Yaktrax Pro is a user-friendly and practical shoe ice traction device that allows you to walk safely on ice and packed snow. Join the thousands of professionals, including
Yaktrax Pro has a removable Velcro® performance strip. The reason it's removable is because, although it's a simple process, it's one more thing you have to deal with when your putting them on and taking them off. That's important because you have to take all Yaktrax off before you go indoors. Steel coils can be very slippery on dry smooth surfaces like the floors found in supermarkets, drug stores, etc.
If you're planing to use Yaktrax where you'll be going in and out of doors and you're not doing anything strenuous or trudging through deep snow you can take the straps off and simplify your life.
Yaktrax Pro is a medium-duty traction device for outdoor use. The Pro provides traction on ice and packed snow only. Yaktrax spikeless traction devices are not designed for traction in deeper snow, slush, black ice, or mud. In additional, spikeless ice cleats become less effective in frigid temperatures when ice is denser. Read my Ice Cleats Selection Guide to find out more.
Yaktrax Pro may not be the best choice for older folks who have weakness in their arms or hands or people with certain disabilities and medical conditions. That's because the straps are harder to stretch. The added durability won't do you any good if you can't get them on your shoes and boots. Consider the Yaktrax Walk or Winter Walking SPARE SPIKE Ice Cleats that have Dual Pull Straps™.
To eliminate the inconvenience of having to take off your ice cleats before going indoors, check out Winter Walking ALTRAGRIPS-LITE LOW PROFILE Ice Cleats or Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats.
I don't recommend any Yaktrax model using the SKIDLOCK System for off road applications. The straps can be easily cut by sharp surfaces. Debris can get stuck in the steel coils. Coils are quickly abraded by rough surfaces.
While most Yaktrax reviews are positive you'll find that negative reviews often result from people who were sold the wrong product in the first place. When it comes to ice cleats "one size fits all" definitely doesn't apply. Click here to see my Ice Cleats Selection Guide.
Yaktrax Pro will not damage most indoor floors. Nevertheless, you must remove all Yaktrax spikeless models before walking on smooth, dry floors because Yaktrax are extremely slippery on these surfaces.
Do not drive while wearing Yaktrax. The straps can catch on pedals.
I do not recommend Yaktrax for people living or working in cities. Again, Yaktrax are slippery on smooth surfaces that include
Do not use Yaktrax on surfaces covered with sand or loose gravel.
If you are unable or unwilling to remove Yaktrax Pro before going indoors or driving, or you live or work in a city, consider Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats. LOW-PRO and safe to wear on most indoor surfaces and while driving. LOW-PRO also provides better traction on the city hazards mentioned above.
Now having said all that on the average you can expect two seasons. When you consider the cost per use it's very low-cost insurance compared to the cost of an injury.
It depends where you're hiking. Yaktrax are not designed to be used off-road.
It depends. You must remove Yaktrax before going indoors if the interior surface is smooth because the steel coils are extremely slippery on those surfaces. Examples include the supermarket, drug store, and post office. If it's not easy for you to take Yaktrax off and put them back on you have a problem.
You should remove Yaktrax before driving because the straps can impede movement between the pedals.
Note: Yaktrax Walk is easier to put on and take off than the Yaktrax Pro because the straps aren't as strong.
If you live in the city, you must be careful where you step because Yaktrax can be extremely slippery on utility covers, sewer grates, floors in train stations, smooth bricks, and on entry steps on mass transit.
If you have negotiate steeper inclines, or you live where temperatures drop to extremely low temperatures, you may want a more aggressive tractions device.
If these situations apply to you, got to Ice Cleats for Senior Citizens and the Elderly.
|Yaktrax Pro are Unisex and fit the following men's and women's shoe sizes.|
|L||11.5 - 13.5||13 - 15|
|M||9 - 11||10.5 - 12.5|
|S||5 - 8.5||6.5 - 10|
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