OLX - Great traction with fixed studs
The studs Icebug has developed and uses have tips made of carbide steel which is 6-7 times harder than normal steel which makes them virtually impossible to wear out. In addition to the different traction technologies Icebug also has a variety of systems for the studs. The Fixed Studs do not adjust to the surface like the dynamic studs in the BUGrip system, instead they are always exposed and grip whatever surface that comes in their way. With Fixed Studs it’s possible to make the sole relatively thin which saves weight and improves the ground control. The Fixed Studs system is exclusively used in the Off Trail category, at the shoes with the “olx” added to the models’ name.
Non absorbing materials gain very little weight when they get wet. Important for footwear used in wet condition activities where weight is a critical factor. Note that being non-absorbing does not mean that they keep the inside of the shoe dry.
Upper: Woven kevlar-Polyester/ProtecPU™
Lining: Quick dry mesh/Micro Suede at heel counter
Insock: Removable molded EVA with Mesh liner
Mide: Compression moulded Lightweight EVA with ESS arch stabilizer
Outsole: Rubber with 14 fixed carbide tip studs
Weight: 260gr (US 9)/230gr (US 7.5)
Size: S 7-13 (40-47) / USL 5,5-USL 10,5 (36-42)
Being on top of the WOC podium doesn’t mean you get to rest, at least not if you want to stay at top. The same goes for our Spirit as we constantly look for ways to improve it and keep its position as the benchmark in the off trail business. The Spirit6 has one major update compared to previous season: the upper is in a new super strong material reinforced with Kevlar, still with a very low weight but even smoother and more durable! Otherwise it’s basically the same winning concepts as the previous version. The heel cup is comfortably soft and has a depression in the center back in order to reduce pressure at the Achilles tendon. The closed-cells of the heel cup, absorb very little water (maximum 20% increase when wet). The upper has molded protective areas and all stitches are done with a Stitch-and-turn technique to protect the thread. The low sole profile and drop, together with a narrow last, optimize ground control, but yet it’s flexible to allow the foot to move naturally. The outsole provides outstanding grip, with innovative diagonal ridge pattern, that is enhanced to amazing with 14 integrated OLX carbide tip studs.