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Best Ice Cleats for Transportation and Trucking

There is no one best Ice Cleat for Transportation, Trucking Companies, and Freight Carriers because the selection depends on

  • long-haul vs. short-haul trucking and shuttle drivers;
  • balancing the risk of safe driving vs. injuries from slipping on ice;
  • the physical limitations of a particular driver; and
  • lastly, the duties performed by different employees in the Trucking Company including those who
    • drive;
    • work in the warehouse / loading dock;
    • refueling; and
    • those who perform yard checks.
Read this page to discover the best Ice Cleats for each category. If you still have questions, call me at 610-670-2549 for expert advice. Together we'll keep your employees safer and minimize lost time accidents resulting from slipping on ice and snow.

Traditional Ice Cleats are Impractical for Truck Drivers

Traditional Ice Cleats, are not practical for most truck drivers because aggressive spikes
  • Penetrate the rubber pedal covers and possibly impede the rapid movement between pedals in an emergency.
  • Can be slippery on steps when the driver enters or exits the cab depending upon the material used for the steps (metal to metal contact). Competing Ice Cleats with wound steel coils are especially slippery on steps or any flat, smooth non-ice or snow-covered surface. Therefore, the driver either has to
    • wait until after they've stepped down on to the ice to put Ice Cleats on therefore risking slipping on the ice as they step down, or
    • put Ice Cleats on before exiting the cab reducing the risk of slipping stepping down on to the ice but increasing the risk slipping on the step.
  • Traditional Ice Cleats have to be removed before going indoors because the aggressive studs will damage floors or are slippery on dry, smooth hard floors.
  • Many highly-rated Ice Cleats are not effective on all slippery winter surfaces especially on black ice commonly found around transportation centers.

Winter Walking Ice Cleats with Transitional Traction Are Ideal for Truck Drivers and Loading Dock Personnel

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 company 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 pedals; and
  • when stepping on cab entry steps and 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 interior wooden floors.)

LOW-PRO are practical Ice Cleats Truck Drivers will use. Furthermore, drivers 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 occasional deliveries on steep, icy hills, consider HIGH-PRO Ice Cleats (shown later on this page) in addition to LOW-PROs. HIGH-PRO Ice Grips have even more aggressive 2mm studs. However, you would have to remove them before going indoors. Therefore, you would wear the LOW-PRO Ice Grips throughout the day and use the HIGH-PRO for the worst situations.

$ 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

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

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

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 long-haul truckers or any driver 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. An example might include putting on chains. I would recommend wearing the LOW-PRO or LOW-PRO HEEL until the driver is on the ground and then changing into the HIGH-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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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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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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