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Ice Cleats Best for Automotive Retailing and Servicing

Best Ice Cleats You Can Wear While DrivingRecommended Ice Cleats for Car Dealerships

Full-Sole Heavy Duty Ice Cleats for You Can Wear While DrivingFull-Sole Ice Cleats Safe to Wear While Driving and on Most Indoor Floors

Why I recommend Full-Sole Ice Cleats for DrivingWhy Full-Sole Ice Cleats Give You the Best Balance of Driving Safety and Fall Protection

Always opt for full-sole ice cleats whenever possible. Having well-distributed aggressive tungsten carbide studs across the entire bottom of your shoe or boot

  • provides far better traction especially on uneven ice; and
  • allow you to walk naturally because of spikes at the base of the heel and at the front.
Rough, Uneven Ice

LOW-PRO Full-Sole Heavy Duty Ice Cleats for Transportation and TruckingWinter Walking LOW-PRO JD6610 Is My Top Recommended Full-Sole Ice Cleats for Automobile Dealerships

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LOW-PRO Ice Cleats Demo Video
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Winter Walking LOW-PRO is my top recommendation. LOW-PRO is also safe to wear on most indoor floors without damaging them. So you can leave LOW-PRO all day.

26 1mm tungsten carbide studs and aggressive self-cleaning treads provide excellent traction on ice, packed snow, deep snow, and black ice.

If you don't mind the bright color, these are the ice cleats to get that you can safely wear driving your car. Most people don't care about color. However, some people, like limousine drivers, prefer something more subdued.

If color matters, scroll down to find the all-black Winter Walking ALTRAGRIPS-LITE LOW PROFILE Ice Cleats.

ALTRAGRIPS-LITE are also available in XXL and XS.

AltraGrips-Lite LP Full-Sole Heavy Duty Ice Cleats safe to wear while you drive.ALTRAGRIPS-LITE LOW PROFILE JD3615 Is a Great, Less Conspicuous All-Black Alternative

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AltraGrips-Lite LP Demo Video

AltraGrips-Lite LP have the same advantages as Winter Walking LOW-PRO as far as being safe to wear on most indoor floors.

  • They have 16 1mm tungsten carbide studs instead of 26 found on LOW-PRO.
  • The treads are not quite as aggressive and they do not use Dual-Material Construction so they're less durable.
  • Many people and businesses prefer an all-black ice cleat because it calls less attention to you.
  • Lastly, ALTRAGRIPS-LITE come in XS and also fit larger footwear than LOW-PRO.

Winter Walking Heel-Only Ice Cleats for DrivingHeel-Only Ice Cleats Are the Safest to Wear While Driving

Important Things to Consider About Heel CleatsCrucial Things to Consider About Heel Ice Cleats

I always recommend full-sole ice cleats whenever Company Policy doesn't prohibit their use while driving. Every stud must be effective on both full-sole and heel-only ice cleats. However, aggressive, effective studs are more crucial on heel-only ice cleats because you depend upon far fewer spikes to gain traction.

Therefore, choose Winter Walking HEEL-GRIPS™ with 26 2mm tungsten carbide studs if you're not constantly going in and out of doors. That's because you have to remove HEEL-GRIPS before going indoors because of the longer spikes will damage interior floors and are slippery on smooth, hard surfaces.

Choose Winter Walking LOW-PRO HEEL™ with 26 1mm tungsten carbide studs if you're constantly going in and out of doors because they're safe to wear on most interior floors.

Winter Walking Heel Grips Ice Cleats are safe to wear while you drive a car or truck.Winter Walking HEEL-GRIPS Ice Cleats With Aggressive 2mm Studs

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Ice Cleats JD325
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Winter Walking LOW-PRO HEEL Sizing Chart
Men's Women's Size
16½+ --- XXL
12½ - 16 --- XL
9½ - 12 11½+ L
6½ - 9 8½ - 11 M
--- 6 - 8 S

LOW-PRO HEEL Ice Cleats might be the perfect choice for your concierge because the 1mm studs make them safe to wear on indoor floors. However, if transitioning in and out of doors is not an issue and you want the driving safety heel-only ice cleats give you, go with the HEEL-GRIPS with the more aggressive 2mm studs.

Winter Walking LOW-PRO HEEL Ice Cleats are safe for driving and to wear indoors.Winter Walking LOW-PRO HEEL Ice Cleats

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Ice Cleats JD325
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Winter Walking LOW-PRO HEEL Sizing Chart
Men's Women's Size
16½+ --- XXL
12½ - 16 --- XL
9½ - 12 11½+ L
6½ - 9 8½ - 11 M
--- 6 - 8 S

LOW-PRO HEEL Ice Cleats Demo Video

Heel-only ice cleats are definitely the safest to wear while driving because there is nothing to obstruct the movement of your feet between the pedals. However, heel-only Ice Cleats give you less protection from slipping on ice and snow. Therefore, aggressive, well-designed 2mm studs and self-cleaning treads are crucial for minimizing your risk of injuries. So, if you're not constantly going in and out of doors and you want heel-only ice cleats, go with the HEEL-GRIPS. Depedning on your circumstances, HEEL-GRIPS might be ideal for your shuttle drivers.

Full-Sole Gritted Ice Cleats Safe to Wear While DrivingBest Gritted Ice Cleats Safe for Driving, to Wear Indoors, and for Traction on Oil and Grease in Service Areas

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Choose gritted ice cleats when non-conductivity and Non-Sparking. Examples include oil and gas extraction, processing, and transport, refueling operations. around explosives, and grain storage. Non-Sparking ice cleats are much safer than ice cleats that are only spark-retardant.

GRIPS-LITE give you improved traction on a variety of slick surfaces including oil and grease, wet floors, and chemicals. However, if your primary concern is slick winter surfaces and you do not require non-conductivity or Non-Sparking, choose a Studded Ice Cleat. That's because gritted ice cleats only reduce falls on the ice and snow by 40 to 50 percent and because they're far less effective in frigid temperatures when the ice is denser.


Exclamation PointImportant Things to Consider When Buying Ice Cleats for Automobile Dealerships

Automobile Dealer Lot in Winter

Car dealerships are looking for ice cleats that you can

  • get secure, instant traction in all slippery winter conditions;
  • be safely worn while you're driving; and
  • lastly, you can wear inside the dealership service areas and showrooms without damaging floors or being a slip and fall hazard.
No single ice cleat is best for
  • all the employees at a Car Dealership; and
  • even the same job descriptions at all Car Dealerships.

Here's why. The best ice cleats depends upon

  • the type of indoor floor your employees will be walking on;
  • balancing the risk of accidents and injuries resulting from ice cleats obstructing movement between pedals and injuries resulting from slipping on ice (See Caveats About Ice Cleats and Driving below); and
  • lastly, potential damage to the car pedals and interior.

Exclamation PointCaveats About the Best Ice Cleats Car Salesmen and Service Personnel

It's the manufacturer's opinion that the ice cleats appearing on this page are safe to wear while driving. I have experience with the recommended ice cleats and agree that, in my opinion, these ice cleats are safe to wear while driving. But your Safety Manager must make that call.

Some companies feel that the risk of wearing any full-sole shoe attachment outweighs the risk of personal injury to the driver. Companies that restrict full-sole ice cleats use heel-only ice cleats. You'll find both full-sole and heel-only ice cleats below.

Common sense tells you that heel-only ice cleats provide far less protection from injuries on the ice than full-sole ice cleats. However, heel-only ice cleats afford far better protection from falls than any rubber or leather sole footwear regardless of the tread material or design.

Ice Cleats for Automotive Retailing Why Traditional Ice Cleats are Impractical for Automotive Retailing

Greeters, lot porters, salesmen, shuttle drivers, and service technicians are constantly going in and out of doors. But here's the problem. They have to remove regular ice cleats every time they go indoors because the ice cleats will damage floors or be very slippery on hard, smooth surfaces. Spikeless ice cleats with wound steel coils are the worst for being a slip and fall hazard on hard, smooth indoors floors.
Then they have to put their ice cleats back on when you go back outside. It's impractical! Even if you can get employees to comply and endure the inconvenience, productivity and efficiency are severely affected.

FAQs About the Best Ice Cleats to Wear While Driving Helpful Questions About the Best Ice Cleats for Driving

How do you decide which ice cleats are safe to wear while driving?

Here are the things I personally consider.

  • The straps must hug the footwear close enough so that they do not impede movement between the pedals, especially in an emergency.
  • The studs should not penetrate the rubber on the pedals, which would, if they did, again impede moving between the pedals.
  • The last, and in my mind, a less important consideration, is that the studs do not tear-up the rubber on the pedals.

The absolute safest ice cleats to wear while driving is heel-only ice cleats because there are no straps to get hung up, and there are no studs on the forefoot to stick on to the pedals. The obvious downside is that heel-only ice cleats are less effective and also force you to walk flat-footed to keep the studs contacting the ice. The final decision is really up to the individual or company safety manager.

Please call me at 610-670-2549 if you have additional questions.

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No one is more dedicated to helping you find the best Ice Cleats and keeping you safe. I work very hard to bring you the most informative online store that's fast, easy-to-use, and mobile friendly. I don't want to lose a single sale based upon price alone.

Therefore, if you find a lower DELIVERED PRICE from a legitimate online store (not auction sites) selling authentic, new Winter Walking Ice Cleats, I'll match or better that price.

Fits Shoe Sizes
Based of Steel Tip Shoes
Men's Women's Footwear Length Range
in Inches*
15+ --- 14½" - 15½" XXL
13 - 14½ --- 14" ‹ 14½" XL
10 - 12½ 12+ 13¼" ‹ 14" L
8 - 9½ 10 - 11½ 12½" ‹ 13¼" M
5 - 7½ 7 - 9½ 10¾" ‹ 12½" S
--- 4½ - 6½ 10" ‹ 10¾" XS
*Measured on the bottom of your shoe or boot from the tip of the sole to the base of the heel.
LOW-PRO Sizing Chart
Fits Shoe Sizes
Based of Steel Tip Shoes
Men's Women's Footwear Length Range in Inches* Size
13½ + --- 14" - 14¾" XXL
11½ - 13 --- 13¼" ‹ 14" XL
9½ - 11 11.5+ 12¾" ‹ 13¼" L
7 - 9 9 - 11 11¾" ‹ 12¾" M
5 - 6½ 7 - 8½ 10¾" ‹ 11¾" S
*Measured on the bottom of your shoe or boot from the tip of the sole to the base of the heel.
Winter Walking GRIPS-LITE Sizing Chart
Fits Shoe Sizes
Based of Steel Tip Shoes
Men's Women's Footwear Length Range
in Inches*
13½ --- 13¾" - 14¼" XXL
11½ - 13 --- 13" ‹ 13¾" XL
9½ - 11 12+ 12½" ‹ 13" L
7 - 9 9 - 11 11½" ‹ 12½" M
5 - 6½ 7 - 8½ 10¾" ‹ 11½" S
*Measured on the bottom of your shoe or boot from the tip of the sole to the base of the heel.

Crucial Ice Cleats Sizing Tips

  1. You can go by the shoe sizes. However, the actual size of the shoe or boot can vary significantly for the same foot size. So option two below is a better way to select the correct size.
  2. Measure the length of your shoe or boot. Measure the bottom from the tip of the sole to the base of the heel. Measure on "the flat", don't wrap around. We want the length. Then find the size on the sizing chart with the Footwear Length Range that spans the length of your footwear. Measure carefully. Measure twice. Our goal is to get you the right size on the first try to make you as safe as possible as soon as possible.
Ice cleats sizes are unisex and fit men's and women's shoes and boots according to the sizing charts.
Always try your ice cleats on as soon as you receive them for two reasons.
  1. You want to be ready for the bad weather. Don't wait until the ice is on the ground to find out you need a size exchange.
  2. I can't do free size exchanges for ice cleats that have been used because I can't resell them.

What should I do if the length of my shoe or boot is extremely close to the breakpoint of a size range? Should I choose the next larger size? For example, assume the length of your boot or shoe is just under 12½". You look at the specific size chart for ice cleats you're buying. Assume for this example the Medium has size range of 11½" to < 12½" and a Large is 12½" to < 13". For regular shoes and work shoes, stick with the smaller of the two sizes your considering. If you're planning to use your ice cleats on heavier winter boots, choose the bigger size.

I'm planning to use the ice cleats on both my shoes and boots. But they're different lengths. What should I do?

If the difference in length is small, order the size for the larger boots. Purchase the optional Ankle Strap to use when you use the ice cleats on your shoes. The ankle strap will make sure they stay on. If the difference in length is significant, you may need two sizes of ice cleats. That's because you want the ice cleats to be snug, so they not only stay on your footwear but also stay aligned.

I have a large company. There's no way I can measure everyone's footwear.

I understand. Go by shoe sizes. I'll be happy to exchange sizes later on. However, please make sure you haven't used the ice cleats outdoors.

Is the measuring technique 100% accurate?

Nope. It's accurate most of the time. Measuring is far superior to go by shoe size. 
Ice Cleat Ankle Straps
Winter Walking Ice Cleats fit securely on most shoes and boots. Most people do not need or use the Ankle Strap. However, Ankle Straps add an additional level of comfort, knowing your ice cleats will stay on your footwear. It's more critical to consider Ankle Straps if you

What Free Ice Cleats Size Exchanges Means

No store works harder than we do to get ice cleats sizing right on the first try. If you measure your footwear as I advise you to do in my Sizing Tips, Size Exchanges are rare. However, when Size Exchanges are necessary

This policy is consistent with and exceeds competing stores Free Exchanges policies. If you have questions, please call me at 610-670-2549.

The last thing I want is for you to be disappointed in your purchase or feel that I mislead you or treated you unfairly. So, in the unlikely event you're not totally satisfied with your ice cleats or shoe traction devices purchased from me, I'll refund your money and pay for the return freight. Call me at 610-670-2549.

My satisfaction guarantee is unconditional. However, I'll ask you why you're not satisfied because I want to know if

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