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2.0 out of 5 stars These worked great for 2 weeks before they broke, March 19, 2010
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We have had a very rough winter here at our farm in Northeastern Kansas. Snow, ice, blizzards - you name it, we have had it.
After falling a few times in the walk from the house to the barn, I purchased a pair of YakTrax pro shoe crampons.
Oh, they worked beautifully. I felt safe. I felt secure. I could walk around the farm, checking on animals, without fear of falling.

Now, I walked carefully, I was not incautious. But these worked wonderfully.

Unfortunately, after only two weeks of daily use, the curled wire broke on one of the YakTrax.

I suspect it is because under the snow, under the ice, we have a gravel driveway and a gravel road. These might work fine for you if you stay off any gravel, even though it is under a cover of snow and/or ice. But I don't think they were built for really tough use in a farm situation.

So, if you are only going to use these walking on maybe a paved, snow-covered driveway or sidewalk, or only on your snow-covered lawn, they are probably fine. But if you live out in the country and have a lot of gravel underfoot, don't buy these, as disappointment will soon follow.
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Initial post: Nov 15, 2012 2:22:39 PM PST
honeybee says:
Thank you, Beth. I primarily need a product that is farm friendly, and I was wondering if Yak Trax would hold up.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 6:23:33 AM PST
Did you contact Yak Trax? How was their customer service? It seems possible that the pair you had may have had a defect of some sort... It would be very disappointing if you had the same experience two pairs in a row!

Also curious, have you tried anything else?

Happy holidays!

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 4:46:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2014 5:00:42 PM PST
Penina says:
Hi Beth, I'm wondering how the wires could be affected if they never came into contact with the gravel, since it's covered by ice or snow (if I understand you correctly). I'm wondering, like Michael, whether you contacted the company, as they could have been a defective pair. I've used my pair here in the city, which has much gravel and dirt on the streets after the snows; so far, so good. I wear mine on a sturdy pair of hiking boots and secure with the strap over the top. I'm so glad I have them; walking my dog this winter has been so dangerous over the ice, I fell 5 times before using the Yaktrax! Now I'm totally secure.

But they may be a different model; mine are "Yaktrax Pro Traction Cleats for Snow and Ice" (also on Amazon) and might be stronger than the "Walker Foot Traction". Maybe not -- but different models are of varying strength and durability. Might be useful to check with the company directly.
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