Waterproof membrane tested in the field and in the laboratory
The shape and depth (3mm) of the studs provide all-terrain grip
292 g per shoe in size 3
Exclusive heel cushioning system. Guaranteed comfort and durability.
Flex areas and reinforced glue lines.
The grip of our soles is certified.
To be awarded certification, the shoes must pass laboratory tests to assess the grip rate (0.6 for this model) on different surfaces (Smooth, Rugged, Dry, Wet).
To validate these tests, we also assess the quality of our soles on the field, in the mountains, by a panel of young testers.
Tested both in the lab and real-world usage, this footwear guarantees optimum waterproofing and breathability. To start, they are immersed in water with pressurised air inside to check 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 so we can test that the inside remains perfectly dry. For this model, the test lasted the equivalent of 4 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. Using waterproof gaiters or mini gaiters is therefore recommended to keep your feet dry for longer by protecting the top part of your shoes and prevent water from getting in as well as pebbles, sand, etc. Use of a re-waterproofing spray is recommended several times per year. This will help your shoes recover their original water repellent qualities and combat outer stains.
Which size should I select
For hiking, do not hesitate to buy one size larger than the usual size to guarantee excellent comfort on the descent and to avoid toes rubbing at the tip of the shoe. Tip: keep your toenails short, and before going downhill at any time, check that your laces are tight enough to stop your feet slipping down towards the front of the shoes.
Allow children to try on both shoes, standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. Check two comfort points: the base of the heel and the front part of the foot going down. Avoid all pressure points when trying shoes on. Gradually start using you shoes during your first few hiking trips to break them in.
You can find and print the pedometer and check your child’s foot length.
Removable insole for faster drying. It can also be replaced by an orthopaedic insole.
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH
Because we are aware that we must act to preserve our playground, Quechua is committed to limiting the environmental impact of its products.
Today, this product is not eco-designed, but we work every day to make it more responsible: eco-design, repairability and sustainability are at the heart of our developments.