Forclaz 500 Men's Low Waterproof Hiking shoes

    Designed for day-long mountain hiking, in all weather conditions, on technical terrains. For regular use.

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    SKU: S5759 (578463)
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    € 51.98
    Characteristics Designed for day-long mountain hiking, in all weather conditions, on technical terrains. For regular use.
    Product Benefits
    1. Waterproof
      Breathable and waterproof membrane, designed for walking 4hr on damp ground.
    2. Traction
      5mm plugs for walking on muddy and humid ground.
    3. Cushioning
      Full-foot EVA midsole.
    4. Fit
      2 hooks on top of upper provide excellent support on any terrain.
    5. Fitting comfort
      Fitting comfort
      Microfibre inside lining of collar and moulded insole.
    • Shoe size
      from 6.5 to 11.5.
    • Weight
      469 g per pair in size 8.
    Product feature
    1. Waterproofing vs Breathability
      A shoe with a waterproof and breathable membrane will generally be much less breathable than a shoe without a membrane. It is important to be aware of this if breathability is important to you.
    2. 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.
    3. Waterproofing test
      Footwear waterproofing test: Tested both in the lab and real-world usage, NOVADRY®-equipped footwear guarantees optimum waterproofing and breathability. First, the shoe is immersed in water while internal air pressure is applied to check that no bubbles form on the surface of the footwear. Next, shoes are fitted to a mechanical arm that simulates walking and half immersed in water so we can test that the inside remains perfectly dry.
    4. 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 Low Novadry boot is waterproof for 4000 flexes.
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      (Cow's) Leather and synthetic upper; fabric lining. EVA midsole (brown model) or PU midsole (blue model) rubber sole (brown model) or TPU sole (blue model) moulded EVA sockliner (brown model) or felt sockliner (blue model).
    2. Storage advice
      Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place
    3. Cleaning advice
      Take care of your shoes; cleaning them regularly helps maintain their efficiency for longer. Care: Use a nylon brush to remove dirt. Clean the surface with a soft, damp cloth and mild soap. Air dry. Do not dry near a heat source. Do not machine wash.
    4. Product catchline
      Excellent choice for those seeking a versatile, protective and robust shoe.
    5. Lab tested
      All our shoes undergo use and comfort tests carried out by users who represent the target market in conditions identical to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up the product manager with people who aren't affiliated with QUECHUA, to
    Product reviews
    3.9 / 5
    16 reviews
    16 users recommend this product
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    • QUECHUA Arpenaz 500 Mens Hiking Waterproof Shoes

      Vincent (United Kingdom)
      Used for 3 to 6 months
      2nd pair of theses shoes. First pair still in use every day for dog walking.
      Never had wet feet yet wearing these.
    • Walking shoes

      Anthony (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      I bought these to replace a similar shoe, which I have walked many miles over the past two years.
      Perfect fit from day one, walked 15 miles today.
    • Dangerous shoes in the rain!

      Dekel (China)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      I bought these shoes in hangzhou and was initially very excited as they 'look' to be beautiful and high quality shoes. However, on a rainy day headed to west lake, I fell on a flat surface hurting my elbow. After, I almost fell again a few times, walking on normal streets and different kind of pavements, I was very scared to continue to walk in them. I had to be very cautious in every step I took. I was very disappointed as I choose these shoes over others in the store and other companies. These shoes were more expensive aND appeared better quality, however, they were the worst purchase I've made while travelling china! I would not recommend these shoes as they have poor grip and overall bad quality. I'm not sure where you could walk with them and feel safe if it rains!
      Response of the brand
      Dear Dekel, thank you for purchasing Quechua Arpenaz 500 Men's Hiking Waterproof shoes, I'm sorry that our product did not meet your demand.

      As you know, different shoes have different usage. This pair of shoes is made to be used in hiking sports. The performance is the best when you are facing muddy and complicated mountain roads, while for walking in city, I won't recommend this one as it is not made for slippery city roads. You can ask the sales assistant to help you to chose the most suitable products. I'm really sorry for you bad experience. You can go to the nearest store and ask for refund/replacement. 

      Thank you for your feedback, it really helps and we really appreciate it. Wish you have a nice day!

      Ashley CHENG Hiking Dialogue Leader DECATHLON
    • amazing experience

      NEERAJ (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      this shoe is a great product, i highly recommend this product for those who love comfort, style and the best quality at fair prices.
      quality, comfort and its style
      nothing negative about this product
    • Bad shoes for trekking in varying climate conditio

      Shreyas (India)
      Used for More than 1 year
      The shoes is very slippery when stepped on rocks which have water deposits on them. If you step on a smooth surface then chances are you are gonna slip and fall as it almost happened a couple of times for me. Very hard to manage with in slippery surfaces.
      Very good shoes for summer and rough surfaces
      Very bad in rainy and smooth surfaces.
      Response of the brand
      Hi Shreyas,

      Thank you for your review on the Forclaz 500 waterproof low shoes. I am disappointed that the shoes didn't meet your needs as user satisfaction and comfort is always the focus of all stages of product development at Quechua. All our shoes are tested in use by representatives for whom the products are designed, under conditions identical to those you can find in use. In addition, we also conduct a series of laboratory tests to confirm the promise of the product. 
      The larger and deeper the lugs of the footwear the better grip it will provide on tough technical terrain but at the same time compromising stickiness on smooth surface due to less contact area. But if the lugs are not deep enough or big then the grip on uneven surface is at stake. So there is always a balance between grip on uneven surface and adherence on smooth surface. You can look at the Forclaz 500 Fresh if aquatic hiking shoe is what suits your need the best.
      If you feel that the shoes are not suitable for your need, please feel free to visit your nearest Decathlon store and get them exchanged/refunded. I am available in case you have any more queries.
      Happy Hiking! 

      Ravi Singh
      Community Manager & Product Trainer(Mountain Sports) DECATHLON
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