Who should buy the Sypes Mid Leather Waterproof?

Are you almost convinced that this hiking boot is for you? Allow us to make things crystal-clearer for you. Wave your cash in front of the Sypes Mid Leather Waterproof if you are:

  • A big fan of leather hikers.
  • In need of extra heel support.
  • Someone who likes carrying a light pack on hikes.
  • An adventurer who prefers to sprint on level terrain.
  • Desperate for a boot that can tough it out in inclement conditions, whether on trails or in the city.

Who should pass on it?

Hikers who have stout piggies are better off with a different pair. For such adventurers, they can check out the broad-toed Sawtooth II Mid BDry, instead. Those who like tackling extra-muddy or mulchy downhills can instead bank on something more aggressive underfoot—something like the Bridger Mid BDry.

The Oboz Sypes Mid Leather Waterproof and the environment

This hiker is among Oboz’s eco-friendly offerings. Case in point: Its laces and quick-dry liner are made out of 100% recycled materials. The Sypes Mid Leather Waterproof is also part of the brand’s One More Tree program, which prompts Oboz to plant a tree for every one of their shoes sold.


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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.