Founded and headquartered in Bozeman, MT, Oboz footwear is hand-built—each pair is actually handled by 140 real people.
They design their our own lasts from the makeup of real feet. They collect, analyze and average the data to determine the most universally well-fitting shoe designs possible.
Apart from the durable workmanship and legendary foot-hugging comfort and support of their product, Oboz also partners with Trees for the Future. That means with every Oboz purchase, another tree is planted to help reduce CO2 and improve biodiversity while creating sustainable sources of crop shade, soil rehabilitation, food, windbreaks, medicine, mudslide control and more for communities that need them.
Recently we tried out two Oboz hikers:
Oboz Women’s Sapphire Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
The new Sapphire Mid‘s tuned EVA midsole provides soft cushioning while the TPU chassis provides protection you can trust. Articulation in the upper allows uninhibited forward motion, yet supports the ankle laterally on off-camber trails. Secure outsole traction takes you to the mountains and back.
Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
While the all-leather upper of the Bridger Mid nods to classic hikers of yore, there’s nothing old-fashioned about these stats: a pliable, extra comfortable collar; a lightweight TPU forefoot plate that preserves the shoe’s integrity (and your feet when the trail gets rocky); B-DRY waterproofing; a lightweight, aggressive outsole. Ready, set, go anywhere.