I am super excited to announce (way after the fact) that I am part of the 2015 Oboz Trail Team! Nearly 100 people applied, and 16 were chosen. Lucky me!
What is Oboz? What’s the Trail Team?
Most basically, Oboz makes hiking shoes and boots. And they are based over the hill in Bozeman, Montana.
They say, “You know that we go the distance to make boots and shoes with unrivaled quality. You know that Oboz fit like a glove right out of the box. You know we plant a tree for every pair of shoes sold, and you know that we are a company made up of sincere outdoor enthusiasts with a passion for the natural world and exploring it responsibly.”
That sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
I get to wear their shoes and boots around and share how much I love them on social media and in person.
Along with the other Trail Team Ambassadors, I write for the Trail Tales blog.
My first post was about shrinking your carbon footprint. Keep an eye out for my Peru Trail Report coming up soon. And there are a lot of other great posts over there, too.
I’ve been wearing three different Oboz shoes on my hikes and wanderings. My absolute favorites are the Emerald Peak trailsport shoes. I like a pretty lightweight shoe even when I am backpacking, so these are perfect for me. I wear them hiking, walking around town, and plan to wear them backpacking this summer. And they are the perfect color, because you can never wear enough turquoise, right?
I’m also digging the Mystic Low BDry low hikers. These are also pretty lightweight, and are waterproof and have a bomber sole and traction. Also perfect for hiking, around town, and in my case, backpacking. I wore them this winter on packed snow.
From the mid-hiking boots, I went with the Bridger Mid BDry. I wore these more in cooler, wetter weather, but I think most people would like these for backpacking. They are comfy enough for day hiking, too, I just prefer being in trail running shoes for everything. The beauty of these boots, and all Oboz boots, is that there is no break-in period. I can wear these when I need extra protection and come out blister-free.
Sidenote: I don’t just wear them when I am sitting. I walk around in them, too.