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 designed 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 for 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 promises 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

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 519g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal
BRAND Brand: Oboz

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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.