We designed this waterproof shoe at the foot of Mont Blanc, for occasional mountain hikes (3-4 hours, < 10 km, < 700 altitude difference) These hiking shoes have all you need for the mountains: a sole with excellent grip, a good fit with its waterproof Mid-height upper, a protective stone guard at the front and full cushioning.
Waterproof and breathable membrane lining: your feet dry for 3h in all weather
High-rise upper. Locking hooks to restart the lacing between foot and ankle
Full length cushioning thanks to an EVA midsole.
440 gr per shoe in size 43
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Outsole with grip
The grip of our soles is certified. To be awarded it, 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.
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.
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.
HOW TO AVOID BLISTERS?
Find all our advice here: https://conseilsport.decathlon.fr/conseils/9-astuces-pour-eviter-les-ampoules-tp_10725
Satisfied or your money back
Have you changed your mind or found that the product you are using does not suit you? Return deadlines: - 365 DAYS WITHOUT ANY PROOF OF PURCHASE (If your purchase is registered on your Decathlon account) - 30 DAYS WITH YOUR TILL RECEIPT (If you do not have a Decathlon account) In case of non-compliance or a hidden defect found on the product: a legal warranty of 2 years applies. Conditions and more information: https://www.decathlon.fr/landing/retour-et-echange/_/R-a-retour-echange
Store in a dry place away from sunlight.
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 : 67.0% Rubber - Nitril Butadiene Rubber, Outer sole of : 33.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Upper of : 70.0% Polyamide, Upper of : 20.0% Polyurethane, Upper of : 10.0% Rubber - Nitril Butadiene Rubber Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester