Trezeta has dipped in and out of the UK market, but they are now back with a great range of new boots that look set to take the country by storm. The Cuzco is a very well-designed performance-orientated boot that looks ideal for the hill-walker. It has a fabric and suede upper with a waterproof and breathable lining to keep feet dry. A unique feature of the upper is the ‘Natural Ventilation’ venting port system around the ankle cuff that allows air to flow from the boot, according to the manufacturers. More important to me is the very supportive upper that is coupled with a good stiff sole unit that has a great lug pattern for grip in the mud. There is good cushioning too and generally this all adds up to a great boot for hill-walking at a great price. But an all-leather boot may provide longer-term durability than the Trezeta Cuzco. Similarly, a boot with a rubber rand will provide more durability too. For more cash you can get a branded waterproof lining that may perform better. The boot is a little heavier than some options, and you can pay even less cash of course.
Upper 1.8mm-2mm suede leather, Cordura, waterproof lining
Sole Vibram Rubin 4mm lugs
Sizes 6-13 (men’s); 3-9 (women’s)
Weight 1664g (pair, size 11)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 100
The Trezeta Cuzco is an excellent price for a good-quality boot that is well-designed for general hill and mountain walking. It won ‘Best Value’ in our review.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine May 2010