For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 22.9ozWomen: 20.1oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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95 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews
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Updates to Meindl Gomera GTX
- 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.
Meindl Gomera GTX size and fit
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 cleats 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.