The rubber sole is an excellent compromise for dry or muddy terrain.
Waterproof membrane tested in use and in a laboratory.
Built-in recycled PU cushioning to provide excellent comfort.
Only 366 g per boot in size 4.5.
Good ankle support thanks to its semi-rigid upper and blocker hook.
Materials and assembly processes make for long-lasting shoes.
Certified sole grip. To earn certification, the boots must pass lab tests to assess their grip rate on different surfaces (smooth, rough, dry, wet).
To approve the tests, the soles are then tested in the field by a panel of child testers.
Tested both in the lab and in the field, the waterproofing and breathability of this footwear are guaranteed. To start, they are immersed in water with pressurised air inside to ensure that no bubbles form on the surface of the boot. Next, the boots are fitted to a mechanical arm that simulates walking, half immersed in water to ensure that the inside remains perfectly dry.
For this model, the test lasted the equivalent of 8 km under the conditions mentioned above.
Making waterproofing last longer
A shoe's waterproofing is often undermined by water getting in from the top of the shoe. To keep your feet dry for longer, we recommend wearing waterproof gaiters or mini-gaiters that will keep out water along with pebbles, sand, etc. You should use a waterproofing spray several times a year. This restores the original water-repellent properties and prevents staining.
What size should I choose?
For hiking, opt for one size larger for optimal comfort on the descent and to prevent toes from touching the tip of the shoe. Tip: keep your toenails short and, before heading downhill, check that your lacing prevents your foot from sliding forwards inside the boot.
Allow children to try on both shoes, standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. Try on several styles and sizes if necessary. Check two comfort points: the base of the heel and the front part of the foot going down. Avoid all pressure points when trying them on. Let them walk around the store. Break your shoes in gradually during your first few hiking trips.
Removable insole for faster drying. It can also be replaced by an orthopaedic insole.
Our environmental approach
To contribute to preserving our natural playground, Quechua is committed to limiting the environmental impact of its products. On these boots, the use of a recycled component (PU) helps us to reduce their environemental impact.
We are working to ensure that, one day, these boots will be 100% eco-designed.