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MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women
  • MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women
  • MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women
  • MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women
  • MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women
  • MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women
MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women

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MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women

$110.00
17 reviews
8 of 17 people recommends this product
  • MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women
  • MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women
  • MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women
  • MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women
  • MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women
MH500 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Women
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This waterproof mid-height shoe was designed for regular mountain hikes (4-6 hours, 10-20 km, 700 to 1200 m altitude difference)

BENEFITS

Traction

Highly non-slip rubber outsole with 5 mm gripping treads.

Impact protection

Durable rubber stone guards at the front and back of the foot.

Waterproof

Waterproof and breathable membrane lining: dry feet for 8 h in any weather

Cushioning

EVA foam with a different heel density: comfort and protection from the ground.

Anatomic design

Evofit concept, a generous fit whose width adapts to the forefoot

Lightweight

379 g per shoe in US size 8

TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS

Outsole with grip

Certified sole grip. To be awarded this certification, the shoes must pass lab tests to assess the grip rate on different surfaces (Smooth, Rough, Dry, Wet). To validate these tests, we have a panel of testers evaluate the quality of our soles out in the mountains across 500 km.

Waterproofing test

In a lab, the shoe is immersed in water to mid height while on a mechanical arm that simulates walking.
With this test, we can determine a length of time and number of km that the shoe can walk while staying dry.
- 2000 flexes, about 30 minutes of hiking
- 10,000 flexes, about 3 hours
- 30,000 flexes, about 8 hours
- 50,000 flexes, about 12 hours
Then we confirm that the shoe keeps its promises out on the ground and in the rain.

Making waterproofing last longer

To keep your feet dry, we recommend wearing waterproof gaiters or mini-gaiters that will protect the top of the shoe from incoming water, along with small stones, sand, etc.

You should re-waterproof your shoes twice a year using a waterproofing product (search for "waterproofing" on www.decathlon.ca), which will help to restore the original water-repellent properties and help prevent stains.

Evofit Concept

This shoe is designed with the Evofit concept. With its stretch materials and specific design for the area of the foot where your joints are located, Evofit technology allows the shoe to perfectly fit the shape of your foot.

Which size should you choose?

The most important thing is to try on several sizes and models of shoes to find the best one for you.
You can choose a size up from your usual size to prevent your toes from pressing against the tip of the shoe when going downhill, provided that your foot is still held securely in place to avoid friction.
Advice: 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 shoe.

Buying advice / How to try on your footwear

Some Decathlon stores have a test trail.

1. Try both shoes on, wearing your hiking socks, and stand up.
2. Tighten the laces, taking care to make sure they're evenly tightened.
3. Check two points:
- the heel does not lift up before the shoe when you walk uphill.
- the foot does not slide and toes do not press onto the front when going downhill.
4. Try on several sizes and models.

Break them in gradually to adapt them to your feet.

How do I avoid blisters?


Which socks?

Waterproof shoes are less breathable than non-waterproof shoes. For this reason, choose socks like the MH500, MH520, and MH900 with a high or medium cut (based on the height of the shoes) to wick away perspiration and reduce friction.

Optimize your shoes: replace your insoles!

The original insole in your shoes is designed to accommodate most feet. Changing the insole may provide:
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 warmth and/or cushioning.
3. Longer life: restore the support and comfort of your shoes by replacing the insole each season.

Laboratory tests

Additional lab tests also check the following: tearing of eyelets and straps, adhesion, toxicology, resistance to UV rays, abrasion of the sole and upper components, and accelerated ageing.

How to care for 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 upper's water resistance.

Satisfaction or your money back

Did you change your mind? Is the product you're using not quite what you were looking for?
Return deadlines:
- 365 days without any proof of purchase (if your purchase is registered on your Decathlon account)
- 30 days with your sales receipt (if you don't have a Decathlon account)
If there is a non-conformity or hidden defect found in the product: a legal warranty of 2 years applies.
Conditions and further information: https://www.decathlon.ca/en/content/12-returns-and-refunds

Reviews

3/5 17 reviews
8 of 17 people recommends this product
Comfortable shoes with good grip
Nur Aishah (Malaysia) Used for 3 to 8 weeks Verified purchase What is a "Verified purchase"?

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These shoes fit perfectly for me and have good grips even on slippery trail after rain. And looks stylish too.
Everest Base Camp Trek Dec 2020
Rosalia (Philippines) Used for 3 to 8 weeks Verified purchase What is a "Verified purchase"?

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After 11 days trek in Nepal from Lukla to Dingboche (snow-free trails), the boots are comfortable, no hotspots, no blisters, perfect for the trail. Thanks to good fitting. No damages, grippy soles, laces are fine. Highly recommended but proper fitting is essential.
Not waterproof
Lynne (United Kingdom) Used for 4 to 6 months
Comfortable but not waterproof!
NOT WATERPROOF
Nigel (United Kingdom) Used for 8 to 12 months
I bought these for my wife after trying other brands. The key attraction was the waterproof factor. They are NOT waterproof and have met in water just walking in wet grass. You can see from plenty of other reviews here that this is an issue so if you really need waterproof boots I wouldn’t recommend these.
Not Waterproof!!
Scott (United Kingdom) Used for 3 to 8 weeks Verified purchase What is a "Verified purchase"?

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We can confirm purchases for the reviews expressed on a request by e-mail after purchase or when the customer has this review from his personal space.

If a review is not marked as "Verified purchase," this does not mean that the author's review has no experience with the product. They may have given their review directly on the site without unique identification, or the product has been offered or paid by someone else.

The label "Verified purchase" let's help you judge the reliability of a review.
First impressions of these boots were very good. They were immediately comfortable and needed no breaking in however; the first walk my wife did in them was only about 7 miles in average conditions on wet gravel and grassy terrain with a little mud. After 2 hours her socks and feet were very damp. We returned them and the purchase was refunded with no fuss. Good boots but not for wet weather.
Not waterproof
Lisa (United Kingdom) Used for 8 to 12 months
It's a shame they aren't great when it comes to water! They are very comfortable and the only pair of boots I own that I can fit my insoles in. Went out in the rain yesterday and they are still soaked today. This was a lot of money for me to spend on boots and now I can't wear them. Very disappointed.
Response of the brand

Hi, thanks for taking the time to review our MH500 Mid Walking Boots.


I'm sorry to hear that you found these boots to leak water. They should be fully waterproof and we carry out testing to ensure that they are.


However in some cases there can be a manufacturing defect, which sounds like the case here. I would encourage you to pop in to your nearest store where I'm sure that they can find a solution for you.


Thanks again for your feedback.


Peter - Forclaz Product Expert, Decathlon UK

Lisa found this answer helpful
Most comfortable ever but they arren' waterproof
sARAH (United Kingdom) Used for 3 to 8 weeks
I bought a these in store in Oxford in July and received excellent guidance on the merits
of different boots. I bought the MH500, wore them in over 2 weeks and then walked 100 miles over 6 days, using Decathlon socks. Not a blister until the last 4 miles, despite my feet being soaked. These boots were not water proof, which is why I bought them. I returned them to Oxford, and saw the same assistant, and received a replacement pair. Yesterday was the 1st outing in the rain, only an hour and again my socks are wet. I'm so disappointed, these are the most comfortable boots in 35 years, but they leak.
Not waterproof
Cara (United Kingdom) Used for 2 week or less
I bought these today and went out a walk in the rain and after 10 mins my feet were wet.
They are comfortable and grippy, but not waterproof.
Waterproof issue
Irene (United Kingdom) Used for 2 week or less
These are really comfy and great for woodland trails and for walking on tarmac, but only the left boot was waterproof. They are now all muddy after I have worn them 4 times in one week, so wonder what the customer service will be like when I attempt to return in store (Glasgow). I will wash and dry them as far as I can and would be happy with an exchange to try again to see if there was a fault in the right boot. However, if the 2nd pair has same issues I will want a refund. I really want these boots to be waterproof as they really are inexpensive, comfortable and also give light ankle support, which is perfect for everyday walking in mixed terrain. I had to buy a size up to accommodate my wider than standard foot width (usually E/F when measured) when worn with merino wool hiking socks. I would usually be a 39 for walking boots, but had to buy size 40 in these as the 39 felt narrow. I have to give only 2 stars for waterproof issue, but would give 5 for comfort. p.s. I don't think they'd be great for hill-walking on scree as I could feel stones through the sole, which doesn't bother me on local short walks, but would not work for more strenuous and longer walking up Scottish hills. They would be ideal for walking to work and walking dog etc, but only if the waterproofing actually works.
Taking a long time to break in
Randi (United States)
Look, maybe my expectations are too high but I wore these pretty much continuously for a couple of months and they never quite broke in. Maybe the shape of my foot is wrong for them (I have fairly high arches) but definitely recommend spending some time in them before committing to them for a big trip. Putting that I won't recommend but YMMV of course.
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