These shoes are also narrow. If you have a wide foot, you may want to select another pair of trail running shoes. These shoes aren’t completely water-proof. The Ion Mask is a “hydrophobic, breathable, lightweight, stay clean, quick dry” material that will keep your shoes clean and your feet happily breathing, but not 100% dry. The design and color selection make them easy to look at. You will also be seen with the reflective safety accents.
We loved the Vibram sole, which offers plenty of traction, even on a wet trail. We also really liked the molded toe-cap, all ten of my toes appreciated the extra protection from the rock-kicking on the ascent.
This trail shoe is called: Hi-Tec V-Lite Infinity Pro HPi.
Color tested: Black/Silver/Cobalt.
Buy them if: you want a really light-weight, high-comfort trail runner.
Forget them if: your foot width is best compared to the grade you got in your 7th grade biology class.
Tested on: a muddy, rocky, single-track trail.
Highest and best use: broad mix of mountain trail terrain.
Disclosure: We received these shoes complementary from Hi Tec. If we didn’t like them, we wouldn’t have written about them.