The shoess are good only thy lack grip in rainy season
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
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.
I bought these shoes as I used similar merel shoes for a couple of years now, but these looked more durable on the outside.
After using them a couple of times I realised these are way hotter, even when its 20degC and sunny. I expected them to be very airy, because of the mesh construction, but it seems that all the plastic used just does not dissipate heat well...
I like how they look like though and they do fit my foot quite well.
Another problem is the tongue gets easily crinkled, so I need to take care when I put them on so they do not hurt.
I would recommend buying the Merrell Maipo over these shoes for comfort, but the Quechua might be more durable as they don't have as many laces on the outside of the shoe, which can get torn.
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.
I really recommend this shoes if you are walking a lot. Very light and comfortable.