Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ???
Good shoe. Could of been better.
- Break-in time
Had them for about a year. I wanted a shoe that would take place of my heavy boots. Unfortunately, these were not it.
I have a narrow, low volume foot with moderate arch. At first these seemed slimmer than Merrell and Krebs, but after an overnight hike, I noticed a good amount of slipping. Also take forever to break in.
Although they are comfortable and supportive, they are not "The One".
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $130
Great lightweight trail shoes for day or overnight trips.
- Nice look
- Good price
- Difficult to break in
- Poor fit
I was excited about this shoe. For one, it is made in the USA and wanted to encourage a USA-based company.
Two, I really liked the way it looked. I have always used stiff backpacking boots for day or mutli-day trips but was ready to convert to using lighter shoes for my backpacking trips. I thought this would do it.
However, I gave it many trials and I kept getting blisters after blisters, and so I finally gave up trying to break the shoes. My arch also started hurting so I got worried about getting permanent arch inflammation. I returned them even though I had great hopes.
Overall, I think it is designed for warmer weather. It has a great grip, especially for rock scrambling which is what I tend to do a lot of. I think it fits true to size, but once again, since I never was able to break through, perhaps I didn't have the right fit for me foot size.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
My Sawtooth shoes are the first, probably the only shoe ever, that did not require me to pull out the inner liner and replace it with custom made inserts. I wear these shoes all day, pretty much every day and they just get better. I believe that exceptional products have the ability to make you a convert to a brand, and the Sawtooth is one of those. Gerard T., Woollahra, Australia
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The versatile Sawtooth from Oboz delivers the comfort, support, and traction you need on and off the trail.
- EMS refers to the men's version
Trail worthy? Check Comfortable? Check The Sawtooth, built with a dual-densitycompression molded EVA midsole and a high-friction, carbon rubber outsole, is best suited for day hikes
- SunnySports refers to the men's version
Oboz Sawtooth cross-trainers are well-suited for trail running, fast packing and other adventures that demand dependable, lightweight footwear. Nubuck leather uppers feature abrasion-resistant nylon mesh panels for just the right combination of protection and breathability. Nylon mesh linings wick moisture, dry quickly and further enhance breathability. Anatomic EVA footbeds and dual-density EVA midsoles provide cushioning over long trail runs or short sprints through fields. Nylon shanks offer torsional stability and protection underfoot, increasing surefootedness on varied terrain and reducing rock bruising. Aggressively lugged outsoles utilize a durable, sticky rubber for exceptional grip in all directions on both wet and dry surfaces.
- REI refers to the men's version