EXOspikes™ Footwear Traction

EXOspikes™ Footwear Traction

Cross-Terrain Performance

EXOspikes™ Footwear Traction

EXOspikes™ Footwear Traction

Cross-Terrain Performance

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Versatility Without Compromise

Our go-to traction device that's built for maximum versatility. Designed for winter running or hiking on a variety of surfaces, EXOspikes™ traction is at home on icy roads, snow-packed trails, and everything in between. Twelve ultra-durable tungsten carbide spikes underfoot provide an impressive amount of grip when you need it, and stand up to rocks and other abrasive trail features when you don’t. All in a very lightweight package that can be easily stowed away in a backpack.

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Key Features

  • Twelve ultra-durable tungsten carbide spikes
  • Flexible traction matrix conforms to uneven terrain
  • Lightweight harness with reinforced eyelets
  • Integrated toe bail for added security
  • Raised heel tab for easy on/off
  • Includes tote sack
    • Ergonomically Shaped Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Harness - Features reinforced eyelets for increased durability, attaches securely to a variety of footwear and retains its elasticity down to -22°F (-30°C).
    • Flexible TPU Traction Matrix - Twelve strategically placed 0.29" tungsten carbide spikes are integrated into a tough traction matrix that's abrasion-resistant, lightweight and conforms to uneven terrain.
    • Integrated Toe Bail - Keeps the toe from pushing through the front of the harness for added security while descending.
    • Raised Heel Tab - Provides a secure grip point on the harness for easy on and off in frozen winter conditions with cold or gloved hands.
    • Weight (pair): (XS) 6.6 oz / 188 g, (S) 6.9 oz / 196 g, (M) 7.3 oz / 208 g, (L) 7.8 oz / 220 g, (XL) 8.1 oz / 230 g
    • Packed Size: 5.75 in x 3 in x 2 in, 34.5 in³ / 15 cm x 8 cm x 5 cm, 600 cm³
  • Care
    Wash with lukewarm water and air-dry (do NOT dry with heat). Ensure the product is clean and dry before storage. Inspect device before each use and remove it from footwear between uses.
  • Warranty
    Your satisfaction is our top priority. All Kahtoola stretch-on traction devices are designed and field-tested for your most demanding adventures and are backed by a 2-year limited warranty. Products are warrantied to the original owner only and will be replaced or repaired at Kahtoola’s discretion.
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    • 5
      Moved to mountains with snowy winters.

      Posted by Linda Nyberg on Mar 13th 2023

      The EXOspikes work really well to keep me sure footed in the snow. I'm 75yrs old & stretching them over my tennis shoes is difficult. My grandson helped the first time & I managed to put them on the second time. My tennies feel comfortable with the spikes on.

    • 5

      Posted by Gordon Adell on Mar 13th 2023

      One of my favorite garments I've ever acquired of any type. Delighted with them, thanks!

    • 5
      Saved me on the ice!

      Posted by Michelle Anderson on Feb 27th 2023

      I live in the mountains in CO, and we have had tons of ice this year. My old spikes weren’t doing it anymore on this year’s ice, so I tried these on a friend’s recommendation. They are amazing! Haven’t slipped once since I got them! Love!

    • 5

      Posted by Deborah Campbell on Feb 25th 2023

      Safe hiking in all terrains, roads, snowy trails and ice.

    • 5

      Posted by Steve on Feb 25th 2023

      These spikes fit our boots perfectly, and easy to install on the trail. The grip is a lifesaver, literally, for old people. When it's icy on the dog walk, you need these. Highly recommended.

    • 5
      Wonderful, especially with the art of snow we've gotten

      Posted by Cynthia Wizeman on Feb 25th 2023

      see above

    • 5
      Great ice cleats

      Posted by Lisa Van Landuyt on Feb 12th 2023

      Great ice cleats for hiking. I love how easy it is to get them on/off and I feel safe hiking on the varied winter surfaces. I highly recommend the investment in these.

    • 5

      Posted by Matt on Jan 8th 2023

      Super simple, durable and work very well. I've run down straight ice with these bad boys. Can't recommend them enough

    • 4
      4 stars

      Posted by Bryan B on Mar 3rd 2021

      I have used my ExoSpikes hiking on a trail that was pure ice transitioning to hard packed snow, and on a trail run. Hiking on flat or uphill ice, I noticed a disconcerting amount of slip with each footstep as I toed off. The forward spikes are pretty close to the toe of my shoe - as close as my MicroSpikes. I think the Exos slip because the studs are shorter than the cleats on Micros, so the toe of my shoe doesn’t have to pivot as far before the stud loses contact with the ice. For some reason, I did not notice this slip when RUNNING on ice though. The slip was annoying mostly because I knew I was losing a bit of effort with every step. I have also hiked the same icy trail with MicroSpikes and did not feel any toe slip at all. I did not notice any slip under the heel when running in the Exos (probably because I don’t heel-strike), or when hiking downhill. My run was on a mix of ice and dry dirt. For most of the run I completely forgot I had the ExoSpikes on! The only time I really noticed them is when one of the heel studs would land on an embedded rock, and cant my ankle to one side. It felt like my foot landed off-camber, but did not make my ankle roll or anything major. I did notice some wear on the aluminum part of the studs after running on the mixed ice/dirt trail. The rubber underfoot still looks really good - I think they will last reasonably well even if I don't use them exclusively on ice and snow. I did have a couple of scary instances where my foot slipped on ice running down gradual hills in the ExoSpikes. I didn’t fall, but it definitely lowered my confidence running on ice. I wonder if the NanoSpikes, with fewer spikes, would do better on pure ice because each spike would dig deeper into the ice? But I am pretty certain that the Nanos would have worse toe-off slip when hiking because the studs are shorter and farther back from the toe. If I had a pair of shoes only for winter running, I think I would choose to just put studs in the outsole lugs. That could fix the toe-off slip, putting studs in the front toe lugs, and would be more comfortable running on dirt or rock on mixed trails. But since I don’t, I think the ExoSpikes are the best solution for running on ice and very hard packed snow - I just have to beware of those occasional slips. For hiking, I will use the MicroSpikes to avoid the unnerving slip during toe-off.

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