Forclaz 500 High Men Trekking Shoes Grey/Black

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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
TractionCROSSCONTACT TPU sole, 5 mm lugs: Excellent grip
CushioningPU cushioning: durable and high-performance. EVA sock lining: comfort.
WaterproofWaterproof and breathable Novadry® membrane for dry feet.
FitHigh, semi-rigid, leather upper with 2 hooks provides very good support.
Lightweight506 g per shoe in size 8
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

1
Footwear waterproofing test.
Tested both in the lab and real-world usage, NOVADRY®-equipped footwear guarantees optimum waterproofing and breathability. First, the shoe is immersed in water while internal air pressure is applied to check that no bubbles form on the surface of the footwear. Next, shoes are fitted to a mechanical arm that simulates walking, half immersed in water so we can test that the inside remains perfectly dry.
2
3 levels of waterproofing.
During the waterproofing test, we test 3 levels of waterproofing: 2000 flexes (around 2 hours of walking), 4000 flexes (around 4 hours of walking) and 8000 flexes (around 8 hours of walking). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry.
3
Shoe waterproofing level.
The FORCLAZ 500 High boot is waterproof for 8000 flexes.
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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 and the front part of the foot going down. Avoid all pressure points when trying them on. Don't hesitate to walk around the store. Gradually start using you shoes during your first few hiking trips to break them in.
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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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.
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...
my journey with Forclaz 500 (2013 model)
Used for More than 2 years
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.
Quechua Forclaz 500 Men's High Waterproof shoe
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
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
Survivor in all terrain & climates
Used for More than 2 years
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 shoes for hiking
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
Wrong model name causing confusion
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.
Response of the brand
Hello Saurabh,

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.
Aniketh Premanath
E-Sport Manager Mountain Sports