Berghaus Prognosis GTX (2014)

The Berghaus Prognosis GTX weighs just 876g (pair, size 11), making it ideal for fast and light outdoor action or anyone simply wanting to save weight. The upper is made from mesh with a Gore-Tex waterproof lining and there are overlays of material to increase its durability. But it is still probably not going to be able to withstand the abuse that heavier shoes can tolerate. There is good stiffness in the heel cup to support the foot on uneven ground, but the toe area is slightly less well-protected than others, although it does have some stiffness and a rand to improve performance on rockier ground. The Vibram sole unit has a fairly shallow series of lugs and a small heel breast, but on muddy grass slopes this isn’t the best sole I’ve used in ascent or descent, although it’s fine on level ground. There is some stiffness in the sole to take the discomfort out of rockier ground, but some other shoes are better on rock. The sole flexes nicely for moving fast, though, which when combined with the low weight makes this well-suited to fast activity. So while the Berghaus Prognosis GTX is great in terms of weight its best performance is limited to easier terrain. But it would be a useful all-rounder for biking, walking and moving fast as long as you stick to paths and tracks.


Upper material synthetic

Waterproof lining Gore-Tex

Sole unit Vibram XS Trek

Men’s sizes 7-11

Women’s sizes 4-8

Weight 876g (pair, size 11)



The Berghaus Prognosis GTX is a very well-priced light-weight shoe, ideal for fast and light activity on easier terrain, but others are better on rough ground.

Review by Graham Thompson

Published in Trail magazine May 2014