Meindl Rapide GTX Walking Shoe Features:
The Meindl Rapide GTX walking shoes are durable and supportive trail walking shoes with a Comfort Fit inner for a lasting comfortable fit whilst you're on your feet. The outer features a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex layer to help keep you dry when you're out and about. The men's Rapide GTX hiking shoes are designed for all day comfort and are ideal for everyday use as well as approach walks and trekking expeditions.
OK, I said I would buy a second pair and I have. Saved for walking to the pub until the previous new pair wear out. If that is at the speed as my original pair wore out, then these will not get 'serious' use until I am in my mid 70's!
I am now onto my second pair of this model shoe (and sixth pair of Meindl shoes over a period of 15 years!). Both are extremely comfortable and very long lasting. I have rarely had issues with build quality with Meindls. The great thing about the Meindl Comfort fit is that they suit wide feet. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone who needs this sort of fitting. it is a shame that not more of the Comfort fit shoes are available.