In times gone by, there were several towns in Germany that were specialized in making shoes, with a total of hundreds of shoe factories in them. Meindl is one of the few remaining shoe producers continuing a heritage of making high-quality shoes in Germany. Established in 1683 in Kirchanschöring, the family business has grown to a world-leading hiking boot manufacturer employing more than 200 people. Though manufacturing processes have changed over the centuries, manufacturing shoes continue with respect to traditions and craftsmanship, yet similarly applying new innovations according to modern day requirements. One material remains the same decade after decade, century after century: carefully chosen top quality leather.
Meindl Gore-Tex hiking boots are very popular in all Nordic countries. Our terrain is rather wet and rocks and roots demand ankle support - and in these conditions, Meindl boots are right at home.