Oboz Contour - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Oboz Contour - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

   Photo: Inga Hendrickson

A Stiff and Stout Day Hiker

Some light hikers feel comfy at first, only to prove mushy after several weeks of testing. All the more reason to appreciate the up-front honesty of Oboz's superstiff Contour. Sure, break-in time is longer, but that extra rigidity translated to a secure and stable fit and feel after months of pounding up and down the rocky AT ridge trails in Pennsylvania. A bootielike cuff keeps trail debris out, and blisters were never a concern due to the richly cushioned insole. Bonus: The carbon-rubber tread smeared well on both wet and dry scrambles. 14.4 oz; obozfootwear.com
Support: 4.4
Comfort: 4

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