Only fit for the garden
I bought these boots last spring (2015) as an alternative to my main Meindl boots (Island Lady) for low level walking as my other boots are quite heavy. I have had a few pairs of Meindl boots but these are the worst I have ever bought of any brand. I tried them out on a wet day in Kielder forest. The path was good but had lots of roots. I have never felt so unsure on my feet and ended up scrabbling along a fence as the boots slipped and slithered over every rock and root making me feel very wary. I've used them on and off since usually in the dry as I don't trust them in the wet. Just back from a week in Arran (May 2016) and after just about 30 minutes the soles of my feet ache with the hardness of the insoles. There is no padding whatsoever. I do need a stiff outsole but usually boots for walking have some padding these have none to speak of. Each day after only fairly short walks the soles of my feet like I had run the +Goatfell race .... I couldn't wait to get these off my feet. Despite being a loyal Meindl customer for years I would not even what these to walk to the pub so I have to say these boots are now consigned to the garden.