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Oboz Sawtooth

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   0
3-star:   2
2-star:   0
1-star:   0
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Good shoe. Could of been better. Had them for about…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ???

Summary

Good shoe. Could of been better.

Pros

  • Looks
  • Soles/grip
  • Breathable
  • Rigid

Cons

  • Fit
  • 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".

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Great lightweight trail shoes for day or overnight…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $130

Summary

Great lightweight trail shoes for day or overnight trips.

Pros

  • Nice look
  • Lightweight
  • Good price

Cons

  • 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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