Hi-Tec Sports is founded by Frank van Wezel in the appropriately named village of Shoeburyness, England. Frank’s love for sport leads him to build an innovative, lightweight and instantly comfortable squash shoe.
Hi-Tec is established in the USA with the introduction of the world’s first lightweight hiking boot, the Sierra Sneaker, a sports shoe for the mountains.
The Silver Shadow is launched to conquer the running category, and in this year 23% of the runners in the London Marathon wore it.
Hi-Tec Sports is now a global brand generating global sales of more than US$250 million with distribution in more than 85 countries, and subsidiaries in the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, France, Germany and the Benelux.