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Recommended Ice Cleats for EMTs

HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats keep you the safest, period. HIGH-PRO are the ice cleats you want to be wearing negotiating icy steps or when walking on that treacherous icy sidewalk, parking lot or sloped driveway.

HIGH-PRO are industry-leading, durable, professional-grade ice cleats with revolutionary new proprietary, patented features. 26 optimally-placed Tungsten Carbide Studs and aggressive self-cleaning treads deliver unparalleled traction and protection from slips and falls in all slippery wintry conditions.

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Winter Walking HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats JD6625.
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Winter Causes Unique Problems for EMTs

EMTs are constantly going in and out of doors. I do have ice cleats that you can wear indoors. However, ice cleats you can wear indoors are less aggressive and therefore have less traction. Therefore, I focus on ice cleats that provide the best possible traction outdoors because of
  • the pushing and lifting involved;
  • having to negotiate icy or snow covered steps often while pushing and lifting;
  • you need the maximum ability to move quickly to avoid dangerous situations that arise while responding to emergencies; and
  • finally, most EMTs are physically capable of quickly taking off and putting on ice cleats.

Your goal is to find ice cleats that

  • provide the best possible traction in any combination of wintry conditions that allow you to move quickly and safely;
  • stay in place on footwear while pushing and lifting;
  • are easy to quickly put on and take off; and
  • lastly, can be worn while driving.

What You'll Find on This Page

Scroll down this page to discover
  • what to look for in top ice cleats;
  • two highly recommended ice cleats for EMTs; and
  • why you won't find a better place to buy ice cleats.

I sincerely thank you for your service. As EMTs, you don't get to choose when you have to respond to someone in trouble. Being a Paramedic is never easy. However, it's never harder than in winter.

My goal on this page is to do everything I can to lower your risk of slipping on the ice and becoming a patient. I'm convinced these ice cleats are the best for EMTs. It's not because I happen to sell Winter Walking Ice Cleats. I can sell any brand. However, I chose to sell the best. I wouldn't consider selling you anything less. Here's why.

EMTs must respond to emergencies in the worst winter slippery condition including ice, packed snow, deep snow, slush and black ice.

Slips and falls not only endanger the EMT but the person to whom they're responding as well.

Best Ice Cleats for EMTs Features

More, Well-Positioned Studs are Better

Generally speaking, the more studs on the ice cleats is better. More studs are especially beneficial when the designer intelligently distributes the studs over the bottom of the ice cleat.

Many ice cleats concentrate the studs in a particular area or just around the periphery. This design reduces the chance of the studs coming in contact with the ice especially when the ice is "bumpy" and uneven. Once you lose traction, it's tough for the remaining studs to catch hold and get it back.

The distribution of studs is especially important for EMTs when negotiating narrow steps when you want as many studs contacting the ice as possible.

The Type of Stud is Very Important

Aggressive tungsten-carbide studs are best. Here's why.

Aggressiveness Matters

The smaller the surface area of the stud's point against the ice, the better because it will be better able to penetrate the ice. Sharper studs are better than less aggressive spikes. Sharp studs are especially critical in frigid temperatures when ice becomes denser and on black ice.

The effectiveness of spikeless and gritted ice cleats is greatly reduced or eliminated on denser ice. EMTs need every stud to be as effective as possible when negotiating narrow steps where fewer studs contact the ice.

2mm Spikes are Critical

Generally speaking, the longer the stud, the better up to a maximum of 2mm for ice cleats designed for walking and everyday use. Spikes longer than 2mm become a tripping hazard. The longer spike together with an aggressive self-cleaning tread design is especially important when there's a thin layer of snow on top of the ice. That thin layer of snow could prevent the studs from making contact with the ice.

Tungsten Carbide Spikes

Tungsten Carbide Spikes are

  • consistently at their sharpest throughout the life of the spike (The sharpness and effectiveness of many case-hardened or carbon steel spike designs become less effective as they wear down.); and
  • far more durable than case hardened or carbon steel spikes. The durability of the spikes is especially important because of the number of hours EMTs actually use them.
Aggressive, Self-Cleaning Treads are Critical

High Pro Ice Cleats Heel SpikeThe ice cleats I recommend have a patented Heel Spike. Think about how you and what hits the ground first. It's your heel, right? Well, if there's no spike there at the base of your heel, you risk having your leg slide right out in front and from under you. Ice cleats without Heel Spikes force you to walk more flat-footed. That's not natural. So, you have to think about doing it. Because walking flat-footed isn't natural, you can easily forget. Forgetting is especially troublesome if you have to move unexpectedly or in a hurry.

Furthermore, if there's one spike on the ice cleat you want to be an aggressive, sharp tungsten carbide spike, it's the Heel Spike. That's because there's no other spike to grip the ice if your foot slides forward while you're taking a step.

Aggressive, Self-Cleaning Treads are Critical
  • Your ice cleats should have an aggressive tread that's good for traction on deeper snow and ice.
  • The tread should be designed to help expel snow and debris that can come between the bottom of your boot and the ice to help those studs to maintain contact with the ice. Snow and debris build-up is a major problem with spikeless ice cleats with coils.
Stay Firmly on Your Boots and Don't Slide Out of Position

You want ice cleats that stay on your boots, so you don't walk out of them in deeper snow. Also, you want them to not slide out of position on your footwear, so the spikes remain in place and effective. Ice cleats that stay in place are critical for EMTs because of the pushing and pulling required.

Safe to Wear While Driving

Make sure the ice cleats you choose don't have straps or other design that could interfere with the safe operation of a vehicle.

Features Common to All My Recommended Ice Cleats

These ice cleats all provide excellent traction on ice, deep and packed snow, slush, and black ice.

You'll be safer no matter what the wintry mix or how cold the ice. They all have

  • long-lasting tungsten carbide studs;
  • the all-important Heel Spike, and
  • aggressive, self-cleaning treads.
They Stay Securely on Your Shoes and Boots

They have advanced, patented features that keep them in place but still easy to put on and take off.

They're All Durable

All recommended ice cleats are heavy-duty with tough, chemical-resistant straps and tungsten carbide studs.

They're All Safe to Wear While Driving

You won't have to take off and put on ice cleats every time you get in and out of the truck. Note: Regardless of what I think or the manufacturer claims, the final decision about whether any ice cleat is safe to wear while driving is yours or your Safety Manager's.

They're Affordable

My recommended ice cleats may initially cost twice as much as the cheap brands. However, they keep you several times safer and last several times longer.

Continuing thinking about the financial cost, it's not like the old days when you showed your insurance card, and that was it. The deductibles and copays are out of sight. Therefore, buying the right ice cleats something you don't want to skimp on spending.

Falling on the ice is serious business. Many of my customers look for ice cleats after the serious, life-changing injuries have occurred. They'll be the first to tell you that paying a little more for ice cleats that have the best chance of preventing injuries from falling on the ice is the best investment you ever made.

For ambulance services, one lost-time accident can cost as much as providing ice cleats to most of the EMT services in the county or even the state.

Ice Cleats and Shoe Attachment Volume Discounts

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Winter Walking Ice Cleats Low Price Guaranty

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.

HIGH-PRO Sizing Chart
Fits Shoe Sizes
Based of Steel Tip Shoes
Men's Women's Footwear Length Range
in Inches*
13½ --- 14" - 14½" XXL
11½ - 13 --- 13¼" ‹ 14" XL
9½ - 11 12+ 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.

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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