Wednesday, November 23, 2011

OBOZ Spring 2012 Hiking/Backpack Footwear


words/images Judith Ecochard

OBOZ 's mantra "True to The Trail" has this quality company offering a tightly edited group of outdoors footwear...that has quietly earned the attention of serious hikers in the know.

Dedicated to comfort, durability, and  fit in a 'simple; design-we know them for their...

BFIT™ insoles---deluxe, standard and minimal-that makes the experience of wearing Oboz-customizable...

...a longer lasting 3D molded heel counter-unlike other brands that are flat and then bent into shape...

...BDRY™-a proprietary, breathable/waterproof membrane that let's sweaty feet air out without letting the elements in.

New for Spring 2012 is the light hiker for women---Mystic-in a low and mid cut. $125-$135

High friction carbon rubber compound used on outsoles


Also new- new color for the best selling Sawtooth boot.

fit, control,and agility via nubuck leather upper, glove leather lining,  heel lock webbing -in the 3D external heel counter


Backpacking boots are made for the long haul...

The Beartooth has a lot to offer including an integrated lace webbing that insures a great fit...leather lined and waterproof via BDRY™. A stable kicker for heavy loads. $200


Waterproof, great ankle support-not too heavy

For day hikes Arête for men and women ---enough protection for uneven terrain in a lightweight shoe. $120.

polyurethane heel-3D molded