QUECHUA

Women’s Waterproof Mountain Walking Shoes MH500 Black

$599
Ref. : 8641384

We designed these waterproof shoes for your day hikes. Discover the mountains by combining comfort and safety with every step

This shoe will give you good cushioning and its sole has good grip thanks to the Outdoor Contact technology. Waterproof, split leather upper that adapts to your foot.

Color: black / orange

  • UK 3 EU36 Out of Stock
  • UK 4 EU37 undefined
  • UK 5 EU38.5 Out of Stock

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Products benefits

Traction

Highly non-slip rubber outsole with 4,5mm gripping studs.

Robustness

Rubber stone guard at the front and plastic at the back of the foot

Waterproof

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

Lightweight

347 g per boot in EU size 39

Cushioning

Thick EVA foam midsole: comfort and protection from the ground

Foot support

Weblock system on the final two lace eyelets, to make sure the foot is secured.

Anatomic design

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

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Women’s Waterproof Mountain Walking Shoes MH500 Black

Technical information

What frequency and intensity of hiking?

We have classified our products in terms of performance and features for 3 levels of Mountain Walking:
- occasional: around ten hikes per year of about 3 to 4 hours’ duration, less than 10km and less than 700m of 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.

Outdoor Contact sole

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.

Waterproofing test

In a laboratory, the shoe 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.

Extended waterproofing

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.

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 to try on your shoes?

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 shoe 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.

How to prevent 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.
- Don’t hesitate to readjust your lace fastening during activity, particularly before tackling a climb or descent.
- Wear your shoes on a short trip for the first use.

Which socks?

A waterproof shoe will be less breathable than a non-waterproof shoe. Socks like the MH500, MH520 and MH900 with a medium upper are therefore preferable for wicking away perspiration and reducing friction.

Optimise the capabilities of your shoes by replacing 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.

Warranty

2 years

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Product concept & technology

Product Composition

Outer sole of 55% Synthetic Rubber, 45% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Upper of 60% Leather - Bovine - Split, 38% Polyester, 2% Polyurethane Lining and sock of 100% Polyester

STOCK ADVICE

Store in a well-ventilated dark, dry place.

User Restrictions

Do not use as Personal Protective Equipment.

TESTS

Our hiking shoes are first tested in our Decathlon Sportslab laboratory, based in Lille, which also contributes to the innovation and development of our Quechua products.
It brings together several themes, each with their own area and technological tools.

Approved By

To meet your requirements, Quechua products are tested in the mountains in conditions you will encounter during your hikes.
Our teams, as well as a tester panel (made up of partners, ambassadors and customers), test products throughout their development until they go to market.

Maintenance advice

Hand wash. Dry in the open air..

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