Pytho4 BUGrip is a shoe with a wide range of uses. The low drop gives good ground contact, which, combined with the fantastic grip, makes the shoe a perfect option for those who like to run in uneven terrain, while the comfort and water-repelling upper make the shoe a favourite with many recreational runners who want to run in comfort in winter.
For what: Winter running, trail running and orienteering
Why we made the shoe: The world needed a studded shoe for all kinds of surfaces. Pytho was made to cope with everything from snow and bare ice to narrow trails and pathless terrain.
- 17 BUGrip® carbide steel studs provide optimal grip on all surfaces
- Low drop for fantastic terrain control
- Sustainable material and protective toe box make the shoe durable
- Bluesign®-certified upper polyester material
- Bluesign®-certified lining made from recycled PET and coloured using solution dye technology
- Bluesign®-certified fabric in insock made from recycled PET
BUGrip® is the name of Icebug’s grip technology for the most slippery conditions. A BUGrip sole is made of a special rubber compound and has 15-19 integrated steel studs. 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 are not completely fixed. When weight is applied the studs push in toward the surface of the sole. How far they are pushed in depends on the pressure exerted by the user and the resistance from the ground. This dynamic function makes the studs adapt to the surface and provide the best possible traction on anything from dry asphalt to pure ice. ICEBUG® Technology Performance Information The purpose of the ICEBUG® technology is to provide traction on slippery surfaces. The manufacturing of outsoles with this technology is a complex process. Since the most important component is rubber – a natural material which performance is not possible to entirely control – there might be cases of premature loss of studs from the outsole. Therefore, outsoles with ICEBUG® technology are designed and manufactured with a surplus of studs. The function of the technology is maintained even if losing 3-4 studs on one outsole. After usage in wet conditions, the head or sides of the studs might get a surface layer of rust. However, the relevant part of the stud for providing traction is the carbide tip, and this will not be affected. Warning: No guarantee against slipping. Products with ICEBUG® technology are not recommended for indoor use.
Water resistant materials are either treated or dense enough to repel water. They are not 100% waterproof, but they do give you protection from foul weather, splashing and slush. The gain is a high level of breathability and the ability to shape better with the foot. To maintain the water resistance of a treatment a material needs to be taken care of properly.
Weight: 325 gram
Drop: 5 mm
Insole: Removable molded EVA with mesh liner
Lining: QuickDry mesh
Midsole: Compression moulded lightweight EVA with TPU stabilizer
Torsion: Stability Flex
Outersole: Rubber with BUGrip® 17 carbide tip studs
Upper Part: Protective PU/ TPU molded laminated mudguard