Its not good products mainly in Monsoon in western Ghat. had bad experience my last trekking. if step on laterite stone in monsoon 100% you will get slipping.
Thanks you for sharing your review on the Arpenaz 100 hiking shoes.
The Arpenaz range of products is designed for lowland use on easy paths.
For trekking in Western Ghats, I suggest the Forclaz range of footwear which is designed for mountains.
Though not waterproof, the Forclaz 500 Fresh is ideal for all day hiking in hot weather on technical terrain with water crossing.
Thanks to it's perforated drainage feature on the sole and the mesh upper the shoe dries the quickest.
Please find the link below for more information on Forclaz 500 Fresh.
I am at your disposal in case you have more doubts.
Thanks and Regards,
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
Inner part of the shoe which stick to the ankle when the shoes are worn, tore in just 45 days... Got it replaced with sandal...
I bought shoes from Ghaziabad store , It was suggested to me that it provides great comfort but just after one hour of trekking threads are torn, I thought it was extra stitching but it’s happening in 3 – 4 areas which is not acceptable , at least form Quechua.
Shoes also got INFLATED now it's of no use as cushion support also got broader .
Please suggest if I can exchange of refund
I am customer who bought goods worth 30K+ plus in last 6 months from store .
shape , Colour , Material
laces , Coushion , inflate after use
Hello Amit Sharma,
Thanks for your feedback on the Arpenaz 100 hiking shoes. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.
To give you a technical insight on the Arpenaz 100 shoes, these shoes are meant for occasional hiking on lowlands . They come without a mid sole as the terrain these shoes are used on does not demand one and strictly not recommended for trekking.
I would request you kindly to visit any of our store closer to you and ask for an exchange. If your requirement is a shoe for trekking I would request you to go for a model from the Forclaz series of Quechua(Forclaz 100, Forclaz 500 or Forclaz 600).
I stay available if you need any further assistance.
good for dry treks, but not so good for high altitude treks like in laddakh or somewhere in himalayas. slips a lot over wet regions. threds started coming out within a month of usgae. but strong and well, ofcourse it's waterproof. partially satisfied.
might not be durable, not good for wet regions
I have purchased this shoes 2 weeks back from Decathlon(wagholi) based on the recommendation by your sale executive for Shayadri trek.He told me that it's an all weather shoes and good for trekking in Shayadri, But I almost slipped to my death on my first trek with these shoes in Shayadri. Highly disappointed!!!
Not Good, slippery in monsoon trek
Hello Sumit Garg,
Thanks for you feedback on the Arpenaz 100 waterproof shoes. I am sorry for the inconvenience caused by the shoe.
The arpenaz 100 waterproof shoes have a deep and aggressive tread made of durable rubber which provides enough grip on easy paths in the mountains, however there is always a balance to be found between the stickiness of the grip and the durability of the rubber. The softer the sole the more grip it will give but will wear out faster. Also the arpenaz 100 impermeable shoes are designed to walk around 3-4 hours on damp surface or during rains but if aquatic and technical usage is your primary need then I suggest you go for the Forclaz 500 Fresh shoes which has been a hit on the Sahayadris as told by our users. Here is the link for your reference. http://www.decathlon.in/p/8339220_forclaz-500-fresh-men-s-hiking-leather-shoes-grey-green-sea-blue.html?utm_medium=paidsearch&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=forclaz500freshmenshikingleathershoesgreygreenseablue&utm_content=product_listing&gclid=CNi207Wwms4CFUKVaAodtCMNoQ .
I am at your disposal should you have more queries.
Good shoes with one flaw that lace gets open on every 30-40,steps.
feel little heavy, lace get open on every 40 steps
I have two shoes, used them for several trekking and nature walk.
I even use them for cycling/ jogging. No problem at all except they are slightly slippery on wet surfaces.
Confort, Durability, Waterproof, Dry surface grip
Slightly slippery on wet surfaces
The overall quality of shoes is nice. It is comfortable to wear and feels rugged. But the one big disappointment is that the shoe laces are made up of a slippery material due to which they tend to loosen up every 2-3 hours. With the laces changed, this is a good product.
Look and sturdiness
Please dont advertise these shoes as all weather shoes. I was highly impressed by the grip on dry gravel like soil. In fact I recommended them to a few. But one trek in the monsoons in the western ghats and my opinion about these shoes have changed completely. I hope Decathlon takes a note of this and considers whether to keep this product.
Excellent grip in dry conditions
Horrible grip on wet rocks, mud, and wet condition
Thank you for your feedback on the Arpenaz 100 Shoes. I am sorry that the grip was not sufficient in the wet conditions you were in.
The sole is made of rubber which offers good grip in most conditions, however, there is always a balance to be found between grip and abrasion resistance to guarantee good durability as well as good grip. All our condition testing is being improved to optimise this balance.
I understand that these shoes have not given you complete satisfaction, so please do not hesitate to go to your nearest store for an exchange or a refund.
E-sport manager Mountain Sports
I bought these shoes nearly 2 weeks ago and although the the initially felt very comfortable and sturdy after a short period of time I have noticed that the inner lining of the shoes are giving me blisters on both feet. I can usually accept that new shoes can sometimes do this, but I have never seen the problem so quickly and so severe. I'm very disappointed and will be returning the shoes before they wear a hole in my ankle.
Thanks for your review of the Arpenaz 100 men's walking shoe, I am sorry to hear you have had trouble with them. Please drop into your local store where a member of the team will assist you and we can take a look a the product.
I shall feed your comments back to the brand so they are aware of the issue when developing the model.
Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON