Forclaz 500 High Men Trekking Shoes Grey/Black

8319097

QUECHUA

Made for

mountain hiking for one to several days in all weather conditions on technical terrain. For regular use.
Thanks to its well-fitting shape, the FORCLAZ 500 High is suitable for those looking for a wider shoe. Equipped with a CROSSCONTACT sole so you will feel completely confident with excellent traction.

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Advantage
WaterproofWaterproof membrane tested on 16 km walk in the water until mid-upper.
Fit2 top hooks and 1 blocking hook - sole supporting roll of the foot.
TractionCROSSCONTACT sole supporting grip on hard and wet ground. 5 mm cleats
Lightweight506 g per shoe in size 42.
Cushioningcushioned PU: enduring and effective.
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

1
Footwear waterproofing test.
Tested in laboratory and in use, these shoes, equipped with a Waterproof membrane, will ensure optimal impermeability and breathability. First, the shoe is submerged in water while internal air pressure is applied to check that no bubbles form on the surface of the footwear. Then these are placed, half submerged, on a mechanical arm simulating walking, where it is checked that the interior of the shoe remains perfectly dry.
2
3 levels of waterproofing.
During the impermeability test, 3 levels of impermeability are tested: 2000 flexions (approximately 4km walk) 4000 flexions (approximately 8km walk) 8000 flexions (approximately 16 km walk). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry.
3
Shoe waterproofing level.
The TREK 100 shoe is validated on the impermeability test in 8000 flexions or 16km walk in water up to mid-upper.
4
Lab tests
Laboratory tests were conducted to test the following elements: - wrenching of hooks and eyelets - joining of the sole - toxicology - resistance to UV - abrasion of the sole and upper components - accelerated ageing.
5
Buying tips
Try on both shoes, standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. Try on several models or sizes if necessary. Check two comfort points: the base of the heel (the heel does not take off or it does so slightly) and the forefoot while going downhill (the toes do not touch the front of the shoe). Avoid all pressure points when trying them on. Don't hesitate to walk around the store. Gradually start using your shoes during your first few hiking trips to break in them.
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Care instructions
Use a brush to clean the shoe and remove dirt or mud residue. Always brush in the same direction to give nubuck its original look. The use of cream or waterproof grease on split leather is not recommended. This is not problematic in itself, but it would change the shoe's aesthetic look.
characteristic
Weight506 g per shoe in size 8

Sizes6½ to 13
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Split nubuck and synthetic leather upper, PU midsole, rubber outsole.

Test
Mid- and high-mountain guides from the ASTER association participate in the development of our hiking footwear in close collaboration with Quechua designers and engineers. Mountain experts wear our boots on hiking trails year-round, these guides thoroughly test our products in all conditions.

Product test
All our shoes undergo comfort and use tests carried out by users who are representative of our target market, in conditions identical to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up the product manager with people who aren't affiliated with QUECHUA, to test, improve, and validate our products.

Stockage tips
Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place.

Maintenance tips
Use the brush and/or sponge to clean the shoe and remove dirt or mud residue. Always brush in the same direction to give nubuck its original look. The use of cream or waterproof grease on split leather is not recommended. While it will not damage the leather, it will change the look of your shoe.

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excellent
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I use it and its really a excellent shoes for hiking ,trekking etc.its has a awesome grip
works well in snow and cold
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Excellent shoes. Used it on snow and ice . Keeps your feet warm and very good grip. Would strongly recommend for cold climates and hiking. Very light and comfortable too. Value for money. Go for it :-)
Light weight, good grip and keeps warm.
nothing
Satisfying experience
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Salesperson were very professional in assisting the right selection
Water proof till ankle height Good grip
Could be lighter
not waterprrof
Used for More than 1 year
Been using them for a year or so, went on one trek, recently the water started leaking in, not sure why. they have started soaking water like anything... can i still use the warranty or not?
comfortable for tough terrain,
not waterproof.
Response of the brand
Hi Prateek,

Thank you for getting in touch regarding the Forclaz 500 High Boots. The Boots come with a waterproof PU membrane inside and a water-repellent treatment outside. There are few possibilities here with regards to water coming in.

1. The outside water-repellent treatment has deteriorated and the fabric is absorbing water, this is highly likely to happen with usage and all waterproof products need renewal of this coating after regular intervals (very similar to waxing leather shoes). You can renew the treatment by spraying it with water-repellent spray for outdoor boots.

2. The inside water-proof membrane got damaged. This can be due to wear and tear or usage. Not much can be done when this happens.

3. Water is coming in from the top or the tongue if you are not wearing Gaiters. Capillary action sucks water from surrounding areas(puddles, dew on long grass etc.) and the dry parts of the boots get wet. Gaiters with waterproof overtrousers are advised in this case.

4. It is not water that has got in but the sweat that is finding it hard to escape the boots because the breathability of the boots is reduced due to the waterproof membrane getting clogged with dirt or salt crystals found in sweat, all it need is a good clean(inside&outside both) that will open the pores of the membrane. Use footwear cleaner for this purpose, air dry the boots completely in shade and apply the water-repellent spray after that. Leave it to dry. Please feel free to get in touch with me in case of more doubts. Many Thanks and Regards,Ravindra Charan
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
EVERYTHING BUT WATERPROOF
Used for 3 to 6 months
Although the shoe feels solid, comfortable and stylish... It is definitely not waterproof. One can add an additional insole for additional comfort while walking...
Those looking for waterproof shoes... this is not the one...
Flexibility married with Sturdiness divorced Water
Not waterproof... padded insole is a must...
Not good for hardy use
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
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.
Response of the brand
Hi Ajoy,

Thank you for your feedback on the Forclaz 500 High Boots. I am sorry to hear that you did not find the boots comfortable.
The Forclaz 500 High has been designed for hiking in the mountains on all type of terrain. The design of this boot is relatively wider to accommodate all types of foot shapes.
As you might know already, blisters are very common when there is friction involved within the boot. Therefore it is very important to tighten the laces securely in order to avoid the foot moving inside the boot.
Also, as some individuals (like me) can have relatively narrow foot shape therefore using an insole underneath the normal insole (to reduce overall volume without reducing the length) is suggested.
Furthermore, the sole is designed to allow easy rolling of the foot to move forward especially on technical terrain.
Here is a little video of how we made these boots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqY-4FjUQnA

You can also take your boots to your nearest Decathlon for inspection, the team would be happy to assist you with insoles/lacing techniques etc.
Please feel free to get back to me in case you have any doubts.

Many Thanks and Regards,

Ravindra Charan
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
Excellent waterproof trekking shoe
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
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
Sturdy,comfortable,good grip,not waterproof
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.
5.sturdy construction

What could be improved.
1.maybe some way of ensuring boot remains waterproof in heavy rain.
2.lighter shoe
3.better insole?
Used for 3 Months
Used for 3 to 6 months
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
Response of the brand
Hi Walter,

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.

Thanks,
Best Regards,
Ravindra Charan
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
Walter found this answer helpful
Excellent shoes
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Loved the decathlon service...really helpful..
Extremely comfortable...