Forclaz 500 Fresh Men's Hiking Shoes



Made for mountain hiking for a day in warm weather. For regular use.
These hiking shoes with perforated sole and mesh upper help you keep your feet dry and fresh! The ideal shoe for your mountain hikes in hot weather.
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GripCrosscontact sole for the perfect balance between traction and adhesion.
BreathabilityHighly breathable mesh upper, perforated sole to draw moisture away from feet.
CushioningFull shock absorption thanks to the EVA full-foot midsole.
Water drainagePerforated sole with channels to facilitate moisture wicking.
Lightweight297 g per shoe for size 42.
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

Crosscontact sole
Lengthy lab research into the design of the sole, combined with a special rubber formulation which optimises the balance between traction and adhesion. We aim for the best compromise for walking on dry and slippery terrain, knowing that the needs are not the same.
Fresh Concept
A specific boot design combining a highly breathable upper and a sole construction allowing the evacuation of humidity. Laboratory-approved design, fully tried and tested by testers and users, guaranteeing that your feet will always feel dry on summer hikes
Field test
All our shoes are tested in comfort and in use by users who represent those, for whom the products are designed, under conditions identical to those that you can find in use. Our "Missions Tests" put the product manager in contact with people who are not affiliated with Quechua to test, develop and validate the products.
Laboratory test
Other laboratory tests are also conducted to approve the quality of the following components: Arpenaz 100 high Warm shoes are waterproof for 2,000 flexes.
What size should I choose?
On account of its extremely thin and breathable components, the Forclaz 500 has a large fit. You may need a size below.
Buying tips
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 your boots during your first few hiking trips to break them in.
Information / Concept / Technology
Outer sole of : 60.0% Rubber - Synthetic, Outer sole of : 30.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), Outer sole of : 10.0% Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Upper of : 50.0% Polyester (PES), Upper of : 50.0% Thermoplastic Polyethylene (TPE) Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Product test
Tested for 5 machine washes. Leave them to air dry. For improved hygiene, regularly remove the inner sole from the boots when not wearing: this allows the sole and boot to try completely.

Stockage tips
Store in a well-ventilated dark, dry place, away from heat sources.


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Bad for grip on slippery​ surface during monsoon
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
While buying the product, I was told that it will be good to used in sahyadries wet condition also... The shoe sole is slippery over rocks in monsoons also the when the condition is muddy(as it usually get muddy in sahyadries during monsoon) the shoe won't help

As the monsoons are around the corner, I am really looking for better product which will help me during monsoons trekking in sahyadries
Response of the brand
Hello Mr. Mayur,

Thanks for your feedback on the Forclaz 500 fresh shoes by Quechua. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you by our product.

To give you an insight on the Forclaz 500 fresh shoes, these shoes come with cross contact sole equipped with micro grips on the under to provide superior grip on the different terrains including wet surfaces and full foot length EVA mid sole for better cushioning. Thanks to also the perforated sole it drain waters out on its own. To ensure that the product benefits are perfect, all our products are tested in laboratory conditions and real time by users on terrains and conditions the product is designed for to ensure the quality and features for our users. I believe that the shoe you have is an exception for which I apologize again and I can propose you two solutions now, one, to exchange this pair for a new pair and test it on your future treks or seek for a refund. 

I stay available if you need any further assistance with our products or services in future.

Sandeep NAIR
Once Worn in, Great Shoes!
Used for 7 to 12 months
Took a while to wear them in from new - I almost gave up on them... But once worn in they have become my shoes of choice for hikes, cycling and even as casual shoes as I find them quite attractive in an understated way. I added "glow" lime stretch laces purchased cheaply from that well-known sports goods store.
Excellent shoes
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I really recommend this shoes if you are walking a lot. Very light and comfortable.
Thank you
Very comfortable
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