Never heard of Oboz footwear before? That's okay — neither had we before this review. This small, Montana-based company cranks out innovative footwear, including our favorite women's hiking shoe, the Oboz Sawtooth Low BDry. There were so many things to like about this shoe, including great cushioning and support, aggressive tread that works on a variety of terrain, a waterproof membrane, and a combo leather/mesh upper for breathability. It is on the heavier side, even with the "cut-out" sole design, and the shoe was cut almost too wide for us in the women's size 10 that we tested; while we were still able to get a good fit, the laces were cinched down to their narrowest point. If you're looking for a burly hiking shoe that can tackle any day hike you might take that is stable enough for backpacking as well, this is the shoe for you. If you are looking for supreme cushioning, check out our Top Pick for Comfort, the Hoka One One Tor Summit WP - Women's.
Oboz is offering our favorite hiking shoe as a boot as well! At $150, compared to the Lo's $140, the Oboz Sawtooth Mid BDry - Women's gives more support and stability on top of all the qualities that made the Low an incredible all-arounder. If you like to travel on a variety of terrain but want that little bit of added support, the Mid may be the perfect fit for you.