Forclaz 500 Warm Waterproof Men'S Hiking Boots - Black



Made for

Day-long mountain hiking on snowy terrain and in cold weather. For regular use.
Comfortable and warm, the Forclaz 500 Warm, will support you steadily through all winter terrains thanks to its SNOWCONTACT sole.

Choose one size bigger than your normal shoe size.

Sizes guide

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WarmthResting limit temperature -9°C / active limit temperature - 18 °C
WaterproofBreathable and waterproof membrane keeps your feet dry.
TractionRubber outsole with 5 mm lugs. Snowcontact technology
CushioningFull cushioning for the full length of the foot for maximum comfort.
FitLacing system with 2 eyelets for ample adjustment.
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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.
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.
Shoe waterproofing level.
The Forclaz 500 Warm boot is waterproof for 8000 flexes.
SNOWCONTACT technology.
SNOWCONTACT soles are made using a special component. Designs are optimised to provide excellent all-terrain grip and maximal traction all winter long. SNOWCONTACT soles are more effective than traditional soles on snow.
Field tests.
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.
Measurement of the boots' thermal insulation.
It used to be impossible to tell the exact temperature down to which your shoes would protect you. Now it can be done: the temperature limits for use are shown on your Quechua shoes. Using cold sensing tests while hiking and in the lab with a panel of customers, we measured the thermal resistance of our shoes while active and at rest. We take into account the differences in sensing cold between men and women.
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.
Sizes6.5 to 12.5

Weight978 g per pair in size 8.5


Also ingrey
Information / Concept / Technology
Upper of : 60.0% Polyurethane (PU), 40.0% Polyester (PES) Outer sole of : 60.0% Rubber - Synthetic, 40.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Warm lining : 82.0% Polyester (PES), 18.0% Polyurethane (PU) Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Product test
All our shoes undergo use and comfort tests carried out by users who represent the 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
Air dry. Do not dry near a heat source. Scrub with a soft brush. Air dry. Re-waterproof regularly using a suitable product.


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Excellent shoes
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I bought a pair of 'em for my trek to Kuari Pass, and they were really comfortable and obviously waterproof.
I wish to buy another pair for my friend (size 8) for my friend, but it seem to be unavailable since a couple of weeks at Decathlon Howrah. I want them before 1st February, please try to arrange one for me.
Warmth provided
Can I use this shoes on other high altitude trek
Used for 1 week or less
I am going for chadar trek in Leh at end of January 2017. This shoes is best for Chadar trek. I want to purchase this for my trek. Can I also use this shoe in other high altitude trek like Roopkund, Stok Kangri etc. I should not want o purchase for only onek trek. Please suggest me if any such shoes available which support all types of hiking.
Applicable only for snow
Size 43 not available
Please provide sizes as soon as possible
outstanding product
but size 43 not available
Size 43,40 not available
I need to buy this before my trip to leh, need this for zanskar trek. Can you please provide size 43 and 40 in gurgaon, india before 22 Dec.
Love this shoes and want to buy
Response of the brand
Hi Ashit,

Thanks for your question.
Size 40 is available in Gurgaon store as of now and I have called and asked them to put it aside for you.
It will be on hold for 48 hours. If you are still interested in the boot please pick it up within 2 days.
Unfortunately size 43 is sold out and the next shipment is arriving on last week of December.
You can ask Gurgaon team to give you a call back when size 43 comes.

Please let me know in case you need help with anything else.

Many thanks and regards,

Ravindra Charan
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
Can't find my size
I tried buying these shoes today from the Ansal Plaza store but size 8.5 and 9 were not available. I would really appreciate it if these sizes were made available at the earliest as I need to use these from mid-december onwards. Thank you.
Fantastic build and quality
EU 43 (8.5) and size 9 not available
Good boots
Used for 1 week or less
The boots are looking good and the built is good. I am confused, why is it mentioned here to buy a size larger than the normal size , is it because of the fit reason or is there any other reason.
Great comfort and warmth
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I have used the shoes for 2+ weeks now. They fit beautifully wrapping all around the feet. The warm liner is great. I have worn them in 3-8°C without any problem. The sole slightly skid on wet hard surfaces (such as wet concrete or stone), if you are not careful placing your feet. Haven't had the chance to check the waterproofing, so far.

I don't know, why everyone is recommending to get a size bigger. I bought my regular size and they fit nice.
Comfortable enough to use full day
Nothing, so far.
Serves the purpose perfectly
The shoes are absolutely warm. And waterproof too. Looks is also quite fine. But the size you require is one size larger than your original size.
I too am having a problem with the size as after wearing it with socks its getting tighter.
I took the size as I generally use to wear but now I am having a problem wearing it.
I bought it from my nearest store i.e. decathlon howrah and when I went to exchange the same no other sizes were available and they as an exchange were asking me to take a different product. But I was interested in taking the same and am left with no option.
Is there any process that will help me in getting it is available online
Good enough to buy
Used for 1 week or less
I am using this for 1 week. Ordered 1 size larger and it fits perfectly. Well balanced and feels good from the first use. But the actual shoe that came to me is not exactly the same as shown here. Design is slightly different. Novadry. tag is not there, instead 'waterproof' tag is attached. This is the only negative I found so far.
Comfortable, good fit
Novadry tag not there, design not the same.
Response of the brand
Hi Pritam,Thank you for your valuable feedback. I am glad that you found this product useful. As per your advice, I have mentioned in the product page that the user needs to pick one size bigger than his/her normal shoe size. Novadry is the label we use for the waterproofing feature. Since it is difficult for a customer to understand the term, we have decided to replace it with the term "Waterproof".I hope your feedback will help customers make the right choice.At your service,Varun Nair E-Sport Manager DECATHLON
Pritam found this answer helpful
Great Boots
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Not worn for long treks or anything like that but used primarily to walk the dog, so typically 10 miles at a time. So far so good, no breaking in required and have been fully waterproof in the recent snow.
very comfortable, excellent value for money