Forclaz 500 Helium Men's Hiking Shoes

Regular Price: € 60.00 -50%

€ 30.00

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

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SKU: S141845 (2016979)
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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
    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
    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
    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
3.98 / 5
240 reviews
11 users recommend this product
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  • Tear after 1 year not extensive use

    Vachik (United Kingdom)
    Used for More than 1 year
    The product is overall made of good quality materials, but it teared down. For this price it does not worth it.
  • Quechua Forclaz 500 men's Waterproof Hiking Shoes

    Mike (United Kingdom)
    Used for 2 to 8 weeks
    Good price, but not waterproof! Although wider than Salmon, I have to stretched them for over a week and they still give me blisters to start with. I do have wide feet, "H" according to Clarks, so no great surprise. Last pair were great for 7 out of 8 months, around 3000 miles, walking mostly on pavements.
  • The best trail shoes ever!

    ANNE TERESA (United Kingdom)
    Used for More than 2 years
    Actually a great shoe for men and women alike.....These are the best trail shoes that I have ever worn. I hike through grass, mud rocks, hard terrain and soft...they fit like a glove and have so much support and grip, even when running on the trails. If I wade through water in them, or throw them in for a quick wash, they dry easily . I loved them so much, I’m on my second pair...but it took ages for me to need a second pair as they lasted so long despite being worn constantly. Ill be sticking with these for as long as they make them.
  • Treads.

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

    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
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