Meindl Respond Mid XCR Walking Boot for Men and Women
Product Review & Walking Gear Test

Meindl Respond Mid XCR Walking Boot for Men and Women Meindl Respond Mid XCR Walking Boot for Men and Women
Respond Mid XCR Walking Boot for Men and Women

Vital Statistics:

Colours:
Anthracite/Corn

Sizes:
Men: 6 - 12 (including half sizes)
Women: 3.5 - 8

Weight:
410gms (size 8)

SRP:
£109.99

Features to Note:

In-use Test:

Meindl's Respond Mid XCR is a really quite attractive-looking, light weight multi-acitivity shoe that I've been using for low level hill walking as well as more general urban walking.

The fit was good - I was wearing my normal shoe size and they were very comfortable on my first wearing. I've been wearing them during the Autumn and my feet have been comfortably warm. There is meshing on the uppers which may perhaps make them a little less warm for summer walking than is usually the case with Gore-tex lined footwear. However - I also found that after prolonged walking through some very wet, long grass - there appeared to have been some seepage through the meshing areas.

I appreciated the slightly stiiffened toe-box and toe rand over some of the more stonier terrain I encountered.

Overall the Respond Mid XCR have many of the features of what I'd call a 'super trainer' (great comfort, light weight, more contemporary styling) with the additional ankle support plus extremely well designed footbed of a more traditional walking boot.

Buying Advice:

Meindl describe the Respond Mid XCR as an entry level walking boot - and I think that's pretty accurate. A very comfortable option for low level walking in drier conditions, they are fine for more general leisure use as well.


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