Light, stable and sporty winter boot. One of Icebug’s bestselling models that is very popular with dog walkers. Dynamic studs provide safe grip on ice and also allow to walk on asphalt and other hard surfaces without wearing out the starts unduly.
Speed is one of Icebug’s most used and sold models. It is a faithful servant that lasts. And that’s not strange. Speed offers everything you need to exercise at your own pace also in the winter. The 16 BUGrip studs provide safe grip on snow and ice. The waterproof membrane BUGdri® with taped seams keeps the feet dry, and the shaft height provides support for the feet also in terrain. It also has reflective details for optimum visibility on dark winter walks. An insulated sole and fleece lining provide warmth on the coldest of days. A perfect shoe to continue being active during the winter half of the year. Bestseller among dog owners that has also been worn by many postmen from Canada and Norway over the years!
For what: For people who walk for exercise with or without a dog
Why we made the shoe: We wanted to make a reliable winter boot with fantastic grip for people who walk often including in the winter.
- 16 BUGrip® carbide steel studs
- Waterproof BUGdri® membrane
- Stable and warm
- Bluesign®-certified upper made from PET and coloured with solution dye technology
- Bluesign®-certified fabric in insock made from recycled PET and coloured using solution dye technology
Insole:PU foam, removable
Midsole:EVA with ESS stabilizer
Outersole:Rubber with BUGrip® 16 carbide tip studs
Upper Part:Ripstop nylon / PU Nubuck / Protective PU™ / BUGdrip®
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® BUGrip technology are not recommended for indoor use.