Women's Hiking Mid-Rise Waterproof Boots 100 designed for day-long mountain hiking, in all weather and on technical paths. For occasional use.
These mountain hiking shoes have everything you need to move around in comfort thanks to full cushioning, a protective stone-guard, good support and a waterproof membrane!
Crosscontact sole providing excellent compromise for dry and slippery terrain.
Full cushioning thanks to the polyurethane full-foot midsole.
Waterproof, breathable membrane lets you walk for 4 hours on wet ground.
Stone guard to protect toe area and mid-height upper for ankle support.
13.9 oz. per shoe in size 8.5
The design of the sole has been the subject of long research at our laboratories, combined with a specific rubber formulation to offer the best compromise between grip and traction. As the requirements are not the same, we systematically search for the best compromise to develop our designs on muddy as well as dry terrain.
Footwear waterproofing test: tested in laboratory and actual usage conditions, the shoes are equipped with waterproof and breathable coating to provide optimal protection from rain. 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 and half immersed in water so we can test that the inside remains perfectly dry.
During the waterproofing test, we test 3 levels of waterproofing: 2000 flexes (around 2 hours of walking), 4000 flexes (around 4 hours of walking) and 8000 flexes (around 8 hours of walking). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry. The Forclaz 500 waterproof passes the 8,000 flexes test.
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.
13.9 oz. per shoe in size 8.5
For hiking, try taking one shoe size up from your usual to ensure optimum comfort when going downhill and to prevent your toes from hitting the toe box. Tip: nails must be cut short, and before descending, check that the laces stop the foot from slipping forward to the front of the shoe.
Which size should I select?
For hiking, try taking one shoe size up from your usual to ensure optimum comfort when going downhill and to prevent your toes from hitting the toe box. Tip: 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.
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 Missions Tests link the product manager up with people who are not affiliated with Quechua to test, develop and approve the products.
Other laboratory tests are also conducted to approve the quality of the following components: attachment of eyelets and straps, fixtures, toxicology, UV resistance, sole and upper component abrasion, advanced aging.
All our shoes are tested for comfort and use by representative users under conditions identical to those found when in use. Our Missions Tests link the product manager up with people who are not affiliated with Quechua to test, develop and approve the products.
Outer sole of : 50.0% Polyurethane, 50.0% Thermoplastic polyurethane
Upper of : 70.0% Polyester cationic, 20.0% Split bovine leather, 10.0% Polyurethane
Lining and sock of : 90.0% Polyester cationic, 10.0% Polyamide
Not suitable for hiking tours.
Store in a well-ventilated, dark, dry place.