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Millet - Super Trident GTX - Approach shoes tested

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Bruce

27.12.2017

These are great in all regards!

I had done a bit of break-in traveling to and from the office, but they were still pretty stiff. Took them on an Alaskan trip on terrain varying from paved streets to dirt trails to rock climbing (nothing real serious) to sand beach. They performed perfectly in all situations. Never got hot, cold or wet, a lot of support - only possible complaint is that they are still a bit stiff after all of that; however, that is a good indicator of long-term durability, in my mind.

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Robust
Durable
Price/performance
Good grip
Comfortable
Waterproof
Finish
Stabilizes the foot
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Joe z

04.09.2017

Poor design leads to early seam failure

I bought these boots in October 2016. They took several hikes to break in but eventually were comfortable. I used them on an approach climbing in Colorado. After two climbs I noticed the seams on the sides opening up. After looking closer I could see that the stitching was a braided which lead to the seams popping open. The reason for this is because this boot has a very narrow sole. I have a narrow foot but the sole is so narrow that the upper is very exposed to abrasion of the stitching. The approaches in Colorado were on trails through skree. These boots were not abused but used as intended by the manufacturer. Millet will not honor their two year warranty because I didn't save the receipt, even though I registered them online at the time of purchase. I'm hoping my local shoe repair guy will be able to fix them. I would also caution anyone from buying boots or shoes in this line due to the narrow sole. I have to admit, it's a good looking boot but technically disappointing.

Advantages
Not durable
Disadvantages
Early seam failure
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These are great in all regards!

I had done a bit of break-in traveling to and from the office, but they were still pretty stiff. Took them on an Alaskan trip on terrain varying from paved streets to dirt trails to rock climbing (nothing real serious) to sand beach. They performed perfectly in all situations. Never got hot, cold or wet, a lot of support - only possible complaint is that they are still a bit stiff after all of that; however, that is a good indicator of long-term durability, in my mind.

  • Advantages
    Robust
    Durable
    Price/performance
    Good grip
    Comfortable
    Waterproof
    Finish
    Stabilizes the foot
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Poor design leads to early seam failure

I bought these boots in October 2016. They took several hikes to break in but eventually were comfortable. I used them on an approach climbing in Colorado. After two climbs I noticed the seams on the sides opening up. After looking closer I could see that the stitching was a braided which lead to the seams popping open. The reason for this is because this boot has a very narrow sole. I have a narrow foot but the sole is so narrow that the upper is very exposed to abrasion of the stitching. The approaches in Colorado were on trails through skree. These boots were not abused but used as intended by the manufacturer. Millet will not honor their two year warranty because I didn't save the receipt, even though I registered them online at the time of purchase. I'm hoping my local shoe repair guy will be able to fix them. I would also caution anyone from buying boots or shoes in this line due to the narrow sole. I have to admit, it's a good looking boot but technically disappointing.

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  • This is where the boot will fail.

  • Both left and right boot showed seam failure in the same place

  • Advantages
    Not durable
  • Disadvantages
    Early seam failure
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Adam | Denbigh
11.04.2018 09:40

Very important to know - thanks

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  • Advantages
    Stabilizes the foot
    Good grip
    Price/performance
    Finish
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  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Stabilizes the foot
    Robust
    Price/performance
    Finish
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