OBOZ Men's Wind River II WP Hiking Boots, Brindle

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OBOZ Men's Wind River II WP Hiking Boots, Brindle
 
3.3

(based on 6 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Ankle support (5)
  • Good size/fit (5)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    4.0

    Stiff

    By kiwitramper

    from USA

    About Me Casual/Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Ankle Support
    • Durable
    • Great Traction
    • Secure Fit

    Cons

    • Poor Drainage
    • Too Stiff

    Best Uses

    • Hiking

    Comments about OBOZ Men's Wind River II WP Hiking Boots, Brindle:

    These are extremely solid boots. Have walked about 20 miles in them so far and I feel I haven't broken them in, not even slightly. Luckily when first putting them on they do feel good. The initial comfort and support are pros for these boots.
    They take some getting used to as the soles are quite tall and feel somewhat narrow. Kind of like walking on platform shoes.
    Your feet will get hot in them. Not breathable at all. I presume that's all due to them being waterproof. So a pair of good moisture-wicking socks are essential. The other problem is they rub hard around the shin as the tongue and top part of the boot are very very stiff. One other rub point, on top of the joint in my right big toe gave me a blister, but I think with some more wear it'll smooth up the interior that was rubbing my skin. The way the heel support is constructed I'm sure a heel blister will never occur and the ankle support is great for uneven terrain.
    So the bottom line is I don't love them nor do I hate them. Hoping they'll ease up for me for years of use to come. 3 1/2 stars...
    Also, not sure why the laces that come with them are so long..

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Bought two pairs; one for me and one for

    By Tom

    from NJ

    About Me Casual/Recreational

    Pros

    • Ankle Support
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Secure Fit

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Climbing

      Comments about OBOZ Men's Wind River II WP Hiking Boots, Brindle:

      Don't understand the two negative reviews. These boots are well made and comfortable. They are backpacking boots and are meant to provide a balance of support and comfort. I am quite happy with them

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Sturdy and Stable

      By Bo

      from Cambridge, NY

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Ankle Support
      • Dries Quickly
      • Secure Fit

      Cons

      • Poor Traction

      Best Uses

      • Hiking

      Comments about OBOZ Men's Wind River II WP Hiking Boots, Brindle:

      These boots fit a narrow foot well and provide solid support. The heel-strap is worth the price of the boots in keeping my heel in place. Traction on wet rock is iffy and requires careful planting of each foot. Very waterproof.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Super Uncomfortable

      By JD

      from Scotia New York

      About Me Casual/Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Too Stiff
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about OBOZ Men's Wind River II WP Hiking Boots, Brindle:

          The most uncomfortable boot i have ever purchased. Thought they were so because they were new and needed some break in. They still feel bad a month later wish i didn't waste money. I think its a lot to do with the insert trying some Dr Scholls to hopefully help. I should have stuck with Merrells!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Did not stick

          By Jon

          from Maine

          About Me Avid Adventurer, Casual/Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Ankle Support
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Secure Fit

          Cons

          • Poor Traction

          Best Uses

            Comments about OBOZ Men's Wind River II WP Hiking Boots, Brindle:

            I was cautious about buying the Oboz because they do not have vibram treads but was assured that they were as good as vibram. With technological improvements and patent expirations I gave them a try. Most of the time the were as solid as my vibram treads but on a 14 mile trek in the whites I slipped 5 times as if on ice...not little slips but big ones. These were all wet rocks that I foot placed exactly the way I have been doing for over 10 years with vibram. I have returned/replaced them for vibram soles. Too bad, I liked them otherwise. EMS's return policy and customer service is the best.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Second time around.

            By Cookie Man

            from Berkshires, Massachusetts

            About Me Casual/Recreational, Environmentalist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Ankle Support
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Great Traction
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control
            • Secure Fit

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hiking

              Comments about OBOZ Men's Wind River II WP Hiking Boots, Brindle:

              I hike a minimum of five to ten miles everyday with my two dogs. I put nearly 3000 miles on my last pair of Oboz and still wear them. The boots are incredibly comfortable, obviously durable and really waterproof. This time I upgraded to the backpacking boot just to see if I could go even further.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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