User Review: Meindl Makalu
Use: off trail and light alpine
Break-in Period: four days around the house did the trick
Price Paid: NZ $530
I did a lot of research on boots before I bought these ones. I have had them for two months now and they are the best investment I have made. They are very pricey in comparison to other boots in New Zealand, but they have been worth it.
I have used them in a variety of tramping situations in New Zealand including some river walks, scree, and snow/ice. They have performed well in all these conditions and have kept my feet warm and dry like never before (thanks to the Goretex liners!). The moisture transfer system seems to work well too.
I have replaced the standard insole with a Formthotic insole for greater arch support and this has make the boots a lot more supportive. To sum up, these boots are the best and I'd recommend them to anyone!