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Meindl Glockner is an extreme Alpine Trekking boot made to to take punishment. An excellent choice for Alpine Hunters, High Country Farmers and Outdoor Professionals who regularly traverse challenging mountainous terrain.
A firm shank and ankle support with a small amount of toe flex allows comfortable heel-toe walking on steep country whilst being highly supportive during sidling. The Meindl Glockner is a tough alpine trekking boot, built to withstand heavy use in the Alpine environment and anywhere steep gradients are traversed. It’s intended uses span from professional-level alpine trekking and hunting, through to high country farming in steep terrain. Dense and thick leather, high and thick protective rubber rand and minimal exposed external seams combine to reduce the chance of wear and tear related damage.
A narrow Alpine boot last is used to ensure a snug fit. The stiff alpine climbing polyamide shank combines with the snug fit, the low flexibility structural support and the narrow outsole profile to create an excellent stability platform for toeing-in, sidling, edging, climbing and crampon use in steep mountainous terrain. Ideal for movement across broken and steep alpine terrain when load carriage is medium to heavy (20-40kg+).
A favourite boot amongst pro-users who demand longevity despite constant use such as Outdoor Guides, Farmers, Professional Climbers, Conservation Operators and Professional Hunters.
Advice from Meindl
The boot is an ideal choice when you are carrying medium to heavy alpine loads (20-40+kg) in steep and dangerous terrain.
The fit of C category alpine boots is deliberately narrow compared to our trekking boots. This is to support and firmly grip the structure of the foot when sidling on very steep inclines. However;
As far as alpine boots go, the volume on these is actually rather generous, especially around the toe box. They will be suitable for those with wide feet. Those with narrow feet will want a volume spacer added to absorb extra volume in order to get a snug fit for steep country work.
This boot is not quite as rigid as the Tyrol. The Glockner has some toe flex which allows more comfortable trekking across alpine terrain. Tyrol is rigid.
Ankle support is substantial in these boots and most users will find them impossible for use on prolonged tail walks. A BC category boot is recommended for crossing medium and broken terrain and walks on tracks.
Apply Meindl Sport Wax liberally to the heel flex zone, the exposed seams and toe flex zones to prevent leather drying and cracking in these high wear zones.
Take care to read the Nubuk leather care instructions in this website and don’t dry them too fast by the fire in the hut 😉!
Meindl Sport Wax
Glockner Design Attributes
Internal polymer toe cap with alpine fit to enhance feel and support.
Firm EVA foam midsole for shock absorption, vibration dampening and rebound.
Hard rubber outsole optimised for use in alpine terrain with self-cleaning profile. Hard rubber is used to preserve a sharp edge as long as possible as it wears.
Very comfortable orthotic full-length differential tapered polyamide shank with defined torsion and flexation zones. Low flexibility to provide optimum support in the alpine environment.
Flexible Crampon compatible.
Open shaft laces hooks for quick don and doff.
DIGAfix® lacing system. Provides perfect support to the ankle and holds the heel into the boots heel counter to increase stability and guard against heel rubbing and blisters.
Multi-core Polyaramid reinforced laces for ultimate strength and reliability
GORE-TEX® lining for 100% waterproofness and vapour permeable breathability.
Meindl Air pumping and moisture drainage system. During walking motion air is forced through channels in the upper and tongue material. This serves to drive out water and increase the vapour release of the GORE-TEX® lining.
Meindl (MFS) Memory Foam System. Heat activated responsive memory foam padding in key fit and support areas to ensure an amazingly customised fit.
Synthetic internal structure supports to maximise ankle support. Rigidity and ankle support is optimised for use in heavy load carrying situations and movement across very steep terrain.
AIR-ACTIVE® SOFT PRINT footbed by Vildona® wicks perspiration from the feet and transport it away from the sole to the permeable lining.
Aggressive Meindl Multigriff® sole pattern provides optimum balance of adhesion, braking, lateral stability and toe thrust.
Meindl differential walking system. Differential roll effect is produced by the shank and sole to encourage efficient gait.