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Taking you to and from the climbing wall in complete comfort.

The road less traveled (the kind you prefer) is rocky and rises and falls with twists and turns. Millet prepares you for it in the incredibly lightweight, precise Men's Trident Guide Approach Shoe. The rugged but stylishly modern split leather has a water-resistant coating, and is reinforced by a rubber toe cap and side rands; the carbon synthetic reinforcements on the upper add abrasion-resistance. Climbing-style extended lacing lets you dial in a precise fit so you're not slopping around in the shoe on uneven terrain.

The Trident's Heel Frame Trident heel stabilizes your foot and absorbs shock, and the heel counter provides support as you billy-goat up uneven trails. Impacts are further softened by the EVA midsole, and the dual-material insole that also features a Hygiene antibacterial treatment to keep the shoe fresh. The high-traction Vibram outsole has Climbing Zone grippers to keep you on your feet when the trail takes a steep and rocky turn. This shoe has an anatomic shape for comfort. And an unrestrained flex means you can move up the trails fast in this sensitive shoe.      

  • Split leather upper with WR (water-resistant) coating
  • Heel Frame Trident and Hygiene insole
  • Micro-EVA midsole
  • Rubber-reinforced toe
  • Heel stiffener
  • Vibram outsole with Climbing Zone
  • Approach fit
  • Fluid flex

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5 5

Great shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 9"
    Weight: 150 lbs
    Size Purchased: 8.5

Great, deep tread. Worn on a few light hikes so far. Comfortable and good quality.

5 5

Durable, comfy, sticky rubber.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 175 lbs
    Size Purchased: 11

I have used this shoe for approaching as well as big walls, and am a huge fan. The extra toe cap of rubber makes them great for aid climbing as the rubber won't peel back, and there are wide strips of rubber around the rand and heel for added burl. Solid, sticky vibram outsole with a bit denser rubber in the toe for scrambling. Great foot wrap throughout the shoe and I like the carbon heel for added stiffness and stability there. Overall, great shoe at a very reasonable price.

4 5

Comfort and Sturdiness!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I?ve been trying the Trident on long approaches in RMNP (off-trail, scree, boulder fields and talus of eroded granite), South Platte of Colorado (aggressive, high-friction coarse granite) and in Wadi Rum (sand dunes and high-friction sandstone).
I find the Trident VERY comfortable, sturdy, sticky and relatively light. The GTX is a great addition for wet grass and snow patches, but, as expected while used in shoes- doesn?t last long. The GTX membrane combined with the black color keep the shoe warm, but surprisingly breathable in warmer conditions (although expectedly too warm in hot summer conditions). One last thing- the thin rubber layer on both sides and edges of the shoes (on both shoes R and L), got peeled after only 5 month of (intensive) use. The outer and inner soles are still in great condition and it feels that the shoe is still in overall usable shape, but this peeling seems like a bit of an unacceptable wear and tear for such a sturdy shoe. I?d love to have better glue, double/ triple stitching and/or thicker rubber on the areas that are exposed to high abrasion!

1 5

Worst Alpine/Approach/Guide shoe ever!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used these shoes in Ak and BC guiding and got stuck with them. They suck hands down to any shoe I have ever worn. The heel cup sits way to low so you feel like they will drop off and do when pressing hard. The fit is blocky and shoes just leave you asking what were thinking with the design.

Now the worst part, they did not stick to anything and actually slipped on everything all the time. I don't want to blame the rubber because I have never had this issue with any shoe I have worn in my life. I never knew when they would slip out from under me which was very frustrating.

They did stay dry at least.

There are many shoes out there that perform and fit leaps and bounds better. I would not give these shoes to anyone. Keep looking IMHO.

5 5

Made for rugged trails

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

First impression? Burly! These approach shoes have a somewhat unique Vibram sole-pattern in that they have large, knobby and burly lugs that excel on snowy/muddy trails. And the soles also have a "climbing zone" near the toe, something other manufacturers have also used on their lightweight mountaineering boots. So these are basically an approach shoe with a LW mountaineering sole: sweet! I have the regular Tridents but a Gore-tex version of another color is also available. These approach shoes are made for the rough and rugged road traveled en route to the mountains or crag. They are well made and built to last.

My one complaint are the lace-hooks at the top of the shoe. While lace-hooks are great at securing a snug fit, these are quite low (ankle level) and I've found myself tripping over them every once in a while. When the lace is actually hooked, this doesn't seem to be a problem but when you're lazy (like me) and you don't use the hooks, watch out 'cause they want to grab onto each other, thready pants, etc. You think I'd learn my lesson. I think lace-hooks work better on actual boots when they're high on the cuff, not around the ankle. Just my .02.

Otherwise, I'm psyched. As a guide, I can rely on these to last a long time, provide solid traction in the Flatirons in Spring (when trails are ice/slushy/muddy) and still look sharp around town.

Made for rugged trails