Women's Hiking Waterproof Mid-Ankle Boots 500 designed for day hiking in the mountains in dry weather on technical trails. advanced users.
With the EVOFIT technology, hike in optimal comfort. Rubber stone guards, leather upper, waterproof membrane and sole with grip, hike safely.
Crosscontact bi-component sole for a good grip on all terrains.
Full-length cushioning thanks to its EVA - QAS midsole
Waterproof membrane tested on a 12 km walk in water up to the middle of the top.
Evofit concept, the shoe adapts to your foot for optimal comfort.
Rubber stone guard for good foot protection.
379 g per boot in size 6
The sole design is the product of a lengthy research and development process conducted in our laboratories, combined with a special rubber formulation to optimize grip and traction. Given the range of different needs, we are always seeking the best compromise for walking on both wet and dry terrain.
Footwear waterproofing test: these boots, which have been tested in the laboratory and the field, have a breathable, waterproof membrane for optimum protection in the rain. First, the boot is immersed in water while the air pressure inside is increased to check that no bubbles form on the surface. They are half immersed and then placed on a mechanical arm that simulates walking: we then check that the inside of the shoe remains perfectly dry.
During the waterproofing test, we test 4 levels of waterproofing: 2000 flexes (around 4 hours of walking), 4000 flexes (around 8 hours of walking) and 6000 128000 flexes (around 16 hours of walking). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry. The MH 500 waterproof shoe has passed the waterproofing test involving 6000 flexes.
Prolonging the waterproof properties
A shoe's waterproofing is often undermined by water getting in from the top of the shoe. To keep your feet dry for longer, we recommend wearing waterproof gaiters or mini-gaiters to protect the top part of the boots and prevent water, pebbles, sand, etc. from getting inside. To restore the original water repellent properties and prevent staining the outer surface, spray with a waterproof spray several times per year.
Try on both shoes, standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. Try on several models 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. Always walk around the store. Wear your shoes in gradually during the first hikes, to mould them to your foot.
What shoe size should I choose?
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 that your toe nails are clipped and that your laces are tightened so that your feet cannot slide forwards in the boot.
All our boots are tested in real-life conditions by testers who are representative of the target customer to ensure that they fit properly and are comfortable during use. Our Missions Tests link the product manager up with people who are not affiliated to Quechua to test, develop and approve the products.
Other laboratory tests are also conducted to pass the following: tearing resistance of the eyelets and straps, resistance of adhesives, toxicology, UV resistance, to abrasion of the outsole and upper components, accelerated ageing.
All our shoes are tested for initial comfort and comfort in use by typical users and under the same conditions you find in use. Moreover, our "Mission Tests", bring together the product manager with people who are not affiliated with Quechua to test, develop and validate the products.
379 g per shoe in size 6
Outsole made of : 50.0% Ethylene vinyl acetate, Outsole made of : 50.0% Rubber - Butadiene rubber\r\nUpper made of : 70.0% Polyamide, Upper made of : 30.0% Split bovine leather, Upper made of : 0.0% Polyurethane\r\nLining and sock made of : 100.0% Polyester
Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place.
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