Nimble as a multi-sport shoe, but touting the durability and traction of a hiking boot, the Oboz Men’s Firebrand II BDry shoe has a high-performance outsole, ample cushioning, and waterproof/breathable construction to tackle anything thrown at it.
The hybrid construction of Nubuck leather and high-tenacity fabrics make the upper of the Men’s Firebrand II BDry low-cut shoe extremely durable, abrasion-resistant, and breathable. The BDry tape-sealed polyurethane bootie provides waterproof protection while still helping to breathe and wick sweat to keep you cool and dry. A wide toe box gives your foot some roominess where it’s most likely to need it.
Under foot, the shoe’s dual-density EVA foam and nylon shank provide comfortable cushioning, flexibility, and stability. A high-performance insole is a cut above what you’ll find in most boots, providing plush EVA foam under the heel and forefoot, a shock-absorbing and stability-enhancing heel cup and arch support, and moisture-wicking materials.
The rubber outsole’s aggressive, mud-shedding tread and toothy traction-enhancing side lugs team up to provide confident footing on-trail or off.
The Oboz Men’s Firebrand II BDry trail shoe is available in men’s full and half sizes.
- BFit Deluxe Insole stabilizes arches and protects high-impact zones
- BDry membrane blocks water from the wet trail while wicking away sweat
Best Use Hiking Warranty One Year Limited Upper Material Waterproof Nubuck Leather Type Hiking Shoe Toe Protection Yes Outsole Sawtooth Number of Eyelets Seven Midsole Dual Density EVA Liner Material Oboz Bdry Waterproof/Breathable Item Weight 2 lbs 2 oz/pair Fit Standard
- Awesome rugged shoe. No break in time required.
Likes: These are rugged waterproof hiking shoes that you can use with confidence for backpacking. I normally carry a pack weighing about 30 lbs., and these shoes provide excellent support. No need to worry about rocks or stones poking you on the trail. Unlike waterproof boots I've had, these shoes are much cooler, probably in part because of the nylon mesh included in their construction. The insoles are higher quality than most too, and you likely won't want to replace them. The fit is very comfortable and no break in time is needed.
Dislikes: Heavy compared to most other hiking shoes, but that's why they are rugged. They don't feel too heavy on your feet, however, because of their airy comfortable fit.