|Posted on September 18, 2015 at 12:55 AM|
Oboz Bridger Mid BDry Women’s Hiking Boot Product Spotlight
Oboz Bridger Mid developed in Montana took to the Arizona trails in the summer of 2015. I wanted to get my Oboz on the trail of as soon as they came to boast the stylish look of the Rio Red, but I had much higher concern as I was not accustom to wearing a hiking boot before trying the Bridger Mid and didn’t want any obvious discomfort while backpacking. I understood it was best to slowly break-in hiking boots before chasing any multi-day activity.
I wore my Oboz to some local trails of canyon terrain and mild up-hill hikes before taking them to Idaho for a three-day backcountry trip. Although I knew the trails I had been using near home wouldn’t be comparable to my set destination of the Seven Devils Mountain Range, I needed to keep up with my physical preparation with the time I had. Even in hindsight, I truly under estimated the difficulty in terrain, greatly enough my Oboz Bridger Mids, felt as solid on month five as they did on day one.
These boots really took a beating traversing the brutal Seven Devils terrain for three days straight, and to top that, I didn’t bring camp shoes with me. This meant I was wearing my boots for something near twelve-hours. And long after a multi-mile day. Yes, by the approach of hour twelve or thirteen I was ready to let me feet air-out and cuddle in the comfort of a sleeping bag, but these boots truly kept my feet feeling comfortable all day long.
I trekked through intense terrain while in Idaho, changing its degree with every switchback and saddle. And after long days these boots kept foot-bed bruising and tension of the tendons obsolete. My feet never ached, nor throbbed after twelve-hour days and they didn’t show any signs of swelling. These boots provided superior protection while extending extreme comfort, in addition to coming in a pretty rad color of red.
The Best Feature
The Oboz Bridger Mid is a leather boot with unbelievable support and dominating protection, yet they feel feather-light like a trail racing shoe. My feet didn’t feel heavy heading up hill, hopping large logs or crossing clear alpine creeks. The contoured fit felt great right out of the box while the structured insole provided superior stability through long days of steep climbs, scree fields, and snowfall impacted ridgelines.
The Rubber Toe Cap
Secured my toes for safety through boulder blazes.
The Gnarly 4mm Lugs
Tackled the rugged terrain to keep the bottom of my feet feeling content and comfortable.
At times, my body was exhausted, my pack was heavy, the terrain I encountered was tough and my trekking poles were working hard, but I never felt fear for rolling an ankle, stubbing my toes or bruising the padding of my foot. In fact much like the immense beauty of Idaho, my legendary trail team and the backpacking gear I had, the aid of my boots were one of the consistent forms of comfort during the difficult Seven Devils.
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