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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.