Overseas customers please note sizes are UK - please see manufacturer size chart above for US / EUR / Mondopoint conversion
An upgrade of the older Burma, with an updated look, the Bhutan MFS is one of our top 3 selling boots. The Bhutan MFS is a classic 2-3 season walking boot, with leather upper and GoreTex lining. Memory Foam around the ankle increases comfort and the Digafix ensures good heel hold down. Minimal breaking in required.
The Bhutan MFS has earned its spot as one of our best sellers for over 10 years. As a refined version of the popular Meindl Burma boot, the Bhutan MFS is crafted to be supportive, highly durable and suitable for use all year round. Made from top quality Nubuck leather, this boot provides protection and stability on all types of terrain, enabling a pleasant walking experience. The Bhutan MFS is equipped with state of the art technical features including; a GORE-TEX lining for waterproof protection, a Digafix lacing system to adjust for the perfect hold, an Air-Active footbed to rid of unwanted moisture, and a Memory Foam System (MFS) around the ankle to provide a compression zone for maximum comfort.
The Bhutan MFS is complete with a self-cleaning Vibram double density sole unit, allowing mud to fall from the lugs with each step thus giving excellent shock absorption and traction. Categorised ‘B’, this walking boot is ideal for everyday use to demanding hikes in low-level mountains
Colour: Dark Brown
Upper: Nubuck leather with wax
Lining: Gore-Tex® Performance Comfort Footwear
Sole No. 3B: Meindl Multigriff® by Vibram®
Memory Foam System (MFS)
DiGAfix® lacing system
Weight (Size UK 8): 800g / 28.21oz
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.
Meindl Memory Foam System (MFS): Memory foam adapts perfectly to the shape of the foot under body heat and pressure. You will find memory foam in the uppers of a boot, and in the Soft Print foam in the footbed.
Meindl Multigriff and Multigrip soles: These soles are characterised by three features:
The cleat at the front of the heel projects forward – it provides more bite and 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.
DiGAfix® lacing system: DiGAfix® is a lacing system that wraps the upper of the boot around the instep without creating any pressure points and locking the heel in place. It allows for flexibility and reduces pressure around the foot — The first priority is to tighten the boots correctly. Push your heel back, centre the tongue, and lace up. Be aware of the 2-zone lacing when doing so!
When walking up mountains, lace the lower area up to the locking hooks (the lower laces on the top of the foot) tightly, and the ankle area above rather more loosely, in order to allow for flexion and increase ease of movement.
When walking down mountains, mainly tie the laces on the ankle area tighter in the area of the ankle bend (DiGAfix®) in order to prevent the foot sliding forwards.
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 25 reviews with an average rating of 4.84
This is a great boot for just about anything you like to do. And now that I have found Jackson-sports I will be able to enjoy even more of their products. I highly recommend everyone to try a pair of Meindl boots, they are of the highest quality and take no breaking in.
They arrive quickly and are always in perfect shape.
I bought the Bhutan to phase in alongside my aging Burmas. I use these boots for their stiff shank and supportive design which is great offtrack in hilly bush terrain. They fit the same as the Burma. It's nice that they're a little lighter. The join in the rubber rand is improved over the Burma, it's now neatly fused closed.
Jackson Sport's service and delivery was excellent. Very reasonable prices too.
These are probably the most comfortable boots straight from the box I have ever owned. They feel just right. There are boots on the market with a better grip for wet winter walking but for a general purpose UK mountain, hill or trail walk, I simply love these.