Co-designed with a group of trekking enthusiasts, these boots are for walking on RUGGED TRAILS with maximum grip and safety. Its favourite terrain: the mountains. The Vibram sole offers excellent grip, while the Outdry membrane provides complete water resistance and the strap system holds the foot perfectly.
The boots are made with highly durable materials and assemblies.
Waterproof and breathable membrane for all-round use whatever the conditions.
VIBRAM® sole for better grip and traction on hard and wet ground.
2 upper hooks and 1 blocker hook + strap to properly support the ankle.
Rigid sole to favour foothold in rugged areas.
710 g per boot in size 8.
EVA midsole with lower density pad under the heel.
Footwear waterproofing test
These boots, which have been laboratory and field tested, are equipped with a waterproof membrane that provides optimum waterproofing and breathability. First, the boot is immersed in water while the air pressure inside is increased to check that no bubbles form on the surface. Next, the boots are fitted to a mechanical arm that simulates walking and half-immersed in water so we can test that the inside remains perfectly dry.
3 levels of waterproofing
During the impermeability test, we test 3 levels of waterproofing: 2000 flexes (about 4 km walk) 4000 flexes (about 8 km walk) 8000 flexes (about 16 km walk). Of course, after this test or in use, the boot regains its original waterproofing once dry.
Footwear waterproofing rating
The TREK 700 boot has passed the waterproofing test involving 8000 flexes, i.e. 16 km of walking in water up to the middle of the upper.
Laboratory tests were conducted to test the following elements: - secure attachment of eyelets and hooks - glueing of the sole - toxicology - UV resistance - abrasion of the sole and upper components - accelerated ageing.
Use a brush and/or sponge to clean the boot and remove dirt or mud residue. Then, leave to air dry away from a heat source. Finish by spraying the upper with a waterproof spray to maintain the water-repellent properties and prolong the lifespan of the boot.
Try on both boots, while standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. Try on several models and several sizes if required. Check two comfort points: the base of the heel (the heel should not lift or very little) and the forefoot when going downhill (the toes should not touch the front of the boot). Avoid any pressure points when fitting. Don't hesitate to walk around the store. Gradually wear in your boots during your first few hikes so that they conform to your feet.
TREK 100 leather boots are made in the European Union, in Romania, in a factory that specialises in the production of trekking boots. This factory exclusively uses water-based glue, without chemical solvents. Most materials are sourced in the European Union.
When the rubber sole is too worn and no longer provides the grip and traction it should, you can have the boot re-soled. To do so, go to your nearest Decathlon store or nearby shoemaker.