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The Bhutan MFS is one of the most popular models we sell and features the innovative Memory Foam System to match the shape of your foot perfectly. It is perfect for general hill walking and trekking.
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Meindl Mens Bhutan MFS

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Estimated Delivery Dates

Estimated Delivery Dates are given on Pre-Order and Pre-Launch products. They are for indication purposes only and can change at any time without notice.

The dates we provide are based on indications given by our suppliers. Whenever we get updated information from our suppliers we will endeavour to update the Estimated Delivery Dates provided on product pages.

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Meindl Mens Bhutan MFS

Season : 2020W R

Brand : Meindl

Code : MDBHTMBR

What is the Meindl Bhutan GTX?

The Meindl Bhutan is your absolutely classic brown leather hill walking boot that was specifically designed for UK conditions. It’s your perfect companion for extended hikes around the Lake District, Snowdonia and Scotland. It is made using high quality components that, with the appropriate care, will last you for years.

What is the Meindl Bhutan GTX made of?

Upper – The uppers are made using high quality leather to provide durability, support and excellent protection. Whilst the leather around the tongue bellows and ankle cuff is a softer Nubuck leather for enhanced comfort and flexibility.

Lining – Meindl use the ever-reliable Gore-Tex membrane sandwiched between the Nubuck outer and the soft lining. This is 100% waterproof and combined with the natural water resistance of the leather, provides a real belt-and-braces structure to keep out the wet. Please remember that the boots are waterproof up to the top of the Gore lining and not the top of the ankle.

Mid sole – The midsole of a boot provides the stability, stiffness and support and sits between your foot and the outsole. The Bhutan has a medium stiffness that provides reassuring support for longer hikes without being too stiff. There is also a layer of shock-absorbing PU foam to provide comfort and to reduce impact shock from hard ground.

Out sole – Sure-footedness, durability and excellent grip are provided by a Vibram Multigriff sole unit. Specially designed for Meindl this sole will shed mud as you walk to provide grip and security. This sole can also be replaced if you’ve managed to wear them out.

What are the features of the Meindl Bhutan GTX?

The main feature of the Bhutan boots is the inclusion of Memory Foam System (MFS) in the heel area to provide additional comfort. As you wear the boots the MFS warms up and moulds to the shape of your heel to provide excellent comfort and stability.

Digafix lacing system provides extra security around the heel by pulling locking that part of your foot into place to avoid the dreaded heel-lift and therefore reduce blisters, especially when going uphill. A softer compression zone at the back of the boot reduces pressure on the Achilles when walking downhill.

You also get a full rubber rand that wraps around the lower boot to protect the leather uppers from scuffs and scrapes.

Inside the boot, sitting under your foot is an Air Active footbed that wicks away moisture (sweat) to keep you more comfortable and to allow the boot to breath better.

Summary

So, in summary the Bhutan GTX is a classic leather walking boot made with high quality materials by a company that’s being making footwear since 1683, so they should know what they’re doing. Designed specifically for the UK, it will provide many years of service for 3 season hill walking.

It’s also worth pointing out that to ensure the long life and performance of your boots and to comply with Meindl’s warranty, you should always use Meindl products to clean and maintain your Meindl boots.

  • Waxed leather leather uppers
  • Gore-Tex lining
  • Memory Foam System
  • Digafix lacing system
  • Vibram sole

Here at Trekitt we know all too well of the difficulties people face when purchasing footwear online. The hardest part is being confident that you have picked the correct fitting footwear, so that is what we will cover in this blog (or if you prefer you can CLICK HERE to watch our video).

In our Hereford shop we offer a professional boot fitting service where we assess your feet, find a selection of boots that match you foot shape and most importantly we make sure that they are comfortable. This is easy to do in the shop, where we have access to the right tools, the option of letting you try on as many styles as you like and a knowledgeable member of staff that can communicate directly with you regarding your needs.

But let’s not dwell on what you don’t have, instead we shall teach you how to ascertain your size using some common household objects.

What you will need:

  1. A piece of A4 paper
  2. A pen or pencil
  3. A floor and a flat wall
  4. A ruler or tape measure

What you need to do:

  1. Put on the socks that you intend to use with the footwear you have selected
  2. Place the paper/cardboard on the floor with one end flush against a wall
  3. Stand on the A4 paper with your heel pressed firmly against the wall and your foot pointed forward with the edge of your big toe aligned with the edge of the paper.
  4. Draw a line just in front of your big toe
  5. Measure the distance from the wall edge of the paper to the line you drew
  6. Repeat the process for the other foot
  7. Finally, check the longer of the two measurements against the table below to find your size
Your measurement (cm) UK Size EU Size
21.7 3 35
22.1 3.5 36
22.5 4 37
22.9 4.5 37.5
23.3 5 38
23.7 5.5 39
24.1 6 39.5
24.5 6.5 40
24.9 7 41
25.4 7.5 41.5
25.8 8 42
26.2 8.5 42.5
26.6 9 43
27 9.5 44
27.4 10 44.5
27.8 10.5 45
28.3 11 46
28.8 11.5 46.5
29.2 12 47
29.6 12.5 47.5
30 13 48
30.4 13.5 49

NOTE: The above table is only a guide. Manufactures don’t like to make it easy as every single one of them strays from the measurements above.

So, once you have received your chosen footwear please take the time to do these simple tests to check they are actually the right size and that they fit the rest of your foot correctly.

The length test

  1. Whip out the removable footbed from the boots.
  2. Put them on the floor about shoulder-width apart.
  3. With your socks on, stand on the footbeds making sure that your heels are right to the back of the heel cup.
  4. You should now be able to see approximately 2 cm (about an index fingers width) of the footbed poking out in front of your toes.

If you can see this amount of space then you are pretty much on the way to making sure that your boots are the correct size. This space between your toes and the end of the footbed ensures that you will not stub your toes on the inside of the boot when you descend. This can be excruciatingly painful. If you can’t see this amount of space then it’s a good bet that the boots will be too small.

The heel lift test

This test will tell you if the shape of the internal heel cup matches your heel to ensure it holds you securely, especially when ascending steep ground. We are trying to eliminate the dreaded heel blister.

Before you commence this test it is imperative that you have laced the boots correctly.

  1. Tap your heel so it’s as far back in the boot as possible, being sure to keep your foot at a right angle to your leg at all times during the next few steps.
  2. Make sure that the laces have no slack in them across the forefoot by starting at the front of the boot and working the slack backwards and to the top. You should just be able to squeeze the end section of your finger under the laces, not easily, but just about.
  3. If you are wearing shoes then ensure the last upper part of the lacing is tight, not cutting off your circulation tight, but certainly comfortably snug as this will hold your heel back in the heel cup and will reduce any excess slipping (If you are wearing boots, this will be the eyelets that sit just below/inline the ankle).
  4. Please also make sure when trying out boots that use all the lace hooks, don’t be tempted to leave the top one undone as your foot needs to be held securely right in the back of the boot.
  5. Now that your boots are done up properly stand up on your tiptoes and walk on the spot on the balls of your feet as if you are walking up a steep hill. If your heels lift more than approximately 5mm from the footbed you may need to pull the laces tighter, or the boots may just be the wrong shape for you.

The toe wiggle test

This test is designed to check whether you have enough room around your toes. Your toes need to be in a happy place, they need plenty of room to wiggle without being squashed together, or cramped in from above. However they don’t want to be swimming around in acres of space either, this will cause friction blisters and stability problems when traversing hillsides. So, with the boots done up properly, walk around your house and make sure that your toes can wiggle freely.

Home Trial Period

However, even after the most rigorous assessment and testing, there is no better way to be absolutely sure than to have the boots on your feet for an extended period of time. We therefore offer our Home Trial Period which gives you the opportunity to wear the boots around your house to give you an indication of how they feel before you venture outside. We recommend that during the Home Trial Period that you wear the boots for as long as possible and at different times of the day, wear them up and down stairs, when moving around and when resting, you can even sleep in them if you want. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: During the Home Trial Period we insist that the boots are worn indoors only. All footwear must be returned in a new and perfect condition with the original packaging and a proof of purchase. We retain the right to refuse to refund or exchange if footwear shows any sign of being worn outside.

For full details on footwear aftercare please check out our related blog here.

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Weight: 800g

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  • Meindl Mens Bhutan MFS Reviewed by Ashley,  On 03/05/2016 19:37:48

    5
    Excellent pair of boots. Have been wearing them daily to walk the dog several miles over rough terrain and they have been extremely comfortable from the outset. My last pair of walking boots lasted more than twenty years so heres hoping they will do the same! Excellent prompt delivery from Trekitt.
  • Meindl Mens Bhutan MFS Reviewed by Adrian,  On 01/11/2016 13:58:56

    5
    Very good, comfortable boot.
  • Meindl Mens Bhutan MFS Reviewed by Sam,  On 31/01/2017 08:45:46

    5
    Great boots. Very comfortable from the first wear. Vibram sole provides very good grip.
  • Meindl Mens Bhutan MFS Reviewed by PR,  On 26/07/2017 10:08:22

    5
    Second pair of Meindls bought from this company - previous model was the Borneo. Upgraded to the Bhutan this time and am not disappointed. Very well constructed, comfortable on first fit, and after a couple of days walking around indoors with no problem, waxed and waterproofed boots and tried first trip outside on a dreadfully wet Dartmoor day. No problem at all, and they were fully waterproof throughout a very wet day. Have used them daily since. I am heavy on boot use, walk about 2000 miles a year so expect to have to change again after 18 months or so and will be returning to both Trekitt and Meindl Bhutans. Both are fully recommended.
  • Meindl Mens Bhutan MFS Reviewed by Robin,  On 11/08/2017 11:14:03

    2
    The boots appear to be very well put together and there is certainly plenty of padding around the ankle. Whether this would turn out to be too much for me (in terms of compression) I dont know as I returned the Meindls. I found wearing these boots to be an unstable experience and taking steps to be an odd feeling. I put this down to the sole design with a fairly sharp and hard corner at the heel. I opted for a different manufacturer that had a small radius at the heel and fins running across the radius from side to side which gives a degree of compliance. Having worn these other boots for about 25 miles of walks on mixed surfaces I am happy with my decision.
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  • Hi. I just ordered this boot, but I didn't see the colour in the description? Thanks. Adhurim
    Question asked by Adhurim on Mar 27 2017 4:46PM
    Hi Adhurim, the Bhutan is only available in the one colour (dark brown) and is as pictured. Many thanks, Harry.
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