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rated 5 of 5 stars Well worth having for any type of hiking! I use these 100% of the time and they are a necessity for winter hikes. The Microspikes are not only a necessity but imitation spikes absolutely do not hold up to these. The benefit of having these on during a winter hike or even just around the campsite is tremendous. I suggest everyone has a pair and don't debate whether you should wear them or not, just put them on! Great product. Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars The Microspikes are incredibly handy, easy to put on and take off. When they are on the snow, ice, scree are no problem nor do they slow down your hike. I never had a pair of track shoes or spikes, so I didn't know what to expect. I knew I had to get something because with only my hiking shoes on hard snow and ice I was sliding and falling. I had no traction nor was I having a good time on winter hikes. Even hiking in scree I had traction problems. Several hikers I was with suggested getting traction… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars In northern Vermont, our "between seasons" hikes can be marked by variable conditions, including frozen ground, ice, glazed snow, or anything else Mother Nature throws at ice. Footing can be quite treacherous, even on local trail networks; the Kahtoola Microspikes have allowed us to hike longer hikes, more challenging hikes, and in conditions where without the spikes, we would have stayed at home. The spikes are easy to put on; back is marked clearly, and the front has a bar (though sometimes I… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars Easy to put on, good traction in snow and ice, stays put. I love to hike during the winter. What I don't love is falling on the ice. Almost every time I have hiked in snow and ice, I have slipped onto my butt at least once. That is until I purchased the The Kahtoola MICROspikes. My first time out on them, I had to pave a trail in the newly fallen snow. Not so bad until I got to the steep part. The Kahtoola spikes kept me from slipping even once. I love how easy the rubber upper attaches to my Ahnu… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome traction, stay put, fit varying footwear. I wear these on everything from backpacking boots to my minimalist trail runners.  I have run trails on hardpacked snow and ice and they have impressed me with their traction and how well they stay were you put them.  I have great traction on everything from mud and slush to hardpacked snow and ice. They are hardly noticeable on your feet as far as weight goes.   The only downside is that snow will ball up on the balls of your feet if its the… Full review

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Kahtoola Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Winter Traction: An Introduction to Snowshoes and Crampons
The biggest difference between three-season and winter hiking is the walking surface. Snow and ice require traction aids such as snowshoes, microspikes, or crampons. Here's an overview of the options. Read more
December 6, 2011

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January 22, 2010

Outdoor Retailer: Snowshoes
We tested some of the top snowshoes available at the All-Mountain Demo, the intro to Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2010. Read more
January 21, 2010

Outdoor Retailer: Kahtoola FLIGHTdeck TS
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January 24, 2008

Kahtoola FLIGHTsystem: Step-In Snowshoes
The Kahtoola FLIGHTsystem, integrated overboots and snowshoe decks, offers winter trail runners and hikers a warm, dry, and binding-free alternative to traditional snowshoes. Read more
February 21, 2007


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