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 Outsole-mountain range embossed|
Women's Wind River II in Harvest---gender specific collar height.
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|
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)-|
|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|
|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