20 years of expertise to help you go further
Our contact sole offers optimal adhesion on every surface.
Provides a more spring during your stride.
Combination of varying thicknesses for durable adhesion.
The heart of the technology; the special pattern of the
sole ensures adhesion, even on hard and wet surfaces.
For good grip on slopes.
For good grip on natural obstacles
Ensures surefootedness when planting on the ground
Rubber stone guard for durable and efficient foot protection.
Our laboratory tests
To test the traction of a shoe we use a machine that recreates slippage on a surface, which measures what we call the “friction coefficient". The surface varies (rough concrete, smooth wood wet wood…) so as to measure the strength needed to make the shoe slip.
Thanks to our Evofit concept, the shoe adapts to your foot for optimum comfort. 11 different materials (foam, bi-stretchy materials…) to make our shoes more comfortable while adapting to different types of feet: foam inside the shoe will maintains slimmer foot shapes whereas the bi-stretch fabric will molds itself to adapt to a larger feet.
Tested in real conditions
All our shoes are tested for comfort and use by users that are close to the people our products are made for and in conditions identical to those you can find in usage. Our Mission Tests associate the product manager and people that are not part of Quechua to test, to help progress, and to validate products.
...and in laboratories
Other tests are conducted in a laboratory to validate the following elements: pulling out of eyelets, glue, toxicology, UV resistance, sole and upper abrasion, accelerated ageing.
After all these mountain and laboratory tests, 50% of the people that had tested the shoe found it more comfortable and more adapted for their foot.
When you are hiking in the mountains, you are going on highly technical and often narrow-paths with obstacles such as rocks, roots, or screes. We’ve made it a priority to protect your feet.
We include 3 elements on all our Quechua shoes to protect you:
1) The rubber stone guard protects your toes by reducing impacts with its durable material.
2) The upper protects from your foot from contact with rocks.
3) The sole of our shoes has a foam layer along the foot that provides great absorption and safeguards against roughness of the terrain.
Every component is designed to optimize the weight of our shoes. Hikers have to carry all their equipment while. That’s why we create our products so that they are lighter and lighter and ensure freedom of movement.