MADE IN EUROPE MANUFACTURING : All our Forclaz trekking boots are made in Europe.
TREK boots are manufactured within the European Union, in Romania, in a factory specialising in the production of trekking boots (GRISPORT) This factory uses exclusively water-based adhesives, without chemical solvents. Most materials are of European origin. MANUFACTURER: https://grisport.it/company/?lang=en Tip: copy and paste the links you find on this page into your favourite browser ,)
LEVEL OF GRIP OF OUR SOLES WITH GRIP
The grip of our soles is certified To be benefit from the certification, the boots must pass laboratory tests to assess the grip coefficient on different surfaces (Smooth, Rugged, Dry, Wet). To validate these tests, we got a representative panel of testers to evaluate the quality of the soles in the field, in the mountains, over a distance of 500 km The lug pattern will also give you suitable grip on wet and muddy terrain
HOW WATERPROOF ARE THESE BOOTS?
This boot has been validated by a waterproofing test at 10,000 repeatable flexes, i.e. 10 km - 3 hours of walking, in water up to the mid-upper, which today guarantees a very good level of waterproofing for your boots. --> Our assessment indicates a LEVEL OF 2/5 giving 6 hours of waterproofing when hiking in the rain. The details of tests carried out to assess the waterproofing of our boots is below, in the features section.
HOW TO PROLONG THE WATERPROOFING OF THIS TEXTILE MODEL?
Even though this model has a WATERPROOF MEMBRANE (waterproof - breathable), we recommend using a waterproofing spray several times a year to restore its water repellency and prevent staining on the outside --> It means restoring the water repellency of the outer material (water runs off and does not soak inside). Each fabric section is sprayed and in particular don't forget the thread in the seams (water loves seams!! )
CARE ADVICE, APPLYING THE WATERPROOFING SPRAY
1 / Use a brush and/or a sponge to clean, remove any soil or mud. 2/ Then leave to air dry, away from any heat source. 3 / Shake the WATERPROOF SPRAY can / €5 4 / Spray the product from a distance of 25 cm 5 / Leave for at least 10 minutes. Caution: Do not rub or wipe. Link to SPRAY below https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/100-ml-waterproof-stain-resistant-spray-for-leather-and-textile-walking-shoes/_/R-p-312940
WATERPROOF BOOT OR GAITER? it’s not necessarily one or the other! it provides additional protection
A shoe's waterproofing is often undermined by water getting in from the top of the shoe. --> To keep your feet dry for longer, it is therefore advisable to use a waterproof gaiter or mini-gaiter that will prevent water as well as pebbles, sand, etc. from getting inside through the top Model perfectly suited to these boots TREKKING GAITER TREK 500 BLACK / €15 https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/trek-500-trekking-gaiters-black/_/R-p-124466?mc=8347880&c=BLACK
ECO-DESIGN / RECYCLED POLYESTER
Outer upper made of 90% recycled POLYESTER The polyester, which comes from the chemical (non-energy) by-products of oil, is used in a number of our industrial processes, particularly in textiles and heavy-duty clothing products. The CO2 impact of this material is significant and contributes to the depletion of the resources used in its manufacture.It is important to work towards our independence from fossil fuels and find solutions to the environmental concerns of sports users through innovation
These boots were co-designed with passionate trekkers, each bringing their own special skills. For example, one of our co-designers is a chiropodist, who helps us meet the physiological needs of people's feet and make sure they are comfortable and safe during treks.
ECO-DESIGN / DOPE DYEING
DOPE DYEING process of the inner lining of this model In order to reduce quantity of water used in this bulk dyeing process, the thread is dyed and not the fabric. This technique saves up to 60% water and considerably reduces CO2 emissions. What's more, the dying of the clothing lasts longer as a result
WHICH SIZE SHOULD I SELECT?
For hiking, feel free to buy one size larger than your usual size to guarantee excellent comfort on the descent and avoid toes rubbing at the tip of the boot. Tip: keep your toenails short and, before descending, check that your lacing prevents your foot from sliding forwards inside the boot.
BUYING TIPS / HOW TO TRY YOUR BOOTS ON
How to choose your boots: 1. Try on both shoes, standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. 2. Tighten the laces correctly 3. Check the following two areas of comfort: the base of the heel and the front part of the foot going down. 4. Get up to walk with the boots on. 5. Try on several sizes and several models. 6. Wear your boots for increasingly longer periods to wear them in
Our boots are laboratory tested according to two successive tests Test 1 / We test the efficiency of the membrane only when it is pressured and placed in water, we check the absence of water on the surface, like when you test a punctured inner tube. Test 2 / Thanks to mechanical arms that simulate walking, the entire boots are half immersed in water and they complete thousands of flexes to check that the inside of the boot remains dry and it is therefore waterproof.
5 levels of waterproofing
During the waterproofness test, we test 5 levels of waterproofness: 2,000 flexes (approximately 4 km ,30 minutes of walking) 10,000 flexes (approximately 10 km ,3 hours of walking) 30,000 flexes (approximately 15 km ,6 hours of walking) 50,000 flexes (approximately 20 km ,8 hours of walking) 100,000 flexes (approximately >20 km ,24 hours of walking)
SATISFIED OR YOUR MONEY BACK
If you do not need a new product or if it doesn't meet your sporting needs, you have 365 days to exchange it or seek a refund in all Decathlon stores.