New for this spring, the Borneo is a tough little cookie, although it pays for this by being heavy. The fit is fairly neutral but it grips the foot well enough and also laces up pretty securely. The suede/mesh upper takes the knocks without any problem and the WS WaterStopper liner certainly kept the water out during our test. It has a pretty stiff midsole, perfect for rougher going or long days; and a pretty tough heel counter and toe box – a definite bonus in the mountains. The outsole gripped extremely well on rock and drier trails, without slacking too much on mud and soft ground; and there’s plenty of shock absorption too.
Upper: Suede/polyester/WS WaterStopper membrane
Sole: Vibram Weight: 950g
Women’s version: Yes (Amelie)
Contact: 01768 372473; www.trezeta.com
Review from Country Walking magazine, June 2012