An Alpine style with a branded Vibram outsole and waterproof construction make the Trezeta Idaho Kid children’s boot look appealing. The lacing extends closer to the toes than others for a more precise fit, while the toe box and heel cup are reasonably supportive and offer protection for rocky ground. But the very shallow lug pattern on the sole limits grip and does not allow much wear to take place. More stiffness in the sole would be good too for rockier terrain. Some uppers may be more durable in the long term too.
Upper suede and synthetic with Trezeta Waterstopper waterproof lining
Weight 860g (pair, size 34)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 12
Verdict: The Trezeta Idaho Kid is a good, stylish children’s boot for paths and hills. But a stiffer, more aggressive sole is better for rock or mud.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine May 2009