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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.