Ice Cleats for Senior Citizens and the Elderly

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Why Senior Citizens Need the Best Ice Cleats
Getting caught unprepared on an icy sidewalk is a nightmare for seniors because the consequences from a fall are so serious.
Ice Cleats Expert Nolan Noecker
"No Ice Cleats can absolutely guarantee you won't fall on ice. I can only recommend Ice Cleats I sincerely believe are the best to minimize your risk of falling given your unique circumstances. Our goal is to manage your risk and reduce your worry so you'll be able to function and "live your life" during the winter months.
Buying the right Ice Cleats can be very confusing. I'm uniquely qualified to help you choose Ice Cleats because I'm a senior myself with almost two decades of experience recommending Ice Cleats to businesses and individuals.
There is no perfect solution for seniors. However, there is a best solution for you. Call me at 610-670-2549. I'll ask you a couple of questions and make sure you get the Ice Cleats that keep you the safest. If ordering online is a hassle for you, I can also take your order over the phone."
Best Ice Cleats for Seniors who have physical problems putting on and removing Ice Cleats. You can put them on when you leave your home and take them off when you return because they're
Winter Walking
Winter Walking LOW-PRO Ice Cleats
39.95 /pr.
These Ice Cleats have the same advantages as the LOW-PRO but
  • have fewer studs; less aggressive treads; and
  • are less durable.
However, they're your best choice if you wear an XS or very large shoe size. Many people choose these Ice Cleats because of the bright orange color of the LOW-PRO.
These Ice Cleats give you the best possible traction on ice and all winter slick surfaces. These are the best Ice Cleats for Seniors who do not
  • have problems putting Ice Cleats on and taking them off;
  • care about wearing Ice Cleats indoors and while driving; and
  • finally, live or work in the city.

Ice Cleats are Crucial for Senior Citizens

No One Ice Cleat is Best for All Seniors

The common goal for all Senior Citizens is fall prevention. But choosing the best Ice Cleats can't be generalized because the best choice depends on

  • how much risk of falling you're willing to assume for the sake of convenience;
  • your physical capabilities and limitations including
    • your ability to bend over to put on and take off your Ice Cleats;
    • weakness in your hands that make it difficult to put Ice Cleats on your shoes and boots;
  • where you live (urban, suburban, or rural);
  • extenuating circumstances including
    • icy stairs, or
    • you live on a steep hill;
  • physical limitations like
    • arthritis;
    • recovery from surgeries or broken bones; and
  • the activities they plan to do while wearing Ice Cleats.

We'll take all the above into consideration in recommending the best Ice Cleats for your unique situation.

Recommended Ice Cleats Common Features Important to Seniors

All recommended Ice Cleats

  • Aggressive, well-positioned Tungsten Carbide Studs provide excellent traction on ice including black ice and remain effective in frigid temperatures. Well-distributed spikes assure that at least one stud contacts the ice on uneven surfaces.
  • Patented Heel Spikes and spikes positioned close to the front of the Ice Cleat allow you to walk naturally. That's because your heel is the first thing to strike the ground when you take a natural step and the front of your footwear is the last as you push off.
  • Dual Pull Tabs - You can use two hands to stretch the Ice Cleat over your boots and shoes. Dual Pull Tabs are especially useful for people with weakness in their hands or who have arthritis.
  • Dual Density Construction - The straps are thinner in non-wear areas so they're easier to stretch over shoes and boots.
  • Aggressive Self-Cleaning Treads - provide traction in loose snow. The Self-Cleaning feature prevents snow and debris from building up on the bottom of your shoe and boot that would prevent the studs from contacting the ice.
  • Dual Material Design - The treads are molded using a harder material for greater wear and stud retention. (Does not include AltraGrips-Lite Low Profile.)
  • Industry Leading Strap Design - Keeps your Ice Cleats securely on you footwear.

Falls on Ice are Serious for Senior Citizens

According to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society:
  • Falling is the leading cause of accidental death and a sixth leading cause of deaths in older people > 65 in the United States.
  • Approximately 20% of falls in older people require emergency medical attention, 30% to 50% of these result in hospitalization.
  • 5% to 10% of falls in older people result in serious soft tissue damage, 3% to 5% in skeletal fracture, and 1% to 2% in hip fracture.
  • A fall precedes 90% of hip fractures and 25% to 40% of vertebral compression fractures.
  • If a person has low bone mineral density, the risk of hip fracture resulting from a fall is tripled.
  • The personal, family, and societal consequences of fractures in older people, particularly hip fracture, can be devastating. Therefore, fall prevention is an important facet of any osteoporotic fracture reduction scheme.
According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 million Americans are injured, and 17,000 people die as a result of slip and fall injuries every year. Obviously slips and falls on ice and snow is a significant reason.

Ice Cleats Improve Seniors' Quality of Life

Ice cleats provide more freedom of movement and keep you healthier. Many seniors confine themselves to their homes during the winter months because of the fear of slipping on the ice. They miss family events, important doctor and dentist appointments, and often can't get to the drug store to pick up prescriptions.

Aren't Yaktrax Great for Seniors?

More seniors buy Yaktrax than any other Ice Cleat. Yaktrax are easy to put on and are very adaptable to most type of footwear. However, Yaktrax are only suitable for seniors under certain conditions.

You must be physically able and mentally willing to remove Yaktrax before walking on any smooth, dry, hard surface. That's because the wound steel coils are extremely slippery on those surfaces. These type of surfaces include floors found in grocery stores, drug stores, the post office, or in most retail stores.

You should not drive while wearing Yaktrax because the straps can impeded movement between control pedals.

You should not use Yaktrax if you walk on

  • steep icy sidewalks or driveways, and
  • surfaces covered with sand or loose gravel.

Don't choose Yaktrax if you regularly experience extremely cold temperatures. That's because Yaktrax coils rely on hundreds of non-aggressive edges to grip ice that become less effective in frigid temperatures when ice is denser.

Avoid using Yaktrax in the city because the coils are slippery on sewer grates, utility hole covers, in stations, and on the steps and floors on mass transit.

MSRP  $20.00
18.00 /pr.
Yaktrax Walk on Boots
***Colors have been eliminated for 2019. I have a few left.***

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MSRP  $30.00
28.97 /pr.
Yaktrax Pro on Boots
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Note: Yaktrax Pro and more durable than Yaktrax Walk. However, some seniors may have problems stretching the Pro's stronger straps over their footwear making the Yaktrax Walk a better choice.
Seniors enjoying the outdoors in winter.
Don't let winter hold you hostage in your home. Get the right Ice Cleats to protect you. Then go outside and enjoy yourself!

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.
  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.

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.  
LOW-PRO Sizing Chart
LOW-PRO Sizing Chart
Fits Shoe Sizes
Based of Steel Tip Shoes
Men's Women's Footwear Length Range
in Inches*
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.
AltraGrips-Lite Sizing Chart
Fits Shoe Sizes
Based of Steel Tip Shoes
Men's Women's Footwear Length Range
in Inches*
15+---14½" - 15½"XXL
13 - 14½---14" - 14½"XL
10 - 12½12+13¼" ‹ 14"L
8 - 9½10 - 11½12½" ‹ 13¼"M
5 - 7½7 - 9½10¾" ‹ 12½" S
---4½ - 6½10" ‹ 10¾"XS
*Measured on the bottom of your shoe or boot from the tip of the sole to the base of the heel.
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

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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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Ice Cleats and Shoe Attachment Volume Discounts

Your discounts are Here's how the Volume Discount shows in your cart. This example shows a 10% discount. Your actual discount will depend upon my current discount policy and the quantity purchased.
Ice Cleats Volume Discounts

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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.

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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