Arpenaz 500 Mens Hiking Waterproof Shoes Brown

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Key feature
Undressed leather shoes for protection and durability.
Users reviews
4.1 / 5 358 ratings

Users reviews

4.1 / 5 358 ratings
294 users recommended this product
  • Man
    40-49 years old
    26 March 2017
    Use since 7 to 12 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Excellent Walking Shoes

    I have worn my shoes almost everyday for two years (for we can't buy these in Japan) and they are still in good shape. Comfortable walking shoes - will buy some more when I return in the summer.

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    05 December 2016
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Not waterproof at all
    Stable on neutral or wet terrain Not waterproof

    I have used these new shoes twice only. Each time on my way back I have crossed a field on which the low cut grass was simply wet from the morning's dew - for aprox. 5 to 8 minutes. Each time I have come back with the foot entirely wet.
    I purchased them as I wanted to take them on simple winter trekking, but I won't as there is just no point.

  • Man
    +60 years old
    25 October 2016
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    QUECHUA Arpenaz 500 Mens Hiking Waterproof Shoes
    Never had wet feet yet wearing these.

    2nd pair of theses shoes. First pair still in use every day for dog walking.

User benefits

Breathable and waterproof membrane, designed for walking 4hr on damp ground.
5mm plugs for walking on muddy and humid ground.
Full-foot EVA midsole.
2 hooks on top of upper provide excellent support on any terrain.
Fitting comfort
Microfibre inside lining of collar and moulded insole.

Technical card

Shoe size:
5.5 to 12.5.
440 g per shoe in size 8.
Outer sole of : 60.0% Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), Outer sole of : 40.0% Polyurethane (PU) Upper of : 60.0% Leather - Bovine - Split, Upper of : 40.0% Polyester (PES) Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
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. In our field tests the product manager works with people outside QUECHUA to test, improve, and approve our products.
Designed to
day-long mountain hiking in all weather conditions, on easy paths. For regular use.
2 years


Care instructions
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.
Storage Tips
Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place.


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.
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.
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.
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.