Who should buy the Oboz Wind River III BDry
The Oboz Wind River III BDry offering has the necessary qualities of backpacking boots. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a shoe that is designed for wearers tackling challenging trails.
- Prefer a waterproof boot and has an O Fit insole for additional cushioning.
- Prefer a shoe that has visible modifications and is seen in the set of V-shaped lugs.
This mid-top backpacking boot from Oboz features the Wind River outsole. Its surface is filled with 4.5mm-deep lugs of various shapes—irregular in the middle and V-shaped along the lateral and medial sides. Triangular protrusions are also strategically placed.
All of these are responsible for delivering traction to the user. Special patterns found on the front and back ends assist the wearer during uphill and downhill trails, respectively.
Flexible and supportive cushioning
The midsole unit has three components: a single-density EVA forefoot for cushioning, a cored-out PU heel pod for support (without the added bulk), and an asymmetrical TPU chassis for a firm yet flexible underfoot.
Atop this element is the removable O Fit insole. It provides underfoot comfort, keeps a dry environment, and helps maintain the position of the foot inside the boot.
Waterproof and breathable
The upper of the Oboz Wind River III BDry is a combo of abrasion-resistant textile and waterproof nubuck leather. The vent panels are noticeably large to deliver breathability. A BDry PU bootie lines its interior, keeping it watertight. There is a molded rubber toe cap that serves as a shield and reinforcement.
Easy to wear
The closure system features webbing eyelets, metal loops, and hooks. Fit management is made possible by the round lace that runs through them. There is a pull tab at the heel for on and off convenience.