Arpenaz 100 Men's Waterproof Hiking Shoes

    Designed for for hiking in the mountains by day, in all weather, on technical trails. For regular use.

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    SKU: S124445 (2191816)
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    Characteristics Designed for for hiking in the mountains by day, in all weather, on technical trails. For regular use.
    Product Benefits
    1. Traction
      Crosscontact sole providing excellent compromise for dry and slippery terrain.
    2. Cushioning
      Full shock absorption thanks to the EVA full-foot midsole.
    3. Waterproof
      Waterproof and breathable membrane, enabling 4 hours' walking in wet areas.
    4. Impact protection
      Toe bumper for good toe protection.
    5. Lightweight
      374 g per pair in size 8.
    • Weight
      374 g per shoe in size 8
    • Weight
      374 g per shoe in size 8.
    Product feature
    1. Crosscontact sole
      We researched this sole design extensively in our laboratories, along with a specific rubber formula to optimise grip and traction. We systematically seek the best compromise between the different needs when hiking on muddy or dry terrain.
    2. Waterproofing test
      Footwear waterproofing test: tested in laboratory and actual usage conditions, the shoes are equipped with waterproof and breathable membrane to provide optimal protection from rain. 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. They are half immersed and then placed on a mechanical arm that simulates walking: we then check that the inside of the shoe remains perfectly dry.
    3. Waterproofing level
      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. The Forclaz 100 Waterproof boot passes level of 4000 flexes.
    4. Making waterproofing last longer
      A shoe's waterproofing is often undermined by water getting in from the top of the shoe. Using waterproof gaiters or mini gaiters, it is therefore recommended to keep your feet dry for longer periods by protecting the top part of your shoes and prevent water from getting in as well as pebbles, sand, etc. Use of a re-waterproofing spray is recommended several times per year. This will help your shoes recover their original water-repellent qualities and combat outer stains.
    5. 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 your boots during your first few hiking trips to break them in.
    6. 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 prevent your toes rubbing the tops of the shoe. Tip: Before any descent, make sure your nails are cut and check that your laces are tightened to prevent your foot from sliding forward in the shoe.
    7. Field tests
      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 "Missions Tests" put the product manager in contact with people who are not affiliated with Quechua to test, develop and validate the products.
    8. Laboratory tests
      Other laboratory tests are also conducted to approve the quality of the following components: attachment of eyelets and straps, fixtures, toxicology, UV resistance, sole and upper component abrasion, advanced ageing.
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      Outer sole of : 65.0% Rubber - Synthetic, 35.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Upper of : 75.0% Polyester (PES), 25.0% Leather - Bovine - Split Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
    2. Storage advice
      Store in a well-ventilated, dark, dry place.
    3. Product restrictions
      Not suitable for hiking tours.
    4. Product catchline
      Idea for comfortable hiking thanks to the full shock absorption, the front stone guard and waterproof membrane.
    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
    4.2 / 5
    13 reviews
    13 users recommend this product
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    • comfy, light,awful soles!!!!

      aaron (United Kingdom)
      Used for 3 to 6 months
      When Decathlon discontinued my favoured Forclaz 500 low,I decided to try these in the hope they would be a credible alternative....oops big mistake!!! Definitely the worst pair of shoes I have purchased from Decathlon,while light comfortable and well made they are lethal on wet rock or stone, absolutely brutal....Beware!!
    • Good walking trainers.

      graham (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      So far so good, quite comfortable and dry feet.Not the normal drab colour.
    • Good activity shoe

      Malcolm (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      The shoe is ideal for walking the dog or low level walks both in the country and town. It is comfortable, waterproof and has a good grip.
    • Great product

      Rob (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Really comfortable sturdy waking shoe at a great price
    • Too lightweight construction and too narrow

      Graham (United Kingdom)
      Used for 1 week or less
      For the price you might not expect much, but there's no point supplying something that is such poor quality. I have a previous model and they lasted well, but these are lighter weight material, narrower and the toe box is also lower. I returned them straight away.
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