Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $180
  • Weight
    Men: 11.6oz
    Women: 10.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Icebug DTS 3 RB9X GTX

  • The Icebug DTS3 RB9X GTX is a stability running shoe that’s designed for the trails. It makes use of an uncluttered design that’s unlike most of the off-road shoes on the market. Polyester mesh and thin TPU overlays make up most of the upper; they’re complemented by a GORE-TEX® lining, which is designed to downright stave off H2O.
  • The lacing system is unique because it doesn’t use the traditional loop-and-tie style. Instead, the BOA® quick-lace arrangement adjusts the fit without any entwining.
  • A full-length foam is used for the platform of this trail companion. It is responsible for keeping the foot cushioned during those outdoor adventures. An ESS stabilizer keeps the midsole stable while also steadying the arch.

Icebug DTS 3 RB9X GTX size and fit

The Icebug DTS3 RB9X GTX makes use of the standard measurements. Lengthwise, it follows the expectations of consumers. The available widths are B- Medium for women and D – Medium for men.

The last has the shape of the human foot. This configuration ergonomically accommodates the natural curvature of the wearer’s foot, potentially giving a snug yet precise in-shoe experience.

Outsole

The forefoot and heel sections of the Icebug DTS3 RB9X GTX feature the RB9X® which is also known as Rubber 9 Extreme. This material offers durable traction on hard and soft terrains. It is advertised to hold onto slippery surfaces with ease.

Gripping lugs pockmark the outsole. The medial section has blocky shapes while the lateral side features protrusions that resemble the Icebug insect logo. The job of these rubber extensions is to heighten surface grip, especially when it comes to uphill treks and downward traversals.

Midsole

A lightweight ethylene vinyl acetate foam or EVA is used for the midsole unit of the Icebug DTS3 RB9X GTX. Its purpose is to carry the foot and keep it comfortable, even when traversing uneven and unpredictable topography.

The ESS Stabilizer is a plastic layer that’s wedged between the midsole and outsole. This material strengthens the structure of the platform while also keeping the foot steady during those off-road adventures. It’s also touted to prevent overpronation because part of it is emphasized on the medial portion.

Upper

Polyester mesh is the material that makes up the external portion of the Icebug DTS3 RB9X GTX’s upper unit. It aims to improve durability by staving off debris and other trail hazards while maintaining ventilation.

TPU strips are welded onto the façade, particularly the forefoot, midfoot and heel. These overlays bolster the structure of the shoe while also helping the rest of the upper in keeping the foot secure.

The lining is made up of GORE-TEX® membrane. Its job is to protect the foot from water infiltration entirely. Nothing can stop in-shoe pooling if the water goes beyond the collar of this running shoe, but puddles and shallow streams won’t become hindrances with this waterproof technology around.

A PU comfort foam hugs the back of the foot and keeps it in place. It also prevents accidental shoe-removals.


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