The Berghaus Prognosis GTX is updated for 2013 to make it more suitable for a wider range of activities. It weighs just 920g (pair, size 11), so it’s ideal for ‘fast and light’ activity as well as general travel. The upper is mostly mesh with some reinforcement at the toe and heel but there’s not much compared to more robust rock-orientated footwear, so this would be best kept away from the most challenging terrain. There is a Gore-Tex lining, though, which is impressive at this price, and it means you can keep your feet dry while benefiting from the lightweight mesh. Underfoot there is a Vibram sole with fairly shallow lugs on the forefoot, but you do get some slight improvement at the heel breast, although overall this isn’t the best unit for softer ground in ascent or descent. The sole has some stiffness for rockier ground, but again it’s not as stiff as more dedicated approach shoes. However there is good cushioning and the sole flexes nicely for moving fast, so when used on paths and tracks on the hills, moors and valleys the Berghaus Prognosis GTX is a great shoe, making it a good all-rounder – particularly for fast and light action.
Upper material synthetic
Sole unit Vibram XS Trek
Men’s sizes 7-11
Women’s sizes 4-8
Weight 920g (pair, size 11)
The Berghaus Prognosis GTX is a well-priced Gore-Tex shoe that is very lightweight and ideal for general outdoor activity, but others are better for scrambling and more challenging terrain.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine May 2013