Many describe Eli as the most beautiful shoe they have had, but that doesn’t mean that it compromises on performance. Eli has an upper made of 100% recycled polyester, algae in the midsole for cushioning, and an outsole made of the same rubber as our running shoes, which guarantees good grip on rocks, boats, and jetties.
This year, Eli is available in seven different colors. Which one will you choose? 🌈
We at Icebug make shoes with the least possible climate impact. With Eli, we have taken our work to a new level. The upper portion of the shoe is mesh that is made of 100% recycled PET bottles. In the outsole, we have mixed in 15% recycled rubber. In the midsole you will find BLOOM® foam, which is a material made from algae harvested from lakes whose algae populations have reached hazardous levels. By using algae instead of oil, we reduce our climate footprint while purifying water. Win-win!
Icebug has not flown a single pair of shoes in from the factory this spring. In fact, we have not used air freight in five years - and we do not intend to do so in the future. If we were to choose to use air transport, we would double the CO2 emissions for each pair of shoes. Therefore, we hope you find it ok to wait for some colors and styles. They are simply out boating right now, for the sake of the planet. But soon these lovely shoes will arrive at port and be ready for you!
The BUGforce midsole gives you all the cushioning you could wish for. In addition, Eli has an insole with Ortholite Hybrid® that adapts to your feet. With comfort as a first name, the Eli RB9X is a perfect choice of shoe for those looking for soft and stretchy summer shoe.
The Eli upper is made of airy mesh, which ensures that your feet breathe, no matter how hot it is. Foot sweat is a thing of the past!
Eli is a perfect shoe for boating. The sole grips on slippery rocks, piers, and boat decks. Thanks to the airy upper, feet stay cool even when the temperature rises, and the shoes dry quickly if they get wet. Icebug has been making shoes with the world's best grip since 2001, and Eli RB9X is no exception. RB9X is the rubber compound that we use in running shoes to give the best possible grip on even the trickiest surfaces, such as wet stones and rocks. RB9X brings you up to 40% better grip than other shoes!
Thanks to solid sustainability work, a pair of Eli RB9X stands for a climate footprint of 8.2 kg CO2 equivalents, which is one of the shoe industry's absolute lowest values. This is equivalent to about 250 grams of beef or a tenth of a smartphone - and is lower than the imprint of a conventionally made T-shirt in cotton. We at Icebug climate compensate all our emissions by 200%, which means that for a pair of Eli RB9X we compensate for 16.4 kg CO2 by investing in emission reduction projects that are certified by the UN. Feel free to read more about our sustainability work here.