Trezeta Juliette 2011

I’m just going to say it straight off: a boot called Juliette?! I mean, would you call a man’s boot Romeo (there isn’t a men’s version called this just in case you wondered)? Ultra-feminine names aside, the Trezeta Juliette is a good lightweight boot, the lightest in this test and it still manages to pack in a set of aggressive lugs (I use the term ‘aggressive’ hesitantly as some are heart-shaped – seriously, guys?) that are widely spaced and a decent heel breast for increased grip. The sole strikes a balance between flexibility and rigidity, has a adequate amount of cushioning and offers some protection from the reinforced toe box. It was narrowly pipped to the post by Brasher – despite the ridiculous name – but the ankle cuff is cut at an odd angle that sits strangely, making it a tad uncomfy. Natural ventilation and a waterproof liner keeps the Trezeta Juliette breathable and the upper is made from leather, which should be durable, but the amount of stitching and other fabric that has been incorporated into it may affect its long-term durability and value for money.

Weight 930g (pair, size 6)
Upper materials nubuck leather
Waterproof lining Waterstopper membrane
Sole unit Vibram CheshireCat
Women’s sizes 3-8.5
Men’s sizes none
Website www.trezeta.com

 

If you can overlook the silly name and heart-shaped lugs the Trezeta Juliette is a good lightweight option, though the strange cut of the ankle cuff may not be for everyone.

Review by Phoebe Smith
First published in Trail magazine December 2011