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Oboz Sawtooth II Low Hiking Shoe - Men's

$115.00
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Why We Like The Sawtooth II Low Hiking Shoe

The perfect hike takes serious planning and intense maneuvering, and Oboz created the Men's Sawtooth Low Hiking Shoe to make it happen. No matter what mountain we want to tackle, this hiking shoe resists abrasion and breathe like a dream thanks to their nubuck leather and mesh uppers, and offers optimal traction over rugged terrain from their grippy and durable Sawtooth rubber soles. From long treks through the woods to short hikes in the desert, the Sawtooth provides cushioning with their O fit insole and dual-density EVA midsole, as well as flexibility from their 3D molded heel counter and abrasion-resistant textile lining.

  • Lightweight but supportive hiking boot for treks of all lengths
  • Nubuck upper is abrasion resistant, flexible, and classic
  • Lighweight construction keeps you moving quickly and comfortably
  • Dual density EVA provides comfort and cushioning on long hikes
  • O fit insole wicks moisture while providing support and cushioning
  • Sawtooth outsole grips well, sheds mud, and boosts stability
  • Item #OBZ0027

Upper Material
nubuck leather
Closure
lace
Footbed
0 Fit insole
Midsole
dual density EVA
Sole
Sawtooth
Claimed Weight
[size 9, one shoe] 15.6oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 3

Not my fav

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
11 1/2
Height
6` 1"
Weight
180 lbs

Purchased these for section hiking the AT. Two days in started getting blisters on my left toes. For me the toe box on these shoes seems small even though I bought a 1/2 larger than I usually wear. Seem to offer decent arch support over the relatively rough terrain I was hiking (an 80 mile stretch in VA). Every time I'd descend I could feel my toes abrading as they pushed against to toe box. Work ok hiking on more level ground. Now looking for a replacement.

>Rating: 3

Improvements didn't go far enough

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
12
Height
6` 2"
Weight
175 lbs

Granted I'm pretty rough on these shoes. I've used a pair of the original Sawtooths and then the Sawtooth II for longer distance backpacking days in both desert and alpine environments. Both versions offer a supportive mid-sole, sufficient stiffness to protect from rough trail obstacles, a real-life footbed, and a roomy toe box. My issues with the original Sawtooth included separation of the toe bumper and an upper that was not very breathable and durable. They pretty much looked trashed after less than 100 trail miles. I had high hopes for the II's, and the ills of the original version were somewhat addressed. The stable platform was retained, and the upper is now more durable and breathable. Unfortunately the toe bumper separation issue was not addressed (enter shoe gu), and a new problem has arisen. The linings of both heels have developed holes, possibly due to an underlying seam. I had no blister issues with the originals, but the II's have inspired me to break out the duct tape and blister patches. Perhaps they weren't designed for my application. If you're a casual day hiker they might be your ticket (I prefer trail runners for day adventures). As far as a backpacking shoe, I'll be exploring other options.

>Rating: 5

Sawtooth II fits great!

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

Love the new updates

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All New Sawtooth 2! Whats different?

The sawtooth 2 has been redone.... A little... In the best of ways. Everything you still love about the sawtooth is still there. The best out of the box support of any brand, nubuck leather upper, wider in the forefoot, narrower in the heel (fits the same as the old sawtooth) but some things have changed... For the better! 1st- Oboz addressed the issue that some customers were being rubbed wrong on the ankle bone. So they lowered the cuff height (on men's and women's models). They also have a more malleable mesh on the cuff now instead of leather so it will break in much easier and form to the ankle bone a bit more than the previous generation of sawtooth. 2nd- They reimagined the heel counter. It comes further forward than the sawtooth I. This means more structure, support and overall confidence on the trail. 3rd- More aesthetic than anything, the sawtooth lost a few of the "windows" on the side of the shoe but the windows were made larger. This means more ventilation when charging up or down the mountain. These are the biggest difference from Sawtooth I to Sawtooth II. Overall the change is welcomed and its a refresher no one thought the sawtooth needed until they tried on the new an improved version. Get some and see for yourself. Oh and the price didn't change. A welcomed affirmation from Oboz that they are about getting shoes on peoples feet and getting outside, not reaching into their wallets.

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