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92 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Real Customer Reviews | Level 1 expert

    These have just the right amount of arch support and cushioning and a nice rugged sole.

  • 100 / 100 | Outdoors Magic | Level 2 expert

    The Sawtooth Low is Oboz’ best-selling shoe, thanks to its combination of robust construction, comfort and versatility - all at a reasonable price.

  • 80 / 100 | OutdoorGearLab | | Level 2 expert

    The Oboz Sawtooth Low is a budget-friendly hiking shoe that will work great as a day hiker or light backpacking shoe.

  • 100 / 100 | The GearCaster | | Level 1 expert

    The Oboz Sawtooth hiking boots provide the durability, stability and comfort of a more heavy duty backpacking boot without the extra weight.

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  • The bottom part of the outsole is shaped like the map of the Sawtooth mountain range near Sun Valley, Idaho. Its facade grants a steady foothold on trails.
  • The O Fit insole, together with an EVA midsole, renders a comfy ride. The multi-density EVA used in the O Fit insole benefits users by providing support and cushioning.
  • Nubuck and an abrasion-resistant textile are used for the upper. It is created with air vents to facilitate airflow in and out of the shoe.

The Oboz Sawtooth Low caters to men and women and runs true to size . This hiking shoe comes in standard and wide widths for men and is only offered in standard width for women. It is designed with a spacious forefoot and toe box. The traditional lace-up closure allows users to adjust the fit.

The Sawtooth outsole is designed to cleat out mud while maintaining its stable and grippy aspects. The lugs on the sides offer traction even on bumpy trails while minimizing weight.

The Sawtooth midsole uses double-density EVA. It grants a supportive and cushy ride. A nylon shank is added to enhance support between the forefoot and heel. Likewise, it does not limit the flexibility of the user's foot.

Primarily composed of EVA foam, the O Fit insole addresses underfoot comfort and support through varying EVA densities. Low-density pads are placed in the forefoot and heel for cushioning. High densities of EVA are placed in the arch for natural foot positioning and in the heel cup for additional support.

Creating a balance between durability and protection, the upper of the Oboz Sawtooth Low is made from a combination of nubuck leather and an abrasion-resistant textile. The mesh panels promote breathability and help eliminate unnecessary weight.

A 3D molded heel counter locks the back of the foot in place. A toe rand grants protection against knocks while the pull loops at the heel and tongue facilitate smoother on and off.