The Icetrek™ rubber compound provides better traction on all surfaces at low temperatures. Whether the surface is wet or dry, snow, ice, rock or asphalt, Icetrek™ provides superior slip-resistance in cold temperatures, because the specially formulated compound retains its soft and pliable properties regardless of the temperature. Icetrek™ does not become hard and continues to have a high coefficient of friction on most surfaces, including icy roads. The excellent traction provided by the Icetrek™ compound is apparent in warm temperatures as well. The hardness of Icetrek™ compound at -20°C is virtually unchanged at +30°C, making this compound extremely versatile for outdoor footwear.