Meindl Unisex Desert Fox Walking / Hiking Boots  £148.13

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Meindl Desert Fox - Unisex's

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

The Desert Fox is a Meindl classic made with suede leather and cordura inserts. These tactical boots are designed to be provide a comfortable foot climate in warm regions. Meindl's Desert Fox boots feature a reinforced heel and good toe protection along with a multi-grip sole, which offers optimal traction in desert sand and on asphalt. There's an integrated compression zone in the ankle, which allows for a high level of flexibility and ensures comfort without compromising on a secure fit.

With over 300 years experience in creating boots, it is no surprise that Meindl's Desert Fox combat boots provide durability, stability and quality - performing well in challenging conditions and offering stability and comfort even when heavy loads are involved.


  • Colour: Sand
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Upper: Suede leather with Cordura inserts
  • Lining: Clima - comfort lining material for sufficient ventilation
  • Footbed: Removable Air-Active® Drysole
  • Sole: Meindl Multigrip® MTH® - Anti-static, oil and petrol resistant
  • Breathable and made of abrasion-resistant outer materials
  • Reinforced heel area and protective toe box
  • As issued to the British Army in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Weight (Size UK 8): 745g  /  26.28oz
  • Suitability:
    • Leisure and Hill - Meindl's Grade A / B Terrain Category: 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. 

Technical Features:

  • 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.
  • Anti-static, oil and petrol resistant sole
  • A bending zone in the heel ensures good running properties
  • Reinforced heel area and protective toe box

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 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 GTX and 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 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. 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 is an excellent A/B grade boot.
  • 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. The Glockner MFS and Jorasse GTX are some of the Meindl C grade boots.
  • 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 boot.
  • 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. The Grossvenediger MFS is a typical Meindl D grade boot.

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.

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 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.
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