Outsole with grip
The grip of our soles is certified. To be awarded this certification, 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
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.
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?
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