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Oboz Men's Sawtooth Mid

rated 4.5 of 5 stars

The Men's Sawtooth Mid has been discontinued. It was replaced by the Oboz Sawtooth II Mid.

photo: Oboz Men's Sawtooth Mid hiking boot


men's size 9 women's size 7
Price MSRP: $135.00
Historic Range: $19.96-$150.00
Reviewers Paid: $140.00
Weight 1.5 lb per boot 1 lb per boot
Materials Nubuck leather, BDry waterproof membrane


2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Fit, function, breathability, dryness, warmth? (yes, warmth.)


  • Fit!
  • Keep my feet dry and relatively warm for a non-insulated boot
  • Awesome footbed (no need to go spend $40 on an overpriced Superfeet footbed)


  • None yet

Can't recommend these boots enough! Bought these after having Salomon, Keen, Merrell, and even Danner (still in the closet). While they were all good boots in their own right, none of them really fit well or covered all of my needs.

My OBOZ seem to do it all! I have a narrow foot, even narrower heel, and these fit right out of the box. Support is exceptional, and the heel pocket seems to just grab my foot and hold it just snuggly enough. My feet seemed to stay cold anytime I was outdoors in other boots. I spend a lot of time on the snow doing ski demos for a ski company during the winter and my feet actually stayed warm on a 23-degree day with 3-4 inches of new snow two weeks ago (they are not advertised as winter/snow boots)

The water-proofness of these boots is outstanding—snow, slush, rain, puddles, wet grass, even shallow creeks are not a worry. The wrap around traction of the sole lugs are great in the mud and snow.The best thing about the boots is the incredible footbed! Every other boot I've purchased ended up having to have a pair of Superfeet footbeds to fit right and be comfortable for all day use, not my OBOZ!

I'm eager to try some of the low-cut models if my other brands were to accidentally disappear. Seriously... I'm disappointed it took so long to come upon this great boot company, but now I'm a huge fan for them. You won't be disappointed.

Source: bought via a "pro deal"


Welcome to Trailspace, Mitch! Thanks for the review of your Oboz boots. If you have some pictures of them, those would be helpful to see in your review too.

3 years ago

Love this boot. Great waterproof boot, decent breath-ability and moderate price line.


  • Very durable
  • Waterproof
  • Great soles


  • Heavy
  • Could have better breath-ability

Fit: These boots are snug. When you push your foot in, it's almost like you are clicking into snowboard bindings. Your foot feels right. There are no hot spots, decent arches and the boot really contours to your foot well.

Comfort: It took me no time to break them in. The first day I got them, I took them on a ten-mile hike throughout the dunes. They handled everything great.

Support: Could be better. I have a tendency of being dumb and rolling my ankles, most mid-height boots prevent me from being able to roll an ankle, these don't. I haven't hurt myself yet wearing these boots, but definitely a concern for me.

Waterproofing: The waterproofing is great, my feet always stay dry. If I was to use these in truly wet situations I would put on a pair of gaiters. Around the laces it lets in a little bit of water, but that's only when the boot is completely submerged. For puddles and rain, these boots have no problems.

Traction: Traction is probably my favorite part about these boots, I've used them for disc golf and hiking and put a decent amount of miles on them, and the traction is just like when I bought them. I tend to rip through soles, solomon's didn't stand a chance, Merrells lasted me 5 months, Cushes lasted me 6 months. I've had these for around 6 and they are holding up great.

Temperature Control: With most of my boots I've had problem with my feet getting too hot, and getting blisters and soggy feet. With these I've only had that a little bit. I wore them for about 10-12 hours straight and towards the end my feet were pretty sweaty. I was active all day, and that's probably why. This can be prevented by having an extra pair of socks, or taking them off after 8 hours.

Bottom line: Great boot. For the price I wish I could have a little more support and a little bit better breathability, but the traction and comfort make up for it.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140

rated 4.50 of 5 stars All Sawtooth Mid versions

In addition to the 2 men's reviews above, there is 1 review for another version of the Sawtooth Mid. Read all reviews »

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