Who should buy the Oboz Cirque Low

The Oboz Cirque Low is a practical option for summer hiking trips.  It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts seeking comfort and trail performance for trips set in warm weather.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is engineered with an emphasis on lightness and breathability.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that supplies multidirectional traction on most types of terrain.

Oboz Cirque Low logo

Provides stability over challenging terrain

This trail-centric offering from Oboz features a Tempest rubber outsole to keep wearers stable over challenging terrain. Its profile is filled with irregular-shaped center and perimeter lugs to render traction.

Oboz Cirque Low outsole

Excellent grip on uphill and downhill conditions

Active flex grooves are found on both ends of the outsole for added grip on uphill and downhill conditions. The sole also extends towards the toe to provide protection from accidental bumps.

Oboz Cirque Low outsole 1

Flexible and shock-absorbing cushioning

The Oboz Cirque Low uses a single-density EVA midsole to give cushioning and shock absorption. It is combined with the brand’s patented A3 Chassis, which houses independent thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) stabilizers for torsional flexibility. 

Oboz Cirque Low midsole 2

Rigid and supportive

A shank is integrated into the chassis to provide rigidity and support on various flex points. An ESS forefoot plate is also embedded into the Cirque Low’s midsole for underfoot protection from stone bruising.

Oboz Cirque Low midsole 1

Excellent arch support

Oboz’s proprietary O-Fit footbed is positioned on top of the sole unit. Its multi-density EVA construction and anatomically-molded design grants support to the user’s arches. The footbed’s top layer is also crafted to wick moisture away for extra comfort underfoot.

Oboz Cirque Low arch

Excellent ventilation and durability

The Oboz Cirque Low comes with a synthetic microsuede upper with no-sew panels to maximize breathability in warm environments. A mudguard composed of the same material wraps around the upper to provide durability. Its toe box is reinforced with a rubber cap to protect the user from trail debris.

Oboz Cirque Low upper

The traditional lacing system and easy to wear

The shoe’s traditional lace system uses a series of fabric and metal eyelets for fit management. Its tongue and collar are padded to deliver comfort. Lastly, a pull tab is found on the back of the collar to facilitate easy on and off.

Oboz Cirque Low collar

Additional Info

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 451g / Women 323g
Use: Day Hiking, Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Breathable
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Oboz
Construction: Lace-to-toe

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.