After much research on Hiking shoes for a Ladak & Kashmir trek which lasted 2 months very disappointed. These boots are heavy, not completely waterproof & started giving me ankle & calf mussel pain. I'm the past I have owned treking boots from Berghaus, Gamont & Kalyan they are much cheaper & more research has gone into producing a quality hiking boots that can also be used around the city.
These Forclaz 700 Hiking boots/ shoes have a flat feel to them and are limited to accommodate only narrow feet, folk with wider feet will struggle. Overpriced. For a hiking boot Collector worth $70 to $80 tops & not more than 5000 Rupees for the Indian & Nepal market.
Though I have only had these boots for three weeks I have worn them every day in wet and arduous terrain. They are lightweight and robust with great ankle support and grip.
The lace locking capability at the ankle is very useful when adjusting for fit and the velcro support strap ensures security around the foot. They are a little inflexible at first, but took only a couple of days to become very flexible. The sizing does come a little small - I am usually a 6UK and needed a 6.5UK.