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  • Oboz plants a tree for every pair of shoes sold, in partnership with Trees for the Future
  • Waterproof nubuck leather and mesh uppers keep feet dry in wet, muddy conditions; nylon mesh linings enhance breathability
  • EVA midsoles and polyurethane shanks provide cushioning and support underfoot
  • Molded heel counters and toe caps deliver extra protection on uneven terrain
  • Grippy rubber outsoles provide reliable traction


View all Oboz Men's Hiking Shoes

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Best Use Hiking
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Waterproof nubuck leather/mesh
Lining Nylon mesh
Midsole Dual-density EVA
Support Nylon shank
Outsole Carbon rubber
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 2 lbs. 1.8 oz.
Gender Men's

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Toebox not wide. I bought these largely based on other customers' reviews. I have wide feet and these sounded like they would be good. The toe box is not wide, though the shoe is wide further back, around the ball of the foot. After wearing them a few times in the last few days I have decided to return them as they are cramping my toes too much. I also thought they had no cushioning at all. They were like stiff boards, which might work well with a heavy load, though even they I'd like to have some cushion. The only cushion was in the insoles that came with the shoe, and the cushions were very thin. Also, the insoles were not wide at all, in fact, they were way narrow.
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A dependable hiking shoe These Tamarack hiking shoes are what I wear when hiking the Wasatch mountain trails and they are perfect for me. I have hiked about fifty miles over rocks, loose granite, dirt, stream beds, wet marsh and snow with these boots and they have never failed. I have complete confidence in my footing when I wear these hiking shoes and will next buy the Oboz Bridger hiking boot for those few times when I need an over the ankle boot. If you hike on varied terrain these hiking shoes should work for you too. Their styling is not bad either but I would buy a lower price shoe if hiking is the secondary reason for purchasing hiking shoes.
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looking for waterproof shoe? The Oboz is a great replacement for my 7 year old Solomon hikers. Very comfortable and I have to wear custom insoles which doesn't impact the fit or comfort of this shoe. Shoe feels heavy in the box but light on your feet. Purchased this pair as an everyday getting around town in the in winter shoe. Only complaint is the rugged sole tends to slip a lot on city sidewalk when its raining so be careful. Overall high quality shoe that fits the bill for getting around in the Seattle winters.
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Feet I had been diagnosed with arthritis in my feet and surgery was recommended. I chose to try better shoes first. I went to REI and explained my problem and was immediately directed to these shoes. They took careful measurements to make sure that I got the right length and width. These shoes provided immediate relief and after about a month my pain was completely eliminated. I now wear these whenever I can. They are extremely comfortable. They may not work this way for everyone, but they were perfect for me.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth an online order I've had these for about a month and wore them everyday the weather forecast called for rain. It's a good thing I'm not superstitious because, until today, everyday I wore them went without rain or else I managed to avoid being in the actual rain. The downpour today gave me a good test over 1 1/2 miles over a variety of surfaces here in DC. We have asphalt, concrete, bricks, all manner of composites, and different kinds of stone--I never really noticed until I decided I'd try different surfaces and test out the stability of the shoes (other Oboz reviews have complained about a lack of grip with shoes that have other tread/sole designs). The long wait for rain gave me an opportunity to break-in the shoes and evaluate the fit. These are available primarily online. No East Coast stores have them, not even the large NYC flagship in SoHo. My local REI did not have other Oboz shoes in my size, so these were a gamble. The size that has worked in Patagonia, New Balance, and Asolo worked in these. As with my other shoes, the fit came only after some work with the lacing. Keens don't fit me and Vasque only works with inserts, so I'd imagine these fit differently than those. The fit is a bit stiff initially--Oboz uses a plastic insole which is rather rigid. The stiffness doesn't go away, but it lessens with time. The shoes feel a bit odd because of this but I quickly got used to them. Like all waterproof shoes I've owned, my feet do sweat in these--typically if the temperature is over ~72F and especially if it is humid. This is better than other waterproofs I've owned and it may because of the mesh construction. the short run, these shoes seem very much worth the gamble for an online purchase of a new brand. I'm hoping they're more durable than the more conventionally comfortable Patagonias they replaced. In the meantime, they seem waterproof and fit well; although I haven't walked them over waterlogged rocks in a stream, I think they'd be worth a try for that purpose.
Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Impressions Shoes were comfortable out of the box as I attacked a moderate rocky hike. The grip was excellent both ascending and descending, and the cushioning against the rocks was very acceptable. After a short while I had confidence that the grip would always work. The toe cap provided good protection and looks like it will last
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Support I bought these boots a couple weeks ago and so far I am very pleased. I really like Oboz boots and have owned and own several. I am not a light weight guy and I wear hiking boots or shoes all the time for the extra support and durability. I have however had a problem finding hiking shoes that had enough support. These Tamarack hiking shoes seem to have fixed that problem. They are stiffer and much more supportive than the Oboz Sawtooth hiking shoes I tried first, yet they don't ride up and down on my heel as some other brands I've tried at R.E.I. My heel is locked in nicely and they don't have to be tied real tight to achieve this so they are super comfortable. I really like them; another great shoe by Oboz.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Oboz I really like my Oboz. I live in MN and these puppies keep my feet warm and dry. Actually I have to be careful not to wear wool socks with these neat kicks or my feet will over heat if inside walking around for too long. Overall great outdoor shoe.
Date published: 2016-01-09
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I know I need a 13 for length. My foot width is 4 3/4 " at widest part. Do I also need a Wide version?

Asked by: Ambidex
Based off the measurements you provided, we estimate that your foot width is about an "E" width. This is between a normal size and a wide size. To ensure comfort we recommend that you try a wide size first and go from there.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-06
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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.