The first one hour of wearing the shoes, I fell on ice. They don't provide good traction , are not waterproof. After I recovered after bed red of four day I wore them again since they are the only shoes I took with me. I fell the second time.
Comfortable trekking shoes. They are waterproof and have a great grip. Great built quality. Used them for only about a week but they feel solid. They just feel on the heavier side.
A little on the heavier side.
Tried these shoes in himalaya... I was told that they had good insulation till - 10 but didn't find so I wasn't comfortable, had some issue with friction on rocks while other shoes had good grips. Also shoes uper clip was positioned badly as both clips stuck in each other and one may fall please look into it.
Heavy, poor insulation, slippery on rocks as well
I am currently using this in my trek in Sweden, and had almost covered at least 30 kms on it. It's criss cross grip is really helpful while crossing muddy terrain, but is of limited use on ice.
Further I vouch for its waterproof features as till date, my socks had never gotten wet
Comfort, Waterproof qualities, Value for money.
Grip on ice/snow, quality of the shole laces.
Quechua Forclaz 500 is one of the best within budget and I would recommend it to anyone interested in serious trekking.
Sturdy toe guard, high ankle guard, ease in wearin
i purchased these shoes about 2 months back and have been using them regularly since then, i have started to get a lot of smell in them, how do i clean them n get rid of the smell?can i water wash them?
aesthetic look, light weight and tough
I use it and its really a excellent shoes for hiking ,trekking etc.its has a awesome grip
Excellent shoes. Used it on snow and ice . Keeps your feet warm and very good grip. Would strongly recommend for cold climates and hiking. Very light and comfortable too. Value for money. Go for it :-)
Light weight, good grip and keeps warm.
Salesperson were very professional in assisting the right selection
Water proof till ankle height Good grip
Could be lighter
Been using them for a year or so, went on one trek, recently the water started leaking in, not sure why. they have started soaking water like anything... can i still use the warranty or not?
comfortable for tough terrain,
Thank you for getting in touch regarding the Forclaz 500 High Boots. The Boots come with a waterproof PU membrane inside and a water-repellent treatment outside. There are few possibilities here with regards to water coming in.
1. The outside water-repellent treatment has deteriorated and the fabric is absorbing water, this is highly likely to happen with usage and all waterproof products need renewal of this coating after regular intervals (very similar to waxing leather shoes). You can renew the treatment by spraying it with water-repellent spray for outdoor boots.
2. The inside water-proof membrane got damaged. This can be due to wear and tear or usage. Not much can be done when this happens.
3. Water is coming in from the top or the tongue if you are not wearing Gaiters. Capillary action sucks water from surrounding areas(puddles, dew on long grass etc.) and the dry parts of the boots get wet. Gaiters with waterproof overtrousers are advised in this case.
4. It is not water that has got in but the sweat that is finding it hard to escape the boots because the breathability of the boots is reduced due to the waterproof membrane getting clogged with dirt or salt crystals found in sweat, all it need is a good clean(inside&outside both) that will open the pores of the membrane. Use footwear cleaner for this purpose, air dry the boots completely in shade and apply the water-repellent spray after that. Leave it to dry. Please feel free to get in touch with me in case of more doubts. Many Thanks and Regards,Ravindra Charan
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports