Tuesday, October 30, 2012

OBOZ SPRING 201 Trekking/Hiking/Day Shoes

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

OBOZ is one of those beloved by hiker/trekker shoe brands-with the MO of "...moving fast with a pack on challenging trails..."

The kickers all boast the proprietary Oboz BFit Deluxe Footbed-with a well defined arch, sharp heel pocket to keep feet centered---made of EVA resin that maintains its shape overtime. Plus-underneath the heel and forefoot-a urethane foam adds extra cushioning-with perforations that open into channels on the underside of the insole that adds breathability/air flow.

Highlights for Spring 2013

Wind River II-men's 24.8oz $185
Wind River II for men and women---with a waterproof nubuck leather  and high abrasion resistant textile upper...with Oboz BDry waterproof/membrane---that wicks moisture away and keeps the elements OUT... with a BFit lacing system for a secure fit-with a new webbing system and heel counter.
WInd River Outsole-mountain range embossed 

Women's Wind River II in Harvest---gender specific collar height.

20.90z $185

The  men's Traverse mid ($160) weighing in at 19.6oz and low at 16.6oz ($125)   ---with a synthetic leather and high abrasion resistant textile...with welded stitch less synthetic micro-suede cage and OBOZ BDry waterproof/breathable membrane...and BFit lacing system.

great traction-lugs are deep and strategically placed to reduce weight/and awesome traction

Traverse Low

Granite Peak Outsole ---with Dual Density EVA midsole (grey) cushions and supports without bulk/weight, TPU Chassis (green) stabilizes, protects and reduce foot fatigue w/o inhibiting forward foot flex, Carbon tubber outsole (charcoal) with 4mm lugs, Nylon Shank (not pictured) ensures that the shoe flexes at the metatarsals and doesn't collapse the arches 

Lightweight hiking---that multi-tasks off the trail-the new Luna shoe 12.6oz- for women---$125...with Oboz's acclaimed BFit Delux supportive footbed.
LUNA---Golden Glow (front)-
upper made from synthetic leather and high abrasion resistant textile-here in Mineral Blue, TPU shank and EVA midsole 

great grip Granite Peak Outsole

protective outsole-repels rocks

upper made from synthetic leather and high abrasion resistant textile-here in Mineral Blue, TPU shank and EVA midsole 

high traction rubber-lug Granite Peak outsoles
OBOZ also added lifestyle shoe---for gals...lightweight 12.3oz kicker for all day comfort---and good, we think ---for day hikes.

Jaspar $115 w/ Montana state flower-made of durable suede leather upper, BFit Deluxe footbeds, EVA midsole cushions, 

grippy Mountain Town outsoles

Delivery ETA February 2013