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The Oboz crew is made up of a couple of old school tele skiers, a kayaker who can claim first descent down the Ocoee, a former NOLS instructor that's familiar with going weeks without bathing, and an obsessed climber turned avid biker. This odd bunch managed to connect throughout the decades of being in the outdoor industry and decided to join up in 2007 to start Oboz.

Combine the words "outside" and "Bozeman" and you´ve got "Oboz". Moreover, you've got something that speaks volumes about the company and their priorities. Outside is where their heads are, dreaming of the next peak to climb or river to float. And Bozeman, Montana is where they live, play, and of course, work on making Oboz the best shoes out there. Bozeman is one of the great places to enjoy and be inspired by the outdoors. Oboz is not just two words combined, but a way of thinking, living and doing that defines the company, the shoes and the people who wear them.

The phrase "True to the Trail" is the motto at Oboz. Oboz shoes are designed to be used on the trail to help people get into the wilderness - shoes for trail running, hiking, backpacking, approaching crags, scrambling and general exploration of wild places. The folks at Oboz are passionate about these activities. When they aren't talking about shoes at the office, they’re probably discussing the snow conditions up at Bridger Bowl or their latest adventure on their bikes. Looking to protect their favorite getaways, Oboz tries to minimize their carbon footprint and support organizations and causes that improve the state of the environment.

Oboz: Selected For You

Oboz

Sawtooth II Low

$110.00

Oboz

Sapphire Mid BDry

$160.00

Oboz

Bridger BDRY

$180.00

Oboz

Sawtooth II Low B-Dry

$140.00

Oboz

Firebrand II Bdry

$145.00

Oboz

Firebrand II Low

$120.00

Oboz

Sapphire Low BDry

$144.00

Oboz

Bridger BDRY

$180.00

Oboz

Firebrand II Low B-DRY

$140.00

Oboz

Sawtooth II Low

$110.00

Oboz

Sawtooth II Low B-Dry

$140.00

Oboz

Sapphire Mid BDry

$160.00

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Latest Oboz Reviews

Sapphire Mid BDry

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I love Oboz hiking boots and have never had ordered the same pair twice. However, after hiking in the new pair on a strenuous trail, it was clear that something in the foot bed of my right boot was askew. It rubbed against my ankle when on uneven terrain. No matter how I laced the boot, I couldn't alleviate the issue. I will exchange and try again. I think it was just a defective boot.

on August 07, 2020

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Sawtooth II Low

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Great shoes with excellent inserts. Corrects my mild pronation without excessive arch support. Shoes initially seemed a bit narrow. Gently used a shoe stretcher over a couple days which made an excellent fit for my mid-volume foot.

from Phoenix on August 05, 2020

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Sawtooth II Low

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I bought these because I’ve been doing a 3-mile evening walk and my feet have been very sore. I’ve been wearing these now for two weeks and no longer have the same soreness - other than what you would expect from a long walk. I don’t find them to be unattractive but I’m not using them for formal occasions anyway.

on August 02, 2020

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Bridger Vent Mid

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Bought these boots about a year ago. Been wearing them right along hiking and only issue is that they seemed a little toward the short side in length. Had good support, etc. Then this spring got caught in a rain storm and had to walk in some wet trails and they leaked like a sieve, not only from rain but also wet leaves. Recently applied some water repellent per web site. Will see how it works?

from Southwest Michigan on August 02, 2020

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Bridger BDRY

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I really wanted to be able to wear these boots and I might have ordered a larger size except the arch support seemed to hit me on the wrong part of my foot and the toe box wasn't as wide as I like.

from Chama on July 31, 2020

Sawtooth II Mid B-Dry

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Ordered these after having ordered the Teva Montara Mid Event, which I wasn't completely sold on when they arrived. The Teva's are going back after comparing them side by side with Oboz Sawtooth II Mid B-Dry. The Teva did have a trimmer look than the Sawtooth and had a bit roomier toe box but my foot could actually wiggle back and forth in the forefoot area, and the toe guard could easily press in. When I first put on the Sawtooth it was a bit more snug than I'm used too, but held my foot and ankle very securely. I tried them on with a thick pair of socks, then a normal pair. Love the thicker lining, especially since boots tend to rub on my old ankle break. The toe guard feels like it has great protection, didn't budge when I press hard. The Sawtooth had better arch support than the Teva, which surprised me. Great to know that Oboz sells after market replacement insoles too. As far as sizing I'm a 9.5 M and wear a 10 to 10.5 in running shoes. I have a slightly wide forefoot (but not thick), high arch, and a slightly narrow heel. I ordered a 9.5 M after consulting with Zappos and feel it's a keeper.

on July 30, 2020

Sawtooth II Low

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Husband loves them! We buy a new pair every year!

on July 29, 2020

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Sawtooth II Low

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I've had the same Oboz boots for several years -- I had a size 11 and although I hiked a lot of miles in them and in general loved them, I always thought there were perhaps just a half size too small. So this time, I ordered a size 11.5. I took them hiking last weekend and unfortunately realized that they actually fit smaller than the 11s I have. My toes were uncomfortably squished against the front of the toe box and even hit the front on level terrain. I'm not sure whether I can return them since I wore them that one day, but I probably won't wear them again. It seems there is enough variance in the Oboz sizing that I'll default to trying them on at a retailer before buying.

on July 26, 2020

Tamarack

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

For some reason, these are smaller than the other purchased and owned by me. I am now reluctant to purchase another pair.

from Dingman on July 25, 2020

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Sawtooth II Mid B-Dry

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I love these boots! Other reviews said they ran large so i ordered 1/2 size smaller, and they fit perfect. I have wide feet, and these boots have comfortable room. They were tight fitting when I first put them on, but after my first hike with a nice sock they fit me really nicely. I would recommend these!

from Seattle, WA on July 23, 2020

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Firebrand II Bdry

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Nice comfortable shoe. Great lacing. A hair snug in width but should improve with wear.

on July 21, 2020

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Sapphire Mid BDry

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars out of 5

This is the boot I ordered but it’s not the one I received. Returning these because they are too heavy. I’ll try again to order the Sapphire.

from San Diego, CA on July 20, 2020

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Arete Low

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I don't understand how people can wear this shoe. It is a perfect, comfortable, lightweight shoe in every way except one. The spot where the bottom of the tongue is sewn into the top of the shoe is a disaster. They sewed it in the middle instead of around the edges like everything else that's ever been sewn before, leaving a piece of stiff fabric literally hanging into the middle of your shoe and rubbing the top of your foot as you walk. It's like if you took a perfect shoe and stuck a big giant woodchip on top of your foot while you wear it. What a disaster on an otherwise glorious shoe.

on July 09, 2020

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Bridger BDRY

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

[Update] Jury still out on this Oboz! I posted about these boots a week ago or so. Since then, I took them out for a spin, to break them in.... did that twice, a total of abut 4.72 miles... my ankles are bruised and tendered from the stiff, unyeilding ankle cuffs/wraps.... I need a break from wearing them at this point to give my ankles some recovery time. I prefer mid-hi boots to regular sneakers for ankle support bec of previous ankle injuries, prone to twisting them. I want to love this cute Oboz and don't want to send them back, but I might have to. (((sigh)))

from WA on July 08, 2020

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Bridger BDRY

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Size runs small and a bit narrow. But they are cute! I order wide width and feel like medium width. I ordered both 7.5 wide and 8 wide, could fit the 8 pair fine, but I don't need longer shoes, I need the comfortable width. As far as width goes, both sizes are pretty close to each other, can hardly tell the difference, IMO. These mid-high boots are still a bit stiffy, esp around the ankle wrap area. Will put to the test soon, probably needs some breaking-in to soften up the leather. This is my first red boots, at my age... will see what people say. :) :p :)

from WA on July 03, 2020

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Bridger BDRY

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Purchased as father's gift for my husband. Everything was perfect but sadly these run half size smaller. He wear Merrell size 10.5. Ordered this Oboz in 11but his big toe touches the front and has zero room so not good when hiking. Wanted to order 11.5 to try but sadly it's out of stock.

from Miramar on July 02, 2020

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Arete Low

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Very cute and comfortable. Even though they are the exact same "size" as my Brooks Ghost sneakers, the Oboz were just too big and too much like my Merrels to find it worth keeping. Love the way they hug my feet but just too big. Going to try Salomon

on July 01, 2020

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Arete Mid

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

I really don't care for the colors of these, but as the saying goes "pretty is as pretty does". When I received these, I did a quick hike around the local redwoods to try them out. My toes on my right foot got slightly sore, so I replaced the insoles with the ones I usually put into my hiking boots. After that, they were perfect and didn't need any more breaking in. The Oboz website describes these as "if a trail running shoe and a hiking boot had a baby". This is very true, these boots are very light and agile. They felt super comfortable for 20+ miles in 2 days. No hot spots or blisters. However, the tradeoff for the lightness is the sole, you can feel every rock underneath your shoes. So for rocky trails or through-hikes with a heavy pack, I'd choose a more substantial boot. But on sand, dirt or slickrock these are awesome, particularly in warm weather. Very happy with that purchase.

from NorCal on June 29, 2020

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Bridger Premium Mid B-DRY

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Fantastically awesome hiking boot! Well, I just got them, but...I bought these hoping to avoid foxtails sticking in textile sections. These are not completely leather lined! I thought they were from the description; they are not. But there is a leather wrap from the exterior to about an inch or so into the boot. It should be enough to prevent most foxtails from jabbing into the boot. These are light weight! Not as light as a vented boot but not as bad as I feared - I am super impressed with the support and yet my foot still feels like a foot. Little thing to love: the finger loop on the back (if that's what you call that thing?) actually fits a finger and is super easy to use. The support in these boots is excellent without being overly stiff. I'd say these are great for a 2 mile hike and great for a 20 mile hike. But they arent what I'd wear for a casual walk. In other words...perfect. I'm so happy.

on June 24, 2020

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Arete Mid B-DRY

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I've owned other pairs of Oboz, and I really wanted these to work! I'm looking for a pair of lightweight mid-shoes for day hikes and I loved the look, material and weight of these shoes. I don't have a wide foot, but have a bunion. The toe box and heel fit great; however, the placement of the lace eyelets is unusually wide which caused the upper to rub on my foot in a way that made wearing the shoes out of the question.

on June 19, 2020

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Arete Low

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I used to be a Keen fan until they changed the manufacturing process. I discovered Oboz and never looked back! The Arete Low are PERFECT for me. I usually use a custom arch support for flat feet but they aren't needed in these shoes. Out of the box they were comfortable and supportive. I've had these for two months now and I'm considering buying another pair to alternate so they will last me longer. I couldn't be happier with these shoes.

on June 19, 2020

Arete Low

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Love the shoe but felt a half size larger I don't want to exchange them because then what if it is too small

on June 09, 2020

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Juniper Low

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Liked the shoe but exchanged for a half size down. I wear a 9 in the Sawtooth so I assumed I’d wear the same. Zappos exchanged for an 8.5 and it was perfect.

on June 04, 2020

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Bridger BDRY

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars out of 5

These shoes are not 14 Wide.

from Rockville, Maryland on May 29, 2020

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Bridger BDRY

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These shoes are clearly NOT 14 Wide. They are listed on their tag as a UK 13 or Euro 48. Nice looking but they do not fit, either length or width. Waste of time, yet another trip to the UPS Store. Thankfully, the shipping is actually free.

from Rockville on May 29, 2020

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