High tech meets tried and true in the new Oboz Men’s Wind River III B-Dry hiking boot. Designed with an asymmetrical chassis to prevent ankle rolling and other smart features like integrated flex zones, the boot hearkens back to the traditional with trusty waterproof nubuck leather construction and a rugged outsole with dual zone lacing.
While nubuck leather in the upper delivers the support and stability you’d expect, a comfortable and abrasion-resistant textile collar couples with breathable mesh material beneath the laces to make the boot more supple than many of its competitors, and also allows it to break in much more quickly. Oboz’s B-Dry membrane provides waterproof protection while still helping to breathe and wick sweat to keep feet cool and dry. Fabric and metal hardware combine to give the lacing system excellent durability and fit adjustability, and a wide toe box gives your foot some room where it’s most likely to need it as you put miles behind you.
Under foot, the boot’s single density EVA foam forefoot cushioning combines with the asymmetrical TPU chassis that acts as an integrated shank and the cored-out PU heel pod to provide exceptional lateral support, flexibility, and weight-hauling stability. The high-performance O FIT 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 that strives to place the foot in a healthy neutral position.
The rugged rubber outsole has deep 4.5mm directional lugs that provide confident footing on both uphills and downhills. A map of Wyoming’s storied Wind River Range is fittingly molded into the bottom of the outsole.
Sold in pairs, the Oboz Men’s Wind River III B-Dry boot is available in men’s full and half sizes.
- O FIT insole
- BDry waterproof/breathable membrane
- Locking lace loops
- Waterproof nubuck leather and highly abrasion-resistant textile upper
- Midsole with asymmetrical TPU chassis, cored out PU heel pod, and single density EVA forefoot
- Wind River outsole
- 15mm heel rise
- Protective rubber toe cap
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Item Weight 3 lb, 3 oz/pair Number of Eyelets 7 Type Backpacking Boot (Pair) Warranty One Year Limited Upper Material Waterproof nubuck leather and abrasion-resistant textile Outsole Wind River rubber w/4.5mm directional lugs Midsole Asymmetrical TPU chassis and single-density EVA forefoot Toe Protection Yes; Rubber Toe Rand Liner Material B-Dry waterproof/breathable
Real Customer Reviews
- Best hiking boots I've owned
Likes: I've tried other brands of hiking boots and so far, these are my favorites. They are the perfect balance between heavy duty and flexible/comfortable. These boots have the best insole and outsole (wind river outsole) I've ever seen, plus Oboz will give you free laces and/or insoles when you need them if you register your boots with them, you can't beat that. You can tell that they really paid attention to details and I wouldn't hesitate to use these boots while carrying heavier loads. These boots provide both protection and breathability. These are my favorite boots now, get Oboz!
Dislikes: These do run a bit small, so buy AT LEAST half a size bigger, possibly even a full size up if you plan to use thicker socks.
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