Forclaz 500 Warm Waterproof Women's Hiking Snow Boot

    Designed for protecting you from the winter conditions during your cross-country outings on snow-covered terrain. For intensive use.

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    SKU: S135945 (899559)
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    Characteristics Designed for protecting you from the winter conditions during your cross-country outings on snow-covered terrain. For intensive use.
    Product Benefits
    1. Warmth
      Warmth
      Limit temperature = -16°C.
    2. Waterproof
      Waterproof
      Waterproof and breathable membrane.
    3. Grip
      Grip
      SNOWCONTACT technology: excellent grip and traction, 5 mm lugs.
    4. Lightweight
      Lightweight
      Only 450g in size 6.
    5. Compatibility
      Compatibility
      Snow hiking boots compatible with snowshoes
    6. Cushioning
      Cushioning
      Full cushioning for the full length of the foot for maximum comfort.
    7. Fit
      Lacing system with 2 hooks offering a wide range of adjustment options.
    Details
    • Sizes
      3½ to 7½.
    • Weight
      820 g per pair in size 6.
    • Colours
      black
    • Also available
      Blue
    Product feature
    1. SNOWCONTACT technology.
      The SNOWCONTACT soles are tested and certified in the laboratory and in the field, to offer excellent grip and maximum traction on all types of winter terrain (snow and ice). Its specific component and tread pattern provide excellent grip on slippery terrain. The optimised lug pattern offers maximum grip on slopes.
    2. Footwear waterproofing test.
      The boots equipped with the NOVADRY® technology are tested in the laboratory and in the field and guarantee optimum waterproofing and breathability. First, the shoe is immersed in water while the air pressure inside the shoe is increased to check that no bubbles form on the surface of the footwear. Next, the boots are fitted to a mechanical arm that simulates walking and half immersed in water to test that the inside remains perfectly dry.
    3. 3 levels of waterproofing.
      During the waterproofing test, we test 3 levels of waterproofing: 2000 flexes (around 4 hours of walking), 4000 flexes (around 8 hours of walking) and 8000 flexes (around 16 hours of walking). Naturally, after the test or in use, the shoe recovers its original waterproofing when dry.
    4. Waterproof rating of the footwear.
      The 500 Active Warm shoes are waterproof for 8000 flexes.
    5. Field tests.
      All our shoes are tested for comfort and in use, by users who are representative of the target customers, under conditions that replicate real-life use. In particular, our "Mission Tests" bring the product manager together with people who aren't affiliated with QUECHUA to test, develop and approve our products.
    6. Measuring the thermal insulation of our footwear.
      Previously, there was no way of accurately identifying the temperature threshold at which your boots would protect you from the cold. This is now possible: the temperature limits for use are shown on your Quechua shoes. By testing how cold people feel in the field and in the lab with a panel of customers, we measured the thermal insulation of our footwear. We take into account the fact that men and women feel the cold differently.
    7. Lab tests.
      Laboratory tests were conducted to test the following elements: tearing of eyelets and straps, gluing, toxicology, UV resistance, abrasion resistance of outsole and upper components, accelerated ageing.
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      Upper of : 60.0% Polyurethane (PU), 40.0% Polyester (PES) Outer sole of : 60.0% Rubber - Synthetic, 40.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Warm lining : 82.0% Polyester (PES), 18.0% Polyurethane (PU) Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
    2. Storage advice
      Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place.
    3. Cleaning advice
      Air dry. Do not dry near a heat source. Scrub with a soft brush. Air dry. Restore the waterproofing regularly using a suitable product.
    4. Product restrictions
      Not suitable for glacier hiking.
    5. Product catchline
      Comfortable and warm shoe. The Forclaz 500 Warm shoes will carry you over all kinds of winter terrain in complete confidence thanks to their SNOWCONTACT sole.
    6. Lab tested
      All our shoes are tested for comfort and in use, by users who are representative of the target customers, under conditions that replicate real-life use. In particular, our "Mission Tests" bring the product manager together with people who aren't affiliate
    Product reviews
    4.6 / 5
    5 reviews
    5 users recommend this product
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    • Don't last long

      11/10/2017
      Angela (United Kingdom)
      Used for 7 to 12 months
      I bought these boots a year ago and absolutely love them. They're cosy, comfy and I ranted and raved about them to anyone and everyone. Unfortunately this last week, the black top layer seems to be coming off one of my boots, and when I went out today, I realised this stops it from being waterproof. I came home with one very soggy foot. I'm really upset, as to me they seemed the perfect boot, but I would have expected them to last for more than a year. Unfortunately I can't find my receipt (as they do have a 2 year guarantee) so I am now going to be out of pocket as I'll need to replace them.
      All in all, a great boot, but make sure you keep your receipt somewhere safe!!
    • A good versatile boot

      18/04/2017
      Ilaria (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      I bought these boots for my trip to Lapland. I preferred them to snow boots because I don't often visit places with lots of snow. They were warm enough to walk on snow and ice up to -12°. They were also comfortable for walking around in town. I will definitely use them in multiple occasions. Stylish as well, much better than the usual pink/purple/furry snow boots available for women.
    • Brilliant boots.

      22/02/2017
      Alan (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Reference to them being slightly narrow (I could only select moderate) is due more to the fact that I have a very high instep and the more I wear them the more they bed in. I have worn them for walking in the UK and also as snowboots in the Alps. They are comfortable and they kept me warm and dry in the snow and never slipped once, they offer good support plus being totally manmade is brilliant for me being Vegan. Excellent boots.
    • Woman's hiking boot

      10/02/2016
      Moira (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      This little boot is excellent value for money. Totally waterproof and cosy fleecy lining. Great sole.....not slipped once!
      Totally waterproof. Cosy lining
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    • Comfortable and warm

      18/01/2016
      IARA (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Very comfortable, warm and provides great grip on snow.
      Comfort, warmth and grip
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