Lite-Duty Ice Grips best for routine winter activities like walking from the house to the mailbox, short walks with the dog, walking from your car to the grocery store.
If your routine activities require that you occasionally walk over rough terrain, like rough stones or other unpaved surfaces. the Pro is the better choice.
Medium-Duty Ice Grips best for some professionals who work outside during the winter or participate in strenuous winter
sports. I also recommend it for people who take longer, daily walks or hike regularly.
If you are constantly walking on rough terrain consider industrial strength ice cleats.
Elastomer straps, stainless steel wire. They retain their shape and stay flexible at extremely low temperatures so Yaktrax are always easy to put on and take off. The difference in both the thickness of the straps and coils is less dramatic because of improvements made in 2008.
Real rubber compound is tougher and thicker than the elastomer straps used on the Yaktrax Walk. The stainless steel wire is thicker and will last longer in harsher conditions. A new, even tougher material has been introduced for 2011 making thePro20% more durable.
Both use the same proven, innovative SKIDLOCK system that gives you hundreds of biting edges in all directions. The quality of traction is the same for both models. The Yaktrax Pro will just last longer especially under tougher conditions.
There are no special skills to learn and stretch over your regular shoes in seconds. I think the Yaktrax Walk is usually the best choice for elderly people because with the thinner straps it is a little easier to put on. But really, it's not a big deal and many elderly customers buy the Yaktrax Pro and love them.
Like the Yaktrax Walk there are no special skills to learn so you can just walk or even run on packed snow and ice the same way you do on dry payment.
The Pro has Velcro strap (see below) which is another step when you put them on. But if you don't need it you can remove it.
Most people have very little trouble with Yaktrax coming off their shoes. But in rare instances, most often when the size might not have been the best choice, Yaktrax may come off in deep snow. Most people never have a problem and you shouldn't consider it a problem.
The Yaktrax Walk will fit over almost all your shoes and boots.
Yaktrax Pro has a Velcro Performance Strap that goes across the top of your shoe and helps keep your Yaktrax in place and on your footwear in deep snow. It's only important if you're "pushing off" very hard while working outside or playing sports.
The strap might also be helpful if your routine activities require that you do have to walk through a lot of deep snow since the strap will definitely help to keep your Yaktrax in place. Please remember that you can always remove the strap.
Like the Walk, the Yaktrax Pro will fit over most footwear.
Yaktrax Walk is available in Black only. Glow (yes, it actually glows in the dark!) and Clear are discontinued for 2019. I still have limited sizes in stock.
Tip: If you have more than one Yaktrax user in the house having different colors is a great way to quickly tell them apart.
Yaktrax Pro is available in Black only because it's a real rubber compound.
Yaktrax Pro is more durable than the Yaktrax Walk because the Pro has
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.
No. Look at my Ice Cleats Buyer's Guide to find industrial grade ice cleats that will work in snow and slush.
Winter Walking HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats are an exciting new alternative to Yaktrax Pro.
You absolutely must remove Yaktrax before going indoors where there are smooth, dry floors like those found in the
You must remove Yaktrax because Yaktrax are extremely slippery on this type of floor.
If you are not capable of removing them or you are constantly going in and out of doors consider AltraGrips-Lite Low Profile Ice Cleats sold at SlipResistant.net.
It depends where you're hiking. Yaktrax are not designed to be used off-road.
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
If you are unable or unwilling to remove Yaktrax Walk 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.
Yaktrax Walk sizes run small. If your shoe size is at the top of a size range shown below, you may be better off getting the next larger size, especially if you plan to wear them over heavy boots or shoes. If you can't decide, choose the bigger size.
Officially, Yaktrax do not come in Kid's Sizes. However, Grade School Kid's Sizes are simply a Women's Shoe Size minus 1½.
|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|
|Yaktrax Pro Sizing Chart|
|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|
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