Quechua Forclaz 600 Men's High Waterproof Hiking Shoes

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QUECHUA

Made for mountain hiking for one to several days in all weather conditions on technical terrain. For regular use.
the FORCLAZ 600 High fitted with a shank inside the sole will give your greater stability and support for technical trails. You'll appreciate the full-grain leather upper.
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Advantage
WaterproofWaterproof membrane tested on 16 km walk in the water until mid-upper.
Fit2 top hooks and 1 blocking hook - good support of rolling of the foot/precision.
TractionCROSSCONTACT sole supporting grip on hard and wet ground. 5 mm cleats
Lightweight646 g per shoe in size 42.
CushioningPU cushioning: enduring and effective.
DurabilityFull-grain leather upper for a longer lifespan.
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

1
Footwear waterproofing test.
Tested in laboratory and in use, these shoes, equipped with a Waterproof membrane, will ensure optimal impermeability and breathability. First, the shoe is submerged in water while internal air pressure is applied to check that no bubbles form on the surface of the footwear. Then, these are placed, half submerged, on a mechanical arm simulating walking, where it is checked that the interior of the shoe remains perfectly dry.
2
3 levels of waterproofing.
During the impermeability test, 3 levels of impermeability are tested: 2000 flexions (approximately 4 km walk) 4000 flexions (approximately 8 km walk) 8000 flexions (approximately 16 km walk). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry.
3
Shoe waterproofing level.
The TREK 500 hoe is validated on the impermeability test in 8000 flexions or 16km walk in water up to mid-upper.
4
Lab tests
Laboratory tests were conducted to test the following elements: - wrenching of hooks and eyelets - joining of the sole - toxicology - resistance to UV - abrasion of the sole and upper components - accelerated ageing.
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Care instructions
Use a brush and/or a sponge to clean the shoe and remove dirt or mud residue. Then, air dry away from a heat source. Finish with a nourishing cream to keep good leather flexibility and extend the lifespan of the shoe.
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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 shoes during your first few hiking trips to break in them.
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Split nubuck and synthetic leather upper, PU midsole, TPU outsole.

Test
Mid- and high-mountain guides from the ASTER association participate in the development of our hiking footwear in close collaboration with Quechua designers and engineers. Mountain experts wear our boots on hiking trails year-round, these guides thoroughly test our products in all conditions.

Product test
All our shoes undergo comfort and use tests carried out by users who are representative of our target market, in conditions identical to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up the product manager with people who aren't affiliated with QUECHUA, to test, improve, and validate our products.

Stockage tips
Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place.

Maintenance tips
Use the brush and/or sponge to clean the shoe and remove dirt or mud residue. Always brush in the same direction to give nubuck its original look. The use of cream or waterproof grease on split leather is not recommended. While it will not damage the leather, it will change the look of your shoe.

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Excellent
Used for 7 to 12 months
I read a lot of reviews people cribbing about soles and upper of the 600. I find these shoes to be as good as it can get for the price I paid for. There are two things we need to understand limitation of a product and life of a product. Product description is well defined and people having grievances need to read them again. I have done two ladakh, about 3 months put together in varied conditions ranging from 2 to -20 deg c and this did very well which automatically makes these shoes worth its price. In addition did a Lahaul, spit as well and a casual trip to Mont Blanc. The shoes held. It's waterproof, has a reasonably good grip for the conditions of the places mentioned above and is comfortable. Even walked an 8 km stretch in Mumbai heat which makes your feet warm but still no blisters and it was not intolerable. I would rate this 5 stars
Best shoes
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I got these shoes for my Arunachal trip mostly for Tawang.i have knee pain and my legs are weak however the shoes made up for the lack of power .gave me excellent grip and warmth throughout.They were amazing.Highly recommended.
Disappointed
Used for 1 week or less
I used this only for a week for a trek of 21 km. The trail was muddy, grassy, rocky and snowy in between. The leather scraped off pretty easily when in contact with few rocks. I could even see the leather scraped off at the point where it is glued to the sole from where the water started coming inside my shoes. Perhaps it wasn't glued properly. Either I got a defective piece or the quality of shoes is too inferior for such high price. I think these shoes will last for only one more trek which is not worth the price. I am really disappointed with the quality of shoes. I bought it for long term use and not for 1 or 2 treks.
Also it doesn't provide enough cushion to the forefoot when you're descending. My feet were quite sore after the descent.
Advice you to add cushion to the sole, especially to the forefoot and heel.
Not worth the price, not so durable sadly. :(
Ankle support, waterproof upto an extent
leather not so durable,not cushioned sole,expensiv
Response of the brand
Hi Raunak,

Thanks for your detailed feedback on the Forclaz 600 boots. I am sorry that you did not find the boots durable enough.
Like all footwear from Decathlon, these boots also come with a warranty of 2 years against manufacturing faults and defects. Therefore you can take them to your nearest Decathlon store for inspection, and the store team will be happy to exchange/refund for you if the boots were a defective pair.
Though, here is how we make these boots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JFXCfe6Weg

Regarding the cushioning, these boots are equipped with a full length PU midsole(heel to toe) for maximum comfort during long hikes. PU is not as soft as EVA(usually found in running shoes and light hiking boots) but performs better during longer use as it doesn't lose it's shape as easily as EVA. However I will still forward your feedback to the product Engineer for him to look into it.
In the meanwhile, I suggest using padded hiking socks (regular socks don't provide enough cushioning) and tying the laces securely  around the instep and ankle(as loose laces can make your feel slide forward and hit the front).
Please feel free to get back to me in case of any questions.

Thanks and regards,
Ravindra Charan
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
disintegrating soles
Used for More than 2 years
we brought 3 pairs all have their rubber soles detached from midsoles we tried to stick em back cause we were on a trek but midsoles have perished. Also on wet rocks or concrete there is no grip. our shoes are 3yrs old .our mail to customer care reply was these shoes only last 2yrs buy new shoes.
fit is good all is good till the soles
soles have detached from midsole =DISINTERGRATING
Shoe wore out in two years
Used for More than 2 years
The sole of the shoe has come out, we got no help to fix it, from the store we had bought it.
The Color
Not worth the money spent.
Response of the brand
Hi Priya,

Thank you for your review on the Forclaz 600 Men's Hiking Boots.
Would you please provide me more information on the usage and condition of the boots?

Thanks and Regards,

Ravindra Charan
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
Superb quality boot
Used for 7 to 12 months
If you want a great walking boot you've just found it. You'll never look back. The best walking boot that I have ever bought. Incredible value for money.
Comfort, lightweight, fit, durable, crafted
None
Great boots
Used for 3 to 6 months
I don't normally buy boots at this price because I didn't use to walk so much, however walking more demanded a better boot.
I have now discovered, over the last 3 months, how much I have missed out.
My walks are usually in the 8-10 mile range with occasional longer hikes in the Peak district or Staffordshire moorlands.
These boots are very comfortable, very dry and provide good traction.
Well worth the money and highly recommended.
fit; price; waterproof
Nothing
Really good boots
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Used for 3 to 6 months
I have been using these boots for a while now and can't find fault with them. They are comfy from first use and are waterproof. For the money I do not think you can get a better boot.
Comfort, waterproof, grip
Sole could be stiffer but not an issue really.
Best shoes I've ever owned
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I bought these shoes just two days before I left on a month long hiking trip to Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) because I heard that I really needed waterproof shoes. I wasn't convinced initially on what boots would give me vs. hiking shoes.

Now that I have returned from my trip and walked several hundreds of kilometers on them, on glaciers, mountains, in light snow, rain, and sun, I must say that I absolutely love them!

They didn't need any breaking in and were comfortable to wear from the start. The waterproof coating works very well, I've walked through countless streams and creeks every day and my feet never got wet. You wouldn't even see that the top of the shoe touched any water because the water drops just fell off. (I was showing off the waterproofness of these boots to someone, and she didn't even believe that I stood in water the second before.) I never felt like getting really sweaty feet, so even though the boots is waterproof, it's still breathable.

The grip is also great, I could stand on a small corner of a stone, touching only a small part of the sole, and still feel like my whole feet had good contact with the ground.

Would definitely recommend this boot to everyone!
very comfortable, very waterproof
Extremely uncomfortable
Used for 3 to 6 months
I bought these boots 4 months ago before for a weeklong trip to the remote islands of Scotland, with All types of terrain. Before this I decide to wear them in, first trip was all-terrain 6 miles’ hike, they were waterproof ok, but it felt like wearing a pair of clogs, they just did not give, I have skinny feet, however these where extremely tight on me to such an extent I had to loosen them to get the blood flowing again as my feet where freezing, this resulted in a gap at the top that let water in slightly. I then tried them on a 3-mile beach walk, same result, and finally went on my trip i luckily brought my old boots with me as I just could not cope with these after 4 hours. Soles of my feet ached, top of foot was also aching, no blisters though so they fitted OK.
I think I must have got a dodgy pair of boots as for this price I would have expected so much better and nobody else has reported these issues.
Waterproof, easy to put on and off.
Solid sole, tight uppers, no movement
Response of the brand
Thanks for your feedback on the Quechua Forclaz 600 hiking boots and I apologise for the inconvenience caused by the fit of the boot. I will share your comments with the Product Manager. Like you mentioned, so far these boots have received some good feedback so I hope this is an isolated issue. Please drop into your local store where a member of the team can take a look for you.Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON