Quechua Forclaz 500 High waterproof women's hiking boot

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QUECHUA

Made for mountain hiking for one or more days in all weather conditions on difficult terrain. For regular use.
Thanks to its large and well-fitting shape, the FORCLAZ 500 High is suitable for those looking for a wider shoe.Equipped with a Crosscontact sole for excellent grip, you will feel completely confident
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Advantage
TractionCROSSCONTACT rubber outsole with 5 mm lugs: Excellent traction
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.
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

1
Lab tests.
Laboratory tests were conducted to test the following elements: attachment of eyelets and webbing, assembly, toxicology, UV resistance, sole and upper component abrasion, accelerated ageing.
2
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.
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Shoe waterproofing level.
The FORCLAZ 500 High boot is waterproof for 8000 flexes.
4
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.
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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.
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Field tests.
All our shoes undergo user comfort and use tests carried out by users who are representative of our intended users, 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.
characteristic
Weight467g per shoe in size 6.

Sizes3½ to 7½.
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Outer sole of : 60.0% Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), 40.0% Polyurethane (PU) Upper of : 50.0% Polyester (PES), 40.0% Leather - Bovine, 10.0% Polyurethane (PU) Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

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 user comfort and use tests carried out by users who are representative of our intended users, 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 aspect of your boots.

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Forclaz 500 - sole came off midway in a trek
Used for 3 to 6 months
The sole of my Forclaz 500 came off midway in a trek - my shoes are only 4 months old. It is a hiker's worst nightmare come true.
It is waterproof for sometime, waterstarts to leak in after 20/30 minutes in a rain.
It slips/ skids big time on wet rocks. It has a decent grip on muddy surfaces. All in all, poor show, a let down for treks.
I'll give it a 5/10 for looks.
Sole can come off. Poor grip on rocks.
Unable to find Forclaz 500+ in stock
I have a mountain trek planned for next month and have been trying to find s Forclaz 500+ shoe in a Decathlon near by, but to no avail. My size is 9.5 US Women's shoe, and I live in Bangalore, India.
Also, I wanted to enquire about the alternate women's shoe that was recommended by you on a review posted. Is this available in India too?
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/-forclaz-600-high-womens-waterproof-walking-boots-brown-id_8343274.html
Good reviews
Unable to find stock in near by stores for my size
Avoid -- it doesn't deliver what it promises
Used for 1 week or less
I bought this model or a one better than this last year (August 2014). I used it for a compulsory trek in the lower Himalayas, but slipped so many times and bruised myself so badly that for rest of the treks in the same region and middle Himalayas, I just relied my regular sports shoes. I remember spending over 7k for what turned out to be a single-day use. I bought a lot of other goods from Decathlon store in Noida, and they all turned out to be super. This might be one off aberrations maybe!
Looks good; is waterproof
Poor grip on hilly terrain; leads to slips & falls
Horrible ankle pain and bruises
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I tried them twice and could not even finish my last hike. Horrible pain and bruises started to appear on my ankles even when hardly not tighten.
no blister
horrible ankle pain
Response of the brand
Hello,

Thanks for your feedback on the Quechua Forclaz 500 walking boot. I am sorry that you have had such a poor experience with your boots, this is not what we expect from our products. Please drop into your local store where a member of the team can assist you in finding a suitable solution. Thanks for getting in touch, I will be sure to pass your comments on to the product manager. 

Many thanks 

Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
Diane found this answer helpful
Walking boots
Used for 3 to 6 months
I do hiking every month in different terrains and I bought these boots due to the good quality that all hiking decathlon items have, but no the boots, sadly. Maybe is the shape of my feet but after 2 hours using these boots I felt a terrible pain on the upper part and later on the sides. I wanted to give them an opportunity and I have used them in three hiking trips, but finally I gave up. Luckily, there was an issue with the boots and Decathlon sent me a letter asking me to bring the boots to a store to change them or return them and they did the return quickly giving me the opportunity to get another brand. They attended me really well as always.
The waterproof lasts for 2 hours, that is another issue.
Waterproof for a couple of hours
Limited waterproof, very uncomfortable
Response of the brand
Hello,
I'm sorry to hear about your inconvenience with the Quechua Women's Walking Boots.
I have already forwarded your feedback to our product manager in France.
If you would like to try another model I would recommend you these leather boots:
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/-forclaz-600-high-womens-waterproof-walking-boots-brown-id_8343274.html
Kind regards,
Reka Engel Angyal UK Market Manager Mountain sports DECATHLON
bril walking boots
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Boots are very comfortable and can be worn all day. feet can get hot but hope as worn in this will get better.
very comfortable
Laces too long and nowhere to tuck ends in
Walking boots
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Great supportive boots for walking dogs twice a day
Comfy and supportive
Nothing
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