Yaktrax Pro is a medium-duty traction device for outdoor use that gives you traction on ice and packed snow only. Yaktrax spikeless traction devices are not designed for traction in deeper snow, slush, black ice, and mud.
Spikeless Ice Cleats become less effective in frigid temperatures when ice is denser. Read my Ice Cleats Selection Guide to find out more.
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.
Yaktrax Pro may not be the best choice if you're a senior citizen with weakness in your arms or hands or for people with disabilities and medical conditions. That's because the stronger 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.
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.
You should not drive while wearing Yaktrax. The straps can catch on pedals.
I do not recommend Yaktrax if you live or work in a city because Yaktrax are slippery on smooth surfaces that include
You shouldn't use Yaktrax on surfaces covered with sand or loose gravel.
If you are unable or unwilling to remove them before going indoors or driving, or you live or work in a city, consider Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats because you can wear LOW-PRO indoors on most floors and while driving. Furthermore, LOW-PRO also gives you 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.
No. Spare Spike Ice Cleats are a low cost alternative for Yaktrax that will work in regular snow and slush.
It depends where, how often, and how long you're hiking. Yaktrax are not designed to be used off-road.
While people do successfully use Yaktrax Pro for Running, I do not recommend it. Here's why.
To be clear, I don't recommend running on ice with any Ice Cleats. However, if you must, choose Ice Cleats with well-positioned 2mm tungsten carbide studs.
Also, check for studs located at the base of your heel and near the front. These are the areas where you're landing and pushing off, having the fewest or, in most cases, no studs, and most likely to lose traction.
It depends. You must remove Yaktrax before you go indoors if the floor 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 you drive 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, tile floors, and on entry steps on mass transit.
If you have to negotiate steeper inclines, or you live where temperatures drop to extremely low temperatures, you want a more aggressive traction device.
If these situations apply to you, got to Ice Cleats for Senior Citizens and the Elderly.
|Yaktrax Pro Size 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|
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.
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