Proven on rocks and roots of the AT and the razor peaks of the Idaho/Montana border, the Sawtooth is rapidly gaining a cult following. Leather and textile balance the dueling requirements of protection and breathability, as well as durability and weight. And the outsole has strategically placed rubber for increased traction and decreased weight over traditional designs.
Nubuck leather & highly abrasion-resistant textile
3D molded heel counter
Sawtooth — A classic Oboz sole. Sheds mud, offers intense traction, and maintains stability. Sidewall lugs grip off-camber trails while conserving weight.
Standard Shoe — Medium volume feet tend to be standard width with some combinations of high and/or low arches and a high and/or low instep.
Wide shoe — High volume feet tend to be wide with high arches and a high instep, or a combination of these. If you have bunions you may consider a high volume shoe.
I recently purchased the Oboz Sawtooth, my first pair of Oboz, and I immediately regretted that I had not purchased them a long time ago. I usually have one of two problems with shoes: either they are too narrow for my wide feet, or, even if they are wide enough at the mid-foot, the tooth box is narrow enough to cause my big toe to rub. The Oboz Sawtooth wide has neither or these problems. It's a very supportive shoe, with excellent arch support. Plenty of padding without being squishy, and comfortable to wear and be on your feet all day long. I'm completely sold on the Oboz brand, and the only problem I'm encountering is that there aren't enough wide options. Please, please, please, Oboz, make more of your shoes, especially your casual shoes, available in wide! Please!
I can't tell you how many shoes/hiking boots I've tried in the past 10 years and none measured up until I tried the Oboz Sawtooth. I have neuromas in both feet and severe osteoarthritis in the great toe of my right foot, as a result walking, hiking and standing has been mildly problematic to say the least. Then I found the Oboz Sawtooth. I've worn them almost every day for the last two months and the pain and discomfort are rarely part of my day any more. I can now go for a hike of several miles or stand for long periods without looking for a place to stop and sit down. They are not a cure but a great help in supporting a really important part of our anatomy. Thanks Oboz, you've got a lifelong customer!
i went to REI in san antonio texas and there was a pair of oboz sawtooth low's on the sales rack. first I tryed a pair of hoka one one speedgoats for about $140.00. then I tried a pair of oboz sawtooth low in a size twelve. I then tried on a size 13 and I told the sales girl," these are the ones". I liked the feel better than the hoha speedgoats and the sales price of the oboz was about $60.00 cheaper. first time with oboz and its a great hiking shoe
Purchased these back in early summer and broke them in on a few easy local hikes. Brought them to Maine to hike in Baxter State Park on the Abol, Hunt, and Blueberry Ledges Trails. Well, if you know these trails then you know that there was a lot of serious bouldering. The toe area on these shoes took a good beating. The rubber has come loose and is torn and scuffed worse than I thought they would be. The great thing is, I have no blisters. Part of that credit goes to the socks. The fit and comfort are good. Will they last on normal trails? Probably so. Will they last on trails that have a lot of bouldering? Probably not. Would I recommend these? Yes, I would.
This is my second pair of the mens sawtooth low....after having worn the Merrill version for at least 10 yrs the Sawtooth OBOZ lasted twice as long as the sole is much better/stiffer...after 6 months wear in the Merrills I could feel every stone I walked over.. even after 22 months OBOZ Sawtooth sole was still stiff/rugged enough to protect the soles of my feet and I weigh 240. So the Merrills would last a year but my first OBOZ 2 yrs....however, this 2nd pair of Sawtooth Oboz the stitching has come apart on the outer edge of the shoe even though the rest of the shoe is still in excellent shape after only 6 months of use....must have been some sort of defect in the sewing.
Love the shoe except terrible short life of lugs. Sole lost 80% of the lugs after 4 months of day hiking in S. Utah. Going back to Altra King MT trail shoe with a sole compound that has massive grip and long lug life. Time for a redesign of the sole compound for the sawtooth.
I bought a pair of these for wearing in my office since I already own a pair of Oboz boots for hiking. They are extremely comfortable right out of the box and they are proving to be very durable. I have no doubt they would excel on the trail as well!
Bought these new after the REI store employee raved about them. Purchased for the main purpose of walking the Camino de Santiago 3 years ago. After over 900 km of the trek over the Pyrenees and across Spain, and another 2 1/2 years of various walks, hikes, fishing jaunts around lakes, streams and rivers... I finally need a new pair. The tops still look great. What a phenomenal product!
These must be magic shoes! I just read the review below from a person with narrow feet who raves about the fit. I am going to rave about the comfort because I have a moderately wide forefoot and high arches. The Sawtooth fit great out of the box and even better now, 9 months later. I have worn them daily and on dirt, asphalt,hiking, wet, and I have had no problems with any parts of the shoes breaking down. Normal wear on the soles. I just bought a pair of the ankle height Sawtooths and they seem to fit exactly like this shoe. Do Not change the Sawtooth design or fit, please!
Really great shoe: I wear it every day. It shines on day hikes, and approaches. Fantastic support, looks great, wears very well. Likely the best shoe I have worn in a long time. I just bought a second pair I like them so much. But ... the laces suck! they are very strong, but too long, and constantly come untied, no matter what I do: double knot, square knot, what ever. it's strange.
i just got my sawtooth low boots so i've only gotten to wear them once but i can say this: perfect fit right out of the box. i have a normal foot with no problems but i still appreciate the stability. i love the ample toebox and the snug heel. they are as cushioned as a lot of running shoes i've worn. they appear to be very well made and durable. i think i'll get a lot of miles out of these.
I am dificult to fit. I have long, narrow feet with the right being 1/2 shoe size longer than the left. I am constantly trying on shoes & boots to find the few that fit me. I have worn New Balance running shoes for years and Solomons for hiking. Four months now on these Oboz with hicking in Ashville, NC and local areas. These shoes, particularly the heel, fit my feet perfectly. I am now a loyal customer. Thank you OBOZ!
Really great hikers. I'd definitely buy them again.
Using the Sawtooth Low Hikers for light hiking and every day use. They're excellent so far (two weeks). I really like the cushion feel at the heel and ball of my feet. Really takes the "shock" out of steps.