I have worn this pair in Roopkund and Hampta pass treks, and it has provided superb grip on slippery stones, very nice grip on snow as well with proper stepping techniques, kept my feet pretty dry in rains. Only problem was the lace which were getting lose when wet.
Does not fit my feet. I went for a size above my usual size. Yet while descending, shoes hurt my feet. To be specific my little finger hurts a lot. Does not even withstand intermittent rains while it claims to be entry level waterproofed. Think twice before buying this. Go for higher models, if you are thinking of reusing it for more than one treks. Do not expect much out of this.
Hello Mr. Harish,
Thanks for your feedback on the Arpenaz 100 Hiking shoes by Quechua. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you by our product.
A. Regarding the fit: Yes, you did the right thing by going one size above than usual size in picking a hiking shoe but sometimes based on the feet it is sometimes two more because of a broader feet which ideally causes a pain in the little finger and when you are descending you do not have enough room to fit in. If you believe this is the case, I request you kindly to consider the Forclaz 100 shoes by Quechua in exchange for the current shoe you have, which gives better room compared to this model.
B. Waterproofing: Arpenaz 100 shoes are tested for 2000 flexes of waterproofing in laboratory and on field by users, which translates to 2 hours of walking. The challenge here is when it is raining there are chances that water enters from the top and makes the shoe wet and the perfect solution here is to wear gaiters on top which will stop water to enter from the top.
I stay available if you need any further assistance with our products or services in future.
I am a professional high altitude trekker since last 25 years, and were using CAT and Merrill Shoes , both of which are Good but very expensive. Last year I did Rupin Pass and as my Merrill had worn out I bought this shoe, knowing well it won't stand the cold. But I should say my experience was good as the shoe was comfortable giving good grip and water proof to a good extent. Only problem was with cold on the glaciers. But it's a value for money for beginners.
I used it for mild trekking and it gave me excellent grip on dry and dusty surfaces. Even it performed very well on rocky surfaces. But when it came to wet surface that was slippery, it failed miserably and I slipped and fell down. I escaped with slight bruises on my hand
I was looking for snow boots (waterproof) and these were the closest I could find. I bought them hoping that something is better than nothing and my experience was WoW. I was in snow for 3 hours and neither the cold nor moisture/water went inside. I am Satisfied.
I brought these shoes around 15 days back, After only a short trip to hills for 3 days, they sole has started to worn out, it looks like they will last not more than 3 months, Moreover the feet and sole comfort is worst.
I would request the manager of Decathlon Gurgaon to refund my money back.
Since the experience has been so bad. :(
Durability, Feet Comfort, Ankle Support
Hello Mr. Vinay,
Thanks for your feeback on the Arpenaz 100 hiking boots.
The Arpenaz series of Quechua is designed for beginners who go on hikes in the lowland and thus the features on the product also meet the needs of beginner only. The sole is made of rubber and is soft to give better grip for a beginner, comes with out sole alone, absence of mid sole as an occasional user does not need it. They are not recommended for usage on mountains, and for user like you who is an intermediate to intense hiker, I would suggest you to consider our Forclaz series of shoes.
I would request you to visit any of our store closer to you and get the shoes exchanged/claim a refund. Meanwhile, if you could let me know your usage or level of treks you do, I can suggest you models which will match your requirement from our range.
I stay available if you need any further assistance in future.
I bought these shoes for my first trek. Although the trek company advised the Forclaz 500, I didn't have the budget for that kind of expense. So, I had to go for this one and it didn't disappoint me one bit! Moisture control worked and the comfort levels were decent. Although the traction on these shoes might not be as good as the Forclaz 500/600 but hey, the price needs to be kept in mind here. This one is the best bet for a budget snow trek.
Moisture control, comfort
The sole. Kind of slipped sometimes.
Need to get another again
Quality n price
distance from my place
I have been using these shoes for the past 5 months. They are good to use when the weather is dry. But they have extremely HORRIBLE TRACTION on wet surfaces. I recently had a bad experience while wearing these shoes. While hiking across an easy terrain, my shoes lost all grip on the wet rock I was walking across and I had a very nasty fall. I was lucky enough I quickly recovered before I went tumbling down into the shrubs. And I was not on any difficult terrain. Any smooth surface and these shoes are like roller skates. YOU will FALL. I did slip and slide on wet rocks wearing these shoes but I ignored it as the path was a little inclined but when these shoes lost their grip even on a flat surface, well, there's something wrong with these shoes. One more negative point about these shoes is that even though they are waterproof, if water seeps in, then it stays in. Water doesn't drain out for a long time. If these issues are fixed, I would recommend these shoes else I would return them if possible or get rid of em soon.
flexibility, comfort, lightweight
Horrible traction, no water Drainage,
Thank you for your feedback on the Arpenaz 100 Mid Boots. I am sorry to hear that the shoes disappointed you on more than one occasion.
I have provided your feedback to our product engineers and you would be happy to hear that they are almost done with the development of a new range of hiking boots which will be coming out in the next few months. This new range is equipped with a superior sole for enhanced grip.
With regards to water drainage, all boots that will have a waterproof membrane will by nature find this issue of water not draining because of the same waterproof membrane.
I recommend taking the laces and insoles out and putting the boots in shade to dry. You can also stuff newspaper inside the boots and replace newspaper as and when required.
To avoid water getting entry in the future you can also look at gaiters along with waterproof over pants. This does not seal the boots but definitely restricts the water entry to a great extend. This is how I keep water out of my boots during hikes in rainy weather. If I am crossing streams which are deep then I just take the boots off as nothing works in those conditions.
Also thanks to our customer satisfaction policy, you can get your boots exchanged at any of our Decathlon stores.
Please feel free to get in touch with me in case of any further queries.
Many thanks and regards,
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
After 8 weeks of hiking the base is slowly detaching from body of the shoe. Please note that I used these shoes only on Saturdays for approximately only 2 hours and not everyday. I clean them according to what decathlon had suggested and maintain my shoes properly. It is sad to see these comfortable shoes in bad condition. If it can be repaired or replaced please let me know. I bought these shoes on August through snapdeal.
Base is slowly detaching from body