Roee K.wrote a review of Oboz Sawtooth Mid B-Dry Hiking Boot - Men's on June 12, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion.
Since receiving my pair of the Oboz Sawtooth Mid B-Dry hiking boot, I've put about 40 miles on them on various terrain. Overall I've found them to be reasonably comfortable and well-constructed, but with a couple of notable shortfalls.
One issue was breathability. While breathability is always a trade-off with a waterproof boot, I found that the Oboz Sawtooth did not perform quite as well in this aspect as my Salomon Quest 4D GTX waterproof hiking boots. With the Sawtooth, moisture buildup from perspiration inside the boot was noticeable (read: soggy feet), whereas in the Quest my feet would stay nice and dry under similar conditions.
Another issue was lateral stability. This is a bit of a double-edged sword, and perhaps the most distinctive feature of the Oboz Sawtooth. The sole of the Sawtooth has a very rounded shape compared to most hiking boots, especially in the heel area, and this has a profound effect on how they feel. On the upside, the rounded sole does give the Sawtooth a very nimble feel for a hiking boot. The downside, however, is that it feels to me distinctly unstable in the lateral direction on uneven terrain. They tend to roll sideways, and to put it bluntly, if feels like it would be far too easy to roll an ankle in this boot on anything but flat terrain.
So with that, I would say that I found the Oboz Sawtooth Mid B-Dry hiking boot to be more suitable as a street shoe than a serious hiking boot. As a street shoe, or even for some easy hiking, it is comfortable and nimble, and could probably serve well in everyday use. But for more serious hiking on challenging terrain, I would go in a different direction.
I'm attaching a photo of the Oboz Sawtooth Mid B-Dry (left) next to the Salomon Quest 4D GTX (right), to illustrate the difference in the design of the sole.