Meindl (company)

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The Meindl Gastein mountain shoes of 2011.

Lukas Meindl GmbH & Co.KG, most commonly known as Meindl, is a German footwear manufacturer located in Kirchanschöring, Bavaria, known for its hiking boots for hiking and hillwalking. The company was founded in 1683 by Petrus Meindl.

Meindl currently produces the "Desert Fox" combat boots that are issued to soldiers of the British Military (including Royal Marines) in Iraq and Afghanistan,[1][2] as well as the "Army Pro" issued to soldiers of the French Army.[3] Felix Baumgartner also used Meindl boots in his 2013 jump from space.[4]


  1. ^ House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 13 Nov 2007 (pt 0010) Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Elliot, John; Main, Graeme (2008), "Kitstop: Walking Back to Happiness", Soldier Magazine - Magazine of the British army (February 2008): 44–45 
  3. ^ (in French)
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