Designed for hikers and walkers for your day hikes on country trails in dry weather. Designed in the French Alps. Eco-designed comfortable leather hiking shoes that are suitable for all relatively flat paths. No compromise on style for your everyday use.
EVA sole with two levels of hardness for superior comfort on country trails.
Crosscontact sole with 4mm lugs providing very good grip.
Many eco-design measures to reduce CO² emissions (details online).
Shape and material that free up the front of the foot. 5mm insole
Seamless stoneguard at the front of the foot to protect you from stones.
Weight: 378 g per boot in size 9
RUNNING HIKING NATURE HIKING
LEVEL OF PRACTICE
The sole design is the product of a lengthy research process conducted in our laboratories, which has been combined with a special rubber formulation to optimise grip and traction. Given the variety of different needs, we always seek the best compromise between muddy off-road trails (like a forest path) and mineral trails (like a coastal path).
Our hiking boots are designed for use on country trails. Indeed, we choose the components of the sole and upper of our boots and test them to ensure that they are ideally suited to hiking on loose trails (e.g. forest paths made of soil) or rocky trails (e.g. rocky coastal paths). The boots may wear prematurely and feel uncomfortable when used on roads (tarmac). They are not suitable for mountain walking.
For these boots, we selected more eco-friendly components: - natural chrome-free leather - Upper (front of the boot, tongue and top of the boot): 100% recycled polyester - tongue lining and collar: 100% recycled polyester - laces and lace loops made of 100% recycled PES - insole: 85% recycled polyurethane foam & 100% recycled polyester lining - outsole: 30% recycled rubber
We use so-called nubuck leather. It has a soft silky touch. The leather of this boot comes from cowhide. We don't kill any animals to obtain this leather: we only use the waste products from the food industry.
After your hikes, we advise you to: - Leave to dry away from any heat source - When the leather is fully dry, scrub vigorously with a stiff brush to remove mud and dirt - Use a crepe or nubuck brush to remove any stains - For stubborn stains, clean with a brush and some lukewarm water - Leave to dry - Brush again with a stiff brush - Spray with a waterproofing spray: this adds lustre to the leather and gives the colour greater intensity.
Laboratory tests are conducted to test the following elements: tearing of the eyelets and straps, gluing, toxicology, UV resistance, abrasion of the sole and the components of the upper, accelerated ageing. We use these tests to improve the quality of our products and prevent the premature wear of our hiking boots.
Try on both boots, while standing, with the socks worn for hiking. Try on several models or sizes if necessary. Check the following two comfort points: the base of the heel and the front part of the foot going downhill. There should be no pressure points when trying them on. Feel free to walk around the store. Gradually wear in your boots over the course of a few hikes so that they conform to your feet.
Many things cause blisters when hiking: rubbing, a crease in the sock, moisture, a boot size that is too small or too big, etc. It is therefore important choose the right size and to have socks made of the right material for your hiking boots.
You must choose the right sock size for your foot so that there are no additional creases in the sock: either because the sock is too big resulting in too much material around your foot, or because the sock is too small resulting in extra material getting pulled inside the boot.
Moisture must be effectively managed when hiking: this is often unavoidable given that we perspire. If your boot is breathable, it will eliminate the moisture of your perspiration: in this case, you need to choose a lightweight sock that is also breathable If your boot is relatively waterproof, you will need to make a different choice to protect yourself from rainwater: you need to go for a sock which will absorb your perspiration and keep it as far away from your foot as possible.
Although this type of footwear offers some breathability, it is not sufficient to eliminate all the moisture of your perspiration. You should therefore choose NH500 low or mid socks: they contain cotton that absorbs moisture and they have a plush loop construction under the sock that keeps the moisture away from your foot. What's more, they are high enough to protect your ankle from the boot. This is an excellent combination for reducing blisters.
Our hiking boots are guaranteed for 2 years. Our commitment? To offer you hard-wearing products you can take with you on all your country walks. Because the products we like the most are those with a story behind them that is still ongoing!
Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place.
Our design team imagined, thought up and designed the Quechua products in France, at the foot of the Mont Blanc. We test them in the field with other hikers to make sure that they are comfortable and durable. This product has been tested by hikers in Brittany. We take them on as many trails as we can, in all weathers. These field tests involve lots of discussions, which are very useful in getting your feedback and planning our future collections!
Upper of : 60.0% Leather, Upper of : 30.0% Polyester (rPET) - Recycled, Upper of : 10.0% Polyurethane (PU) Outer sole of : 60.0% Rubber - Synthetic, Outer sole of : 40.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (rPET) - Recycled