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Terrain: Trail
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 8.1oz | Women: 8.1oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 7mm | Women: 7mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Waterproofing: Water repellent
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Men: 27mm | Women: 27mm
Forefoot height: Men: 20mm | Women: 20mm
Brand: Icebug
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Narrow, Normal
Price: $170
Colorways: Blue, Purple
Special editions: 1 special editions
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86 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 | Ultrarunner Podcast | | Level 4 expert

    It’s a lightweight, protective, just lugged enough trail shoe with average drop. It’s fun to push the pace in and probably just enough shoe for most folks up to ~30k.

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  • The Icebug Oribi RBB9X is an everyday trail running shoe packed with protective features and durable materials. The upper is made up of water-resistant materials. The mesh materials may absorb a small amount of water, but it will also dry up quickly.
  • The shoe makes use of a lightweight EVA for cushioning. It is responsive and soft enough for long-distance trail running. It is lightweight in nature and delivers the right amount of flexibility for a smoother ride.
  • The RB9X outsole delivers reliable traction on varied trail surfaces. The rubber compound comes with a tractor tire pattern for maximum grip. With this outsole material, the Icebug Oribi RB9X can surely withstand muddy and rocky surfaces.

The seamless upper of the Icebug Oribi RB9X conforms to the natural shape of the foot. The shoe is available in standard running shoe length. Width option is D-Medium for men’s and B-Medium for women’s.

The RB9X compound made up the outer sole of the Icebug Oribi RB9X. It is a rubber material formulated to deliver reliable traction on wet and slippery surfaces. The tractor tire pattern of the outsole also offers durable grip over challenging surfaces like rocks.

The Icebug Oribi RB9X aims to deliver a bouncy ride and provide runners a kickback effect in every stride. It makes use of a molded EVA foam that is soft and lightweight. It provides durable underfoot protection without compromising flexibility.

Integrated into the midsole is the TPU rock plate. It shields the foot in rocky terrain, and at the same time, it disperses shock during impact. The rock plate is flexible in nature, and thus it helps runners experience a satisfying, springy ride.

This trail running shoe also has a removable molded EVA sock liner. It gives additional level cushioning. It enhances in-short comfort while keeping the shoe cool throughout the run. The sock liner helps reduce odor, and it has a quick-drying capacity.

The Icebug Oribi RB9X has a non-absorbing upper. It uses a Polyester mesh with water shield for breathable and water-repellent coverage. It has a seamless construction so; it provides the foot an irritation-free environment.

The welded TPU mudguard prevents mud and dirt from entering the shoe. It is lightweight in nature and does not affect the overall comfort and breathability of the upper.

Integrated into the lacing system are laminated ribbons which help in securing the foot in place. The laces are also reliable in providing midfoot security, and they do not untie easily.

The Icebug Oribi RB9X has a thin tongue. The sock-like construction delivers a comfortable, glove-like fit.


Jens Jakob Andersen

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