MH500 waterproof Men's mountain Hiking shoes brown

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QUECHUA

Made for mountain hiking, in all weathers, on technical trails. For advanced hikers.
These hiking shoes are designed for mountain hiking: they are comfortable and safe thanks to their rubber stone guard, leather upper, waterproof membrane and grippy soles!
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Advantage
TractionSemelle CrossContact provides an excellent compromise for dry or muddy terrain
CushioningFull-length cushioning thanks to its EVA midsole.
WaterproofWaterproof membrane tested on 12km walk in water up to the middle of the upper
Impact protectionRubber stone guard for durable and efficient protection of the foot.
Anatomic design7 passage lacing system for perfect adjustment to your feet.
Lightweight402 g per shoe in size 8.
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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Crosscontact sole
The sole design is the product of a lengthy research and development process conducted in our laboratories, combined with a special rubber formulation to optimise grip and traction. Given the range of different needs, we are always seeking the best compromise for walking on both wet and dry terrain.
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Waterproofing test
Footwear waterproofing test: these boots, which have been tested in the laboratory and the field, have a breathable, waterproof membrane for optimum protection in the rain. First, the boot is immersed in water while the air pressure inside is increased to check that no bubbles form on the surface. They are half immersed and then placed on a mechanical arm that simulates walking: we then check that the inside of the shoe remains perfectly dry.
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Waterproofing level
During the waterproofing test, we test 3 levels of waterproofing: 2000 flexes (around 4 hours of walking), 4000 flexes (around 8 hours of walking) and 8000 flexes (around 16 hours of walking). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry. The MH500 waterproof shoe passed the test involving 8000 flexes.
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Prolonging the waterproof properties
A shoe's waterproofing is often undermined by water getting in from the top of the shoe. To keep your feet dry for longer, we recommend wearing waterproof gaiters or mini-gaiters to protect the top part of the boots and prevent water, pebbles, sand, etc. from getting inside. To restore the original water repellent properties and prevent staining the outer surface, spray with a waterproof spray several times per year.
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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. Always walk around the store. Wear your shoes in gradually during the first hikes, to mould them to your foot.
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What shoe size should I choose?
For hiking, try taking one shoe size up from your usual to ensure optimum comfort when going downhill and to prevent your toes from hitting the toe box. Tip: before any descent, make sure that your toe nails are clipped and that your laces are tightened so that your feet cannot slide forwards in the boot.
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Field test
All our boots are tested in real-life conditions by testers who are representative of the target customer to ensure that they fit properly and are comfortable in use. Our Missions Tests link the product manager up with people who are not affiliated to Quechua to test, develop and approve the products.
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Laboratory Testing
Other laboratory tests are also conducted to pass the following: tearing resistance of the eyelets and straps, resistance of adhesives, toxicology, UV resistance, to abrasion of the outsole and upper components, accelerated ageing.
characteristic
Weight402 g per shoe in size 8
Information / Concept / Technology
Composition
Outer sole of : 50.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), Outer sole of : 50.0% Rubber - Butadiene Rubber (BR) Upper of : 80.0% Leather - Bovine, Upper of : 20.0% Polyester (PES) Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Product test
All our models are tested by users representative of our target market in conditions identical to those you encounter yourself when using them. We believe that carrying out 'real-life' testing is the only way to design and continuously advance the technical relevance and design of all our Quechua products.

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

Reviews

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Good Comfortable shoes
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I wanted to use this shoes for Stok Kangri trek. But our guide did not allow it as it is not having ankle support and he was fearing that snow would get inside shoes easily. So unfortunately I needed to buy another shoes there.
Very comfortable and great grip on dry surface. I am not very much sure about wet grip.
I am kind of disappointed as I am carrying two pair of shoes which was not my intention.
Great product
Used for 3 to 6 months
This is a great product by decathlon. I feel completely satisfied with this product. Really awesome grip. Works well on wet and slippery surfaces. Used them for Kanchenjunga base camp.
The only problem is that the rubber layers near the toe of the boot are wearing off slowly. Also the cushioning near the laces is wearing off.
But a great product, especially if you want to go for a 8 day trek with per day 15- 20 km of walking.
Average, Not complete waterproof
Used for 3 to 6 months
This was my first purchase from Decathlon. i was very excited by getting these shoes .But on trek i found these shoes below my expectation. As mentioned in product description these are waterproof and can be used for whole day / 8 hr in a day but when i used this product water entered in my shoes within first hour of my trek. I faced bad experience with these shoes. Talking about its gripping quality on trek is very good.
poor life time
Used for 3 to 6 months
shoes look good but life time of the shoes is low after 5 months of normal use shoes were totaly damaged
Response of the brand
Hi Tomas,

I am sorry to hear about your negative experience with the Forclaz 500 Mountain Hiking Shoe. Your shoe is within the two year warranty time period so please do not hesitate to return the shoes to your nearest Decathlon store. If there are no Decathlon stores nearby you can always return the item by post by following these instructions: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/return-order-by-post.html.

Please note that the shoe is designed for regular use which Decathlon deems to be between 10 to 30 days hiking a year. If you hike more often then it might be worthwhile exchanging your shoes for a model which is designed for intensive use like the Merrell Capra GTX (https://www.decathlon.co.uk/capra-mens-waterproof-walking-shoes-id_8358250.html)

If you require any more advice on products or you want more clarity on our returns policy do not hesitate to contact me.

Alec Stratton-Lake | UK Product Trainer
QUECHUA MEN'S FORCLAZ 500
Used for 3 to 6 months
I am very pleased with these shoes, was wearing nearly 4 months and still they are in a perfect shape, for summer maybe they are a bit warm, but for autumn I think they will be great. One thing that I didn't like is that when I received it on the left boot there was a nasty defect, right in the front part of the boot, next time please, check your items carefully and only then send. All in all I am satisfied with the quality!!!
One of the best
Used for 3 to 6 months
Waterproof, comfortable and the best walking/gardening/wet weather shoes I have ever had. I just hope they are available in a couple of years when they will need replacing.
Great so far
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
Very pleased so far but only been out twice down the coastal path. Grip is excellent and the fit is exactly the same as my Kalenji trail shoes which is spot on. They are much lighter than expected and look really good quality. Will see what happens to them in the winter...
Good, not as breathable as Forclaz 500 boots
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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I bought these because I wanted a lighter shoe for the summer, but still waterproof. I wear the Forclaz 500 boots all day throughout the other seasons and they've been excellent. I wear the Forclaz 600 for hiking and they are all round good, superb in wet conditions.

These shoes, however, seem significantly less breathable than the boots and consequently my feet are getting uncomfortably hot regularly. I find myself reaching for my old sandals instead. Which is a pity. Because I like them and want them to be as trustworthy as the other footwear I've mentioned.
Great shoe let down by slippy sole
Used for 3 to 6 months
This is a great fitting, sturdy, waterproof shoe that has served me well around the city and on the occasional walk. Sadly, I have found the material on the sole to be slippery when wet. I don't think I could trust them, for example, on wet rocks.
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