Updates to Meindl Borneo 2 MFS

  • The Meindl Borneo 2 MFS’ classic-looking upper is made of nubuck leather. It has a hardy rubber rand fully protecting its base region. Its interior is engineered with the Memory Foam System (MFS)—a tech that uses special “memory” foam pads to give users a precise fit, especially around the ankle zone.
  • Its sole unit, the Multigriff, is by Vibram. It consists of the adequately lugged Vibram outsole and a dual-density midsole with integrated shock absorber.

Size and fit

Meindl’s Borneo 2 MFS is a generally true-to-size, over-the-ankle day hiking boot for men and women. It is listed in a number of whole and half sizes in regular width. The boot’s quick lacing system and MFS technology work together to help wearers achieve a snug and secure kind of lockdown.


Meindl engineers gave the Borneo 2 MFS a Vibram outsole for terrain traction. It has the ability to keep the wearer’s feet planted on either wet or dry land thanks to its combination of multi-shaped lugs. It also has a heel brake—a feature that helps hikers descend slopes with better control and slip resistance. 


The Borneo 2 MFS’ dual density midsole is made up primarily of a polyurethane main layer for cushioning and a rigid frame for stability. Its extra-thick heel region comes embedded with a springy implement for additional shock absorption. 

Extra cushioning underfoot comes by means of the Meindl Air Active Soft Print Drysole footbed. This lightweight, chemically neutral removable insole also absorbs moisture and dries quickly. 


Nubuck leather makes up most of this hiker’s appealingly old-school upper. It is designed to withstand wear and tear thanks to the rubber strip wrapping the entirety of its lower region. Its inner liner is made of leather. 

Keeping the foot fastened securely is the boot’s speed lace-up closure. Its metal hardware, which includes a set of open hooks around the upper shaft, has been given a smooth finish to allow users to lace up swiftly. 

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 27.9oz / Women 22.9oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Meindl
Material: Leather, Rubber sole

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