There are two schools of thought when it comes to serious, high-performance snowboard gear. There's the back-to-basics minimalist movement, and the high-tech, load-it-with-performance-features movement. The Ride Trident Boa Snowboard Boot is the boot for the tech crowd. The Trident is extremely stiff, but it's a true featherweight. It's also loaded to the gills with features to give it the kind of custom fit that used to require a fitting professional, a couple hours of your time, and an impressive wad of cash. If you're looking for an ultra-stiff performance boot with a one-off custom feel, you've found it.
The first thing that you'll notice about the Trident is its Boa Focus lacing system. You know how effective Boa is, and you know that it's pretty much changed the way we view boot fitting. Well, Focus takes it to the next level. Using internal cable reels, Focus allows you to achieve a precise fit in two zones—upper and lower—for a custom fit every time you wear the boot. The Trident also adds Tongue Tied, which uses a Boa reel to lock the tongue in place, secure the ankle, and provide unheard-of heel hold for better edge control and an end to heel blisters.The Trident also gets the Intuition Dream liner, a multi-density, thermomoldable, antimicrobial liner surrounded with a skeletal structure and an Impacto insole with a TPU heel cradle for additional support. The Blown Light Apex Sole is made with lightweight Phylon and comes equipped with a gel pod to absorb impacts. Other features include a micro-articulating cuff, a 3D-formed tongue, Direct-Inject binding rub protection at the heel, and a high-abrasion textile shell.
- Boa Focus lacing with Tongue Tied closure
- Stiff flex (9 out of 10 on Ride's scale)
- High-abrasion textile shell
- Intuition thermomoldable Dream Liner with Aegis antimicrobial treatment
- Gel Pod impact Heel
- Impacto insole with TPU cradle heel
- Blown Light Apex Phylon sole with rubber pods
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Tongue tied is awesome!
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
The tongue tied system is good enough that it feels like you could ride this boot almost without tightening the rest of the BOA system
Comfy liner, super quick in and out 3 boa system.
Not as stiff as some other mid flex boots.
Ended up going with Van's Infuse
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Just got the Trident. Haven't had a chance to wear on the slopes but first impressions are great. I has also ordered the Vans Aura boots and tried them on one on each foot. It is night and day. I definitely recommend you spend the extra $150 for the Trident. It fit my foot like a glove right our of the box with no pressure points where as the Vans Aura had all kinds of pressure points and just felt off. Both boots run small. I am a size 11 in shoes but 11.5 in the Trident and Aura. Big toe lightly touches the toe cap but I have room to wiggle my toes. In the size 11 my toes were bent and couldn't wiggle at all. This was with a thin smart wool sock and no sock liner.
I will update review after I has a chance to ride in this boots.
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I am in love!
I seriously think these are more comfortable than my hiking boots!
Triple BOA ensures that your feet stay locked in place without any pressure points. Top of the line everything makes these the lightest boots you can find (I think). Also, heat moldable so be sure to order as small a size as you can fit. I am a 10.5 in some shoes and 11 in others and I went with 10.5 for these.
I have not used them yet but they feel great on my feet and now I am super amped for the snow!