If the trail wasn't rough, it wouldn't be interesting.
Whether you're exploring unnamed canyons in a remote corner of the Colorado plateau or summiting 14ers in the West Elks, the Oboz Men's Firebrand II Hiking Shoes will handle what lies ahead with a waterproof construction, aggressive sole, and cushioning midsole. The Firebrand II toes the line between beefy boot and lightweight hiking shoe, with an upper that sits low but is made with stout, wear-resistant nubuck leather and textile panels. A protective toe cap protects against scuffs and scrapes, while a waterproof insert shields against any rain or water your feet might encounter on the trail. The Firebrand II features Oboz's Sawtooth sole, which extends the lugs of the sole up around the sides of the shoe to offer additional traction when traversing side-sloping and deeply rutted trails. A nylon shank within the dual-density midsole increases stability when hiking between cairns across scree fields, and the BFit Deluxe insole offers a comfortable and supportive fit right out of the box.
- BDry waterproof membrane
- Nubuck leather and textile upper
- Molded rubber toe cap
- Dual-density EVA midsole
- Nylon shank
- BFit Deluxe insole
- Sawtooth rubber sole
- Item #OBZ000B
- Q & A
Oboz Firebrand II Low
1. Nylon shank offers added support between heel and forefoot.
2. Dual density EVA midsole provides supportive balanced cushioning.
A thru-hiker cult favorite and classic Oboz outsole, built to be versatile, flexible and supportive. The map molded in the bottom of the outsole features the Sawtooth mountain range near Sun Valley, Idaho.
Oboz O Fit Insole
OBOZ™ O FIT Insole™ is designed to deliver an unmatched fit, feel and performance for wherever the trail may lead.
My favorite do-it-all shoe
Okay, well 'almost' do-it-all. I don't run, bike, paddle, or ski in them, but they are fantastic trail shoes and I've worn my current pair for over four years now nearly every day. Even after this amount of hard use I am amazed at how they've kept my feet dry this past fall running around in wet grass for hours while coaching my son's football practices. They are supremely comfortable for my size 9.5, high-arched feet and are great as approach shoes or even casual office wear. The only signs of wear that I can find are on the fabric lowers to the inside and outside of the foot near the toes, even the insoles are still in good shape! Still waterproof though and yet no issues with clamminess or smell. I do wear Smartwool socks though year round.
Don't fit my foot
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 10.5
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 160lbs
These have a very low and narrow heel. First pair of hiking shoes I've had in a long time that weren't comfortable right away. Tried to break them in with a short hike, and wound up with quarter-sized blisters on BOTH heels after about a mile and a half. They do seem to be well made, but...
I'll be going back to Keens or Merrells, I guess!
Good Fit For Narrow Foot
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Have size 14+, narrow, long, low volume feet. 14's often too short though foot measures 14. Get good fit with this shoe in size 14. On my 3rd pair. Put a lot of mileage on shoes each year. Sharper edges of grip wear down after a while making them a bit more likely to slide since I am most often on steeper terrain. Soles wear down before uppers but that is after hundreds of miles, often on rough, steep, terrain, and in all kinds of weather. Seem pretty waterproof. Very sturdy shoe. Well made. They do tend to be slippery on wet, slick, or icy surfaces. Shoe laces well.