Yaktrax Traction Cleats help you to keep moving forward in the dead of winter. It only makes sense—if your car needs chains to get the needed traction to keep you moving in icy and winter conditions, then wouldn’t your shoes also benefit from a set of chains? In essence, that’s what the Yaktrax Traction Cleats are—chains for your shoes.
When you’re headed into the backcountry and you expect to find tough terrain made all the more difficult by snowy and icy conditions, then these cleats can help. Yaktrax Traction Cleats weigh a meager 17 ounces, so you won’t be killing yourself with a ton of extra weight slowing you down. The cleats feature triangular carbon steel spikes that give you the grip you need. The cleats also have segmented sole plates that allow greater flex and help to prevent snow build up. And you don’t need to worry about abusing the cleats. They’re made from welded stainless steel chain links and have durable natural rubber outer bands.
The cleats come in small, medium, large, and X-large sizes. Somewhere in that line up, you’ll find your size. The cleats fit over your shoes with a Boa closure system. The system uses steel lace, nylon guides, and a mechanical real to give you the exact fit you need.
If it makes sense to wrap your tires in chains to improve traction, that doing the same for your shoes also makes sense. The Yaktrax Traction Cleats do just that.