The Meindl family has been making footwear since 1683. Each Meindl boot or shoe combines innovative technology with traditional skills passed down through the generations. The brand firmly believes that only a boot that fits will make you happy. Which is why they have invested centuries of experience into the art and science of comfortable walking boots and shoes. Meindl also has an innovative Comfort-fit range of boots and shoes. Wider, more generous and more supportive than a standard trekking fit, the range is perfectly suited to walkers with wider feet who have struggled to find comfortable boots.
Each Meindl boot is constructed from up to 200 pieces and is the result of innovation, the best materials, and highly trained bootmakers. The leather is assessed for smoothness, strength and thickness with only the best selected for use. And behind every state-of-the-art machine is a skilled human being who brings craftsmanship and tradition to the process.
Meindl are committed to longevity as the best form of sustainability. High-quality materials, centuries of knowledge, experience and craftsmanship, and timeless design ensure precisely fitting and durable styles. The boots can also be resoled, which extends the life of the product, conserves resources and minimises environmental impact.
Meindl’s history takes us back to 1683. Petrus Meindl was the first family shoemaker in Kirchanschoring, Bavaria, Southern Germany. Fast-forward over 300 years and Meindl now produce over 1 million pairs of boots and shoes from their same home in Germany each year. At the helm are Lukas and Lars Meindl, the eleventh generation of the Meindl family shoemakers.
The Alfons Meindl Social Foundation supports those who don’t receive sufficient help through state authorities or social welfare organisations. Meindl also support: the reforestation project BaumInvest in Costa Rica, the Berchtesgaden and Hohe Tauern National Park Rangers, and the University of Freiburg’s Greenland project. The company is a long-standing Member of the Förderverein Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management.