CrossContact sole for good traction on easy terrain.
Open-cell rubber sole
Waterproof, breathable membrane, tested during a 2-hour walk.
Weighs just 350 g in size 6.5.
Footwear waterproofing test: laboratory- and field-tested, boots with a breathable, waterproof membrane ensure you have optimum protection from the rain. First, the boot is immersed in water while internal air pressure is applied to check that no bubbles form on the surface of the footwear. They are half-immersed and then placed on a mechanical arm that simulates walking: we then check that the inside of the boot remains perfectly dry.
3 levels of waterproofing
During the waterproofing test, we test 3 levels of waterproofing, i.e. 2000 flexes (about 2 hours of walking), 4000 flexes (about 4 hours of walking) and 8000 flexes (about 8 hours of walking). Naturally, after this test or in use, the boot’s original waterproofing will be restored when it is dry again. Arpenaz 100 Mid Ndy boots are waterproof for 2000 flexes.
Test in the field
The comfort of all our boots is tested when trying them on and in use by typical users under the real-life conditions you will encounter in use. Our Mission Tests bring together the product manager with people who are not affiliated with Quechua to test, develop and approve the products.
Further laboratory tests are also conducted to validate the following: tearing of eyelets and straps, gluing, toxicology, UV resistance, abrasion of sole and upper components, accelerated ageing.