Technology for Shock-Absorbing Traction

DESIGNED TO STOMP LANDINGS AND HIKE MOUNTAINS

Our outsoles combine light midsoles with high-traction zones in order to optimize board feel, dampening, lightness, and grip. Whether we use Vibram’s most advanced compound or traditional rubber, we know from experience that rubber needs to be under foot when hiking icy, snowy surfaces; EVA outsoles just don’t cut it.

New GripLight Outsole

We worked with Vibram to custom-design a lightweight outsole for snowboarding. The Vibram IceTrek.2 compound is the grippiest rubber, and we use it in targeted areas to optimize both traction and lightness. We also placed a flex channel similar to our V-Rod concept to let the sole flex side-to-side, while maintaining response toe-to-heel. Finally, we lay in stiffer grip nubs to deliver studded traction.