The Meindl Bhutan MFS is a classic hill walking boot and has been one of our best-selling boots for over 10 years.
Suitable for year-round use, the high-quality leather upper provides protection and durability for all types of terrain. The Goretex lining provides waterproofing and the Vibram sole delivers stability and grip.
Technical features of the boot include:
- A double density sole unit for good shock absorbency
- Digafix lacing system to ensure a secure fit
- Memory Foam System (MFS) in the heel area to provide additional comfort
- Softer compression zone at the back of the boot to reduce the pressure on the Achilles when walking downhill
- Air Active footbed wicks away moisture generated by the foot
- Self-cleaning sole unit, shedding mud as you walk
Classic walking boot: usage & care
Bhutan MFS is a walking boot that’s suitable for hillwalking throughout the UK and Ireland – it’s extremely well suited to some of our best-loved landscapes including the Lake District, Snowdonia, and Scotland.
Each wear – clean the boots of mud and dirt.
Apply Meindl Sportwax to the upper to keep the leather soft and supple (once a month for regular use, every 6-8 weeks if weekend use only).
Every 6 to 12 months (dependent on usage) – wash the Goretex lining. Fill the boot with water and mild detergent solution and then swill it around prior to rinsing with water. This will clean the Goretex lining and improve its effectiveness.
All Meindl boots can be re-soled at the Meindl factory in Germany as long as the upper is in good condition.
Meindl footwear stands for quality and tradition along with state of the art technical features and innovations. All Meindl boots are made in Europe.
Bhutan classic walking boot – sizes
Men’s 6 to 12 (including ½ sizes). Sizes 13 & 14 also available.
Colour: Dark Brown
Material: nubuck leather
Size (UK): 6, 6½, 7, 7½, 8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10, 10½, 11, 11½, 12, 13, 14
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When Meindl released the Burma Pro in 1997, it was a game-changer – a tough 3-season boot with a multi-piece leather upper and an extremely comfortable lining.
For the first time hillwalkers who wanted a stiff boot for rockier mountain trips and year-after-year durability didn’t have to suffer more uncomfortable traditional leather boots. The Meindl Burma Pro was ‘Best in Test’ in Trail for many years, and remains to this day a hallmark of quality. Now Meindl is replacing it with the Bhutan, which features the hallmarks of the Burma Pro, but with a freshly designed leather upper, a new softer ankle cuff and slick speed lacing eyelets.
Tipping the scales at 1812g (pair, size 11), the Bhutan sits comfortably with other full leather boots of its quality while being lighter than the 1948g Burma Pro. The new upper is made from quality leather as in the past, with some restyling to give it a modern appeal. The ankle cuff is nice and high to keep grit out and protect the ankle, but it now has an incredibly soft edge, which means there’s no chance of this rubbing or digging in uncomfortably when traversing slopes and putting lots of pressure on this area.
As with the Burma Pro a full rubber rand encloses the boot for maximum long-term durability and there’s good stiffness in the toe box and heel cup to further protect the foot.
The sole unit remains the same with deep lugs to bite into mud and good spacing to prevent clogging. The sole flex is nice and firm for spending all day on loose rock.
I’ve been trying lighter boots recently in an attempt to find a pair that are genuinely durable, but without success. By contrast putting on the Bhutan is like returning to an old friend. The fit feels slightly closer than the Burma Pro, so I don’t need the volume adjuster I always wore in that model; instead, the Bhutan hugs my feet. There’s a huge amount of stability underfoot, yet the toe flex is smooth enough to allow an easy walking action. Memory foam system (MFS) cushioning is also tremendous, and more than capable of taking the fatigue out of walking over rocky ground or descending all afternoon.
What’s not to like? 5/5