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Winter Walking High-Pro Ice Cleats JD6625 on Boots
Winter Walking High-Pro Ice Cleats JD6625 on Boots
Winter Walking High-Pro Ice Cleats JD6625 Dual Material
Winter Walking High-Pro Ice Cleats JD6625 Front
Winter Walking High-Pro Ice Cleats JD6625 Back
Winter Walking High-Pro Ice Cleats JD6625 Side
Winter Walking High-Pro Ice Cleats JD6625 Inside View
High-Pro
JD6610
Size:


Quantity:
Ankle Strap Kit*
JD3800
Fits All Sizes
$4.47 /pr.
Quantity:
*Not included in Volume Discount
Fits Shoe Sizes
(Based on Work Shoes)
Men'sWomen'sFootwear
Length Range
in Inches*
Size
JD6625-XXL
13½+---13¾" - 14¼"XXL
JD6625-XL
11½ - 13---13" < 13¾"XL
JD6625-L
9½ - 1112+12½" < 13"L
JD6625-M
7 - 99 - 1111½" < 12½"M
JD6625-S
5 - 6½7 - 8½10¾" < 11½"S
* Measured on the bottom of your shoe or boot from the tip of the toe to the base of the heel.

Sizing Help

There are two methods to select the correct size...
  1. Obviously you can go by the shoe sizes. But the actual size of the shoe or boot can vary greatly for the same foot size. So option 2 below is a better way to select the correct size.
    (OR)
  2. Measure the length of the shoe or boot you want to put the ice cleat on. Then find the size on the sizing chart with the Footwear Length Range that includes the length of your footwear.

Do I need the Ankle Straps?

Winter Walking Ice Cleats fit securely on most shoes and boots and most people do not need or use the Ankle Strap. But if you walk through deep snow (especially wet snow) or mud you should consider the Ankle Strap.

The Ankle Strap also reduces the risk that you would somehow otherwise lose one. Winter Walking Ice Cleats are very comfortable. You may not notice if one is missing until you've traveled some distance or worse yet slip and fall.

Features

  • 26 Low Profile 2mm Studs
    • Provide Excellent Traction on Ice
    • More Studs than Any Other Stretch Traction Device
    • Studs are Molded in for Greater Retention and Durability
  • Durable Tungsten Carbide Studs
  • Permanent Studs are More Comfortable Than Replaceable Studs
  • 1-Piece Molded Proprietary Synthetic Compound
    • Extremely Durable
    • Resists Chemicals and Other Contaminants
    • Has No Memory and Never Stretches Out of Shape.
    • Stays Flexible at Low Temperatures
    • Has a Unique Characteristic that Grips the Surface Against Your Footwear to Prevent it from Sliding Out of Alignment
  • Sole/Heel (colored) material is harder material than upper stretch portion so sole/heel have greater abrasion resistance and durability while upper has greater stretch.
  • Inside of Foot Bed is Dimpled to Prevent the Device from Sliding and Stay in Place
  • Aggressive Tread Pattern is Self-Cleaning and Provides Traction in Snow, Slush and Mud.
  • Wide Straps Provide Large Surface Areas to Keep the Ice Cleats in Place and Properly Aligned
  • Multiple Ridges on the Inside of the Heel Strap Prevents Ice Cleats from Slipping
  • Easy On / Easy Off
    • Patented Dual Pull Tabs
    • Patented Dual Density Construction
    • Uni-Foot Design (No Left... No Right)
  • Versatile
    • Fits Over All Types of Shoes and Boots
    • Provide traction on several slippery conditions
    • Can Be Safely Worn While Driving
  • Patented Open Design
    • Keeps feet cooler than Overshoes
    • Stay Securely on Footwear
    • Lightweight & Compact
  • Bright colors for easy compliance monitoring
  • Sizes: S - XXL
  • Model: JD6625
  • Made in the Taiwan
$42.97 /pr.
AltraGrips-Lite Ice Cleats on Boots
Winter Walking Grip-X Ice Cleats JD3500
Grip-X Side View
Grip-X Front View
Grip-X Back View Showinf Dual Pull Tabs
Grip-X Studs and Tread
Grip-X on Boots
Grip-X
JD3500
$42.97 /pr.
Size:


Quantity:
Ankle Strap Kit*
JD3800
Fits All Sizes
$4.47 /pr.
Quantity:
*Not included in
Volume Discount
Replacement
Spikes*
JD3500-08
5 Spikes
$ 7.97
Quantity:
*Not included in
Volume Discount
Fits Shoe Sizes
(Based on Work Shoes)
Men'sWomen'sFootwear
Length Range
in Inches*
Size
JD3500-XXL
15+---14½" - 15½"XXL
JD3500-XL
13 - 14½---14" < 14½"XL
JD3500-L
10 - 12½12+13¼" < 14"L
JD3500-M
8 - 9½10 - 11½12½" < 13¼"M
JD3500-S
5 - 7½7 -9½10¾" < 12½"S
JD3500-XS
---4½ -6½10" < 10¾"XS
* Measured on the bottom of your shoe or boot from the tip of the toe to the base of the heel.

Sizing Help

There are two methods to select the correct size...
  1. Obviously you can go by the shoe sizes. But the actual size of the shoe or boot can vary greatly for the same foot size. So option 2 below is a better way to select the correct size.
    (OR)
  2. Measure the length of the shoe or boot you want to put the ice cleat on. Then find the size on the sizing chart with the Footwear Length Range that includes the length of your footwear.

Do I need the Ankle Straps?

Winter Walking Ice Cleats fit securely on most shoes and boots and most people do not need or use the Ankle Strap. But if you walk through deep snow (especially wet snow) or mud you should consider the Ankle Strap.

The Ankle Strap also reduces the risk that you would somehow otherwise lose one. Winter Walking Ice Cleats are very comfortable. You may not notice if one is missing until you've traveled some distance or worse yet slip and fall.

Features

  • Easily replaceable, tungsten carbide studs are several times more durable than the carbon steel spikes found on most competing ice cleats and assure years of service.
  • Stud is designed to allow the spikes to remain uniformly sharp throughout the life of the spike. The effectiveness of most competing ice cleats quickly degrades over time.
  • Studs provide traction on both ice and black ice.
  • Well-Distributed Studs assure better contact with ice and especially ruff ice.
  • Patented heel spike allows walking naturally without using any new, special skills.
  • Patented Flat Snap-Ring Stud Mounting Design for reliability and comfort.
  • 1-Piece Molded Proprietary Rubber Compound Straps...
    • are extremely durable;
    • are resistant to chemicals and other contaminants;
    • have No Memory and Never Stretches Out of Shape; and
    • stay flexible at low temperatures.
  • Aggressive tread pattern Provides Traction in Snow and Slush
  • Easy On / Easy Off because...
    • Patented Dual Pull Tabs make it easier to grab hold of the ice cleats while stretching them over your shoes and boots.
    • Patented Dual Density Construction makes it easier to stretch.
    • Uni-Foot Design (No Left... No Right) eliminates the hassle of having to locate the left or right cleat.
  • Versatile because they
    • fit over all types of footwear;
    • provide traction on several slippery surfaces;
    • Low Profile model can be safely worn indoors without damaging most floors; and
    • can be safely worn while driving.
  • Patented Open Design...
    • keeps them securely on footwear.
    • allows them to be lightweight & compact.
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Brand: Winter Walking
  • Manufacturer: Winter Walking (a Jordan David Company)
  • Made in USA
  • Low-Pro Ice Cleats
$ 35.47 /pr.
Winter Walking Low-Pro Ice Cleats JD6610 on Boots
Winter Walking Low-Pro Ice Cleats JD6610 on Boots
Winter Walking Low-Pro Ice Cleats JD6610 Dual Material Construction
Winter Walking Low-Pro Ice Cleats JD6610 Transitional Traction
Winter Walking Low-Pro Ice Cleats JD6610 Front
Winter Walking Low-Pro Ice Cleats JD6610 Back
Winter Walking Low-Pro Ice Cleats JD6610 Side
Man Wearing Low-Pro Ice Cleats
Low-Pro Ice Cleats
Model: JD6610
$ 35.47 /pr.
Size:


Quantity:
Ankle Strap Kit*
JD3800
Fits All Sizes
$4.47 /pr.
Quantity:
*Not included in
Volume Discount
Fits Shoe Sizes
(Based on Work Shoes)
Men'sWomen'sFootwear
Length Range
in Inches*
Size
JD6610-XXL
13½+---13¾" - 14¼"XXL
JD6610-XL
11½ - 13---13" < 13¾"XL
JD6610-L
9½ - 1112+12½" < 13"L
JD6610-M
7 - 99 - 1111½" < 12½"M
JD6610-S
5 - 6½7 - 8½10¾" < 11½"S
* Measured on the bottom of your shoe or boot from the tip of the toe to the base of the heel.

Sizing Help

  1. Obviously you can go by the shoe sizes. But the actual size of the shoe or boot can vary greatly for the same foot size. So option 2 below is a better way to select the correct size.
    (OR)
  2. Measure the length of the shoe or boot you want to put the ice cleat on. Then find the size on the sizing chart with the Footwear Length Range that includes the length of your footwear.

Do I need the Ankle Strap?

Winter Walking Ice Cleats fit securely on most shoes and boots and most people do not need or use the Ankle Strap. But if you walk through deep snow (especially wet snow) or mud you should consider the Ankle Strap.

The Ankle Strap also reduces the risk that you would somehow otherwise lose one. Winter Walking Ice Cleats are very comfortable. You may not notice if one is missing until you've traveled some distance or worse yet slip and fall.

Features

  • You can wear Low-Pro indoors because Transitional Traction Technology Allows both the tread and studs to make contact providing traction on smooth surfaces without damaging most floors.
  • 26 1mm tungsten carbide studs 
    • provide excellent traction on ice and black ice;
    • are more studs than on any other stretch traction device; and
    • are molded in for greater retention, durability and comfort.
  • 1-piece molded proprietary synthetic compound straps 
    • are extremely durable;
    • resistant to chemicals and other contaminants;
    • have no memory and never stretch out of shape;
    • stay flexible at low temperatures; and
    • have a unique characteristic that grips the surface of your footwear to prevent it from slipping out of alignment.
  • Sole/Heel (colored) material is harder material than upper stretch portion so sole/heel have greater abrasion resistance and durability while upper has greater stretch.
  • Foot bed is dimpled to grab the bottom of your shoe ir boot to prevent the device from sliding out of place.
  • Aggressive tread pattern is self-cleaning and provides traction in snow, slush and mud.
  • Multiple ridges on the inside of the heel strap help to prevent ice cleats from slipping off the heel
  • Easy On / Easy Off because... 
    • patented Dual Pull Tabs make it easier to grab hold of the ice cleats while stretching them over your shoes and boots;
    • patented Dual Density Construction makes it easier to stretch; and
    • Uni-Foot Design (No Left... No Right) eliminates the hassle of having to locate the left or right cleat.
  • Versatile because 
    • it fits over all types of shoes and boots;
    • it provides traction in all slippery winter conditions; and
    • it's safe to wear while driving.
  • Patented Open Design 
    • stays securely on footwear; and
    • is lightweight & compact.
  • Bright colors facilitate compliance monitoring.
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Model: JD6610
  • Made in the Taiwan
  • Defining the Unique Problems for Postal Workers
  • Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Ice Cleats
  • Features Common to All My Recommended Ice Cleats
Mail carriers encounter every wintry slippery condition including ice, packed snow, deep snow, slush and black ice. This not only poses an injury hazard but it also slows you down making it more difficult to stay on schedule. Winter Walking ice cleats work in any combination of wintry conditions that allow you to move quickly and safely.
Urban mail delivery presents unique problems when selecting ice cleats. Delivering mail involves constantly going in and out of doors. Traditional ice cleats damage floors or are slippery on hard surfaces like tile, granite of marble. Traditional ice cleats are slippery with metal to metal contact that occurs when stepping on sewer grates, manhole covers and stairs covers. The ice cleats I recommend for Urban Delivery have Transitional Traction whereby both the tread and the stud come in contact with the surface. They won't damage most interior floors and are far less likely to slide on hard surfaces making them ideal for use in the city.

More Studs are Better

Generally speaking, the more studs on the ice cleats the better especially when they're intelligently placed over the entire bottom of the ice cleat. Many ice cleats concentrate the studs in a particular area or just around the periphery. This reduces the chance of the studs coming in contact with the ice especially when the ice is "bumpy" and uneven. Once you lose traction it's tough for the remaining studs to catch hold and get it back.

The Type of Stud is Very Important

Aggressive tungsten-carbide studs are best. Here's why...

Aggressiveness Matters

Obviously the less the surface area of the actual stud against the ice the better it will be able to penetrate the ice. That's a long-winded way of saying sharper is better. This is especially important in very cold temperatures when ice becomes far more dense and on black ice. The effectiveness of spikeless and gritted ice cleats is greatly reduced or totally eliminated on extremely cold, dense ice.

Tungsten carbide spikes are consistently at their sharpest throughout the life of the spike.

The sharpness and effectiveness of many case hardened or carbon steel spike designs become less effective as they wear down.

Tungsten carbide is far more durable than case hardened or carbon steel spikes.

The durability of the spikes is especially important because of the number of hours mail carriers actually use them.

Look for a Heel Spike

High Pro Ice Cleats Heel SpikeThe ice cleats I recommend have a patented heel spike. Think about how you naturally take a step or stride and what hits the ground first. It's your heel, right? Well if there's no spike there at the base of your heel you risk having your leg slide right out in front and from under you and you'll go down. Ice cleats without heel spikes force you to walk more flat-footed. That's not natural... so you have to think about doing it. So you can forget to do it especially if you have to move unexpectedly or in a hurry. Furthermore, if there's one spike on the ice cleat you want to be an aggressive, sharp tungsten carbide spike it's the heel spike. Because there's no other spike to grab hold of the ice if your foot slides forward.

2mm Spikes Tungsten Carbide Spikes

Generally speaking, the longer the stud the better up to a maximum of 2mm for ice cleats designed for walking. Once the get longer than that they themselves become a tripping hazard. The longer spike together with an aggressive self-cleaning tread design is especially important when there's a thin layer of snow on top of the ice that could prevent the stud from making contact with the ice.

Aggressive, Self-Cleaning Treads

Your ice cleats should have an aggressive tread that's good for traction on deeper snow and ice. The tread should be designed to help expel snow and slush that can come between the bottom of your boot and the ice to help those studs to maintain contact with the ice. This is a major problem with spikeless ice cleats with coils which tend to "cake up" in deeper snow.

Stay Firmly on Your Boots and Don't Slide Out of Position

You want them to stay on your boots so you don't walk out of your ice cleats in deeper snow. And you want them to not slide out of position on your footwear so the spikes remain in place.

Safe to Wear While Driving

Make sure the ice cleats you choose don't have straps or other design that could interfere with the safe operation of a vehicle.

They're on ice, deep and packed snow, slush and black ice.

You'll be safer no matter what the wintry mix or how cold the ice. They all have long-lasting tungsten carbide studs, the all-important heel spike, and an aggressive, self-cleaning tread.

They Stay Securely on Your Shoes and Boots

They have advanced, patented features that keep them in place but still easy to put on and take off.

They're All Durable

All recommended ice cleats are heavy-duty with tough, chemical resistant straps and tungsten carbide studs.

They're All Safe to Wear While Driving

You won't have take off and put on ice cleats every time you get in and out of the truck.

They're Affordable

That's because they may initially cost twice as much as the cheaper brands but they keep you several times safer and last several times longer. Continuing thinking about the financial cost, have you actually visited and emergency room lately? It's not like the old days when you showed your insurance card and that was it. The deductibles and copays are out of sight. But more importantly, this not something you want to skimp on. Falling on the ice is very serious business. Many of my customers look for ice cleats after the serious, life-changing injuries have occurred. They'll be the first to tell you that paying a little more for ice cleats that have the best chance of preventing injuries from falling on the ice is the best investment you ever made.