These three-season leather boots from Meindl are slightly wider than the best in class, and a great fit. Their light weight is excellent, as is the high, yet unobtrusive ankle support. Less padded than some, but breathable. They lack the luxurious full-grain leather and Gore-Tex lining of the best in class, but the nubuck uppers are lightweight and cool. Durable, but the thinner sole unit doesn’t cushion or grip as well as some.
Verdict: A tough, good-looking and fairly lightweight boot with a cheaper price tag because it has no Gore-Tex lining. Supportive and grippy and great for warmer weather.
Sizes: 3 1/2-8 (UK), 36-42 (Euro’)
Upper: Nubuck leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: No
Sole: Meindl double density
Men’s version: Yes
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