Just brought this shoe for sandakphu trek..It handled 4days of trek like pro..the grip,traction,flexibility,etc are perfect..
Unfortunately on last day it drizzled..shoe holded good for about 3hours but then to my horror,water started seeping in in right foot..and soon it was a puddle of water in right foot whereas left foot was completely dry..rest of trek became a challenge with draining water out of shoe constantly.
Hello Mr. Ravi,
Thanks for your feedback on the Quechua Trek 100 boots. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.
Just to give you an insight on these boots, these 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. 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 over trousers are advised in this case.
2. 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.
I stay available if you have any more doubts and further assistance with our products in future.
I purchased the same for my Roopkund trek and started break in wearing in road for 10 days. I noticed a corn in upper left corner of feet and it developed pain. The shoe is very hard and may be the reason for that. I use UK 41 for regular shoes. This also fits into but I think upper portion of shoe is not enough spread and put pressure in my upper feet. Other things are ok.
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.