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Arete Low Hiking Shoe - Men's

4.5 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
Current price: $75.00 Original price: $125.00
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Why We Like The Oboz Arete Low Hiking Shoe

The Arete Low is a hiking shoe that does a great job of balancing support, comfort, and weight savings. The key to this combination is the A3 chassis that will inspire confidence and ensure you can perform at your best from trailhead to summit.


  • Low profile hiker that keeps you moving comfortably
  • Breathable mesh upper offers weather resistance
  • TPU overlays and toe cap increase durability
  • A3 chassis provides protection from rocks and flexibility
  • TPU stabilizers give torsional flex and allow natural articulation
  • 0 Fit insole provides cushion and support for longer adventures
  • EVA midsole delivers lightweight shock absorption
  • Tempest Outsole gives grip on all terrain types
  • Item #OBZG029
Upper Material
[face fabric] weather-resistant open-spacer mesh, [overlays] TPU
0 Fit
A3 chassis (single-density EVA, independent TPU stabilizers, EVA Super Skin (ESS) forefoot armoring)
Tempest rubber
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
backpacking, hiking

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 4 ratings

Review Summary

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Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

May 20, 2023

Fully gusseted tongue !!!

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 11"

Super comfortable, fully gusseted tongue, breathable, light weight

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Cory M
5 out of 5 stars

June 3, 2021

Everyday Shoe

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

I bought these shoes for everyday wear and they have been fantastic. It is a little weird getting used to the insoles but after a day of wear they feel great and I will look into their hiking boots for this summer

Brandan K
3 out of 5 stars

October 24, 2020

Shadow Colorway Does Not Match Photo

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:

The color of the photo for the "shadow" colorway is not accurate. I purchased and found the actual color to be much darker. I would describe the "shadow" colorway as more of a black scheme with dark gray accents, while the photo makes it appear more of a medium gray. I returned without using, though in my evaluation I did find the shoe to be incredibly comfortable and well fitting right out of the box (like most other Oboz I have tried). Foot bed seems very broad and stable, especially given the featherweight construction. Naturally wide toe box for which Oboz is well known fit my wider foot without the need need for a "wide" size. Would have loved to add to my hiking shoe collection and expect it would have made a great warm weather hiking addition. I just didn't care for the "shadow" colorway for reasons stated.

David K
5 out of 5 stars

April 6, 2020

Great Shoes!

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
6' 6"

Love this shoe. Fits my foot better than any other Oboz. a little lower profile/volum, but not super low volume like sportiva. Still has a average width toebox, but with a little less volume over the instep it feels more secure on my foot. Its also much lighter on foot than traditional hiking shoes. Love them!

Stephen N