Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System
|Price:||$62.95 - $69.95|
- Sizing for running shoes/hiking boots: [X-Small-Youth 1-4] [Small-Youth 4.5-7, Women 5.5-8.5] [Medium-Women 8.5+,Men 7-10.5] [Large-Men 10.5-14] [X-Large-Men 14-16]
- Sizing for insulated boots: [Medium-Women 7.5-10, Men 6-8.5] [Large - Women 10-12.5,Men 8.5-11] [X-Large-Men 11-13.5]
- 3/8" spikes are constructed of hardened stainless steel for maximum durability
- Tough elastomer shoe harness secures easily without straps and provides a snug and secure fit
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Top Customer Reviews
What made me buy these were an injury to my wife, one year, she slipped on top of concrete stairs in front of an commercial building entrance that was neglected and not salted, tumbled down the concrete stairs, injuring her sciatic nerve and nearly paralyzing her lower body. When that accident hit close to home and we witnessed the after effects of it, we decided to be more careful. You can go through your whole life without a serious fall but if a serious fall does occur, it can change your life drastically. This opened our eyes and we would be foolish to not do anything to avoid it if possible, going forward.
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A good purchase I think.
The first time I ran with them, all was well because there was a some fresh snow. But when I was running on icy surfaces (which these were designed for given the huge spikes), I was motoring along in blissful ignorance until I headed downhill heel-first. My leg shot out from under me since no metal came in contact with the ice. It scared me to death!
If you look at the pic here, you will easily see the dangerous hole in coverage.
To avoid slipping, I had to run downhill landing either flatfooted or on my toes to make sure I stick to the ground. Frightening.
I plan on modifying my kahtoolas with an extra wire pulling the chains closer together base of the heel like what was done at the toe.
I cannot believe that this hole in coverage was not addressed earlier. Unless of course, the primary users/designers don't really run on icy mountains but rather on flat crusty trails. Yet, given the huge spikes and aggressive appearance, it's too bad that the heel is so unprotected given that almost every step downhill lands on or near the heel. Oh, but uphill, these things scream.
But looking at the picture of the spikes while I write this, I wonder if I put them on backwards it would help since the extra wire connector at the toe was likely a fix from lack of coverage on that end of the shoe.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My first review was rejected for using a country of origin name. However, the shipping packaging was from that country. These are knock offs, they are not Kahtoola Microspikes. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Paula Gagnon
I returned these because there is a newer, improved model. Seems kind of shady that this was not made clear in the description, and there isn't even a discount on this older model.Published 16 days ago by Abby K.
These are the best traction devices! A little bit heavier than yaktrax, but worth it for serious winter or alpine adventures.Published 23 days ago by RJKB
Makes my boots really heavy. Slips off the shoe and has to be adjusted many times throughout the day. Also, the rubber started to tear on the first use. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Dee
Excellent product. I have worn these micro spikes on several winter hikes. Great job on the ice. Easy to put on and take off. I would highly recommend this product.Published 1 month ago by RENEE
These things are great. I'm an avid winter hiker and they work very well on all but the steepest trails. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brian Sniatkowski
A must have for winter hiking in the mountains when snowshoes aren't needed, but traction is!Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Warmke
I bought a pair of these about a year ago for icy paths, and since then they have not left my Search and Rescue boots. Read morePublished 2 months ago by al tishal oti