Oboz Sypes Mid Leather Waterproof
Oboz fit, which is a "C" heel and a "D" toe box. Perfect (for me). But these are so narrow they might be a "B" width. Low volume for sure.
- Nylon shank
- Big enough toe box
- Heel does not slip
- Not enough structure for backpacking.
- Needs a thin or medium sock; thick backpacking socks too thick for this boot.
- Lowest volume Oboz I have ever worn.
Saw these on sale and figured why not? Leather, waterproof, and that Oboz fit that is AFAICT unique.
I have a foot that is (on a Brannock) size 12 arch, size 11 length size, a "C" width. In other words, short toes, long arch, narrow foot. Basically no shoe ever fit me well until Oboz came along.
For the record, Lowa makes one shoe suitable for backpacking in a "C" width (if you get the narrow version). Salomon claims none of their shoes are a "C".
Anyway these fit, are fairly comfy, and look good and I got them new at 65% off. :-)
I took one star off because my thick hiking socks are too thick; the boots feel great in a light or medium sock but not enough room for my normal backpacking/hiking sock setup, which is the thickest hiking Smartwool sock plus a liner. They may be a "B" width—they are that low in volume.
Own three Oboz boots, and two Italian boots. Have owned Limmer, Zamberlan, Merrell, Asolo, Scarpa, Alico. Been backpacking for 52 years.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 56 dollars + tax + shipping
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