FOR WHAT: Winter trail and road running.
WHY WE MADE IT: To offer a lightweight fast winter trail shoe with lots of running feeling.
At 295 grams (US9) the Oribi BUGrip weights in as one of the lightest winter running shoes to date. The bluesign® Polyester upper is smooth and durable and water repellent. Lacing system with integrated laminated ribbons embraces the foot and keeps it in place, along with special laces that keep them from untying. The thin tongue has a sock-like construction, both keeping it in place and making the Oribi fit like a glove. The soft heel cup has a padded collar and firm heel grip, and in combination with the medium last the over-all comfort is very high. The midsole has an integrated Rock Shield to protect the foot in rocky terrain. The midsole also adds torsional stability and is designed to provide a kick in the last phase of the stride. Medium cushioning and a 7 mm drop provide just the right level of support and cruise control. Dynamic character of studs means completely civil performance on asphalt, and awesome grip on ice and slippery trails.
Key design elements:
Upper - Bluesign® Polyester mesh; Welded TPU mudguard
Lining - Quick dry bluesign®, solution dyed, recycled mesh
Insock - Ortholite Hybrid®, solution dyed, recycled polyester mesh lining
Midsole - Lightweight EVA, Rock Shield
Outsole - Rubber with BUGrip, 16 carbide studs
Weight - 295gr (US 9)/ 250gr (USL7,5)
Size - US 7-13 (40-47) / USL 5,5-USL 10,5 (36-42)
Torsion - Medium
Drop - 7mm
Cushioning - Medium
Last - Medium
Design upgrades & comments:
Upgrades from FW18: Wider midfoot.