Every Journey Has a Beginning, Middle and An X.
At 52 Hike Challenge, we love Oboz Footwear because they have great quality hiking shoes and as a company, they really care about their customers' feet - and the planet (they plant a tree with each purchase)!
Their best-selling Sawtooth model has recently had some big updates and we love them too! Here are some of the improvements they made, and we think you will like:
- Improved performance
- Increased durability
- Refined the fit
- Modernized the look
UNBOXING THE NEW SAWTOOTH X HIKING BOOTS
Karla: When I first unboxed my boots, I liked the new modern design! I received the Sawtooth X Low design in Hazy Gray! They appeared robust, yet incredibly lightweight.
Phillip: I received the Sawtooth X Mid Waterproof. I was pleased with the new cool design and the B-DRY waterproof and breathable technology throughout the boot. I also like the easy lacing system.
The last Sawtooth design was around for 10 years before it had a makeover!
“The new Sawtooth X retains all the things that made the original so popular, but now with new styling and materials for improved comfort, traction, and durability. The Sawtooth X is sure to comfort your feet while it opens your eyes to new adventures.” - Oboz
SAWTOOTH X BOOTS TECHNICAL SPECS & PRODUCT DETAILS
Did you know Oboz has width options? They have regular and wide fit options to fit your foot dimension needs.
Here are some of the Sawtooth X Features:
Standard - Women’s standard width is B in the heel and C in the forefoot (according to Brannock Device®). Patterns and materials in a given model may influence fit. They always recommend trying our footwear on to ensure the best possible fit.
Standard — Medium-High volume feet tend to be wider with higher arches and insteps.
- Oiled nubuck
- Cordura Fabric mesh
- TPU heel counter
- 100% RPET Repreve Laces
- 100% RPET Repreve Webbing
- Micro-injected PU window
Sawtooth X ACT Impact Midsole
A proprietary rubberized EVA that adapts to varying terrain. This unique blend of dualdensity, lightweight cushioning system provides the wearer a high level of energy efficiency and a softer heel strike landing zone.
Constructed using high tenacity fiber technologies, weight for weight, CORDURA® AFT fabrics are exceptionally durable.
Oboz B-DRY Waterproof
There’s no denying feet sweat and trails can get muddy. There’s also no denying the ability of their proprietary waterproofing system, B-DRY, lets sweat escape while keeping moisture out.
O FIT Insole®
Their proprietary insole is what they're known for. Molded to match the specific shape and construction of every pair they make, this purpose-designed technology delivers the kind of fit, feel and performance that’s unmatched in the industry.
100% RPET REPREVE® laces and webbing and quick drying recycled natural material lining help them lighten their impact on the planet.
Oboz’s most-tested rubber compound boasting superior slip-resistance, enhanced durability, and improved elongation and tensile strength.
BREAKING THEM IN & FIRST THOUGHTS
Karla: I always recommend breaking in your new hiking shoes little by little. On my first hike, I went locally and did 3-miles. They felt super comfortable! I had no blisters, slips or discomfort. I did decide to change out the insole for my personal arch support needs. For my second hike, I took them up to Pyramid Peak and Lion Peak in Southern California. They held up really well.
Phillip: There was almost no break in necessary. My boots fit extremely well right out of the box. They are very comfortable, and I haven’t had any blisters or hot spots at all.
ON THE TRAIL: HIKING IN THE NEW OBOZ SAWTOOTH X SHOES
Karla: Since my first few hikes, I’ve now taken them for 10+ mile hikes at Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park and our Over 50 Outside retreat. I’ve had them for 6 months now and while they are a little scratched due to all the adventures, they have plenty of life left in them. I’m looking forward to continuing the adventures with my Oboz Sawtooth X .
Phillip: I too, took these on the same National Park hikes as Karla. I have had no issues. I highly recommend these shoes and think Oboz is a great brand in general. To match your arch, make sure to get the OFIT insoles.
CONCLUSION: THE OBOZ SAWTOOTH X ARE SOME OF THE BEST HIKING SHOES OUT THERE!
We think you should give Oboz Sawtooth X a try next time you’re shopping for new hiking shoes and boots. Plus, Oboz Plants a Tree for Every Pair Sold. So you can feel good about your purchase too! Oboz has planted 4 million trees and counting since 2007!