Even though your windshield tries to avoid flying rocks, the Oboz Men's Tamarack Hiking Shoes never back down from the challenge. From jutting rocks to thorny branches, these shoes push through everything thanks to their tough Granite Peak sole and rubber toe and heel caps.
No matter how much water makes its way onto the trail, the Tamarack shoes keep your socks dry with a BDry membrace and waterproof upper. Flexible leather wraps around your feet comfortably while textile mesh panels provide breathability without letting water in. And since these hiking shoes also have a board last, BFit Deluxe insole, dual-density EVA midsole, TPU chassis, and nylon shank, they provide exceptional support and cushioning as you move.
- Waterproof nubuck leather upper, textile lining
- BDry membrane
- Board lasted
- BFit Deluxe insole
- Dual-density EVA midsole
- TPU chassis, nylon shank
- Item #OBZ000I
- Q & A
Solid hiking shoe
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 10
Tried this as an alternative to the Merrill Moab GTX. This shoe is more substantial and heavier than the Merrill, and thus demands some breaking in for me. Haven't taken them for more than a few miles at a time yet.
Great all around hiking shoe!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
First off, you should know that Oboz is a killer small company owned privately by the people that run it. Where else can you find that. Second off they plant a tree for every pair they sell, so they like to give back, and they believe in quality, fit, and service meaning the fit/support is killer, the materials are bomber, and if you ever have questions or a problem, you can count on them to make it right. BOOM!
The tamarack is the big brother update to the classic best selling Firebrand. Basically it is the same shoe except with the update outsole that is stiffer and a little bit more aggressive. I like the big rubber 3D molded toe cap that protects the quality nubuck leather too. As with all Oboz the insole is super supportive too. If you need an all around waterproof hiker that can stand multiple whole day hike in a row, check out this shoe.