User Review: Kahtoola Microspikes
Price Paid: $60
I have been using the same pair of Micro-Spikes for four years now — winter on icy roads, trails and alpine windswept ridges. In spring or during winter thaws I wear them in areas where there may be mixed ice and mud. The great thing there is they never clog up and only rarely have they balled up snow on the bottom of my boot or shoe.
- Light weight
- Tough, stretchy rubber upper let you wear them on any shoe or boot
- They are tough. Used in boulder fields, around sharp ice and nothing seems to cut the rubber
- Price at $60 turns some people off.
One pair will fit all your winter shoes or boots.
They are stretchy rubber so they mold to the shoe or boot and you can hardly feel that they are there.
The 'spikes' and chains provide the kind of traction without fail that you can trust your safety and sanity too.
Since they are very stretchy they are easy on and easy off when you need them. They bundle up into a blob no bigger than a baseball so they are easy to carry in a pack or even in a pocket.
I have used them on icy parking lots and road surfaces, crossing or walking on frozen streams and rivers as well as in climbing-scrambling situations on ridges and summits where crampons would not have been the better choice.