Our Story

A vision that began ten years ago in Bozeman, Montana now has roots around the world.

planet people process


We love the outdoors. And the way we figure, the more trees, the more outdoors for us all to enjoy. It's about as simple as that.

We plant a tree for every pair of oboz sold.

And that’s just the beginning. Join us.

zero waste

No Wasted Shoes

The shoes we don't sell make a difference, too. We donate our unsellable (but still trail-worthy) shoes, partnering with Project Sole and local non-profits to find feet in need.

carbon offset

Carbon Offset

We carbon-offset our shoe shipments—and then some. We also carbon-offset all employee travel, commuting (although almost everybody bikes), and the office utility bill with the help of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.

clean wind energy

Wind Powered

Our HQ is powered by clean wind energy. 100% of our office juice comes from Wind Farms in Central Idaho and Washington, through the EPA Green Power Partnership.

montana state

There's no place like home.

Bozeman, Montana. It's where it all started. It's what inspired our name. And it's what motivates us to lace up daily and explore the 18 million acres of Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem that surround us. A vast and breathtaking landscape of peaks, valleys and rivers just waiting to be explored on two feet.

Outside + Bozeman = Oboz.


At the heart of everything we do are the folks who make the magic happen. A group of likeminded footwear-industry vets who left our big-brand jobs back in 2007 intent on doing business a better way. So far so good, if you ask us.


True To The Trail®
It's the compass heading that guides everything we do. From building great fitting footwear to how we give back to our community and the way we treat our planet. It's a mindset that grounds us in what's most important, doing things the right way. Because any other just wouldn't be true to the trail.

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.

the oboz process

We cut premium material,
not corners.

Tested in the lab and in the field our materials are carefully selected from known suppliers and developed to spec. All our material suppliers are verified for environmental and social compliance by our full-time factory staff.

the oboz process