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Yaktrax Walker Traction Cleats for Snow and Ice,Glow,Small

Posted by admin | Adventure | Wednesday 27 October 2010 12:57 pm
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Yaktrax Walker Traction Cleats for Snow and Ice,Glow,Small

  • Thermal plastic outer band -durable to -41 degrees
  • Abrasion resistant 1.2mm steel coils with zinc coating for rust prevention
  • Highly elastic outer band - allows product to adapt to all footwear
  • Lightweight & spikeless design, ensures safe and easy use

The Yaktrax Walker is designed for people who are looking for an easy-to-use, lightweight traction device for their shoes. The Walker is the original version of Yaktrax and is ideal for pedestrians, the elderly, business people or anyone who want gre

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List Price: $ 20.00

Price: $ 12.00

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  1. Comment by Dude — October 27, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    Review by Dude for Yaktrax Walker Traction Cleats for Snow and Ice,Glow,Small
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    I am a pretty tough grader on stuff like this and have nothing to lose or gain in any of my reviews. We have had a lot of snow and subsequent ice in our area over the last month. My street and drive are ice covered at least 1-2 inches thick and then it melts on top of the ice and it is impossible to stand up. I purchased the Yaktrax and let me tell you, they are worth every penny. I did not get the Pro model because I didn’t know if I would like them. When I first got them I tied to go for a walk down the driveway with my regular New Balance running shoes (no Yaktrax) and could barely stand up… Kept sliding without even walking. Went back in the house and put the Yaktrax over my running shoes and went back outside. I was able to walk across the ice like it wasn’t even there. I felt like I probably could run on the ice if I wanted, but didn’t want to push it. I don’t know how the Yaktrax will be in deep snow, but then you probably wouldn’t need them there anyway. But on ice, they are super! I read some previous reviews that said they had problems with breakage. I make sure that the rubber bands are pulled high up onto the shoe and try to have the rubber bands on the bottom go between any grooves that I have on the bottom of the shoe. This is a long winded review to a low cost item but I wanted to make sure it gets the review that it deserves.

  2. Comment by A. Willard — October 27, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

    Review by A. Willard for Yaktrax Walker Traction Cleats for Snow and Ice,Glow,Small
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    Having had two pairs myself and having gifted another four pairs, I can say that Yaktrax Walkers are a good idea but one poorly executed. Spiral wires are held in place by a frame of elasticized plastic. The plastic is quite fragile and the problem occurs because the wires aren’t long enough to cover the entire expanse of the shoe’s sole (which would prevent chafing of the plastic with the roadway). Too soon the plastic chafes and breaks - never a full winter of use, in my experience. Before they chafe through, they are excellent. I would recommend that anyone ignoring my review, pay the extra that the Pro model costs because sooner or later you will almost certainly walk out of the standard (strapless) model and lose it before you know that it’s gone.

  3. Comment by MoxieMozo — October 27, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

    Review by MoxieMozo for Yaktrax Walker Traction Cleats for Snow and Ice,Glow,Small
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    This product is okay on packed snow, but it tends to fall off your foot, especially in unpacked snow. I wasted a lot of time hunting for them again and again, so I got a size smaller to see if that would solve the problem, but then they broke after just a few uses from being stretched too much. In addition, the coils do not grip well on smooth ice and makes walking on hard floors a real slip-and-fall hazard if you forget to take them off when entering a home or business. I switched to Get-A-Grip ice cleats and have found them to be much safer on both packed snow and ice.

  4. Comment by William S. Grigsby — October 27, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

    Review by William S. Grigsby for Yaktrax Walker Traction Cleats for Snow and Ice,Glow,Small
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    in an othewise mighty cold first year in Ohio after moving here from Calif. Snow, sleet, ice - nothing could stop me (or my wife) when we slipped the yaktrax over our admittedly wimpy warm weather shoes. Even tromping up and down our 45 degree slope driveway covered in ice at 9 degrees was slipless.

    Oh yeah, and at 60 years old, you start paying attention to these sorts of things.

    Yaktrax are a great buy - and the dayglow orange and lime colors make them easy to spot in the messiest mudroom!

  5. Comment by Michael Dennison — October 27, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    Review by Michael Dennison for Yaktrax Walker Traction Cleats for Snow and Ice,Glow,Small
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    Yaktrax’s are unbeatable. They give the greatest traction in all icy conditions. I run a high mountain camp and have tried many ice traction devises. In icy conditions, CAUTION, is always the most important factor, no matter what the devise. In walking indoors all devises can be hazardous, it depends on the care you use while walking. My staff and I have used Yaktrax’s for years. For inside staff, regular Yaktrax’s are the best. They put them on to walk from their cabin or car to the office and pop them off once inside. For my outside staff, the Yaktrax Pro’s can’t be beat. They are rugged and don’t ware out. The strap over the front of the boot keeps them in place in most situations. When coming inside it is best and easiest to slip the boots off and to step into indoor shoes. For long Life - take a little time - when putting “Trax’s” on, make sure they slip into the grooves in the soles of the boots and if the end of a spring starts to catch, use a pair of pliers to squeeze it back into place. The Yaktrax Pro’s I have on now have lasted me for three years and counting.

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