A few months ago our friends at Oboz sent Elisa a pair of Oboz Madison boots for testing and review. We were excited for the chance to work wtih Oboz for a few reasons. First, Oboz is headquartered in my hometown, Bozeman Montana. Sure, I live in Wyoming now but I’ll always be a Bozeman girl. I love supporting local businesses from “my town”–(check out Sauce, they’re another rad Bozeman business that we love.) We also like that Oboz has a partnership with Trees For the Future…so you buy a shoe (or boot) and they plant a tree in developing nations. That’s cool!
Anyway, enough about the business, I’ll let Elisa take it away with the review and be sure to check out our GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!
So, let me preface this by admitting that I am kind of a gear snob. I like my outdoor name brands, specific ones at that; and I don’t usually stray from a brand I like too frequently. That being said, I have been wearing the same brand in snow boots for the past 6 years. I got them, I liked them, I haven’t changed them.
Now, fast forward to a few months ago when I was sent a pair of Oboz Madison Insulated snow boots to try on for size. I had actually never heard of the brand Oboz before receiving these boots, but they are sold at all major outdoor retailers.
The Madison boots are an ankle height boot with an adorable buckle and fur. They are super cute, and I was definitely immediately pleased with how they looked with my normal mom uniform of leggings and a hoodie. I’ve been wearing them for a while now, and I can tell you with confidence that these are quality snow boots that will last me for the long haul. I have worn them day to day, hiking the trails, and in the snow, and my feet have been toasty warm and comfortable throughout.
They are made with 200g Thinsulate material, a BFit Thermal Footbed, and winter-specific winter rubber outsoles so I know they’ll keep me warm even when the temperatures drop even further this winter. Oboz also has a proprietary BDry membrane which works to block water while wicking away sweat. My feet stayed dry even when hiking through slushy puddles…and you know that dry feet = warm feet.
Another plus, is that they are comfortable and fit well in my snowshoes! I would absolutely purchase these boots again in the future or for someone that I know (and like very, very much since they come with a pretty hefty price tag of $165).
A few things to note before purchasing: I found that the sizing on these ran a bit small. I would order a half size up from what you normally wear. I also find them a tad bit hard to get on…but, that is probably because I am usually shoving them on while chasing 2 kids out the door. Wear thin merino wool socks with these. There is no need to wear anything heavier, because they are super thick and insulated.
So, if I were you, I’d add the Oboz Madison boots to your Christmas list, and hand that list directly to your significant other (and then remind them that they can be ordered on Amazon Prime and on your toasty warm feet within 2 days). Happy Holidays and Happy Trails!
-Elisa Rispoli, check out Elisa’s blog here.
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You can also check out the Oboz Madison on our 2016-2017 Gift Guide.