Quechua Forclaz 500 Men's High Waterproof Hiking shoes
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Quechua Forclaz 500 Men's High Waterproof Hiking shoes

3.8 / 5 28 ratings
19 users recommended this product
  • Man
    20-29 years old
    07 December 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
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    excellent

    I use it and its really a excellent shoes for hiking ,trekking etc.its has a awesome grip

  • Man
    40-49 years old
    04 December 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    works well in snow and cold
    Light weight, good grip and keeps warm. nothing

    Excellent shoes. Used it on snow and ice . Keeps your feet warm and very good grip. Would strongly recommend for cold climates and hiking. Very light and comfortable too. Value for money. Go for it :-)

  • Man
    +60 years old
    28 October 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    Very comfortable boots but the sole isn't up to it
    Comfortable Significant wear to the soles in just 4 weeks use.

    I had the equivalent pair of boots bought many years ago in France and have been delighted with them. When after 6 years or so hard work every summer in the alps the time came to replace them, I went for the same boot, well, its current equivalent. They were just as comfortable, but after 2 weeks walking in the alps this summer and two weeks in the Ardèche this month, the soles are already shewing serious signs of wear to the treads, which are much softer and less deep than my previous boot. Disappointed. I'm going to be lucky to get a year's use out of them.

    Brand's answer :

    Thanks for your feedback on the Forclaz 500 boot, I will pass your comments about the wear of the sole on to the Product Manager. Please drop back into your local store where a member of the team will be able to find a suitable solution for you. If you are still searching for a boot I would recommend the Forclaz 600: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/forclaz-600-high-mens-waterproof-walking-boots-brown-id_8343092.html.Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON

  • Man
    50-59 years old
    26 October 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    Satisfying experience
    Water proof till ankle height Good grip Could be lighter

    Salesperson were very professional in assisting the right selection

  • Man
    20-29 years old
    09 October 2016
    Use since More than 1 year
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    not waterprrof
    comfortable for tough terrain, not waterproof.

    Been using them for a year or so, went on one trek, recently the water started leaking in, not sure why. they have started soaking water like anything... can i still use the warranty or not?

    Brand's answer :

    Hi Prateek,

    Thank you for getting in touch regarding the Forclaz 500 High Boots. The Boots come with a waterproof PU membrane inside and a water-repellent treatment outside. There are few possibilities here with regards to water coming in.

    1. The outside water-repellent treatment has deteriorated and the fabric is absorbing water, this is highly likely to happen with usage and all waterproof products need renewal of this coating after regular intervals (very similar to waxing leather shoes). You can renew the treatment by spraying it with water-repellent spray for outdoor boots.

    2. The inside water-proof membrane got damaged. This can be due to wear and tear or usage. Not much can be done when this happens.

    3. Water is coming in from the top or the tongue if you are not wearing Gaiters. Capillary action sucks water from surrounding areas(puddles, dew on long grass etc.) and the dry parts of the boots get wet. Gaiters with waterproof overtrousers are advised in this case.

    4. It is not water that has got in but the sweat that is finding it hard to escape the boots because the breathability of the boots is reduced due to the waterproof membrane getting clogged with dirt or salt crystals found in sweat, all it need is a good clean(inside&outside both) that will open the pores of the membrane. Use footwear cleaner for this purpose, air dry the boots completely in shade and apply the water-repellent spray after that. Leave it to dry. Please feel free to get in touch with me in case of more doubts. Many Thanks and Regards,Ravindra Charan
    Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    06 October 2016
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    EVERYTHING BUT WATERPROOF
    Flexibility married with Sturdiness divorced Water Not waterproof... padded insole is a must...

    Although the shoe feels solid, comfortable and stylish... It is definitely not waterproof. One can add an additional insole for additional comfort while walking...
    Those looking for waterproof shoes... this is not the one...

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    24 September 2016
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Comfy but soles wearout quick
    comfortable poor quality soles

    Lovely and comfortable but after 3 months the soles had worn out so as walking boots pretty useless

    Brand's answer :

    Hello,

    Thanks for your feedback on the Forclaz 500. I apologise for the inconvenience caused by the sole. Please drop back into your local store where a member of the team can find a suitable solution for you.

    Many thanks

    Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON

  • Man
    50-59 years old
    24 September 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Not good for hardy use

    Me and my trekking partner purchased Forclaz 500 and found them sub-optimal. Both of us developed foot pain, blisters. The sole is so poorly designed that one can feel undulation of ground while walking.

    Brand's answer :

    Hi Ajoy,

    Thank you for your feedback on the Forclaz 500 High Boots. I am sorry to hear that you did not find the boots comfortable.
    The Forclaz 500 High has been designed for hiking in the mountains on all type of terrain. The design of this boot is relatively wider to accommodate all types of foot shapes.
    As you might know already, blisters are very common when there is friction involved within the boot. Therefore it is very important to tighten the laces securely in order to avoid the foot moving inside the boot.
    Also, as some individuals (like me) can have relatively narrow foot shape therefore using an insole underneath the normal insole (to reduce overall volume without reducing the length) is suggested.
    Furthermore, the sole is designed to allow easy rolling of the foot to move forward especially on technical terrain.
    Here is a little video of how we made these boots.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqY-4FjUQnA

    You can also take your boots to your nearest Decathlon for inspection, the team would be happy to assist you with insoles/lacing techniques etc.
    Please feel free to get back to me in case you have any doubts.

    Many Thanks and Regards,

    Ravindra Charan
    Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports

  • Man
    50-59 years old
    07 September 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    Nice boots
    Extremely comfy, pretty waterproof Soles already starting to show wear

    Nice boots, excellent system for lacing up and taking off, very comfy, waterproof up to a point, only real concern is the soles are wearing very quickly, so will just have to see how they go.

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    25 August 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    Excellent waterproof trekking shoe

    Novadry technology is very good, if you are not planning for more than 10 days hike the shoe is perfect with nice grip and ankle protection

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