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  • Terrain


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


    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.


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 8.1oz
    Women: 8.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 7mm
    Women: 7mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 27mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
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  • Special editions
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86 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 | Ultrarunner Podcast

    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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Updates to Icebug Oribi RB9X

  • 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.

Icebug Oribi RB9X size and fit

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.