Meindl Desert Defence
Meindl Desert Defence
Meindl Desert Defence
Meindl Desert Defence
Meindl Desert Defence
Meindl Desert Defence


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When ultra-breathability is required this is the best boot for high liability manoeuvre and load carrying.

Meindl Desert Defence

From a military pedigree, the Desert Defence has been designed as the ultimate boot when high breathability is desired. Ideal for full spectrum use and ideal for use off trail when carrying heavy loads (20-40Kg+). The Clima lining and hydrophobic foams move perspiration away from the foot to the exterior efficiently. This also allows water that has penetrated the boot to egress quickly during walking motion.

Meindl Desert Defence

Due to its rugged construction and high postural support the boot is ideal for all recreational, agricultural and tactical applications when a highly breathable non-waterproof boot is desired.

Meindl Category

Meindl B Category

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Advice from Meindl

  • This boot is awesome for both very hot dry environments and very wet temperate environments. In dry climates, it provides excellent breathability. In wet environments, the boot moves liquid efficiently to the outside of the boot. This can be a distinct advantage over waterproof footwear when the user is unable to prevent water entry through the top of the boot shaft.
  • Apply Meindl Sportwax liberally to the heel flex zone, the exposed seams and toe flex zones to prevent leather cracking in these high wear zones.
  • Look after your mates and watch your six, these boots will look after your feet.

Care Products

Meindl Sport Wax

Desert Defence Design

Desert Defence Tech Info

Desert Defence Features

  • Closed lacing eyelets to prevent snag on parachute rigging lines or swarm ropes.
  • Rubber toe cap.
  • Rubber heel cap.
  • Elasticated Lace pocket to store away laces to prevent entangling.
Meindl Desert Defence Lace
  • Open weave Cordura mesh panels for maximum breathability. Cordura is used only in areas unlikely to experience significant wear.
  • Suede leather in areas that experience high wear such as the instep during fast roping.
  • Hydrophobic foam between upper materials and waterproof lining. This allows perspiration and liquid water to pass quickly to the exterior of the boot. Foams are minimised in other areas of the boot to minimise weight.
Meindl Desert Defence breathe
  • Internal polymer toe cap with generous volume to protect the toes from impact and minimise rub zones during very long tabs and pack marches.
  • Critical seams minimised in high wear areas. No instep seam in the area that a fast rope would rub in order to prolong the boot life.
  • PU midsole for the optimum balance of shock absorption, vibration dampening, rebound and flexibility.
  • Differential pronation and supination support zones combine with optimised heel to toe drop and midsole taper to aid natural heel to toe gait.
  • Very comfortable full-length orthotic differential tapered polyamide shank with defined torsion and flexation zones. Medium flex for strong tibial and metatarsal support on uneven terrain.

Meindl DiGAfix

  • DIGAfix® lacing system. Provides perfect support to the ankle and holds the heel into the heel counter to increase ankle stability and guard against heel rubbing and blisters.
  • Closed lace hooks to prevent snags on parachute rigging lines and fast ropes.
  • Multi-core Polyaramid reinforced laces for ultimate strength and reliability
  • Synthetic internal structure supports to balance ankle support and flexibility.
  • Suede upper material for abrasion resistance during heavy tactical use.
  • Meindl differential walking system. Differential roll effect is produced by the shank and sole to encourage efficient gait.

Meindl Vildona

  • AIR-ACTIVE® SOFT PRINT footbed by Vildona® wicks perspiration from the feet and transports it away from the sole to the permeable lining.
  • Internal Nubuck leather heel counter in the critical high wear heel area to maximise boot life span during arduous military activities such as extended pack marches.
  • Aggressive Meindl Multigriff® sole pattern provides optimum balance of adhesion, braking, lateral stability and toe thrust.
  • Fuel Oil Lubricant resistant sole
  • Antistatic design and sole unit to safely dissipate static build up for use in explosive environments.
  • Weight: 820gm per shoe in size 8.5UK
  • Made in UK half sizes 3.5-14
Meindl Desert Defence

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Why choose MEINDL?


The highest standard of quality is our norm. Our designs, technologies, materials and workmanship are second to none.


We will do our best to get you into the right boot for your purpose and the right fit on your feet. We make the process clear and easy.



Now it's time to order, get the boots on your feet and get out into the wilderness. Adventure awaits!

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