- January 5, 2020
- Posted by: OIA Admin
- Category: Industry News
HI-TEC is proud to announce a new partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) as The Recommended Kit supplier for both the low and mid-tier expedition boots. The DofE Expedition Kit List will endorse a specifically selected, tried and tested, and widely available range of HI-TEC walking boots for DofE Expeditions. The partnership will commence on the 1st January 2020 for 3 years.
The HI-TEC expedition boots recommended by the DofE are the Eurotrek Lite WP, Eurotrek III WP, Bandera II WP, Bandera Lite WP, Aysgarth WP, Mount Lennox WP, Ravine WP and Summit WP. All styles are available in men’s and women’s sizes, various colours and material combinations including full leather and suede/fabric variations. Suggested prices range from £45.00 – £100.00.
The HI-TEC boots have been selected by the DofE to provide high quality, reliable kit for those taking part in their Bronze, Silver or Gold expeditions. All styles are widely available from all good nationwide outdoor retailers including the DofE Recommended Retailers of Expedition Kit – GO Outdoors, Blacks Outdoors, Millets, Ultimate Outdoors, and Tiso.
Ian Cameron, Managing Director, Hi-Tec Europe Ltd comments, “HI-TEC is extremely proud and honoured to be named as the Recommended Kit supplier for expedition boots. It is a true badge of honour for HI-TEC and the best commendation of our footwear. We look forward to working in close partnership with the DofE team to support their inspirational charity work which transforms the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life”.
Peter Schooling, Commercial Director, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award comments, “Here at the DofE, we remain true to our founding principle of providing a program of personal development which is open to all, regardless of their background or financial situation. HI-TEC expedition boots will be a great addition to the DofE Recommended Kit List, helping to support participants and parents with a range of expedition boots to fit growing feet at affordable prices.”