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Modesto, Calif.-based Hi-Tec is entering the green sphere with a new waterproof leather hiking style for men and women called the Altitude IV Enviro. Based on one of the company’s most popular styles, the Altitude, the Altitude IV Enviro uses water-based cements throughout and features recycled materials in the linings, a steel shank and carbon in the outsole. ... Canton, Mass.-based Reebok is bringing green to the kids’ crowd with the launch of the Merrywether crib shoe, part of its Green Easy collection. Using recycled canvas uppers and cork in the outsoles, the crib shoe will retail for $35 at select accounts. ... Boston-based New Balance is adding a second silhouette to the collection of “best of” eco styles it launched this summer. A women’s Mary Jane shoe called the 60 will deliver in April and retail for $60.