|Men's||Women's||Footwear Length in Inches||Size|
|13½ +||---||13.75" to 14.25"||XXL|
|11½ - 13||---||13.25" to 13.5"||XL|
|9½ - 11||11.5+||12.5" to 13"||L|
|7 - 9||9 - 11||11.75" to 12.25"||M|
|5 - 6½||7 - 8½||<= 11.5"||S|
However, even the best ice fishing cleats can’t guarantee you won’t slip and injure yourself. However, nothing minimizes the risk of slip and fall-related winter injuries better than heavy-duty, professionally designed ice cleats.
Ice Fishing Cleats must give you excellent traction on all slick winter surfaces, including ice, black ice, snow, packed snow, and even mud, depending on conditions.
The Winter Walking ICEGRIPS Ice Cleats I recommend do just that. Furthermore, ICEGRIPS are unmatched for keeping you the safest both on the lake ice and on the path, often treacherous and inclined, between your vehicle and the lake. Here’s why.
Rough ice, as shown in the picture, separates professionally designed ice fishing cleats from recreational ice cleats. Your ice cleats should have studs in the middle of the sole, not just around the edges.
Imagine stepping on a raised area where you don't have studs. Your foot can rapidly slide. As you already know, once you lose traction it's very difficult to get it back. Just ask any NASCAR driver about regaining traction.
Now let's assume you somehow step on a raised area of the ice, you do have well-distributed studs, but you somehow miss them all. Now you are counting on the next available stud to stop your skid. First, that stud better be there. Second, that stud had better be a very aggressive stud.
Obviously, traction on ice is not the only consideration for ice fisherman. You know you need traction on deep and packed snow as well. ICEGRIPS has an exclusive, patented, and self-cleaning Angle Tread design that gives you traction in snow.
The design also expels snow and other debris that builds-up on the bottom as you walk. It works the same as an ice cube tray expelling the ice cubes when you twist it. Self-cleaning treads are critical because the studs won’t do you any good if they can’t contact the ice.
Ice cleats won’t keep you safe if they don’t stay securely on and correctly positioned on your boots. An important consideration is that the ice cleats manufacturer designs the cleats for use on the large oversized PAC boots most ice fisherman wear. Sandal-style strap-on ice cleats are hands down the best way to fit and reliably stay on any boot, especially giant boots.
ICEGRIPS use strong industrial-quality straps. Once they’re on your boots, especially utilizing the Ankle Strap configuration, ICEGRIPS become part of your boot. ICEGRIPS aren’t going anywhere, no matter what you’re pushing or pulling.
Using recreational grade ice cleats in harsh, off-road winter conditions chews up the straps and other vital components quickly. And, it’s just not a replacement cost consideration.
It’s best to have the most reliable ice cleats available because you know unexpected failures happen when your farthest away from your car or truck. And, it’s a long, hazardous walk back to the parking area with only one functional ice cleat.
As the picture shows, many of the best places to go ice fishing are where other people aren't fishing. Often it's a long, treacherous trek from and back to your car or truck. So, you really need ice fishing cleats to be safe and dependable because there's nobody to help you, and getting help can take a long time. This is no place for a broken strap or a missing stud.
Any ice cleat can fail. However, by getting heavy-duty, industrial-quality ICEGRIPS, which I consider to be the best ice fishing cleats, you minimize your risk. Avoiding ice fishing related injuries are always crucial. But, with COVID-19, you just want to do everything possible to avoid to going to the hospital.
|Snow and Slush||X|
|Safe for Driving||X|
It depends on the brand and model of the studded boots. Look for well-distributed tungsten carbide studs. Many studded boots have carbide steel studs that wear out several times faster than tungsten carbide. One of the problems I personally have with studded boots is that the studs, regardless of the material, wear out faster than a high-quality pair of boots. You can't remove the studs when you don't need them. Walking on bare ground is obviously when the studs wear down the fastest. Lastly, studded ice fishing boots are expensive.
Here's my recommended approach to choosing the correct size.
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.
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
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