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    Stay on your feet.

    Ice Trekkers created the Diamond Grip Traction System to keep you on your feet when you're traversing icy sidewalks and snowy trails during the winter months. The rubber wrap system remains stretchy even in subzero temperatures and holds the aircraft-grade-steel, diamond-shaped tread securely in place. Now you don't have to worry about taking a digger while going for coffee.
    • Fits any type of footwear
    • Easy slip-on design
    • Item #ITK0001

    Tech Specs

    rubber, steel
    Recommended Use
    walking in the winter
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    What do you think about this product?

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    Walk with comfort

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've worn these a few times this winter on snow and ice. It allowed me to walk with ease, no slips! They're very easy to take on and off and are fairly light weight. I wear a women's 9 shoe and bought a medium and they fit great. I also got a pair for my husband who is a size 12 and an XL fits perfect.

    Life with Trekkers

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    How do you train for a Ragnar in the winter? With Ice Trekkers.
    How do you hike on any snow packed, muddy, or icy trail? You guessed it, Ice Trekkers. I feel totally confident hiking or running trails with these on my shoes. Trekkers can even get you across an icy parking lot and in to work without falling on your rear. Trekkers are simple and quick to put on, fit true to size, and don't take up much space when you pack. If you live where it snows, or travel to where it snows, you need Trekkers.

    No More Worries

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought these one week after I took a nasty slip & fall walking on a slight downgraded road. Light snow covered the walk and didn't know it was a slick sheet of ice underneath. After I got the Trekkers, I put them on and walked the same route as before. Small struggle to get them on correctly and once in place they worked amazingly well. They gripped the ice slick and allowed me to walk my client's dogs on the hilly terrain surrounding their home. I feel secure knowing I have them whenever I need them. For my own peace of mind ... they are worth their weight in "diamonds".


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    We have a pretty steep driveway so I bought these to shovel that and the sidewalk. Also thought they'd be nice for short day hikes on snowy terrain. So far no complaints. Bought the large size and they fit my size 10 backpacking boots very well. Little tight and snug the first time I put them on, but it has gotten easier since then.

    Update: Using them in Bryce over the winter for hiking and I am sooo glad I bought these. People were stumbling and sliding all around me as I casually and securely walked by them. Amazing traction for the price.


    Great Around Town

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Certainly not made for climbing. However, the low profile on these is perfect for running or walking around town on packed snow and iced-over concrete. Can hardly feel them under the foot, but they keep me upright on sketchy surfaces.

    Mine broke

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I purchased these to use on my boots while hiking on trails with packed snow conditions. The first time using them, within 1/2 hour of use, the rubber where one of the rivets connects to the chains broke and they fell off my boots. I'll be returning these for something more reliable. My guess is they would work fine for walking around the neighborhood or doing snow shoveling on your driveway, but not durable enough for heavy use in the backcountry.

    Mine broke

    Question and size info.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Hi. I am a female with size 7 LLBEan Boots. A Medium Ice Trekker Diamond Grip fits. The rubber of this grip does come up over the top of my boot about an inch or two. They do stay on!

    Question. I am wondering if the diamond grips will mark and ruin the soles of my LLBean Boots. ANy thoughts on this would be appreciated.

    Strong & Durable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I originally stumbled on these about a year ago when looking at Yaktrax. I knew just by the design I would be happier with these Ice Trekkers since I would be using the product on more ice than snow. The grip is excellent, but what's most impressive to me is the durability and ease of use for this system. I originally had doubts about the sizing, but found that the chart worked well for me - approach shoes, size 12 and the Large is perfect. I have had zero issues of them sliding off or moving while wearing them. I couldn't be more satisfied with this product.

    Strong & Durable

    Great traction on multiple surfaces

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Just completed a Grand Canyon trip. Needed traction going in and going out. I did a lot of research and chose the Icetrekkers. It was a good decision. I felt very comfortable on the trail in ice, snow, mud, etc. Not as aggressive as the Microspikes and that is good in some repects (i.e. a mix of normal and slippery trails).

    Great traction on multiple surfaces

    Great Fit

      Size 11US/45EU Combat Boot fit the size L Ice trekker well - tight, but XL would be too big. Worked phenomenal as added traction in sand/loose gravel/wet clay/mud mix.

      Size 10.5US/43EU Merrell Hiking boot: Fit L ice trekker perfectly. Did not scrunch up my toes or change the fit of the boot at all. Worked very well in nasty mud and clay. Seemed to shed the sticky clay well as the traction aids "roll" and are not fixed.

      Can't wait to use these for the intended purpose. They have a lot of bite and I can tell they will work marvels for any hard rubber soled boot.

      I noticed these have increased in price - most likely due to demand. I think that the $5.00 increase is well worth the insurance. A broken tailbone isn't worth it, and neither is taking two steps on a trail, for the price of one.

      Not falling on you head!

        Diamond Grip Trekkers are very effective on snow and ice. A week ago I used them day hiking on crusted snow in a northern Maine State Park. Perfect. Also, I am a runner and they do not impede my heel-strike and toe-off patterns. They also go-on easily and pull-off easily, too. They were a good buy for me. Todd

        Fearless in Colorado!

          My husband and I are huge fans of these; we both have pairs and in our Colorado weather - they've proven durable and reliable in many different situations. We've worn them in winter for traction on ice and snow and how they manage to not accumulate anything is great! We have also worn them for hiking in some rough backcountry terrain and they prove completely capable there as well. They store easily in our coats or packs and we've never had an issue with them slipping off! But I have to say more than the other products we've tried, like the kahtoola, yaktrax, polarcleats, korkers....we've literally tried them all and nothing can outperform our Ice Trekker Diamond Grips!

          Good in Anchorage

            These work great in the conditions we have here in Anchorage, AK. On icy sidewalks, they are quite good and on compacted snow they are great. The fit on my boots very securely and have even stayed on for some easy hikes. I haven't pushed them into long or steep hikes, but wouldn't recommend these for that purpose since they don't have spikes that stick out and dig in. But that same quality is what makes them work so well around town and on well traveled trails. They have traction without the aggressiveness that spikes can get.

            amazing preformance

              Awsome,these out do the regular chain only style that I did have. Hope I won't need them until next winter(even so the diamond grips are in my drivers door pocket all year along)Thanks again for the excellent product that saves the painfull falls from happening,Tom

              Good product

                Let's make a few things clear first. This is the first pair of Ice Trekkers I have owned and the first pair of "shoe chains" that I have used. I have used the Ice Trekkers ~8-10 times. I hike several times a week. The hike includes a 2mile trip up and then down the mountain. There are a few creek crossings and there is usually snow and ice. These Ice Trekkers have made a significant impact to my daily hike. I actually feel alot better about coming down the steep icy, snow covered hill. They definitely work well over my Asolo hiking boots. Occasionally they will collect an ice ball after crossings the creeks, but a simple stomp of your foot and it falls right off. I am pleased with this product to date. Looking forward to seeing the durability of the product.

                Very nice, but be careful of sizing!

                  These seem very solidly-built. The rubber seems thick and durable and the metal cleats themselves look to mean business. Originally I was going to order the Kahtoola MICROspikes, but after reading some reviews on the Diamond grips I decided to go with these due to the stellar reviews and fact that the large "teeth" on the MICROspikes would make them hard to fold up into a coat pocket without risk of the coat being torn-up by those huge, metal, triangular teeth. I did get to try the Diamond Grips briefly during a snow-storm and they seemed to work well. Word to the wise... DO NOT go by the sizes given by the manufacturer. I ordered two size mediums and a small as Christmas presents... and I could barely even get the medium over my size 7.5 Sketchers shoes. The Sketchers are not large shoes, by any means, and are probably equivalent to, or maybe even a little smaller than typical running shoes. I bought the one size small for my mother, who wears a size 6.5 women's running shoe, but the small Ice Trekkers would not fit over her shoe, despite the products packaging stating that a size Small should fit ladies shoes from sizes 5 to size 7. I had to instead giver her one of the size Medium's. Upon realizing just how inaccurate the manufacturers suggested sizing is here in the "real world" I placed a new order for two Large Ice Trekkers hoping to have them delivered before Christmas as they were presents, but it seems the post office either lost/damaged the package during the holiday rush, or else delivered them to the wrong address, because they never arrived. The Post Office said there was nothing they could do and told me to file a lost package claim. Upon notifying BackCountry about the missing package they were kind enough to refund my money, including shipping... but to save yourself the hassle I would recommend choosing UPS or Fed-Ex to ship expensive items like these, so that you have tracking info to follow up on in case it gets lost. Then again, it was the holidays, so I imagine quite a bit of mail probably got lost or misplaced over Christmas week.

                  So, yes, I can totally recommend these... but regardless of whether you plan on putting these on regular shoes, or on boots, I would certainly get 1 size larger than what the packaging says. If your boots are fairly big I'd even say maybe 2 sizes larger than what the packaging says. But regardless be sure to choose a shipping method which will allow you track the package so it doesn't end up lost. I'm giving these 4 out of 5 stars... one star short of an excellent rating because of the sizing issue. BackCountry itself, however, gets 5 out of 5 stars for refunding the money on the lost package even thought it was the Post Office's fault and not theirs.

                  I'm hiking the Grand Canyon in a week, and I am wondering how effective these will be along the north rim? Should I go with these or with something more sturdy?

                  This July I'm planning an East/West traverse of Iceland, then climbing Snaefellsjokull. Some of the glacial tongues I'll be needing to cross during the trek have been described to me as "bulletproof ice" that definitely requires crampons to safely cross. I have a pair of these that I've been using for ice fishing in Northern Utah, if paired with an ice ax would they be sufficient for both the trek and the mountain, or should I invest in a pair of heavier spikes instead?

                  I would get something a little more burly. At least


                  If you try to go uphill in these it might become a real problem. The ice axe wont help hold you on a slope, it is really there to pick up the pieces and stop you from sliding forever.

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                  Anyone have experience climbing mountains with these? I had a pair of cleats that worked okay, but definitely not well on thick ice. I live in New England, so there are a lot of up and down hills with a mix of snow and ice without traction you'll slip and slide everywhere or fall constantly.

                  As someone who hikes alone I really can't risk falling, I was looking at these because they aren't as aggressive as the Kahtoolas and like I said in New England there is usually a good mix of hard packed slippery snow, ice, rocks, and mud. These look very versatile but I am wondering if anyone goes up and down slippery inclines/declines with these without a problem? I figure these paired with trekking poles and common sense/awareness I'll be okay. But I don't want to have to take off Kahtoolas when I am in flat muddy/rocky trails then throw them back on for when I'm going up ice.

                  Best Answer

                  Hey Nathan,

                  I'm a fellow New Englander (but transplanted to Utah), so I'm pretty familiar with the conditions you'll be encountering.

                  While the Kahtoola Micro Spikes can be a pain to take off when on a mud / rocky trails; I personally don't take mine off. I learned the hard way. I took a nasty fally on Whiteface about 1.5 miles from the parking lot on Ferncroft road and earned myself a nice "eversion ankle sprain." So my rule now is to not take off my micro spikes at all.

                  I've used a range of products for aiding traction and nothing compares to the Kahtoola Micro Spikes. While the Ice Trekkers will be lower profile and lighter, they won't have the same traction on the ice.

                  Four of us were doing Jackson and the trail had frozen over. The ice was about a foot thick. I had my Micro Spikes and walked right up it and had no problem. Everyone else had either Ice Trekkers or the Yaktraks and everyone else struggled the entire time.

                  So while this might not be what you want to hear, I'd still put the Micro Spikes above all else. As my spikes wear down from walking over rocks, I just file them to rebuild the points.

                  Jared D.

                  Expert Gearhead



                  Does anyone have an exact weight for...

                  Does anyone have an exact weight for these?

                  Best Answer

                  The average weight for a medium pair is 12 ounces. If your not looking for a full crampon my personal favorite is the Kahtoola Microspikes Traction System. They only weight .7 ounces more but in my opinion are far more durable and the traction you receive is a noticeable difference from the Diamond Grips.

                  Can you run with these? More specifically,...

                  Can you run with these? More specifically, can you run in them frequently without damaging them?

                  hi, i wear a size 9 womens cabelas boot,...

                  hi, i wear a size 9 womens cabelas boot, they are pretty thick boots should I get a size large of the Ice Trekkers Diamond Grips?

                  From the looks of this product, the grip...

                  From the looks of this product, the grip is on all sides, so that it grips the ice but also the outer sole of the boot. Has anyone noticed undue wear and tear on the the boot sole from extended use of this product? I will probably use it mostly for hiking, but maybe also for day-to-day winter use in the city for icy conditions.

                  Write your answer here...I have been using them for a 2.5 mile walk 5 days out of the week. I started with a brand new pair of Lowa's. I have not noticed any wear at all due to the Ice Trekkers.
                  I love them and they are amazing when used for what they are designed for!

                  I hear the sizing runs small. My wife has...

                  I hear the sizing runs small. My wife has a 6.5 boot and mine are 11. Large for me seems realistic but should she get a medium? People say they run small.

                  What is the weight, and what size should...

                  What is the weight, and what size should I order for Wms 10?

                  Best Answer

                  I ordered both in case, and the M is way to small -- L fits fine on my boots. I tried the medium on some size 9-9.5 shoes and could not get them on properly without bending the shoe and having the chains misaligned. I would not recommend the medium for above a women's size 8 or so. I will see if a friend with small feet wants it...