Who should buy the Meindl Vakuum Ultra

Liking the Vakuum Ultra is quite easy, especially with its pleasing trail performance. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that is suitable for trail walking and light hiking.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that offers ample waterproofing.

Meindl Vakuum Ultra logo

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  • The Vakuum Ultra belongs to Meindl’s category A/B of boots, making the gear suitable for trail walking and light hiking. Its nubuck leather upper comes engineered with a Gore-Tex membrane, offering ample waterproofing in its stitched-on confines. 
  • This boot is imbued with MFS Vakuum, a Meindl-owned technology that wraps the foot in a fit-adaptive foam. Because of this tech, the boot becomes familiarly comfortable to the user. 

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Size and fit

The Vakuum Ultra is a high-cut day hiking boot for men and women. Its adequately true-to-size fit is intended for individuals with standard-width feet. It comes in a range of full and half sizes. The boot’s quick lacing system and the MFS Vakuum technology work in tandem to give wearers the ability to lock in their desired fit.

Meindl Vakuum Ultra fit

Provides terrain grip in almost every direction

Meindl’s Multigrip outsole provides terrain grip in almost every direction thanks to its aggressively lugged and adequately treaded surface. 

Meindl Vakuum Ultra outsole

Provides extra control during descents

Its forward-leaning heel acts like a hook that bites into the ground, granting hikers extra control during descents. Aside from slip resistance, this rubber outsole also provides adequate toe protection, thanks to its sturdy front tip. 

Meindl Vakuum Ultra outsole 1

Provides stability on the trail

When it comes to providing users with cushioning and stability on the trail, it is the Vakuum Ultra’s PU midsole that does most of the heavy lifting. Its heel is extra thick as it comes embedded with a shock-absorbing unit. It gradually tapers towards the forefoot to guide the user during toe-offs. 

Meindl Vakuum Ultra midsole

Comfortable footbed

Helping this cushy yet stabilizing component give users comfort underfoot is the boot’s Air-Active Vakuum footbed. It is capable of conforming to the shape of the wearer’s foot and wicking away moisture, thereby granting even more comfort over time. 

Meindl Vakuum Ultra insole

Breathable and waterproof

The Meindl Vakuum Ultra’s protective upper is made of waxed nubuck leather. Its inner liner is Gore-Tex imbued, which means the boot is both amply ventilated and water protected. Perforations are placed around its high-cut collar to contribute to the footwear’s overall breathability.

Meindl Vakuum Ultra upper

Quick lace-up closure

Its closure system allows for quick lace-ups as its metallic hardware features smoothed D-rings and open hooks. 

Meindl Vakuum Ultra lace up closure

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 620g / Women 510g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: High cut
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Meindl

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