/ Any one use these boots?!
I posted this in the Hill Walking forum as well but I was Just wondering if anyone has used or had any experiences with these boots - Meindl Softline Light GTX boots?
Do you reckon they'd stand upto use in the Breacons, Pen Y Fan etc all year round??
I haven't used this particular model, but i have a pair of Meindls for everyday use, and a pair of Meindl B2s for winter use and i cannot fault either. They are comfy (if they fit your feet), they last forever, and they perform excellently.
So try them on-Meindls generally are a wide fit- and if they fit, go for it!
> I haven't used this particular model, but i have a pair of Meindls for everyday use, and a pair of Meindl B2s for winter use and i cannot fault either. They are comfy (if they fit your feet), they last forever, and they perform excellently.
> So try them on-Meindls generally are a wide fit- and if they fit, go for it!
I've used Meindl's before, I get on well great with them! I have already tried these boots on in Cotswolds, they fit good but I've never used a fabric boot before other than in a warm weather environment! Just wasn't sure about them holding up to all year round use.
Basically aside from snow the beacons are not a lot different in the winter to the summer as far as your feet are concerned. Any time of the year it is likely they will be cold and wet . . .
As long as they fit well then I'm sure they'll be fine. But then I wear trail/fell running shoes on PyF and the local area all year round. As others have noted, the paths are good and I can't really think of any of the major paths that are so steep you'd need a set of crampons. Maybe the descent off Cribyn in the direction of Brecon. However winter conditions are so fleeting I don't think it's a major concern.
Done PYF a couple of times before in Lowa Mtn GTX boots - way to heavy to move quick and have never been convinced that the grip on them is any better!
Just looking something lighter yet sturdy (Jacobs ladder & Roman road etc) to be honest, maybe I'll hang off until after christmas to see if they end up in the Cotswolds sale ... fingers crossed ha ha
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