Summary

We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

5 reasons to buy

  • A large percentage of consumers applauded the comfort given by these shoes.
  • Numerous users all agreed about the BDry’s effective waterproofing.
  • A multitude of Oboz Bridger Low BDry wearers appreciated the arch support they got from this pair.
  • The footwear’s overall sturdy build is commendable, according to several owners.
  • The minority lauded the footwear’s lightweight construction.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A decent number of purchasers were dismayed with this low-cut hiking shoe’s subpar traction.
  • An owner said that the Bridger Low BDry’s laces kept loosening and needed to be adjusted from time to time.

Bottom line

Those who need a pair for hikes may find what they’re looking for in the Oboz Bridger Low BDry. It delivers a comfortable feel, arch support, and waterproofness in a robust and lightweight build. The shoe’s traction, however, left some adventurers disgruntled. Therefore, it may not be the best for slippery trails.

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  • The Oboz Bridger Low BDry is a low-cut shoe designed with support features that can handle rugged terrain. Its nubuck leather and textile upper is paired with a BDry liner for water protection.
  • A dual-density ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole is coupled with an O Fit footbed for a cushioned and comfy ride. Surface traction is rendered by the shoe’s Granite Peak outsole and its aggressive lugs.

Oboz’ Bridger Low BDry is a fairly true-to-size shoe for both male and female day hikers. It comes in whole and half sizes. Both versions are available in standard width. It has a classic lace-up closure system to give this shoe a customized fit.

Slip prevention and traction on most types of surfaces are handled by the Oboz Bridger Low BDry’s Granite Peak outsole. It has a series of 4mm-deep lugs to give the user a secure footing on wet and dry surfaces. There are aggressive lugs on the side for added grip on challenging terrain. Also, the outsole extends toward the toe section to provide protection against stubbing.

The Oboz Bridger Low BDry features a Granite Peak dual-density EVA midsole which provides supportive cushioning. A nylon shank is placed in the midfoot area for extra support and rigidity. Torsional stability is granted by the shoe’s thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) chassis.

This low-cut hiker is also equipped with the brand’s patented multi-density O Fit insole. The entire unit has medium-density EVA for underfoot support. The forefoot section contains low-density EVA pods which grant additional cushioning. The heel cup and sculpted arch are made of high-density EVA foam. The former delivers support and enhances natural cushioning, and the latter maintains the neutral position of the foot. The unit is topped with a layer that’s engineered to wick moisture away.

The Oboz Bridger Low BDry wraps the user’s foot inside a durable nubuck leather and abrasion-resistant textile upper. The upper is both waterproof and breathable, thanks to a BDry membrane lining it. It has a toe cap up front for added protection while a molded counter is found at the rear to hold the heel in place.

The shoe’s lace-up closure uses a series of webbing eyelets. The metal hooks on top locks down the foot. Its collar and tongue are padded to promote comfort.

Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

paul@runrepeat.com