These are all good questions, questions you encounter every time you purchase new footwear. Here at Meindl, we frequently hear those and other questions. Boots are made for different uses, different activities so they are constructed in different ways to meet specifications required for those specific uses. To help you sort through the differences and choose footwear that will best fit you and your needs, Meindl developed these Flex-use ratings as a general guide. These categories were first developed by Alfons Meindl in 1976 to help explain how and why they make boots for specific uses. These categories, and the design and technology behind them, are still just as valid, just as universally accepted as they were then.
We hope this will help you find the right boots for you!