Forclaz 500 Helium Men's Hiking Shoes

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

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    SKU: S141845 (2016970)
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    € 61.49
    Product benefits
    1. Lightweight
      Lightweight
      Every detail has been optimised to lighten your steps. 314 g per shoe in size 8.
    2. Traction
      Traction
      Crosscontact sole offering an excellent compromise for dry or muddy ground
    3. Fit
      The Evofit concept ensures good support, whatever your foot shape.
    4. Easy opening / closing
      Quick, easy lacing that can be adjusted at any time.
    5. Cushioning
      Cushioning
      Integral cushioning with EVA midsole, 1st layer double-layer PU / EVA.
    Details
    • Shoe size
      6½ to 13
    • Weight
      314 g per shoe in size 8.
    Product feature
    1. Crosscontact sole
      We designed the sole based on long research at our laboratories, combined with a specific rubber formulation to offer the best compromise between grip and traction. The Forclaz 500 Helium sole is designed to offer better grip than traction. Definition > Traction: prevents slipping on soft ground (muddy or dry). Grip: not slipping on hard ground (wet or dry).
    2. Purchasing tips
      Try on both shoes, standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. Try on several styles 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. Break your shoes in gradually on your first big hike to mould them to your feet.
    3. What shoe size do I choose?
      For hiking, do try a size about your usual one to ensure optimum comfort when going downhill and to prevent your toes from touching the top of the shoe. Recommendation: keep your toenails short and before any descent, check that your lacing will prevent your foot from sliding forwards towards the front of the shoe.
    4. Field Test
      All our shoes undergo use and comfort tests carried out by users who represent the 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.
    5. LaboratoryTesting
      Other laboratory tests are also conducted to approve the quality of the following components: tearing eyelets and straps, gluing, toxicology, UV resistance, abrasion resistance of outsole and upper components, 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 well ventilated place away from light and moisture.
    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 initial comfort and comfort in use by typical users and under the same conditions you find in use. Our Missions Tests link the product manager up with people who are not affiliated to Quechua to test, develop and approve the p
    Product reviews
    4 / 5
    13 reviews
    13 users recommend this product
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    • Treads.

      21/09/2017
      David (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Great quality product.
    • Good fit,poor longevity...

      19/09/2017
      David (United Kingdom)
      Used for 7 to 12 months
      Can't complain about the performance as these shoes have performed well enough in the field (though it's worth mentioning I only walk occasionally in the less than arduous low country of the New Forest); however the mesh on the top of the shoes is fraying quite badly and the footbeds split on one of the pair after less than a year. The two year warranty seems a little optimistic.
      Response of the brand
      Thanks for your feedback on the Forclaz 500 Helium hiking shoes. We regret to hear that you have not been completely satisfied with the backpack, we strive to provide the best products and I shall be sure to pass this valuable feedback on to the product manager. Our Southampton and Poole Decathlon stores are located quite close to the New Forest so should you remain dissatisfied, please pop in so we can of course offer a full refund or exchange if purchased within the last 12 months

      Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON
    • So far best one can get for money

      25/07/2017
      Marjan (United Kingdom)
      Used for 1 week or less
      Truly surprised. Ok, it was just first 5km fast walk, but more then enough to judge. I have usually problem with 95% od sports shoes at start, spend long month when buying new before finding the right one. This one fit on my feet perfectly in shop and perfectly on first fast walk. Had usually problems with 3 times more expensive shoes to get my feet used to.
    • It came scratched

      19/06/2017
      Vachik (United Kingdom)
      Used for 1 week or less
      New shoes, unopened, unused, just picked up(it was shipped to Armenia) had little scratch over the left side of right shoe. It is not teared, or bother me when I walk, but did not expect that when I order on-line and do not check when buying, one can give such attitude and send damaged shoes. :/ I even took a picture but I could not find place to add. I am insulted. Though it is very comfortable shoe, came right size and feels good. In hot weather my feet inside sweat. I tried in asphalt, in low lands with not much rocks, even with bikes they are good. It seams a bit big but overall they are comfortable. I would give 4.5 stars if it did not came with scratch.
      Response of the brand
      Dear Vachik, I am sorry to hear the product arrived damaged. We take procautions so occurances like this shouldn't have happened. Please feel free to visit your nearest Decathlon where we will be happy to exchange the product for you. Apart from that we are glad you appreciate the comfort and quality of the Forclaz 500 Helium.

      Regards
      Sam

      Quechua UK Product Expert
    • Perfect

      15/06/2017
      Jeff (United Kingdom)
      Used for 3 to 6 months
      I've only ever Fell walked in winter, it took me by surprise how warm feet get in milder weather. This was my answer.
      The insoles are perhaps the best quality I've seen in walking shoes, on a par with Salomon, probably better though. The midsole is soft and squashy under the foot, but not enough to make things feel vague. The outsole is quite stiff, certainly enough for it's intended use. It's also grippy enough on dry days.
      The friction laces work fine. They do loosen a bit, but are quick to re-tighten -overall better than normal laces.
      For a dry weather shoe, I can't see a need to look any further
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