Forclaz 500 Helium Men's Hiking Shoes

€ 59.99

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
3.9 / 5
24 reviews
24 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.
  • Good product

    Man san (Hong Kong SAR China)
    Used for 7 to 12 months
    The design is good and it is very comfortable. The shell is quite solid and protective. On a rainy day, I wear it and feel safe on my walking.

    I like its early wear design. However, I cannot find this design again in Decathlon!
  • 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.
  • Can't afford to loose out from foot

    VIKAS (India)
    Used for 1 week or less
    Forclaz 500 helium are the best hiking shoes even to the point that for daily usage they are awesome. Excellent comfort, breathability and at same time sturdy too. Whether tarmac, terrian, grass it goes like anything.
    Only thing if plastic grips for laces and mesh are strong enough to hold for the duration as subjected to warranty.
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