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Re: Meindl boots
Reply #15 - Jul 12th, 2011 at 2:28am
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Eccles wrote on Jul 10th, 2011 at 9:17am:
It amazes me how so many people just MUST HAVE expensive imported boots to spend a few days in the bush each year hunting or tramping.
We have a local manufacturer of boots who gives a 30 day comfort guarantee along with a 2 year manufacturer's guarantee and I never see anyone on this forum ever mention the brand. Do these expensive imported boots offer a 30 day comfort guarantee ?
I do more miles in the NZ bush than most folks and use John Bull boots. I do have other brands that I wear for specialist applications such as Red Setter boots made in the US from Gore-tex that I use when in long wet grass but by and large I live in my John Bull boots.
To treat my boots, every couple of weeks or when they get really wet from repeted river crossings or days of rain I apply Dubbin ($5.50 at pack-n-save) directly to the damp boot and warm them (do not dry your boots in front of the fire), as the boots dry they suck the dubbin into the leather.
Repeated wet / dry / wet /dry without any form of treatment and you end up with cracked boots.
I found your post quite interesting Werewolf, I have always used neatsfoot oil as a first aid on my saddles, boots and belts when they got too dry but have never treated a new unworn item like you suggest.


Mate, Its not that I must have expensive imported boots but I find them good for the open rocky tops. I spend about 200+ days a year hunting so good boots are a priority. Smiley
  
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Reply #16 - Jul 12th, 2011 at 7:42am
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Yes Ive heard the Farming excuse Hg. Meindl need to give Garmont a ring and find out how my last boots managed 10 years with the last 3 on the farm. The leather gave out in the end and I ll take the blame for that.
  
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Reply #17 - Jul 13th, 2011 at 5:36am
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Thanks guys for all your suggestions. I suppose I will get them resoled what choice do I have they are no good at the moment.
  
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Re: Meindl boots
Reply #18 - Jul 13th, 2011 at 8:54am
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Ask them if the new sole thats going on has been improved from the old ones and if not why not ? Its hard to believe they re getting away with this. Can a different sole be fitted ?
  
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Re: Meindl boots
Reply #19 - Jul 13th, 2011 at 9:27am
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hg wrote on Jul 11th, 2011 at 8:24pm:
Sometimes they ask if you have used them farming , coz they can blame the nitrate in the soil on soul deterioration


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Reply #20 - Jul 19th, 2011 at 4:24am
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Stumpd wrote on Jul 12th, 2011 at 2:28am:
Mate, Its not that I must have expensive imported boots but I find them good for the open rocky tops. I spend about 200+ days a year hunting so good boots are a priority. Smiley


Farkkk 200+ days a year! Either you do it as a living or you dont work atall  Grin
  
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Reply #21 - Jul 19th, 2011 at 6:42am
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Both Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin No I do it for a living
  
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Reply #22 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 6:36am
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Just had a pair of Meindls resoled. The foam layer between the sole and the upper had started turning to dust. Apparently it does that over time, especially if they sit around in-between trips and aren't used ever day, Mine were about ten years old and the leather was in good nick but the soles were worn. The foam going was the real problem.

Anyway Allan Perret shoe repairs in Ashburton did a nice job but at $200 you have to consider if its worth it. I was unsure if it would be worth it - I've heard some horror stories of bad repairs but this guy seems to know what he's doing and I can't fault the work. I'll see how they last. If you'll pardon the pun. Grin
  
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Re: Meindl boots
Reply #23 - yesterday at 8:12pm
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I've been using an NZ product, Bone Dry, on all my leather gear for a few years now.
Leather boots and motorcycle jackets mostly.
I got rained on heavily in a brand new Jacket (untreated) going round east cape and was wet through in less then 15mins. I treated the jacket once home and its waterproofness is fantastic.
Now treated the jacket is dry even in heavy rain, I dont stop to put a rain layer on unless it looks like a whole day of rain.
I think they supply the NZDF as well.
  
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Reply #24 - Today at 8:06am
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I'd remember everyone has a boss.....if you're not happy with what Stager is doing contact the head office in Europe and attach this thread.

Believe me , most companies want to protect their brand....especially at the "premier" end of the market. I got an almost immediate response from head office when I was getting the run around locally by the importer but with a different manufacturer. Id expect the same from them. I found the Head Office were very interested In how their brand is being managed and how customers are being treated down here.

The reality is they simply cant afford the bad press on product or customer service. At the premier end of the market youre right to expect premier products and premier customer service. If not, customers simply leave the brand due to real or perceived lack of value.....and that can become very hard to overcome.

Here's what I did in a similar situation......good luck.

http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaBB.cgi?num=1426028662

Here's an article that I was directed to by the outfit that helped me out.....well worth a read in relation to crumbling mid soles.

http://bergpost.hanwag.de/?p=468&lang=en

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