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: 17.4ozWomen: 15oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal, Wide
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Our feet are always happy at the end of an adventure in the Sawtooth II and we think you will love them, too.
- Oboz updated the Sawtooth Low BDry to deliver enhanced performance on day hikes and extended treks. It still wears a combo of nubuck and abrasion-resistant textile. However, its upper underwent changes which include: fewer yet larger mesh vents, the retirement of a pair of webbing loops with its closure system and a redesigned heel counter.
- This waterproof version of the Oboz Sawtooth II Low inherited the sole unit used from its older brother. A bi-density EVA midsole with a nylon shank still takes care of cushioning. The Sawtooth outsole, on the other hand, makes it adherent to various types of terrain.
This hiking shoe caters to male and female hikers. It is offered in a range of full and half sizes. The Oboz men’s Sawtooth II Low BDry is available in regular width only. On the other hand, the women’s shoe comes in both standard (B) and wide (D) widths. This product generally runs true to size.
According to the brand, it accommodates a medium-volume foot. It is shaped with a narrow heel to prevent slippage. The wider forefoot permits toe splaying for enhanced comfort. Providing a snug and comfortable fit are the form-hugging heel cup and sculpted midfoot, respectively. Its lace-up closure lets the user fine-tune the fit and overall volume.
This hiking shoe from Oboz wears the Sawtooth outsole. Its self-cleaning profile is attributable to the deep studs which are widely spaced. This facade amplifies grip on most terrain types while preventing muck build-up. The aggressive sidewall lugs grant traction on off-camber trails and improve its performance. The sole slightly extends upright at the toe and heel area for added protection.
The midsole of the Oboz Sawtooth II Low Waterproof is made of dual-density EVA. This lightweight element cushions each user’s step for comfort. It also houses a nylon shank which renders underfoot support and prevents accidental twisting of the foot.
The brand-owned O Fit Insole cradles the hiker’s foot. Its top layer wicks away moisture for an improved cozy in-shoe feel. Varying densities of EVA are used to give comfort, support and cushioning. Also, its deep heel cup and sculpted arch promote stability.
Featuring a combination of nubuck leather and abrasion-resistant textile, the Sawtooth II Low Waterproof from Oboz provides durability and protection on the trails. Its upper is also treated with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish to make it hydrophobic. Additionally, it is designed with large mesh vents to enhance its breathability.
This low-cut day hiking shoe is equipped with the brand’s very own BDry membrane. This feature includes a tape-sealed PU film cleatie, hydrophobic materials and a moisture-wicking lining. These three components optimize its protection against wet encounters, keeping the foot dry and fresh.
The brand’s engineers designed it with an asymmetrical collar and a 3D molded external heel counter. The former promotes the natural movement of the ankle and the latter grants extra support over rugged terrain.
Its toe cap renders additional protection against accidental bumps. Its closure system employs a round lace, webbing loops and a pair of metal eyelets. Lastly, assisting wearers in donning it on and off is a heel pull tab.