User Review: Meindl Makalu
Source: bought it new
Comfortable, I never got a blister. Very secure on loose steeep ground.
I had a pair of Makalus for 10 years. They died earlier this year, by way of the sole disintegrating and eventually peeling off. Other than that on the top of the boot, some stitching wore out, some leather wore away and it exposed the foam in the upper. It didn't affect the functionality of the boot. I think I gave them one re-soling.
They had been very good boots for 10 years and took a lot of abuse. There was no real decision to be made, I wanted another pair exactly the same. I have ordered the next pair and am waiting for them to arrive to confirm the size.
I love the security they give when sidling on steep loose rock. I'm sure stiff soled boots from other manufacturers give similar security, but this coupled with never having a blister, being very waterproof and tough makes it a no brainer for me to buy exactly the same.