Tailwind, Built In

The Katabatic Wind is our most technically advanced footwear yet. Prioritizing durable substance and technical performance, the Katabatic Wind is for fastpackers who are looking to go further....faster. Featuring the tech from a trail runner, paired with the durability and support from a hiker, it truly is the best of both worlds.

Making the Wind: An FKT Story

Over the course of a year, Otto Stefan designed Oboz's newest shoe, the Katabatic Wind. In August of 2023, Otto tested the shoe by attempting the FKT (Fastest Known Time) of Emigrant Peak in Paradise Valley, MT. 

Making the Wind: An FKT Story, tells the story of this accomplishment, and dives into what makes the Wind so revolutionary.

Oboz IOM Carbon features innovative energy return technology.

The Inertia of Motion Carbon System features a forked carbon-fiber plate, dual-layer ACTNitro midsole, and enhanced rocker profile. These components are engineered to reduce fatigue by working together to channel energy return and provide a stable ride on technical terrain.

Katabatic Wind

Oboz Katabatic Wind blow apart showing the IOM system parts and pieces
    Graphic showing the Katabatic Wind acceleration capabilities
    Graphic showing the Katabatic Wind acceleration capabilities

    IOM Carbon System

    Improved energy return.