These are very comfortable boots with good soles and ideal for long walks. I spray mine with Quecha waterproofer and find my feet stay dry in normal / wet conditions. This is the second time I have bought these boots and I do a lot of walking in them. Good value for money.
Comfortable straight away - no breaking in needed
A half size larger might be needed for wide feet
Really comfortable, hard wearing boots.
Love these boots extremely comfortable and actually look feminine too
Very comfortable and a great price
Very comfortable to wear and kept my feet nice and warm and dry. Good value for money.
First of all I wanted the old model Forclaz 500 as they were great. Instead because these superseded the last model I got these drab looking things thinking they would be just as good if not better. Unfortunately they are nothing like the previous model. First of all after just one 5 mile walk they started to smell. No its not my feet its the shoes, they didn't get wet or anything but they smell damp (but they aren't). The soft neck that supports your ankle grips your socks and pulls them down with each step. Give it a few hundred yards and you are pulling up your socks yet again (I tore two pair of socks trying to pull them up in frustration). The worst part though is the fact that they are incredibly painful, at least the left boot was which may mean I got a dodgy pair but then that goes against quality control doesn't it?! Anyhoo... the left boot always hurt my little toe, I gave it months of long walks everyday thinking it just needed breaking in, instead it got worse and nearly ended up breaking my toe! Im still in pain now! Where the boot creases it closes right in on my toes and presses down with so much force (because the sides are reinforced) that its like someone placing an iron bar across your toes and then standing on it with every step you take. Unfortunately I am far from impressed with these boots and have actually thrown them away after only 3 months! Bring back the old Grey and Blue model.
Not much, the last model 500 was MUCH better
Thanks for the feedback on this boot, we're sorry that you had all these problems. We'll feed it back to our product manager for hiking boots. Occasionally the boots will not be exactly suited to your foot and this may only become apparent after the first long walk. All our Quechua products come with a 2 year guarantee so you can take them back to your local store (if you can retrieve them) and exchange for something else. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us or your local store to find a solution.
OK, excellent, warm, soft,
I have bought these boots today in Poland - 170 zł
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For the price there great. I've just started hill walking properly this year, so don't want to spend a vast amount on very technical boots. These have done great so far. Grippy and secure on boulders, plenty of support round the ankles. Waterproof through the boggy bits. Couldn't ask for better at this price.
good comfortable fit, grippy and waterproof
not sure how long they last