Verdict from 17 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • A majority of hikers mentioned that the Meindl Gomera GTX was comfortable straight out of the box.
  • It provided an adequate amount of foot ventilation, as experienced by several users. They said that they did not experience excessive sweating in the heat.
  • A couple of wearers declared how the Gomera GTX kept their foot warm and dry.
  • It fits great, based on a considerable number of customer reviews.
  • Most of the satisfied owners referred to it as a light boot.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The outsole showed signs of wear after a few miles, according to some dissatisfied backpackers. They added that the sole separated too soon.
  • A handful of hikers were unhappy when the Gomera GTX from Meindl showed poor grip on wet surfaces.
  • The seams were flimsy, according to quite a number of users. A few of them stated that there was leakage when walking on wet grass.

Bottom line

Meindl’s creation, the light and comfy Gomera GTX boot, was admired by outdoor adventurers. Its precise fit and breathability were also lauded. However, these positive remarks were not appreciated by people who complained about its unconvincing durability. Finally, it may be concluded that the Meindl Gomera GTX is a light-duty boot. Using it on demanding trails might shorten its lifespan.

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Good to know

  • Giving the Gomera GTX a rugged and classic look is its full leather upper. Its Gore-Tex lining and cushioned tongue and collar render comfort.
  • The Multigrip sole unit includes a hard-wearing PU midsole and a sole profile number 62. The former works with an Air-Active footbed for optimal underfoot cushioning. The outsole, on the other hand, is designed with lugs that are able to self-clean, enhancing grip on every stride.

The Meindl Gomera GTX caters to male and female backpackers. It comes in whole and half sizes, as well as in standard width. Enabling users to customize the fit as desired is its classic lace-up closure. This high-cut backpacking boot generally runs true to size.

The Gomera GTX features the Multigrip outsole. The climbing zone at the toe area and the increased surface contact at the heel grant a more secure foothold on rocky terrain. The spacing of the boots allow shedding off of dirt as users go on their hikes.

A polyurethane (PU) midsole provides long-lasting cushioning and comfort. This material is also known for its flexibility, high tensile strength and resilience. An Air-Active footbed, comprising of a Soft Print foam attached directly to a drysole fleece, promotes breathability.

The Meindl Gomera GTX has a full leather upper that combines of nubuck and suede. These materials make the boot durable and flexible. It is coupled with a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining which protects the foot against water intrusions while keeping a ventilated in-shoe environment. Likewise, this laminate offers a moderate amount of insulation.

  • Categorized as A/B, this backpacking boot is ideal for trekking on high alpine pastures and maintained paths on low mountain ranges.

How Gomera GTX compares

This shoe: 67
All shoes average: 82
57 96
This shoe: $165
All shoes average: $206
$45 $495
This shoe: 22.9oz
All shoes average: 20.9oz
8.3oz 43oz
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.