Outside + Bozeman = Oboz
Right outside our front door, the mountains just outside Bozeman beckon us. It's this 18-million-acre laboratory where we test our designs and inspire ideas, and where we just soak it all in. It even inspired the name “Oboz”.
Each day we come to work, we simply do our best to live up to this gift. Here at Oboz, we are hikers, we are walkers, we are runners, we are bikers, we are anglers…we are many things, and yet we’re all connected on the trail. It's this lifelong love of the trail that enables our designers to create footwear that's remarkably durable, comfortable, and always worthy of the task at hand. Our philosophy is simple. Design the kind of footwear that we'd want to wear.
One More Tree
We plant a tree for every pair of Oboz sold.
Carbon Offset, Water Restoration, and Renewable Energy
We carbon-offset our shoe shipments—and then some. We also carbon-offset all employee travel and the office utility bill with the help of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF).
We also help restore the ecological, recreational, and economic health of critical freshwater ecosystems by purchasing Water Restoration Certificates® (WRCs) from BEF.
And, 100% of our office juice comes from wind, solar, and biomass from northwest Montana and Wyoming, through the E+ Green Power Partnership supported by NorthWestern Energy.
280 Hands Touch Every Pair Before You Do
The difference between good and great-fitting footwear is the human touch. That's why it takes 140 talented people to make each pair we sell. Sure it's harder to hand-build footwear this way, but it's the right way.
“ Every hand that creates a pair of Oboz shoes belongs to someone in our global supply chain. In this context, being true to the trail means an ongoing commitment to their welfare and wellbeing as members of the wider Oboz family and brand. We work collaboratively to protect their rights, promote their ongoing development and positively impact their lives so they can also live true to the trail. ”
- Amy Beck, Oboz President
We Cut Premium Materials, Not Corners
Tested in the lab and in the field, our materials are carefully selected from known suppliers and developed to our specifications. All our material suppliers are verified for environmental and social compliance by our full-time factory staff.