Oboz Women’s Sawtooth Low Bdry Waterproof Hiking Shoes – Purple – Size 8

Oboz Women's Sawtooth Low Bdry Waterproof Hiking Shoes - Purple - Size 7

Oboz Women’s Sawtooth Low Bdry Waterproof Hiking Shoes – Purple – Size 8 The Sawtooth Low BDry from Oboz has everything you need for your next trip outdoors: ridiculous traction, a stable and cushioned midsole, and a comfortable, waterproof/breathable upper. Dual-density EVA midsole for cushioning, stability, and support. Midfoot nylon shank provides support underfoot and allows forefoot flexibility. High-friction carbon rubber outsole for long-term traction; asymmetrical lug pattern for optimal propulsion and braking. BDry waterproof, breathable membrane keeps water out and lets perspiration escape to keep feet dry and comfortable. Waterproof nubuck leather and highly abrasion-resistant textile upper for durability and breathability. 3D molded heel counter helps center and stabilize the foot; maintains shape of heel throughout life of the shoe. BFit Deluxe footbed cradles the foot with medium-high arch support and a defined heel cup for cushioning and support; centers your foot perfectly in the shoe. Board-lasted construction for torsional rigidity on uneven terrain. The name Oboz combines “outside” and “Bozeman” (Montana), the testing ground for Oboz shoes and boots.

  • Oboz Women’s Sawtooth Low Bdry Waterproof Hiking Shoes – Purple – Size 8

Along with an increase in physical activity, outdoor recreation offers the chance to socialize, an important benefit in itself. For instance, birdwatching incorporates several activities, including the physical movement of walking, interpreting visual and auditory input, and speaking to other birdwatchers, according to a 2010 report from Resources for the Future. The report also notes that social settings of outdoor spaces, especially urban parks, are associated with positive experiences. Outdoor physical activity can also increase pride in the community, as well as offer the chance to meet people with similar interests, says Kent State University professor Andrew Lepp.

Outdoor activities lead to an increased confidence, improved creativity and better self-esteem, according to Lepp. Natural settings rejuvenate and calm the mind, improve outlook and increase positive affect. In contrast, artificial environments may cause feelings of exhaustion, irritability, inattentiveness and impulsivity, according to Resources for the Future. Outdoor time can even help you focus; 2009 research in the “Journal of Attention Disorders” shows that 20-minute walks through natural settings lead to improved concentration.

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