Meindl Softline Ultra GTX

Best for wider feet. Well padded and the unique Digafix lacing system (featuring an extended lacing point that wraps over the foot to help hold the heel in position) gives a reasonably secure fit. Midsole offers a good mix of stability and comfort and the ankle cuff is beefy and supportive, making it effective all over the mountain.


Colour: Anthracite/grey
Sizes: 6-12 (UK including half-sizes), 39-47 (‘Euro)
Upper: Suede/Cordura
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Meindl triple-density Vibram
Weight: 1,320g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 015395 60214,

Verdict: A quality boot with a supportive midsole and high ankle cuff that will cope with pretty much anything. Broad, boxy fit won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.


First published in Country Walking magazine, April 2008