Yaktrax Walk are a favorite choice for
Consider the Yaktrax PRO if you live in an area where
For superior durability and traction on all slippery surfaces, consider Winter Walking HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats sold at SlipResistant.net.
Many elderly or people with disabilities causing weakness in their hands may still be better off choosing the Yaktrax Walk. That's because the PRO is a little harder to put on because the tougher real rubber straps are harder to stretch over your footwear.
It's better to have something that keeps you safe and may have to be replaced more frequently than to have something that lasts longer that you can't use.
Also, consider Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats that can be worn on most indoor surfaces and are safe to wear while driving. LOW-PRO also has patented Dual Pull Tabs that allow you to use both hands o stretch them over you footwear.
It depends. You must remove Yaktrax before going indoors if the interior surface 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 driving 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, and on entry steps on mass transit.
If you have negotiate steeper inclines, or you live where temperatures drop to extremely low temperatures, you may want a more aggressive tractions device.
If these situations apply to you, got to Ice Cleats for Senior Citizens and the Elderly.
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
That's 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.
Yaktrax Walk will not damage most indoor floors. Nevertheless, you must remove Yaktrax before walking on smooth, dry floors because Yaktrax are extremely slippery on these surfaces.
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
Do not use Yaktrax on surfaces covered with sand or loose gravel.
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|
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