The Tethera is a traditional hillwalking boot, with a fairly high cuff and excellent amounts of padding on the ankle. Support is decent with a stiff sole unit, and a classic looking tread pattern with well-spaced lugs. There is a bit of a rubber rand around the whole boot with some extra protection across the front of the toe, although they did get a little scuffed. These were the only boots on test to have true locking loops on the heel lace, which really helps to keep your heel in place at the back of the boot.
Upper: Full-grain leather
Weight (tested pair): 1,596g
Women’s available: Yes
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