Reviewed By: Darwin
With little break in time, the Oboz Scapegoat is a true to size comfortable fit, right out of the box. The mid upper hugs the ankle nicely without being too abrasive and gives great support. The “BFit” insole is a real game changer when it comes to stock footbeds, providing excellent comfort & arch support. The round laces lace up nice and even at first, but tend to come undone after about an hour of hiking.
The Oboz Scapegoat is great for lightweight day hiking and extended backpacking trips. I found the traction of the Scapegoat to fall a little short when dealing with slippery conditions like mud & wet rocks.
The Scapegoat has a breathable mesh upper and lightweight feel with plenty of synthetic leather overlays and rubber-coated bumpers to protect the boot through all the bumps and scrapes of the many hikes of the testing period. There were no visible delamination spots or undone stitching on the boots after the testing period.
The abrasion resistant rubber coated toe bumper was a great addition while descending and slamming into rocks while on the trail. The built in scree and debris collar help to keep out unwanted dirt, rocks, and sand making the overall protection of the Scapegoat stand out above the rest.
Off trail, The Scapegoat’s “Super Skin” forefoot shank keeps the boot nice and ridged when edging up steep accents and gives better control when crossing loose scree fields.
Overall, I found the Oboz Scapegoat Mid to be a true to size, lightweight, and breathable hiker that is packed with tons of features that make it really stand out in the backcountry. Light enough for summer day hikes and built tough for extended backpacking trips, the Scapegoat Mid proves to be a great boot for warm and dry conditions. This non-waterproof boot will be out of its element in wet, muddy and slippery environments.
Price: Usually around $145
Weight: 2lb 7oz for the Pair
Check Them Out Here: Oboz Scapegoat Mid
How I Tested Them
These boots were tested over a series of long day hikes & lightweight overnight backpacking trips in the Jamez & Manzano Mountains of New Mexico. They were tested on a variety of trail conditions including muddy, rocky, sandy, & hard pack trails.