Meindl Softline Lite 2009

The Meindl Softline Lite is a reasonably lightweight boot at 1356g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex waterproof lining; Vibram sole unit with good cushioning; very supportive upper, stiff toe box and heel cup; good aggressive lug pattern; good sole stiffness. But a boot with a leather upper is going to be more durable in the long term.

 

Verdict: Buy the Meindl Softline Lite if you want a lightweight boot with excellent stiffness and support for use on valley or hillside paths.

 

First published in Trail magazine May 2009