Exploring our wonderful planet comes with the responsibility of caring for it too.
And it’s easy to play lip service to the green ethos. But Montana based footwear experts Oboz put their money where their mouth is and plant a tree for every pair of shoes sold.
The firm is also committed to improve and measure its footprint as it grows and matures and has just launched a new range which embraces that ethos.
Sturdy, but trendy footwear in the Katabatic range features the lightest, softest and most responsible midsole ever produced in a Oboz shoe.
The Katabatic Low (retail price is £150) is built for moving fast in the hills and on the trail, with an EVA mid-sole which provides a comfy fit and good transition, and an outsole which has a multi-directional lug pattern to give exceptional grip, superior acceleration and braking.
There is the option of waterproof membrane B Dry, which not only keeps feet comfortable mile after mile, but also dry every step of the way.
Meanwhile the Katabatic mid-waterproof (retail price is £170) and non-waterproof shoe has a bio-mechanically designed outsole which offers full foot protection combined with its lightest midsole to date and a highly abrasion resistant lining, which gives it all the hallmarks of a light and fast shoe, combined with the traditional features of a true hiking boot, support, stability, protection and performance.
The highly waterproof boot is engineered to move fast in the hills and built for wet weather, while the non-waterproof model is ideal for dry and warmer days.
All the footwear comes in men and women’s sizes and a range of light colours to match the expected terrain.
Oboz’s motto is better foot health creates better adventures and a better kind of fast and light experience, which sacrifices nothing, so you can give it your everything.
What better way to enjoy what is around you and be sensitive to the needs of the environment at the same time!
For more information on the Oboz range, please visit: www.obozfootwear.com.
Rebecca Hay is an experienced travel writer and member of The British Guild of Travel Writers. Follow her adventures with her family on Twitter and Instagram @emojiadventurer and on Facebook via EmojiAdventurers2.
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