When it comes to moving quickly on frozen surfaces, we can learn a lot from polar bears, whose footpads are covered with soft friction-creating bumps called papillae.
A polar bear’s snow prowess is simple science—the friction provides traction, even on solid ice.
The Arctic Sole is Vibram’s attempt to mimic the big bear’s grippy paws. The result is one the best innovations in winter gear we’ve seen in a long time. Continue Reading