Along with the Phoenix Sport WP, outdoor footwear brand Hi-Tec will also roll out the slightly more rugged V-Lite SpHike Mid WP in Fall 2013.

The V-Lite SpHike features a similar mid-top silhouette to the Phoenix Sport, though unlike the Phoenix, which is more of a hybrid street/trail boot, the V-Lite is designed to offer unparalleled protection and durability in the backcountry.

The boot is reinforced in all the right places, including the toe and heel, and features a lightweight mesh/synthetic upper that is breathable and adds structure to the shoe. The V-Lite is housed on a high-grade Vibram outsole so you know traction won’t be an issue with this one.

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