Forclaz 700 Men’s Mountain MED Waterproof Hiking Boot - brick
Technical, waterproof and grippy, these hiking shoes are real leather walking shoes for regular hikers in the mountains and on technical paths.
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johnMan+60 years old02 January 2017Use since 2 to 8 weeksI recommendThat review has been deposited on this product versionpurchase confirmedvery comforable,style nothing
warm and comfortable to walk in.
CristianMan30-39 years old12 November 2016Use since 3 to 6 monthsI recommendThat review has been deposited on this product versionpurchase confirmedClient carenothing to complain about As usual, I am pleased by the way I was treated.
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CrossContact sole for excellent traction on rocks.
Precise fit thanks to an extended lacing system on the forefoot.
360° system with good foot coverage for better support.
Compression-moulded EVA cushioning and moulded PU sockliner for greater comfort.
Enhanced stability thanks to the X Stab technology.
Breathable and waterproof membrane, designed for walking 8hr on damp ground.
506 g per shoe in size 8
Outer sole of : 50.0% Rubber - Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR), Outer sole of : 40.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), Outer sole of : 10.0% Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Upper Part - Main Fabric : 45.0% Leather - Cow, Upper Part - Main Fabric : 35.0% Polyurethane (PU), Upper Part - Main Fabric : 20.0% Polyester (PES) Lining and sock of : 80.0% Polyester (PES), Lining and sock of : 20.0% Polyurethane (PU)
All our shoes are tested for user comfort and comfort in use, by a panel of users and in identical conditions to those you will encounter in use. Moreover, our "Missions Tests" put the product manager in contact with people who are not affiliated with Quechua to test, develop and validate the products.
For hiking in the mountains by day, in all weather, on technical trails. For regular use.
Take care of your shoes; cleaning them regularly helps maintain their efficiency for longer. Use the brush and/or sponge to clean the shoe and remove dirt or mud residue. The use of cream or waterproof grease on split leather is not recommended. This is not problematic in itself, but would modify the aesthetic aspect of the shoe. Air dry. Do not dry near a heat source. Do not machine wash.
Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place.
Not suitable for rock climbing.
Lengthy research into the design of the sole at the Essensole laboratories, combined with a special rubber formulation optimise grip on rocky terrain.
Our exclusive system uses a strap that goes under your instep. The tightening of laces tightens the strap which increases support of the instep without compromising comfort. The angle of the strap is lined up with the laces, no hard spots are felt. This provides unrivalled support and as well as greater precision and safety in challenging sections.
X stab technology
TPU part (rigid plastic) stabilises the heel. This insert is embedded into the compression-moulded EVA at the heel thereby stabilising and keeping it in position at the back of the shoe. The insert extends out at the sides so that it is covered by the 360° System strap, gently merging with the rest of the shoe at the forefoot. In addition to the injection-moulded EVA in the front sole, it is used to brace the foot and provides excellent push off.
Two types of materials have been used to provide an optimised cushioning / weight ratio. The heel (the part of your foot that needs the most cushioning) is made of compressed EVA. This provides long-lasting cushioning over time whilst minimising the thickness of the shoe. The front of the shoe is made of injected EVA; this light and bouncy material allows you to push off effectively.
Footwear waterproofing test: tested in laboratory and actual usage conditions, the shoes are equipped with waterproof and breathable membrane to provide optimal protection from rain. 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. Then the 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
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 700 boot is waterproof for 8000 flexes.
Try on both shoes, standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. Try on several models or sizes if necessary. Check two comfort points: the base of the heel and the front part of the foot going down. Avoid all pressure points when trying them on. Don't hesitate to walk around the store. Gradually start using you shoes during your first few hiking trips to break them in.
Which size should I select?
When taking up hiking, do not hesitate to take a size above your usual shoe size to guarantee an optimal comfort when walking downhill and to avoid your toes rubbing the tops of the shoe. Tip: Before any descent, make sure your nails are cut and check that your laces are tighten to prevent your foot from sliding forward in the shoe.
All our shoes are tested for user comfort and comfort in use, by a panel of users and in identical conditions to those you will encounter in use. Our "Missions Tests" put the product manager in contact with people who are not affiliated with Quechua to test, develop and validate the products.
Other laboratory tests are also conducted to approve the quality of the following components: Tearing of the eyelets and straps, stitching, toxicology, UV resistance, abrasion of the sole and the components of the upper, accelerated ageing.
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