Reviewed by Elise S. from Paonia, CO on Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I have used these to walk and hike on native surface trails, work in the yard. The stiffer sole is great for me. I do wear with an orthotic insert, and the show is great! Love it that Oboz is a small company.
Arch Type: High Arch
Best Uses: Mixed Terrain, Trail Running, Walking, With Orthotics/Inserts
Reviewed by Bruiser from Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I am a lightweight regular trail runner who runs on everything from clean singletrack to boulder-strewn trail-like routes. I previously tried the Oboz Ignition (discontnued) and was really sad that it was just too narrow in the forefoot. I've been running in the Burn since it came out last year (along with a couple of other brands of shoes). It is wide but not too wide and quite comfortable for long runs. It has good but not great traction. My first pair had some really stiff elements on the upper and took a long time to "break in" but my subsequent pairs have not been so stiff. Unlike other reviewers, I've found them to be quite durable. It's not the best for pavement, but is fine for short stretches on paved surfaces. It's a good addition to any trail runner's collection. When I found out it was on closeout I bought two more pairs.
Best Uses: Trail Running
Describe Yourself: Avid Athlete
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Traction, Lightweight
Reviewed by hike everyday! from Billings MT on Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I own Oboz in a higher hiking boot. I wear a 7 1/2 normally and took an 8 1/2 in that boot so I ordered it in this one too. Unfortunately this one in an 8 1/2 (the high boot size) is too big. Evidently this one is true to size. It isn't a cushioned shoe though this one and the boot I own are well constructed. I'm not bothering with an exchange because I have joint issues and need a little more spring in the insoles then this offers.