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The Borneo 2 Lady MFS is one of our best selling walking boots. This is a classic 2-3 season walking boot which will meet all your hillwalking requirements. For comfort, the boots are leather lined and have Memory Foam around the heel area. Digafix improves heel hold and stability. Without a waterproof membrane, the boots are more comfortable in milder conditions, keeping your feet cooler. Treat with Meindl Sportwax to maintain the water proofing of the leather outer and they will keep you dry. Minimal breaking in required.
Meindl introduced the Borneo 2 Lady MFS hill-walking boots to the UK market over 20 years ago and have since been one of our best sellers. Made in Germany from high quality Nubuck leather uppers, these boots provide protection for your feet and are durable on all types of terrain. The classic leather lining mean the boots are incredibly breathable with a feel of quality craftsmanship. Technical features of the boot include; a Digafix lacing system to provide an extra secure fit for your heel, a Memory Foam System (MFS) compression zone around the ankle to reduce pressure when walking downhill, a Meindl Multigriff Vibram sole for excellent traction and shock absorption, and an Air-Active footbed to control moisture levels.
Categorised B by Meindl, this walking boot is supportive yet supple. The breathability of the leather lining makes the Borneo 2 Lady MFS particularly ideal for hill-walking in dry climates.
Colour: Dark Brown / Nougat
Upper: Nubuck Leather with wax
Lining: Leather with Memory Foam
Insole: Air-Active® Soft Print drysole
Sole No. 3A: Meindl Multigriff® by Vibram®
Memory Foam System (MFS)
DiGAfix® lacing system
Weight (Size UK 4.5): 650g / 22.92oz
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 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 4 reviews with an average rating of 5.00
I've had these boots before, they are quite heavy but provide the best protection and support whatever the terraine. They are long-lasting and keep my feet dry if I have to walk through any long grass for extended periods. It has been so long since I had my last pair that I wondered if Meindl had changed the product at all, but they seem the same. I bought the same size as I had last time, and they fit the same. I've done two five-mile, one seven and one nine-mile hike in them in the lowlands. They didn't need breaking in. Would order from Jacksons again any time I needed walking gear. No sooner were these boots ordered than they were dispatched, and delivered two days later. Very pleased.
These are, IMHO, the best walking boots available. One of the most important features of this boot is the memory foam leather inner cuff which provides excellent comfort around the ankle. The boot is stiff without being unyeilding and offers great support both underfoot and above. This is my second pair and I'm still using my last pair. I am usually a 7.5 shoe size. I happened to try my last pair in - store. It was a 'ladies size 8' and fitted perfect so I've just gone for an identical boot/size. Jacksons offered a great price and swift delivery . 5 star to them also.
I have the new 2 pairs of these boots. Size is ideal my 6.0 for thinner socks and I decided to purchase 6.5 as well for thicker socks for colder weather in California. I did not try them in the rain yet but I conditioned them with meindl wax just in case. I am very happy with both boots on my hikes up/down hills weekly.