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Oboz Arete Low Hiking Shoe - Men's

$125.00
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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
  • Synthetic upper with TPU blends breathability and durability
  • A3 chassis provides protection from rocks and flexibility
  • 0 Fit insole provides cushion and support for longer adventures
  • EVA midsole is lightweight, supportive and cushioned
  • Tempest Outsole grips everything from dust to mud with ease
  • Item #OBZG029

Upper Material
synthetic, TPU overlay
Closure
lace
Footbed
0 Fit
Midsole
single-density EVA, EVA Super Skin (ESS) forefoot armoring, A3 chassis
Sole
Tempest
Claimed Weight
13.6oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 5

Everyday Shoe

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
11

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

>Rating: 3

Shadow Colorway Does Not Match Photo

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
10.5
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Great Shoes!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
13
Height
6` 6"
Weight
205 lbs

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!