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Millet Trident Guide Approach Shoe - Men's

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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.      

    • Backcountry Exclusive
    • 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
    • Item #MIL0483

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    split leather, DWR coating, [reinforcements] carbon synthetic leather
    standard lacing
    Heel Frame Trident, Hygiene
    Vibram with Climbing Zone
    Claimed Weight
    [single] 15 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

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    Go-to Shoe for Scrambling or Everyday

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    The Millet Trident Guide is a comfortable and sturdy approach shoe with solid ankle support, rugged Vibram tread, and flexible toebox with just enough rubber to perform well on fourth class or low fifth class scrambles. My Trident Guides have held up well in daily training and weekend Colorado adventures preparing for Rainier, and they've become my go-to everyday shoe.

    I've taken my Trident Guides scrambling on fourth class talus, scree fields, cutting steps on snow fields, and easy bouldering along the front range of Colorado and in Rocky Mountain National Park. These shoes have always proven comfortable on long approaches and are a solid performer on sketchy rock. But I wouldn't free solo a Flatiron in these. I wouldn't free solo anything, but if that's your gig then you'll likely want a shoe with more rubber on the toe and outside edge and more flexibility in the heel. If you’re looking for a comfortable approach shoe with enough support to climb easy 14ers in summer, scramble in, work out in, and wear everyday, the Millet Trident Guide is a good choice.

    Approach shoes run the gamut from beefy climbing shoes with tread to light low-profile hiking boots with extra rubber, and the Trident Guide is definitely the latter. The Trident Guide is the lightweight cousin of Millet's Super Trident GTX mid-cut boot, so it feels and fits like an ultralight hiker more than a true approach shoe. I was looking for a replacement for my worn out low-profile Patagonia approach shoes with more comfort and support, and these fit the bill perfectly, albeit a bit heavier and a little less sticky rubber.

    Pros: The Trident Guide has great ankle and heel support for an approach shoe. Sturdy. Comfortable on long approaches. Good fit for an average foot. Rugged Vibram tread. Versatile, good go-to shoe for summer adventures. Comfortable everyday shoe.

    Cons: There's room for improvement in the toebox for climbing. The 'climbing zone' on the toe is pretty thin, as is the outside edging rubber. If you use your approach shoes primarily to climb or scramble difficult fourth class you will want more stick on the outside edge and toe. Climbers may also want more flexibility in the heel.

    Go-to Shoe for Scrambling or Everyday

    Great shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    Very similar to my old EKUs which I loved and completely destroyed after many adventures. The Vibram soles and toe rand are great - you can climb tons of easy routes in these things without bothering to strap on climbing shoes. They are super comfy as well. The only downside is that they are heavy, but that's because of the beefy Vibram sole that lasts and lasts. Next time I do a long route on Potrero Chico I'll take lighter approach/descent shoes, but for short to mid-length climbs these are the first choice.

    Durable, comfy, sticky rubber.

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

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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