They are branded as trekking shoes but are fit only for even and tiled surfaces. On rocky and uneven tracks this is extremely ineffective and useless. The shape of the shoe from front is also very narrow
Hello Rachna Kejriwal,
Thanks for your feedback on the Arpenaz 50 mid hiking boots. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.
To give a technical insight on this product, the Arpenaz 50 boots are meant for usage on lowlands with fairly easy terrains and occasional usage, they are not suggested for trekking. They come with a rubber sole for longer life and no mid sole as the usage is on lowlands which are easy terrains. I am sorry that you have been suggested a product which is not right for your usage. It would be great if you could let me know your usage by which I can suggest you the right shoes for your usage and also you can exchange these shoes for the new one.
I stay available if you need any further assistance.
I used it recently for a mountain trek and found it to be extremely comfortable.
Its actually a query, are these appropriate for snow trek? I liked the design very much, and would love to buy these for my upcoming trek
I would not recommend these boots to be used in snow. You could look at the http://www.decathlon.in/hiking/footwear/shoes/forclaz-500-high-l-boots-blue/p-M8287394 which would be a much better option in terms of warmth, grip and waterproofing.
E-sport manager Mountain Sports
It's a great product, value for money. Amazing grip, tough sole, good ankle support, protects the feet well even in snow, wear woolen/thermal socks for best results.
Comfort, fit, volume to weight ratio
Colour - too light, gets dirty quickly
Awesome shoes with very good grip. I went for a trip for 12 days, and the trek was for 5 days with 10km each day, and it was my first trekking experience. I wanted to buy some nice shoes within 2k, and this was my choice. If you are Okay with a non-waterproof shoes, this is a best choice for a long trek. It was quiet comfortable and served me very well. Awesome shoes for the price offered.
we can use this shoes in rain / water ?
These are our basic trekking boots and are not waterproof.
I would not recommend using these boots during rain.
You could however look at http://www.decathlon.in/hiking/footwear/shoes/forclaz-100-novadry-men/p-M8221897 for men
and http://www.decathlon.in/hiking/footwear/shoes/forclaz-100-novadry-lady/p-M8224436 for women.
E-sport manager Mountain Sports
Bought this pair for the Sour Tal trek - Himachal Pradesh (15th May - 20th May). Developed blisters on the outer side of both feet just below the ankles and on outer side of the big toes. The shoe size wasn't a issue as I took half size bigger. Two of us had the same pair and same problem!
I'm so sorry to hear about the blisters you have suffered with these boots. Clearly there are several areas where rubbing has occurred during your walking.
May I suggest you take your shoes back to the store to describe exactly how your blisters developed?
The correct size of shoe, the correct choice of socks and even correctly adjusting the lacing of your shoes (to distribute the tightness for a better fit) will all help to reduce the risk of blisters. The store team will be able to take a good look and advise as to the best solution, including exchanging sizes if need be.
We want you to enjoy your hiking!
Edward Roberts, Brand Manager DECATHLON
I'm normally a 6, so I ordered a 6.5. Didn't fit ! So I sent them back and after a month was sent s pair of 7s. Not a great fit but I can't be bothered with the rubbish service. I will not be buying online again with decathlon.
Thanks for your feedback on the Quechua Arpenaz 50 walking boots. I shall pass your feedback onto the online customer service team to ensure we prevent such delays in the future.
Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
Good value for the price.
Attractive and comfortable
Will need spraying with silicon to be water proof
Very pleased for the price