One of the first companies to develop a lightweight hiking boot
was Hi-Tec. Hi-Tec have named their hiking boots Eurotrek - usually
made from leather - they feature technologies such as TecProof,
which make the boots both waterproof and breathable. Expensive brands
- such as Timberland - feature a GORE-TEX membrane, which is another
example of a material lining which is both waterproof and breathable.
Whilst Hi-Tec manufacture lightweight leather hiking boots, the
majority of lightweight boots are made from fabric's, or, a mix
of fabric and nubuck/suede. Alongside Hi-Tec, some other popular
brands of light weight hiking boots are listed below.