I have real difficulty finding shoes of all sorts for my very wide feet. However, this fit me very comfortably and, as there are of a high specification and well made, I expect them to last me for many years!
I have another pair of the Ontario shoes so I knew what to expect with these - I wanted a different colour and I wear them often so like to treat my feet to a choice!Comfortable and excellent support with a good lace system, suitable for tarmac, grass and light gravel where a boot is not required. Also can be used as a casual shoe as looks discreet and it's not obvious it's main purpose is as a walking shoe.
I have Plantar Fasciitis and have found that these shoes work really well in terms of supporting my foot arch.I'm on my 3rd pair and when my wife pointed out the second has so little grip on them I could shave with the sole as a mirror I thought it time to find a new pair .Searched everywhere LD ( who we had never used before) were the cheapest .Delivered in record time.I'm sold on these shoes now I am sold on LD .
Great shoes! Just replaced like for like after over three years of wearing them everyday with a lot of walking.
This is my fifth pair - an excellent fit for my wide fit, waterproof, good grip and muted appearance. I will be in profound mourning if ever discontinued.
I've got quite a wide foot, G fitting, and these fit me like a glove. I do loads of walking both on footpaths and across farm tracks and they are excellent.
I purchased a pair of these around 7 years ago and only now showing signs of a little wear, mainly the tread. They are extremely comfortable and reasonably light weight that i just had to buy them again. Having had both knees replaced i couldn't have asked for a better shoe.
These are now my 4th pair (and 5th, bought two pairs!) of these shoes. Extremely comfortable, great for long walks and hikes in town and country. Had not ordered from LD before, but their price was the keenest, delivery charge reasonable and they arrived bang on time. Will definitely check them out next time...
I always have horrors with shoes, I have very big, triangular feet, very narrow at the heel and very broad at the front and I more or less live in men's trainers (with heel grips) and use men's walking shoes. I usually have to get a men's 10 for width then my heel flops about and although I've got used to that on shorter walks it's a real pain on a day-walk. I ordered these in a 9.5 in the hope they'd be a better fit because of the 'comfort fit'. When they arrived (soon after ordering!) I opened the box and my heart momentarily fell, 'I'll never get my hobbity clown flippers into these', I thought, same old story, but tried them on and OH MY WORD, beautiful fit, I couldn't believe it. Roomy at the toe itself, so my foot flexes well in them, and if I do them up fairly tightly, my heel is well-secured. I am so used to shoes generally and walking shoes in particular being a horrendous business, I was overjoyed and wore them around the house for the rest of the day like slippers just wondering at the comfort. They really hold my feet so nicely, I'm delighted and am in fact about to order a second pair so that I don't have any stress about looking for others once these wear out. I've worn them in a lot of mud on my more-or-less daily nordic walks of about 1-1.5 hours and they're good and grippy and have kept my feet completely dry despite some major mud/puddles. If you are someone who has a REAL nightmare finding wide enough shoes, I'd definitely recommend them. Honestly, joy is not too strong a word. If only Meindl did heeled winter boots and sandals!
It is very comfortable shoe for my foot, excellent quality, it is my the second pair of this shoes
I have really broad feet and it is a struggle to get the right width of footwear. Really pleased with the Meindl Rapide GTX fit wise plus the build quality is excellent.
I've frequently had a hard time find good quality walking shoes that fit my annoyingly wide feet. These however fit perfectly, the toebox is nice and wide and shoe in general is very comfortable.I think I'll end up buying multiple pairs!
comfortable and hard wearing, Ld mountain delivered on time. First class !!!!
Great boots,lovely fit and very comfortable to wear.
I purchased a second pair of these because they are very comfortable and hard wearing. I purchased a predecessor pair 8 years ago and they are still in use, albeit as gardening shoes. LD Mountain Centre provided good service especially in the timeliness of the delivery.