We designed this waterproof mid-height shoe at the foot of Mont Blanc, for regular mountain hikes (4-6 hours, 10-20 km, 700 to 1200m altitude difference) Hike in comfort: the EVOFIT concept that adapts to your foot. Hike safely: a leather mid-height waterproof upper with rubber stone-guards and a strong grip outsole.
Highly non-slip rubber outsole with 5mm gripping studs.
Durable rubber stone guards at the front and back of the foot .
Waterproof and breathable membrane lining: your feet dry for 8h in all weather
EVA foam with a different density at the heel:comfort and protection from ground
EVOFIT concept, a generous fit whose width adapts to the forefoot
Leather high-rise upper.Straps & hooks lacing for well-distributed tight. syst.
460 g per shoe in size 42
HIKING HIKING MOUNTAIN HIKING
LOCATION OF PRACTICE
Outsole with grip
The grip of our soles is certified. To be awarded this certification, the shoes must pass laboratory tests to assess the grip rate on different surfaces (Smooth, Rugged, Dry, Wet). To validate these tests, we assess the quality of our soles in the field, the mountains, by a panel of representative testers over 500 km
In a laboratory, the shoe is immersed in water to mid height on a mechanical arm that simulates a number of steps. With this test we can determine a time and a number of km that the shoe can walk while staying dry. - 2000 bends, about 30 minutes of hiking - 10,000 bends, about 3 hours - 30,000 bends, approximately 8 hours - 50,000 bends, approximately 12 hours Then we confirm that the shoe keeps its promises in use on the ground and in the rain.
Making waterproofing last longer
To keep your feet dry, it is advisable to use waterproof gaiters or mini-gaiters that will protect the top of the shoe from incoming water, but also small stones, sand, etc. We advise you to re-waterproof your shoes twice a year using a waterproofing product (look for "waterproofing" on our Decathlon website) which will help to restore the original water repellent properties and combat external staining.
This shoe is fitted with the EVOFIT concept. With its stretch materials and specific design for the area of the foot where the joints are located, EVOFIT technology allows the shoe to perfectly fit the shape of your foot.
Which size should you choose?
The most important thing is to try several sizes and models of shoes to find the best one for you! A size above your usual size can be taken to prevent toes from pressing against the tip when going downhill, provided that the foot is held properly in place to avoid friction. Advice: keep your toenails short and, before a long descent check that your lacing is tight enough to prevent your foot from sliding forwards inside the shoe.
Buying advice/How to try on your footwear
Some Decathlon stores are equipped with a test course. 1. Try both shoes on, standing up, wearing the socks you use for hiking. 2. Tighten the laces, taking care to correctly restart the tightening. 3. Check two points: - the heel does not take off before the shoe when you walk uphill. - the foot does not slide and the toes do not press onto the front when going downhill. 4. Try on several sizes and models. Break them in gradually to adapt them to your foot.
HOW TO AVOID BLISTERS?
Find all our advice here: https://conseilsport.decathlon.fr/conseils/9-astuces-pour-eviter-les-ampoules-tp_10725
A waterproof shoe will be less breathable than a non-waterproof shoe. You should therefore opt for socks like the MH500, MH520 and MH900 with a high or medium upper (adapted to the height of the shoe) to wick away perspiration and reduce friction.
Optimise the capabilities of your shoes: replace your insoles!
The original insole in your shoes is designed to accommodate most feet. A change of insole can bring: 1. Improved support: some soles are preformed or reinforced to better support the arch of the foot. 2. More comfort: the insoles can also provide heat and/or cushioning. 3. Longer life: restore the support and comfort of your shoes by replacing the insole each season.
How should you look after your shoes?
- Leave to air dry. - Remove dry mud with a stiff brush. - Clean marks using a brush and some warm water - Leave to dry - Spray with a re-waterproofing product to restore the water-resistance to the upper.
Store in a well ventilated place away from light and moisture.
All our models are tested by users that are representative of our target market under the same conditions as those you will encounter in real-life use. We believe that testing in real life scenarios is the only way to continuously improve the technical suitability and design of our QUECHUA products.
Outer sole of : 50.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), Outer sole of : 50.0% Rubber - Nitril Butadiene Rubber (NBR) Upper of : 70.0% Polyamide, Upper of : 30.0% Leather - Bovine - Split, Upper of : 0.0% Polyurethane (PU) Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES)