MICROspikes® Footwear Traction

MICROspikes® Footwear Traction

Durable, Aggressive Traction

MICROspikes® Footwear Traction

MICROspikes® Footwear Traction

Durable, Aggressive Traction

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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.

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Key Features

  • Twelve 3/8" hardened 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, 3/8" 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.
    • Weight (pair): (S) 11 oz / 312 g, (M) 11.9 oz / 338 g, (L) 13.1 oz / 372 g, (XL) 13.5 oz / 382 g
    • Packed Size: 5 in x 3 in x 2 in, 30 in³ / 13 cm x 8 cm x 5 cm, 520 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
      Micro spikes

      Posted by Brian M on Feb 25th 2023

      Excellent construction durable and reliable with great traction enhancing qualities. Definitely worth the price if you must work or preform In icy conditions.

    • 5

      Posted by Andy on Feb 25th 2023

      Outstanding product

    • 3
      Good but overpriced

      Posted by Christopher Wilson on Feb 8th 2023

      These are excellent micro spikes, but they are $30 to $50 more than comparable products from other providers. I have used these spikes for years and have no complaints about their performance, but will consider other companies in the future.

    • 5
      Fantastic Traction

      Posted by Georgiann Weaver on Feb 4th 2023

      I bought these in 2022 after falling on the ice walking to work. Arkansas recently experienced an awful ice storm. This year, I was prepared. The Microspikes worked amazingly well. I did not slip once and the sidewalks and parking lots were pure ice and frozen slush. These are super easy to walk on and are life-changing for me. Now all of my coworkers want them. Thanks for making a fabulous product!

    • 5

      Posted by Ann on Feb 2nd 2023

      Got mine in 2010 and still going strong

    • 5
      Worth every penny

      Posted by Rebekah on Feb 1st 2023

      Owned since probably 2013. These have run miles and miles of hard packed, Colorado logging roads and trails. Great on ice. Not one slip. Confidence with every, single step. Definitely want some terrain for these puppies to bite into (as they were intended) otherwise you’re going to wreck your gait. Only returning to buy some nano spikes, as we have recently moved to a more urban environment and they’re too beefy for a plowed, icy bike path. Rest assured your money will be well spent and get after it!

    • 5
      The Best

      Posted by Evan Burdick on Jan 17th 2023

      Bought a pair in 2017 and here we are in 2023 and still just as durable and long lasting as the day I got them. Will be buying another pair just to have on hand but great. Also, I wear a 12.5 hiking boot and I got the XL and they are perfect, I didnt go by the size chart.

    • 5

      Posted by Trevor on Dec 26th 2022

      I was recently educated about Micro Spikes during a winter skills training for search and rescue work. Having lived in southern Arizona my whole life, the extent of my dealings with snow was either fresh powder in the neighboring ski areas or thinly-packed ice just slippery enough to get someone hurt. However, during winter rescues, we encounter a variety of terrains and often in the most unfavorable of conditions carrying an excessive amount of gear, so sure and stable footing is a must. With Micro Spikes, I feel confident with every step in all of those environments without the need to carry different boots, snow shoes, or any other gear - just a lightweight pouch with spikes that slip on in no time. Experienced hikers also know that sidestepping up/down steep grade is frequent in some areas and is often a point of failure for slip-on traction; however, I've never been able to get these to fail or slip off my boots even in high-angle situations. Having the utmost confidence in your gear makes all the difference in a successful mission. After my first use in the real world, I ended up ordering 4 more sets to carry in my pack to lend out to ambulatory patients, teammates, or any others around that could use the extra traction. Of all the equipment I carry for winter work, these are, without a doubt, invaluable.

    • 4
      Wish I could get an older pair

      Posted by Stan Moody on Dec 23rd 2022

      The rubber in newer Microspikes does not have the stretch of the originals. Each time the model changes they are more difficult to put on. We still have and use to first ones we bought more than 8 years ago. They are worn down and have several repairs, but are good for around home. We have bought several pairs over the years, but every new design gets harder to put on. Don't understand why the rubber is not as stretchy, we have never had the old ones slip off

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