Meindl Kansas GTX Walking Boot
Product Review & Walking Gear Test

Meindl Kansas GTX Walking Boot Meindl Kansas GTX Walking Boot
Kansas GTX Walking Boot

Vital Statistics:

Colours:
Dark Brown

Sizes:
6-12 (including UK half sizes)

Weight:
1680 gms (pair size 10.5)

SRP:
£149.99

Features to Note:

In-use Test:

I tried out Meindl's Kansas GTX during a 4 day walking trip around the Cheviots with a winter daypack.

I was wearing my normal size but found the Kansas to be slightly on the big size. I was able to easily compensate for this by wearing two pairs of socks. The boots have a slightly higher cut than others I often use and after 4 days continuous wear I did experience some rubbing on the back of my left calf. I think this may just be a matter of getting used to the style and certainly has not put me off the boots which were otherwise extremely comfortable.

The lacing system is easy to use plus the laces are a decent length and reassuringly substantial. The boots overall are most definitely waterproof and provided really excellent support, protection and grip on the various muddy and rocky mountain paths I covered around the Cheviot Hills. And I thought they were really very attractive looking as well.

There is a rubber rand but this is just around the toe - however the Nubuck leather is so far not showing any signs of wear and tear.

Buying Advice:

Meindl's Kansas GTX is a fine looking, well-made 3+ season boot. The level of stiffness in the sole/upper plus the cushioning provided underfoot make them a really good option over rocky ground. They are a great all round boot for any budding Wainwrighter! A women-specific fitting version is also available.


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