I have purchased a pair of Icebug Sorix BUGrip winter boots. I have seen many people wearing these boots, but knew nothing about them. Teres recently purchased a pair and she is very impressed with them.
Icebug is a Swedish shoe company which began in 2001 to challenge the global footwear giants. They were frustrated by the risk of slipping when out undertaking outdoor activities. The company started as a result of the need to be able to stay active year-round.
So they created shoes for running and activities on slippery winter surfaces. With a unique rubber compound that provides outstanding traction and smart studs, which adapt to varying surfaces, they make shoes that allow you to move around as normal even when it’s slippery out there.
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.
This boot is 100% waterproof. The membrane could either be from an external partner brand, like Outdry (see separate description), or our own BUGdri. The BUGdri technology consists of a tape sealed booty construction, where the waterproof and breathable membrane surrounds the foot like a sock between the lining and upper material. Membrane specification: Waterproofness: water column of over 10,000mm. Breathability: 1,000g/m2/24h.
-40°C comfort zone
Products with Comfort Zone -40°C are both insulated and have a thermostatic sole. Our shoes in the Subzero category matches this criteria.
I will be testing my boots during this winter and will then write a review.