Who should buy the Oboz Sapphire Low BDry

The Oboz Sapphire Low BDry is a spectacular footgear capable of giving female adventurers a swell performance on the trail without sacrificing style. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that is built for wearers who need a combination of support, comfort, and stability in their travels, whether over rough terrain or on city pavements. 
  • Prefer a shoe that has a tongue and asymmetrical collar engineered in such a way that promotes ankle motion.
  • Prefer a shoe that has a customized lockdown and is made possible by the hiker’s closure system.

Oboz Sapphire Low BDry logo 1.0

Ample grip over slippery terrain

Giving ample grip over slippery terrain is the shoe’s Swiftcurrent outsole. It has circular protrusions (lugs) and grid-like treads to help trail seekers traverse soft-soiled surfaces with more slip and skid resistance.

Oboz Sapphire Low BDry outsole

Enhanced bump protection

Oboz designers extended its front end all the way to the tip of the toe box, giving the footwear enhanced bump protection as a result.

Oboz Sapphire Low BDry outsole 1.0

Sufficient cushioning and terrain balance

With its dual-density Swiftcurrent midsole, the Sapphire Low BDry helps hikers go through rugged trails with sufficient cushioning and terrain balance. It is made entirely of EVA or ethylene-vinyl acetate.

Oboz Sapphire Low BDry midsole 2.0

Excellent arch support

It is engineered with two protective subcomponents: a TPU chassis around the arch and the ESS (EVA Super Skin) plate at the forefoot. The former provides additional torsional stability, while the latter—an armoring with a thickness of 1 mm—lessens hyperflexion.

Oboz Sapphire Low BDry midsole 3.0

Comfortable and supportive cushioning

A multi-density Oboz-exclusive footbed called O Fit Insole sits atop this cushy layer for added support and comfort underfoot. It is made primarily of EVA. It has moisture-wicking and heel-centering capabilities.

Oboz Sapphire Low BDry midsole 4.0

Waterproof 

The Oboz Sapphire Low BDry’s below-the-ankle upper is chiefly made of waterproof nubuck leather. Heavy-duty overlays cover its vulnerable parts, which include the toe box, to protect the footgear from destructive and abrasive hazards.

Oboz Sapphire Low BDry upper

Excellent ventilation

A plush in-shoe feel is courtesy of the shoe’s padded collar. Its liner is imbued with B-Dry, a proprietary technology that walls off moisture and expels heat and sweat.

Oboz Sapphire Low BDry Upper 2.0

Facts / Specs

Weight: 12.3oz
Use: Day Hiking, Urban hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal / Normal, Wide
BRAND Brand: Oboz

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Author
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.