Men's Forclaz 500 mountain hiking waterproof Shoes Mahogany
The ideal shoe for regular hikes in the mountains. With its rubber stone guard, leather upper, waterproof membrane and grippy sole, you can hike with full confidence
Crosscontact sole is a perfect compromise for dry or slippery ground
Full cushioning with EVA insert and moulded PU insole
Breathable and waterproof membrane, designed for walking 8hr on damp ground
Rubber stone guard for durable and efficient protection of the foot
7 passage lacing system for perfect adjustment to your feet
415 g per shoe in size 42
415g per shoe in size 42
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)
All our shoes undergo use and comfort tests carried out by users representative of the target market in typical conditions of use. In our field tests the product manager works with people outside QUECHUA to test, improve, and approve our products.
Day-long mountain hikes, in all weather conditions, on technical trails. For regular use.
Store in a well ventilated dark, dry place.
Not suitable for trekking
Lengthy lab research into the design of the sole, combined with a special rubber formulation which optimises the balance between traction and adhesion. We aim to provide the best compromise when walking on dry and slippery terrain, addressing the differing requirements of each.
Footwear waterproofing test: footwear equipped with a waterproof, breathable membrane affording optimum protection from the rain; tested in the laboratory and in use. To start, they are immersed in water with pressurised air inside to check that no bubbles form on the surface of the boot. Next, shoes are fitted to a mechanical arm that simulates walking half-immersed in water so we can test that the inside remains perfectly dry.
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 waterproof passes the 8000 flexes test.
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.
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?
For hiking, take the size above your usual shoe size to ensure optimum comfort when travelling downhill and to prevent your toes from hitting the end of the shoes. Tip: keep your toenails short and check that your laces stop your foot from sliding to the front of the shoes before you start downhill.
All our shoes undergo use and comfort tests carried out by users representative of the target market in typical conditions of use. Our Field Test Missions team up the product manager with people unconnected with QUECHUA, to test, improve, and approve our products.
Other laboratory tests are also conducted to approve the quality of the following components: eyelet and strap attachment, sticking, toxicology, UV resistance, wearing of sole and upper components, early wear and tear.
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* The prices listed on the site are the prices recommended by DECATHLON SA's central purchasing department.