Yaktrax will not damage most floors. But it's a moot point because Yaktrax steel coils are extremely slippery on smooth floors. YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST REMOVE YAKTRAX BEFORE WALKING ON THESE FLOORS! Yaktrax are also very slippery on non-snow covered metal surfaces like sewer grates and utility hole covers, granite and marble. Being slippery on those surfaces is particularly important to know if you live or work in the city because you have to watch what your stepping on when you step off the curb. You should remove them before entering most mass transportation because of steel steps or the tile floors found in most stations and terminals.
You must remove most studded ice cleats before going indoors either because they'll damage the floors or because they're slippery on hard, smooth surfaces. There are two exceptions that I'm aware of... Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats and ALTRAGRIPS-LITE LOW PROFILE. Of those, I would recommend the LOW-PRO. Opt for the ALTRAGRIPS-LITE LOW PROFILE if you need size XS. Both have a patented feature called "Transitional Traction". 1mm tungsten carbide studs protrude minimally beyond the tread so that both the tread and studs make contact with the surface. Having both the tread and the stud contact the floor prevents damage to commercial floors found in supermarkets, post offices, etc., and also provides traction for the user. You would not use these on finished wood floors.
|Yaktrax Walk Sizing 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 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|
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.
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