Provides a better relaunch during the foot movement.
Association of multiple thicknesses for durable adhesion.
The heart of the technology; with their shapes they ensure adhesion on hard and wet surfaces.
Ensures adhesion on slopes.
Provides adhesion in obstacle-ridden passages.
Ensures security when the foot is placed on the ground.
To test the adhesion of a shoe we use a machine that recreates slippage on a surface, which measures what we call the “ friction coefficient’. The surface varies (rough concrete , smooth wood ,wet wood…) so as to measure the strength needed to make the shoe slip.
Use of 11 different materials (foam, bi-stretch materials…) to make our shoes more comfortable while adapting to different types of feet: foam inside the shoe will maintain the foot if it is slender whereas the bi-stretch fabric will distort itself to adapt to a larger foot.
All our shoes are tested for comfort and use by users that are close to the people our products are made for and in conditions identical to those you can find in usage. Our Mission Tests associated the product chief and people that are not linked to Quechua to test, push forward and validate products.
Other tests are conducted in a laboratory to validate the following elements : pulling out of eyelets, glue, toxicology, UV resistance, sole and upper abrasion, accelerated ageing.
After all these mountain and laboratory tests, 50% of the people that had tested the shoe found it more comfortable and more adapted for their foot.
Olivier Wtyklo Product chief
When you are hiking in the mountains, you are going on technical—often narrow—paths with obstacles such as rocks, roots or screes.
We’ve made it a priority to protect your feet.
3 elements on all our Quechua shoes to protect you:
Hikers have to carry all their equipment during physical effort. That’s why we create our products so that they are lighter and ensure freedom of movement.