On a great many paths and tracks, you'll require footwear more substantial than a pair of trainers, but trekking boots might seem like overkill. The Women's Respond Mid GTX Boot from Meindl bridges this gap: more ankle support than trainers, lighter and more flexible than boots.
The carefully designed Contagrip sole is built around a stabilising nylon heel cup, with the midsole and the shape of the outsole promoting an ideal combination of flex and heel-to-toe rolling motion: enough stiffness for support but enough flex for comfort. The padded, mid-height ankle cuff protects against rocks and tree roots, while the waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex lining protects your foot from the rain.
Meindl have been making hiking boots for over 300 years; perfecting their skills to create a range of outdoor footwear that is amongst the finest and most highly respected in the world. They believe in quality, tradition and sustainability, and this attention to detail is applied to every boot and shoe that they craft.
Since their beginnings in 1683, the Meindl family have always been at the heart of their company. This has meant that the family of expert boot manufacturers have been able to draw on over three unbroken centuries of experience.