For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
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Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
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Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
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The Oboz Bridger 10" is a comfortable and warm waterproof/breathable winter boot with great traction. The high cuffs provide excellent ankle support and seal in the heat, while the boot's beefy leather uppers provide excellent protection and durability.
Updates to Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated BDry
- Oboz crafted the Bridger 10” Insulated BDry as a sturdy winter hiking boot ready for outdoor obstacles. Its leather upper comes with the BDry membrane and 3M Thinsulate which render water protection and insulation, respectively.
- An EVA midsole takes care of the cushioning while a TPU Chassis and nylon shank yield support and stability. The boot’s Granite Peak outsole makes it adherent to various ground conditions.
Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated BDry size and fit
The Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated BDry is a true-to-size men’s-only winter hiking boot. It is available in regular sizes. The brand indicated that its heel area is narrower than the forefoot region. The snug-fitting rearfoot prevents heel slippage while the generous room in the toe box allows toe splaying and accommodates a foot wearing a thick sock. Additionally, its lace-up closure permits customization of overall fit and volume.
This Oboz high-top winter hiking boot uses the Granite Peak outsole with winterized rubber. Its specialized compound is optimized to perform on icy conditions. The deep troughs aids in mud shedding ability of the sole. The aggressive lugs bite on to various ground surfaces.
The Bridger 10” Insulated BDry from Oboz carries a single-density EVA midsole. This lightweight material cushions each step. Also, it houses a TPU chassis and nylon shank which renders torsional stability. These two elements prevent accidental twisting of the foot.
The trademarked O Fit Insole Thermal aims to boost underfoot comfort. It has a felt wool top layer and a mylar base which helps retain heat. The varying EVA densities used in this footbed aims to amplify comfort, support and cushioning.
This high-cut winter hiking boot wears an all-nubuck leather upper. It employs the BDry membrane which combines hydrophobic materials, a tape-sealed polyurethane (PU) bootie and a moisture-wicking lining. These three components keep the foot safe against water intrusion. For optimal heat retention, it is incorporated with 400 g 3M Thinsulate.
The Bridger 10” Insulated BDry’s molded rubber toe and heel caps provide extra protection on the trails. For its closure system, it uses combination eyelets (which includes webbing and metal hooks and loops) and a round lace. The extra piece of D-ring near the toe area serves as a gaiter attachment point. It is designed a pull loop at the back of the boot to facilitate on and off.
- The outsole of this hiking boot features the Granite Peak map which is the highest peak in Montana.
- This product has a non-insulated, mid-top variation: the Oboz Bridger Mid BDry.