Trezeta Top Evo (2012)

Trezeta’s Top Evo is very well-priced for a 3-4 season boot, but it also provides a great set of features to ensure it can deliver the performance needed on mountain terrain all year round. So you get a full leather upper with a waterproof lining, and this is protected by a rubber rand that extends all the way around the boot for maximum durability on rock and scree. For added comfort when your feet start to overheat you get Trezeta’s natural ventilation system, which allows air to escape through a grille in the ankle cuff. The Trezeta Top Evo’s ankle cuff is higher than some boots’ and as the upper is quite stiff this combination is very protective and supportive of the foot, which is ideal for rockier ground, scree and for kicking the edges of the boot into snow. The outsole is very aggressive with well-spaced 6mm deep lugs to keep a grip on a variety of terrain including snow. This boot does not have the close and precise fit of some higher-priced options and it is a little heavier than some too, which makes it feel a little ‘clumpy’. It’s also only available in a men’s version.

Upper materials nubuck leather
Waterproof lining Outdry
Sole unit Vibram Tsavo
Women’s sizes none
Men’s sizes 3-13
Weight 2164g (size 11)


The verdict
The Trezeta Top Evo is a well-priced men’s boot that offers good general performance in a variety of conditions, but if you pay more there are benefits to be had in terms of weight, comfort and performance. It won our ‘Best Value’ award.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine December 2012