Forclaz 500 Mid Children's Waterproof Hiking Shoes

    € 29.99

    Designed for day-long mountain hiking, in all weather and on technical paths. For intermediate hikers.

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    SKU: S107885 (868146)
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    Product benefits
    1. Traction
      Crosscontact sole providing excellent compromise for dry and slippery terrain.
    2. Cushioning
      Complete PU cushioning the full length of the foot for excellent comfort
    3. Waterproof
      Waterproof membrane tested on an 8km walk in water up to the middle of the upper
    4. Fit
      Very good ankle support thanks to the semi-rigid upper.
    5. Lightweight
      317 g per shoe in size 4.
    • Weight
      317 g per shoe in size 4.
    Product feature
    1. Crosscontact sole
      The design of the sole has been the subject of extended research in our laboratories along with a special rubber formulation to optimise grip and traction. As requirements are not the same, we automatically look for the best compromise to develop on both soft and dry terrain.
    2. Waterproofing test
      The footwear equipped with the NOVADRY® technology is tested in the lab and in the field to guarantee the best possible 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. Next, shoes are fitted to a mechanical arm that simulates walking, half immersed in water so we can test that the inside remains perfectly dry.
    3. 3 levels of waterproofing
      During the waterproofing test, we test 3 levels of waterproofing: 2,000 flexes (around 2 hours of walking), 4,000 flexes (around 4 hours of walking) and 8,000 flexes (around 8 hours of walking). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry.Forclaz 500 high hiking boots for children are waterproof for 4,000 flexes.
    4. Prolonging waterproofness
      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
      Allow children to 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 allow then to walk around the store. Gradually start using you shoes during your first few hiking trips to break them in.
    6. 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: 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 Test
      All our shoes are tested for comfort and use, by testers who are representative of the people the products are designed for, under identical conditions. Our Field Test Missions team up the product manager with people who aren't affiliated with QUECHUA, to test, improve, and validate our products.
    8. 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 : 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 nourishing cream or waterproof grease on split leather is not recommended. While it will not damage the leather, it will change the aspect of your boots.
    4. Product restrictions
      Boot fit not suited to adult 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
    Product reviews
    4.7 / 5
    24 reviews
    24 users recommend this product
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    • Great boots - so comfy

      Jade (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Best pair of boots I’ve had in a long time and the cheapest too. The price doesn’t compromise the quality with these boots and they are sooooooo comfortable! Fab purchase
    • Comfy and true to size

      Natalie (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Have not rubbed my ankles, comfy and stylish
    • Shoes for my son

      Michael (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Excellent product at good price

      John (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Purchased for my daughter. Daughter loves them, she says they are light and comfortable. She has no restriction in movement and can run as fast as when she wears trainers. They kept her feet dry in the rain and warm in the cold - my daughter and I are happy customers.
    • Excellent hiking boot

      Donna (United Kingdom)
      Used for More than 1 year
      Bought a pair for each of my twins over a year ago when they were 6 years old.
      These sturdy walking boots have been used for over a year, climbed 4 Munro's, Croagh Patrick and various jaunts in the pentlands. Still plenty life as still plenty grip tread and waterproofing and so now off to buy in bigger size now kids have outgrown them. These boots are true to size but recommend a size bigger to allow for socks and terrain if you will be using for hill walking. Great quality, durability and price. Cannot recommend more highly than saying I'm off to buy again.
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