Icebug Blue Men's Athletic Shoes
Imagine a warm summer day, what could be more appreciated by your feet than a tightly fitting airy mesh upper on a very capable running shoe platform? That's exactly what the new style Mist offers. The very open mesh upper creates a perfect foot climate on hot summer days, and the molded TPU lacing extensions ensures a great fit. Needless to point out maybe, but the wet weight of Mist is pretty much the same as when being dry. The midsole is stable and has a low (5mm) drop which is an all-round great combo for a shoe with a wide range of target activities. The RB9X outsole provides superb traction even on wet surfaces, yet it matches the durability of an asphalt running shoe.
The holy grail of trail running is to provide both stability and flexibility, but to make a midsole stable yet soft. The development of the Zeal has taken more than three years and after numerous tests and prototypes it's ready for launch. The upper material has been updated to a very durable, yet soft, Kevlar. Together with the lacing system, it embraces the foot firmly, but it is the midsole construction and the HGMS2 technology that is the true innovation. Zeal provides a stable but soft heel grip, which is an impossible combo made possible through the molded midsole cradle on the interior side of the shoe. The midsole not only adds superb fit, it also turns into the reinforcement protecting the foot in serious terrain. The height of the heel cup is slightly reduced at the center back, in order to reduce the pressure at the Achilles tendon. The medium last is half lined with quick dry mesh. The torsion and cushioning is in fine balance and together with the low sole profile, the ground control is just outstanding. The outsole cleats are positioned so mud doesn't get stuck, and as if the deep lug pattern wouldn't provide enough, the RB9X outsole is the benchmark among sticky rubbers.