User Review: Meindl Men's Borneo
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200
These boots are comfortable for short hikes, but become tormenting on longer hikes. Since every short hike can turn into a long hike should you get lost, this makes these boots relatively useless even on short hikes.
- good grip
- very uncomfortable
I've been hiking quite a lot in several types of boots, but after just two days of hiking with these boots, the pain in my heels was so bad that I actually put them off and went the rest of the way barefoot, feeling much better as soon as I did so.
I later bought some sandals for the rest of the way and had no further trouble. These boots may seem good at first, but once you've walked with them for long enough your achilles tendons feel like they're about to rupture if you will walk with them much longer.
These boots do have a very good grip, however, so they might be good for climbing, but that's probably all they're good for.
If you want good hiking boots, I think army boots are still the best.