Overseas customers please note sizes are UK - please see manufacturer size chart above for US / EUR / Mondopoint conversion
The Antelao GTX walking boot is part of Meindl's Comfort Fit range and offers a wider fit than a standard Meindl fit with more room around the toes and a greater boot capacity overall.
The Antelao GTX walking boot is a lightweight boot suitable for people with wider feet. Being part of Meindl’s Comfort-Fit range it offers excellent support and a natural feeling, relaxed fit. The uppers are made from suede and mesh providing a lightweight yet supportive frame. The addition of a GORE-TEX lining ensures that the boot is waterproof and durable in all weather conditions. A small rubber rand at the front further protects against abrasion on rougher terrain. The footbed is extra comfortable made from cork with a wider surface area at the front of the boot. This allows for more movement and support as the foot, particularly the toes, can lay straight. With a Soft Synthetic Fabric covering with integrated fleece this footbed guarantees stability and unbeatable comfort.
The Antelao GTX boasts a Meindl Multigrip 3 (by Vibram) with EVA shock absorber and PU shock absorber meaning reduced impact upon each step and lots of cushioning. The Antelao GTX is perfect for light hikes to hill-walking.
Meindl Comfort Fit: Wider fit than the standard Meindl fit
Colour: Brown / Nougat
Upper: Suede / Mesh
Footbed: Comfort Fit®, Cork and Soft Synthetic Fabric covering with integrated fleece
Sole No. 95C: Meindl Multigrip® 3 by Vibram® with EVA shock absorber + PU shock absorber – Comfort
Wide Comfort Fit: Wider fit and more toe freedom with a firm grip on the heel.
Weight (Size UK 8): 660g / 23.28oz
Meindl for Hill - Meindl's Grade B Terrain Category: Supportive boots made using high quality leather. The sole units are stiffer than an A/B grade boot and they provide more stability and underfoot support. Suitable for demanding walks in the Lake District, North Wales and Scotland, as well as lower level paths in the Alps or Pyrenees during the summer.
Comfort Fit® Technology: In comparison to a standard fit, a Comfort Fit shoe or boot has more space at the front of the foot with a firm grip at the heel. Your foot stands on a wider base, and the more defined contour of the sole enables an easier walking motion.
More room for the toes and extra volume
More width at the flexpoint and straight alignment of the instep, giving more room for the big toe
Wider stance due to wider sole base
Perfect fit due to the snug-fitting heel.
Comfort Fit® Cork Footbed: Moisture absorbent, they feature high-quality, flexible cork, a poron shock absorber, and cushioning around the metatarsal head, all of which helps provide natural shock absorbency and a stable platform. They also feature the same extra width around the forefoot for easy toe movement and a snug and secure heel fit thanks to the cupped shape; The Comfort Fit® Cork Footbed is contoured to the foot giving more stability and support than a standard footbed and an extremely comfortable wear, perfect for all day use and maximising your hiking experience.
Conditioning and proofing spray keeps nubuck leather and 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 and 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 and underfoot protection for daily use. These shoes will take you from the urban commute and a weekend city break, on to a trail walk and 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 and boots will take you from the urban commute to a lower-level path. The Nebraska Mid GTXandRespond 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 and they provide more stability and underfoot support. Suitable for demanding walks in the Lake District, North Wales, Scotland, and Ireland as well as lower level paths in the Alps or Pyrenees during the summer. The Bhutan GTX, Adamello GTX, and Borneo 2 MFS are our classic B grade boots and firm favourites of UK and Irish customers.
Grade A / B - Meindl for Leisure and Hill: This category blends the two either side of it – A and B – meaning that these boots are suitable for both leisure and hill walking. They can stride out on footpaths and lower level hills. The main difference between these boots and those in category B is that these boots are more flexible and 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 and glaciers. Due to the terrain, these boots are stiffer and provide more protection than boots of a lower grade. They are suitable for crampons and ideal for Scottish winters and higher altitude routes in the European mountains.
Grade B / C - Meindl for Mountain: These boots are handmade from high quality leather. They are heavier and have a more robust upper and 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 and fixed rope routes. We would recommend a grade B/C boot for winter walking in Scotland and 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 and designed for high level mountaineering. They are fully crampon compatible and are suitable for expeditions to the high Alps and Himalayas.
Note: most of Meindl's shoes and boots are graded, but if you can’t see a specific grading next to a product, it doesn’t have one, and 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 and 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.
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 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.
There are 4 reviews with an average rating of 4.00
On the whole I like these boots, but they need a few features updated. I bought these boots for walking in the Austrian / Continental Mountain trails, and they are comfortable for the wider foot. The downside for me was no metal locking lace holder to hold your heel in place. Instead Meindl have a soft lace like loop holder which does`t allow to bring your extra long lace down to give you the extra security to hold your heel in place. The next item for improvement would be a longer and better padded tongue. I could no lace my boots to the top because if you did the laces slipped over the top of the tongue!! I was comfortable enough for the two to three weeks of fairly hard walking that I put the boots through and had no problems with my feet. They have an excellent grippy sole unit which is stable and no stone penetration felt through the sole.
I purchased these boots from a local boot specialist in the North West. Jackson Sports reply - as you didn't buy these from us, you should take up these issues with that retailer as these problems will be covered under warrenty and they should replace or refund