day-long mountain hiking, in all weather conditions, on easy paths. For occasional use. Support, waterproofing and breathability. Featuring numerous reinforced areas and a two-hook fastening system, the FORCLAZ 500 is the perfect companion for exploring alpine passes.
Traction5 mm lugged rubber sole for good traction.
CushioningFull-foot EVA midsole: durable and high-performance.
WaterproofBreathable and waterproof Novadry® membrane keeps your feet dry.
FitHigh upper with two hooks on top provide excellent support on any terrain.
Lightweight425g per shoe in size 6.
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 and 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 Men's boots are waterproof for 4000 flexes.
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.
Other laboratory tests are also conducted to approve the quality of the following components: attachment of eyelets and webbing, assembly, toxicology, UV resistance, sole and upper component abrasion, accelerated ageing.
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.
Sizes3½ to 7½.
Weight425g per shoe in size 6.
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Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place.
Use a brush and/or sponge to clean the shoe and remove dirt or mud residue. The use of cream or waterproof grease on split leather is not recommended. While it will not damage the leather, it will change the appearance of your boots. Re-waterproof regularly using specific spray products for synthetics.
Novadry, for textiles that offer protection from the weather.