Jump to content
Johny Walker

walking hiking boot

Recommended Posts

I got some meindls in the end, great boots ,no breaking in wich was good as was yomping around the lakes district :D

Edited by Johny Walker

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do like meindls and had them in walking boots for years and still use as chainsaw boots. Last year I went to get a new pair of walking boots and they'd stopped meindls but recommended zamberlam.

 

I've got to say they are spot on and definitely worth a try.

 

Hope that helps anyone else but glad you got sorted.

 

Jim

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got a pair of meindl's dovre extreme (mid calf hieght) and there brilliant boots.

 

Althou I reckon my next pair will be ex army, there now using either lowa's or altbergs and get them for about 70ish quid compared to 250for the meindls.

Or i might try to find a pair of old fashioned leather unlined boots

 

 

Just wondering wot everyones views are on modern boots all being goretext lined???

is it a good or a bad thing??

 

In the past with proper leather boots I always had them well dubbined and always had dry feet. I some times think now I end up with damp feet more due to sweat, esp if I have my yeti gaiters on top which is effectively 2layersof gore tex over the boot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, drinksloe said:

I've got a pair of meindl's dovre extreme (mid calf hieght) and there brilliant boots.

 

Althou I reckon my next pair will be ex army, there now using either lowa's or altbergs and get them for about 70ish quid compared to 250for the meindls.

Or i might try to find a pair of old fashioned leather unlined boots

 

 

Just wondering wot everyones views are on modern boots all being goretext lined???

is it a good or a bad thing??

 

In the past with proper leather boots I always had them well dubbined and always had dry feet. I some times think now I end up with damp feet more due to sweat, esp if I have my yeti gaiters on top which is effectively 2layersof gore tex over the boot.

Lowa over standard army issue leather is a definate. 

 

I get what you mean about the sweat thing but always found a decent pair of gortex or equivalent with the right socks far better.

 

Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, drinksloe said:

 

 

 

Just wondering wot everyones views are on modern boots all being goretext lined???

is it a good or a bad thing??

 

In the past with proper leather boots I always had them well dubbined and always had dry feet. I some times think now I end up with damp feet more due to sweat, esp if I have my yeti gaiters on top which is effectively 2layersof gore tex over the boot.

 

I have taken to the Salomon 4D GTX. Super light weight boot and the Goretex remained water proof for many years of holiday walking. Doubt you get the longevity of a quality leather boot but for me it's the first boot that has fitted properly. First day in them in the mountains of Scotland and did three Munroes without a blister so I can put up with shorter life for that kind of comfort. First pair now leak a bit if very wet walk but still good for damp ground. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Woodworks said:

 

I have taken to the Salomon 4D GTX. Super light weight boot and the Goretex remained water proof for many years of holiday walking. Doubt you get the longevity of a quality leather boot but for me it's the first boot that has fitted properly. First day in them in the mountains of Scotland and did three Munroes without a blister so I can put up with shorter life for that kind of comfort. First pair now leak a bit if very wet walk but still good for damp ground. 

 

If ur boots are still comfy try looking at Yeti gaiters.

 

That's why i originally bought a pair, my old harkilla (don'tbuy absolute rubbish) boots had big holes in the heel but with the yetis managed another 3 years of wear out of them only occasionally getting wet feet.

The way there designd they fit completely over the whole boot withjust the grips sticking throu.

 

Againu can get ex army gaiters for not a lot of cash.

 

I managed to give myself trench foot while doing some walking in NZ, it was a cracking day, done about 25-30 miles the 1st day but stupidly never inspected why my feet were getting sore,as I had used the boots before. Took my boots of about 3pm and u'd of thought I had been in a bath for hours.Had decentnormal walking socks on.

I blamed the double gore tex.

Made the 2nd day a nightmare, and changing to dry socks didn't really help as damage was done

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After many hrs of research it dawned on me that what matters is comfort over anything else..

 

In that regards I'd go for running shoes.. proper ones.. very breathable to help sweating feet and comfy as well.. dry easy to boot..

 

Its a misconception that boots are better, its just an old school argument that hasn't gone away...  how many times has anyone ever seen someone walking down a hill with a broken ankle?...   like that swan that breaks your arm..

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.