Verdict from 1 expert and 38 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Most of those who reviewed this Meindl boot loved its mesmerizing level of comfort.
  • Its top-of-the-line build quality impressed quite a number of owners.
  • Many users couldn’t commend the Himalaya MFS more for being invigoratingly warm.
  • Several buyers considered their purchase of this boot truly worthy.
  • Wearers by the handful celebrated the Meindl Himalaya MFS’ marvelous waterproofing.
  • This footwear was lauded by a couple of testers for its dependable arch support.
  • The Himalaya MFS made a small number of hikers gush over its fantastic traction.

1 reason not to buy

  • Less than a handful of reviewers made negative remarks about the boot regarding its hulking weight.

Bottom line

A well-built hiking boot with stupendous amounts of comfort and warmth can be found in Meindl’s Himalaya MFS. A gear that provides phenomenal water protection at a justifiable price can also be found in this product. That being said, staying quick and agile in this footwear might prove to be a challenge since it has been reported to be quite heavy. All in all, the Meindl Himalaya MFS is hard not to adore, especially when there’s one downside that's observed only by a few.

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Good to know

  • The Meindl Himalaya MFS is categorized as a B/C boot. Products of this type are engineered to have enough strength and support to take on especially rough trails. 
  • Its nubuck upper is adequately protected from abrasions and scuffs thanks to its full-on rubber rand. Its protection from wet elements, on the other hand, is supplied by Gore-Tex.
  • The inside of this leather hiking boot is engineered with the MFS System. This technology uses a special type of memory foam that contours to the shape of the foot by means of natural body heat. 

Meindl’s Himaya MFS is a high-collared day hiking gear for men and women. Its fit is fairly true to size. It is offered in full and half sizes in standard width. Its classic lacing system and the MFS System work together to give users precision fit.

Offering slip and skid resistance on uneven terrain is the Vibram Multigriff outsole. It has a combination of blocky and circular lugs for multi-directional grip. Aside from traction, this rubber layer also provides impact mitigation, thanks to its marginally upper-encroaching front tip. 

On top of the grippy Vibram outsole is the Himalaya MFS’ stabilizing midsole. Embedded in its chunky layer is a soft PU wedge for cushioning. It also has an EVA shock absorber integrated into its heel zone. 

Additional underfoot cushioning is provided by the Meindl Air Active Soft Print footbed. It is designed to provide not just extra comfort but moisture and temperature management as well. 

The Meindl Himalaya MFS has a stitched-on nubuck leather upper, reinforced with an abrasion-resistant rubber rand at its base. For protection against wet elements, the engineers imbued its main bootie with the Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane. This waterproofing tech also gives the boot’s interior proper ventilation. 

Besides the synthetic laces, the boot’s closure system features metallic hooks and loops. These combination eyelets are all securely riveted to the footwear’s upper. 


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