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  • Oboz plants a tree for every pair of shoes sold, in partnership with Trees for the Future
  • Nubuck leather uppers feature abrasion-resistant nylon mesh panels for just the right combination of protection and breathability
  • Nylon mesh linings wick moisture, dry quickly and further enhance breathability
  • Anatomic EVA footbeds and dual-density EVA midsoles provide cushioning over long trail runs or short sprints through fields
  • Nylon shanks offer torsional stability and protection underfoot, increasing surefootedness on varied terrain and reducing rock bruising
  • Aggressively lugged outsoles utilize a durable, sticky rubber for exceptional grip in all directions on both wet and dry surfaces


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Best Use Hiking
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Upper Nubuck leather/nylon mesh
Lining Nylon mesh
Midsole Dual-density EVA
Support Nylon shank
Outsole Rubber
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 2 pounds
Gender Men's

Size chart

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent right out of the box I bought these the day before going to Peru for two weeks. They required absolutely minimal break-in time with socks of average thickness, plus orange Superfeet. Spent four days on the Inca Trail - approximately 26 miles of rough, variable terrain - with a 30-40 lb. pack and the shoes were amazing. No blisters, no hot spots with medium-thick hiking socks. Soaked them in a downpour on the second day, but no noticeable loss of traction or comfort. They dried quickly the next day - I wore plastic bags on my feet and they were still not overheated by the end of 10+ hours on the trail. Would buy again and recommend without reservation.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not good. I got mine about a month ago. They were comfortable enough. But everything else about these shoes is cheap, cheap, cheap. After just 10 short hikes in the Franklin Mountains I laid them to rest. The rubber on the soles is coming loose and falling off. The rubber on the toe box area is a joke and is coming unglued. I would never have bought these shoes if I knew they'd only last a month. I put a picture of one of the soles and looking down from the top - as they look today. Stay away from these shoes, folks. You can probably find a better shoe for half the price. I am very disappointed
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible grip What I love best about these shoes is the comfort and the incredible grip of the tread on virtually any surface. My confidence level on steep rocky surfaces and even wet rock has increased dramatically because of these shoes. Was concerned about the very high arch support at first but this has translated into long-lasting comfort over miles and miles of trekking. The mostly-leather exterior holds up well against scuffs and sharp rocks, and keeps my foot dry in shallow water despite being very breathable. I run an adventure program in Bolivia so heat, sharp rocks, and constant use are issues for any product I buy; these have withstood the test!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfy, but not lasting I found these shoes comfortable enough - although I did get some minor blistering as I adjusted to them, which I don't usually experience. They functioned quite well - I used them for several weeks of hiking, including some extremely rugged desert terrain. In that sense they were up to the job. However, it was not very long at all before the rubber on the bottom of the sides began to peel away from the main shoe. This is the kind of thing I'd expect to happen to a good shoe after at least a year of use - not in the first couple weeks.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent fit, but sole material could.. I was looking to replace my Lowa Tempest Lo hikers after many years of solid service. The guy who helped me at REI was very friendly and knowledgeable. He suggested I try the Oboz Sawtooth and comparable models from Vasque and Patagonia. The Vasque model was too narrow in the toe box for me, the Patagonia model was too cushy, very little support. The Oboz had the right fit and plenty of support. After going on a grueling desert hike in SoCal I can say that I made the right choice. But they are not perfect, I was a bit disapointed with the grip of the sole on the Oboz, I didn't feel like I could completely trust them on some slick boulders, so I had to be a bit more conservative in that sense. But overall I'm very satisfied with this purchase.
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Experience I purchased these shoes in preparation for a 75+ mile backpacking trip on the Appalachian trail in the North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia area. The length of miles hiked each day ranged from ~10 miles to almost 20 miles. The trail provided plenty of opportunity to hike on rocks and roots along the way in addition to the occasional smooth path. Previously, I had gone through 3 Mid hiking boots from 3 different manufacturers hiking on both the AT and the Florida trail but unfortunately experienced blisters with each one of the boots on each outing. After completing this 75+ mile backpacking trip with the Oboz (low) Sawtooth, I had no blisters or bruised toes/feet. These shoes worked great for me and I am very pleased with them!
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply awesome! I've had these for a couple weeks now and they are GREAT. Seem to be very durable and they have very good traction. They also have the most arch support I've ever felt in a shoe. Shoes are all about finding the right fit for YOUR foot, so while no shoe will work perfectly for EVERYONE, my foot is a rather tough one to find a good fit for. I have relatively long, VERY narrow feet, with a fairly high arch. I could see these shoes being really good for a wide range of foot width, but if you have a very low arch, these may not be comfortable for you. For me though, they are epic. Definitely worth a look! They breathe quite well too, so they make a great all around shoe that are just as at home as a daily "wearer" as they are on a 14er.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice shoes period! A very nice pair of shoes.These and a pair of five tens I had a few years ago rate almost equally across the board,with the one exception being in the shock absorption area.Oboz hit the nail on the head in that respect and when you are getting older and arthritis creeps into your feet,that is something I really want to have.//And with respect to the aforementioned smelly shoe syndrome of the other fellow-I haven't experienced it,but I also didn't walk in them for multiple days straight in wet and soggy conditions.In my experience,that would make anything stink and I don't think it is fair to blame a shoe where a little antibacterial soap and a bath would rectify the malodorous feet syndrome.Give these shoes a try,I don't believe you will be disappointed
Date published: 2009-11-09
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When choosing the size should I go with actual size or 1/2 size larger?

Asked by: jlstruhs
​We recommend ordering a half a size up from your normal shoe size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-09
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Early morning hikers enjoy a river view in winter

Oboz shoes and boots are good for the heart and sole

Bozeman-based Oboz plants a tree for every pair it sells, runs its Montana office on windpower, and donates shoes to those in need. Oh, and they biomechanically engineer their footwear to be incredibly comfortable, too.