From my experience you either fit one or the other. Meindl runs wide, Kenetrek runs narrow.
This seems to hold pretty true...and for me the Meindl's fit perfectly.
I can get 2 good years of hunting and work out of a pair of Meindl's, can use them another year for easier stuff like antelope hunting and work in the foothills.
Only you could wear out a pair of high quality boots in 2 yrs.
Not really, most all the people I work with experience the same thing...max of 2-3 years with the higher quality boots.
We spend 140-160+ days a year in the field. Many of us spend another 30-40+ days a year hunting, backpacking, etc. I don't care how good a boot is, wearing them that much beats then down in a couple years.
Really not much of a debate. When it comes to high quality boots, find what boot platform best fits your foot configuration and go from there. Fit and sizing for your unique foot features are the most important aspects when selecting among the top-end boots."