A sole withBUGrip® technology is made of a special rubber compound and has 15-17 permanentlymounted carbide tip steel studs. The configuration of studs in the treadpattern is engineered and tested for providing optimal traction in real lifeuse. The studs are positioned where there is pressure from the foot during thedifferent phases of the step, and also close to the edge of the sole.
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 arenot fixed. When weight is applied, the studs can push in toward the surface ofthe sole depending on how hard the ground is. The dynamic function makes thestuds adapt to the surface and provide the best possible all round traction: On slippery surfaces (for example ice, snow, mud, wet wood and grass) the studsremain protruding and grip into the ground. On hard and solid surfaces (like asphalt or concrete) the studs are pushed in toward thesole’s surface. Except for a clicking sound when the studs make the initialcontact, the soles still behave and provide grip like a normal sole. On hard and uneven surfaces (for example stones and rocks) some of the studs are pushedin, while others remain protruding. The effect being that a combination ofrubber and steel studs make contact with the ground. The studs that are used in the BUGrip technology are reinforced with carbide steel tips,for extra durability. They will not wear out even when used for long periods on asphalt.The BUGriptechnology is protected by several international patents.CAUTION: Products with BUGrip® are notrecommended for indoor use, since they can damage floors and the risk of slippingmay increase on some surfaces. Icebug ABdoes not guarantee that one never slips when using products with BUGrip®.