Forclaz 500 Helium Men's Hiking Shoes

    Designed for for day hiking in the mountains on technical terrain in dry weather. For regular use.

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    SKU: S141845 (2016970)
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    € 53.28
    Characteristics Designed for for day hiking in the mountains on technical terrain in dry weather. For regular use.
    Product Benefits
    1. Lightweight
      Every detail has been optimised to lighten your steps. 314 g per shoe in size 8.
    2. Traction
      Crosscontact sole offering an excellent compromise for dry or muddy ground
    3. Fit
      Evofit concept offers great support regardless of the shape of your foot.
    4. Easy opening / closing
      Fast and easy lacing for a snug fit at any time.
    5. Cushioning
      Integral cushioning with EVA midsole, 1st layer double-layer PU / EVA.
    • Shoe size
      6½ to 13
    • Weight
      314 g per shoe in size 8.
    Product feature
    1. CrossContact sole
      The design of the soles has been the subject of extensive research in our laboratories, combined with a specific rubber formulation to offer the best compromise between grip and traction. The design of the sole of the Forclaz 500 Helium will offer more traction than grip. Definition > Grip: not slipping on loose ground (loamy or dry). Grip: not slipping on hard ground (wet or dry).
    2. 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.
    3. Which size should I select?
      When taking up hiking, do not hesitate to take a size above your usual shoe size to guarantee an optimal comfort when walking downhill and to avoid your toes rubbing the tops of the shoe. Tip: Before any descent, make sure your nails are cut and check that your laces are tighten to prevent your foot from sliding forward in the shoe.
    4. Field tests
      All our shoes are tested for user comfort and comfort in use, by a panel of users and in identical conditions to those you will encounter in use. Our "Missions Tests" put the product manager in contact with people who are not affiliated with Quechua to test, develop and validate the products.
    5. Laboratory test
      Other laboratory tests are also conducted to approve the quality of the following components: Tearing of the eyelets and straps, stitching, toxicology, UV resistance, abrasion of the sole and the components of the upper, accelerated ageing.
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      Outer sole of : 50.0% Rubber - Synthetic, 50.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Upper of : 50.0% Polyester (PES), 50.0% Polyurethane (PU) Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
    2. Storage advice
      Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place.
    3. Product restrictions
      Not waterproof; protect your belongings in case of rain.
    4. Product catchline
      Do you have trouble finding the right size? With the Evofit concept, your shoe adapts perfectly to your foot with no compromise on support. Try it, you'll love it!
    5. Lab tested
      All our shoes are tested for user comfort and comfort in use, by a panel of users and in identical conditions to those you will encounter in use. Moreover, our "Missions Tests" put the product manager in contact with people who are not affiliated with Que
    Product reviews
    4 / 5
    431 reviews
    431 users recommend this product
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    • Disappointing: Fabric worn through

      Benedict (United Kingdom)
      Used for 7 to 12 months
      Found these an excellent fit and very comfortable. However, whilst they have been worn extensively through the winter it is disappointing that the fabric parts at the front and side have deteriorated badly and worn through. All other component parts have worn well. Perhaps for a walking boot, the wrong material has been used.
      Response of the brand
      Hi Benedict,

      I am sorry to hear that you have had issues with the Forclaz 500 helium hiking shoes. I have exactly the same pair and I pretty much wear them every day (admittedly round work for about 5 miles a day and use them out and about also) and I have not had any problems with them. I have found them to be a comfortable and reliable pair of shoes.

      If you pop back in to your local store and you can either get them replaced or get a refund. I am hoping that this is a one off experience and would recommend giving them another go.

      Christopher Penn | UK Product Trainer
    • good quality at a good price

      john (United Kingdom)
      Used for 3 to 6 months
      i was looking for a pair of shoes for work. i am on my feet all day and i have problems with my feet, so look for something sturdy and comfortable. these completely fit the bill. i will definitely buy some more of these.
      soft around the ankle.
    • Comfortable and great value

      James (United Kingdom)
      Used for 3 to 6 months
      I bought these over a pair of boots as they are more suited to the type of walking that I am doing. On the foot they feel like a beefy trail running shoe, as you might expect.

      I've yet to give them a serious test but after a couple of months of use they still look virtually brand new so I expect them to be tough.

      The lacing system is secure and they are pretty weatherproof, despite not having a waterproof membrane. As a result they can get quite warm.
      Lightweight (compared to boot), durable.
      None yet
    • Tested on a wet and dry terrain

      Georgi (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      I have tested this shoes in a forest and grass terrain. I have tested them in a 2 hours rain and they stay dry inside even after walking in a wet grass, even withot gaiters. Very comfortable inside but a little heavier. I guess it is because of the crosscontact sole. The sole works very well on dry and wet mud ot dry rock but it starting to slip on a wet rock.
      Stay dry inside, very comfortable
      a little heavier, but with very good drip
    • Sizing a bit off

      Richard (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Previously wore an older pair of this type of shoe from Decathlon so when they nearing the end of their useful lifespan I automatically went back for another pair. These were the closest to what I previously wore and the exact same size. The right shoe felt a bit tight around the toe area on trying them on, but I purchased them anyway assuming they would maybe stretch slightly with a bit of time. Unfortunately they havent. My previous pair had ample space and were the exact same size. Never had issues with different size feet before!
      Sturdy shoe, quick tie laces
      Right shoe size slightly small
      Response of the brand

      Thanks for your feedback on the Helium hiking shoes. I apologise for the discomfort caused from the pair you have recently purchased. I am certain we can exchange the model for you for another pair so see if it rectifies the problem, failing that we can look at a different model. Either drop into your local store or get in touch with our customer loyalty team online. 

      Thanks again

      Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
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