Trezeta Helvellyn

Named after England’s third highest mountain, and they’re probably ideally suited to climbing its well-trodden rocky paths. The minimally stitched full-grain leather upper reduces the chances of them springing a leak. One notable exception to that is on the tongue bellows, where fabric has been used, probably to keep the price down. The use of speedlace hooks makes it much easier to slip them on and get a precise fit. Grip-wise, they are fine, and although they sit quite low down, without too much of a heel, the tread pattern does generate plenty of friction when descending. The low-lying design does allow for good ground feedback too.

VITAL STATS

Sizes: 3-13
Upper: 1.8mm full-grain leather
Membrane: Waterstopper
Sole: Vibram Ananasi
Weight: 1,424g
Women’s version: Unisex
Contact: 017683 72473; www.trezeta.co.uk
*Review from Country Walking magazine, October 2011