Entry-level waterproof shoes. Rubber sole for an increased lifespan and better grip. With its mid upper, you will improve your hiking in complete confidence, even in damp weather.
Designed for Designed for half-day lowland hiking in all weather conditions, on easy paths. For occasional use.
Rubber sole with 4 mm lugs.
EVA pad on heel for walking comfort.
Breathable and waterproof membrane keeps your feet dry. 2 h walking test.
Mid upper with hook on the top for good support.
443 g per shoe in size 8
- Trekking, Bivouacking
- Upper of : 60.0% Polyurethane (PU), 40.0% Polyester (PES) - Recycled Outer sole of : 100.0% Rubber - Synthetic Lining and sock of : 80.0% Polyester (PES), 20.0% Polyurethane (PU)
Footwear waterproofing test. The footwear is laboratory and field tested equipped with membrane to ensure optimal waterproofing and breathability. First, the shoe is immersed in water while internal air pressure is applied to check that no bubbles form on the surface of the footwear. Next, shoes 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 waterproofing test, we test 3 levels of waterproofing: 2000 flexes (around 2 hours of walking), 4000 flexes (around 4 hours of walking) and 8000 flexes (around 8 hours of walking). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry.
Shoe waterproofing level. Arpenaz 100 Men's shoes are waterproof for 2000 flexes.
Field test. All our shoes undergo comfort and use tests carried out by users who are representative of our target market, in conditions identical to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up the product manager with people who aren't affiliated with QUECHUA, to test, improve, and validate our products.
Laboratory test. Other laboratory tests are also conducted to approve the quality of the following components: eyelet and strap attachment, sticking, toxicology, UV resistance, wearing of sole and upper components, early wear and tear.
What size should I choose? For hiking, take the size above your usual shoe size to ensure optimum comfort when travelling downhill and to prevent your toes from hitting the end of the shoes. Tip: keep your toenails short and check that your laces stop your foot from sliding to the front of the shoes before you start downhill.
Buying guide. Try on both shoes, standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. Try on several models or sizes if necessary. Check two comfort points: the base of the heel and the front part of the foot going down. Avoid all pressure points when trying them on. Don't hesitate to walk around the store. Gradually start using you shoes during your first few hiking trips to break them in.
All our shoes undergo comfort and use tests carried out by users who are representative of our target market, in conditions identical to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up the product manager with people who aren't affiliated with
- Not suitable for trekking.
- Wash in soapy water with a soft brush. Do not machine wash. Leave them to air dry. Do not tumble dry. Do not dry near a source of heat. Re-waterproof regularly using specific spray products for synthetics.
- Store in a dark, dry and well-ventilated place.