Updates to Oboz Bridger Mid BDry

  • The Oboz Bridger Mid BDry has a layered upper mostly made of nubuck leather. It has adequate water protection and ventilation, thanks to its BDry waterproof liner.
  • For underfoot cushioning (outside the main midsole unit), the boot comes with the O Fit Insole. It has several features, arguably most notable among them is its ability to wick away moisture, thereby keeping feet nice and dry for hours.

Size and fit

A mid-cut day hiking gear with a fairly true-to-size fit for men and women is the Oboz Bridger Mid BDry. This boot, from the Oboz Bridger collection, comes in regular and wide widths. It may be had in a number of half and full sizes. Its closure system allows users to set their desired fit. The forefoot and toe box has enough space for natural toe spreading. The foot is securely cradled by the form-fitting heel cup and sculpted midfoot.

Outsole

Producing the right amount of grip on virtually all sorts of backcountry surfaces is the Oboz Bridger Mid BDry’s outsole, called Granite Peak. Its ability to bite into soft-soiled terrain is all thanks to its 4-mm lugs which include the studs jutting out its sides. 

This grippy layer marginally encroaches the forefoot zone of the upper. As a result, the boot is given a sturdy toe guard. 

Midsole

Chief to the boot’s cushioning and stabilizing capability is its dual-density EVA (or ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole. It is engineered with a chassis made of thermoplastic polyurethane for extra torsional stability and protection underfoot. It also comes with a nylon shank to improve the boot’s overall medial support. 

The O Fit Footbed contributes to the comfort level offered by the midsole. It is a multi-density insole featuring a deep heel cup and moisture-wicking top layer. 

Upper

Nubuck leather makes up the majority of the boot's upper. That said, it is also covered with sturdy rubber at the heel and toe box regions, giving the footwear not just ample abrasion protection but also adequate support. Protecting the gear’s interior from the elements, which include debris and intrusive water, is a collaborative effort between the gusseted tongue and the waterproof yet breathable BDry liner. 

Locking down the foot securely in the upper’s confines is the boot’s closure system. It is made up of metallic eyelets, textile loops, and synthetic laces. 

Rankings

How Oboz Bridger Mid BDry ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 9% hiking boots
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Top 29% Oboz hiking boots
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Top 7% day hiking hiking boots
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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.