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Aurora
Aurora Posted: 4/1/16
Reviewer: from Montana
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I love Oboz. I am an RN, on my feet all day, and have found that hiking shoes work better for me than other shoes. Oboz arch support in their hiking shoes is unsurpassed. I wear the hiking shoes out, they endure 10 hour days in comfort. Of course I also wear them for hiking, long trails, and the comfort and support is better than any other hiking boot I've tried. But the Aurora is a lighter weight shoe, the arch support seems less substantial and after wearing them for a day, I had a foot that hurt enough I went back to my Oboz hiking shoes. My foot was sore for another 3 days. So, if you don't really need the arch support, I'm sure they would be fine. But if you do, I would check out a different Oboz style.

Tamarack
Tamarack Posted: 3/30/16
Reviewer: RC from SF Bay Area
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm always looking for comfortable and supportive shoes, that look nice. I've had PTTD surgery and a big toe knuckle clean out of bone spurs and arthritis, plus plantar fasciitis several times. So, I'm no stranger to foot problems! I tried a pair of the Tamaracks today, at a local store and must say, they felt great, right in the store, which isn't always the case. Since, I really don't need these right now, I thought I'd wait, but wanted to see what others had to say about them. The only thing I did not like was that the front portion of the shoe, where the ball of my foot is and straight across the top of the foot, toward my little toes, felt a bit tight. (I have a support tape bandage on my right foot, at this time, which may have made the shoe a bit tighter, but the left foot, felt the same). The sales person had me go up from a 10D (which is what I normally wear, even with my custom orthotics) to a 10.5D and that made a big difference in the fit. Of course, the heel felt a bit less snug, but it did not slip at all when I walked. The stride was quite comfortable and these shoes seemed seemed to give me a bit of a push, as a walked forward, which I liked. These are not rockers, but the front part of the shoe seemed to be more curved, than I'm accustomed to. My suggestion would be to stick with a 10" but get a wide in this particular shoe, rather than upsize in length. The thing that prompted me to try these on was that I felt they had superior support to prevent pronation...which they did! I recommend these for that reason. It's the pronation, that gives me my most of the foot pain I have. The included arch support seemed superior to most foot inserts and felt pretty good, if I had to rely on them in a pinch. But nothing compares to custom made orthotics, so I would definitely use them instead. As for lastability, I can't say, but another reviewer said they don't hold up, which I'm sure is true for most inserts. If they can be bent, then of course, they'll break down... I would recommend these, at least after a first impression.

Bridger Low BDry
Bridger Low BDry Posted: 3/22/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are great looking shoes. They are a bit heavy for walking shoes. They are not nimble enough for approach shoes. They are not heavy enough for backpacking shoes. It seems like these shoes have an identity crisis. For a mid, the last is really stiff. Insole does not offer much cushion. It feels like I am standing on a hard tile floor. The heel on this shoe is too built up, which given that it us a mid, might make it real easy to sprain/twist an ankle. The shoe would require considerable break in time as it is not an out of the box hit the trail shoe.

Sawtooth Low BDry
Sawtooth Low BDry Posted: 3/17/16
Reviewer: from Ann Arbor, MI
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are really nice shoes but I was hoping for a harder sole. They feel like running shoes to me and I need something with more support.

Bridger BDRY
Bridger BDRY Posted: 2/22/16
Reviewer: Willie Brandt from Knoxville, TN
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I hike about eight miles in the Smokies. These are definitely waterproof, surprisingly grippy on ice and slush (unexpected). They run true to size and are stylish. I could feel the break-in occurring first my arches were killing me, after my arches felt relief then my toes hurt, then the balls of my feet. I could not wait for the full break-in time because after the hike, my feet and, for some reason, my knees were in a lot of pain. My knees were out of commission the rest of the day and I did not feel like getting out of bed for the rest of the day. It was a huge bummer. These boots were not for me, but that is just me. Do not let my specific review stop you because these really are good boots with a lot of good attributes.

Tamarack
Tamarack Posted: 2/8/16
Reviewer: Greg from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

After 6 months of wear I can tell you this will be my first and last pair of Oboz. I was directed to this brand for the arch support and it met requirements for a waterproof rugged trail type shoe. This shoe broke down very fast and begun to develop a bad odor due to little to no anti microbial treatment. The waterproofing has also failed and shoes are leaking. I have confirmed it is not due to perspiration as well. Also for what these shoes retail at they should have Gore Tex and not a knock off membrain. The soles have been the one thing that has held up the best. The arch support insole provided great support but after 5 months of wear it too is ready for replacement. Simply put I have worn several different brands and have found others that have outlasted these by two to three times as long. I am sure this shoe could be improved and still has great potential but as it stands right now they don't make the grade.

Luna Low
Luna Low Posted: 2/1/16
Reviewer: Paula T from Scarsdale ny
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Best shoes. I wear them with an wool sock that fits me perfectly too. I wear them all the time into New York City showing houses and when I'm shopping at target I make sure I have them on because I can move quickly and surefooted in them. I hiked once or twice in them and I walked to my gym . I walk more now than I used to since I bought them a year and a half ago I love them and recommend them to everybody. They are nowhere near as heavy as those ankle hiking boots made of leather probably wear mine five days week.

Traverse Low BDRY
Traverse Low BDRY Posted: 1/18/16
Reviewer: from Portland, OR
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

The last two years i have been wearing the Keen low WP Bryce for men. Best shoes I have ever had. But they do not make them anymore so I have ordered and tried about 8 different pairs from Zappos. This shoe looks good and feels good. Lots of toe room, not too stiff, very comfortable fit for me. But...... I had been reading a couple reviews here and there about how these shoes can be very slippery on certain wet materials. I had a Merrell a while back that did this and fell a few times coming out of a mall and slipping on wet granite. Not good. So I put a bit of water on my kitchen floor which is varnished old pine. I shoved my foot into the puddle with my keen and it stopped as soon as the shoe hit the floor. Moved it around and it was a good grip in every position. Then I strapped on the Oboz and tried the same thing. Whoosh, it was like slick ice. Not good. and its too bad because I love the shoe. But I am getting into my late 60s now and falling is not a good idea these days. God that sounds old. BTW I am ending up with either a Merrell WP rover or a Hoka One One Low Tor Summit. I love that Zappos allow you to do this ordering, try, and return. Much better than waiting to get a shoe salesperson to notice you.

Bridger BDRY
Bridger BDRY Posted: 1/12/16
Reviewer: Sam S. from Albuquerque
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Second pair of Oboz hikers. Little break in required. Great boot! These boots hold up well to abuse while on the trail. Great elk hunting boot for my fellow hunters.

Bridger BDRY
Bridger BDRY Posted: 1/11/16
Reviewer: from Souther Cal
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great Zappos service. Even greater boots. Hikable right out of the box. Sized right for light socks. Go a half size bigger for cold weather (heavy socks).

Tamarack
Tamarack Posted: 12/31/15
Reviewer: from Virginia
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Good fit and quality. Great in snow and cold weather. Very comfortable.

Sawtooth
Sawtooth Posted: 12/14/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

These shoes seemed too high cut for my ankle, taking time to break in, but that was me, may not be so for everyone. Once the break in was over they were comfortable and supportive, however the soles were not good on wet surfaces. My only real gripe with these was the soles broke down too rapidly. I wore for daily 1 hr walks and both the supportive insole and outsole broke down within 4 months. Way too fast for shoes costing this much, imo.

Tamarack
Tamarack Posted: 11/19/15
Reviewer: John Babb from Shreveport, LA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The Tamaracks have Superior support, which to me means little torsion flex. Minimalist, overly flexible shoes wear my feet out in a short time. Walking over rocks and other uneven surfaces is handled very well with the Oboz. The soles are not as sticky-grippy as most other hikers, which should help them last longer. On the other hand that clould make these Oboz a little more slippery when wet.

Sawtooth Low BDry
Sawtooth Low BDry Posted: 11/7/15
Reviewer: Yoko Smith from Boulder, CO
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my first Oboz purchase, honestly I had never heard this brand before until I went to a store to try on Keen and a sales person also brought these shoes. I need wide toe box which Keen worked great but the Keen also had wider heel area so my heels keep coming out. I sized down, tried to tie the lace differently but that did not work. Oboz on the other hand, worked perfectly! Wide enough toe box, narrower heel area so my heels stay comfortably! Another thing I want to mention is this has excellent arch support unlike any other hiking shoes. I do not need to put my insole. I absolutely love these shoes! Everyday walk, hike, even to work on rainy day, this pair makes my feel super happy! Of course I want to thank Zappos for an outstanding service as usual!

Bridger BDRY
Bridger BDRY Posted: 11/1/15
Reviewer: from Leesburg, VA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these boots. I wore them on a six mile hike right away with a medium weight wool sock. They were very comfortable. I love the color too!

Bridger BDRY
Bridger BDRY Posted: 10/30/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

To begin, these boots are awesome. Merrill and Keen better take note. They are very comfortable right out of the box! Very little break in time. Your heel fits snug into the heel pocket when laced, but do not over tighten laces. The only drawback, and this applies to all "waterproof" boots, is the fact that your feet will sweat under heavy load. Waterproof doesn't actually mean sweat is allowed out. These boots are great! Use caution when walking on slippery surfaces. These boots are ice skates. I am not sure if this is because of the different compounds used or design, but you will find yourself windmilling if not careful.

Bridger BDRY
Bridger BDRY Posted: 10/16/15
Reviewer: Kim from Connecticut
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I was a little put off by the price. However after hiking zion, capital reef, bryce and these bad boys keep the toes comfy and the ankles WELL supported. BEST BOOT IVE EVER PURCHASED.

Traverse Low
Traverse Low Posted: 10/6/15
Reviewer: from Chicago
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great heel and arch support! Very comfortable hiking and daily work shoe!

Sawtooth
Sawtooth Posted: 10/4/15
Reviewer: from Maine
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

They fit and feel like Merrell's of old. Solid comfortable footbed, rugged outsole and breathable. They run big so I would recommend selecting 1/2 size smaller than you normally would wear.

Sawtooth
Sawtooth Posted: 10/1/15
Reviewer: Donald from Annapolis, Md
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have owned the Oboz Sawtooth for about 9 months. I have never had a hiking shoe wrap my foot so comfortably. Great support whether I'm working in my woodworking shop or hiking with my lab.

Sawtooth
Sawtooth Posted: 9/21/15
Reviewer: Craig from Kuwait
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The shoes arrived extremely fast to my APO address. I only tried the shoes on and so far they feel and look great. Shoe construction looks well made and the color is great. Shoes are light weight. Hope they will last a year in the extremely hot desert environment that I am in. If not, I will definitely post another review.

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