Arpenaz 500 Warm Waterproof Men's Hiking Boots - Blue

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4.2 / 5 294 ratings

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4.2 / 5 294 ratings
244 users recommended this product
  • Woman
    +60 years old
    03 August 2016
    Use since More than 2 years
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    A very warm and comfortable boot
    Easy to get on and off. Warm and water resistant No negatives

    A brilliant product bought over and over again for my husband

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    05 February 2017
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Good protection from snow, could have been better

    1. Good insulation from cold.
    2. Upto shin protection from snow.
    3. Easy to wear.

    1. Need to buy big size to accommodate extra shock layer. However, at times, you will be wearing single layer of shocks and you will find it loose as there is no mechanism to tighten.
    2. Sole is not so great in terms of grip.

    1. Replace a better sole with good grip.
    2. Add mechanism to tighten (laces) in the top part of the boot like you have in some women snow boots. This will ensure no seepage of snow from the top.

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    21 January 2017
    Use since 7 to 12 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Great Quality
    Fitting is great Water enters through zip

    I'm living in Ladakh since a year and this boot is made ready from snow to rocky surfaces. It seldom slips. If you need to trek in areas with ankle level snow. It's best in class and value for money.

User benefits

Resting limit temperature -15°C / active limit temperature - 25 °C
Waterproof and breathable membrane keeps your feet dry.
Lugged sole with 4 mm rubber lugs provides good traction on the snow.
Easy dressing
Side zip with watertight gusset so it is quick and simple to put on.

Technical card

6.5 to 13.
1100 g per pair
Upper of : 80.0% Polyester (PES), Upper of : 20.0% Polyurethane (PU) Lining and sock of : 79.0% Polyester (PES), Lining and sock of : 15.0% Acrylic (PAN), Lining and sock of : 6.0% Polyurethane (PU) Outer sole of : 100.0% Rubber - Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)
Designed to
2 years


Footwear waterproofing test.
The footwear is laboratory and field tested to ensure optimal waterproofing and breathability. The boots are first immersed in water while 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.
3 levels of waterproofing.
In the waterproofing tests, we test 3 levels of waterproofing, with 2,000 flexes (approx. a 4 km walk), 4000 flexes (approx. an 8 Km walk) and 8000 flexes (approx. a 16 Km walk). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry.
Level of waterproofing of the boot.
Arpenaz 500 Warm boots are waterproof for 4000 flexes.
Field tests.
All our shoes undergo comfort and use tests carried out by users who are representative of our 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.
Measurement of the boots' thermal insulation.
It used to be impossible to tell the exact temperature down to which your shoes would protect you. Now it can be done: the temperature limits for use are shown on your Quechua boots. We worked with a panel of customers to measure the thermal resistance of our shoes, during activity and at rest, using cold sensing tests, both in the field and the lab. We take into account the differences in sensing cold between men and women.
Lab tests.
Laboratory tests were conducted to test the following elements: attachment of eyelets and webbing, assembly, toxicology, UV resistance, sole and upper component abrasion, accelerated ageing.