Footwear waterproofing test.
These boots, which have been laboratory and field tested, are equipped with a waterproof membrane that provides optimum waterproofing and breathability. To start, the footwear is immersed in water with pressurised air inside to check that no bubbles form on the surface of the boot. Next, shoes are fitted to a mechanical arm that simulates walking, half immersed in water so we can test that the inside remains perfectly dry.
3 levels of waterproofing.
In our waterproofing tests, we test 3 levels of waterproofing:
2000 flexions (approximately 4 km walk)
4000 flexions (approximately 8 km walk)
8000 flexions (approximately 16 km walk).
Naturally, when the product has dried after this test or in use, it regains its original waterproofing.
Footwear waterproof rating.
The TREK 100 boot has passed the waterproofing test involving 8000 flexes, i.e. 16 km of walking in water up to the middle of the upper.
Laboratory tests were conducted to test the following elements:
- attachment of eyelets and webbing
- sole assembly
- UV resistance
- abrasion of the sole and upper components
- accelerated ageing.
Try on both shoes, while standing, with the socks worn for hiking.
Try on several models or sizes if necessary.
Check two comfort points: the heel seating (the heel should barely rise if at all) and the front of the foot while going downhill (the toes should not touch the front of the boot).
There should be no pressure points when trying them on.
Feel free to walk around the store.
Gradually start using you shoes during your first few hiking trips to break them in.
Use a brush to clean the shoe and remove dirt or mud residue. Rub with the brush always in the same direction to restore the original appearance to the nubuck.
Do not use shoe cream or waterproof grease on split leather. While it will not damage the leather, it will change the look of your shoe.
The Trek 100 W boots are made in the European Union, in Romania.
Most of the materials are of European origin.