Zamberlan Koala GT

Typically of Zamberlan the Koala GT is a very robust children’s boot that is built to tackle tougher terrain than most. The upper offers good support and protection with a good stiff toe box and heel cup. Underfoot too there is good stiffness to take the strain out of rocky terrain. A waterproof lining is also included. But the outsole is not quite as aggressive as it could be for the worst of terrain. Other options are lower in price and lighter too, while some reflective trim would be useful at night  and simpler upper constructions may be more durable.


Upper Hydrobloc split leather/Cordura, Gore-Tex waterproof lining
Sole Vibram Paw Kid
Sizes 25-41
Weight 880g (pair, size 35)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 50+

Verdict: The Zamberlan Koala GT is a great children’s boot,  ideal for hill-walking, but a deep lug pattern would make it even better.#


Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine May 2009