13 March 2017Use since 7 to 12 monthsThat review has been deposited on this product versionDisappointing: Fabric worn through
Found these an excellent fit and very comfortable. However, whilst they have been worn extensively through the winter it is disappointing that the fabric parts at the front and side have deteriorated badly and worn through. All other component parts have worn well. Perhaps for a walking boot, the wrong material has been used.Brand's answer :
I am sorry to hear that you have had issues with the Forclaz 500 helium hiking shoes. I have exactly the same pair and I pretty much wear them every day (admittedly round work for about 5 miles a day and use them out and about also) and I have not had any problems with them. I have found them to be a comfortable and reliable pair of shoes.
If you pop back in to your local store and you can either get them replaced or get a refund. I am hoping that this is a one off experience and would recommend giving them another go.
Christopher Penn | UK Product Trainer
03 January 2017Use since 3 to 6 monthsI recommendThat review has been deposited on this product versionpurchase confirmedgood quality at a good pricesoft around the ankle. nothing
i was looking for a pair of shoes for work. i am on my feet all day and i have problems with my feet, so look for something sturdy and comfortable. these completely fit the bill. i will definitely buy some more of these.
29 September 2016Use since 3 to 6 monthsI recommendThat review has been deposited on this product versionpurchase confirmedComfortable and great valueLightweight (compared to boot), durable. None yet
I bought these over a pair of boots as they are more suited to the type of walking that I am doing. On the foot they feel like a beefy trail running shoe, as you might expect.
I've yet to give them a serious test but after a couple of months of use they still look virtually brand new so I expect them to be tough.
The lacing system is secure and they are pretty weatherproof, despite not having a waterproof membrane. As a result they can get quite warm.
04 June 2016Use since 2 to 8 weeksI recommendThat review has been deposited on this product versionTested on a wet and dry terrainStay dry inside, very comfortable a little heavier, but with very good drip
I have tested this shoes in a forest and grass terrain. I have tested them in a 2 hours rain and they stay dry inside even after walking in a wet grass, even withot gaiters. Very comfortable inside but a little heavier. I guess it is because of the crosscontact sole. The sole works very well on dry and wet mud ot dry rock but it starting to slip on a wet rock.
01 June 2016Use since 2 to 8 weeksThat review has been deposited on this product versionpurchase confirmedSizing a bit offSturdy shoe, quick tie laces Right shoe size slightly small
Previously wore an older pair of this type of shoe from Decathlon so when they nearing the end of their useful lifespan I automatically went back for another pair. These were the closest to what I previously wore and the exact same size. The right shoe felt a bit tight around the toe area on trying them on, but I purchased them anyway assuming they would maybe stretch slightly with a bit of time. Unfortunately they havent. My previous pair had ample space and were the exact same size. Never had issues with different size feet before!Brand's answer :
Thanks for your feedback on the Helium hiking shoes. I apologise for the discomfort caused from the pair you have recently purchased. I am certain we can exchange the model for you for another pair so see if it rectifies the problem, failing that we can look at a different model. Either drop into your local store or get in touch with our customer loyalty team online.
Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
12 May 2016I recommendThat review has been deposited on this product versionpurchase confirmedVery functionalComfortable, tough,
Used these on a recent trip to Arizona and Utah, hiking across some of the National Parks. Did exactly what i wanted them to do: hiking on uneven paths, climbing the odd bolder and a bit of minor climbing.