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Ice Cleats Make Almost Any Shoes Safe for Walking on Ice

Legend: (1) Safe to wear while driving. (2) Safe to wear indoors.
Best Ice Cleats for Boots and Shoes 2020

The ice cleats shown above are the best available in 2020, period. And I make that statement based upon 16+ years of selling ice cleats. However, there is no one best ice cleat for everyone because you must simultaneously consider

  • where you live and plan to use your ice cleats;
  • the activities you'll be doing while you're wearing them; and
  • lastly, your physical limitations.
HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats
39.95 /pr.
Best Traction
Highly Recommended Ice Grips Check MarkWinter Walking SPARE SPIKE
Ice CleatsSPARE SPIKE Ice Cleats
24.95 /pr.
Replaceable Spikes
Highly Recommended Ice Grips Check MarkWinter Walking EASY SPIKE™ Ice CleatsEASY SPIKE Ice Cleats
18.00 /pr.
Best Low-Cost Ice Cleats
Highly Recommended Ice Grips Check MarkWinter Walking GRIPS-LITE
Ice Cleats
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.

No Shoes Provide the Traction of Ice Cleats

Ice on SidewalkNo rubber, special compound, or leather sole shoe or boot without embedded studs, regardless of tread design, provides a fraction of the gripping power of almost any ice cleats.Ice Cleats are superior because traction on ice requires penetration. Some shoes have a special tread design and proprietary compounds that provide improved traction on ice compared to ordinary shoes and boots. However, the traction is does not compare to studded ice cleats. Furthermore, non-aggressive approached to traction on ice becomes far less effective
  • in frigid temperatures when ice becomes denser;
  • when ice is wet; or
  • lastly, there's a thin layer of snow on top of the ice.

Footwear with Spikes Are Terrible Everyday Shoes

People looking for shoes that grip ice are usually looking for shoes and boots they can wear every day as opposed to shoes to wear just when there is ice on the ground. You already know the shoes without spikes provide only a fraction of the protection from falls of studded Ice Grips. Unfortunately, footwear with spikes are terrible everyday shoes. Here's why.
  • Studs, screws, and spikes they damage most indoor floors. There, you have to take studded footwear off before going indoors. What do you put on now? Do you want to carry a second pair of shoes? Permanently studded footwear isn't practical.
  • Studs can be slippery on smooth dry surfaces like tiled, marble, or cement indoor floors. Even if you could leave studded footwear on, spiked shoes or boots create a new slip and fall hazard. Ice Grips with wound steel coils are rediculously dangerous on any type of dry smooth surface.
  • Using shoes with any type of cleat, even the most durable studs made from tungsten carbide, will quickly wear down if you constantly walk on bare, non ice or snow covered surfaces. Studded shoes and boots are not practical to wear every day. So what do you do? Do you have to carry the studded footwear with you in case of bad weather?

Traction Sprays for Shoes and Boots

There are sprays that supposedly make shoes grip ice better. Reviews are mixed at best. But lets assume they work. This is an extremely non-aggressive approach. This would work best if the ice is perfectly smooth. That's because you need every possible point of contact to grip the ice. The cumulative traction provided by the entire surface of the sole treated with this type of spray provides a tiny fraction of the grip provided by just one aggressive, well-designed stud on an actual Ice Cleat. It's not for walking over rough ice when surface contact with the slippery surface can be very small. The effectiveness of all non aggressive traction approaches also diminishes as temperatures drop because ice becomes more dense.

The best shoes for walking on ice are those with a high quality stretch-over ice cleats. That way you can use regular shoes for every day use and always be prepared for icy pavements and parking lots.

Find the Best Ice Cleats for People, Places, and Occupations

Find the Best Ice Cleats Based Upon Your Activities or Slick Conditions

Recommended Ice Cleats Based on User-Friendliness and Convenience

$ 39.95/pr.

You're
  • Looking for the very best, reliable, and effective ice cleats available;
  • Not using ice cleats in the city or for commuting; and
  • Lastly, not concerned about removing your ice cleats before going indoors.
$ 39.95/pr.

You're
  • Looking for ultra-convenient ice cleats you can safely wear on most indoor floors and while driving; or
  • Using ice cleats in the city or for commuting; and/or
  • Lastly, unable or unwilling to remove your ice cleats before going indoors.
$24.95/pr.

You're
  • Looking for reliable, lower-cost lite-duty ice cleats for occasional use;
  • Not using ice cleats in the city or for commuting; and
  • Lastly, not concerned about removing your ice cleats before going indoors; choose
$ 18.00/pr.

You're
  • Looking for reliable, lower-cost lite-duty ice cleats for occasional use;
  • Not using ice cleats in the city or for commuting; and
  • Lastly, not concerned about removing your ice cleats before going indoors; choose
$ 18.00 to 28.97/pr.

You're
  • Looking for low-cost, very lite-duty ice traction devices for occasional use for traction on ice and packed snow;
  • You understand that Yaktrax do not provide reliable traction on black ice, deep snow, or on regular ice in frigid temperatures when ice is denser;
  • Not using ice cleats in the city or for commuting;
  • You understand that while Yaktrax will not damage indoor floors, you still most often have to remove them before going indoors. That's because Yaktrax are extremely slippery on smooth indoor and outdoor surfaces and floors.

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Winter Walking Ice Cleats Low Price Guaranty

No one is more dedicated to helping you find the best Ice Cleats and keeping you safe. I work very hard to bring you the most informative online store that's fast, easy-to-use, and mobile friendly. I don't want to lose a single sale based upon price alone.

Therefore, if you find a lower DELIVERED PRICE from a legitimate online store (not auction sites) selling authentic, new Winter Walking Ice Cleats, I'll match or better that price.

 

Crucial Ice Cleats Sizing Tips

  1. You can go by the shoe sizes. However, the actual size of the shoe or boot can vary significantly for the same foot size. So option two below is a better way to select the correct size.
    (OR)
  2. Measure the length of your shoe or boot. Measure the bottom from the tip of the sole to the base of the heel. Measure on "the flat", don't wrap around. We want the length. Then find the size on the sizing chart with the Footwear Length Range that spans the length of your footwear. Measure carefully. Measure twice. Our goal is to get you the right size on the first try to make you as safe as possible as soon as possible.
Ice cleats Sizes are unisex that fit men's and women's shoes and boots according to the sizing charts.
Always try your Ice Grips on as soon as you receive them for two reasons.
  1. You want to be ready for the bad weather. Don't wait until the ice is on the ground to find out you need a size exchange.
  2. I can't do free size exchanges for ice cleats that have been used because I can't resell them.
FAQs

What should I do if the length of my shoe or boot is extremely close to the breakpoint of a size range? Should I choose the next larger size? For example, assume the length of your boot or shoe is just under 12½". You look at the specific size chart for ice cleats you're buying. Assume for this example the Medium has size range of 11½" to < 12½" and a Large is 12½" to < 13". For regular shoes and work shoes, stick with the smaller of the two sizes your considering. If you're planning to use your Ice Grips on heavier winter boots, choose the bigger size.

I'm planning to use the ice cleats on both my shoes and boots. But they're different lengths. What should I do?

If the difference in length is small, order the size for the larger boots. Purchase the optional Ankle Strap to use when you use the Ice Grips on your shoes. The ankle strap will make sure they stay on. If the difference in length is significant, you may need two sizes of ice cleats. That's because you want the ice cleats to be snug, so they not only stay on your footwear but also stay aligned.

I have a large company. There's no way I can measure everyone's footwear.

I understand. Go by shoe sizes. I'll be happy to exchange sizes later on. However, please make sure you haven't used the ice cleats outdoors.

Is the measuring technique 100% accurate?

Nope. It's accurate most of the time. Measuring is far superior to go by shoe size.  
Ice Cleat Ankle Straps
Winter Walking Ice Cleats fit securely on most shoes and boots. Most people do not need or use the Ankle Strap. However, Ankle Straps add an additional level of comfort knowing your ice cleats will stay on your footwear. It's more critical to consider Ankle Straps if

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

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