PHOTO BY MICHELLE EVERETT

PHOTO BY MICHELLE EVERETT

Sure, you’ve got your muck boots—as well as that bomber pair of 12-year-old, hand-me-down Sorels—that are great for mid-winter snowy days, but too hot to wear in the fall. You need a pair of boots for the late-fall and winter seasons that are waterproof, lightweight and breathable.

Introducing the new Big Sky Insulated BDry boot, from the Bozeman-based Oboz footwear company. EBS put these bad boys to the test this fall and here are a few of the best features you’ll find in these slip-on boots:

Breathability – The BDry waterproof/breathable membrane keeps your feet from overheating when you’re working hard on the trail or in the back yard, and the slip-on design offers extra breathing room around the ankles.

Comfort – The boots feature Oboz’s Molded Heel Counter to reduce heel lift and keep your dogs snug and tight. The exterior heel mold also acts as leverage for kicking these off after a big day outdoors.

Waterproofing and versatility – The Big Sky boot was tested in a range of Montana autumn temps, from below freezing to 80 F—my feet didn’t sweat during hotter temps and the wool liners kept my toes toasty during chilly walks. Oboz’s BDry Membrane will keep your feet protected from shallow water, mud, snow and frozen morning dew.

This is the boot for those autumn hikes on wet trails, cold October days gathering firewood, or big snowstorms while you shovel your driveway anticipating a powder day—Oboz has your feet covered. – Ersin Ozer

$165 obozfootwear.com