Quechua Forclaz 500 Men's High Waterproof Hiking shoes

    Designed for mountain hiking for one to several days in all weather conditions on technical terrain. For regular use.

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    € 79.94
    Characteristics Designed for mountain hiking for one to several days in all weather conditions on technical terrain. For regular use.
    Product Benefits
    1. Traction
      CROSSCONTACT TPU sole, 5 mm lugs: Excellent grip
    2. Cushioning
      PU cushioning: durable and high-performance. EVA sock lining: comfort.
    3. Waterproof
      Waterproof and breathable Novadry® membrane for dry feet.
    4. Fit
      High, semi-rigid, leather upper with 2 hooks provides very good support.
    5. Lightweight
      506 g per shoe in size 8
    • Weight
      506 g per shoe in size 8
    • Sizes
      6½ to 13
    • Colours
      from XXS to XXL.
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    Product feature
    1. Footwear waterproofing test.
      Tested both in the lab and real-world usage, NOVADRY®-equipped footwear guarantees optimum waterproofing and breathability. 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. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Shoe waterproofing level.
      The FORCLAZ 500 High boot is waterproof for 8000 flexes.
    4. 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 you shoes during your first few hiking trips to break them in.
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      Split nubuck and synthetic leather upper; PU midsole; rubber outsole.
    2. 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 thoroughl
    3. Storage advice
      Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place.
    4. Cleaning advice
      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 leat
    5. Product restrictions
      Not suitable for mountaineering.
    6. Product catchline
      Thanks to its well-fitting shape, the FORCLAZ 500 High is suitable for those looking for a wider shoe. Equipped with a CROSSCONTACT sole so you will feel completely confident with excellent grip.
    7. Lab tested
      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
    Product reviews
    3.8 / 5
    24 reviews
    24 users recommend this product
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    • not waterprrof

      Prateek (India)
      Used for More than 1 year
      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?
      comfortable for tough terrain,
      not waterproof.
      Response of the brand
      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

      ROSHAN (India)
      Used for 3 to 6 months
      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...
      Flexibility married with Sturdiness divorced Water
      Not waterproof... padded insole is a must...
    • Comfy but soles wearout quick

      Colin (United Kingdom)
      Used for 3 to 6 months
      Lovely and comfortable but after 3 months the soles had worn out so as walking boots pretty useless
      poor quality soles
      Response of the brand

      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
    • Not good for hardy use

      Ajoy (India)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      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.
      Response of the brand
      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.

      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
    • Nice boots

      michael (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      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.
      Extremely comfy, pretty waterproof
      Soles already starting to show wear
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