We have reduced our environmental impact on this product
We have improved this product by using an eco-designed approach on the materials of the product:
- Natural, chrome-free leather
- Upper (front of the shoe, tongue and top of the shoe): 100% recycled polyester
- Tongue lining and collar: 100 % recycled polyester
- Laces and loops: 100% recycled polyester
- Inner sole: 85% recycled polyurethane foam and 100% recycled polyester lining
- Outer sole: 30% recycled rubber
Grippy soles on natural footpaths
The sole’s design is the result of long research carried out in our labs. It is composed of a specific rubber formula which optimises grip and traction. Since not all needs are the same, we are always looking for the best solution to develop on loose, country trails such as unpaved forest paths.
Designed for use on country trails
Our walking shoes are designed for use on off-road trails. Indeed, we choose the components of the sole and upper of our boots and test them to ensure that they are ideally suited to walking on loose trails (e.g. unpaved forest paths) or rocky trails (e.g. rocky coastal paths). Road use (tarmac) may lead to premature wear on your boots and cause discomfort. They are not suitable for mountain walking.
Tested for optimum durability and strength
Laboratory tests were also conducted to test the following elements: tearing eyelets and straps, gluing, toxicology, UV resistance, abrasion resistance of outsole and upper components, accelerated ageing. These tests allow us to improve the quality of our products and prevent premature wear of our hiking shoes.
What is the origin of our leather?
We use a leather called nubuck. It has a soft, silky feel. The leather used in these shoes comes from cows. We do not kill any animals to obtain this leather: we only use leather waste from the agrofood industry. Leather for these shoes comes from French hide which is then tanned in Spain.
How to maintain your leather shoes?
After your hikes, we advise you to:
- Leave your shoes to dry near a heat source
- Brusquely brush, using a hard-bristled brush, the dry leather to remove any mud and dirt
- Use a soft-bristled brush or nubuck eraser to remove any stains
- If the stains are stubborn, clean them using a brush and a little warm water
- Leave to dry
- Brush again using a hard-bristled brush
- Spray with a waterproofing product: this will make the leather shine and bring out the colours
How to choose the size of my walking boots?
Try on both shoes, standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. Try on several models or sizes if necessary. Check two comfort points:
- the heel seating
- the front of the foot on a downward slope
Avoid any pressure points when fitting. Do not hesitate to walk around to test the comfort. Gradually start using you shoes during your first few hiking trips to break them in.
How to choose the right combination and size of hiking socks
There are numerous causes of blisters when hiking: friction, a creased sock, moisture, wrong shoe size. That's why it is important to choose the right shoe size and sock material for your shoes.
You need to choose a sock size that’s adapted to your foot to avoid any additional folding of the material: either because the sock is too big such that there is too much material around your foot, or it is too small so that additional fabric gets pulled inside the boot.
Which material and which pair of socks goes with the NH500 shoe?
You need to manage moisture as best you can when walking:you will sweat, it is often inevitable.The NH500 shoe is breathable, which means that it will wick away the moisture caused by your perspiration.It is therefore necessary to choose a light and breathable sock as well.So, you should opt for the NH500 low or mid socks:they contain moisture-absorbing cotton and have a reverse terry-knit structure that wicks moisture away from your foot.They are high enough to protect your ankle from the shoe.