Tiso Granite

A lightweight 3-season boot weighing 1608g (pair, size 11). Leather upper and waterproof lining. Available in men’s up to size 50. Soft padded ankle cuff but solid toe box – ideal for rocky ground. Very supportive heel cup; extremely aggressive Vibram sole; excellent stiffness for rocky ground; great price. However, minimal cushioning underfoot makes this a firm ride on hard or rocky ground, so best restricted to moorland, grass and mud.

Verdict: A lack of cushioning lets down an otherwise good boot, so best kept to hills and moors.


First published in Trail magazine, April 2008