User Review: Kahtoola Microspikes
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $65
Awesome traction, stay put, fit varying footwear.
- Fit well
- Stay put
- Snow will ball up in right conditions
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 right conditions. This has only happened to me once when the temp was right around 32 degrees on fresh powder. Other than that they are great.
If there was a way to stop the snow balling in those rare conditions these would be the ideal traction aid, but it sucks to have to stomp your feet every few steps to stop from walking on a tennis ball sized wad of snow under your feet.