Over recent years Trezeta has produced a great range of excellent-value boots, and the Top Evo follows this trend. The price is remarkably good considering what you are getting. This is a boot with a full leather upper, a waterproof lining and a full rubber rand. There’s also a natural ventilation system that allows air to escape through a grille in the ankle cuff. The upper is nice and supportive too, thanks in part to a slightly higher ankle cuff than some, making this ideal for really rough mountain scree as well as kicking the edges of the boot into snow in winter. Underfoot there is a good, aggressive Vibram sole unit with well-spaced lugs for keeping a grip on a variety of terrain. The fit of the boot is not as close as others though and it is heavy compared to similar boots, which all adds up to it feeling a little more ‘clumpy’ than a higher-priced equivalent. But the Trezeta Top Evo is a boot that’s built to last and so it offers excellent value as well as a performance level that is still probably more than enough for most walkers. It’s only available in a men’s version, though.
Upper materials full-grain leather
Waterproof lining Outdry
Sole unit Vibram
Women’s sizes none
Men’s sizes 3-13
Weight 2200g (pair, size 11)
The Trezeta Top Evo is a low-priced boot with a high-priced performance, but the fit, comfort and weight of higher-priced boots is even better.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine December 2011