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Your cheeks will thank you.

Reduce your number of cheek-bruises this winter when you roam the neighborhood in the Kahtoola Microspikes Traction System. An included tote bag makes transport and storage almost as easy as the slip-on design of these ice-friendly foot-huggers. Kahtoola beefed up the elastomer for added durability and longevity, so you've got the whole not-falling thing covered for foreseeable winters.
  • Fits nearly any type of footwear
  • No tools needed for adjustment
  • Spikes provide better traction than most winter walkers

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5 5

Not only for ice

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had a pair of these for about 4 years and I have put many miles on them. The only failure was this summer when I pulled them on and the pull-up slot tore. Still very functional. I use them on steep wet S&R missions all year long. It's the only way I can keep up with the dogs. Winter ice is where they really shine. Icy, hard pack trails prove no challenge for them. Buy them, you'll be glad you did.

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great product! I used it in my sprint/autumn trip from paradise to camp muir @ mt. rainer, it worked wonderfully. Light weight and good traction when crampon is overkill.

5 5


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

Used these during our recent hike of the Tour du Mont Blanc in Europe and they proved very useful. Easy & fast to put on boots. Very light, yet sturdy. Very convenient storage bag. Provided a good grip despite the short spikes. Seems well-built. A bit of snow build up (spring-like, mushy snow conditions), but easy to clear. Will prove useful when walking on icy surfaces next winter.

5 5

Smart gift!!

For a pregnant daughter and the hard winter time nothing was perfect to keep her on her feet save!!!

5 5


I've used once so far but I was extremely satisfied hiking 2600 ft+ in steep ice/snow. (2600 ft over 2.5 mi).

How do you choose the size. I wear a size...

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How do you choose the size. I wear a size 12 (47) shoe. Would this be Large or XL?

5 5

These are awesome

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

For when snowshoes or crampons are too much. I use these all winter on bootpacks. Fantastic traction, lightweight, and thus far very durable. I love 'em.

Is there a description or photo of the...

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Is there a description or photo of the tote available? The price difference between the 'bare' spikes and the one with the tote suggest it's not just a stuffsack. Is this correct?

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I got the option with the tote and regretted it. Yes, it is just a stuffsack, and it is absolutely not worth the extra money to buy the option with the included tote.

5 5

Confidence Builder

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These spikes provide great traction while hiking on icy trails. They are easy to put on and take off, especially while on the the trail. With these on my boots I am able to hike at my normal pace no matter how much ice is encountered. They make a huge difference. I forgot they were on my boots until I got back to the trailhead.

5 5

Amazing tracktion

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I never leave home without these in my pack. They are great on ice, I have even jumped on ice and ran on it to test them no issues. I have also used them on gravel of very steep slopes and they worked very well for that. If I am on a scramble with some ice on it, I don't even think twice about crawling over it.

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great traction on icy/snow packed trails so you can run with confidence. These fit snuggly, wrapping fairly high over your shoes, so they will not slip or need readjustment as I found to be the case with yaktracs. Also much better traction than the spring/chain style of traction devices. highly recommended if snow or icy conditions is adversely affecting your winter hiking or running.

5 5

Winter running essential

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Microspikes have made my winter running enjoyable again, perfect for icy New England trails. I feel confident with these spikes on ice and very hard snow pack during runs and easy scrambling.

My medium spikes work well on size 11 Patagonia Fore Runner shoes. A friend wears size small spikes on size 10.5 NB MT110 shoes, which might be too tight for some -- but the general point is that if you're a runner, you'll want to size down, minimizing the chance of spike shifting and slippage.

My pair of medium spikes weigh 13.4oz.

5 5

Kahtoola MICROspikes� Specs.

Small / 11.4 oz. / 8 - 3/8 inch Spikes
Medium / 12.7 oz. / 8 - 3/8 inch Spikes
Large / 14.4 oz. / 10 - 3/8 inch Spikes
XLarge / 15.6 oz. / 12 - 3/8 inch Spikes

5 5


I love everything about them. They are easy to put on, gave great traction, and were easy to clean.

i have size 11 inov8 roclites, trail run...

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i have size 11 inov8 roclites, trail run shoes. will medium size be good to ensure a tight fit?

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If you look for a super Tight fit...yes take the M. But I thake the L for the sole not bent up

5 5

Excellent for traction

I've tried Yak Trax and other over the shoes "snow chains", and these are the best ones I've come across. They are good for hikes or walks in icy conditions, or other situations when you need something to help avoid slipping on ice but crampons are too much. They don't get a lot of snow that bunches up in them making them useless. Overall they are easy to put on, easy to use and easy to take off.

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