Good basic hiking shoes for varied terrain. In my opinion, slippers really suit the conditions of Lapland -- especially if you want to walk your own paths. For everyday outdoor activities, the shoes are naturally too bulky.
The shoes fit very well and are still comfortable even after 20 km. I now bought a third pair of these same shoes, so they have been quite pleasant. In my use, one pair of shoes lasts about 9 years. I have been satisfied with the durability and service life of the shoes. My shoes are moderately hard-wearing, so wear and tear is inevitable despite good maintenance.
Very good product quality is outstanding
Based on my short experience, these are good hiking shoes that are comfortable right away. High quality finish. Heavier than many hiking boots, but I got these for sturdy and long-lasting shoes.
the adhesives of the rubber covers surrounding the shoes opened on the first rainy day at the beginning of the 10-day hike, I cannot recommend the product
Really good, supportive ankles.
The shoes in question fit well and also feel comfortable and good on the feet.
It is certainly good to walk longer distances. I can't say anything about wear resistance yet since it has only been used very little.
I myself do day camping and fishing, so the kilometers don't accumulate, over the course of the summer.
Amazing boots, supple and very comfortable straight out the box
Good shoes, nothing to complain about.
Stiff and heavy to walk on.
Perfect all-rounder shoe and fast delivery!
Great hiking shoes and good on my feet, although I've only walked in them on light forest hikes (driving in).
I am very happy with my order. Everything was as described!
Fast delivery. The product is what it should be. Much cheaper than in a brick-and-mortar store.
Stable and good hiking boot, can handle tough conditions
Good shoes based on one hike. Comfortable even on rocky terrain.
Because of the good experience, I bought the same shoe from Meindl again.
I can recommend the Meindl vacuum.
A high-quality and durable hiking shoe. Easy to use and perfect for different seasons.
Unfortunately, the rubber parts of both shoes started to come off and tear on the second day of hiking. The situation worsened as the hike progressed. Unfortunately, I can't recommend it.
Good hiking shoes for slightly harder terrains. Lots of support. Not exactly from the lightest end.
Seems good. Fits my wide fins and keeps the soles even with wet rhizomes. I expect the shoes to last forever.
Fantastic fit, sits like a cast on the feet. The only downside so far is that they feel heavy and clumsy in the beginning.
The rest was a little wider than in my own Iceland. But it doesn't hurt to have a good shoe for hiking.
Considering that the manufacturers know very well the meaning of "planned obsolescence", these boots offer a much higher than average durability. I consider them an excellent option for use in the middle mountains.
Good boots. Comfortable from the start. Heavy but still with schwumg in the step.
As expected, just great! Always happy and to be recommended!
I ordered the meindl vakuum, I live in New Zealand, here in 7 days!! And 1/2 the price compared to buying local. Will definitely use the website again. Thanks team
Everything great, everything as described. Fast shipping.
Shoes are very good. Only you can see the splices very clearly. I hope the spots hold up well.
Feels very comfortable on the feet. Supports the ankles well
Very good product. I have been buying it for over 16 years.
In addition to the usual excellent quality of the processing of Meindl shoes, the constant fit, just slip on and feel good.
I haven’t gotten to test the galoshes in real time yet, but they’ve started to take shape on my feet in everyday use. I wouldn’t trust Meindl’s size chart; I took a fair size larger than the normally used pops. This was a good choice. There is now room for a hiking sock and, if necessary, a sock. I treated the shoes with Wet proof and wax, at least so far have kept moisture away. More needs to be done before the final verdict, but a longer leg in the Kilpisjärvi wilderness is expected in the summer. An ancient company can make footwear. :)
With the active use of the year in the forest and in the beloved fell, it works well. They also adapted well to my feet. Good to remember to grease or otherwise handle often.
Very well-built and comfortable shoe with a good fit, recommended!
the hiking shoes are comfortable and fit well.
Based on the first experience, a very well-fitting and high-quality shoe. I had to change my shoes to bigger ones (47 1/3), even though the shoes I ordered first (size 46 1/3) were clearly larger in number than most of my everyday shoes (size 44-45). So you should match the shoes with double socks if possible.
Shoes as described, top quality at an unbeatable price. Fast delivery and free shipping. What more do you want? Genes again!
Fast delivery and goods as ordered. Thank you, gladly again 😀
The best boots that I have bought exactly the ones I have wanted, otherwise I have 42 size but thought to order 43 1/3 and they fit me perfectly, they are just the best I have had thank you very much thank you they are worth the money!
So far, so good
Known product of very good quality perfect delivery (the forceps entry in the letterbox ´n´t damaged the packaging !!! ..
I am thrilled, super fast delivery, proven Meindl quality.
Highly recommended shop.
Really good and comfortable boots with fast delivery at the best price on the market
Sturdy, really adaptable to the foot and support the foot. It is clearly larger in nature
than the "ultra" version I've used before, which is more comfortable in everyday use because of its size.
Size class "Island", but not so rigid. Awesome shoe for the ankle-impaired!
So far, they feel really good.
Goods match the description. Fast shipping. I recommend.....
The old 20-year-old meindels were allowed to give way to the new ones. Feel good and firm on the foot. The ankle bone of the other foot is a little sore but doesn’t it ease after the shoes run in.
Now you can walk with Molen's 100 km backpack on the back so you can say that it's pretty good shoes and a quickly adaptable foot.
Nice boots just found really narrow had to get the wider boot
A few miles on these I have walked in varied terrain. The shoes are of high quality, the structure is suitably sturdy and fits myself well. I myself have a wide leg and my normal shoe size is 46. These shoes I took in size 47 1/3 and seem to be good with a thin sock and even two socks.
I have been using Meindl boots for years and needed to replace my last pair of Borneos. Having worn and been delighted with a number of their boots, I decided to try something new and chose the Vakuums because of the wider protective rand. My first impression was surprise at how light they are, and they seem to be as rugged as all the others. I definitely recommend them, especially if you like a lighter boot.
Really good hiking boots, the former were the same - they work for myself, hold water for a moment, fit my own last, support my ankle firmly.
Early days. I haven't used then yet but they look the business and feel solid.
Hard to find any issues with Meindl products. Soft where it should be and supportive where you need it. Great boots.
After a few short hikes, the shoe has formed brilliantly on the foot and feels really good and sturdy. I especially like the stiffness of the base (B), it’s just right for my purpose. It feels like this is a shoe for several years
on the basis of less than a half a year of very good shoes. I originally bought these as a friend of the long-handled, heavy Dovre GTXs, mainly for summer and fall use, but with these, the Dovres have remained mostly snow-capped shoes in severe frosts.
Vacuums have now been my main outdoor shoes, and they work virtually anywhere. Understandably, on asphalt and other hard surfaces, these are not very comfortable, but yes, there are short walks in these cities as well.
Perfect for heavy hiking. Comfortable to wear
Fast and good delivery on ordered product.
However, lacks the opportunity to invoice ex Klarna
Lovely hiking shoes in good quality.
Delivery to Sweden within a week.
Everything worked perfectly!
The purchased boots were an exchange of my old ones that were out of stock after much use for 15 years. Hence 5 stars. Very good boots.
Firstly, Varuste are absolutely great to deal with. Great products, Great pricing for my purchase & arrived in Australia within 12 days. In my opinion that is awesome with the current Covid 19 situation. I will definitely be purchasing more products in the future!
The boots are exactly as advertised, fit perfectly & are so comfortable. I wouldn't hesitate in purchasing Meindl boots again. The quality of these are first class. Thank you Meindl & Varuste. I look forward to dealing with the Team at Varuste & Meindl again in the future. Thank you👍
There was a manufacturing defect in the Gore film and the shoes got wet quickly. The warranty worked well and after an inspection by the manufacturer I got my money back.
Fits perfectly, very comfortable to walk in, good grip (tested in forest and on cliffs). Good breathing
Great boots. A lot of support without being too stiff or clunky. No drawbacks so far and this is the second pair I own. Only recommendation is to take a 5mm bigger size than Meindl recommends.
Have been going to Meindl for over 25 years ...
Very comfortable from the beginning, stays warm with the right socks when it has been 16 degrees cold. Very satisfied.
Fast and nice service from the store
Very comfortable to wear
Incredibly well-fitting and comfortable shoes. I think these will become Favorites. Quality excellent.
Good hiking boots and water have stayed outside. Regular maintenance is good to remember.
good price to fast delivery
Very fast delivery to New Zealand, about 10 days.
Boots are great, initially felt too narrow but after a day of wearing them around home they loosened and then a 12km hill walk and they are fine.
Product came exactly as advertised, shipped within a reasonable time. Boots so far seem well made and comfortable. Would reccommend
I have another pair of Meindl Vakuum boots and have worn them extensively on day hikes as well as 4-5 day hikes with a pack covering up to 100km over the 4-5 days. The comfort of these boots has to be experienced to be believed and yes they literally do vacuum on to your feet and in doing so provide a very good, secure, comfortable fitting boot that gives great ankle support.
I have put on this new pair and worn them as it states on the label for 5 minutes to allow the inner memory foam material to shape with your body heat to your foot shape. You may then tighten up the laces.This worked very well. Initially I thought I may have purchased the incorrect sizing but after wearing once for about a 6km breaking-in-walk I found that the size and boot had adjusted and conformed to my foot shape and size.
I have not tried other models in the Meindl range but have tramped extensively over the past 20+ years and have had a wide range of various tramping boots from other footwear makers.
I can honestly say Meindl have been the best for me over a range of surfaces including dirt, sand and rock.
Tips for use: Don't tighten up the laces too tight on the first wearing of the boots but after a decent walk, say 20 - 30 minutes, stop and tighten them up and off you go again. Use Meindl Sport Wax Clear or other wax to keep the leather (if applicable) soft and supple. Try and brush the dirt out of the boots after use.
PROS: Great sturdy, comfortable, hiking boot. Value for money - you get what you pay for
CONS:Expensive to buy (but worth every cent)
Constantly update where the product is
Great pair of boots- wonderful fitting and great appearance
The best hiking boots I have ever had!
Good afternoon. I liked the boots, they are more comfortable and lighter than expected. As an improvement, it should have the rubber of the higher toe to protect the boot from friction
No problems with purchase and delivery.
The product keeps its promise.
Excellent for working, walking and hiking.
Shoes worth the price, I recommend!
Comfortable and strong feeling boots
Sturdy functional hiking shoe, good last. I recommend.
Otherwise ok shoe, but water gets in from both shoes after surprisingly little use.
Good-looking, fits well on the feet
Comfortable and stabil boots with high quality.
Just tried them a shorter trip felt very good perfect fit. Fast delivery.
Slightly stiff feel at first but seem to form well on the foot. On hard surfaces, the heels sore.
EXCELLENT TRANSACTION, THE SHOES ARE PERFECTLY NEW AND OF VERY GOOD MANUFACTURING, FAST AND SAFE DELIVERY.
BIG THANKS FOR YOUR QUALITY WORK
take care to follow the different steps before use ... waterproofing and lubricating
the brand's size guide is real
Super shoes !!
Top good boots !! Fast delivery.
Sits on your feet right the first time. It feels like it supports the foot from every point.
It is not yet possible to take a position on sustainability.
Good fit, high quality and stylish.
About 50km behind the ride: forms well on the foot, does not rub or press, good grip e.g. on a wet rock. With Jalas' FX2, 10km quick marches don't feel anywhere like walking on a cotton swab!
For comfort mostly Plus, for water resistance a long minus:
Immediately fitting comfortable shoes to the foot (significantly better fit than, for example, the Island model of the same brand). Now less than 100km of driving in behind, and even longer one-time runs in demanding terrain with large loads have not caused blisters. The ankle of the other leg of the shoe weighed a bit, but the matter was corrected by using an extra insole. Certainly a very individual thing.
Water resistance, on the other hand, has been a big disappointment in this Price Range and thus in new (purchased 2 months ago) shoes. Despite impregnation and waxing after walking for a couple of hours in the rain and / or wet undergrowth, the shoes on both feet absorb water at the toes / toes so that the leather of the shoes gets wet over a wide area and during the second day of hiking finally goretex lets some water through.
I ordered for my husband that definitely the best and most durable hiking boots EVER.
Good for feet and hard use. Firm sole. One star off the look.
Great shoes. The previous pair lasted 11yrs, I bought the same shoes again.
Comfortable to wear. However, only about 100km behind
perfect fit after few days. Can highly recommend!
Narrower lasts versus Hanwag as well as loose electricity at the bottom to be Class B.
I have used Meindl shoes off-road work in various parts of southern Africa since -95; since I have no experience with other characters, I cannot place Meindl clearly number one. However, for my needs - daily movement in rocky terrain - the base material for Meindl SUVs has been optimal. So there has been no reason to change characters ...
Sturdy. Sits well.
Very good shoes. 6 days of mountain hiking and the shoes kept the water impeccable. Breathe well.
Good purchase. The shoes fit well on the foot despite the large size difference compared to normal footwear.
Entrance still going on, so I naturally couples bladders received. They look really stiff in the case of a really "massive" shoe, but that makes them more suitable.
Really good and comfortable shoes. They felt their own already when fitted and the feel only gets better when the shoe is properly shaped on the foot. In the southern slums, it is good to drive these in for a summer trip to Lapland. Meindl shoes quality I am very satisfied. The previous ones lasted 10 years and almost ran out. In these new ones, the recording is a little different, feeling even more solid.
Third already going. Fit my feet like knocked. The number should be slightly larger than normal
Good purchase. I only managed to wear my shoes a couple of times in an experimental sense before the first hike, which was just over 30 km of trails and terrain with a relatively light carrying range. Keep the water in the swamp greasy and felt sturdy. There were no blisters or abrasions, although I considered such a starting point when running in new shoes. When ordering online, there is little guesswork about the shoe number, but in these the size was very similar to the domestic numbering. I didn’t buy a number bigger, as is often recommended for hiking boots, but just the size of my feet. The thin underwear sock and thinner wool sock fit well in the shoe and leave room for the toes. I have a relatively narrow leg.
High quality and durable.
The previous similar shoes are five years old and still almost waterproof. I needed 1/2 the size larger when the "leg grows". Good shoes for demanding terrain.
The rubber band around the shoe is already peeling off... disappointed
The nobility of hiking boots.
Nuuksio level slippers, without proper stone protection I do not recommend these Meindels for the fell. Otherwise, after a 70km hike, the shoe worked well, perhaps a little too loose for the Swedish Lapland landscape.
Experience in from footwear for a dozen years in different conditions from swamps to mountains, the last couple of years in the Balkans. Cleaned and waxed as needed and I can only praise. It is comfortable and really sturdy on the foot.
The top shoe does not solve the seams and starts to leak even after a little use..the shoe lasted for more than a year and even after good care it is unusable..t: batch guide
Product down the thumbs do not recognize the top of the shoe? Extremely sturdy and high quality. The stiffness of the bottom is suitable for even hard terrain, and the stiffness is good when there is weight on the back :)