Who should buy the Meindl Kapstadt GTX

The Kapstadt GTX is one of Meindl’s undeniably comfortable hikers. It was positively received by the outdoor community, thanks to its satisfying set of features. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that is ideal for hiking on maintained and not-so-good paths.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that offers a comfortable and cushioned ride.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that provides excellent ground adherence.

Meindl Kapstadt GTX logo

Renders grip on almost all types of terrain

The Kapstadt GTX from Meindl carries a Vibram outsole. This rubber sole renders grip on almost all types of terrain. The pronounced lugs along its side grant stability over rugged terrain while the studs at the center yield multidirectional grip.

Meindl Kapstadt GTX outsole

Maximize bite into steep slopes

The forefoot and rearfoot are designed with ridges to maximize their bite into steep slopes. Its upright extension in the toe area enhances protection.

Meindl Kapstadt GTX outsole 1.0

Shock-absorbing cushioning

Cushioning comes from the ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA midsole. This element grants comfort by absorbing shock from ground impacts and providing a considerable amount of underfoot rigidity. An Air-Active Sport footbed optimizes support.

Meindl Kapstadt GTX midsole

Provides all weather protection

The upper of this Meindl backpacking boot is made of a combination of suede and mesh. This combo balances durability and comfort. Underneath these materials is a Gore-Tex laminate that gives the user all-weather protection.

Meindl Kapstadt GTX upper

Protects the user against accidental knocks

The boot has heel and toe caps that shield the user against accidental knocks. To promote a cozy in-shoe feel, it has a padded tongue and collar.

Meindl Kapstadt GTX upper 1.0

Secure fit

It uses the Variofix system (and combination eyelets) for fit management. This system includes a speed wire strap that wraps the heel. As the user tightens the lace, the cord is pulled in close and helps prevent slippage. Lastly, a tab at the back of the boot facilitates easy donning and doffing.  

Meindl Kapstadt GTX secure fit

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 17.3oz / Women 14.5oz
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Meindl

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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.