Paul M.wrote a review of Oboz Bridger Mid B-Dry Hiking Boot - Men's on May 22, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
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?!