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    Meindl boots - advice and thoughts

    Folks I have just tried on the nicest most comfortable boot I've ever tried.
    They were: Meindl matrei boots, they we're lovely and wide and so comfortable.
    How ever Googling them some folk say they aren't very water proof despite being gortex and also having problems with Miendl customer service !

    What are your thoughts on Meindl products and the customer service.

    If I bought them they would be the most expensive boots I've ever had !

    all help is much appreciated

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by salopsniper View Post
    Folks I have just tried on the nicest most comfortable boot I've ever tried.
    They were: Meindl matrei boots, they we're lovely and wide and so comfortable.
    How ever Googling them some folk say they aren't very water proof despite being gortex and also having problems with Miendl customer service !

    What are your thoughts on Meindl products and the customer service.

    If I bought them they would be the most expensive boots I've ever had !

    all help is much appreciated

    Matt
    Had mine 3years or more had dry feet all the time been in some bad weather when in scotland dry them off every time they are used and retreat great boots
    DJC
    Last edited by DJC; 04-11-2013 at 19:06.

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    I have had miendl Burma Pro's for 8 years now use them almost every saturday morning in all conditions and they are only just starting to let in water. I would certainly have another pair of these.

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    Give them a try had several pairs of meindl boots over the years, all have lasted well the longest lasting is 8yrs.

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    As above give them a try, I have the desert ones as I had them issued from when I was in the army,and agree with the comfort mine are just falling apart now had them since 2007 but some of the guys had them fall apart within a few months but I guess this could be down to the heat.

    if your after good comfy pair of boots I would suggest Altbergs, best boots ever worn very light however mines don't have vibram soles so when it's wet it's like walking on a ice rink.

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by salopsniper View Post
    Folks I have just tried on the nicest most comfortable boot I've ever tried.
    They were: Meindl matrei boots, they we're lovely and wide and so comfortable.
    How ever Googling them some folk say they aren't very water proof despite being gortex and also having problems with Miendl customer service !

    What are your thoughts on Meindl products and the customer service.

    If I bought them they would be the most expensive boots I've ever had !

    all help is much appreciated

    Matt
    Matt. Very comfy boots. Good customer service. Not the most long lasting boot. I have 3 pairs in the house at the minute. If I was wearing the Dovre Extremes every day, I would run two pairs. Regards JCS

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    They get my vote every time.
    Only had an issue once with a pair of their trainer/walking boot styles. They were replaced under warranty with no questions asked.
    I currently use there chainsaw boots for work, and they are very comfortable and lasting well.
    I have had about 4 or 5 pairs of their boots up till now. They normally do me for two years being worn virtually every day.
    They don't really get chance to dry out, and I am not the best at oiling them either. So hopefully that is some reflection on the quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salopsniper View Post
    Folks I have just tried on the nicest most comfortable boot I've ever tried.
    They were: Meindl matrei boots, they we're lovely and wide and so comfortable.
    How ever Googling them some folk say they aren't very water proof despite being gortex and also having problems with Miendl customer service !

    What are your thoughts on Meindl products and the customer service.

    If I bought them they would be the most expensive boots I've ever had !

    all help is much appreciated

    Matt
    You can ruin anything with neglect.... and if you get on ebay, you can find cheaper meindl's.... The bad reviews were prolly from a combination of both...
    I'd love to have a pair but am just too hard on shoes so buy mostly Muck boots.... I just googled the boots you are talking about and could change my mind... Are they smooth leather or suede?

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    It sounds silly but I just want warm dry comfortable boots that will last and look after me, I wouldn't say they would have a had life at all.
    The Matrei boot is gore-tex so I would like to think they would be water proof but I've never had goretex before. Mud and wet is going to be the most common elements they will be worn in so need to with stand that and the clean off after with a hose and brush !

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    Quote Originally Posted by salopsniper View Post
    It sounds silly but I just want warm dry comfortable boots that will last and look after me, I wouldn't say they would have a had life at all.
    The Matrei boot is gore-tex so I would like to think they would be water proof but I've never had goretex before. Mud and wet is going to be the most common elements they will be worn in so need to with stand that and the clean off after with a hose and brush !
    May want to have a look at MUCK boots.... sloppy mud is my problem also... I like the muck chore boots, but there are a couple other styles. You can get goretex in cheap boots also, nothing is perfect...

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