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: 19ozWomen: 16.2oz
WidthMen: Standard, WideWomen: Standard, Wide
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91 / 100 based on 12 expert reviews
You get a really nice combo of materials that not only are great for hiking and great for the outdoors but could also be great as a work boot.
This is a great mid hiker from Oboz for anyone who's looking to do some serious backpacking.
All in all, the Bridger Mid BDry is a great value in a boot for backpacking with moderate to heavy loads.
For those looking for a long-lasting, more traditional style hiking boot, the OBoz Bridger Mid BDry might be the boot for you.
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.
Oboz Bridger Mid BDry 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. It 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 have enough space for natural toe spreading. The foot is securely cradled by the form-fitting heel cup and sculpted midfoot.
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.
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.
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.