With so many choices in the market, choosing the right hiking boot can be difficult. But the consideration everyone looks for first is comfort.
Ten years ago, Oboz — based in Bozeman, Mont. — created its first version of the Sawtooth, which put the small company on the map with outdoor enthusiasts. This year it introduced the Sawtooth X to celebrate the anniversary and update the staple with some impressive new touches. The boot has been successful because it works. It features a proprietary insole from Oboz that’s molded to match the shape and construction of the shoe and provide excellent performance and feel. The midsole is made with a rubberized EVA designed to adapt to the terrain and provide a soft landing for heel strikers. The outer sole is slip-resistant and durable, while the upper is constructed with Cordura fabric to protect your feet from trail debris. Choose from low- or high-ankle support and waterproof or non-waterproof construction, depending on the type of hiking you’ll be doing.
No matter which model you choose, you’ll get a comfortable ride to help you tackle the toughest trail.
Price: $125-$165, obozfootwear.com
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This story was originally published May 26, 2022 5:30 AM.