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The Bernina Lady 2 GTX womens hill walking boot by Meindl is part of the Comfort-Fit range, designed for hikers with wider feet (it has a similar technical specification as the well known Bhutan GTX). Hand constructed from Nubuck leather with a GORE-TEX lining, the Bernina is lightweight yet robust and durable in all weather conditions. The Comfort-Fit footbed ensures more room at the front of the boot with a narrow heel giving a spacious but secure fit. Made from cork with a soft synthetic fabric covering with integrated fleece the footbed gives stability and unmatched comfort maximising your hiking experience. A Memory Foam System (MFS) allows for a personalised fit. Using a variety of different foams that mold to the foot using body temperature, the boot is excellently padded providing support and reducing pressure and pinching. The addition of a Digafix lacing system further enhances the fit, enabling for easy adjusting of the laces, beneficial when hill-walking.
The Bernina Lady 2 GTX has superb traction on all terrains thanks to the Meindl Multigrip 3 Alpin Light sole (developed with Vibram) making it the perfect choice for rugged ground.
The Bernina Lady 2 GTX is a classic 2-3 season walking boot which will meet all your hillwalking requirements. Treat with Meindl Sportwax to maintain the water proofing of the leather outer and they will keep you dry. Minimal breaking in required.
Footbed: Comfort Fit®, Cork and Soft Synthetic Fabric covering with integrated fleece
Sole No. 92: Meindl Multigrip® 3 Alpin Light by Vibram®
Wide Comfort Fit: Wider fit and more toe freedom with a firm grip on the heel.
Memory Foam System (MFS)
DiGAfix® lacing system
Weight (Size UK 4.5): 700g / 24.69oz
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.
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.
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 Lady GTX and Siena Lady 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 Lady Mid GTXandRespond Lady 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 Lady GTX, Bernina 2 Lady GTX, and Borneo 2 Lady 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 Lady GTX and Baltimore Lady 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 Lady MFS and Island Lady MFS are some of the 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.
There are 6 reviews with an average rating of 5.00
Ordered on Saturday evening- delivered today (Wednesday). Fits great- never expected to buy walking boots online but you had exactly what I wanted in stock. They feel really comfortable and really looking forward to using in anger next week. I'm in Cardiff but from NI and will pop in next time I am back in Belfast!
These are fantastic boots. Made for very wide feet. I've had no problem with painful toes since wearing these. My only negative is that the outer soles have worn through after just 7 months. I do a lot of walking though,covering over a thousand miles in that time. Also lockdown has necessitated a fair amount of road walking so this wouldn't have helped.
I use custom insoles, I have wide forefeet and narrow ankles and finding shoes (and especially boots) that fit is an absolute nightmare for me. These boots are perfect!! Loads of space, ultra comfy round the ankles, and can be adjusted to keep ankles supported. Would definitely recommend if you struggle to find boots wide enough.