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Forclaz Trek 500 Matryx®, Hiking Boots, Women's

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Are you seeking durable, waterproof and lightweight boots? With an innovative design, partly made in France, the TREK 500 Matryx® boots become your best ally.

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Forclaz Trek 500 Matryx®, Hiking Boots, Women's is designed for Co-designed with backpacking enthusiasts, these waterproof high-top boots enable you to progress on relatively difficult trails.

Are you seeking durable, waterproof and lightweight boots? With an innovative design, partly made in France, the TREK 500 Matryx® boots become your best ally.

A photo of the Forclaz Trek 500 Matryx®, Hiking Boots, Women's in use


Ultra-resistant Matryx® upper and 100% rubber stone-guard at front of the foot.


Wtpf membrane tested on a 12.5-mile walk in water up to the middle of the upper


Rubber Vibram® sole with excellent grip on dry and muddy terrain


High upper with 2 upper hooks and 1 locking hook + XSupport system


Semi-rigid sole for a good compromise between foot movement/precision of hold


1.2 lbs per boot in size 8.5 / EU 39.5


Durable, high-performance cushioning PU midsole

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Forclaz Trek 500 Matryx®, Hiking Boots, Women's,steely gray 

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Outer sole of

  • 15% Ethylene vinyl acetate
  • 40% Polyurethane
  • 45% Rubber - Synthetic

Upper of

  • 10% Rubber - Synthetic
  • 20% Polyester cationic
  • 25% Thermoplastic polyurethane
  • 45% Polyamide

Lining and sock of

  • 100% Polyester cationic

Outsole with grip

The grip of our soles is labeled VIBRAM® offering excellent grip on dry and muddy terrain

How waterproof are these boots?

This boot has been validated on the waterproofing test at 50,000 repeatable flexes, i.e. 12.5 miles - 8 hours of walking, in water up to the mid-upper, which today guarantees the best level of waterproofing for your boots. --> Our assessment indicates a LEVEL OF 4/5 enabling 8 hour waterproofing in hiking under the rain. The details of tests carried out to assess the waterproofing of our boots is below, in the characteristics section.

Can crampons be used with these backpacking boots?

This model of Backpacking boots enables the occasional use of STRAP-ON CRAMPONS ONLY. It is sufficiently rigid for the occasional use of strap-on crampons while guaranteeing very good comfort when walking

Making waterproofing last longer

The waterproofing of boots is often compromised because water gets in at the collar of the boot. To keep your feet dry for longer, it is therefore advisable to use a waterproof gaiter or mini-gaiter that will prevent not only water from getting inside through the top, but also pebbles, sand, etc. It is advisable to use a waterproof spray several times a year. This restores the original water-repellent properties and prevents staining.

Care advice

1 / Use a brush and/or sponge to clean the boot and remove any dirt or mud. 2/ Then leave to air-dry, away from any heat source. 3/ Finish by using a re-waterproofing spray to keep optimal water-repellency of the upper and extend the life of the boot. Link below for the applicator

Which size should i choose?

WHICH SIZE SHOULD I CHOOSE? For hiking, try taking one boot size up from your usual to ensure optimal comfort when going downhill and prevent your toes from hitting the toe box. Tip: keep your toenails short and, before descending, check that your lacing prevents your foot from sliding forward inside the shoe.

5 levels of waterproofing

During the waterproofing test, we test 5 levels of waterproofing: 2,000 flexes (approximately 2.5 miles, 30 minutes of walking) 10,000 flexes (approximately 6 miles, 3 hours of walking) 30,000 (approximately 9 miles, 6 hours of walking) 50,000 flexes (approximately 12.5 miles, 8 hours of walking) 100,000 flexes (approximately >12.5 miles, 24 hours of walking)

Waterproofing test

Our shoes are laboratory tested according to 2 successive tests Test 1 / We test the efficiency of the membrane only when it is pressured and placed in water, we check the absence of water at the surface, like when you test a "punctured inner tube". Test 2 / Thanks to mechanical arms that simulate walking, the assembled shoes are half immersed in water and they complete thousands of flexes to check that the inside of the shoe remains dry and it is therefore waterproof.

Buying tips / how do you try your boots on?

How to choose your shoes: 1. Try both boots on, standing up, wearing the socks you use for hiking. 2. Tighten the laces correctly 3. Check the following 2 areas of comfort: the heel and the front of the foot when going downhill. 4. Get up to walk with the shoes on. 5. Try on several sizes and several models. 6. Wear your boots for increasingly long periods to wear them in


These boots were co-designed with passionate trekkers, each bringing their own special skills. For example, one of our co-designers is a chiropodist who helps us meet the physiological needs of people's feet and make sure they are comfortable and safe during treks.

Knowledge of sportspeople's body

Decathlon SportsLab contributes to the innovation and design of Decathlon products, by increasing knowledge of the human body in its environment. Our researchers explore the working and needs of sportspeople's bodies as they practice their sport. Thanks to our knowledge of sports sciences, thermal comfort, morphology and perception, our experts contribute to the safety and well being of our sports people. SPORTSLAB:

Laboratory tests

Laboratory tests were conducted to test the following elements: - tearing of hooks and eyelets - gluing of the sole - toxicology - UV resistance - abrasion of the sole and components of the upper - accelerated aging.


TREK leather boots are manufactured in the European Union, in Romania, in a factory that specializes in making backpacking boots. This plant uses only water-based glues with no chemical solvents. Most materials are of European origin. MANUFACTURER:

Satisfied or your money back

If you do not need a new product or if it doesn't meet your sporting needs, you have 365 days to exchange it or seek a refund in all Decathlon stores.



Product testing

All our boots are tested for their wearing comfort and use in the field by the target users under the same conditions as they would experience in real-life use. Our Field Test Missions team the product manager up with people who aren't affiliated with FORCLAZ, to test, improve and validate our products.

Storage instructions

Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place.

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