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Mike goes back to the boot room

Mike goes back to the boot room

Earlier this week Mike from Meindl UK spent some time on the shop floor at Taunton Leisure at their Taunton shop. Mike has over 20 years experience of footwear, but it has been 10 years since he last worked in a shops boot room.

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Footloose in the Stans

Footloose in the Stans

Plastic. You don’t really think about it much as it is everywhere: pinned to sage scrub on the Tibetan plateau, hanging tattered off fences on the Bolivian Altiplano, washing up in waves on the Oregon coastline. And closer to home it’s scattered in every layby the length and breadth of Britain.

You don’t notice it much, until you don’t see it.

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Ever wondered how  hard it is to work as a Nepali porter?

Ever wondered how hard it is to work as a Nepali porter?

In 2014, Kendal photographer Rob Fraser, spent three weeks in the Everest region working as a porter on the legendary trail to base camp. Rob will be sharing his amazing insight and experiences this Thursday at The Box Theatre, Kendal.

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Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival

Visiting the Keswick Mountain Festival this weekend…?

Don’t forget to pop-along to George Fisher’s impressive store in the centre of Keswick to check out Meindl’s impressive window display. On show from Meindl are the new X-SO 30 & X-SO 70 shoes and boots with the new Gore-Tex Surround technology.

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Toyota GB Lakeland 3,000ers in aid of Comic Relief 2015

Toyota GB Lakeland 3,000ers in aid of Comic Relief 2015

On the 28th February 2015, 8 brave souls from the directorship of Toyota GB,

set out to climb 4 of the Lakeland 3,000ers in two days in aid of Comic Relief.

This was a real challenge
as hardly any of these guys had stepped foot on a mountain before let alone in
winter which creates so many more obstacles than walking these mountains in the
summer.

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Cress’ footwear dilemma

Cress’ footwear dilemma

Recently I asked for another pair of Meindl boots. With two imminent trips to Nepal (both at low altitude) I knew exactly what I wanted. The latest top of the range Meindl Ladies boot? ……Nope, not for me. I requested exactly the same as I had before, for such terrain: Meindl Softline Lady Top.

Why so loyal, Cress?

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Blacks Staff gather in Lake District

Blacks Staff gather in Lake District

The annual Blacks managers’ conference recently took place on the majestic shores of Derwent Water in the beautiful Lake District.

This gathering of Blacks managers, buyers, merchandisers and key staff from all around the country was an ideal opportunity for presentations on business procedures, sharing ideas, team building and product training.

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These Boots Were Made For Walking

These Boots Were Made For Walking

Tanya Oliver is a freelance outdoor and travel writer. She writes for Lakeland Walker, The Great Outdoors, Cumbria Tourism, The Lingholm Estate, Home Away UK and various other magazines, websites and organisations. She has travelled to many parts of the world but mainly writes about the Lake DIstrict and Sussex - two places she is proud to call home. In addition to writing, she manages “Fix the Fells” - a conservation programme in the Lake District to repair and maintain the mountain paths. So we felt Tanya was the perfect person to put a pair of Meindl Kapstadt to a long term test. Read more to see how she got on with them . . . ..

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The Great Outdoors Winners

​Competition winners Will Clarke and Anna recently received their Meindl Vitalis Mid boots from the staff at The Great Outdoors in Dublin

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