Hiking Gear Review: The Oboz Sawtooth X Hiking Shoes - Trail Tested & Approved

Every Journey Has a Beginning, Middle and An X.

The Best Hiking Boots and Shoes by Oboz Footwear

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

Unboxing the New Oboz Footwear Sawtooth X Hiking Shoes

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

Oboz Footwear Hiking Shoes

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:

Width

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.

Volume

Standard — Medium-High volume feet tend to be wider with higher arches and insteps.

Upper Material

  • 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. 

Cordura®

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. 

Repreve®

100% RPET REPREVE® laces and webbing and quick drying recycled natural material lining help them lighten their impact on the planet. 

Trail Tread®

Oboz’s most-tested rubber compound boasting superior slip-resistance, enhanced durability, and improved elongation and tensile strength.

BREAKING THEM IN & FIRST THOUGHTS

Oboz Footwear True To The Trail

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!

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