Dual-density sole: Better traction in the middle, more durability on the sides
Injection-moulded EVA inserts for added comfort. Heel stabiliser.
Breathable and waterproof Novadry® membrane keeps your feet dry.
360° system: the lacing tightens the strap as well, providing excellent support!
475 g per shoe in size 8.5.
Our exclusive system uses a strap that goes under your instep. Tightening your laces also tightens the strap, bringing you better instep support without affecting comfort. Since the angle of the strap is aligned with the laces, there are no uncomfortable hard pressure points. This provides unrivalled support and greater precision and safety when running.
In addition to the 360° System, the X Stab Concept (a rigid plastic TPU insert) helps stabilise the heel. This insert is embedded into the compressed EVA and helps stabilise the heel and keep it in position at the back of the shoe. The insert extends out at the sides so that it is covered by the 360° System strap, gently merging with the rest of the shoe at the forefoot. It is used to brace the foot and, along with the injected EVA in the front sole, provides excellent push off.
Footwear waterproofing test.
Tested both in the lab and real-world usage, NOVADRY®-equipped footwear guarantees optimum waterproofing and breathability. First, the shoe is immersed in water while internal air pressure is applied to check that no bubbles form on the surface of the footwear. Next, shoes are fitted to a mechanical arm that simulates walking and half immersed in water so we can test that the inside remains perfectly dry.
3 levels of waterproofing.
During the waterproofing test, we test 3 levels of waterproofing: 2000 flexes (around 2 hours of walking), 4000 flexes (around 4 hours of walking) and 8000 flexes (around 8 hours of walking). Of course, after this test or in use, the shoe regains its original waterproofing once dry.
Shoe waterproofing level.
The FORCLAZ SPEED shoe is waterproof for 4000 flexes.
Try on both shoes, standing up, with the socks worn for hiking. Try on several models or sizes if necessary. Check two comfort points: the base of the heel and the front part of the foot going down. Avoid all pressure points when trying them on. Don't hesitate to walk around the store. Gradually start using you shoes during your first few hiking trips to break them in.