Icebug Spirit 8 OLX Yellow
The Spirit has been on the market for years, but is by no means letting up. On the contrary. It remains the shoe of choice for many orienteering or off-trail runners - whether they are world champions or recreational runners. However, being the benchmark when it comes to off-trail doesn't mean you can sit back and relax. At least not as long as you want to stay one step ahead of the others. The new OLX has again become more stable than its predecessor. The last has been refined and optimized in cooperation with Tove A., so that you now have an even better shoe at your disposal.
The key to the Spirit's success is the combination of low weight, suppleness and traction without sacrificing durability. The supple upper is made from a bluesign®-certified and recycled high-abrasion PET polyester with protective TPU splash guard and a thin, direct feel. In combination with the comfortable heel area, the low shaft takes pressure off the Achilles tendon, while the closed-cell foam of the heel cup and the polyester of the upper hardly absorb any water (maximum 20% weight gain when wet). The sole profile and drop are kept flat, optimizing ground control while remaining flexible to allow the foot to move naturally. We have improved the last again with a more spacious toe box. Thanks to its innovative pattern with diagonal grooves, the outsole provides excellent grip, which the 14 integrated OLX carbide tip spikes bring close to perfection.
What for: Orientation and off-trail running.
Why we made it: The world's best orienteers needed a light, spiked shoe with a tight fit and narrow profile, and the best traction in the world, while also not absorbing water. We gave you the spirit. And Tove Alexandersson runs to one victory after the other.
- 14 OLX carbide spikes.
- Lightweight and low wet weight.
- Durable and protective without sacrificing comfort.
- Upper made from bluesign®-approved polyester.
- Lining made from bluesign®-approved, 100% recycled and solution-dyed polyester.
- Removable liner made of Ortholite Hybrid with lining made of bluesign®-certified, 100% recycled and solution-dyed polyester.
- Lightweight EVA with 20% BLOOM® algae foam.
- Reinforcements: Milspeed, 60% recycled from fishing nets and PET.
Afford:Narrow racing fit with ergonomic straight big toe line
Use:Orienteering, running, trail running, winter running
Insole:Removable. 20% BLOOM® Foam and lightweight EVA, with bluesign® 100% recycled and solution dyed PET polyester lining
Lining:Bluesign® 100% recycled and solution dyed PET polyester
Midsole:Lightweight EVA with 20% BLOOM® Foam. Rock Shield
Terrain:Ice, mud, snow, trail, wet rocks
Outsole:Rubber with OLX carbide steel tip studs.
Upper part:Bluesign® 100% recycled PET polyester upper textile with sublimation print. ProtectTPU mud guard.
water protection:Non absorbing
Our opinion: One of the best shoes on the market. In any case, it has the best sole on the market.
Available from mid-March. Available to order now.