Who should buy the 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. It is an ideal option for those who:

  • want a Gore-Tex-lined boot with excellent waterproofing when outdoors.
  • seek underfoot support that promotes the natural rolling motion of the foot which enhances performance.
  • like an outdoor boot that has a spacious forefoot that allows toe splaying.

Meindl Journey Mid GTX logo

Meindl’s Journey Mid GTX has self-cleaning lugs

The Journey Mid GTX from Meindl uses the brand’s very-own Comfort Sport sole (No. 77).

Meindl Journey Mid GTX rearfoot lugs

The outsole extends upward at the toe area, providing a decent amount of protection on rocky terrain. Its lugs are widely spaced, which prevents muck build-up.

Meindl Journey Mid GTX toe protection

Journey Mid GTX’s cushy midsole

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.

Meindl Journey Mid GTX heel support

Meindl Journey Mid GTX’s durable upper

The Journey Mid GTX employs a combination of durable nubuck leather and breathable mesh for its upper. 

Meindl Journey Mid GTX leather and mesh upper

Superb comfort

Further enhancing its comfort and protection against wet encounters is the Gore-Tex laminate lined in the boot. 

Meindl Journey Mid GTX vent holes

There are vent holes situated near the ankle area, midfoot, and forefoot which amplifies airflow in and out of the boot.

Security and foot lockdown

Meindl Journey Mid GTX reinforced heel

The toe and heel zones of this day hiking boot are reinforced, which provides extra security on trails. Its padded tongue and collar, on the other hand, optimize comfort. 

Meindl Journey Mid GTX padded tongue and collar

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.

Meindl Journey Mid GTX closure system

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 16.2oz / Women 13.4oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Meindl

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.