NANOspikes® Footwear Traction


Rated 4.33 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


Kahtoola NANOspikes®, featured in Outside Magazine’s “2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide,” are designed for use on icy and snow-packed roads, streets, and urban trails. Ideal for transitioning on and off dry pavement, tungsten carbide spikes allow you to run or walk naturally in mixed winter conditions without affecting foot strike, gait and/or stride.

Each pair of NANOspikes® includes a tote sack.

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Product Description

Spike Design

Made from tungsten carbide, each spike is extremely wear-resistant for use on pavement without affecting foot strike, and is held in place with a lightweight aluminum anchor, while a surrounding TPU cleat provides added traction and shock absorption.

Reinforced Eyelets

Reinforced using durable TPU inserts to ensure longevity, each patented eyelet allows the elastomer bands to be lighter and stronger, preventing tearing along the harness and at connection points.

Traction Plates

Upward-facing traction ensures NANOspikes® stay in place against footwear.

Dual Compound

Using TPU construction, a softer compound provides wear-resistance, flexibility and aides in snow release, while a harder compound near the spikes disperses force against the shoe’s sole.

Toe Bale

Highly flexible with recessed connection points, the toe bale secures the foot’s position at the front of the shoe for added comfort, preventing the toe from pushing through the front of the elastomer harness.

Raised Heal Tab

Allows for easy pull-back and removal.

Elastomer Harness

Low-profile, extremely durable and ergonomically shaped, the elastomer bands are constructed from TPE for a secure fit and remain stretchy down to -30°F.

NANOspikes® Footwear Traction Specs:

• 10 spikes per foot (on all sizes)
• Spike material: tungsten carbide
• Pack size: 6 x 4 x 2.25 inches (54 in3)
• 2-year warranty

• Tote sack included

• Care Instructions: Wash with lukewarm water and air-dry (do NOT dry with heat). Ensure the product is clean and dry before storage. Inspect before each use.

Additional Information

Weight 1.1 lbs
Dimensions 8.25 × 5 × 2.5 in

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6 reviews for NANOspikes® Footwear Traction

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Surprised I am the first one to review these. Nanospikes work great. I am a trail runner and hiker in Colorado and the Nanos have not let me down (no pun intended), yet. They are very easy to put on and take off. I don’t feel like I’m running on clunky spikes or tearing up the trails in these. Plus they are $20 less than Micros. Will definitely buy again.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeremy D Hakes

    These things are fantastic for walking around any snow/ice. I use them for hiking on low-slope/flat areas, walking the dog, shoveling the driveway, walking almost anywhere that may be icy or hard packed snow. They’ve never let me down. My company uses them and issues them for Personal Protective Equipment to help keep our employees from falling at work (construction).

  3. Rated 3 out of 5


    These work very well for traction on ice when trail running. My problem is, my toes start to hurt after about 3 miles. The top of the device presses uncomfortably on the tops of my toes and I end up with sore toes.

    • Andrew Wisniewski

      Hi Cynthia,

      Thanks for your review. We appreciate the feedback and wanted to reach out about the issue you’re having with our NANOspikes® and the pressure they’re putting on your toes.

      While they do work with a wide variety of shoes, through testing our NANOspikes® with a number of different shoe brands and styles, we’ve found that the round connection points of the toe bale labeled “FRONT” can sometimes rub through shoes with a softer mesh top or that have a narrow toe box. Depending on your shoe style and foot size, it could also be as simple as going up a size in the NANOspikes®. Either way, we’d love to speak with you about the issue and help resolve the situation however possible. Please feel free to reach us directly at (866) 330-8030.


      Andrew, Kahtoola associate

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    These are fantastic. I use these for running on icy roads and sidewalks and they are excellent. I am very happy that I did not go with a cheap knockoff but bought these. They are worth every penny. Love these!!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Ran 9 miles in these today on the road. (Borrowed my wife’s.). We had three inches of snow over ice. I loved them and just bought a pair for myself. They stayed on and added a little weight but not enough to be concerned. I am a believer!

  6. Rated 3 out of 5


    These work really well to grip the snow and ice compared to other brands of spikes I have tried. They fit almost seamlessly so it feels like you are wearing shoes with built-in spikes, but they provide the flexibility of using them on different pairs of shoes! Sadly, like a previous reviewer said, I too, get sore toes (from the strap labeled FRONT), though I have tried them with several pairs of shoes on several runs.

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