Men's Forclaz 500 mountain hiking waterproof Shoes Mahogany

Réf :
8383667
Key feature
These hiking shoes are designed for mountain hiking: they are comfortable and safe thanks to their rubber stone guard, leather upper, waterproof membrane and grippy soles!
Users reviews
4.37 / 5 359 ratings
From
£49.99*

Users reviews

4.37 / 5 359 ratings
323 users recommended this product
  • Man
    30-39 years old
    01 December 2017
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    poor life time

    shoes look good but life time of the shoes is low after 5 months of normal use shoes were totaly damaged

    Brand's answer :

    Hi Tomas,

    I am sorry to hear about your negative experience with the Forclaz 500 Mountain Hiking Shoe. Your shoe is within the two year warranty time period so please do not hesitate to return the shoes to your nearest Decathlon store. If there are no Decathlon stores nearby you can always return the item by post by following these instructions: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/return-order-by-post.html.

    Please note that the shoe is designed for regular use which Decathlon deems to be between 10 to 30 days hiking a year. If you hike more often then it might be worthwhile exchanging your shoes for a model which is designed for intensive use like the Merrell Capra GTX (https://www.decathlon.co.uk/capra-mens-waterproof-walking-shoes-id_8358250.html)

    If you require any more advice on products or you want more clarity on our returns policy do not hesitate to contact me.

    Alec Stratton-Lake | UK Product Trainer

  • Man
    20-29 years old
    11 October 2017
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    QUECHUA MEN'S FORCLAZ 500

    I am very pleased with these shoes, was wearing nearly 4 months and still they are in a perfect shape, for summer maybe they are a bit warm, but for autumn I think they will be great. One thing that I didn't like is that when I received it on the left boot there was a nasty defect, right in the front part of the boot, next time please, check your items carefully and only then send. All in all I am satisfied with the quality!!!

  • Man
    +60 years old
    05 September 2017
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    One of the best

    Waterproof, comfortable and the best walking/gardening/wet weather shoes I have ever had. I just hope they are available in a couple of years when they will need replacing.

User benefits

Traction
Semelle CrossContact provides an excellent compromise for dry or muddy terrain
Cushioning
Full-length cushioning thanks to its EVA midsole.
Waterproof
Waterproof membrane tested on 12km walk in water up to the middle of the upper
Impact protection
Rubber stone guard for durable and efficient protection of the foot.
Anatomic design
7 passage lacing system for perfect adjustment to your feet.
Lightweight
402 g per shoe in size 8.

Technical card

Weight
415g per shoe in size 42
Composition
Outer sole of : 50.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), Outer sole of : 50.0% Rubber - Butadiene Rubber (BR) Upper of : 80.0% Leather - Bovine, Upper of : 20.0% Polyester (PES) Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
Tests
All our models are tested by users representative of our target market in conditions identical to those you encounter yourself when using them. We believe that carrying out 'real-life' testing is the only way to design and continuously advance the technical relevance and design of all our Quechua products.
Designed to
for day hiking in the mountains on technical terrain in dry weather. For regular use.
Guarantee
2 years

Tips

Storage Tips
Store in a well ventilated place away from light and moisture.

Features

Crosscontact sole
The design of the sole has been the subject of long research at our laboratories, combined with a specific rubber formulation to offer the best compromise between grip and traction. As requirements are not the same, we automatically look for the best compromise to develop on both soft and dry terrain.
Waterproofing test
Footwear waterproofing test: laboratory- and field-tested, shoes with a breathable, waterproof membrane ensure you have optimum protection from the 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. They are half immersed and then placed on a mechanical arm that simulates walking: we then check that the inside of the shoe remains perfectly dry.
Waterproofing level
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). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry.The MH500 waterproof shoe passed the test involving 8000 flexes.
Prolonging waterproofness
A shoe's waterproofing is often undermined by water getting in from the top of the shoe. Using waterproof gaiters or mini gaiters, it is therefore recommended to keep your feet dry for longer periods 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.
Buying tips
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. Break your shoes in gradually on your first big hike to mould them to your feet.
What shoe size do I choose?
For hiking, do try a size about your usual one to ensure optimum comfort when going downhill and to prevent your toes from touching the top of the shoe. Recommendation: Before any descent, make sure your nails are cut and check that your laces are tightened to prevent your foot from sliding forward in the shoe.
Field Test
All our shoes are tested for comfort and use, by testers who are representative of the people the products are designed for, under identical conditions. Our Field Test Missions team up the product manager with people who aren't affiliated with QUECHUA, to test, improve, and validate our products.
LaboratoryTesting
Other laboratory tests are also conducted to approve the quality of the following components: tearing eyelets and straps, gluing, toxicology, UV resistance, abrasion resistance of outsole and upper components, accelerated ageing.
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