I’ve been hiking in this boots on wet weather and the boots didn’t meet my criteria at all.
I was sliding almost on each step on wet ground with was awful and uncomfortable.
But for the flat ground it’s ok.
nice lightweight shoe but terrible waterproofing feet got wet walking in wet grass
We bought them just before our trip to spiti valley, harsh cold weather and shoes kept... Us warm. Well recommended shoes for trekking.
Good kit good value
Comfy, lightweight, good quality sole but not at all waterproof. Feet got wetter than they would in normal trainers. Useful for dry weather walking. Quality seems good apart from not being waterproof.
Not Advicable for Himalayan Trekking, Cheap and best for normal trekking
I got a good deal of this shoe and found it very nice for rough use.
My use: Primarily as a daily work boot, with occasional day hikes in dry weather.
1. Light weight. Can barely feel the boots once laced up.
2. Good amount of flex in sole. Can walk with full strides and full foot flex. (Also see cons)
3. Sole on the firmer side and less cushy, which is good in the long run for walking on paved surfaces and dirt trails. (Also see cons)
4. Needs no break-in time, much like a sports shoe. My Forclaz 100 needed nearly two weeks to break in.
5. Sole has excellent grip on dry surfaces. (Also see cons)
6. Surprisingly roomy despite small appearance. I have to wear two socks on my narrow and thin feet for size 8.
1. Laces come off loose in no time.
2. Lack of cushioning and flexible sole of the forefoot feels too soft and bendy on rocks. There is too much feedback on the toes and toes get tired barely 1 km into a rocky stretch. In comparison, there is barely any fatigue in entire foot after day long walking on rocks with Forclaz 100.
3. Grip on wet surfaces is doubtful. I need to be cautious when walking on wet floors/rocks.
My opinion: These are entry level boots for easy, well laid, dry dirt trails without much rocks. Can easily be used as a daily wear shoe. Lot of users who have criticized the quality of materials are requested to consider the dirt cheap price. Rock solid boots cost higher. These offer an unbeatable package at the price.
the velvel material shed off making the shoe look ugly and unwearable
rest of the shoe remains intact,
coming to the comfort part its ok for a small trekking but you cannot expect much comfort rather will feel the pain
Thank you for your feedback on the Arpenaz 50 Shoes. The material shedding normally happens due to hydrolysis which is due to ageing of the material. It would be great if you can share the details of when you made the purchase so that we can check if there is a manufacturing defect. On the second point, you are right that this shoe is made for short hikes and not for trekking.
Kindly visit any of the stores with the product, and the team would be more than happy to assist you with a solution.
I remain available for any further queries :)
its good and comfort