Review: Forclaz 500 High Hiking Socks


The Forclaz 500 hiking socks are a lightweight summer sock designed to reduce blistering. Perfect for regular use and are only £12.99. They are anatomically designed and feature Fluorofiber synthetic yarns for increased perspiration wicking and reduced blistering.

Anatomic Design

The Forclaz 500 hiking socks feature a right (R) and a left (L) foot fit to fit the shape of your feet. This means the blister protection zones are in the right place for each foot. It also provides a more comfortable gradient compression fit.

Moisture Transfer

The Forclaz 500 features Synthetic fibres known as Fluorofiber which is a technical synthetic yarn that is remarkably resistant and has an extremely low friction coefficient. It reduces chafing against the skin and has been used at the heal and the toe to reduce the risk of blistering. This makes for a highly breathable sock that wicks perspiration away really well.

Compression Fit

The Forclaz 500 socks stay in place really well thanks to compression fit, meaning they have areas of greater compression to help assist blood flow back to the heart. It also means a snug fit around your foot and leg that stays in place.


The Forclaz 500 hiking socks are a really comfortable hiking sock and with a pack of two costing £12.99, they are fantastic value for money. The Forclaz 500 walking socks even have a 2 year guarantee like all Quechua products. The socks are available in sizes 2-5.5 (35-38), 5.5-8 (39-42) and 8.5-11(43-46) and mens and woman colours.

(Notes on the Author – Danny Foster is an avid runner and nutrition expert currently studying BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University. He works in our Sheffield Decathlon branch and currently works as an expert Sports Adviser; ensuring each running/nutrition customer leaves the store kited out with everything they need for their next race. Danny is also an expert in injury prevention, functional movement corrective exercises and biomechanical analysis. Drop in to our Sheffield store to speak with Danny for nutrition, training and product advice. Are you interested in a job that lets you pursue your passion? Why not scoot over to our careers site and discover the many positions available –

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