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Ice Cleats for Home Healthcare Workers

Overview of Ice Cleats and Home Healthcare Workers

Visiting Nurse
For most Home Healthcare and Patient Transport Workers, going outside in slippery winter conditions isn't an option. Everyone recognizes that
  • the main cause of winter lost time accidents is falling on ice and snow; and
  • wearing ice cleats is the best way to reduce ice related injuries.
However, ice cleats are extremely inconvenient and create problems for Home Healthcare and Patient Transport workers. Because ice cleats are so much trouble, many Visiting Nurses, Hospice Workers, and other in home healthcare workers won't wear them.

Read this entire page to discover

  • why traditional ice cleats are inconvenient and impractical Home Healthcare and Patient Transport;
  • the best solution for the problem; and
  • lastly, a compromise, less expensive solution.

Why Are Traditional Ice Cleats Impractical for Home Healthcare and Patient Transport?

Visiting Nurses, Home Hospice, and other Home Healthcare Workers are constantly going in and out of doors and vehicles.

Traditional ice cleats must be removed when making these transitions because ice cleats

  • damage most interior floors;
  • have sharp spikes can be slippery on hard, smooth, non-snow and ice-covered surfaces; and
  • are unsafe to wear while driving.
Ordinary ice cleats also present additional problems when working in the city because they're slippery when stepping on sewer grates, utility hole covers, escalators, and the steps and floors on mass transit.

The Best Ice Cleats for Home Healthcare and Patient Transport

These ice cleats are perfect because you can wear them on most indoor floors and while you're driving.

LOW-PRO Full-Sole Heavy Duty Ice Cleats for Transportation and TruckingTop Recommendation for Home Healthcare Workers - Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats JD6610

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Ice Cleats JD6610
$39.95 /pr.
Buy Ankle Strap Kit JD3800*
Fits All Sizes
$4.47 /pr.
*Not included in Volume Discount
Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats with Transitional Traction because they're hassle-free. You can wear them on most interior floors and while driving. Because they're no trouble to use, people use them and lost time winter injuries are decimated.
26 1mm minimally-exposed, well-distributed tungsten carbide studs and aggressive self-cleaning treads give you excellent traction on all slippery wintry surfaces including
  • ice;
  • packed snow;
  • deep snow;
  • slush; and
  • black ice.
Traction remains effective in frigid temperatures.
LOW-PRO Ice Cleats have
  • wide straps that stay securely on and fit most shoes and boots;
  • patented Dual-Pull Tabs and Dual-Density construction for easy-on/easy off; and
  • long-lasting Dual Material Construction.

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

Buy AltraGrips-Lite LP
Ice Cleats JD3615
$45.97 /pr.
Buy Ankle Strap Kit JD3800*
Fits All Sizes
$4.47 /pr.
*Not included in Volume Discount
AltraGrips-Lite Demo Video

LOW-PRO Full-Sole Heavy Duty Ice Cleats for Transportation and TruckingYaktrax Walk are a Popular Alternative for Home Healthcare Workers

Yaktrax, and Yaktrax Walk in particular, are extremely popular with visiting nurse, hospice, and other home healthcare workers. However, they're not my first choice. Here's why.
Yes, they're safe to wear on most indoor floors. But Yaktrax are extremely slippery on smooth, non ice and snow-covered surfaces. Furthermore, I do not recommend that you wear Yaktrax while you're driving because there are too many things to get snagged on the foot pedals.
MSRP  $20.00
$18.00 /pr.
Yaktrax Walk on Boots
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$18.00 /pr.
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Yaktrax:

  • Eliminate some of the hassles because they will not damage most interior floors. However, you still have to remove them before going indoors if there is a smooth, hard floor because the steel coils are very slippery on those surfaces.
  • Can be slippery on the transport van's steps and wheel chair lift and when stepping on sewer grates, utility hole covers, and on mass transit steps.
  • Must be removed before you drive because the straps can impede movement between the control pedals.
  • Have hundreds of biting edges that grip ice. However, the edges are non-aggressive and become less effective in frigid temperatures when ice is denser.
  • Improve traction on ice and packed snow but do not work well on black ice and are no help in deeper snow.
  • Are less expensive than LOW-PRO Ice Cleats. However, are less durable than LOW-PRO Ice Cleats. The LOW-PRO usually last several time longer.

The most crucial things to remember if you go with Yaktrax is to

  • realize and understand their limitations; and
  • educate users so they understand the importance of using them properly.
Yaktrax Walk sizes run small. If your shoe size is at the top of a size range shown below, you may be better off getting the next larger size, especially if you plan to wear them over heavy boots or shoes. If you can't decide, choose the bigger size.
Yaktrax Walk Size Chart
Yaktrax Walk are Unisex and fit the following men's and women's shoe sizes.
Size Men's Women's Grade School Kid's
XL* n/a n/a n/a
*XL is not available in the Yaktrax Walk. Click here to find the Yaktrax Pro.
L 11.5 - 13.5 13 - 15 n/a
 
M 9 - 11 10.5 - 12.5 n/a
 
S 5 - 8.5 6.5 - 10 5 - 8.5
 
XS 1 - 4.5 2.5 - 6 1 - 4.5

Yaktrax Walk Colors

Get different colors so you can easily tell them apart when there's more than one Yaktrax user in your home.

Consider Glow Green if you'll be using Yaktrax at night. You'll be safer because they glow in the dark for improved visibility. The Glow will also help you find them if you drop one.

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Yaktrax Size Exchanges
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.
ALTRAGRIPS-LITE Sizing Chart
Fits Shoe Sizes
Based of Steel Tip Shoes
Men's Women's Footwear Length Range
in Inches*
Size
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.
 

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.
    (OR)
  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 that 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.
FAQs

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. 

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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.

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