Our verdict


Wearers longing for a hiking shoe that can give loads of comfort with superior underfoot support may very well bank on the Firebrand II Low BDry. They can also rely on the shoe when it comes to waterproofing and toe protection. Unfortunately, this Oboz footwear might not be the best option for those who frequently navigate slippery trails.


  • Ultra-supportive footbed
  • Waterproof
  • Comfortable hiking shoe
  • Stellar toe protection
  • Offers a spacious toe box.
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight


  • Subpar traction on wet surfaces
  • Non-durable

Who should buy the Oboz Firebrand II Low BDry

Hikers who find great value in the Firebrand II Low BDry’s strengths should not be deterred from getting one. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers comfort, security, and protection.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is great for inclement weather as it comes with a waterproofing system.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers a classic lockdown system and gives the users a precise and secure fit.

Oboz Firebrand II Low BDry logo

Excellent traction

Day hikers can maintain their footing on the trail with ample traction thanks to the shoe’s Sawtooth outsole. This Oboz-exclusive component features aggressive lugs that not only produce grip but also shed away sticky substances like mud and debris. Its sides are lugged as well, giving users extra support for tricky off-camber turns and lateral maneuvers.

Oboz Firebrand II Low BDry outsole

Stable and comfortable underfoot cushioning

The Oboz Firebrand II Low BDry uses a dual-density EVA midsole which offers ground stability and underfoot cushioning. Its tough yet flexible construction grants protection from rocks and other terrain elements without sacrificing mobility. A nylon shank lies within its confines, improving the shoe’s supportiveness around the arch zone.

Oboz Firebrand II Low BDry midsole

Excellent heel support

Helping the midsole provide underfoot comfort is the O Fit Insole—yet another Oboz exclusive. Its multi-density construction offers zonal comfort, while its cupped rearfoot grants additional heel support.

Oboz Firebrand II Low BDry heel support

Excellent ventilation and waterproofing

Waterproof nubuck leather and abrasion-resistant fabric make up virtually the entirety of the Firebrand II Low BDry’s low-cut upper. It provides ample ventilation and waterproofing, thanks to the B-Dry technology it comes imbued with. Its tongue and collar are adequately padded, giving users a plush environment where the foot may rest comfortably.

Oboz Firebrand II Low BDry upper 1.0