Meindl Respond XCR 2010

The Meindl Respond XCR weighs 1004g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex XCR waterproof lining; mesh upper for breathability; durable protection around upper; sole stiffness good for mixed terrain; good cushioning. But outsole lug pattern is relatively shallow so not ideal for mud and grass; similar performance to many others.

The Meindl Respond XCR is a good general sporty-styled shoe for travel, fast hiking and biking but there are many similar products worth considering.

First published in Trail magazine May 2010