Forclaz 500 Mid Children's Waterproof Hiking Shoes

€ 36.00
SKU: S107885 (868146)
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Product benefits
  1. Traction
    Traction
    The sole is an excellent compromise for dry and muddy terrain.
  2. Waterproof
    Waterproof
    Waterproof membrane tested on an 8km walk in water up to the middle of the upper
  3. Cushioning
    Cushioning
    Complete PU cushioning the full length of the foot for excellent comfort
  4. Fit
    Very good ankle support thanks to the semi-rigid upper.
  5. Lightweight
    Lightweight
    317 g per shoe in size 4.
Product feature
  1. Sole grip
    The sole design that has been the subject of extensive research in our laboratories, combined with a specific rubber composition to optimise grip and traction. Because all needs are different, we always search for the best compromise for muddy and dry terrain.
  2. Waterproofing test
    Having been tested in the laboratory and in use, the boots equipped with NOVADRY® provide optimal 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. Then they are placed on a mechanical arm that simulates walking and half immersed in water to check that the inside of the shoe remains perfectly dry.
  3. 3 levels of waterproofing
    During the waterproofing test, we test 3 levels of waterproofing, i.e. 2000 flexes (about 2 hours of walking), 4000 flexes (about 4 hours of walking) and 8000 flexes (about 8 hours of walking). Naturally, after this test or in use, the waterproofing of the boot will be restored when it is dry again. The junior Forclaz 500 high shoes are waterproof to 4000 flexes.
  4. Making waterproofing last longer
    The waterproofing of shoes is often compromised because water gets in at the collar of the shoe. To keep your feet dry for longer, it is therefore advisable to use a waterproof gaiter or mini-gaiter that will prevent not only water from getting inside through the top, but also pebbles, sand, etc. It is advisable to use a waterproof spray several times a year. This restores the original water repellent properties and prevents staining.
  5. Buying tips
    Ask your child to try on both shoes, with the socks used for hiking. Try on several models or sizes if necessary. Check the following two areas of comfort: the heel and the front of the foot when going downhill. There should be no compression points when fitting. Do not hesitate to have your child walk in the shop. Gradually increase the amount of time they wear the shoes during the first walks to break the shoes in.
  6. Which size should you choose ?
    For hiking, do not hesitate to choose one size above your usual size to ensure optimal comfort when going downhill and prevent your toes from hitting the front of the shoe. Advice: keep your toenails short and, before descending, check that your lacing prevents your foot from sliding forwards inside the shoe.
  7. Laboratory test
    Further laboratory tests are also conducted to validate the following: tearing of eyelets and straps, gluing, toxicology, UV resistance, abrasion of sole and upper components, accelerated ageing.
Product testing
  1. Composition
    Outer sole of : 100.0% Polyurethane (PU) 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. Cleaning advice
    Use the brush and/or sponge to clean the shoe and remove dirt or mud residue. 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.
  4. Product restrictions
    The fit of the shoe is not suitable for adults' feet.
  5. Product catchline
    Ideal for use on mountain paths. Its Crosscontact sole and reinforced upper will help you get a secure foothold and good ankle support. You'll love the waterproof membrane
  6. Lab tested
    All our shoes are tested in use near the Mont-Blanc mountain range by the target users under the same conditions as they would experience in real-life use.