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Wide feet? Try Meindl’s Comfort Fit

Words by Taunton Leisure

on 05/02/2021 14:34:51

Wide feet? Try Meindl’s Comfort Fit

If you’re looking for one of the comfiest hikes of your life, look no further than Comfort fit technology.



Meindl is a superb footwear maker from Bavaria with a history going back as far as the 17th century! Still a family business to this day, Lars and Lukas Meindl (the 9th generation of the Meindl family to head the company) manage a very highly regarded  boot making company steeped in both German shoemaking tradition and innovation.

With all this time at the top of their game, Meindl have a vast array of walking footwear (their main focus) for all different shapes of foot and sort of activity. In our stores, we often have people coming to us lamenting that their wide feet are making incredibly difficult to choose a pair of boots or walking shoes, and we know that poorly fitted footwear can be disastrous during your time in the out doors and for the well-being of your feet. Sometimes a standard width shoe is simply not an option. To all those lamenting, we have Meindl’s outstandingly roomy but very practical ‘Comfort Fit’. In this post, we’re going to be explaining just what makes this line of our vast assortment of Meindl shoes and boots so perfect for really comfortable but high performance walking and trekking.

A superb fit for wider feet

Our selection of Meindl Comfort Fit shoes and boots is perfect for those with a wide to very wide forefoot, the shoes have a very wide sole base at the front. This provides ideal room and optimal volume for the foot, keeping the area around the ball of the foot cushioned while adjusting the big toe to sit comfortably in a good walking position. Comfort Fit shoes and boots narrow naturally towards the back in order to enable optimum grip on the heel offering great performance whilst walking and a sublime fit. The area around the toe box is high volume, allowing good flex without the ceiling on the forefoot rubbing against the top of the foot.


Comfort fit models within our range


Let’s take a look at the very special shoe and boot within our range, we’ve carefully chosen these two pieces of footwear with wider footed people in mind. They are in fact some of our most popular pieces of footwear.

Meindl Philadelphia GTX

Here is a superb shoe just as popular for hard day walks across the hills and along rugged paths as it is for everyday (many consider smart/casual enough for work). A beautifully finished, double seamed nubuck leather makes up the main body of the shoe, it has been treated to be soft and flexible but also very durable. A Gore-Tex lining (GTX) makes the shoe waterproof along you to tackle shallow puddles and wet grass with ease. A distinct rounded shape supports and enhances the natural rolling movements of the foot, whilst the wide shape and softly cushioning footbed makes walking and hiking trips a really pleasurable experience.
An Air-Active Wellness Sport footbed provides a superbly comfy, cushioned insole simultaneously enabling the circulation of fresh air and the Comfort-Fit sole provides an excellent grip on a variety of terrain.

As expert footwear fitters, we consider this a superb shoe to try if you are wide footed and looking for optimal performance and comfort during day walks across fields, hills and valleys. It is very popular and we see customers often returning for another pair after the lifetime of the shoe is expended. With standard use and decent care, it is a shoe we’ve seen last several solid years of walking.

Shop Men’s Philadelphia HERE
Shop Women’s Philadelphia HERE

Meindl Meran GTX

Here is a boot at the very pinnacle of comfort, you can get much better than this! The Meindl Meran is a relatively high mid boot with near identical lasting to the Philadelphia above with the exact same Comfort fit, however, the Meran also benefits from superb ankle support aided by Meindl’s Memory Foam System (MFS) throughout the boot. Boots with Meindls MFS were specially developed with a combination of foam in the ankle area which is shaped by your body temperature and adapts perfectly to the shape of the foot.These boots do not pinch, in combination with Meindl’s comfort fit, this is comfort at the highest level. You can also find the Memory foam system on the Meindl Bhutan.

As well as the same GTX lining as in the other Meindl Shoes and an excellent supportive and high performing outsole, these boots also have hidden within a very special insole specially devoloped for Meindl’s comfort fit boots.

A natural cork layer in the footbed molds to the exact curves of your foot for support, stability and shock absorption, and the added arch offers extra support. A moisture-managing layer over the the cork draws perspiration away and transfers it to the dispersing layer so your feet stay dry. A Poron™ cushion insert in the rear potects your heel, ankle and joints.

Shop Men’s Meran
Shop Women’s Meran





Have you seen the Meindl Peru?

If you’re not looking for an extra wide Meindl Boot, why not take a look at this outstanding, 3-season model. Perfect for hiking and trekking and brand NEW to our range!


Shop HERE

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