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Traditional Ice Cleats are Impractical for Many Municipal Workers

Ice Cleats for Delivery Drivers

Municipality workers, and anyone living in or commuting into the city, are constantly going in and out of doors and on and off mass transit. Using traditional Ice Cleats is impractical because they must be removed before going indoors or on mass transit. City workers Ice Cleats have to be removed because sharp spikes can

  • damage floors;
  • be slippery on hard smooth surfaces like tile, marble or granite, and metal steps; and
  • Spike-less Ice Cleats with wound steel coils won't damage floors, but are extremely slippery on smooth non-ice covered surfaces.

Many job descriptions for people working for Municipalities involve driving and constantly getting in and out of trucks, vans, and cars; as well as going in and out of doors must remove Ice Cleats. Constantly having to remove and put on Ice Cleats adds another level on inconvenience because you have to remove most Ice Cleats before driving. Ice Cleats must be removed before driving because the sharp studs can penetrate pedals and straps snag impeding rapid movement between pedals. Therefore, you have to take your Ice Cleats off before getting in your car and put them back on when you get out.

Non-Ice and Snow Covered Utility Hole CoverNon-Ice and Snow Covered Sewer Grate

City living presents unique hazards for people wearing ordinary Ice Cleats. Utility hole covers and typically not covered with ice and snow because of heat rising from below. The same is true for sewer grates. Cities made many streets using bricks or stones that have become smooth and polished over time. Just as spiked, and especially spike-less steel coil, Ice Cleats are slippery on smooth indoor surfaces, the same is true on these outdoor hazards. However, these outdoor hazards are worse. The outdoor city hazards are more dangerous because when you step on them when stepping off a curb or while crossing the street you not only fall but expose your legs to traffic as they slip forward and out from under you.

Ice Cleats with studs can be slippery on metal surfaces. Slip hazards of hard, smooth surfaces are especially true for Spikeless Ice Cleats with wound steel coils. Therefore, the steps entering and exiting the snow removal truck are hazardous unless the driver waits to put their Ice Cleats on after they're on the ground. However, waiting to put Ice Cleats on until drivers are on the ground makes that first step on to the ground extremely dangerous on ice and snow.

Many well-rated Ice Cleats are not effective on all slippery winter surfaces. The key to traction on ice is penetration. Many Ice Cleats become less effective in frigid temperatures because ice is denser than at higher temperatures and the spike design is not aggressive enough to penetrate the ice. This shortcoming is especially true for spikeless Ice Cleats with coils.

Ice Cleats without aggressive self-cleaning treads are ineffective in loose snow, and debris can build up on the bottom of the Ice Cleats preventing studs or coils from contacting the ice. Aggressive treads are also crucial when a thin layer of snow covers ice and black ice. Aggressive treads increase that the studs make contact with the ice and black ice under that thin layer of snow.

Winter Walking Ice Cleats with Transitional Traction Keep Municipal Workers Safe and Productive

Transitional Traction Ice Cleats are ideal for Social Services, Health & Welfare, Public Transportation, Inspectors, Police, EMTs, or anyone frequently going in and out of doors or getting into and out of vehicles.

Full-Sole Studded Transitional Ice Cleats

Full-Sole Ice Cleats reduce the risk of ice-related injuries far better than Heel-Only Ice Cleats especially on uneven, "bumpy" ice. If your city doesn't have restrictions regarding Full-Sole shoe attachments while driving, Winter Walking LOW-PRO is your best choice. Here's why.

26 aggressive, durable 1mm Tungsten Carbide studs minimally extend beyond the Ice Cleat's self-cleaning tread making them safer to wear

  • while driving because 1mm studs will not penetrate or grab on to the pedals;
  • inside the truck, van or car; when stepping on truck running boards; and on most indoor floors. These Ice Grips are safer because of when the driver places weight on the Ice Grip, both the studs and the tread make contact with the ground. (You would not wear them on finished wooden floors.); and
  • lastly, LOW-PRO provides better traction on sewer grates, utility hole covers, stone, tile, or brick surfaces that are fall hazards for people using ordinary Ice Cleats.

LOW-PRO are practical Ice Cleats city workers will use. Furthermore, employees will be more productive because they'll be able move faster across slippery ground.

Note: Ice Cleats with Transitional Traction provide excellent traction on ice, packed and loose snow, slush, and black ice. However, if you encounter icy conditions on steep, icy hills, consider HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats (shown later on this page) in addition to LOW-PROs. HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats have even more aggressive 2mm studs. However, you have to remove them before going indoors. Therefore, you would wear the LOW-PRO Ice Grips throughout the day. Use the HIGH-PRO for the worst situations or don't frequently go in and out of doors.

$ 39.95  /pr.
Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats JD6610 on Boots
Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats on Boots
Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats Dual Material
Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats Transitional Traction
Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats Front
Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats Back
Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats Side
Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats Inside View
LOW-PRO is my top recommendation. If you don't mind the bright color, these are the Ice Cleats to get for city living. Most people don't care about the color. But if the color matters, scroll down to find AltraGrips-Lite Low Profile Ice Cleats.

AltraGrips-Lite are also available in XS.
Buy Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats
JD6610
39.95 /pr.
LOW-PRO Sizing Chart
Fits Shoe Sizes
Based of Steel Tip Shoes
Men's Women's Footwear Length Range
in Inches*
Size
13½---13¾" - 14¼"XXL
11½ - 13---13" ‹ 13¾"XL
9½ - 1112+12½" ‹ 13"L
7 - 99 - 1111½" ‹ 12½" M
5 - 6½7 - 8½10¾" ‹ 11½"S
*Measured on the bottom of your shoe or boot from the tip of the sole to the base of the heel.

Buy Ankle Strap Kit JD3800*
Fits All Sizes
$4.47 /pr.
*Not included in Volume Discount

LOW-PRO Ice Cleats Demo Video

 
Aggregate Review
Aggregate Ratings
4.86 / 5
Based on 7 Reviews
Overall Satisfaction?
4.86
Safe to walk on indoor floors?
4.14
Easy to put on and take Off?
4.57
How well do they stay on your footwear?
4.57
Safe to wear while driving?
4.43
Quality of materials and workmanship?
4.71

Full-Sole Gritted Non-Sparking, Non-Conductive Transitional Ice Cleats Ideal for Hauling Volatile Liquids, Gases, and for Refueling Operations

Most Municipalities do not need nor should they consider Gritted Ice Cleats. Gritted Ice Cleats are for special applications like delivery of flammable gases, liquids, explosives, use in around grain elevators, and in refueling operations. Gritted Ice Cleats are far less effective at preventing slipping on ice than studded Ice Cleats and become even less effective as temperatures drop and ice becomes denser.
However, Winter Walking GRIPS-LITE® are the longest-lasting Gritted Ice Cleats because they use self-renewing aluminum oxide bands. Beware of Ice Cleats that are spark-resistive which means they probably won't spark. Ask the guy handling propane or explosives if "it probably won't cause a spark" is OK.
39.95 /pr.
GRIPS-LITE JD6612 on Boots
Winter Walking GRIPS-LITE JD6612 on Boots
Winter Walking GRIPS-LITE JD6612 Closeup
Winter Walking GRIPS-LITE JD6612 Front
Winter Walking GRIPS-LITE 6612 Side
Winter Walking GRIPS-LITE 6612 Back

Buy GRIPS-LITE 6612

39.95 /pr.
Fits Shoe Sizes
Based of Steel Tip Shoes
Men's Women's Footwear Length Range
in Inches*
Size
13½---13¾" - 14¼"XXL
11½ - 13---13" ‹ 13¾"XL
9½ - 1112+12½" ‹ 13"L
7 - 99 - 1111½" ‹ 12½" M
5 - 6½7 - 8½10¾" ‹ 11½"S
*Measured on the bottom of your shoe or boot from the tip of the sole to the base of the heel.



Buy GRIPS-LITE Ankle Strap Kit JD3800*

Fits All Sizes
$4.47 /pr.
*Not included in Volume Discount
Scroll down this page to find Features, Benefits, Applications and more that make GRIPS-LITE are your best choice for gritted footwear.

Transitional Heel-Only Ice Cleats

Heel-Only Ice Cleats eliminate any possibility that the Ice Cleat straps could in any way impede your ability to react quickly in an emergency while driving. However, that assurance comes with a cost. Heel-only Ice Cleats do not protect you as well as Full-Sole Ice Cleats. It's important that at least one aggressive stud make contact with the ice to prevent slipping. The more studs penetrating a gripping the ice the better the chance you won't slip. Ask any NASCAR driver. They'll tell you that once you lose traction, it's hard to get it back.
Heel-Only Ice Cleats force you to walk more flat-footed, so the studs remain in contact with the ice. Winter Walking LOW-PRO HEEL™ Ice Cleats use 1mm tungsten carbide studs the same as the Full-Sole Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats shown earlier on this page. Therefore, you can walk on most indoor floors with damaging them or worrying about slipping on hard, smooth floors. LOW-PRO HEEL are also the best Heel-Only Ice Cleats for Cities because they provide better traction on sewer grates and utility hole covers.
34.95 /pr.LOW-PRO HEEL Ice Cleats
LOW-PRO HEEL Ice Cleats
LOW-PRO HEEL Ice Cleats Studs and Tread
LOW-PRO HEEL Ice Cleats Transitional Traction
LOW_PRO HEEL Ice Cleats Side
LOW_PRO HEEL Ice Cleats Back
Buy LOW-PRO Heel JD310
34.95 /pr.
LOW-PRO HEEL Sizing Chart
Men's Women's Size
16½+---XXL
12½ - 16---XL
9½ - 12 11½+L
6½ - 98½ - 11M
---6 - 8S



Buy LOW-PRO HEEL Bulky Boot Strap Extender*
JD255
Fits All Sizes
5.00 /pr.
LOW-PRO HEEL Replacement Straps*
JD256
Fits All Sizes
$5.00 /pr.
*Not included in
Volume Discount
*Not included in Volume Discount

Winter Walking Ice Cleats for Maximum Traction

Heel-Only Aggressive Ice Cleats

Aggressive Heel Cleats are ideal for Snow Trucks and Sanitation Workers where going in and out of doors is infrequent.

Like the LOW-PRO HEEL Ice Cleats, Winter Walking HEEL-GRIPS and completely safe to wear while driving. The difference is that HEEL-GRIPS have 2mm tungsten carbide studs instead of the 1mm studs found on the LOW-PRO HEEL. The advantage is that they provide better grip on the ice.
The disadvantage of wearing HEEL-GRIPS is that HEEL-GRIPS must be removed before going indoors because they will either damage floors or be slippery on hard smooth surfaces. Therefore I would recommend HEEL-GRIPS for Municipality Workers not frequently going in and out of doors.
34.95 /pr.Winter Walking JD325 HEEL-GRIPS Heel Ice Cleats on Boots
HEEL-GRIPS Ice Cleats JD325 on Boots
HEEL-GRIPS Ice Cleats JD325 Bottom
HEEL-GRIPS Ice Heel Ice Cleats JD325 Closeup
HEEL-GRIPS Ice Cleats JD325 Side
HEEL-GRIPS Ice Cleats JD325 Back
Buy Winter Walking HEEL-GRIPS JD325
34.95 /pr.
LOW-PRO HEEL Sizing Chart
Men's Women's Size
16½+---XXL
12½ - 16---XL
9½ - 12 11½+L
6½ - 98½ - 11M
---6 - 8S



Buy Winter Walking HEEL-GRIPS Bulky Boot Strap Extender*
JD255
Fits All Sizes
5.00 /pr.


HEEL GRIPS Replacement Straps*
JD256
Fits All Sizes
$5.00 /pr.
*Not included in
Volume Discount
*Not included in Volume Discount
HEEL GRIPS Ice Cleats Demo Video

Full-Sole Aggressive Ice Cleats

I recommend HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats for non-typical situations where maximum traction is a necessity. This might include snow removal personnel where most of the time is spent outdoors and they're not constantly getting into and out of vehicles.
I would recommend wearing the LOW-PRO or LOW-PRO HEEL until drivers are on the ground and then changing into the HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats while still wearing the LOW-PRO Ice Cleats.
Buy HIGH-PRO JD6625
39.95 /pr.
HIGH-PRO Sizing Chart
Fits Shoe Sizes
Based of Steel Tip Shoes
Men's Women's Footwear Length Range
in Inches*
Size
13½---13¾" - 14¼"XXL
11½ - 13---13" ‹ 13¾"XL
9½ - 1112+12½" ‹ 13"L
7 - 99 - 1111½" ‹ 12½" M
5 - 6½7 - 8½10¾" ‹ 11½"S
*Measured on the bottom of your shoe or boot from the tip of the sole to the base of the heel.
Buy Ankle Strap Kit JD3800*
Fits All Sizes
$4.47 /pr.
*Not included in Volume Discount
HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats Demo Video
HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats Demo Video
Aggregate Ratings
5.00 / 5
Based on 3 Reviews
Overall Satisfaction?
5.00
Easy to put on and take Off?
5.00
How well do they stay on your footwear?
4.67
Safe to wear while driving?
0.00
Quality of materials and workmanship?
5.00
Quality of materials and workmanship?
100%

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Find the Best Ice Cleats for Activities

Choose Ice Cleats Based on Convenience
  • Looking for the most 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; choose
Winter Walking HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats$ 39.95/pr.
Winter Walking HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats JD6625
  • Looking for ultra-convenient Ice Cleats you can safely wear on most indoor floors and while driving;
  • Using Ice Cleats in the city or for commuting; and
  • Lastly, unable or unwilling to remove your Ice Cleats before going indoors; choose
Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats$ 39.95/pr.
Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats JD6625
  • 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

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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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