Made of lightweight materials. They don't have much top-of-the-foot coverage so they're mostly suitable for well-maintained trails and summer hikes. Also useful for crossing rivers and streams. They come in open and closed-toe designs. See the best hiking sandals.
The low-cut equivalent of hiking boots. Comfort is paramount in the creation of these shoes so they often have flexible materials. Generally used for day hikes. See hiking shoes.
Mid to high-cut models designed for more aggressive hikes and backpacking. See hiking boots.
Specialized footwear. Often insulated and used in technical routes, ice climbing or expeditions. See mountaineering boots.
Good to know
For hikes that won't last for more than a day, go with hiking sandals or hiking shoes. Tackling trails with greater challenges will require hiking boots or mountaineering boots.
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.
Good to know
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.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 17.7ozWomen: 15oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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The Oboz Bridger Low Bdry women’s hiking shoes are designed from maximum protection and stability on rough, rocky trails.
Hikers who don’t need ankle support will still get durable, protective construction from this tough low-cut hiking boot.
Updates to Oboz Bridger Low BDry
- 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 size and fit
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.