The Yaktrax Run offers a new level of traction and safety for winter running. Yaktrax have been used by runners since they first introduced the Yaktrax Walker. The introduction of the Yaktrax Pro offered increased durability and stability. The Yaktrax Run is now specifically and anatomically designed for use with running shoes and to address the specific needs of runners.
Yaktrax Run Features and Benefits
A user-friendly, light-weight, easy on/easy off, low-cost hybrid stud and steel coil shoe traction device that reduces slips and falls while running on ice and packed snow.
- Hybrid Traction System Using 12 Carbon Steel Studs & 1.4mm Stainless Steel Coils Provide Excellent 360° Traction on Packed Snow & Ice.
- Webbing: Natural Rubber. Stays Flexible to -41°F
- Reflective Heel Tab and Performance Strap for Safer Running at Night.
- Anatomic Right and Left Foot Design
- Color: Grey/Red Only
- Weight: 9.7 to 11.7 oz.
- Manufacturer: Implus, Inc.
- Warranty: 90 Days
- Made in China
The Run gives you better traction for running on ice and packed snow because...
- it uses a combination of 12 aggressive carbide steel spikes combined with the time tested and durable 1.4mm stainless steel coils found on the Yaktrax Pro.
- Spikes are ideally positioned where each foot strikes the ground because Yaktrax Run has an Anatomic Right and Left Design.
The Run fits securely on your running shoes.
That's because it has strong, durable real rubber straps with a formed toe and a Velcro security strap
You're safer running at after dark.
That's because of the reflectors built into the heel, and Velcro® strap.
- Straps are tough natural rubber.
- Studs are long-lasting carbon steel.
- Coils are thick, abrasion resistant 1.4mm stainless steel.
They add no noticeable weight to your running shoes.
They weigh only 9.7 - 11.7 oz /pr.
Effective Slippery Conditions
Yaktrax Run is a medium-duty traction device for outdoor use only. The Run provides traction while running on ice and packed snow only.
Yaktrax hybrid traction devices are not designed for traction in deeper snow, slush, black ice, or mud. In additional, the spikeless component of Yaktrax Run becomes less effective in frigid temperatures when ice is denser. Read my Ice Cleats Selection Guide to find out more.
Call me at 610-670-2549 for free consulting regarding preventing slips and falls in other slippery situations like walk-in freezers, food processing, industrial applications, or janitor safety.
Important Warnings and Safety Tips
Do not drive while wearing Yaktrax. The straps can catch on pedals.
I do not recommend Yaktrax for people running in cities. Again, Yaktrax are slippery on smooth surfaces that include
- sewer grates;
- utility hole covers;
- flooring in train stations;
- metallic steps found on buses and trains; and
- tile, brick, or marble surfaces.
Do not use Yaktrax on surfaces covered with sand or loose gravel.
Yaktrax Run Reviews
5 5 / 5 Stars
"Great quality - worked as described. My shoe size fit in the small category however I purchased the medium just in case. I was happy about that as the medium fit my running show perfectly." Wendi B., Lebanon, OH 2014-02-07
5 5 / 5 Stars
"Unbelievable traction... should have bought these years ago!" Carla C., Genoa, IL 01/28/14
3 3 / 5 Stars
"I like the traction that they provide. Early on (within three running events) the coils (not the rubber) that cross at the heels have broken. Is this a common occurrence? Other than that they seem to be more "robust" than other products that I have purchased in the past." Robert F., Waukesha, WI 01/20/14
5 5 / 5 Stars
"No additional comments." Terry P., Grand Rapids, MI 01/19/14
5 5 / 5 Stars
"I purchased a pair for a friend and myself. We love the Yaktrax Run for running the trails in Park City, Utah during the winter months." Linda E., Park City, UT 01/19/14
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you put the Yaktrax Run on your running shoes?
Do they require any maintenance?
- First, always examine any ice cleat for damage before wearing them and especially before using them for running.
- Yaktrax recommends the following maintenance...
Is there any way you think they could be improved?
Yes. I would like to see them use tungsten carbide studs. While the carbon steel studs are very durable tungsten carbide studs are even more durable. The downside of tungsten carbide studs is that using them would definitely add to the cost.
Can Yaktrax Run be used for activities other than running?
Of course. But there are less expensive alternatives.
Do Yaktrax work on black ice?
I've read that Yaktrax have 10 times more biting edges than spiked ice cleats. Does this mean the traction is 10 times better than spiked ice cleats?
No. The key to traction on ice is penetration. Yaktrax stainless steel coils are non-aggressive. Therefore, traction requires hundreds of biting edges to equal the traction of just one well-designed spike. In addition, the non-aggressive coils become less effective in frigid temperatures when ice is denser.