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
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.
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
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.
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,
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
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
The sole of the shoe has come out, we got no help to fix it, from the store we had bought it.
Not worth the money spent.
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,
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
Only had six months sole and tread worn out.
Had to buy new boots.
Love these. I struggle to get comfortable shoes/ boots, but these fitted like a pair of slippers from day one.
They are solid and waterproof
Having spent quite a lot of time in the shop, I found this product to be comfortable and give a good level of protection when walking. I used them for one day up in the Lake District and I found that there is a small gap between the tip of the insole and the front of the shoe inside. This creates a little groove which rubs against your big toe as you walk, and this is even worse when walking downhill, fortuately i didnt wear them much more otherwise i would have some serious blisters. I will aim to change these shoes ASAP.
Used them on normal, medium and difficult terrain. Didn't thoroughly test the waterproofness, however they provided enough when crossing rivers. The grip is good on dry surfaces, even on gravel or loose stones. Comfortable and warm enough, although they could be more breathable if taken on warm summer days (there are better options for that though). Through the snow they provide good comfort and stay dry, though if not used with gaiters some snow can get inside (better options for that).
There 2 improvements I can name for them: soles can get a bit worn off after use, they are a bit soft or they could be stiffer, more rubber-ish - they currently feel like foam. Also a rock guard on the front would be splendid. The smooth nubuck leather can get pretty torn and scratched because of the rocks in front.
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