The Meindl Philadelphia GTX walking shoes are an incredibly protective shoe designed for low level trail and urban walking. Made from the highest quality Nubuck leather, this shoe is durable and supple with an element of class. The addition of a GORE-TEX lining makes it breathable and waterproof, ensuring its suitability for all weather conditions. As part of Meindl’s Comfort-Fit range, the Philadelphia GTX has a wider front allowing more space for movement whilst maintaining a firmer grip on the heel. The shoe comes equipped with an Air-Active Wellness Sport footbed, providing a superbly comfy, cushioned insole simultaneously enabling the circulation of fresh air. The Philadelphia GTX is kitted with a Comfort-Fit sole, the Meindl Comfort Sport. This provides an excellent grip on a variety of terrain and a soft underfoot giving you an enjoyable walking experience. This shoe is recommended for long hikes to everyday wear.
We know our customers like to know exactly what they're buying; we're not going to sugar coat it, but we are going to explain it. We've divided up all of the sustainable features we've identified across our product ranges and grouped them into three so you know how your purchase is making an impact: Think Nature, Think Welfare, Think People.
The Meindl Men's Philadelphia GTX has the following sustainability attributes...
Leather production has a significant impact on the planet, using excessive amounts of water and polluting it with harmful chemicals. Certain organisations and producers are making efforts to reduce the environmental impact of leather production on the planet, such as non-profits like the Leather Working Group, who have been auditing the leather manufacturing process from tanneries to retailers since 2005, and Perwanger, a quality leather producer prioritizing the environment
Products using natural fibres can range from cotton to wool to hemp and silk - but by being naturally made, they will also naturally biodegrade at their end of lifecycle. Even if you have a natural fibre product, it can probably still be recycled or repurposed before being disposed of. However, if it truly has reached the end of its use, natural fibres need air to biodegrade so please don't dispose of them in landfill.
This brand manufactures over 80% of its products in the country of its headquarters, which has many benefits both for the environment and for workers. Local production means less CO2 emissions, more control over working conditions, and helps to boost the local economy.