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What Are the Best Ice Cleats?

Best Ice Cleats for Boots and Shoes
There is no one best ice cleat because the best ice cleats for one person may be terrible and entirely unsuitable for someone else. Here's why.
  • What's best depends on how and where you intend to use ice cleats.
  • The best ice cleats on Earth won't keep you safe if you're physically unable to put them on your footwear.
  • Lastly, most ice cleats are too impractical for many people because you must remove them and put them back on when you go in and out of doors and your vehicle.
Fortunately, we have professionally-designed ice cleats to satisfy almost everyone's needs, including ice cleats you can safely wear indoors and while you're driving. Please read this page or call me at 610-670-2549 to find the perfect ice cleats for you.

Ice Cleats10 Top Ice Cleats You Can Trust to Keep You Safe

Legend: (1) Safe to wear while driving. (2) Safe to wear indoors.

We don't sell every brand of ice cleats. We only sell the best ice cleats for shoes and boots based on 16+ years of experience.

HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats
$39.95 /pr.
Best Traction
Highly Recommended Ice Cleats Check Mark Winter Walking SPARE SPIKE
Ice CleatsSPARE SPIKE Ice Cleats
$18.00 /pr.
Replaceable Spikes
Highly Recommended Ice Cleats Check Mark Winter Walking EASY SPIKE™ Ice CleatsEASY SPIKE Ice Cleats
$18.00 /pr.
Best Low-Cost Ice Cleats
Highly Recommended Ice Cleats Check Mark Winter Walking GRIPS-LITE
Ice Cleats
$39.95 /pr.
Non-Sparking and Non-Conductive (1) (2)
Yaktrax Walk
Ice CleatsYaktrax Walk Ice Cleats
$18.00 /pr.
Spikeless Ice Cleats (2)
Yaktrax Pro
Ice CleatsYaktrax Pro Ice Cleats
$28.97 /pr.
Heavier Duty Spikeless Ice Cleats (2)
Need help deciding which ice cleats are best for you?
Read the information on this page, or call me at 610-670-2549.

Heavy Duty Ice Cleats Best Ice Cleats by Category

Full-Sole Heavy Duty Ice Cleats Best Heavy-Duty, Full-Sole, Pull-On, Spiked Ice Cleat

These are the ice and snow cleats you want to be wearing on that treacherous, steep icy hill, driveway, or ice-covered steps. This category of ice cleats:
  • Gives you ultimate, instant traction on ice, packed snow, loose snow, and black ice because they have 2mm durable, well-distributed tungsten carbide spikes and aggressive, self-cleaning treads. You won't find any other stretch-over ice and snow traction cleats that reduce your risk of winter slips and falls better.
  • Must be removed before going indoors because the 2mm spikes will damage most floors and are slippery on hard, smooth surfaces.

Highly Recommended Check Mark Highly Recommended E = Excellent  G = Good NA = Not Applicable NR = Not Recommended
Winter Walking HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats keep you the safest, period. HIGH-PRO are industry-leading, durable, professional-grade ice grippers with new proprietary, patented features. 26 optimally-placed tungsten carbide spikes and aggressive self-cleaning treads give you unparalleled, instant traction and protection from slips and falls in all winter slick conditions. I recommend these ice cleats to anyone who does not mind or is physically capable of, taking them off and putting them back on when going in and out of doors.
Slippery Condition Other
Ice Snow Slush Black
Safe to
Wear Indoors
for Driving
Traction 26 Well-Positioned Non-Replaceable 2mm Tungsten Carbide Spikes Including Heal Spikes. Spikes at front of footwear and Heel Spikes allow you to walk naturally. There are no special skills to learn.
Treads Aggressive & Self-Cleaning
Straps Wide, Proprietary Compound Stays on Shoes and Boots. Easy On/Easy Off. Ankle Strap Available at Additional Cost.

Full-Sole Heavy Duty Transitional Traction Ice Cleats Top Ice Cleats You Can Wear Indoors and While Driving

This snow and ice cleats category
  • balances practicality with effectiveness; and
  • are safe to wear while driving and on most indoor floors.
Transitional Traction Ice Cleats use 1mm tungsten carbide spikes that
  • minimally protrude beyond the tread so that both the spikes and treads contact the floor; and
  • give you excellent traction on ice, packed snow, loose snow, and black ice.

Most of the time you'll be able to put them on your footwear and keep them on all day!

Your traction is not as good as 2mm spikes especially when there's a thin layer of snow on top of the ice. However, if your choice is a reduced level of protection vs. no protection because 2mm ice cleats are too bothersome to wear, the decision to opt for 1mm ice cleats is a no-brainer.

One of our most popular Ice Cleats!
LOW-PRO Ice Cleats
$39.95 /pr.
LOW-PRO Ice Cleats are my top recommendation.
Slippery Condition Other
Ice Snow Slush Black
Safe to
Wear Indoors
for Driving
Traction 26 Well-Positioned Non-Replaceable 1mm Tungsten Carbide Spikes Including Heal Spikes. Spikes at front of footwear and Heel Spikes allow you to walk naturally... there are no special skills to learn.
Treads Aggressive & Self-Cleaning
Straps Wide, Proprietary Compound Stays on Shoes and Boots. Easy On/Easy Off. Ankle Strap Available at Additional Cost.

Slippery Condition Other
Ice Snow Slush Black
Safe to
Wear Indoors
for Driving
Traction 26 Well-Positioned Non-Replaceable 1mm Tungsten Carbide Spikes Including Heal Spikes
Straps Wide, Proprietary Compound Stays on Shoes and Boots. Easy On/Easy Off. Ankle Strap Available at Additional Cost.

The newer LOW-PRO Ice Cleats give you even better traction than ALTRAGRIPS-LITE because they have more

  • spikes;
  • aggressive treads;
  • durable materials; and
  • wider, more effective straps.

I continue to carry ALTRAGRIPS-LITE because

  • they come in size XS and XXL not currently available in the LOW-PRO;
  • some seniors find their flatter design makes it easier for them to maintain their balance, and
  • some people prefer black to the brightly colored bottoms on the newer LOW-PRO model.
If your size is available, balance is not an issue, and color doesn't matter, I would recommend you choose the LOW-PRO. The additional spikes and improvements to the tread, straps, materials and overall construction make them better ice cleats. Also, the newer models are less expensive.

Lite-Duty Full-Sole Ice Cleat Best Lite-Duty, Full-Sole, Low-Cost Spiked Ice Cleats

Lite-Duty Ice Cleats
  • are recommended for infrequent use or for frequent use for short periods of time; and
  • are more economical, making it easier for employers to afford to protect all employees.

Winter Walking lite-duty ice cleats have many of the features found it their heavy-duty models. Therefore, these lite-duty ice gripper's quality exceeds the quality found in the recreational-grade ice cleats you find in most sporting goods, hardware, and department stores.

My goal in running this store is to do everything possibly to stop you from slipping on the ice and seriously injuring yourself. I always recommend heavy-duty ice and snow cleats. Yes, my lite-duty ice cleats are the best in their class. Nevertheless, heavy-duty ice grips are better at reducing the risk of an injury that can change your whole life in an instant.

Slippery Condition Other
Ice Snow Slush Black
Safe to
Wear Indoors
for Driving
Traction 16 Well-Positioned Replaceable 2mm Tungsten Carbide Spikes. These DO NOT Have Heal Spikes
Treads Provides Traction on Snow and Slush and Self-Cleaning
Straps Wide Straps Stay Securely on Shoes and Boots. Ankle Strap Available at Additional Cost.

SPARE SPIKE are lite-duty ice and snow cleats with replaceable spikes that offer many of the features found in the heavier-duty Winter Walking Ice Cleats. My only concern is the lack of heal spikes. However, no competing ice grippers in this price category have them either.

SPARE SPIKE will work with women's high heel shoes and boots because you can remove the back half of the ice grips. Use the Trim Line as a guide.

SPARE SPIKE is for occasional use like when you walk to the mailbox or across an icy parking lot. Businesses buy them to offer injury protection for all employees including office personnel.

Slippery Condition Other
Ice Snow Slush Black
Safe to
Wear Indoors
for Driving
Traction 22 2mm Carbon Steel Spikes
Treads Aggressive
Straps Wide, Proprietary Compound Stays on Shoes and Boots. Easy On/Easy Off. Ankle Strap Available at Additional Cost.

Easy Spike Ice Cleats are prosumer-quality ice grippers. EASY SPIKE look like many of the recreational-grade or consumer-grade ice cleats you find in most hardware, sporting goods, and department stores. But EASY SPIKES include features from Winter Walking's Professional-Grade Ice Cleats. Those advanced features overcome many of the shortcomings common to ordinary consumer-grade ice grips.

  • 22 Molded-In 2mm Carbonized Steel Spikes
  • Straps have Low Temp Elasticity for Guaranteed Stretch
  • Lightweight, Compact and Fold-able

Full-Sole Spike-Less Ice Cleats Top Spike-Less Winter Traction Cleats From Yaktrax

Yaktrax are light-duty traction cleats that give you improved stability on ice and packed snow only. Yaktrax have limitations.
  • Spikeless ice cleats do not provide traction in deep snow or black ice.
  • Traction cleats with wound steel coils become less effective in frigid temperatures when ice becomes denser.
  • Some users report durability issues with the wound steel coils.
  • And while Yaktrax will not damage most interior floors, Yaktrax must be removed before walking on smooth, dry surfaces. Removing Yaktrax before going indoors is crucial because the coils can be extremely slippery on these types of floors typically found in grocery stores, drugs stores, and he post office.
  • I do not recommend using Yaktrax in the city because steel coils can be very slippery on surfaces like
    • sewer grates;
    • utility hole covers;
    • steps on mass transit; and
    • on marble, brick, or tile floors.
Choosing the best Yaktrax model for your unique situation can be confusing. Visit my Yaktrax Comparison page to help you decide if Yaktrax Walk or Yaktrax Pro is best for you.
Yaktrax Walk
Traction CleatsYaktrax Walk Traction Cleats
$18.00 /pr.
Slippery Condition Other
Ice Snow Slush Black
Safe to
Wear Indoors
for Driving
Traction 1.2mm Hand-Wound Stainless Steel Coils
provide hundreds of biting edges.
Treads Not Applicable
Straps Elastomer Compound flexible to -41°F.
Easy On/Easy Off. Fold-able and Lightweight.
Yaktrax Pro
Traction CleatsYaktrax Pro Traction Cleats
$28.97 /pr.
Slippery Condition Other
Ice Snow Slush Black
Safe to
Wear Indoors
for Driving
Traction 1.4mm Hand-Wound Stainless Steel Coils
provide hundreds of biting edges.
Treads Not Applicable
Straps Real Rubber Compound are thicker and stronger than the elastomer straps found on the Yaktrax Walk. Flexible to -41°F.
Easy On/Easy Off. Fold-able and Lightweight.

Heel-Only Transitional Ice Cleats Best Heel-Only Strap-On Ice Cleats for Boots

Use strap-on heel cleats when full-sole ice grips are not an option. Situations prohibiting full-sole ice grippers include
  • compliance with company safety directives prohibiting wearing anything on footwear that might somehow inhibit operating foot controls while driving;
  • requiring a fully exposed defined heel on shoes and boots to make climbing ladders safer; and
  • lastly, reducing the risk of slipping off foot rests while operating snowmobiles and ATVs or pedals while biking on snow and ice.

Slippery Condition Other
Ice Snow Slush Black
Safe to
Wear Indoors
for Driving
Traction 14 Well-Positioned Replaceable 2mm Tungsten Carbide Spikes Including Heal Spikes
Treads Aggressive & Self-Cleaning
Straps Rubber Compound with Ankle Strap.
Heel Grips JD325 replace Winter Walking HEEL GRIPS JD250. JD325 has four additional 2mm tungsten carbide spikes for better traction on ice, snow, packed snow, slush, and black ice.

Slippery Condition Other
Ice Snow Slush Black
Safe to
Wear Indoors
for Driving
Traction 14 Well-Positioned Replaceable 1mm Tungsten Carbide Spikes Including Heal Spikes
Treads Aggressive & Self-Cleaning
Straps Rubber Compound with Ankle Strap.
LOW-PRO HEEL have Transitional Traction so you don't have to remove them before going indoors.

Full-Sole Gritted Ice Cleats Top Non-Sparking, Non-Conductive, Gritted Ice Cleats

Gritted ice traction devices are used in circumstances where non-sparking and non-conductivity are critical like in oil and gas, around explosives, electric utilities, and grain elevators. I do not recommend gritted ice cleats for general use because gritted ice traction devices become less effective in frigid temperatures when ice is denser.
Slippery Condition Other
Ice Snow Slush Black
Safe to
Wear Indoors
for Driving
Oil & Grease Fats Soaps Chemicals Liquids  
G G G G G  
Traction 5 Aluminum Oxide Bands "renew" themselves as they wear. Reduce slips and falls by 40 to 50%.
Treads Bands Act as Treads in Snow.
Straps Wide, Proprietary Compound Stays on Shoes and Boots. Easy On/Easy Off. Ankle Strap Available at Additional Cost.

GRIPS-LITE gritted shoe attachments are non-sparking, non-conductive and versatile improving traction on oil, grease, ice, snow, slush, wet floors and more. These are special purpose ice cleats used around oil and gas, grain storage and milling, and any application where sparking and conductivity are an issue.

If you are a typical consumer, you do not want gritted ice grippers because they're less effective and less durable that spiked ice cleats.

Ice Cleats Purpose Symbol Best Ice Cleats for People, Places, and Use

Best Ice Cleats for Your Winter Activities
Top Ice Cleats Based on Ease of Use

If you're

  • looking for the most reliable and effective ice cleats available;
  • not using ice grips in the city or for commuting; and
  • lastly, not concerned about removing your ice grippers before going indoors; choose
HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats$
$39.95 /pr.
Winter Walking HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats JD6625

If you're

  • looking for ultra-convenient ice cleats you can safely wear on most indoor floors and while driving;
  • using ice grips in the city or for commuting; and
  • lastly, unable or unwilling to remove your ice grippers before going indoors; choose
LOW-PRO Ice Cleats$
$39.95 /pr.
Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats JD6625

If you're

  • looking for reliable, lower-cost lite-duty ice and snow cleats for occasional use;
  • not using ice and snow grips in the city or for commuting; and
  • lastly, not concerned about removing your ice and snow grippers before going indoors; choose
Best Ice Cleats for People With Physical Limitations
Places and Conditions Where You Use Ice Cleats
Best Ice Cleats for Your Work and Type of Business

Ice Cleats Frequently Asked Questions Useful Questions About Choosing the Best Ice Cleats

Can I wear ice cleats while I'm driving?
It depends on how aggressive the ice spikes are and the design of the straps. Visit Ice Cleats Safe to Wear While Driving to find out more.
Must I remove my ice cleats before going indoors?
Generally speaking, you do. However, I sell ice cleats you can safely wear on most indoor floors without causing damage. Visit Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats and Winter Walking ALTRAGRIPS-LITE LP Ice Cleats.
Why do so many recreational grade ice and snow cleats get good reviews?

Almost any ice grips for shoes and boots is better than no ice cleats. Therefore, it's the reviewer's base frame of reference. What you don't read about is when the seemingly reliable ice grippers later fail.

For example, when the unsuspecting user steps on

  • black ice;
  • a steeper incline; or
  • on surfaces where the ice cleats were previously effective but now fail because of ware on an inferior spike design.
Where is the best place to buy ice cleats?
We are ice cleats experts with over a decade of experience. Experience is important because we help you find the best ice cleats for you depending on where you live, how you plan to use ice cleats, how often you use them, and your physical limitations. We also have hard-to-find ice grips you can wear while you're driving and indoors, so you don't have to continuously put them on and take them off. We also offer volume discounts, same-day order processing, fast, free shipping, and free size exchanges. In conclusion, for both individuals and businesses, you won't find a better place to buy ice cleats.
Why do you sell Yaktrax?
Yaktrax have an almost cult-like following. Therefore, I'm once again selling Yaktrax Walk and Yaktrax Pro by popular demand.

Exclamation Point Crucial Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Ice Cleats

You become a knowledgeable shopper by understanding why some ice cleats work so much better than others. Here are some critical things to consider when choosing the best ice cleats.

Discover Why an Ice Cleats Traction Method is Critical

Spiked (Studded) Ice Cleats

Why Spiked Ice Cleats Give You the Best Traction
The most important factor for traction and safety on ice is penetration. Penetrating the ice depends on the aggressiveness of the traction method.

Aggressive traction methods become even more critical

  • in frigid temperatures when ice becomes denser. Therefore, ice cleats that work well a 28°F might not work as well or at all at 15°F. Here's another way to understand this idea. A low-quality or dull nail will work just fine for penetrating soft pine and be useless for hardwoods like oak.
  • on steep hills. An Ice Cleat that works on flat terrain can't handle slopes with the increased g force.
What makes these situations worse is that you build false confidence in your ice cleat's ability to provide traction in all situations. Spikes provide the best traction because of the more aggressive the point of contact the better the penetration into the ice.
Studded Ice Cleats

Place your hand against the bottom of an ice traction device with steel coils. Now do the same, for example, with a HIGH-PRO Ice Cleat. What does your common sense tell you?

Of course the HIGH-PRO is better at penetrating ice. The traction provided by just one aggressive spike on the HIGH-PRO substantially exceeds the combined grip of the steel coils on both the right and left ice cleats.

Spike Design
The shape of the spike is important. Some spikes, particularly non-tungsten carbide spikes, are tapered. Non-tungsten carbide spikes are designed that way because they're not as strong. However, as tapered spikes wear down, they become less aggressive and effective.

Tungsten carbide spikes are uniform and remain equally aggressive and effective throughout their service life. 2mm spikes are best. 1mm spikes will give you excellent traction if they come in contact with the surface.
Sometimes a layer of snow covers the top of the ice or ice is uneven. Therefore, 2mm spikes have a better chance of coming in contact with the ice because they're longer than 1mm spikes. Lastly, 2mm spikes last longer.
Number of Spikes
More spikes are generally better. However, if you distribute your weight over too many points of contact, it's like the bed of nails trick at a sideshow. The spikes (or studs) don't penetrate the ice.
Spike Distribution
The spike distribution is critical since you always want at least one spike to be in contact with the ice. Spike distribution is especially critical on uneven ice. Many ice cleats are terrible in this respect.
Heel Spikes are Critical
Heel Spike Look for a Heel Spike. Your heal is the first thing to strike the ground when you take a normal, natural step. If there's no Heel Spike to contact the ice, your foot slips forward and out from under you. The other spikes never make contact with the ice to save you. Also, once you lose traction it's tough to get it back.
Ice cleats without heal spikes force you to walk more flat-footed which isn't natural. Since it's not natural, it's easy to forget. If you accidentally take a normal step, and you could slip and fall.
Spike Material
Tungsten carbide spikes are far more durable and last several times longer than carbon steel spikes and tens of times longer than steel coils.
Replaceable Spikes
Replaceable Spikes
  • extend the life of the ice cleats;
  • can be less comfortable because of the bump on the foot bed resulting from the mounting mechanism; and
  • increase the chance of losing one or more while in use thereby increasing the chance of falling.
Non-replaceable spikes are more comfortable and more secure. However, the ice grips obviously have to be replaced when spikes wear out.
Ice Cleats With Replaceable Screws
Screws are a form if spike. Manufacturers make screws from tempered carbon steel. They rely on an edge surrounding the screw head for traction, which tends to wear smooth rather quickly. The good news is that you can easily replace them.
But while you should always inspect your ice cleats no matter what type you have, few people do remember to check them before venturing out. After replacements, the screws are not always as secure. If you lose one, that's just the one that you might need the most to prevent a fall.
Ice Cleats That Use Chains
The ones I'm familiar with have a gripping sawtooth design are effective and durable but best suited for off-road running and hiking. However, the area of contact with the ice becomes larger as they wear down and the traction decreases.

Some chain designs have a roller barrel with edges. As the name implies, they tend to "roll" especially on flat smooth surfaces.

Chains can become a tripping hazard and can trap debris.

Wound Stainless Steel Coils
YAKTRAX are the most popular ice cleats in the United States and use wound stainless steel coils. Here are some crucial things to consider regarding spikeless traction cleats.
  • Wound coils provide hundreds of gripping edges more than spiked ice cleats. They have to because the gripping edges are not aggressive. It takes tens if not hundreds of gripping edges to equal a single aggressive stud.
  • Coiled Ice Cleats are not effective for deep snow, slush or black ice and become less effective as temperatures drop, causing ice to become denser.
  • Stainless steel coils tend to wear down rapidly, especially if the user frequently walks on bare spots not covered by ice and snow. A typical user gets one season or less of use.
  • While they won't damage most types of floors, you must remove this type of ice traction cleat before going indoors or on to most forms of transportation. That's because walking on a smooth, dry floor while wearing this type of ice gripper is extremely slippery and dangerous.
  • Users must be careful using spike-less ice cleats in the city because they're extremely slippery when you step on a sewer grate, manhole cover or smooth, hard surface like marble or bricks.
  • The initial cost is lower than professional ice cleats. However, ice grips with steel coils require frequent replacement.
  • Not suited for off-road use.
  • Not suited for environments where sparking is an issue or climbing is required.
Gritted Ice Cleats
I don't recommend gritted ice cleats for general use. Gritted traction devices are for use in non-sparking, non-conductive conditions like for use around oil and gas operations, grain elevators, electric and gas utilities, and explosives. Gritted ice cleats are far less effective than spiked ice grips especially on extremely cold, dense ice.

An Ice Cleat's Tread Design is Crucial for Traction on Snow and Ice

Ice cleats treads should be aggressive so that your ice cleats reduce the risk of slipping on all mixes of cold, slippery conditions including ice, snow, packed snow, slush, and black ice. The tread design must work with the spikes to protect you. Many ice grippers offer no treads at all and rely on the bottom of your shoe or boot. Even worse, ice grips without treads impede the function of the treads on your boots.
Self-cleaning treads are critical. Spikes, coils, or any method of traction is useless if snow buildup on the bottom of your shoe or boot prevents them from contacting the ice. You want an aggressive, self-cleaning tread design that cuts through that layer of snow or your feet will go right out from under you.

The Ice Cleat's Strap Design and Durability Are Crucial for Your Safety

Straps are critical. Here's why
  • Ice cleats for shoes and boots must to be easy to put on and take off. If they're not you won't use them. It's the one time you step out the door in a hurry and don't put them on is the time you get hurt.
  • Your ice grips must remain securely in place and aligned on your footwear for the spikes and tread design to work properly.
  • Look for wider straps because the offer more gripping surface are to keep them in place.
  • Strap materials must maintain their elasticity over time.
  • Straps must remain flexible a very low temperatures so the ice cleats are easy to put on and remove on the coldest days.
  • Ice cleats must stay securely on your footwear in deep, wet snow without having to rely on an additional strap across the top of the shoe. There's nothing wrong with the extra strap other than it's just one more thing to fiddle with when you're in a hurry. And there will always be times you'll have to take them off and put them back on. So you want things to be as easy as possible.
  • Strap Durability is a major safety consideration. Imagine yourself in the middle an icy parking lot when a strap suddenly breaks. You're in big trouble. All straps can and will eventually break. However, buying high-quality ice cleats reduces the risk.

Overall Durability Is a Critical Safety Consideration

When most people think about quality and durability, they're thinking about getting their money's worth. That's the least of your problems regarding quality and ice cleats. You're in trouble when
  • you're walking across a treacherous icy parking lot and a strap brakes, and you're down to one ice gripper, or
  • you take that next step and one or more of your spikes is worn down, bent or missing altogether.
People often say "I'll replace the cleats because they weren't that expensive". Not in the middle of that icy parking lot you won't. I try to emphasize throughout this website that it only takes a fraction of a second to sustain a life-altering injury. Please, for your and your employees' sake, buy high-quality, well-designed ice cleats.

Can the straps break or something go wrong with a spike on heavy-duty, industrial-quality ice cleats? Absolutely! But the risk is greatly reduced. Reducing your risk is what it's all about.

Question Mark Why Is Choosing the Best Ice Cleats so Important?

"Watch this video. Does it bring back any unpleasant memories? Well, it does for me because I hate walking on ice! So, it's particularly rewarding to help other people be safer."

People Who Already Know Why Ice Cleats Are Crucial

There are two groups of people who already completely understand why choosing the right ice and snow grips is crucial. You may already be a member. If not, and by reading this page, you'll reduce your chances of becoming a member.

Have You Already Been Injured From Falling on Ice and Snow?

Every year, I get calls from people looking for the best possible ice cleats who have already slipped and injured themselves. As you already know, slipping on the ice is serious and can cause painful and serious
  • head injuries,
  • broken hips,
  • sprained a muscles and ligaments,
  • herniated disks, and
  • lastly, compression fractures.
Once you've suffered one of these injuries, you never want it to happen again.
Many times you never fully recover because the pain nags and persists for weeks, months, years, and sometimes forever. In extreme cases, you can't work or participate in your favorite pastimes. It's a personal and financial disaster.

Most people were not wearing ice cleats when they fell. However, many people were wearing ice grips they couldn't have been happier with up until the day they failed. They found out the hard way that there are big differences in how well different brands of ice cleats protect you. Some discovered that their ice grippers caused the fall!

If you haven't been injured, you definitely want to take steps to avoid an ice injury.

Are You a Business Owner or Safety Manager Incurring Lost-Time Accidents?

If you fall into this group, you have often made two common mistakes buying ice cleats. You
  • Waited until bad weather already arrived. Employees were slipping and getting injured and needed ice grippers immediately. You were under pressure to solve the problem fast and didn't have time to shop for the best ice cleats. So, you bought whatever ice grips you could find locally or online from any store that could ship immediately. After all, isn't any ice cleat better than nothing? Well yes, and as you'll discover on this website, not always. That's because choosing the wrong ice cleats can increase injuries.
  • Selected ice cleats based upon price alone. You soon discovered that
    • No Ice Cleat is more expensive than cheap, unreliable ice grippers that result in just one incredibly expensive lost-time accident.
    • Reliable, professional ice cleats have a lower cost of ownership than recreational ice grips because professional ice grippers last several times longer.
    • Lastly, you'll also find out reading this page that durability is a critical safety consideration, not just a cost issue.

All Ice Cleats Are Not the Same

Your safety while walking on ice is not a "slam dunk" regardless of what ice cleats you're wearing. As I say throughout this website, ice cleats cannot guarantee you won't fall on ice. Ice grippers can only reduce your risk of falling. Choosing the right ice grips minimizes the risk of a fall. Selecting the wrong ice cleats can increase your risk. Worse yet, mediocre ice grippers may make you feel overconfident. Here's why.
Wearing ice cleats that don't work on all slippery surfaces is like playing Russian Roulette because your next step can be on a slippery surface on which your bargain ice grippers don't work. That's because not all ice cleats work well
  • in all winter slippery conditions. Some brands only work on ice and packed snow. Unfortunately, that's not how nature works or the real-world slick surfaces you walk on. There's usually a combination of deep snow, that over time becomes packed snow, and after melting and refreezing becomes ice or black ice. And you can't forget about the dry patches. Depending on the type of surface, some ice grips can be extremely slippery.
  • in frigid temperatures. The lower the temperatures the denser the ice. Traction on ice requires penetration. Your ice cleats with a less aggressive spike design may work well at 25° and not at all at 10° or below.
  • on rough, uneven ice because the spikes are poorly distributed. Once you lose traction, it's hard to get it back and you will go down.
  • on steep inclines.
  • as spikes wear down because the spike design causes the spikes to become smooth or more blunt and therefore less aggressive.
Your ice cleat's strap design and durability are critical because they keep your ice grips securely on and aligned on your footwear. Loosing an ice cleat in the middle of an icy parking lot or sidewalk is a disaster because
  • Even if a strap hasn't broken and you somehow manage to safely retrieve it, you have nothing to hold on to while putting it back on.
  • If the straps did break, you're in real trouble.

Do you find ice and snow cleats too difficult to put on or inconvenient, and impractical to use? Owning ice grips won't do you any good if their in a drawer in your garage.

I'll help you find ice traction devices that balance performance and safety with convenience and practicality.

Icy Sidewalk

Walking on an icy sidewalk like this is your worst nightmare if you're not wearing ice cleats you can trust.

It's not the right time to find out that your ice grips don't work on black ice or that the temperature dropped 10° and your ice grippers no longer work on the denser ice.

Why put yourself through unnecessary stress and risk? Talk with me. I pledge to do everything possible to find the best ice cleats for you.

Call me at 610-670-2549.

Questions to Ask Yourself Regarding the Importance of Ice Cleats

Do you enjoy
  • Getting a paycheck?
  • Going fishing, hunting, walking, hiking, camping, golfing, or playing tennis; and
  • Playing with the kids and grandchildren?
If you're a business,
  • How many lost-time accidents can you afford?
  • How do you replace the expertise if a key employee is injured?
  • What happens if you're injured? For many smaller businesses, you are the business.
  • Is it good to have higher productivity from employees who aren't moving slowly trying not to slip on the ice?
In a fraction of a second, a slip on the ice and the long-term effects of the resulting injury can turn your life or business upside down.
  • You may not be able to work or enjoy your favorite activities for weeks, months, or even ever again.
  • It can be a financial disaster for you, your family, and business.
  • When you're "better", many people have lingering pain that detracts from all their activities including their ability to perform their job.
  • If you're a senior citizen, a high percentage of seniors who break their hips die within a few years from complications. If you don't believe me, Ask your doctor!

No Ice Cleats Can Guarantee You Won't Slip on Ice

Ice grippers can only reduce your risk of falling. Professionally-engineered ice grips minimize the risk of slipping on ice. Our mutual goal is to keep you as safe as possible. Winter Walking Ice Cleats have been the industry leaders for over 35 years. Their ice cleats are sold through industrial supply houses to some of the largest companies in the United States.
Companies that use Winter Walking Ice cleats.

What are Recreational Ice Cleats?

"Small differences in ice cleats design can have a significant impact on maintaining your traction on ice."
Wearing ice cleats that don't work on all slippery surfaces is like playing Russian Roulette because your next step can be on a slippery surface on which your bargain ice cleats don't work.

Manufacturers that manufacture the recreational ice grippers you find in local stores and on most online stores focus on keeping prices low and not the best traction. Recreational ice grips provide traction in certain, and most often not all, slippery winter conditions.

For a few dollars more, you can minimize your risk by buying professional-quality ice cleats with new, state-of-the-art features that will last several times longer than cheap ice grips.

Could you still slip on the ice? Yes! However, at least you will have done everything possible to avoid it. Would you buy a car that was $100 less expensive with brakes that "usually work"?

We sell professional-quality Winter Walking Ice Cleats. Winter Walking focuses on preventing slips and falls on all winter's slippery conditions while keeping prices as low as possible without sacrificing quality and performance.

Common Myths Regarding Why You Don't Need Ice Cleats

I don't need ice cleats because we rarely have ice problems where I live.
It only takes one icy sidewalk and one slip and fall to change your life forever. What if you applied this logic to your home? Would you not buy a smoke detector or fire extinguisher because houses on your street rarely catch on fire?
I've fallen many times in the past, and I never got seriously hurt because I know how to fall.
No, you don't! You've been lucky. When you slip on glare or black ice, you don't even know you're falling until you hit the ground. Maybe the next time you won't be so lucky. Furthermore, injuries from slipping on ice tend to become more frequent and serious as you get older.
If there's ice on the ground, I just don't go outside.
Many times, ice surprises you. Icy conditions arise after you're already outside the home. Most of the traction devices I sell are portable, so you can take them with you and have them if and when you need them. Remember, it only takes one fall.

Winter Walking Ice Cleats Logo Why Do You Feature Winter Walking Ice Cleats?

I sell what I genuinely believe are the best ice cleats, period. Other brands offer good ice grips. But in my professional opinion, they're not as good. Sometimes the most subtle difference avoids a life-altering injury. No ice cleat can guarantee you won't fall. Ice cleats can only reduce the risk of an injury. My job is to minimize that risk.
I do sell Yaktrax, largely by request, because they're the most popular brand in the U.S. Yaktrax are safe to use if you understand their limitations.

Time to Buy Ice Cleats When Is the Best Time to Shop for Ice Cleats?

Shop for Ice Cleats Before Ice Arrives and Injuries Occur
For both companies and consumers, the best time to buy ice cleats is before Winter because you'll have time to
  • thoroughly shop and find the best ice grippers for your situation instead of settling for whatever you can get in a hurry;
  • make sure they fit your shoes and boots; and
  • lastly, familiarize yourself and instruct your employees about how to properly use them.

Other Shoe Traction Devices

GRIPPERS FOR STRIPPERS Grippers for Strippers
Grippers for Strippers are industry-leading floor stripping overshoes. Nothing keeps you safer!
You get instant traction on wet, greasy, and soapy floors. STABIL GRIPPERS are ideal for kitchen, restaurant, and food processing workers.

Ice Cleats and Shoe Attachment Volume Discounts

Your discounts are

Here's how the Volume Discount shows in your cart. This example shows a 10% discount. Your actual discount will depend upon my current discount policy and the quantity purchased.
Ice Cleats Volume Discounts

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.

My satisfaction guarantee is unconditional. However, I'll ask you why you're not satisfied because I want to know if

You Won't Find a Better, Safer Place to Buy Ice Cleats!

Here's why buying ice cleats from us gives you peace of mind.
  • Family-Owned and Run
    When you buy from us, you're supporting a small, independent, U. S.-owned and based, family-owned, personally-run, customer-focused, entrepreneurial, and professional business as opposed to a large impersonal conglomerate.
    • No Sales Gimmicks including no fake sales, and no inflated retail prices with overstated discounts.
    • No Unsolicited Emails or Pop-Up Ads so you can surf the Internet without being harassed by our ice cleats ads.
  • Informed, Useful Content and Personalized, Expert Advice You Can Trust
    • We're ice cleats and shoe traction device experts. We don't sell every ice cleats brand. We only sell the best because, although no ice cleat can guarantee you won't slip on the ice, the slightest difference in the design of an ice cleat can make big difference in reducing your risk. Furthermore, you don't have to guess about which ice cleats or shoe attachments are best for you. The expert, free advise you need is a phone call away at 610-670-2549.
    • Help is available when you need it between 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM EST.
  • Volume Discounts (Request a Quote)
  • Fast PayPal Express Checkout or Call Us Toll Free at 610-670-2549 to Place Your Order by Phone
  • Same-Day Order Processing
  • Unmatched After-the-Sale Customer Service and Support
  • Authorized Yaktrax and Winter Walking Ice Cleats Dealer
    We sell new, authentic Yaktrax and Winter Walking Ice Cleats and shoe traction attachments purchased directly from Implus and Winter Walking.
  • We Stock What We Sell
    If we need to bring in additional stock we can usually get it within 24 hrs.
  • Immediate Size Exchanges
    We don't wait until the incorrect size is returned before sending out the correct size. That's important because the sooner you're wearing ice cleats or shoe traction devices, the safer you are.
  • Risk Free, No-Hassle, Full Cash Back Satisfaction Guarantee
  • There's No Safer Place For You to Shop Online
    No one works harder to protect your privacy because our entire website is secure, not just our cart. We use SiteLock, one of the highest-rated professional firewalls that also scans every line of code daily to detect malware.