Arpenaz 100 Men's Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Black

8383807

QUECHUA

Made for hiking in nature for half a day, in all weather on easy tails. For occasional use.
Entry-level waterproof! These men's hiking shoes are designed to withstand 2 hours walking in light rain. The rubber sole offers more resistance and grip.
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Advantage
GripCrossContact sole for optimum grip on natural terrain.
CushioningEVA pad on heel for walking comfort.
WaterproofWaterproof, breathable membrane, tested during a 2-hour walk.
Lightweight408 g per shoe in size 8.
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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Waterproofing test
Footwear waterproofing test: laboratory and field-tested shoes with a breathable, waterproof membrane to ensure optimum protection from the rain. First, the shoe is immersed in water under air pressure to check no bubbles form on the shoe's surface. Partly immersed, the shoes are then fitted to a mechanical arm that simulates walking: we then check whether the inside of the shoe is still completely dry.
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3 levels of waterproofing
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.
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Field test
All our shoes are tested for comfort and use by representative users under conditions identical to those found when 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 test
Other laboratory tests are also conducted to approve the quality of the following components: torn eyelets and straps, bonding, toxicology, UV resistance, abrasion of the sole and the components of the upper, accelerated ageing.
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What shoe size do 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: keep your toenails short, and before descending check that your lacing will stop your foot from sliding towards the front of the shoe.
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Buying tips
Try on both shoes, standing up, wearing hiking socks. Try several styles and sizes, if required. 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. Wear your shoes in gradually during the first hikes, to mould them to your foot.
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Composition
Outer sole of : 100.0% Rubber - Butadiene Rubber (BR) Upper of : 60.0% Polyester (PES) - Recycled, Upper of : 40.0% Polyurethane (PU) Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Product test
All our models are tested by users who represent the target market in conditions identical to those found in typical use. We believe that testing in real life scenarios is the only way to continuously improve the technical suitability and design of our QUECHUA products.

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

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Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I brought these as a general purpose shoe - day wear, shopping etc. I have not tested the waterproofing yet but on the whole a good shoe for the money.
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