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
In a laboratory, the shoe is immersed in water to mid height on a mechanical arm that simulates a number of steps.
With this test we can determine a time and a number of km that the shoe can walk while staying dry.
- 2000 flexes, about 30 minutes of hiking
- 10,000 flexes, about 3 hours
- 30,000 flexes, approximately 8 hours
- 50,000 flexes, approximately 12 hours
Then we confirm that the shoe keeps its promises in use on the ground and in the rain.
Making waterproofing last longer
To keep your feet dry, we advise you to use a gaiter or mini-gaiter to protect the top of your boots and prevent water and also pebbles and sand from getting in
We advise re-waterproofing your boots twice a year using a re-proofing agent (search for ‘waterproofing’ on our decathlon website) which will help you restore the original water-repellent qualities and fight against stains on the outside.
This shoe is fitted with the EVOFIT concept. With its stretch materials and specific design for the area of the foot where the joints are located, EVOFIT technology allows the shoe to perfectly fit the shape of your foot.
WHICH SIZE SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
The most important thing is to try on several 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.
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 have a test route.
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.
HOW TO AVOID BLISTERS?
Find all our advice here:
A waterproof shoe will be less breathable than a non-waterproof shoe. You should therefore opt for socks like the MH500, MH520 and MH900 with a high or medium upper (adapted to the height of the shoe) to wick away perspiration and reduce friction.
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.
Further laboratory tests are also conducted to validate the following: tearing of eyelets and straps, gluing, toxicology, UV resistance, abrasion of sole and upper components, accelerated ageing.
How should you look after your shoes?
- Leave to air dry.
- Remove dry mud with a stiff brush.
– For stains clean with a brush and a little warm water
– Leave to dry
– Spray with a re-waterproofing agent to restore the water-repellent properties of the upper.
Satisfaction or your money back
Have you changed your mind or found that the product you are using does not suit you?
- 365 DAYS WITHOUT ANY PROOF OF PURCHASE (If your purchase is registered on your Decathlon account)
- 30 DAYS WITH YOUR TILL RECEIPT (If you do not have a Decathlon account)
In case of non-compliance or a hidden defect found on the product: a legal warranty of 2 years applies.
Conditions and more information: https://www.decathlon.fr/landing/retour-et-echange/_/R-a-retour-echange