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|