Oribi3 BUGrip is a shoe for winter and trail running at all levels. The shoe offers the best of both worlds: it is light as a feather and nimble and therefore loved by experienced runners, yet comfortable and stable enough to be appreciated by beginners.
Our shoe Oribi3 BUGrip, just like the animal it’s named after, is a quick and agile antelope that likes high speeds. The shoe was originally made to help beginners who wanted to take the step from the gravel roads into the forest, but the shoe is also loved by the most experienced trail runners – and today it is one of our bestselling products. It has a low weight, high level of comfort and unbeatable running feeling. The winter version of the shoe has 14 dynamic BUGrip® studs with carbide steel tips, which provide fantastic grip also in snow and ice.
For what: Trail running and winter running
Why we made the shoe: The world needed a shoe for new trail running enthusiasts. As a bonus, the shoe has turned out to be a favourite also with the most experienced runners. The winter version of Oribi has 14 steel studs, which provide perfect grip also on snow and ice.
- Low weight and good ground contact
- 14 BUGrip® carbide steel studs
- Seamless upper for unbeatable comfort
- Bluesign®-certified mesh in upper
- Bluesign®-certified lining
- Bluesign®-certified fabric in insock made from recycled PET and coloured using solution dye technology
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.
Water resistant materials are either treated or dense enough to repel water. They are not 100% waterproof, but they do give you protection from foul weather, splashing and slush. The gain is a high level of breathability and the ability to shape better with the foot. To maintain the water resistance of a treatment a material needs to be taken care of properly.