Do Ice Cleats Work?

 

Answering the question “Do ice cleats work?” first requires defining what work means regarding ice cleats.

  • No ice cleats can absolutely guarantee you won’t slip and fall. Ice cleats can only reduce the risk of slipping on the ice.
  • Ice cleats work extremely well at reducing that risk if you choose the best, well-designed ice cleats for your particular situation and work with your lifestyle.
  • Choosing the wrong ice cleats can actually increase the risk of falling and injuring yourself.
  • Some ice cleats work extremely well for some people and are totally impractical for others. So selecting the right ice cleats for yourself or your employees is critical.
  • Selecting the best ice cleats can be a confusing and daunting task. You may need more than one type of ice cleat for different situations or job functions. My Best Ice Cleats Selection and Buyer’s Guide will help you. Take all the trouble and guesswork out of your purchase decision by calling me at 888-205-4477 for free consulting.

Do Your Ice Cleats Work On The Slippery Surface Under Your Next Step?

Most ice cleats work to some degree. But there are extreme differences in how well and reliably ice cleats work.

  • Not all ice cleats work in all slippery wintry conditions. The manufacturers boast that their ice cleats work on ice and packed snow. What about deeper snow? What about black ice? Aren’t slippery sidewalks and parking lots often a combination of slippery conditions?
  • Some ice cleats work less well in very cold temperatures, on rough ice or ice covered with a thin layer of snow.
    • Gritted and ice cleats with steel coils are far less effective and sometimes totally ineffective on very cold, dense ice.
    • Ice cleats with too few or poorly positioned studs make no contact on rough, uneven ice. Once you loose traction it’s difficult or impossible to regain it.
    • Ice cleats with no, non-aggressive or non self-cleaning treads can trap snow preventing the studs from contacting the ice.
  • Durability is extremely important.
    • Strong straps are a must. A broken strap in the middle of an ice parking lot can leave you with just one ice cleat. That’s  almost as bad as no ice cleats at all.
    • Aggressive tungsten carbide studs are a must. Carbon steel or sometimes just steel studs or coils quickly wear down or break and become ineffective.
  • Well-designed straps are critical.
    • Obviously the ice cleats on your shoes and boots. Otherwise it’s easy to walk out of one.
    • Keep the studs aligned.

Ice Cleats That Work In All Slippery Wintry Conditions

  • High-Pro Ice Cleats
    High-Pro Ice Cleats are the best ice cleats for shoes and boots.

    High-Pro Ice Cleats – My recommendation for the best pull over ice cleats for shoes and boots.

    • 26 2mm aggressive well-positioned studs and aggressive self-cleaning treads provide excellent traction in all wintry slippery conditions including ice, deep snow, slush and black ice.
    • Patented Dual-Material design for maximum durability.
    • Wide durable straps keep High-Pro firmly in place and aligned.
    • Can be worn while driving.
  • Low-Pro Ice Cleats
    Low Pro Ice Cleats

    Low-Pro Ice Cleats – Work best for  use in cities, seniors or people with disabilities, delivery drivers, the blind or anyone who is constantly going in and out of doors. Here’s why…

    • 26 1mm aggressive well-positioned studs and aggressive self-cleaning treads provide excellent traction in all wintry slippery conditions including ice, deep snow, slush and black ice.
    • Patented Dual-Material design for maximum durability.
    • Wide durable straps keep Low-Pro firmly in place and aligned.
    • Transitional Traction allows you to wear them on most commercial indoor floors without damaging them and without slipping. Both the tread and the studs make contact with the surface.
    • Can be worn while driving.
  • Grip-X Ice Cleats with Replaceable Spikes
    Grip-X Ice Cleats

    Grip-X Ice Cleats with Replaceable Studs – The best, most comfortable and effective ice cleats with replaceable spikes.

    • 16 2mm aggressive well-positioned studs and aggressive self-cleaning treads provide excellent traction in all wintry slippery conditions including ice, deep snow, slush and black ice.
    • Wide durable strong straps keep Grip-X firmly in place and aligned.
    • Can be worn while driving.

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