- PRICE: £260 / €280 / $270
- SIZES: UK 6-13
- FLEX: 6/10
- LACING SYSTEM: Dual Boa
Riders of a certain age, we warn you, this won’t be an easy read. In fact, you might be about to drop your first ever “You noobs don’t know how lucky you’ve got it, back in my day…” as you’re transported back to a time when cramming your toes into prehistoric lumps with the aid of a fistful of paracetamol was a rite of passage. As first-boots-out-of-rentals go, Nidecker’s tech-heavy, easy-on-the-feet and frankly envy-inducing Triton is an option that fun-seeking improvers might just find impossible to look past.
“The Swiss masters reckon their Triton is the best fitting, best value boot you could hope to strap to a board”
In what might just be the best-value double Boa system you could step onto the snow with, Nidecker’s Triton addresses the fact that starting out in snowboarding can be as painful on your bank balance as on your backside. Throw 260 coconuts their way, and in return you’ll get the Mid Power Dual Zone Boa configuration – the very same found in Nidecker’s super-luxe Helios model – that, when working in harmony with the ergonomic design, gives a level of insanely precise and customisable comfort that the righteous old guard could only dream of back in their formative years.
And for those of you clenching your fists at the thought of young start-outs cruising without clenching their teeth, we’re afraid it doesn’t get any easier from here on in. Not only does the Triton look the pro part with a sporty, high-end and futuristically asymmetrical design that comes in blue, black and green, and an integrated N-Gel pad cushioning in the heel that helps take the shock out of landings, but Nidecker’s Bronze-Level Thermo Heat Moldable Liner ensures a bespoke fit to turn the dials up on the comfort and support even more. The Swiss masters reckon their Triton is the best fitting, best value boot you could hope to strap to a board. And from what we’ve seen, we’re not in any position to argue.