I was tickled pink when Bozeman-based Oboz sent me a brand-spankin’ new pair of Oboz Luna’s to scramble around the Montana backcountry with. I’m a dedicated trail-runner-wearer and was not sure how keen I’d be to have something more substantial underfoot. After many years of slogging around in big mountaineering boots and cramming my sensitive toes into rock climbing shoes…I’m not keen on anything but flip flops or cushy trail runners carressing my ‘special feet’. But alas as age has crept into my bones I sometimes wish I had a sturdier footbed to negotiate rocks and roots on the trail…so the Luna’s and I went adventuring.
I first noticed the cush. My first excursion with my Luna friends led me up Drinking Horse Mtn, a short local Bozeman trail and had I not purposefully looked down several times at my new kicks…I would have thought I was still rockin’ my favorite trail runners. The footbed is soft yet suppotive, and I found myself clomping over rocks and roots without the typical trail runner ankle twist. I returned home a happy camper, with two pampered feet!
The only downside I could suss out with my Luna friends was their lack of traction on wet rocks…I found myself slipping and sliding across several stream crossings with a bit of a “Whoa Nellie” thrown in for good measure. So, beware on the wet stuff. But otherwise…I’d highly recommend the Luna’s to any mountain lovin’ gal ready to tackle the trail…and still look cool enough for a microbrew after. Thanks, Oboz!