Quechua Forclaz 600 Men's High Waterproof Hiking Shoes

Réf :
8343092
Key feature
the FORCLAZ 600 High fitted with a shank inside the sole will give your greater stability and support for technical trails. You'll appreciate the full-grain leather upper.
Users reviews
4.4 / 5 12 ratings
From
£69.99*

2 colors

Users reviews

4.4 / 5 12 ratings
11 users recommended this product
  • Man
    50-59 years old
    28 January 2017
    Use since 7 to 12 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Superb quality boot
    Comfort, lightweight, fit, durable, crafted None

    If you want a great walking boot you've just found it. You'll never look back. The best walking boot that I have ever bought. Incredible value for money.

  • Man
    50-59 years old
    06 January 2017
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Great boots
    fit; price; waterproof Nothing

    I don't normally buy boots at this price because I didn't use to walk so much, however walking more demanded a better boot.
    I have now discovered, over the last 3 months, how much I have missed out.
    My walks are usually in the 8-10 mile range with occasional longer hikes in the Peak district or Staffordshire moorlands.
    These boots are very comfortable, very dry and provide good traction.
    Well worth the money and highly recommended.

  • Man
    20-29 years old
    06 January 2017
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    Really good boots
    Comfort, waterproof, grip Sole could be stiffer but not an issue really.

    I have been using these boots for a while now and can't find fault with them. They are comfy from first use and are waterproof. For the money I do not think you can get a better boot.

User benefits

Waterproof
Waterproof membrane tested on 16 km walk in the water until mid-upper.
Fit
2 top hooks and 1 blocking hook - good support of rolling of the foot/precision.
Traction
CROSSCONTACT sole supporting grip on hard and wet ground. 5 mm cleats
Lightweight
646 g per shoe in size 42.
Cushioning
PU cushioning: enduring and effective.
Durability
Full-grain leather upper for a longer lifespan.

Technical card

Composition
Split nubuck and synthetic leather upper; PU midsole; TPU outsole.
Approved by
Mid- and high-mountain guides from the ASTER association participate in the development of our hiking footwear in close collaboration with Quechua designers and engineers. Mountain experts wear our boots on hiking trails year-round; these guides thoroughly test our products in all conditions.
Tests
All our shoes undergo comfort and use tests carried out by users who are representative of our target market, in conditions identical to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up the product manager with people who aren't affiliated with QUECHUA, to test, improve, and validate our products.
Designed to
mountain hiking for one to several days in all weather conditions on technical terrain. For regular use.
Guarantee
2 years

Tips

Care instructions
Use the brush and/or sponge to clean the shoe and remove dirt or mud residue. Always brush in the same direction to give nubuck its original look. The use of cream or waterproof grease on split leather is not recommended. While it will not damage the leather, it will change the look of your shoe.
Storage Tips
Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place.
Restricted use
Not suitable for mountaineering.

Features

Footwear waterproofing test.
Tested in laboratory and in use, these shoes, equipped with a Waterproof membrane, will ensure optimal impermeability and breathability. First, the shoe is submerged in water while internal air pressure is applied to check that no bubbles form on the surface of the footwear. Then, these are placed, half submerged, on a mechanical arm simulating walking, where it is checked that the interior of the shoe remains perfectly dry.
3 levels of waterproofing.
During the impermeability test, 3 levels of impermeability are tested: 2000 flexions (approximately 4 km walk) 4000 flexions (approximately 8 km walk) 8000 flexions (approximately 16 km walk). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry.
Shoe waterproofing level.
The TREK 500 hoe is validated on the impermeability test in 8000 flexions or 16km walk in water up to mid-upper.
Lab tests
Laboratory tests were conducted to test the following elements: - wrenching of hooks and eyelets - joining of the sole - toxicology - resistance to UV - abrasion of the sole and upper components - accelerated ageing.
Care instructions
Use a brush and/or a sponge to clean the shoe and remove dirt or mud residue. Then, air dry away from a heat source. Finish with a nourishing cream to keep good leather flexibility and extend the lifespan of the shoe.
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. Gradually start using your shoes during your first few hiking trips to break in them.

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