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: 16.2ozWomen: 13.4oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Updates to Meindl Journey Mid GTX
- The Meindl Journey Mid GTX belongs to the brand’s Comfort Fit line. It is a range of footwear with a fit that’s wider than the regular Meindl fit.
- The upper is made of nubuck and mesh. The former is responsible for holding the shape of the shoe while the latter improves comfort. It is lined with Gore-Tex for weather protection and breathability.
- Underfoot, it is equipped with an Air Active Wellness Sport footbed which provides cushioning and comfort. Rendering surface traction is the brand’s Comfort Sport outsole. The sole unit promotes the natural rolling motion of the foot.
Meindl Journey Mid GTX size and fit
The Meindl Journey Mid GTX is a day hiking boot for men and women. It comes in regular sizes and standard width. It generally runs true to size. Allowing users to customize fit is the shoe’s traditional lace-up closure.
This gear features the Comfort Fit last. It offers a spacious forefoot which allows toe splaying. Its heel zone, on the other hand, fits snug.
The Journey Mid GTX from Meindl uses the brand’s very-own Comfort Sport sole (No. 77). The outsole extends upward at the toe area to provide a decent amount of protection on rocky terrain. Its lugs are widely spaced to prevent muck build-up.
The EVA midsole of this mid-cut day hiking boot absorbs shock and cushions the foot. Atop this structure is an Air-Active Wellness Sport footbed which enhances comfort.
The Journey Mid GTX employs a combination of durable nubuck leather and breathable mesh for its upper. To further enhance comfort and yield protection against wet encounters, the boot is lined with a Gore-Tex laminate. There are vent holes situated near the ankle area, midfoot and forefoot which amplifies airflow in and out of the boot.
For extra security on the trails, the toe and heel zones of this day hiking boot are reinforced. Its padded tongue and collar, on the other hand, optimize comfort. Its lacing system is comprised of a round lace, webbing loops and metal hardware. Lastly, a pull tab assists wearers in easy on and off.