Natural elegance and sustainable consciousness have set the framework when developing this minimalistic winter boot. The water repellent high shaft in felted wool is made from scrap from Woolpower’s clothes production and the upper is made in silver rated (LWG) leather. A long medial zipper makes Grove easy to take on and off. Soft bluesign® fleece lining and insock made from recycled wool and Bloom algae foam make the insulation capacity really good. The wide last create a super comfy feeling when walking.
This version of Grove has a BUGdri membrane that keeps your feet dry during those longer days out. The water repellent high shaft in felted wool is made from scrap from Woolpower’s clothes production and the upper is made in DriTan® leather. A long medial zipper makes Grove easy to take on and off. Soft bluesign® fleece lining and insock made from recycled wool and Bloom algae foam make the insulation capacity really good. The wide last create a super comfy feeling when walking. Carbide studded BUGrip® outsole gives confidence on ice and snow but walks completely civilized on pavement and other surfaces.
For what: Everyday winter walking
Why we made it: For everyone looking for a warm, functional and sustainable winter boot, with clean style and minimalistic Icebug design.
- The most sustainable Icebug shoe
- Unstudded Michelin Wic outsole
- Water repellent upper
- Silver rated (LWG) leather upper
- Shaft in recycled non-mulesing felted wool made with scraps from Woolpower’s production of clothes. Minimum 50% wool content.
- Bloom foam and recycled Woolpower felted wool insole
Last: Comfort fit last with roomy toebox.
Insole: BLOOM® foam EVA lined with Woolpower recycled merino wool felt.
Lining: Bluesign®, solution dyed terry fleece.
Midsole: EVA with 20% BLOOM® foam.
Terrain: City streets, Ice, Snow
Outersole: Rubber with BUGrip® 14 carbide tip studs
Upper Part: DriTan® oily Nubuck leather/Woolpower® recycled merino wool.
Water Protection: Water resistant
BUGrip® is the name of Icebug’s grip technology for the most slippery conditions. A BUGrip sole is made of a special rubber compound and has 15-19 integrated steel studs. The design of the studs, together with the properties of the rubber compound, give these studs a dynamic function. The studs work independently from each other and are not completely fixed. When weight is applied the studs push in toward the surface of the sole. How far they are pushed in depends on the pressure exerted by the user and the resistance from the ground. This dynamic function makes the studs adapt to the surface and provide the best possible traction on anything from dry asphalt to pure ice. ICEBUG® Technology Performance Information The purpose of the ICEBUG® technology is to provide traction on slippery surfaces. The manufacturing of outsoles with this technology is a complex process. Since the most important component is rubber – a natural material which performance is not possible to entirely control – there might be cases of premature loss of studs from the outsole. Therefore, outsoles with ICEBUG® technology are designed and manufactured with a surplus of studs. The function of the technology is maintained even if losing 3-4 studs on one outsole. After usage in wet conditions, the head or sides of the studs might get a surface layer of rust. However, the relevant part of the stud for providing traction is the carbide tip, and this will not be affected. Warning: No guarantee against slipping. Products with ICEBUG® technology are not recommended for indoor use.