Mens Lite Hike GTX Walking / Hiking Boots

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Meindl Lite Hike GTX
- Men's

Overseas customers please note sizes are UK
- please see manufacturer size chart above for US / EUR / Mondopoint conversion

The Meindl Lite Hike Lady GTX are lightweight, sporty outdoor shoes & ensure relaxed feet on all paved trails, in everyday life or when travelling. Robust & sufficiently flexible upper leather also creates durability through special abrasion protection. In addition, thanks to the waterproof & breathable Gore-Tex® lining, the sporty all-rounder with the raised shaft is reliable protection against cold, wet feet even on rainy days.

The fit, which sits nicely on the foot, combined with the lacing, ensures a slip-free fit without friction or pressure points.  In particular, the Variofix® system controlled by the lacing improves the fit in the ankle & heel area. The anatomically shaped, breathable insole, the pleasant sole cushioning & the smooth-rolling behaviour of the sole ensures that the lightweight hiking shoe is not only agile but also very comfortable.

In addition, the Lite Hike Lady GTX with its versatile rubber tread sole offers excellent grip on all hiking trails, in light terrain or on city asphalt.


  • Colour: Black/ Red
  • Upper: Suede / Mesh

  • Lining: Gore-Tex®  Extended Comfort
  • Footbed: Air-Active®
  • Sole No. 169: Meindl Multigrip® G4 tread sole with EVA soft-tread wedge + TPU heel stabiliser
  • Lacing System:  Variofix ensures a perfect fit in the heel area
  • Weight (Size UK 8): 1160g  /  40.91oz
  • Suitability:
    • Meindl for Multi Activity​
      - Meindl's Grade M Terrain Category: A good quality multi-purpose walking shoe with enough stability & underfoot protection for daily use. These shoes will take you from the urban commute & a weekend city break, on to a trail walk & lower level path. They are multi-purpose shoes.


  • Meindl Multigriff & Multigrip soles:  These soles are characterised by three

    • The cleat at the front of the heel projects forward – it provides more bite & grip.
    • The tread has an open angle, so that it self-cleans as you walk.
    • The cleats in the centre of the sole make sure that the tread grips in all directions.
  • Variofix Technology: The variofix lacing system ensures a perfect fit in the heel area. When lacing up, the free-running “speed wire” strap is pulled in closely & evenly around the heel. This enables us to get the best, individually possible hold for your heel.
  • Air Active Footbed:  The Air Active Footbed is a highly wicking footbed for absorbing & managing moisture whilst hiking, trekking & walking. The Meindl Air Active® Footbed is quick drying & thus prevents friction that can lead to blisters. The Meindl footbed has an integrated shock absorber in the heel area for additional comfort when walking.
  • Funcional & Eco-friendly Rubber Sole: To protect the environment & to use resources as responsibly as possible, Meindl has developed a compound that is made up to of 22% recycled rubber. To do this, the offcuts produced during manufacturing are reused in the production process. This helps Meindl to save raw materials & avoid any unnecessary transport.  The rubber percentage has been formulated in order to retain the wear and grip properties along with the familiar Meindl quality.

Care Advice:

  • Conditioning & proofing spray keeps nubuck leather & suede protected. The boots can be treated when the uppers are not quite dry (don’t forget the tongues of the boots) – it ensures they will remain supple.
  • Applying a little wax to the hooks & eyelets will protect them from corrosion.

Care Advice:

  • Conditioning & proofing spray keeps nubuck leather & suede protected. The boots can be treated when the uppers are not quite dry (don’t forget the tongues of the boots) – it ensures they will remain supple.
  • Applying a little wax to the hooks & eyelets will protect them from corrosion.

​ Meindl's Boots Terrain Category System:

Meindl boots are graded in a category system from A – D. These categories are based on the terrain that the boot will be suitable for. It is important that you choose the correct boot for the type of walking or activity that you’ll be doing. If you are not sure – read on, we are here to help!

Here’s everything you need to know to make a decision about the best boot for you.

  • Grade A -  Meindl for Leisure: A good quality walking shoe with enough stability & underfoot protection for daily use. These shoes will take you from the urban commute & a weekend city break, on to a trail walk & lower level path. They are multi-purpose shoes. The Caracas GTX and Siena GTX are our quintessential A grade shoes
  • Grade M
    - Meindl for Multi Activity: Similar to Grade A, these good quality multi-purpose shoes & boots will take you from the urban commute to a lower-level path. The Nebraska Mid GTX & Respond GTX are the quintessential multi-use footwear.
  • Grade B -  Meindl for Hill:  Supportive boots made using high quality leather. The sole units are stiffer than an A/B grade boot & they provide more stability & underfoot support. Suitable for demanding walks in the Lake District, North Wales, Scotl&, & Ireland as well as lower level paths in the Alps or Pyrenees during the summer. The Bhutan GTX, Adamello GTX, & Borneo 2 MFS are our classic B grade boots and firm favourites of UK & Irish customers.
  • Grade A / B
    - Meindl for Leisure & Hill: This category blends the two either side of it – A & B – meaning that these boots are suitable for both leisure & hill walking. They can stride out on footpaths & lower level hills. The main difference between these boots & those in category B is that these boots are more flexible & slightly softer in the upper. The Terlan GTX and Kapstadt GTX are excellent A/B grade boots.
  • Grade C -  Meindl for High Mountains: These boots are designed to tackle mountainous terrain, unmarked routes, screes & glaciers. Due to the terrain, these boots are stiffer & provide more protection than boots of a lower grade. They are suitable for crampons & ideal for Scottish winters & higher altitude routes in the European mountains.
  • Grade B / C -  Meindl for Mountain: These boots are handmade from high quality leather. They are heavier & have a more robust upper & sole unit than a B grade boot. They are suitable for occasional crampon use. Grade B/C boots are ideal for multi-day trips, demanding trekking, extended hikes in the high mountains, poor mountain paths, scree & fixed rope routes. We would recommend a grade B/C boot for winter walking in Scotland & more demanding European walking in the summer. The Himalaya MFS and  Island MFS are our top rated B/C grade boots.
  • Grade D -  Meindl for Mountaineering:  These boots are fully stiffened & designed for high level mountaineering. They are fully crampon compatible & are suitable for expeditions to the high Alps & Himalayas.

Note: most of Meindl's shoes & boots are graded, but if you can’t see a specific grading next to a product, it doesn’t have one, & that means it’s for keeping your feet comfortable on every day adventures.

Meindl’s Top Tips:

Alfons Meindl developed the terrain categories to classify his family’s boots in 1975. Over the years, the system has been refined & it’s now widely used by many footwear manufacturers.   If you are looking to purchase a pair of boots we would encourage you to read the terrain categories above.

  • If in doubt, choose as sturdier boot, as it will cover a wider range of uses.
  • If you frequently walk in wet regions, or there is not an opportunity to dry your boots overnight, opt for a GORE-TEX lined model.
  • If possible, get your boots fitted in the afternoon as your feet swell during the day.
  • Wear your new boots indoors at home to check that you have the correct size before heading outside.

About Meindl:

  • 300 years of extraordinary family shoemakers. Boots handcrafted in Bavaria, Germany.
  • 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 & Meindl now produce over 1 million pairs of boots & shoes from their same home in Germany each year. At the helm are Lukas & Lars Meindl, the eleventh generation of the Meindl family shoemakers.
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