Who should buy the Oboz Sapphire Mid BDry

Despite these drawbacks, the Oboz Sapphire Mid BDry’s trail performance is still satisfying. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that has a waterproof membrane for protection against wet elements.
  • Prefer a shoe that renders comfortable cushioning and traction.
  • Prefer a shoe that creates a smooth roll-off motion.

Oboz Sapphire Mid BDry Logo

Excellent traction over various terrain types

The Oboz Sapphire Mid BDry employs a tacky rubber outsole. The hiker has aggressive lugs which bite into ground surfaces, whether wet or dry. Its textured finish prevents the build-up of mud and other trail debris, hence maintaining its grip over various terrain types. 

Oboz Sapphire Mid BDry outsole

Protective toe area

Its upright extension at the toe area enhances protection against knocks.

Oboz Sapphire Mid BDry outsole

Comfortable cushioning

Featuring the Swiftcurrent midsole, this hiking boot carries an EVA midsole. This rubber-like material gives cushioning and comfort to the user. 

Oboz Sapphire Mid BDry midsole

Forefoot protection

It is paired with a TPU chassis for support and an ESS plate situated at the forefoot for protection. The brand-owned O Fit Insole holds the foot and optimizes support.

Oboz Sapphire Mid BDry toe protection

Waterproof

The durable nubuck leather upper of this mid-cut day hiking boot comes with a BDry waterproofing system. It is a membrane that prevents penetration of water during wet encounters while allowing moisture inside to escape.

Oboz Sapphire Mid BDry upper 1.0

Amplifies protection on the trails

Flexibility is maintained, thanks to the asymmetrical style of the collar. It allows the boot to move together with the ankle’s motion. A strip of leather covers the midfoot to heel region and the toe. This reinforcement amplifies protection on the trails.

Oboz Sapphire Mid BDry upper 2.0

Easy to wear

The closure system of the Sapphire Mid BDry includes webbing loops, metal hooks, and lace. The heel strap aids in easy on and off.

Oboz Sapphire Mid BDry Upper 3.0

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 14.3oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid 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 run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.