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The Meindl Meran GTX is part of Meindl's Comfort Fit range offering a wider fit than normal and a luxuriously comfortable cork footbed.  The soft Nubuck leather uppers are lined with Gore-Tex for complete waterproofing.

The Meindl Meran GTX is part of Meindl's Comfort Fit range offering a wider fit than normal and a luxuriously comfortable cork footbed.  The soft Nubuck leather uppers are lined with Gore-Tex for complete waterproofing.


Meindl Mens Meran GTX Comfort Fit

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Meindl Mens Meran GTX Comfort Fit Information

Season : 2020W R

Brand : Meindl

Code : KA2655

What is the Meindl Meran GTX?

The Meindl Meran is a classic brown leather hill walking boot that’s built using Meindl’s “Comfort Fit”, a special last (internal shape) to cater for a wider foot and to provide supreme comfort. It is made using high quality components that, with the appropriate care, will last you for years. It’s perfect for light hill and country walking.

What is the Meindl Meran GTX made of?

Upper – The uppers are made using high quality waxed Nubuck leather to provide durability, support and excellent protection. Nubuck leather is made from the finest quality hides and has been sanded to give a softer, more supple feeling. It is far more durable than Suede and with good care will last for many years.

Lining – Meindl use the ever-reliable Gore-Tex membrane sandwiched between the Nubuck outer and the inner 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 Meran has a light stiffness that provides enough support 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 grip are provided by Meindl’s own Comfort Hiker sole that uses different shaped lugs to provide grip and a comfortable rolling action through the gait.

What are the features of the Meindl Meran GTX?

The most impressive feature of the Meran boots is the “Comfort Fit” shape that allows a natural placement of the big toe (it isn’t squashed in) and gives plenty of width and volume at the toes for those with wider/bigger feet whilst retaining a tight grip on the heel for increased support.

Another fundamental part of the “Comfort Fit” is the superb footbed. Unlike the usual floppy foam footbeds found across other boots, this one is made using lightweight, supportive and breathable cork with a memory foam comfort layer, a PU foam joint support under the metatarsal head joints (ball of the foot) and a PORON shock absorber insert under the heel. This all combines to provide unparalleled comfort and support.

As well as all that, you also get Meindl’s 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.


So, in summary the Meran 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. The Meran is the perfect boot for hill and country walking which will provide many years of service provided you look after them properly. 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.

  • Comfort Fit
  • High quality leather
  • Cork footbed
  • Memory foam system
  • Durable and protective

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.

Technical Information

Upper: Waxed Nubuck Leather

Lining: Gore-Tex, waterproof and breathable

Footbed: Comfort fit – padded cork

Sole: Meindl Comfort Hiker

Weight: Approx. 650 g

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