QUECHUA

Men's Waterproof Hiking Shoes - MH500 - Blue

$599
Ref. : 8618759

We eco-designed this waterproof boot for those of you who hike regularly. Discover the mountains and stay comfortable with every stride.

Hike in comfort: thick cushioning and split leather upper that will shape to your foot. Hike safely: waterproof upper, with a rubber stone guard. Very grippy sole.

Color: whale grey / carbon grey

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Products benefits

Traction

5mm rough, spaced out studs. Grippy rubber.

Durability

Rubber toe cap at the front and a plastic cap at the back of the foot.

Foot support

Weblock system on the final two lace eyelets to make sure the foot is secure

Cushioning

Thick EVA foam midsole: comfort/protection from the ground.

Lightweight

445g per boot in size 43

Waterproof

Waterproof and breathable membrane lining: your feet dry for 6hr in all weather

Anatomic design

Soft split leather on the front of the upper will shape to your foot.

Technical information

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION

25% of the product weight benefits from an eco-design approach.
- Quarter and tongue: 88% recycled polyester.
- Lining: dope dyed polyester (dye using less water)
- Collar lining: 100% recycled polyester.-Insole: 85% recycled PU foam and dope dye PET coating.
- Midsole: 30% EVA sourced from sugarcane co-products.
- Outsole: 30% of the rubber is recycled or organically sourced, depending on the country of production.

SOLE WITH GRIP

New high-performance sole with our new exclusive rubber blend developed by our experts. More grippy, more durable. The sole is designed for better grip using 3D simulations and then laboratory tested to assess the coefficient of grip on different surfaces and conditions. Field tests in the mountains allow us to do the final validation with a panel of testers. 30% recycled or bio-based rubber.

Waterproofing test

In a laboratory, the boot is immersed in water to mid-height on a mechanical arm that flexes to simulates a number of steps. With this test we can determine a time and number of km that the boot can walk while staying dry.
Then we confirm in the field or under the rain, that the shoe meets its promises.

Making waterproofing last longer

To keep your feet dry, we advise you to use a waterproof gaiter or mini-gaiter to protect the top of your boots and prevent water, pebbles and sand from getting in.

We advise re-waterproofing your boots twice a year using a re-waterproofing agent (search for ‘waterproofing’ on our Decathlon website) which will help you restore the original water-repellent qualities and help prevent stains on the outside.

WHAT IS YOUR HIKING FREQUENCY AND INTENSITY?

We have classified our products in terms of performance and features for 3 levels of Mountain Walking:
- occasional: about 10 hikes per year of about 3 to 4 hours in length, covering less than 10km and less than 700m in elevation gain.
- Regular: about 20 outings per year. 4 to 6 hours, 10 to 20 km, 700 to 1200m of elevation gain per outing.
- Intensive: more than 20 times a year. More than 6 hours, more than 20 km, 1200 to 2000m of elevation gain per outing.

Product design: our expertise

Our Quechua global design centre is based in Passy, at the foot of Mont-Blanc in Haute Savoie. This location makes it a real meeting place for our teams (designers, product managers, engineers, etc) and outdoor sports enthusiasts. A great asset for designing your mountain walking products and providing you with all our expertise.

Which size should I select?

The most important thing is to try on several sizes and styles of boots to find the one most suited to you!
You can take a size above your usual one to prevent the toes from bumping into the toe box when going downhill, provided the foot is properly supported to avoid friction.
Tip: 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 boot.

BUYING TIPS / HOW DO YOU TRY YOUR BOOTS ON?

Some Decathlon stores have a test route
.1. Try on both shoes, standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. 2. Tighten the laces, taking care to correctly balance the tightening.
3. Check two points:
- the heel does not come up before the boot when you walk uphill.
- the foot does not slide and the toes do not press against the front when going downhill.
4. Try on several sizes and models.

Break them in gradually to adapt them to your foot.

Which socks?

A waterproof shoe will be less breathable than a non-waterproof shoe. Mid-length socks like the MH500, MH520 and MH900 are therefore preferable for absorbing perspiration and reducing chafing.

Optimise the capabilities of your boots: replace your insoles!

The original insole in your boots 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 DO YOU AVOID BLISTERS?

Blisters generally develop when the skin is weakened by friction. In order to prevent them from occurring, we recommend the following: - Choose a shoe in your size.
- Wear suitable socks
- Tie and tighten your shoes properly.
- Make sure you tighten or loosen your laces accordingly while wearing your shoes, especially before starting a climb or a descent.
- Wear your shoes on a short trip for the first use.

How should you look after your boots?

- 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.

Warranty

2 years

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Product concept & technology

Product Composition

Upper of 40% Polyester, 40% Leather - Bovine - Split, 20% Polyamide Lining and sock of 100% Polyester Outer sole of 70% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, 30% Synthetic Rubber

STOCK ADVICE

Store in a well-ventilated dark, dry place.

User Restrictions

Do not use as Personal Protective Equipment.

TESTS

All our models are tested by users representative of our target market in conditions identical to those you encounter yourself when using them. We believe that carrying out 'real-life' testing is the only way to design and continuously advance the technical relevance and design of all our Quechua products.

Maintenance advice

Hand wash. Dry in the open air..

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