The Beginning
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Nestled in the heart of the Bavarian Alps, where whispers of ancient tales mingle with the crisp mountain air, lies a legacy that transcends mere existence – the legacy of Meindl. For over three centuries, the Meindl name has stood not just as a label, but as a beacon of tradition, quality, and unparalleled comfort. Meindl's journey commenced with a humble vision: to fashion boots that encapsulate the spirit of exploration.

From its inception in 1683 by Petrus Meindl in Kirchanschoring, Germany, the Meindl family's commitment to the craft of cobbling has endured through generations. The foundational groundwork laid by Petrus set the stage for a legacy that would span centuries. However, it was Lukas Meindl Sr., in 1928, who charted a visionary course to make Meindl boots accessible across Europe, harboring ambitions of global recognition.

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In subsequent years, the torch of innovation and dedication was passed to Alfons Meindl, who joined the family business in 1948, followed by Hannes in 1955. These brothers heralded a new era for Meindl, expanding its footprint beyond the confines of the Rupertiwinkel region. Through their stewardship, Meindl emerged as a hallmark of comfortable and enduring footwear, captivating the hearts of adventurers, hikers, and hunters worldwide. Today, the ninth generation, represented by Lukas and Lars Meindl, navigates the company forward, preserving its rich heritage while embracing a global outlook.

Meindl's ascent to prominence in the hiking and hunting industry is underpinned by a relentless pursuit of excellence encapsulated in the notion of "Meindl Quality." As Lukas Meindl attests, this reputation is not forged overnight but rather evolves over years of customer satisfaction and recommendation. Central to this ethos is the unwavering commitment to crafting boots of unparalleled quality, beginning with the careful selection of materials, and culminating in exemplary customer service.

Rooted in tradition, yet propelled by innovation, Meindl has continuously pushed the boundaries of performance groundbreaking technologies. From Alfons Meindl pioneering Flex-Use Rating in 1976, which remains a standard in the footwear industry, to the early integration of Gore-Tex® in their boots in 1981 and subsequent innovations such as Air Revolution® technology in 2000 and MFS Vakuum® in 2006, Meindl has remained at the vanguard of footwear innovation.

Meindl USA

In 1989, Meindl embarked on a transatlantic journey, forging an exclusive partnership with Cabela’s and introducing its exceptional boots to the American market. This partnership lasted over three decades, culminating in the establishment of Meindl USA in 2019 under the leadership of Phil Francone. With Francone’s history of experience in the outdoor market, he brings a profound understanding of the industry to proudly represent the esteemed 300-year-old brand in the United States.

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At Meindl USA, our unwavering dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction propels us forward as we seamlessly blend old-world craftsmanship with modern innovation. Committed to upholding the Meindl legacy, we tailor our offerings to meet the unique needs of American adventurers, ensuring they experience the pinnacle of quality and performance in their outdoor pursuits.

Led by a team of seasoned professionals including Phil Francone as CEO/President, Todd Hicks as Vice President, Riley Nienhueser as Marketing/Merchandising Manager, and Dan Schumacher as Manager Customer Experience, Meindl USA stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Meindl family. Together, with our experience in the outdoor industry, we are dedicated to delivering the finest hunting and hiking boots to the North American market.

So, whether you're embarking on a quest to conquer the highest peaks or seeking solace in the serenity of nature, entrust Meindl to be your steadfast footwear companion.

Crafted For The Journey, Built For The Challenge