The Meindl Comfort Fit footbed is the ultimate comfort and support for wide fitting boots.
Moulded cork structure supplies fully orthotic support to the foot and increased support in the heel and ankle region. The fleece lining provides excellent soft comfort and feel in the boot.
PORON® is the most shock absorbing material available in the footwear industry. PORON® shock absorbers are positioned under the heel and metatarsal arch to provide amazing all-day comfort and support.
Comfort Fit footbeds will fit nicely inside any Meindl Wide Fit or Comfort Fit boot or shoe. Finally, a footwear manufacturer who cares about people with wide feet!
Cork, PORON® & Ambrelle Fleece
- PORON® heel shock absorber.
- PORON® arch support.
- Wide forefoot shape.
- Moulded Cork structure for increased heel stability and ankle support.
- Fleece lining for ultimate underfoot comfort and feel and to wick away perspiration.
- Moulded Cork arch zone and heel zone with support structure for supination / pronation control.
ADVICE FROM MEINDL
- Ordering the right size: Choose the same size as your boots. If you wear a half size, just select the full size below your half size.
- May fit inside some standard width models. Send us a message and we can test inside your shoe for you before you buy. Compared to standard Vildona footbeds they will reduce the boot volume somewhat.
- Care for them by removing from the shoe, and standing up in the shoe to dry overnight.
- If you are out back country, pull out your footbeds at night and dry them where they can be warmed such as between your bivi bag and thermal mat.
- Gently and briefly hand wash in warm water. The glue holding in the PORON® shock absorber may get attacked by detergent, can be glued back in no worries. Just use a flexible glue.
- Be careful if you totally immerse your boots. The cork material can break easily when it is totally soaked.
It is advisable to re-new your footbeds after a period of time in order to maintain optimum comfort in your boots. The footbeds are sacrificial and will crush down slowly under the impact of your footfall. As they are expended, the footbed will slowly feel less comfortable and cushioning. Time to re-new depends on how much use you give your boots;
- Heavy use such as Professional users and hardcore recreationalists: Replace them about every 6 to 9 months.
- Light to medium users such as seasonal trampers: Replace them before a new hiking season or about every 12 to 18 months.
- They are washable and will do a few washes.
- It is inadvisable to use replacement footbeds with very spongy or jelly like materials. These products may be comfortable on initial wearing but the big downside is that they will allow the foot to bounce inside the boot. This movement will cause friction and blisters and will wear the lining away in rubbing spots.
- It is inadvisable to use aftermarket footbeds that have excessive arch support and structural components. These products are not necessary for correct support in a Meindl boot. The Orthotic shape and nature of a Meindl boot is already built into the upper support structure, the shank(midsole) shape and structure and the outsole design. Footbeds with excessive arch support etc will create a feeling of over support in the arches or other places and cause pain and lead to injuries.
- If you wear orthotics in other shoes; the golden solution for you is to book yourself an appointment with your sports podiatrist and take your boots along with you. This is a great chance to get an update on your innersole prescription and to have them exactly match the boot to your required level and shape of corrective support. A professional sport podiatrist is the only person who can offer you this service and we always recommend it. Even for those who think they do not have podiatry issues.