Meindl Softline Lite GTX

These fabric boots from Meindl have plenty of padding, making them very comfortable at first, although the narrow toe starts to pinch after a few hours. The narrow heel is good, but they’re not as supportive as some. A high performance boot offering plenty of support and grip. However, the padded suede uppers make your feet hot and although they are very water-resistant, they don’t breathe quite as well as the best.

Verdict: A great quality, rugged walking boot. Some will find them too hot for summer use, and watch out for the fit around the toes, especially if you have wide feet.

Colours: Grey/graphite

Sizes: 3 1/2-8 (UK, including half sizes), 36-42 (Euro’)

Upper: Suede leather/Cordura

Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex

Sole: Vibram double density

Weight: 1,110g

Men’s version: Yes

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