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    Stay sure-footed when things get icy.

    Fear not the slick, icy surfaces of your front walk or urban streets when you strap on the Yaktrax Pro Shoe Crampon. This spikeless rubber device slips over your boot or shoe and provides ice-biting traction thanks to its SkidLock steel coil design. The flexible, natural rubber strapping conforms to your foot without hindering your natural step, and Yaktrax also added a hook-and-loop strap to keep your foot securely locked in. When you get to your destination, the Yaktrax pack up small until it’s time to head back onto the ice.
    • Crampons for sure-footed confidence in icy conditions
    • Steel coil design grips wintery trails and roads alike
    • Flexible construction enables unimpeded footstep motion
    • Straps on securely and is easily removed and stored
    • Item #YTX0012

    Tech Specs

    rubber, steel
    Recommended Use
    road running, trail running
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 months

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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Yaktrax are game changers on ice. They do exactly as they say and provide great traction on the ice and slick surfaces. They fit over my shoes and boots well and do not take up hardly any room in my pack for when I need to use them.

    Like Walking on Water

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Well, frozen water. Regardless, these have saved me from slip-sliding during my morning trail runs and dog walks with the variable spring conditions. I get great traction and can really trust my footing. The strap makes me feel confident that they won't move during my runs and they are easy to take on and off which is a huge plus.

    Nice product but not the most durable.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I would buy these again. The price is right and they work really well on snow and ice. There failing seems to be when using them on concrete that has been cleared., they are not all that durable. The metal traction springs break quicker than I would have expected. When hiking on snow and ice though they seem to last ages.

    Quick and Simple

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I don't like any hassle, anything that can keep me from a morning jog, will . I was stoked when I tried these out and realized they were super quick to put on and take off.sizing was pretty straight forward, and these don't slip while I'm running. Just what I was looking for!

    So grippy

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

    These are amazing. I've fallen on my (well padded) ass in my driveway way too many times this winter and decided I should get a pair before I actually injure myself. Shoveling my driveway this morning was way less sketchy than it has been previous times. Love them.

    Perfect for hiking in the winter!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Got these for my wife who loves to hike in the winter. They do an incredible job at gripping on hard pack and ice. For only $30, these things are a steal!

    A necessity

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I got these for my boyfriend as I already have a pair for myself. He was always jealous of my traction when we winter hike. He was amazed at how much of a difference these make on snow and ice and is so happy to finally have a pair for himself. The velcro strap is a must too to keep them in place! These are a necessity for any gear closet.

    Well spent $30!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    First year visiting the Ice Climbing Fest in Pictured Rocks (check it out, it's sweet), no yaktrax, lots of slipping, sliding, and general low-confidence that I wasn't going to fall over at any minute. This year, with YakTrax...walking right up packed snow trails, no slipping, and stable footing from everything from snow to the icy trails that were packed down in the backcountry. These are great...I was looking at the more expensive version but I went with these and I think they did their job very well. Karissa @ Backcountry steered me toward these and I am super pleased, she's always helpful! ( I wear size 12 hiking boots (Salomon) and I got the XL's....probably could've gone with the Large, but they still stayed on, just took some adjusting. My wife wear's size 7.5 hiking boots, went with the Medium, and they worked perfectly! Great buy...when they wear out I'll grab another pair...these are staying in the car all winter!


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

    Used these for a trip to Bryce Canyon and could not have survived without these. Used them to go in and out of the canyon and had no problem with the help of these Yaktrax.

    About the fit...

      My husband and I each bought a pair of these for use in the ice and snow in our neighborhood and on some easy winter trails. He wears a size 13 and has a pair of Oboz hiking shoes that he wanted to wear them with. I have a size 8 foot and wanted to use them with my Keen hiking boots. The company sizing states that we should be a L and S respectively. After reading the reviews here, we decided to play it safe and order one in each size and send the 2 back that didn't work out. It was a good decision as we both sized up to an XL and M respectively. We both struggled with the smaller size to get them on our shoes and the placement of the rubberized part over the heel did not seem right with the smaller size. The larger size was easier for each of us to put on our shoes and the rubberized parts on the toe and heel seemed to go into place correctly. The coils on the bottom of the shoes were in the right place with the larger size too.

      As for getting to try them out, well, it so happens that the storm we were hoping to use them for delayed their arrival and now the snow is gone. We will certainly try them at the next opportunity. Although, given the other reviews, I wasn't so worried about how they would perform for light walking and hiking; I was more worried about the fit.

      Summary: if you are anywhere near the top end of the size range, you are probably going to want to go one size up from their recommendation.

      Helped from falling

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Bought these for a trip to some of the national parks in southern Utah in mid winter. They really did the job for helping break through ice and loose snow. Hiking up inclines was a breeze. I used my Sorel boots that have a small heel so the coil would slip off every now and then. Easy fix. My boyfriend had no problems with his.

      Helped from falling

      They'll keep you on your toes

        I wore these in Bryce Canyon in the winter. While other tourists were slip-n-sliding down snow-packed trails, I was walking comfortably. These aren't designed for climbing icy ridge-lines but they are perfect for a casual winter hike.

        The closest thing to having super powers

          Revel in the satisfaction gained from a solitary run in the frozen tundra that others won't dare to brave. I just ordered a replacement pair of these crampons after several years of using them for both city and trail running, and they've proven very durable. You may never be able to walk on water, but these bad boys will enable you to run on glare ice like it's dry concrete, and that's pretty cool on it's own.

          Don't waste your money

            Unfortunately I was quite dissatisfied with this purchase. I used them on icy trails and some packed snow. They stayed in place for 10 minutes at most, afterwards the front became displaced and stretched over the toe. I made certain to have them on tight and to have the coils aligned properly. Nevertheless, as my run progressed the coils found their way to the borders and the sides of my sole barring them useless.
            I've used them twice since i bought them two months ago, and unfortunately I cannot return them.

            In turn, DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY.

            Nice Alternative to Slipping

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            These do serve nicely on icy ground conditions, I have even used them as micro spike alternatives and they held up nicely. I would wear them is very late Spring or early Fall when hiking trails are wet and icy at higher elevations. They fit right over my boots and stay in place pretty nicely. I didn't experience any squeezing on my foot at all, that some other similar products may provide.

            I would say hiking a lot in them isn't quite the recommended use, but I think they can certainly suffice if needed. Definitely nice for walking the dog in winter, trail running, or the like.

            I would like to know if XL size will fit...

            I would like to know if XL size will fit size 15 wide Sorel Caribou boot as indicated?