Run like a tractor!

2 March 2015

Acceleritas4 is minimalism the Icebug way, a must-have for the thrillseeking runner venturing into swimrun, obstacle race or beyond the beaten track! Acceleritas is an ongoing success for the Icebug product developers. From the construction of the sole, down to the smallest detail, this shoe breathes innovation.

The sole of this shoe is made like a tractor tire! Something Erik Öhlund, Product developer at Icebug, got the idea of standing beside his tractor on his farm. This pattern is optimized to grip on hard as well as on soft surface, with an aggressive pattern where dirt is steered away to the sides in diagonal channels. Acceleritas4 outsole is crowned with the jewel among “sticky rubbers”: RB9X®. This innovative rubber compound provides incredible traction on both wet and dry surfaces, without compromising the durability!
– RB9X is definitely a benefit for extremely demanding runners with high expectations on the shoes traction in mixed and tough terrain. RB9X is a new compound and tests show that we really have succeeded. There’s nothing like this on the market, says Erik Öhlund, member of the Product development team at Icebug and also elite orienteerer.

The upper materials in Acceleritas are very durable with a minimal water pickup. The midsole is very flexible and keeps the weight down (sub 200 grams!). The height of the heel cup is slightly reduced in order to reduce pressure at the Achilles tendon. Terrain feel is remarkable thanks to the low profile of the sole. The shoe promotes the natural movement of the foot, it’s like running in a pair of socks, but socks that provide thermal and impact protection, and traction.

Acceleritas has proved its capacity and ended high up on the podium in several big trail running competitions over the last years. It’s also proven to be a really good shoe for swimrun. Take it for a swim and you will understand why!