Desert Fox Duty Boot

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
6 Reviews
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Professional grade boots for an active lifestyle

These uninsulated professional-grade boots were inspired by and are built for military and law-enforcement personnel, the kind of professionals who rush forward when the going gets tough. That said, they are also a great choice for any lifestyle, whether it's duty, work or recreation. They are not for heavy packing but are ideal for carrying light to medium loads, like a tactical pack. These boots are designed to breathe to provide ventilation in hot, dry environments and to manage moisture, moving any and all moisture - whether perspiration or water you slog through - efficiently to the outside. To be clear, these boots are not waterproof, but are designed to manage moisture from inside grout to maximize comfort. The lightweight suede leather uppers feature Cordura nylon inserts, a lightweight, durable pairing that provides a functional combination of flexibility and support, so much so they are great for running and high-speed movement. Same goes for the Meindl-exclusive Vibram® Multigrip outsoles which combines traction, flex and durability to help keep you sure-footed at any speed. Plus, an integrated compression zone at the ankle provides support, comfort and flexibility without compromising the secure fit. The Air Active memory foam footbed molds to your feet to cushion and evenly distribute weight. Reinforced heel and toe add protection from wear and abrasion. Made in Bosnia

Sizing Guidelines

If you’ve never worn this boot before,
Our recommendation is to order half (1/2) a size down from your Brannock measurement or current U.S. size. Click HERE to find your Brannock measurement.

If you have worn this boot before,
Our recommendation is to order the same size you’re currently wearing.

"If you are looking for a professional-grade boots inspired and built for military personnel look no further. These Boots are the perfect choice for an active lifestyle, whether it's work or recreation."

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 6 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
6 reviews
  • JV
    James Vislosky, G.
    Verified Buyer
    33 seconds ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Well-Built; Industry Leading Customer Service

    Hey all,

    I just had my first experience purchasing from Meindl, and figured I’d share.

    I normally wear a size US Men’s 9.5 in my zamberlan and scarpa boots, but in Meindl I discovered I am a 9 - 8.5

    It seems the Meindls run 1/2 size - 1 full size larger than other lasts, but have good width, and with this fit I don’t have any heel slippage.

    For context I bought the Desert Fox Duty Boot for use in hot climates, since all my other boots are goretex full-grain leather and I get swamp foot.

    I ordered UPS next day air, and it ended up taking 4 days to finally arrive. When it did arrive the package was clearly waterlogged, and the cardboard shows lots of exposure to water.

    Thankfully, the actual boots were only slightly damp, so I didn’t feel a need to ask for replacement.

    Anyone who has dealt with UPS knows that their customer service is straight garbage, and it takes 20-30 mins just to get an actual person on the phone. So I called Meindl directly instead and told them the situation. They immediately refunded the shipping costs and told me they would work it out with UPs directly. I sent in photo proof of the wet package just to make their case a bit easier, but they didn’t ask for that, and made the experience very easy.

    Their reps are also very knowledgeable about the fit and form of their boots, everything from how the boot should fit, to how to care for the different types of leather.

    To top it off, the boots are top notch and very sturdy. I expect years of…

  • CW
    Charles W.
    Verified Buyer
    3 months ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Boots fit great!

    These boots look better in person! Great fit, comfortable right out of the box, very little break-in. I attempted to go with the 1/2 smaller recommendation but went with size of boots that I typically wear and it was a true fit for me. I also appreciate that they come with the correct size/length of shoestrings! The sticker and thank you card is a nice touch too! Responses to my emails and queries was very quick and informative. Great Boots, Great Service! THANK Y OU!

  • SK
    Shawn K.
    6 months ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great boots

    While in Afghanistan I got a pair of these boots from the British. They were the most comfortable boots that I wore during my deployment

  • SW
    Scott W.
    Verified Buyer
    11 months ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Desert Fox Duty Boot


  • J
    1 year ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 Stars

    Because I like meindl

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