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Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System


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    Quick and easy instant traction.

    Instead of pulling the ol' banana peel slip and eating it on icy trails, strap on the Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System for instant footing and more graceful movement. Burly stainless steel cleats are connected by flex chains and an elastomer harness for a snug and secure fit and high performance traction.

    With a new lower profile harness, eyelet reinforcements, and an integrated toe bale, these MICROspikes are the lightest and lowest profile version yet. A heel tab makes the system a breeze to get on or off, and a sturdy front bar holds it in place up front. Whether you're walking the dog, fishing on a frozen river, or doing that high-altitude hike to an icy peak, the MICROspikes help you keep your footing and prevent your butt from hitting the ground. And now the MICROspikes come with a tote sack so you have somewhere to store them when you get to lower elevations.

    • Stainless steel construction
    • Welded chains
    • Elastomer harness
    • Integrated toe bale
    • Eyelet reinforcements
    • Tote sack included
    • Item #KHT000B

    Tech Specs

    [spikes and chains] stainless steel, [harness] elastomer
    Boot Compatibility
    Number of Points
    Claimed Weight
    [small] 11 oz, [medium] 11.9 oz, [large] 13.1 oz, [x-large] 13.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, running, casual
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    Great for Winter Hiking

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

    I have used these a couple of times on packed snow & ice & found them to work well. They were tight to get on over my hiking boots, but I was definitely not worried about them slipping off.

    Easy on and off, good grip

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These are easy to take on and off. They're also very light and packable, so you can stash them in your backpack when you're headed out for a hike and unsure of the conditions. These are great for walking around the neighborhood on icy roads or a hike on icy/snowy surfaces that aren't deep.

    Great Grip

      These provide secure and reassuring traction on snow and ice. Since we usually hike on packed trails in the winter anyway, these have really replaced the need for snow shoes. As is mentioned below, in a pinch, you can continue to wear them on patches of bare trail if necessary.

      So Clutch for Winter Hiking

        These are far and away the best spikes out there for winter hiking. I was a little hesitant thinking they would be overkill. But I feel so solid and stable with these on my feet, even on sheer ice! Definitely worth it!!

        it is worth it

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        you can find other brands for $20~ that'll last a few months, but doubtful a season (they're still great if you want to stay in the inexpensive side - but you'll just end up buying another pair as I initially did) So - it is worth the upgrade!! What I like is the ability to walk over the occasional section of trail that's strewn with scree - it's not ideal by any means, but so much better than having to pause and take of the spike entirely and debate whether to put them back on. These have ended up replacing our snowshoes.

        Winter Essential

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I love these! Micriospikes are part of my go everywhere bag in the winter. The aggressive spikes keep footing on ice, hardpack, and slush. The Large fits over my size 10.5 boot wonderfully. I recommend a pair of gaitors to keep the snow out of your boots.

        Get the job done

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Great spikes! They fit around most shoes, I wear a size 11.5 and large fit tight and right on speed cross3’s. They are easy to put on and get off. They are perfect for hiking or trail running across ice and packed snow and I’m glad I have these in my gear pack.

        worth their weight in gold

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've had multiple pairs of these over the last few years and would say they're a must have for folks with an icey driveway or people that hike during the shoulder season.


        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        These are incredible. I have used them on a seriously hairy trail next to dropoffs and they never slipped or gave me any trouble at all. Fully bite every step. Very happy with these.

        Game Changer

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        These were my first pair of micro spikes and all i have to say is WOW. I've been early spring hiking for years and I can believe i haven't invested in theses sooner. Once you put these on slipping and sliding on the trail becomes a thing of the past. They fit snugly against the bottom of your footwear and almost disappear. I hiked across several rocky areas with the spikes on, too lazy to take them off,hoping they would hold up and sure enough they did. Great quality product.

        A Hiking Enhancer

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        After hiking with these a few times I can not believe I used to hike so much in the spring time without them. There is that transition time in Spring where some trails and parts of a trail will have some residual snow on them, and these micro-spikes make it like the snow was not there. The secure snuggly around your shoes/boots and sit along the trend of your show and provide that extra grip. Your feet do not slide or lose their place, both going up and down. They are easy to put on and take off, with a sturdy construction that stands up to the terrain. They come with a carry sack and pack down to about the size of a soft-ball. I would recommend these to anyone who hikes, especially in places with variability in trail conditions.

        Great traction Suspect quality

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Bought a Large set 1 year ago and used them ice fishing for 3 months. Worked great, good traction fairly easy to put on. This January went to use them and one of the side straps was broke, weird, they were ok
        when I put them away. Backcountry was fairly good to work with and with a little hassle got them replaced. When I bought them I ordered them for a size 10 boot which called for a large. Not sure how they recommend the size based on shoe size or boot size but large do seem to small for my winter fishing boots.

        Absolutely Necessary in Winter!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I honestly never considered hiking in winter until I did attempt hiking in winter and realized there had to be a happy medium between regular hiking boots and snowshoes. So that's when I did some research and decided to buy these spikes. Now that I have used them, I am hooked. They are super lightweight, easy to put on and take off and have saved me from some serious spills. I can honestly say that these are life savers! I can traverse up and down steep inclines/declines with speed and ease knowing that these are going to keep me gripped to the land, whether it be icy or muddy. I've been telling everyone I know about these!

        No slip n slide

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        These are one of the best investments I have made for outdoor hiking in the snow, mud, rain, or any trail you think you will have grip problems. Unless you are doing some kind of serious ice hiking these are perfect. You can take them on and off very easily and they come with a convenient carry case.

        Hello, I wear a size 10 US in women's what size is best? Thanks

        Hey Michaela,

        I would go with the Medium so that both your shoes and boots will fit well in them. Over time, the rubber will soften and become easier to stretch over your boots, but will remain a secure fit over your slimmer shoes as well. I hope this helps!

        - Melanie

        Unanswered Question

        I take a women's 8 or 8.5 boot (US). Which size should I order? I'm concerned about a medium and I see you do not carry a small. I want to be a happy Customer and not have them come off or lose them in the Italian Dolomites on a week long hike with no civilization in sight.

        I usually wear a size 10 or 10.5 US Men's shoe. This is, unfortunately right between the M and L sizes. Which should I purchase?

        Unanswered Question

        Can these fit over keen sandals that have toe guard? Also are
        they suitable for hiking on very muddy and slippery trails as well
        as rock hopping across streams?