Me and my trekking partner purchased Forclaz 500 and found them sub-optimal. Both of us developed foot pain, blisters. The sole is so poorly designed that one can feel undulation of ground while walking.
Novadry technology is very good, if you are not planning for more than 10 days hike the shoe is perfect with nice grip and ankle protection
I purchased these shoes at the Pune decathlon a few days ago.customer service is really good.
I plan to use these shoes in the western ghats and treks in the north of India.
I have used these shoes for one trek till date.
Trek was done in very heavy rain.i used Quechua rain pants over them and made sure my rain pants covered the top of the shoes.I made sure I laced the shoes correctly and the tongue was snug against my shin.Shoes were waterproof for the first 30 minutes,but eventually got totally soaked in the torrential rain of the western ghats.
My observation is that the water will get in from the top of the shoe in heavy rain.In mild rain feet and puddles feet do remain dry.
What I really liked about these shoes
1.the shoes are very comfortable straight out of the box.
2.the tread on the shoes offer excellent grip on mud,rocks and loose gravel.
3.asthetically pleasing design.
4.good solid toe protection.
What could be improved.
1.maybe some way of ensuring boot remains waterproof in heavy rain.
Have been using Quechua for more than 5 years and product are very good but this time this shoe is not really correct as Quechua claims to be waterproof as compared to the price.
Shoes was good and comfortable
Water Sipped inside and no more waterproof at all
Thank you for your feedback on the Forclaz 500 high boots. I am sorry that the boots disappointed you.
The Forclaz 500 comes with a waterproof membrane on the inside and a water- repellent coating inside.
All Decathlon products come with a minimum warranty of 2 years on manufacturing faults and defects and therefore if you were wearing waterproof pants and gaiters and your feet/socks still got wet then I suggest you take the boots to your nearest decathlon and they will replace the boots once they have inspected and found the footwear faulty.
You can also test the boots at home by first drying them completely and then pouring water on the front of the shoe after putting some tissue paper inside, if the tissue gets wet then you know that water is leaking from some crack that might have developed during the use. Water leakage from manufacturing faults come under warranty.
I am available at your disposal in case of further questions.
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
Loved the decathlon service...really helpful..
I have been using forclaz 500 for around three years and I am blown away by almost every aspect of it.
The amazingly designed ankle support has saved me from tearing my ligaments more than once. I am grateful to this shoe in a literal sense.
The shoelaces are extremely durable. Once I had used them for pitching my tent.
The sole is made with a combination of rubber and tpu. It is capable of shock absorption and it can show some magical gripping capacities even on slippery rocks. The shoe is equally usable in rainy seasons and long coastal treks. It is almost completely waterproof from outside, but definitely the material is breathable from inside, so that your feet feel comfortable, equally in very hot and cold climatic conditions.
The front portion is made of tough rubber. It has saved my feet many times from injuries, while stumbling with hard rocks. And even after so many of such instances, it is completely fine, till now.
This shoe has rightfully developed a very annoying habit in me. I do not feel the same comfort and safety in other brands and models of shoes anymore.
Forclaz 500 is THE BEST adventure sports shoe in the country and probably in the world right now. I will keep recommending it till my last breath.
Awesome grip, Legendary ankle support.
In my opinion: none.
Driving thru one of the toughest terrains in the world on a bike required something equally tough and durable. Quechua Forclaz 500 Men's High Waterproof Hiking shoes withstood the test like a champ.. Water, dirt snow, slush, grime.. All thrown in the shoe just stood out as if to say "is that all you got"!
soft and comfortable and durable
Should have left some tips on how to clean theshoe
I have been using this for the last 2.5yrs and not just for hiking, but for all possible terrains & climates. Its good for your weekend getaways, friendly outings, motorcycle expeditions, casual trekking & jungle exploration! Quite satisfied with this product, got this during sale & cant ask for more for this price.
Ordering a new one in a month's time!
Waterproof, comfortable for long hours,
shoe laces wore out sooner
Good grip in water as well as slippery surface, if you think it is worth for money... No second thought I would say yes.... There many others brand in the market which would give this features but that will be too expensive.
I just bought this shoe and it is upto mark as I thought
The model name for this shoes is written wrong as this seems to be Forclaz 600 and not Forclaz 500. This ended up causing a lot of confusion on which one to go for as I was budget constrained.
Please fix this as the current online experience wasn't very good.
I do understand the confusion, but this is the Forclaz 500 High. There have been a lot of naming changes in the recent past. The older Forclaz 500 in now the Forclaz 100 High. We will also get the new Forclaz 600 soon.
E-Sport Manager Mountain Sports