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Comfort and lightweight, feet are well protected

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Forclaz 900 Helium Men's Waterproof Walking Shoes

Designed for fast-paced mountain hiking for one or several days in all weather conditions. For intensive use. All the advantages of a Trail running shoe (lightweight, flexible) with added protection and durability. Its Novadry membrane will allow you to make progress in all conditions.

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Longer lasting waterproofing

A shoe's waterproofing is often undermined by water getting in from the top of the shoe. Using waterproof gaiters or mini gaiters is therefore recommended to keep your feet dry for longer by protecting the top part of your shoes and prevent water from getting in as well as pebbles, sand, etc.
Use of a re-waterproofing spray is recommended several times per year. This will help your shoes recover their original water repellent qualities and combat outer stains

Waterproofing test

Footwear waterproofing test: Tested both in the lab and real-world usage, NOVADRY®-equipped footwear guarantees optimum waterproofing and breathability. First, the shoe is immersed in water while internal air pressure is applied to check that no bubbles form on the surface of the footwear. 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.

Waterproofing level

During the waterproofing test, we test 3 levels of waterproofing: 2000 flexes (around 2 hours of walking), 4000 flexes (around 4 hours of walking) and 8000 flexes (around 8 hours of walking). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry.
The Forclaz 900 Helium Novadry shoe is waterproof for 4000 flexes.

What size should you buy?

For hiking, you may wish to purchase a shoe that is one size larger than your normal size to ensure your feet remain comfortable when running downhill and to keep your toes from bumping against the tip of the shoe. Tip: keep your toenails short. Before the descent, make sure your laces are tight in order to keep your feet from sliding forward in the shoe.

X stab technology

TPU part (rigid plastic) stabilises the heel. This insert is embedded into the compression-moulded EVA at the heel thereby stabilising and keeping it in position at the back of the shoe. The insert extends out at the sides so that it is covered by the 360° System strap, gently merging with the rest of the shoe at the forefoot. It is used to brace the foot and, along with the injection-moulded EVA in the front sole, provides excellent push off.


Lengthy research into the design of the sole at our laboratories, combined with a special rubber formulation optimise grip on rocky terrain.

360° system

Our exclusive system uses a strap that goes under your instep. Tightening your laces also tightens the strap, providing extra instep support without sacrificing comfort. Since the angle of the strap is aligned with the laces, there are no uncomfortably hard pressure points. This provides unrivalled support and therefore greater precision and safety in challenging sections.It also keeps the tips of your toes from tapping against the front of the shoe.

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20.0% Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), 60.0% Rubber - Synthetic, 20.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
Outer fabric
30.0% Polyurethane (PU), 70.0% Polyester (PES)
Inner fabric
100.0% Polyester (PES)
Care instructions: Dry flat. Wash separately.
Washing instructions
Hand wash
Hand wash
Stock advice Store in a well ventilated dark, dry place.
Restricted use : Not suitable for trekking.


Sarah Berthelot, Thierry Chambry
Test Product All our shoes are tested for user comfort and field tested by users who represent the target market in conditions identical to those found in typical use. Our Field Test Missions team up the product manager with people who aren't affiliated with QUECHUA, to test, improve, and validate our products.
Guarantee : 2 Years
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