Excellent product, highly recommended. I have had mine for so long that I cannot clearly remember when I got them--at least five years, maybe closer to ten. They are very quick and easy to put on and take off and give markedly improved traction on a variety of winter surfaces including loose snow, packed snow, rough ice, and even glare ice; they have also proved to be rugged enough to wear when passing over even extended stretches of bare concrete, exposed rock, gravel, and mud. After what may have been several hundred miles walked in them across many Alaska winters--in parking lots and sidewalks, over hiking trails, and even up rocky mountain slopes--I never had any trouble with them whatsoever until yesterday when the silicone strap down the side finally broke. Considering how long I've had them and both the amount of use and the roughness of some of that use, I definitely feel that I got my money's worth out of them and I've come here to buy another pair, which I hope to have for at least another five to ten years.
MICROspikes® Footwear Traction
Durable, Aggressive Traction
The Cutting Edge of Safety and Reliability
Safely make icy, mountainous terrain your playground with a proven performer that keeps finding new ways to push the limits of outdoor gear design. Used by arctic explorers and everyday outdoor adventurers for over a decade, MICROspikes® are ready to help take your outdoor adventures to the next level. This ultra-packable traction features twelve strategically placed, stainless steel spikes that bite into the most stubborn ice and snow.
- 12 stainless steel spikes
- Welded stainless steel chains for traction and packability
- Durable harness with reinforced eyelets
- Integrated toe bail for added security
- Raised heel tab for easy on/off
- Includes tote sack
- Twelve Stainless Steel Spikes Per Foot - Strategically spaced, hard wearing stainless steel spikes provide a stable walking platform and bite into even the most stubborn ice and snow.
- 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).
- 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.
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.
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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Have had mine for over 5 years and they are still as tough as ever! Thanks kahtoola.
These spikes work great. I recently had to contact the Kahtoola service department and got amazing service, very few companies have ever impressed me this much as far as taking care of their customers. Thanks Cat.
The traction is wonderful. Feel completely safe with the spikes. Purchased the Red Medium as I wear a size 9 hiking boot. Very disappointed as I've literally used them 3 times and the silicone snapped /tore as I was putting them on to do a hike last week end so had to cinch with Duct tape. Not impressed.
I've had mine for almost 10 years now, and they are by far the best out there to handle any winter situation. Shallow snow, ice, and even wet snow. Raced many winter adventure races through the woods with these. Never let me down. Pretty easy to get on and off too. My wife, who is always terrified of falling, wears these through some crazy nasty trails with confidence. You can even descend on fairly steep black ice. If they do slip, which is very rare, they slip with slow motion control as they claw across the black ice. Plenty of time to adjust your balance. Unlike other traction control devices. They are expensive, but definitely worth it.
Lifesavers! Really! I bought my first pair in 2012, and wore them for 6 years straight before deciding I maybe needed a second pair. I wore the spikes right down to nubs, and they still gripped! I leave them on my winter boots at all times, and wear them everywhere I go with my dogs. I've gifted pairs of them to every family member, and my parents just rave about them! Some days I wish I could set up a sales booth at the heads of trails to sell them to people. I get asked about them every outing. Well done, Kahtoola!!
I am on my third pair and hope to get my forth. The rubber eyes break after a while. Kahtoola has replaced them but I am not sure they will on this last set. They have made improvements to the rubber eyelets where the chains are held but this last pair broke so I put a piece of bungee cord to hold them together. The bottom line is these things work and can save you from falling on the ice. I use them for ice fishing and walking our dogs. Minnesota has ice and snow for most of the winter. The micro spikes live on my boots and I love them but they will break after a couple of seasons.
Just wanted to add to my 1-star review that Kahtoola reached out to me and provided great customer service in replacing my microspikes. They stand behind their 2-year guarantee and their product and are quick to respond and eager to assist. Thank you Kahtoola!
Excellent. Very durable, easy to put on, even easier to get off. Not meant for every style of boot though, so make sure you try them on first. My boots with a stiffer soul probably require the K-10 crampons.