DiscontinuedUpdate: Oboz Sawtooth II Mid BDry
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: 20.3ozWomen: 17.1oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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91 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews
The Oboz Sawtooth stood out as being a very comfortable hiking boot after hiking all day.
If you want a mid-size hiking boot that you can take on those daylong or light weekend backpacking trips, these are definitely worth trying out.
It has proven to be a trusted and worthy hiking companion, earning the title of my new go-to hiking boot for any outdoor excursion.
Everything about these boots was perfect for me.
Oboz Sawtooth Mid BDry notable features
The Sawtooth Mid BDry enables hikers to tackle local trails with versatile performance. It owes its ability to stay watertight to the Oboz B-Dry waterproofing technology.
Offering enough support is the boot’s high-cut upper which is made chiefly of waterproof leather. It is capable of eliminating sweat, thanks to its moisture-wicking liner.
Oboz Sawtooth Mid BDry size and fit
A mid-cut, fairly true-to-size hiker for men and women is the Sawtooth Mid BDry. Whole and half sizes make up its sizing options. It is offered in regular width. Its lacing system, with its healthy number of eyelets, provides lockdown security and fit personalization. Its heel cup conforms to the shape of the foot. Wearers must take into account the boot’s contoured midfoot and wider-than-usual forefoot and toe regions.
With the boot’s Sawtooth outsole (an Oboz exclusive), adventurers can take on different types of terrain with ample amounts of slip and skid resistance. It is covered with self-cleaning lugs, strategically placed at key locations to grant users enough traction whether they are moving downhill, uphill, or laterally.
This Oboz gear has a dual-density midsole made of ethylene-vinyl acetate for stability and cushioning. The material used in its creation (ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA) makes it resilient and springy enough to effectively absorb shock on every landing. Within its medial zone lies a nylon shank—a component that doubles down on support and stability.
A company-owned footbed called O Fit Insole sits atop the Sawtooth Mid BDry’s midsole. This moisture-wicking insert is engineered with multiple densities to give users a combination of cushioning and support underfoot.
The Oboz Sawtooth Mid BDry’s upper is primarily made of two materials—waterproof nubuck leather and scuff-resistant textile. It is breathable on the inside yet watertight on the outside all thanks to B-Dry, Oboz’s proprietary waterproofing technology. It has a 3D molded heel counter for support and a hardy covering at the forefoot for toe protection. It also has vent panels on its sides for extra breathability.
A secure and precise lockdown is made possible with the help of the boot’s lacing system. Its classic design has a unique twist to it in that the top eyelets are open hooks, allowing wearers to make some final configurations with relative ease.
- This model is replaced by the Sawtooth II Mid BDry.