These Meindl boots fall into the stiffer, more robust category of fabric footwear, attempting to be a viable three-season boot. They have a really stiff sole and they did feel heavy on the foot – a sense exacerbated by their stiffness. The tread pattern has very deep lugs that really improve grip in grimy fields and on hillsides. There is an excellent amount of padding throughout the entire top section, and particularly around the ankle and tongue. While the boots are stiff, on hard ground the padding in the midsoles helps to smooth out the bumps and make walking on road sections that bit easier.
Upper: Velour leather/mesh
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Meindl Multigrip2 by Vibram
Women’s Version: Yes
Contact: 015395 60214; www.meindl.co.uk