used for the 1st time today on a 10 mile urban walk with canal paths and some off path walks. Easter Monday 2018 to give you an idea of the weather. excellent grip, warm, comfortable and waterproof beyond of the £50 price tag. a few occasions when we were almost ankle deep and water but they kept us completely dry. this is my 1st pair of decathlon walking wear and i have to say I am very impressed. let's see how they fair after 6 months, but for now I have zero complaints
Quite stylish good value comfortable waterproof shoes. Took them on a skiing holiday and they were grippy, warm, dry and comfy. Just what I wanted and a bargain compared to the branded ones I looked at.
Very impressed! For the price I don't think you could match these. I'm a month into them and have absolutely zero complaints. They are warm, comfortable and appear hard wearing. I particularly like the laces and sole. Highly recommended!
So comfy, light. Love wearing them .
Now on my third pair of Decathlon waterproof approach shoes having worn out the others trying to keep up with my dog. Well pleased with their fit and robustness.
shoes look good but life time of the shoes is low after 5 months of normal use shoes were totaly damaged
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
This shoe is comfortable, good grip on certain surfaces (exclude tiles), but not at all waterproof. Walking on puddle of water on my first pair and it starts to squeak. Exchanged for a second pair, but on my first raining day, it starts to squeak shortly after. The waterproofing for the top was excellent, just that the waterproofing need more improvement at the sole area.
This shoe provide good grip even on wet some surfaces* Waterproof yet not. First pair I bought, starts having squeaky sound after a wearing for a couple of times and walked on wet floor once after a rain. Air dry for a week does not help. Exchanged.
Exchanged pair was fine, till I was caught in a heavy downpour. Waterproofing was good on the shoe upper for the 15 mins walk, but it start to squeak before I even reached a sheltered area. Air drying now.
*slippery on some tiles
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!!!
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.