I recently bought a pair of Meindl Burma GTX boots. I've been wearing them on a daily basis for the last two weeks. They are still very stiff, and yet, surprisingly comfy. The GTX (I think) refers to the Gore-tex lining. I can confirm, that the boots have been 100% waterproof, so far, despite some atrociously wet, and snowy, conditions.
The boots were quite expensive, but, I am am very pleased with the purchase. I go for dog walks three times per day, and good footwear is important to me.
@fitheach Sounds very good!
Meindls are great. I have a pair of Meindl hiking boots. They are heavy as fuck, but have never given me blisters and it is great to walk in them. Bought them at a Meindl Outlet store in Hauenstein. (Hauenstein (Pfalz) is best known for being a shoe outlet village. Meindl has a shop there, too, with amazing prices)
I got mine online, for around £200, including delivery. If I get a few years from them it will be good value. I have always been quite hard on my footwear, and daily dog walks will only increase the wear factor.
Don't tell me about the prices in Hauenstein, I'll just be jealous.
@fitheach Oh yes, it does. Plus, I have somewhat difficult feet. I spent my younger years in "Puma" sneakers and Birkenstocks. Both unisex. 🙄 I had only 41/42 then and it was still difficult.
Today the internet is a big help. And there are generally more brands that produce at least some of their shoes in big sizes. @Bella
@fitheach I've been wearing Meindl boots exclusively for 20 years. They fit me like the proverbial glove and are well worth the money.
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