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Oboz Bridger Mid B-Dry Hiking Boot - Men's

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Bridger Mid B-Dry Hiking Boot

Leather hiking boots are as classic as chunky wool socks, A-frame tents, and marshmallows on sticks, but the Oboz Bridger Mid BDry Men's Hiking Boot isn't as old-fashioned as that trifecta. The upper is made from nubuck, just like your dad's old boots, but it's lined with a BDry waterproof and breathable membrane, so your feet stay dry on sloppy trails and rainy days. Support is served up by the dual-density EVA midsole and BFit deluxe insole, which prop up your arch and cushion the ball of your feet, while stability and rock protection come courtesy of the TPU chassis and nylon shank. Oboz's chunky and heavily lugged Granite Peak rubber sole finish the Bridger off with a burly, grippy bottom that improves traction, braking, and stability on off-camber trails.

  • Oboz's flagship hiking boot
  • Waterproof nubuck leather upper is durable for the long haul
  • BDry waterproof and breathable membrane keeps feet dry
  • BFit deluxe insole adds comfort on the trail
  • TPU forefoot and Granite Peak outsole add protection and grip
  • Item #OBZ000L

Upper Material
nubuck leather
Waterproofing
BDry membrane
Closure
lace
Footbed
BFit Deluxe
Midsole
dual-density EVA, TPU chassis, nylon shank
Sole
Granite Peak (rubber)
Claimed Weight
[single, size 9] 1lb 3oz
Recommended Use
hiking, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 5

I have planter fasciitis

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought
10
Height
5` 9"
Weight
205 lbs

I tried Merrells in a store, and thought "they feel great." I decided you never know, and headed somewhere else from there. I tried on these Oboz, and was mind blown! That was two years ago. I have not had tons of time for hiking, I have only hiked in these several times. But, for my planter fasciitis, I have worn these boots 6 to 10 hours, 4 to 6 days per week, for the last 2 years, taking steps, with very few breaks, walking, usually on hard tile, or roads. I sometimes even work out in these. Lol With that said, 2 years later now, they are still keeping the planter fasciitis arch problems under arrest!, and they are still odorless. lol Thank you Oboz. I still brag about them, I LOVE these boots.

I
>Rating: 5

I have planter fasciitis

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought
10
Height
5` 9"
Weight
205 lbs

I tried Merrells in a store, and thought "they feel great." I decided you never know, and headed somewhere else from there. I tried on these Oboz, and was mind blown! That was two years ago. I have not had tons of time for hiking, I have only hiked in these several times. But, for my planter fasciitis, I have worn these boots 6 to 10 hours, 4 to 6 days per week, for the last 2 years, taking steps, with very few breaks, walking, usually on hard tile, or roads. I sometimes even work out in these. Lol With that said, 2 years later now, they are still keeping the planter fasciitis arch problems under arrest!, and they are still odorless. lol Thank you Oboz. I still brag about them, I LOVE these boots.

I
>Rating: 2

Just not ready for prime time

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
12
Height
6` 0"
Weight
185 lbs

This is my fourth pair of Oboz boots (my second Bridger 3-season, and I've gone through 2 pairs of Bridger Insulated). I fell in love with them initially because of the comfort (I have feet that are a challenge to fit, and these fit like a glove). I've had to return the first 3 pairs because of water leaks at the outside pivot points (near my great and smallest toes), and I'm now attempting to return my 2nd pair of 3-season Bridger boots because the orange segments on the bottom soles are delaminating and falling off. I keep a hiking log, and the soles are falling apart after about 140 miles. Another issue I've noticed with these boots is that they don't grip well, and I tend to slip and slide where the other hikers I'm with don't have any issues. It's happened so many times that I think there is an issue with the grip of these soles. I wanted to love these boots, as they're very comfortable, but I'm afraid they're just not ready for prime time.

This
>Rating: 4

Great shoe - lousy shipping process

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
8
Height
5` 7"
Weight
185 lbs

These are probably my tenth pair of Oboz. I am always careful when rating footwear because, in case you didn’t notice, we all have different feet. The shoes fit me like a glove. They are one of only two brands I wear. Traction is very good. Comfort is the best. Durability is top notch and I am tough on them. I am a landscaper and landscape designer. Recently, the pair I ordered were shipped via the UPS/USPS method. The package arrived at my local PO in two days. Then it went on a five state trip before it returned to the same local PO and was delivered. This happens nearly every time this method is used. The USPS is the most unreliable type of delivery service on the planet and have proven it time and time again. I will not place another order when this is the method of shipping. I tried to share this with a BackCountry rep and was provided a canned pat on the head response. Very disappointing. The warehouse is 150 miles from my home. I just ordered from another vendor and had product in my hands in two days.

>Rating: 2

Terrible traction

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 9"
Weight
170 lbs

I wanted to love these. They are super comfortable on my feet on easy dirt/mud terrain. The toe box is wonderfully wide. BUT I am slipping and sliding on any technical terrain. There is no edging capability whatsoever, so if I step on just my toes, I slip around. I have to be intentional to step with the ball of my foot on every single step. If rocks or roots are at all wet, my whole hike is precarious. It truly feels like ice skating down the trail (and I am a terrible ice skater.) Or like going down a mountain bike trail on a racing road bike. I will be replacing these with boots with a more sticky rubber soon.

Refreshing to read your critique. For the longest time, I thought all my slipping was me, but I've also come to the conclusion that these soles just don't grip the way other boot soles do. On a regular basis, I'll slip on a rock that my hiking partner just walked on without slipping. These soles just don't cut it.

>Rating: 3

Hot

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
11.5
Height
5` 9"
Weight
156 lbs

This boot fit my foot very nice - I read reviews and ordered a half size larger (11.5) and I think this was a good call. I had tried on size 11 at REI and noticed the footbox is a bit narrow. The feel of the boot is great; nice cushy feel and great grip, and very light for a boot with superb support. I think these light boots could easily deal with a 35# pack for a weekend trek. My first excursion was a 7 mile up and down hike on really steep hills in Monterey, CA in 68 degrees and absolutely dry conditions. When we got home I took the boots off and my socks were soaking wet; I guess I'm spoiled by my leather lined Lowa boots that actually breathe. Today I took the Oboz out for a 1 mile walk in cool conditions; again my socks were soaking wet - the boat is too hot for me. Since purchasing, I've read other reviews with similar comments.

>Rating: 5

Just want I needed!

This hiking boots offer the perfect amount of support and grip for the rough terrain!

>Rating: 5

Bridger Mid vs. Sawtooth Mid

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

GEAR REVIEWS WHICH OBOZ IS RIGHT FOR ME: BRIDGER MID OR SAWTOOTH MID? BACK TO GEAR REVIEWS The ultimate goal when it comes to proper hiking footwear is finding something that allows you to forget about your footwear so you can focus on other things, like the hike, your breath and the view. That’s why finding the right hiking boot is so important. Often, when it comes to hiking anything more than an easy trail, many people prefer a mid-height, substantial boot. The two most popular mid-size models that Oboz offers are the Bridger Mid and the Sawtooth Mid. Both will get you wherever you’re going effectively and comfortably, but each has different features that may be desirable depending on what’s most important to you. Bridger Mid It has proven to be so solid and reliable for me, particular for backpacking, because of its lightweight, ankle support, durability and comfort. The break-in is famous for being almost immediate, which is fantastic. Because of its overall quality, it’s probably the most diverse hiking boot out there and I’ve often found myself wearing mine casually in the city Sawtooth Mid BDry The aesthetic is very similar to the Bridger, but there are some differences in the design. I find it to be a narrower fit than the Bridger, and the rounder heel encourages a rolling motion that naturally keeps you engaged. It also has more of a buffer zone between the foot and the ground than the Bridger does. Depending on who you are this can be a plus or a minus—do you want your feet to absorb minimal impact or do you want to have more of a interaction with the terrain? That’s a personal call. The Bottom Line Both are awesome boots, but because the Bridget Mid feels more substantial, I prefer it for hiking in conditions that are more intense, with a lot of heavy and diverse terrain (think roots and boulders). That being said, the Sawtooths are my go-to hiking boot, simply because of their comfort. Unless I’m doing a hike where I feel like my feet need that extra support from the sturdiness of the Bridgers, I’m likely taking my Sawtooths. Bottom line: I’ve taken both through hell, without having to put my feet through hell.

>Rating: 5

Mens Oboz Bridger

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
11M
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

Ya know, I've been a USA Danner fan since 1994 when I drove 25 miles in an ice storm to buy a pair locally. I still have them, they don't look that used really, and they still stand up on their own as a true 8" boot. The sole is still in great condition... ...then 2 years ago at an LL Bean store in New Hampshire, a salesman tried to turn me on to a pair of Oboz. I chose a different boot, that I later exchanged for the Oboz Bridger. WOW! I now in 2 years have 5 pairs of Oboz and my wife has a pair of the Bridgers as well, that she really likes. Fit-The arch felt a tad odd, like my heel was cradled in a slightly lower recess. I was skeptical that this new found arch support would go the distance, without hurting my joints like the die hard USA made Danners had began to do. Every time I switch back to one of my several pairs of Danners, my hip knees or back disagree with my choice. These Oboz, I can't even notice this arch support I first noticed when I put them on or any length of wearing. They work in unison with my body now, right out of the box, or 18 months to 2 years old (I do rotate my footwear). The heal is locked into a more narrow channel, and the toe box is perfect for my foot. Comfortable all day Heat- some yes, but they breathe better or are less hot than the ventilated Wind River Oboz I just got last week. The comfort over rides any heat for me. Performance-So far no issues with the BDry water proofing. All day comfort to get you back to camp, or through an all day theme park excursion, shopping with the wife and standing in line for hours. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the salesman who tsuggested Oboz Hiking. Very disappointed that their Winter protection does not exceed minimal protection from the cold. Can't say good bye to a trusted friend till that problem is corrected! Bring on the EXTREME Winter protection Oboz!!! Greater than 400g too...please?!

>Rating: 4

Solid Hiking Shoe

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
10.5
Height
6` 0"
Weight
200 lbs

Very tough and durable sole but has comfort and width to accmodates most people. Supportive mid for ankles and traditional lacing that does not come undone very easily. At first when walking on normal flooring you might think the sole is a little too stiff but after walking on grass or anything but concrete they feel a lot better and obviously are for hiking so in the element they are intended for. Reinforced toes and heels so if you think you want to use in the winter they will be able to take a beating and keep on going. Very comfortable lining all the way around. Don;t sleep on OBoz (Outside Bozeman) they will be a solid purchase for you.

>Rating:

Granite Peak Outsole

Our quintessential hiking outsole built to be supportive and protective. If you’re tired of feeling rocks and roots underfoot look no further. The map molded in the bottom of the outsole features Granite Peak, the tallest peak in Montana.

Our
>Rating:

Oboz O Fit Insole

OBOZ™ O FIT Insole™ is designed to deliver an unmatched fit, feel and performance for wherever the trail may lead.

>Rating: 5

I like 'em.

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
10
Height
5` 11"
Weight
175 lbs

I bought this boot for winter hiking in the South. I have Merrell Moab Ventilator mids for three season wear. I got the shale gray color which looks just like the picture. The boots came with two sets of laces. The blue ones that are pictured and some black with blue specks laces. After buying these boots I wore them around town for about a week before taking them on a 38 mile backpacking trip in the NC mountains. At first they were a little stiff on my ankles around the top. After a few days that broke in nicely. The insoles are pretty comfortable, but I replaced them with my Montrail inserts that I like better. I love the way these boots look and feel. They are very comfortable and provide a decent amount of support. My foot measures 9.5, but I bought a 10 to allow for expansion when my foot heats up. They fit perfectly. My foot seems to fit in Oboz shoes better than any other. I've tried Salomon, but they just don't feel right on my feet. The first day of my hike was mostly down hill and my feet were sliding forward a bit and my toes were hitting the front of the shoe. After locking my laces I had no more trouble with that. The sole is somewhat stiff. Definitely stiffer than the Merrells. I like the support, stability and protection that offers. These boots are waterproof and I had no trouble with water getting in after crossing numerous creeks on my trip. My feet did sweat, but not excessively. They are definitely warmer than my Moabs, so I would not want to wear them in hot weather. I'm happy with my purchase and I would recommend them.

>Rating: 4

Durable

Certainly a great buy for those who are outside hitting trails or outdoor terrain. They are snug and eliminate any foot movement inside the shoe which reduces blisters for me. I wear these to the race tracks and they have stayed in pretty good condition for the amount of use I've put them through.

>Rating:

Oboz Granite Peak Midsole

Nylon shank offers added support between heel and forefoot. Dual density EVA midsole provides supportive balanced cushioning. TPU chassis adds protection and torsional stability underfoot.

Nylon
>Rating:

Oboz O FIT Insole ™

Our anatomically-designed insole maximizes stability and support with a supportive arch and a deep cushioning heel cup. Triple-density EVA throughout provides both cushioning and durability, and a shot of urethane under the metatarsals and heels adds extra protection to high-strike zones.

Our
>Rating:

Oboz Bridger Mid B-Dry Waterproof

While the all-leather upper of the Bridger nods to classic hikers of yore, there's nothing old-fashioned about these stats: a pliable, extra comfortable collar; a lightweight TPU forefoot plate that preserves the shoe's integrity (and your feet when the trail gets rocky); B-DRY waterproofing; metal hardware and a lightweight, aggressive outsole. Unlike the waffle stompers of our youth, the Bridger's leather goodness comes with practically no break-in time. Ready. Set. Go anywhere.

>Rating: 5

Oboz Bridger Mid B Dry Shale Gray

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Love this boot. Lightweight, great grip and fit. Heel is cradled very nicely. Sizing - in my opinion and the previous reviewers - does run small. I ordered 1/2 size larger and the fit is spot on. I usually find I have to order decent insoles whenever I buy hiking boots but the OEM insole is awesome providing an extra layer of cushioning and great arch support. Haven't water tested yet but will update this review once I've done some creek crossings. Look good with jeans too!

Love
>Rating: 3

Size runs small

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
10M
Height
5` 11"
Weight
220 lbs

Other reviewers indicate true to size, beware I found this not to be true. These boots will fit a narrow fit better than a wide fit have good arch support and a sturdy tread but run a half size small.

>Rating: 4

Great boot, wish the tread was better

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
11
Height
6` 0"
Weight
155 lbs

These would be some awesome boots if Oboz would just use some good quality rubber like Vibram for the treads. Instead they feel like they're made out of some sort of foam. I have never experienced anything like this before with boots, large chunks of the tread just tearing off. The bottoms look like they've been gnawed on by a carnivorous animal. That said I have put hundreds of miles on these boots, but this began happening pretty soon after buying them. I still give them four stars because they are extremely comfortable, light, and I always prefer a full leather boot. Plus they get points for looking cool. I have retired them after about three years and have bought boots with Vibram treads.

These

Mine look pretty much the same although from less use. And I really don't like the thought of leaving bits of plastic all over the trail. Really disappointing.

I'm wondering if road salt, or sharp edged rocks cause that with these soles. I hate to think most rocks would cause that. I'm guessing these are a bit better than vibram, for the smoothest rocks when they are wet? But the smoothest rocks have the sharpest edges? To me, a couple treads are a really small sacrifice, over 3 years, IF water will never make it all the way to someone's foot, for those who don't want much moisture...?

>Rating:

I have more of a flat foot, so I'm unsure if the arch would be bothersome. Is there different types of insoles I can get?