Our View – Icebug Acceleritas8 M RB9X:
The Icebug Acceleritas was a hugely popular shoe when we’ve stocked it previously and the updated version 8 looks to be equally as impressive. If you are in the market for a low profile, minimalistic racing shoe then the Acceleritas8 RB9X is well worth a look. Even better it’s also made from highly sustainably sourced materials so you’re doing your bit for the environment too.
The upper is super soft and smooth, so light it feels like being barefoot. It also repels rather than absorbs water and has excellent drainage so your feet will be thankful and you won’t be carrying extra weight.
The heel cup is very soft and comfortable in order to reduce pressure at the Achilles tendon and the midsole is highly flexible so you can traverse technical terrain with confidence. Although it’s minimal the Acceleritas8 features a forefoot Rock Shield to protect you from sharp stones when running on rocky trails.
The shoe promotes the natural movement of the foot, but provides impact protection, and excellent traction. Compared to previous versions the last has been updated with a slightly roomier toe box. The outsole is designed with an aggressive pattern where dirt is shed quickly thanks to the diagonal channels which use the same principal as tractor tyres! The Acceleritas8 outsole is finished with the exceptionally grippy RB9X® rubber which provides incredible traction in both wet and dry conditions, without compromising the durability.
Specifications - Icebug Acceleritas8 M RB9X:
- RB9X® outsole with tractor tire pattern
- Minimalistic, flexible and light
- Low drop and low sole profile
- Upper from bluesign® 100% recycled PET polyester
- Lining from bluesign® 100% recycled and solution dyed polyester
- Insole made of 20% Bloom Foam and lightweight EVA, lined with bluesign® 100% recycled and solution dyed mesh polyester
- Weight: 500 gram
- Drop: 4 mm
- Last: Narrow racing fit with a ergonomic straight big toe line
- Usage: Running, Swimrun, Trail running
- Midsole: Lightweight EVA with 20% Bloom Foam. Rock Shield
- Terrain: Mud, Trail, Wet rocks
- Torsion: Easy flex
- Outersole: RB9X with 15% recycled rubber
- Cushioning: Responsive
- Upper Part: Bluesign®100% recycled PET polyester upper textile with sublimation print. ProtecTPU mudguard.