Rated 5 out of 5 by zemlinsky Second Time Buyer
I Can't review these ice walkers because I haven't worn them yet.
However they are an improvement over their predecessors in that the new model also has a helpful hold down strap across the top of the foot.
The earlier model works unbelievably well in preventing foot slippage on ice, either glare ice or soft ice.
November 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by carolek13 Great product but runs VERY small
This product works great to give stability on icy services. The reason for 4 instead of 5 stars is that the sizing is way off. My husband wears a size 13 shoe, so we ordered the size L for sizes 10.5 -13. This size was way too small so we returned them. The return process was easy and customer service sent out a replacement even before we had shipped the return. The XL pair for sizes 13.5 -16 just barely fits size 13 shoes, I worry that the rubbery material will eventually snap from all the stretching required to get them on. Fortunately we do not have a lot of icy weather where I live. If your feet are smaller than a men's size 13, you should be pleased with this product - provided you order a larger size than usual.
June 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by wyurockandroll Lightweight and elastic gear
We are going to clime some mountains in spring. This gear saves us a pair of snowshoe and save some backpack space when we are above the tree line. It is perfect if you just need to use it occasionally during a day hiking.
May 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Parka Peace of Mind
I bought these upon a friend's suggestion. I was not disappointed. Since I'm 61 and a tad overweight, the only real problem was pulling them on. But once that was accomplished, I LOVED how they provided confidence in snow covered ice. I have no fear of slipping out there now. Best to take them off indoors, not so much because they damage anything, but they're a bit slippery on floors! Makes sense. While less expensive models are available elsewhere, I think these will last and last.
March 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dewson Initially difficult to use
Your rep told me information about a simple trick in order to use these stabilicers that is not printed on the box. I thought that they were missized until she suggested that I stretch the 2 back rubber sections before even attempting to put them on the shoes. This hint should be printed on the box. Even then, it is much easier to put them on the shoes first, then put the shoes on the feet. Finally it worked. They are put away for next winter.
We bought 2 pairs, his and hers.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OmaH Life-savers!
I bought my first pair or Stabilicers last year. Unusually cold weather with rain on top gave us a full week of dangerous ice to navigate. Stabilicers could very well have saved me from a broken hip or even saved my life. I have since ordered a second pair to keep in my car. Easy to put on my boots or my shoes, they are great.
March 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by rustoleum Ice Walkers
I purchased 2 pair of the Stabilicers; one for my wife, one for myself. We have a need to walk our dog regardless of the weather. This product works. It is difficult to get them on the shoe because of the wide size range. You need to buy the largest size available to fit your shoe size. You put your toes in first and then stretch the rubber back straps over the heel. Then you secure the front by the use of a Velcro strap. My worry is that the rubber back straps will break.The Stabilicer centers on the bottom of the shoe. The wider the shoe the more awkward it is to walk with them. They do work very well on icy surfaces. They work where without them; you could not walk at all. You cannot wear these indoors, the metal teeth would possibly damage your floors.
March 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBVA lite hikers
Money well spent. I got these for walking the dog and getting to the bus stop. There easy to put on and east to take off and light enough to carry around. The fact that they were made in the USA is a bonus.
March 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MidMoBo Does the job
Good traction, even on sheet ice. It took a strong pull to get the large size onto my 11 1/2 hiking boots. If my boots were any larger, I would probably need the the extra large size. The strap was too short to connect over the boots, but fortunately the rubber web holding the metal spikes stays in place without the strap, at least on my boots.
February 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cygnet63 Works great!
I needed something to attached to my boots for a charity walk over a frozen bay this past weekend. Usually snowshoe it but decided to walk it for variety. I was informed by those who'd walked it in the past that the usual stabilizers that just slip on would fall off before the end of the walk and I should get something with a strap that has some "teeth" as well. The Stablicers Lite Hikers were just what I needed! They were easy to put on and stayed on for all 6 miles.
February 19, 2015