Footbeds are designed by Meindl to provide the perfect balance of firmness yet cushioning to cradle the foot whilst preventing it from moving inside the boot preventing rub spots.
Orthotic Shanks run the full length of every one of our technical boots. Each is specifically designed to have the ideal amount of heel stability, torsion control and toe flex for the design purpose of the boot. Orthotic arch support and metatarsal isolation is built right into the shank.
Midsoles made of high quality PU or EVA provide the cushioning to the boot along with energy return to make the gait more efficient. The design of the shank and sole aligns more body mass over the ball of the foot, reducing pressure on heels and making an extremely efficient walking motion.
Outsole hardness is tailored to the specific design purpose of the boot to ideally balance wear, edge holding and adhesion.
Rubber armour is used on the outside in high wear areas.
Uppers are predominantly leather. No other material can match high quality leather for abrasion resistance, suppleness yet strength, breath-ability and water resistance. Meindl use proprietary synthetic stiffeners to provide orthotically correct support to the foot in the right places.
Foam layers are highly reticulated meaning they stay porous and move air across the outside of the waterproof membrane during walking.
Waterproof membranes used by Meindl are the most breathable versions of the venerable GORE-TEX® membrane. It is placed next to the skin so that it's internal wicking layer retrieves perspiration directly from the foot and uses body heat to drive it directly out through the membrane.