Forclaz 500 Men Hiking Shoes Brown

8383667

QUECHUA

Made for Day-long mountain hikes, in all weather conditions, on technical trails. For regular use.
The ideal shoe for regular hikes in the mountains. With its rubber stone guard, leather upper, waterproof membrane and grippy sole, you can hike with full confidence
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Advantage
TractionCrosscontact sole is a perfect compromise for dry or slippery ground
CushioningFull cushioning with EVA insert and moulded PU insole
WaterproofBreathable and waterproof membrane, designed for walking 8hr on damp ground
Impact protectionRubber stone guard for durable and efficient protection of the foot
Anatomic design7 passage lacing system for perfect adjustment to your feet
Lightweight415 g per shoe in size 42
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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Crosscontact sole
Lengthy lab research into the design of the sole, combined with a special rubber formulation which optimises the balance between traction and adhesion. We aim to provide the best compromise when walking on dry and slippery terrain, addressing the differing requirements of each.
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Waterproofing test
Footwear waterproofing test: footwear equipped with a waterproof, breathable membrane affording optimum protection from the rain, tested in the laboratory and in use. To start, they are immersed in water with pressurised air inside to check that no bubbles form on the surface of the boot. Next, shoes are fitted to a mechanical arm that simulates walking half-immersed in water so we can test that the inside remains perfectly dry.
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Waterproofing level
During the waterproofing test, we test 3 levels of waterproofing: 2000 flexes (around 2 hours of walking), 4000 flexes (around 4 hours of walking) and 8000 flexes (around 8 hours of walking). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry. The Forclaz 500 waterproof passes the 8000 flexes test.
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Making waterproofing last longer
A shoe's waterproofing is often undermined by water getting in from the top of the shoe. Using waterproof gaiters or mini gaiters is therefore recommended to keep your feet dry for longer by protecting the top part of your shoes and prevent water from getting in as well as pebbles, sand, etc. Use of a re-waterproofing spray is recommended several times per year. This will help your shoes recover their original water repellent qualities and combat outer stains.
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Purchase advice
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 you shoes during your first few hiking trips to break them in.
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Which size should I select?
For hiking, take the size above your usual shoe size to ensure optimum comfort when travelling downhill and to prevent your toes from hitting the end of the shoes. Tip: keep your toenails short and check that your laces stop your foot from sliding to the front of the shoes before you start downhill.
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Field test
All our shoes undergo use and comfort tests carried out by users representative of the target market in typical conditions of use. Our Field Test Missions team up the product manager with people unconnected with QUECHUA, to test, improve, and approve our products.
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Lab tests
Other laboratory tests are also conducted to approve the quality of the following components: eyelet and strap attachment, sticking, toxicology, UV resistance, wearing of sole and upper components, early wear and tear.
characteristic
Weight415g per shoe in size 42
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 shoes undergo use and comfort tests carried out by users representative of the target market in typical conditions of use. In our field tests the product manager works with people outside QUECHUA to test, improve, and approve our products.

Stockage tips
Store in a well ventilated dark, dry 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.
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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