Meindl Categories

WHICH BOOT IS BEST FOR HIKING? WHICH ONE WON'T HURT MY FEET?


These are important questions that usually pop into your head when you are about to buy a new pair of shoes or boots. Since boots with different fields of application are constructed in different ways, Meindl has come up with specified terrain categories to help you choose the best boot for your activity and terrain.

Meindl Categories

WHICH BOOT IS BEST FOR HIKING? WHICH ONE WON'T HURT MY FEET?


These are important questions that usually pop into your head when you are about to buy a new pair of shoes or boots. Since boots with different fields of application are constructed in different ways, Meindl has come up with specified terrain categories to help you choose the best boot for your activity and terrain.

Meindl Categories

WHICH BOOT IS BEST FOR HIKING? WHICH ONE WON'T HURT MY FEET?


These are important questions that usually pop into your head when you are about to buy a new pair of shoes or boots. Since boots with different fields of application are constructed in different ways, Meindl has come up with specified terrain categories to help you choose the best boot for your activity and terrain.

Meindl Categories

WHICH BOOT IS BEST FOR HIKING? WHICH ONE WON'T HURT MY FEET?


These are important questions that usually pop into your head when you are about to buy a new pair of shoes or boots. Since boots with different fields of application are constructed in different ways, Meindl has come up with specified terrain categories to help you choose the best boot for your activity and terrain.

WHAT ACTIVITY ARE YOU PLANNING ON DOING?

Take a look at this picture for an indication of each type of use. If you have any doubts, always consider the higher category, as it offers more possibilities.

 

See below for a more in depth description of each category.

WHAT ACTIVITY ARE YOU PLANNING ON DOING?

Take a look at the picture below for an indication of each type of use. If you have any doubts, always consider the higher category, as it offers more possibilities.

WHAT ACTIVITY ARE YOU PLANNING ON DOING?

Take a look at the picture below for an indication of each type of use. If you have any doubts, always consider the higher category, as it offers more possibilities.

WHAT ACTIVITY ARE YOU PLANNING ON DOING?

Take a look at this picture for an indication of each type of use. If you have any doubts, always consider the higher category, as it offers more possibilities.

 

See below for a more in depth description of each category.

WALKING

A shoe designed for walking in low elevation and urban environments – for those who want a sturdy and casual shoe equally at home on daily errands and light weekend trails.

Usage: Leisure, everyday wear, travelling, walking.

Surface: Good roads, parks, boardwalks.

LIGHT HIKING

A boot for walking and light hiking while carrying light loads. Offers great support for comfortable day hikes in low elevation landscapes.

Usage: Walking and light day hiking in low elevation.

Surface: Good roads, forest trails, maintained paths.

TREKKING

A boot designed for intermediate hiking in low mountain ranges. Provides good stability in rocky and uneven terrain, and while carrying moderate loads.

Usage: Day hikes and light trekking in the back-country with light to moderate loads.

Surface:
Rough paths.

BACKPACKING

A boot for ambitious trekking in uneven terrain, steep inclines, fixed rope routes and on screes. Offers optimal stability and support for lower alpine pursuits.

Usage: Multi-day backpacking and challenging trekking with heavy loads.

Surface: Rough paths, boulders, climbing routes.

HIGH ALPINE TREKKING AND BACKPACKING

A boot tailored for the higher alpine which provides increased stability in challenging terrain. Suitable for use with crampons.

Usage: Multi-day backpacking, hunting and challenging trekking in the alpine with heavy loads.

Surface: Pathless, boulders, climbing routes, glaciers.

MOUNTAINEERING

The ultimate mountaineering boot – fully reliable for extensive use in critical landscapes. Designed for use with crampons.

Usage: Mining, geology, tours in high alpine and on glaciers.

Surface: Pathless, glaciers, ice climbing routes and extreme ice-tours.

WALKING

A shoe designed for walking in low elevation and urban environments – for those who want a sturdy and casual shoe equally at home on daily errands and light weekend trails.

Usage: Leisure, everyday wear, travelling, walking.

Surface: Good roads, parks, boardwalks.


LIGHT HIKING

A boot for walking and light hiking while carrying light loads. Offers great support for comfortable day hikes in low elevation landscapes.

Usage: Walking and light day hiking in low elevation.

Surface: Good roads, forest trails, maintained paths.


TREKKING

A boot designed for intermediate hiking in low mountain ranges. Provides good stability in rocky and uneven terrain, and while carrying moderate loads.

Usage: Day hikes and light trekking in the back-country with light to moderate loads.

Surface:
Rough paths.


BACKPACKING

A boot for ambitious trekking in uneven terrain, steep inclines, fixed rope routes and on screes. Offers optimal stability and support for lower alpine pursuits.

Usage: Multi-day backpacking and challenging trekking with heavy loads.

Surface: Rough paths, boulders, climbing routes.


HIGH ALPINE TREKKING AND BACKPACKING

A boot tailored for the higher alpine which provides increased stability in challenging terrain. Suitable for use with crampons.

Usage: Multi-day backpacking, hunting and challenging trekking in the alpine with heavy loads.

Surface: Pathless, boulders, climbing routes, glaciers.


MOUNTAINEERING

The ultimate mountaineering boot – fully reliable for extensive use in critical landscapes. Designed for use with crampons.

Usage: Mining, geology, tours in high alpine and on glaciers.

Surface: Pathless, glaciers, ice climbing routes and extreme ice-tours.

WALKING

A shoe designed for walking in low elevation and urban environments – for those who want a sturdy and casual shoe equally at home on daily errands and light weekend trails.

Usage: Leisure, everyday wear, travelling, walking.

Surface: Good roads, parks, boardwalks.

LIGHT HIKING

A boot for walking and light hiking while carrying light loads. Offers great support for comfortable day hikes in low elevation landscapes.

Usage: Walking and light day hiking in low elevation.

Surface: Good roads, forest trails, maintained paths.

TREKKING

A boot designed for intermediate hiking in low mountain ranges. Provides good stability in rocky and uneven terrain, and while carrying moderate loads.

Usage: Day hikes and light trekking in the back-country with light to moderate loads.

Surface:
Rough paths.

BACKPACKING

A boot for ambitious trekking in uneven terrain, steep inclines, fixed rope routes and on screes. Offers optimal stability and support for lower alpine pursuits.

Usage: Multi-day backpacking and challenging trekking with heavy loads.

Surface: Rough paths, boulders, climbing routes.

HIGH ALPINE TREKKING AND BACKPACKING

A boot tailored for the higher alpine which provides increased stability in challenging terrain. Suitable for use with crampons.

Usage: Multi-day backpacking, hunting and challenging trekking in the alpine with heavy loads.

Surface: Pathless, boulders, climbing routes, glaciers.

MOUNTAINEERING

The ultimate mountaineering boot – fully reliable for extensive use in critical landscapes. Designed for use with crampons.

Usage: Mining, geology, tours in high alpine and on glaciers.

Surface: Pathless, glaciers, ice climbing routes and extreme ice-tours.

WALKING

A shoe designed for walking in low elevation and urban environments – for those who want a sturdy and casual shoe equally at home on daily errands and light weekend trails.

Usage: Leisure, everyday wear, travelling, walking.

Surface: Good roads, parks, boardwalks.

LIGHT HIKING

A boot for walking and light hiking while carrying light loads. Offers great support for comfortable day hikes in low elevation landscapes.

Usage: Walking and light day hiking in low elevation.

Surface: Good roads, forest trails, maintained paths.

TREKKING

A boot designed for intermediate hiking in low mountain ranges. Provides good stability in rocky and uneven terrain, and while carrying moderate loads.

Usage: Day hikes and light trekking in the back-country with light to moderate loads.

Surface:
Rough paths.

BACKPACKING

A boot for ambitious trekking in uneven terrain, steep inclines, fixed rope routes and on screes. Offers optimal stability and support for lower alpine pursuits.

Usage: Multi-day backpacking and challenging trekking with heavy loads.

Surface: Rough paths, boulders, climbing routes.

HIGH ALPINE TREKKING AND BACKPACKING

A boot tailored for the higher alpine which provides increased stability in challenging terrain. Suitable for use with crampons.

Usage: Multi-day backpacking, hunting and challenging trekking in the alpine with heavy loads.

Surface: Pathless, boulders, climbing routes, glaciers.

MOUNTAINEERING

The ultimate mountaineering boot – fully reliable for extensive use in critical landscapes. Designed for use with crampons.

Usage: Mining, geology, tours in high alpine and on glaciers.

Surface: Pathless, glaciers, ice climbing routes and extreme ice-tours.

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