Fall for Icebugs

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Fall for Icebugs

Winter in Minnesota is cold, snowy, and icy. Even in those conditions, Minnesotans can’t be kept in! We are out walking, hiking & running errands in all kinds of weather. But icy pavement can be treacherous, posing risk from falls, strains, and injury. Icebug footwear provide superior traction on the ice. Here are a few reasons to “Fall for Icebugs”.


Icebug - winter tires for your feet


What Are Icebugs?


Icebug produces high quality, sustainable traction footwear. Working to keep you upright and enjoying the outdoors throughout the winter, their footwear is equipped with carbide steel studs for the strongest grip on icy surfaces and proper support to keep you comfortable. Icebug is a certified B Corp committed to sustainability from material, production and wages, to supply chain and durability. Their goal is to provide functional shoes that last for years.

BUGrip is the name of Icebug’s traction technology for the most slippery conditions.  A BUGrip sole is made of a special rubber compound with 23% natural rubber with 14-19 integrated carbide steel studs making them extremely durable. The design of the studs with the properties of the rubber compound give these studs dynamic function. The studs work independently from each other and are not completely fixed. When weight is applied the studs push in towards the sole.  How far they push in depends on the pressure exerted by the user and resistance from the ground.  This dynamic function makes the studs adapt to the surface & provide the best possible traction on anything from dry asphalt to pure ice. The studs will give you confidence on ice but walk completely civilized on pavement and other surfaces.





Icebug Styles at Peterson Shoes

Metro2 BUGrip®

Metro 2 Icebug boot

Icebug’s most popular winter shoe delivering support and traction so you can take on winter without the risk of slipping.  This boot combines an urban look with outdoor function. Warm, comfy, waterproof and convenient with medial 8mm zipper, achilles pull loop and soft elastic cuff top make Metro 2 easy to take on and off. It has an ergonomic platform with forefoot rockering and wide fit platform. The Metro2 BUGrip is not only a comfortable shoe, but securely grips terrain from the 16 dynamic steel studs. Added support for your whole foot from Milspeed inner heel grip linings, toe reinforcements and an EVA midsole made from 20% BLOOM® foam (made from overgrown lake algae). Available for Men in  black and for Women in Black or Mulberry.


Ivalo3 BUGrip®


Ivalo3 Icebug boot, mulberry


Ivalo3 BUGrip® is one of the all-time Icebug best-sellers. The convenience of a slip-on, this light winter boot has reliable traction with dynamic BUGrip studs. The water repellent upper is made of suede leather and recycled Ripstop Polyester for years of wear.  A stable boot with forefoot rockering & wide ergonomic fit. Recent updates to the Ivalo3 include a weather resistant 8 mm front zipper and 3M reflective areas easy on/off wear and increased visibility. Available in black for men & black or mulberry for women.

Stavre BUGrip® GTX

Stravre Icebug shoe


Stavre is the perfect winter mid-level boot for light winter hikes. Carbide studded BUGrip outsole with 16 steel studs for dependable traction even on pure ice. Outfitted with a waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane to keep feet dry through slush or melting snow and Ortholite Hybrid® insock for added warmth. The shaft and the supportive EVA midsole offer stability and ankle support while walking or working. This workhorse features the BOA® Fit System for a snug precision no tie fit with no pressure points and easy on/off. Available in men’s and women’s styles.


Pace 3 BUGrip

Pace3 - icebug traction boot


Pace is the perfect boot for those looking for walking comfort, insulation & mid cut stability. The upper material is a Ripstop textile that is very easy to maintain and has reflective areas for increased visibility.  Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane ensures that the feet stay dry and comfortable. BUGrip outsole with dynamic studs for unbeatable traction. This winter trekker has a clean sporty look while providing traction and warmth for those who want to keep active throughout winter.

Grove Rewool with Michelin BUGdri

Grove with michelin grip


This elegant women’s winter boot has a non-studded Michelin outsole & BUGdri membrane to keep your feet dry. The upper is made of nubuck leather and wool that insulates and repels water. Inside, a soft fleece lining and insock made from recycled wool & Bloom algae foam insulate well. The wide last is comfortable for walking and easy on off with a long medial zipper. The Grove features a non-studded rubber outsole with Michelin Winter Compound that is safe for sensitive floors like restaurants and shops. Traditional rubber will harden & get stiff when temperatures drop. However, these Michelin Technical Soles feature winter adapted rubber to maintain pliancy. The outsole with ICE Control technology provides superior ground control in snow or ice. There is no better un-studded winter traction.



Safety From the Parking Lot to the Tree Lot


Avoid winter injury with studded boots that will keep you both warm and on your feet. Secure footing prevents falls, injuries, and strains when conditions are icy. Steel studded soles provide necessary winter safety measures every time you’re outdoors from taking the garbage down to the curb to getting some fresh air.


Icebug Event at Peterson Shoes



At Peterson Shoes, we host an annual Icebug event. On a sidewalk made of pure ice, customers can try on styles and walk the ice to feel the grip from these boots and shoes. Steel studded footwear really can give you confidence and stability even on the slickest conditions. Check us out on facebook or contact us for more information on upcoming events. You can also sign up for email alerts by going to https://petersonshoes.com/.



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Peterson Shoes is a family-owned shoe store and shoe repair shop serving the Andover, Anoka, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids and Minneapolis areas. We specialize in orthotic shoe inserts, shoes for plantar fasciitis and shoes for tendinitis. Come check out our selection of Women’s shoes, apparel and accessories, and Men’s shoes at 209 E Main Street, Anoka, MN. Or shop our selection online now.


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