Trezeta Juliette Mid WS (2012)

These are the lightest boots in the test at only 470g per foot. The fit is snug for the size – it will especially suit women with narrow feet – and the lacing system easily spreads tension across the foot. The ankle cuff is fairly low, so doesn’t offer much support, and it’s also cut at an odd angle that feels a bit strange and uncomfortable. Trezeta’s Natural Ventilation System works fairly well, allowing your feet a degree of breathability. The tongue is well-sealed to stop water leaking in, and the fabric and leather uppers are waterproof enough. There’s no rand so the toes scuff easily, but the reinforced toe box will prevent any real damage. They’ve got a lightweight Vibram sole, with an aggressive tread pattern that grips superbly on rock and hard ground. It works well, providing decent shock absorption and a nice compromise between stiffness and flexibility that feels good on most types of low to mid-level terrain.

Sizes: 3-8½

Upper: Nubuck leather

Lining: Waterstopper 

Sole: Vibram ChesireCat

Weight: 940g

Men’s version: No

Contact: 01768 372473; www.trezeta.com

*Published in Country Walking magazine, April 2012