Leather upper and stone guard on the foot for strength and durability.
Waterproof membrane tested on a 15-km walk in water up to the mid-upper.
Wide shape around the metatarsals for more comfort for large feet.
100% rubber CrossContact® sole that improves grip and traction.
High upper, two high hooks, and one secure blocker hook.
Flexible sole to make walking more comfortable on beginner-friendly trails.
535 g per boot in size 8.
The heel of the sole is made with a long-lasting cushioning material (PU).
Tread with grip
The grip on our soles is called CrossContact®.
To earn this certification, footwear must pass lab tests to assess its grip on different surfaces (Smooth, Rugged, Dry, Wet). To validate these tests, we assess the quality of our soles in the field and in the mountains over 500 km using a panel of representative testers.
Why offer the same model with two widths at the front of the foot?
Following a long study on trekkers’ preferences concerning boot shape, we decided to develop a boot available in two different shapes: classic and wide.
Each person can choose how much space they want inside the boots and reduce the risk of overheating and blisters caused by badly fitting shoes.
How waterproof are these boots?
This boot was validated in the waterproofing test of 30,000 flexes, i.e. 15 km or 6 hours of walking, in water up to the mid-upper, which is the highest level of waterproofing for your boots.
--> Our assessment indicates a level of 3/5, giving 6 hours of waterproofing when hiking in the rain.
The details of our boots’ waterproof assessment tests are below, in the characteristics section.
Making waterproofing last longer
The waterproofing of boots is often compromised by water getting in at the collar. To keep your feet drier for longer, we recommend using waterproof gaiters or mini-gaiters to keep out water, pebbles, mud, sand, etc. The boots’ waterproof treatment will eventually wear off. You’ll need to apply a waterproofing spray several times a year. This restores the original water-repellent properties and prevents staining.
1. Use a brush and/or sponge to clean the boot and remove any dirt or mud.
2. Leave to air dry away from heat sources.
3. Apply a waterproofing spray to maintain the upper’s water repellency and extend the life of the boots.
Which size should you choose?
Which size should you choose?
For hiking boots, go one size up from your regular shoe size to ensure optimum comfort when going downhill and prevent your toes from hitting the toe box. Tip: keep your toenails short and, before heading downhill, check that your lacing stops your foot from sliding forward inside the boot.
Five levels of waterproofing
During the waterproofing test, we test five levels of waterproofing:
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)
Our shoes go through two successive tests in the lab:
Test 1: We test the efficiency of the membrane when placed under pressure in water. We ensure that there’s no water on the surface, like when you test a punctured inner tube.
Test 2: We use mechanical arms to simulate walking. The assembled shoes are immersed in water half-way and undergo thousands of flexes to ensure that the inside of the shoe remains dry and is therefore waterproof.
Buying tips/how to try on boots
How to choose your boots:
1. Try on both boots while standing up and wearing your hiking socks.
2. Tighten the laces correctly.
3. Check the following two areas of comfort: the base of the heel and the front of the foot when going downhill.
4. Walk around with the boots on.
5. Try on several sizes and models.
6. Wear your boots for increasingly longer periods of time to wear them in.
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 fulfill the physiological needs of people’s feet and makes sure they are comfortable and safe during treks.
Trek 100 leather boots are manufactured in a factory in Romania that specializes in making hiking boots.
The factory only uses water-based glues with no chemical solvents.
Most materials are of European origin.
Decathlon SportsLab contributes to the innovation and design of Decathlon products by increasing knowledge of the human body in its environment.
Our researchers explore the workings and needs of active bodies as people practise their sport.
Thanks to the knowledge of sports sciences, thermal comfort, body shape, and perception, our experts contribute to the safety and well-being of active people.