Updates to Oboz Firebrand II Low BDry

  • Oboz gears up day adventurers with a combination of comfort, security, and protection in the Firebrand II Low BDry. It is also designed for the inclement weather as it comes engineered with Oboz’s very own waterproofing system, called B-Dry.
  • In the second version of the shoe, Oboz increased the durability of molded rubber toe cap. The upgraded component is protected by the outsole’s forefoot extension.

Size and fit

The Firebrand II Low BDry is a fairly-true-to-size, men's day hiking gear from Oboz. It comes in whole and half sizes in widths D – standard and 2E – wide. It is built around a kind of last that makes its heel zone adequately snug while its forefoot region comfortably roomy for the toes. Its classic lockdown system gives users a precise and secure fit.

Outsole

Day hikers can maintain their footing on the trail with ample traction thanks to the shoe’s Sawtooth outsole. This Oboz-exclusive component features aggressive lugs that not only produce grip but also shed away sticky substances like mud and debris. Its sides are lugged as well, giving users extra support for tricky off-camber turns and lateral maneuvers.

Midsole

The Oboz Firebrand II Low BDry uses a dual-density EVA midsole for ground stability and underfoot cushioning. Its tough yet flexible construction grants protection from rocks and other terrain elements without sacrificing mobility. A nylon shank lies within its confines, improving the shoe’s supportiveness around the arch zone.

Helping the midsole provide underfoot comfort is the O Fit Insole—yet another Oboz exclusive. Its multi-density construction offers zonal comfort, while its cupped rearfoot grants additional heel support.

Upper

Waterproof nubuck leather and abrasion-resistant fabric make up virtually the entirety of the Firebrand II Low BDry’s low-cut upper. It promises ample ventilation and waterproofing, thanks to the B-Dry technology it comes imbued with. Its tongue and collar are adequately padded, giving users a plush environment where the foot may rest comfortably. Over at its forefoot is a molded toe cap made of rubber for extra protection against knocks and bumps.

Rankings

How Oboz Firebrand II Low BDry ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 21% hiking shoes
All hiking shoes
Top 39% Oboz hiking shoes
All Oboz hiking shoes
Top 20% day hiking hiking shoes
All day hiking hiking shoes

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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.