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Quechua SH520, Waterproof Warm Mid Snow Hiking Boots, Men's

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These waterproof and warm shoes will provide you with very good hold for snowshoeing. The snowcontact sole offers excellent traction and grip on all types of snow-covered terrain.

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These waterproof and warm shoes will provide you with very good hold for snowshoeing. The snowcontact sole offers excellent traction and grip on all types of snow-covered terrain.


Comfort temperature measured when static: 25°F. when moving: 3°F.


Breathable, waterproof membrane to keep your feet dry.


Grip with SNOWCONTACT technology: materials and tread pattern of the soles.


Traction on snow thanks to the position and depth of the 5 mm studs.


Mid-height upper with 2 hooks at the top of the upper for good support.

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Quechua SH520, Waterproof Warm Mid Snow Hiking Boots, Men's,black 

Quechua SH520, Waterproof Warm Mid Snow Hiking Boots, Men's,black 

Quechua SH520, Waterproof Warm Mid Snow Hiking Boots, Men's,black 

Quechua SH520, Waterproof Warm Mid Snow Hiking Boots, Men's,black 

Quechua SH520, Waterproof Warm Mid Snow Hiking Boots, Men's,black 

Quechua SH520, Waterproof Warm Mid Snow Hiking Boots, Men's,black

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Super narrow

I wear size 10 or 10.5 if it's winter shoes and the 10.5 are way to long and still feel too narrow and the 9.5 are good on the length but painfully narrow just standing in them. Wish the shoes weren't so narrow and they had a size 10. I like them but they are very awkward shape and sizes

Toe scratching

Inner furnish under toe cap is bad causing serious scratching to the toes when descend. This is even with a shoe size that's right (not undersize) and wearing a good quality hiking socks. Too bad that you can only find this out after a real test, and then you are not able to return the product as the return policy only accept unused products. Decathlon should improve the return policy.

Very comfortable and great value for money

Very comfortable and great value for money

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Don't buy this product

Not good for winters

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Hi Siddharth,

Thank you for your feedback. These are one of our best sellers. We have not received any complaints on this product until now. It is verified that the comfort temperature for both at rest and while walking is -4C and -16C .

If you are not satisfied with the product, you can always exchange it at the store.Do not hesitate to ask our advisors for advice if you have any doubt about the size you need. It is important to feel comfortable in your clothing! 

Please be assured that we are doing our best to adapt our offer and make the size selection easier for all our customers.

Thanks & Regards,

Decathlon Brampton Team


Great price, good quality. Very comfortable

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Good value

I’ve spent over $200 for hiking boots and still had wet feet. These keep my feet dry. Two thumbs up.

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Hi Mike, wonderful news, thank you for much. We love to hear about our customer's experiences especially ones like yours. We hope to see you back on soon!

Love these boots

Love these boots. Super warm, always dry,no sweat.

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Hi Eddie,

We are so glad to hear you're loving the boots. Thank you for your review. We hope you have a great day! 💙

Warm, light, and comfortable

These boots have proven to be warm, light, and very comfortable to wear. No problems in the current cold stretch of -15 C weather. I've had them on for full workdays, no problems with cold, overheating, or sweat. We'll see what the durability is like in time, but so far, they are enjoyable to wear!

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Hello Jose! 


Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your product experience.


We would really appreciate it if you could also drop us a google review, it will help others find out about our store easily: 


Wishing you a fantastic day :)


Decathlon Brampton Team

wicked boots

I was out in the aftermath of our first snow storm a few days ago 30cm +. shoveling most of the morning, feet were toasty and dry. best ever.

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You get what you pay

It’s OK. Nothing special but OK. Can be more comfortable or more soft.

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Really confortable boots

Really confortables and affordable price. I am really happy how great they look. Great to do hiking and racketing.


It was light and safe to use.

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Were fantastic but now coming apart

I bought these in Nov 21 and they were great. The most comfortable boots I’ve ever had. However after 12 months of just dog walking in wet grass and light trails they’ve both started to leak. I noticed on the left boot the upper is separating from the sole at the base of the big toe and the right one at the base of the little toe. This has caused them to let water in. On the strength of my initial review my brother bought the same boots. His have already gone back for a refund and he’s bought another pair hoping these stay intact. I’ve still got the receipt so will be taking mine back in a few days. Unless the design has changed I’ll stick with a refund and look elsewhere. I love Decathlon’s gear and have a lot of clothing and accessories so disappointed these have failed on me. Shame as they’re such a great boot in terms of comfort.

Great Boots, Great Price

Pleasantly surprised, lightweight but very comfortable, great value.

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Great value for money

It is always hard to find good shoes for my husband, which don't cost a fortune. He is EU size 48 or UK 12-13 Couldn't be happier with these ones. Great fit for a slim foot. Very warm. He wears them for Monroe bagging in Winter in Scotland.

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Upper of

  • 60% Polyurethane
  • 40% Polyester cationic

Outer sole of

  • 60% Rubber - Synthetic
  • 40% Ethylene vinyl acetate

Warm lining

  • 82% Polyester cationic
  • 18% Polyurethane

Lining and sock of

  • 100% Polyester cationic

These waterproof and warm shoes will provide you with very good hold for snowshoeing. the snowcontact sole

We have selected warm and insulating materials for this shoe, providing good protection against snow and cold. We have tested it in the laboratory and in the field with our user representatives. We checked the temperature up to which it stays comfortable when you're stationary and when you're walking, as this varies a lot: 25°F when static and 3°F when moving. And we took into account how temperature is felt differently by men and women.

How do your shoes protect you from outdoor conditions?

Your shoes have been designed with a membrane to ensure optimal water-resistance. A membrane is a very thin component (5 to 25 micrometers) affixed to the inside of a fabric that prevents water from entering while allowing moisture to escape. While you stay warm in your shoes, your feet will also stay dry. The sole insulates from the cold coming from contact with snow.

Breathable shoes for optimal thermal comfort

Thermal comfort is a balance between the warmth of the boots and its ability to allow the foot to breathe. Too much heat or not enough breathability, damp accumulates and cold can set in. We have designed your shoes with your activity in mind, regular and sometimes intense, with a membrane whose role is to prevent water from entering on one side while allowing moisture to escape on the other.

How can you be sure that your shoes are 100% waterproof?

We made sure that your shoes are waterproof by conducting laboratory tests to simulate walking with the boots half submerged in water. We also conducted field tests to measure wear and aging. During the waterproofing test, we test 3 levels of waterproofing: 2000 flexes (about 2.5-mile walk), 4000 flexes (about 5-mile walk) and 8000 flexes (about 10-mile walk). This model of boot has been tested with up to 8,000 flexes, which is equivalent to 10 miles of walking.

What is the difference between traction and snorkeling?

The traction of the shoes depends on the number and shape of the studs. The grip is dependent on the materials of the sole and the tread pattern, like the tires of your car. Traction optimizes propulsion, prevents the boot from slipping backwards when going uphill and stabilizes the boot. Grip prevents the shoe from slipping and skidding on smooth ground or in demanding conditions (rain, snow, ice) by giving grip to the sole."

What is the purpose of the snowcontact technology on the soles of your shoes?

The SNOWCONTACT soles are designed using a specific component and stud pattern (5 mm) to provide the best possible grip and traction. SNOWCONTACT soles are more effective than traditional soles on snow. When walking on ice, the only way to ensure optimum safety is to add anti-slip grips to your boots.

Why is it important to be supported in a hiking boot?

The support provided by your shoe is essential for your comfort when walking. Indeed, good support optimizes your steps on hilly terrains (ascent and descent), prevents your foot from sliding in the shoe and reduces the occurrence of blisters. There is less loss in the transmission of your energy to the shoe and therefore less fatigue. This is especially important when you are snowshoeing.

Are your shoes suitable for snowshoeing?

We designed these shoes for hiking on snow, with or without snowshoes. The upper of the shoe (mid-height type) combined with gaiters (external or integrated in the pants), provides good protection against snow getting in. Waterproof and warm, their support and rigidity are more suitable for walking with snowshoes.

Will your shoes withstand regular use over the long term?

Our engineers conduct laboratory tests to fully guarantee your satisfaction in use. We validate the following elements among other things: strength of the eyelets and straps, strength of the glued assemblies, toxicology, UV resistance, abrasion resistance of the sole and upper components and accelerated aging.

How to choose the right footwear for snow hiking?

"To be well equipped in winter, we recommend that you follow these principles : Warmth: increase heat with warm socks (ideally with a suitable % of wool) Breathability: Choose your socks depending on the intensity of the hike and wear breathable models to limit damp. Height of the boots: adapt the height of the socks to the height of the upper and opt for hi-top styles if you need more protection. "

How should you preserve the technical qualities of your shoes?

The water repellency of a fabric is its ability to let the water slide off its surface, without absorbing it. In this way, the fabric does not soak up water and therefore remains lightweight, breathable and warm. Water repellency is obtained by a treatment applied on the outer surface of the fabric. This treatment needs to be renewed during the lifetime of the garment. Products (spray or liquid) designed specifically for this purpose are available in our stores.

The perfect outfit for hiking in cold weather

We designed these shoes as one of the elements of the perfect set for your cold-weather hikes: the SH500 set. Equipped with your pants, your SH500 fleece, SH520 shoes and your SH500 snowshoes, you will be able to enjoy your snow excursions whatever the weather, or almost. In any case, there's no need to wait for ideal conditions or to take everything with you in your rucksack, but you can travel light and well-equipped!

How does your product warranty work?

This product is guaranteed for 2 years from the date shown on the sales receipt. A product covered by the warranty will be exchanged free of charge. The warranty covers product defects, excluding those resulting from normal wear and tear and improper use.

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We advise you to store your products in a ventilated room away from light and moisture.

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