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  • Oboz plants a tree for every pair of shoes sold, in partnership with Trees for the Future
  • Nubuck leather leather uppers combine with abrasion resistant textile to stand-up to regular use on rugged trails
  • Oboz BDry waterproof, breathable membranes keep water out so your feet stay dry and comfortable
  • Anatomic EVA footbeds and dual-density EVA midsoles provide cushioning over a long day of hiking
  • Nylon shanks offer torsional stability and protection underfoot, increasing surefootedness on varied terrain
  • Injection-molded heel counters lock feet in to deliver technical-yet-nimble performance
  • Aggressively lugged outsoles use a durable, sticky rubber for exceptional grip in all directions on both wet and dry surfaces

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Specs

Best Use Hiking
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Nubuck leather
Lining BDry waterproof/breathable membrane
Midsole Dual-density EVA
Support Nylon shank
Outsole Rubber
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 1 lb. 11.6 oz.
Gender Women's

Size chart

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never want to take them off I always walked in cross trainers or some type of tennis shoe. I found myself less stable, ankles twisting in and blistering more as I got older. I was tired of spending a lot of money of shoes that didn't work for me. I stopped in at REI and tried on a few pairs of low top hikers. And these won..hands down. Larger toe box and wider sturdy heel area make for great stability on all kinds of terrain. Since I bought these in late November, I have only worn other shoes like twice! These were gteat in the snow, mud and every day wear. Also never did my feet get wet. These shoes and a pair of smart wool socks is the key to happy walking and happy feet
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love these - great for narrow heels/ankles! I had a pair of high top hiking books that were giving me incessant blisters on the back of my heels and finally decided to try this low style instead. I love these hiking shoes! I have taken them on tons of treks ranging from 2-14 miles and never been blistered! I don't have particularly skinny feet, but my ankles are thin and I found these shoes fit really well because they have a nice deep heel socket. My ankles feel secured and supported but nothing rubs the wrong way. My foot can move around comfortably in the shoe. The soles are extremely sturdy and the whole shoe is really waterproof. Would recommend to anyone with skinny ankles and trouble with regular hiking boots!
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Shoe I've Been Waiting For I've never strayed outside of the Vasque and Merrell brands, which is why I've probably never written a shoe review before. With the Oboz Sawtooth it was love at first lace up. These shoes fit better than any low hiker I've ever owned. Maybe it's because they're slightly higher than other low-tops, maybe it's because the shank is sturdier than others, or that the tread grips better...or it's a combination of all three. Ever since I injured my Achilles hiking through sand, I've never been able to wear a traditional hiking boot. The Oboz Sawtooth handles the weight of a 30-pound pack without a problem. People, don't hesitate. Go get her. She's the shoe you've been waiting for!
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Support & Best for Comfort I was looking for a hiking shoe that was waterproof that would support my high arches for day hikes and backpacking. Prior to purchasing I was using trail runners and rolling my ankles and the high top hiking boots I own have been too warm for the summer hikes (and I don't like the way they look with capris). These shoes are the most comfortable shoes I own and offer the best support. I've crossed some small streams (not fully submerging them) and didn't feel any wetness. These have made my arches feel so much better than my other shoes that I've been wearing these around town even when I'm not hiking.
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oboz Sawtooth Low BDry Hiking Shoes Likes: Of the four different waterproof hiking shoes, I tried on, this one fit the best and gave excellent support. Fits true to size. Very well built and sturdy inside and out. Good support for arch and ankle. Great traction too. the tounge is stiched to shoe to keep water from seeping in. Dislikes: After I walked around the house for about an hour, I began to think that it was more hiking shoe than I needed. It was sturdy to the point of stiff. I will not be doing very hard hiking. I returned it for a less rugged shoe. For the hardy hiker, I would recommend this.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not my favorite Just like everyone else, I wanted to love these shoes. I read a lot of great reviews and heard a lot of people say how wonderful they were. They're really not that great. I hike about 50-60 miles per month and have experience in the 12000-footers out West and the 4000-footers on the East Coast. The grip is horrible on wet, rocky terrain (better out West). I don't trust them coming down. They hurt my toes. They're falling apart after only 100 miles. Ready to move on and find another shoe.
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these hiking shoes I was fitted for these shoes by Rachel at Denver REI and they are spot on comfortable. I love them. No break in period. They handle beautifully in the rain, mud and puddles. I don't even feel like taking them off when i get home. I've decided to wear these hiking shoes while doing el Camino de Santiago, walking 500 miles across northern Spain.
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for I was looking for a hiker that was cooler/lighter than my full hiking boot - but had more support than a trail runner. This is exactly what I had been looking for. I am a pronator so needed a solid heel. I am so very happy with this shoe!
Date published: 2014-08-22
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I am hiking the Camino soon. I purchased this shoe to use for the hike. I was told to buy one full size up from what I normally wear (9.5). So I recently purchased a 10.5. I have not used them yet.I'm worried that the 10.5 will be too lg...advice pls?

Asked by: Sadiegirl
I am not an expert, but am glad I did not size up with these.  The toe boxes on both pairs of my Oboz are roomy and after hiking a particularly rough and rocky part of the AT, I still had plenty of room, no toe discomfort, and no blisters.
Answered by: Amanita
Date published: 2017-04-08

I've worn Obox shoes before without problem. The Sawtooth seems cut higher at the opening and puts pressure on my outer anklebone. (I'm referring to the bump on either side of the ankle.) Has anyone else noticed this with this style?

Asked by: Camino de Santiago
We have not received consistent feedback regarding the issue you are having with these boots.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-15

I am having a hard time deciding between this waterproof version or the non-waterproof version of this exact shoe. Does anyone have any advice? Do they both fit and feel the same?

Asked by: hashtagsteffy
We recommend the waterproof version of the Sawtooth. You never know when you will need protection from the elements.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-01

I just purchase a pair of Oboz sawtooth. I am wearing them around the house and notice I can feel the ridges of the sole through the forefoot insole. I have not experienced this before. Is this pair defective?

Asked by: Carole
If you are feeling the ridges of the sole in both shoes, then there may be trouble with the size and fit. If it is simply one shoe, there may be another issue occurring. Please call REI at 1-800-426-4840 or bring the shoes into an REI store location to make a determination.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-24

How is this shoe fitting for subpronators?

Asked by: Ollie66
The Sawtooth Low BDry Hiking Shoes do have a supportive insole intended to increase foot stability. Unfortunately, we have not heard any feedback on how the shoe works for people who subpronate.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-09

Does this shoe have a spacious toe box?

Asked by: Dana Rose
Based on feedback, the Sawtooths will run true to width (medium).
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-02

How waterproof are these shoes?

Asked by: picky
The Sawtooth Low BDry Hiking Shoes are considered waterproof per manufactured specifications. There is no scale or rating system for the level of such waterproofness.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-01

Let's the women's Oboze bdry low hiker run small or large?  I vary between 9 and 9.5 should I go 9.5? How true to size?

Asked by: Calsue
The Sawtooth Low BDry Hiking Shoes fit true to size. If you are purchasing for hiking, we suggest ordering a 9.5 to give ample room between your toes and the end of the boot.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-09
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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.

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never want to take them off I always walked in cross trainers or some type of tennis shoe. I found myself less stable, ankles twisting in and blistering more as I got older. I was tired of spending a lot of money of shoes that didn't work for me. I stopped in at REI and tried on a few pairs of low top hikers. And these won..hands down. Larger toe box and wider sturdy heel area make for great stability on all kinds of terrain. Since I bought these in late November, I have only worn other shoes like twice! These were gteat in the snow, mud and every day wear. Also never did my feet get wet. These shoes and a pair of smart wool socks is the key to happy walking and happy feet
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love these - great for narrow heels/ankles! I had a pair of high top hiking books that were giving me incessant blisters on the back of my heels and finally decided to try this low style instead. I love these hiking shoes! I have taken them on tons of treks ranging from 2-14 miles and never been blistered! I don't have particularly skinny feet, but my ankles are thin and I found these shoes fit really well because they have a nice deep heel socket. My ankles feel secured and supported but nothing rubs the wrong way. My foot can move around comfortably in the shoe. The soles are extremely sturdy and the whole shoe is really waterproof. Would recommend to anyone with skinny ankles and trouble with regular hiking boots!
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Shoe I've Been Waiting For I've never strayed outside of the Vasque and Merrell brands, which is why I've probably never written a shoe review before. With the Oboz Sawtooth it was love at first lace up. These shoes fit better than any low hiker I've ever owned. Maybe it's because they're slightly higher than other low-tops, maybe it's because the shank is sturdier than others, or that the tread grips better...or it's a combination of all three. Ever since I injured my Achilles hiking through sand, I've never been able to wear a traditional hiking boot. The Oboz Sawtooth handles the weight of a 30-pound pack without a problem. People, don't hesitate. Go get her. She's the shoe you've been waiting for!
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Support & Best for Comfort I was looking for a hiking shoe that was waterproof that would support my high arches for day hikes and backpacking. Prior to purchasing I was using trail runners and rolling my ankles and the high top hiking boots I own have been too warm for the summer hikes (and I don't like the way they look with capris). These shoes are the most comfortable shoes I own and offer the best support. I've crossed some small streams (not fully submerging them) and didn't feel any wetness. These have made my arches feel so much better than my other shoes that I've been wearing these around town even when I'm not hiking.
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oboz Sawtooth Low BDry Hiking Shoes Likes: Of the four different waterproof hiking shoes, I tried on, this one fit the best and gave excellent support. Fits true to size. Very well built and sturdy inside and out. Good support for arch and ankle. Great traction too. the tounge is stiched to shoe to keep water from seeping in. Dislikes: After I walked around the house for about an hour, I began to think that it was more hiking shoe than I needed. It was sturdy to the point of stiff. I will not be doing very hard hiking. I returned it for a less rugged shoe. For the hardy hiker, I would recommend this.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not my favorite Just like everyone else, I wanted to love these shoes. I read a lot of great reviews and heard a lot of people say how wonderful they were. They're really not that great. I hike about 50-60 miles per month and have experience in the 12000-footers out West and the 4000-footers on the East Coast. The grip is horrible on wet, rocky terrain (better out West). I don't trust them coming down. They hurt my toes. They're falling apart after only 100 miles. Ready to move on and find another shoe.
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these hiking shoes I was fitted for these shoes by Rachel at Denver REI and they are spot on comfortable. I love them. No break in period. They handle beautifully in the rain, mud and puddles. I don't even feel like taking them off when i get home. I've decided to wear these hiking shoes while doing el Camino de Santiago, walking 500 miles across northern Spain.
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for I was looking for a hiker that was cooler/lighter than my full hiking boot - but had more support than a trail runner. This is exactly what I had been looking for. I am a pronator so needed a solid heel. I am so very happy with this shoe!
Date published: 2014-08-22
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Questions & Answers

I am hiking the Camino soon. I purchased this shoe to use for the hike. I was told to buy one full size up from what I normally wear (9.5). So I recently purchased a 10.5. I have not used them yet.I'm worried that the 10.5 will be too lg...advice pls?

Asked by: Sadiegirl
I am not an expert, but am glad I did not size up with these.  The toe boxes on both pairs of my Oboz are roomy and after hiking a particularly rough and rocky part of the AT, I still had plenty of room, no toe discomfort, and no blisters.
Answered by: Amanita
Date published: 2017-04-08

I've worn Obox shoes before without problem. The Sawtooth seems cut higher at the opening and puts pressure on my outer anklebone. (I'm referring to the bump on either side of the ankle.) Has anyone else noticed this with this style?

Asked by: Camino de Santiago
We have not received consistent feedback regarding the issue you are having with these boots.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-15

I am having a hard time deciding between this waterproof version or the non-waterproof version of this exact shoe. Does anyone have any advice? Do they both fit and feel the same?

Asked by: hashtagsteffy
We recommend the waterproof version of the Sawtooth. You never know when you will need protection from the elements.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-01

I just purchase a pair of Oboz sawtooth. I am wearing them around the house and notice I can feel the ridges of the sole through the forefoot insole. I have not experienced this before. Is this pair defective?

Asked by: Carole
If you are feeling the ridges of the sole in both shoes, then there may be trouble with the size and fit. If it is simply one shoe, there may be another issue occurring. Please call REI at 1-800-426-4840 or bring the shoes into an REI store location to make a determination.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-24

How is this shoe fitting for subpronators?

Asked by: Ollie66
The Sawtooth Low BDry Hiking Shoes do have a supportive insole intended to increase foot stability. Unfortunately, we have not heard any feedback on how the shoe works for people who subpronate.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-09

Does this shoe have a spacious toe box?

Asked by: Dana Rose
Based on feedback, the Sawtooths will run true to width (medium).
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-02

How waterproof are these shoes?

Asked by: picky
The Sawtooth Low BDry Hiking Shoes are considered waterproof per manufactured specifications. There is no scale or rating system for the level of such waterproofness.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-01

Let's the women's Oboze bdry low hiker run small or large?  I vary between 9 and 9.5 should I go 9.5? How true to size?

Asked by: Calsue
The Sawtooth Low BDry Hiking Shoes fit true to size. If you are purchasing for hiking, we suggest ordering a 9.5 to give ample room between your toes and the end of the boot.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-09
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