TYPE OF UPPER : HIGH UPPER
SHOE HEIGHT : High-rise shoe
WATERPROOF : Waterproof
FOOT WIDTH : Medium
FREQUENCY : OCCASIONAL
WEATHER CONDITIONS : ALL WEATHER
PLAYING SURFACE : DRIVABLE PATHS
Quantity : 1 U
Size : UK 5.5 - EU 39 : 24.5cm, UK 6.5 - EU 40 : 25.5cm, UK 7 - EU 41 : 26cm, UK 8 - EU 42 : 27cm, UK 8.5 - EU 43 : 27.5cm, UK 9.5 - EU 44 : 28cm, UK 10.5 - EU 45 : 29cm, UK 11 - EU 46 : 29.5cm, UK 12 - EU 47 : 30cm, UK 12.5 - EU 48 : 31cm
MADE IN EUROPE
MANUFACTURING : All our Forclaz trekking shoes are made in Europe. : These TREK boots are manufactured within the European Union, in Romania, in a factory specialising in the production of trekking boots (GRISPORT)
This factory uses exclusively water-based adhesives, without chemical solvents.
Most materials are of European origin.
Tip: copy and paste the links you find on this page into your favourite browser ;)
WHAT IS THE AGENDA FOR THESE TREKKING BOOTS? WHICH ROUTE : The programme of this trekking boot that is generally used at low altitudes and/or on trails
can occasionally be appropriate for certain passages that do not pose any great technical challenges: crossing scree, snowfields, elevation gains
ADHESION OF OUR SOLES WITH GRIP : The grip of our soles is certified
To be benefit from the certification, the boots must pass laboratory tests to assess the grip coefficient on different surfaces (Smooth, Rugged, Dry, Wet). To validate these tests, we got a representative panel of testers to evaluate the quality of the soles in the field, in the mountains, over a distance of 500 km
The lug pattern will also give you suitable grip on wet and muddy terrain
WHY CHOOSE A LEATHER MODEL?
Advantages and drawbacks : Advantages: extremely soft, durable and of course, waterproof: it prevents water running across the boot by repelling and absorbing it.
Breathable leather (natural pores of leather skin), but less so than a synthetic boot in strong heat. To reduce this problem, nubuck leather is used for greater breathability but is also more sensitive to rain.
Drawbacks: It needs to be nourished, hydrated and treated to remain waterproof
HOW WATERPROOF ARE THESE BOOTS? : This boot has been validated by a waterproofing test at 30,000 repeatable flexes, i.e. 15 km - 6 hours of walking, in water up to the mid-upper, which today guarantees a very good level of waterproofing for your boots.
--> Our assessment indicates a LEVEL OF 3/5 giving 6 hours of waterproofing when hiking in the rain.
The details of tests carried out to assess the waterproofing of our boots is below, in the features section.
HOW TO PROLONG WATERPROOF PROPERTIES is also a question of accessories! and a bit of elbow grease ;) : A waterproof grease is recommended to nourish leather to stop it drying out (cracking), to make it waterproof and protect against stains.
1/ TREKKING BOOTS MAINTENANCE BRUSH
2 / RE-WATERPROOFING GREASE FOR LEATHER BOOTS
WATERPROOF BOOT OR GAITER? its not necessarily one or the other! it provides additional protection : A shoe's waterproofing is often undermined by water getting in from the top of the shoe.
--> To keep your feet dry for longer, it is therefore advisable to use a waterproof gaiter or mini-gaiter that will prevent water as well as pebbles, sand, etc. from getting inside through the top
Model perfectly suited to these boots
TREKKING GAITER TREK 500 BLACK / 15
HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR LEATHER BOOTS ?
- 6 steps for maintaining your leather boots : 1/ Take out the laces to avoid getting grease all over them
2/ Brush when dry to remove dust and all the particles stuck to the leather. This is essential so any dirt doesnt get stuck under a new layer of grease.
3 /Grease the leather with a brush, rub it deep into the seams and gaps
4 /Wipe off extra grease with a soft cloth.
5 /Gently rub to shine
6/ Replace the laces!;)
HOW TO WATERPROOF MY LEATHER BOOTS ? with a waterproofing re-activator : 1 / Use a brush and/or sponge to clean the boot and remove any dirt or mud.
2/ Then leave to air dry, away from any heat source.
3/ Finish by using a re-waterproofing spray to keep optimal water-repellency of the upper and extend the life of the boot.
Link below for the applicator, also available online
Which size should I select? : Which size should I select?For hiking, do not hesitate to buy one size larger than the usual size to guarantee excellent comfort on the descent and to avoid toes rubbing at the tip of the shoe. Tip: keep your toenails short and, before descending, check that your lacing prevents your foot from sliding forwards inside the boot.
5 levels of waterproofing : During the waterproofness test, we test 5 levels of waterproofness:
2,000 flexes (approximately 4 km,30 minutes of walking)
10,000 flexes (approximately 10 km,3 hours of walking)
30,000 flexes (approximately 15 km,6 hours of walking)
50,000 flexes (approximately 20 km,8 hours of walking)
100,000 flexes (approximately >20 km,24 hours of walking)
Waterproofing test : Our boots are laboratory tested according to two successive tests
Test 1 / We test the efficiency of the membrane only when it is pressured and placed in water, we check the absence of water on the surface, like when you test a punctured inner tube.
Test 2 / Thanks to mechanical arms that simulate walking, the assembled boots are half immersed in water and they complete thousands of flexes to check that the inside of the boot remains dry and it is therefore waterproof.
BUYING TIPS / HOW DO YOU TRY YOUR BOOTS ON? : How to choose your boots:
1. Try on both shoes, standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. 2. Tighten the laces correctly
3. Check the following two areas of comfort: the base of the heel and the front part of the foot going down. 4. Get up to walk with the boots on.
5. Try on several sizes and several models.
6. Wear your boots for increasingly longer periods to wear them in
Lab tests : Laboratory tests were conducted to test the following elements: - tearing of the eyelets and straps
- bonding of the sole
- UV resistance
- abrasion of the sole and components of the upper
- accelerated ageing.