Rated 5 out of 5 by Alan43 Excellent for walking on icy walk ways
I bought two of these in hopes of gaining traction while my wife and I take walks through the neighborhood on icy and snowy days: yes north Alabama gets snow and ice sometimes as much as 6 inches of snow and an inch of ice. These gave us the stability to needed to stay on our feet while walking our dogs or just strolling the neighborhood. They were easy to put on/take off, seem to be durable, but above all work even when the dogs pulled against their leashes. They fit quite well with either my hiking boots or shoes and are comfortable to walk on.
April 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CuriousGeorge237 Oh my God - why has LLBean not nationally marketed
I have a grade to my house and a major challenge each year avoiding slipping with the snow and ice. My accident I found these when ordering my wife something from LL Bean. I bought her a pair and I bought myself. At first we wondered if we even use these. Well STOP THE PRESSES - they are awesome, they are heavenly! I am now recommended it to everyone and everywhere and will be buying these as gifts for folks. I confidently cut the snow, scraped the ice and even this morning was on my roof with them (they do not have spikes so ok on shingles).
LL Bean please market these nationally and internationally -- they will be a run away hit.
March 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by workoutside Ice trekkers pro
I work outside in New England...it has been a winter for sure! I walk on ice & snow daily as part of my job...rely on ice-gripping footwear...so I went pro this year as the other less expense kept breaking...and so did these...for $50 they are absolutely not worth it. Now I'm still in the elements attending to my customers without the help of ice grippers for walking.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Expeditionist YAKTRAX Pro
My wife gave me a pair of Yaktrax Pro crampons for Christmas. We just had 20 inches of snow. The streets and sidewalks have been plowed but are covered with ice and snow. But I have found that I can walk quite confidently with my dog. In fact, I deliberately step on the snow whenever possible as I feel more secure on the snow than on the bare concrete. I will wear them often as I walk the dog twice a day.
February 3, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by JinStPaul I just don't get it
Just moved from CA to MN; have walked on ice and snow plenty in my life, but wanted to be sure of stability as I get used to winter again. Ordered a pair of Pro in small. Had no idea there's a Walk level--not on this site.
Absolutely could not get them over my shoes. And read that you are ONLY supposed to wear them on snow and ice. Well, the streets are plowed and cleared so usually you're going on and off of the snow and ice constantly--AND what are you supposed to do when you go into a store or a home? Take your boots on and off all the time?These just do not seem to be something you can easily get in and out of. I went to a shoe store that's supposed to carry them to get more info, but they didn't have them. Clearly I'm missing something...
November 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by crc532 Don't walk on a rug
I bought these to walk on black ice in the winter. I walk every day and have fallen on black ice in the winter. I agree with other reviews that you still have to be careful walking with these. That is not what I wanted, I wanted to feel stable.
I did walk on a no pile carpet in my basement and it pulled the rug and broke the Ice Trekkers. I like the Stabilicers better. They feel secure on ice.
November 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PoconoGuy Totally satisfied
A great upgrade over Stabilicers Lite. These fit my boots better and the Velcro straps keep them in place.
February 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Klua Ok but not great
I live in Montreal where the weather is unpredictable and the streets often turn into ice rinks. I walk my dogs at least one hour a day and run in the early winter months, so I do need traction. In my personal experience, you still need to be very careful with these things on your feet because they do not offer the best traction in the very icy conditions. If you are a heel striker like I am, beware that the coils in the back do not catch very well. Also, if you step into snow, they easily come off the heel. I've had to retrace my steps to go find the missing Yaktrak. It is, however, better than nothing on the feet.
January 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SydneyT Not what I expected
I tried my YakTrak Run for the first time today -- some black ice, a little snow. The grips really don't grip much on ice -- I still slid. They were not easy to put on, and they definitely run small. My feet were killing by the time I went only 4 miles. I used these for walking, had hoped to run with them, but they are too clunky to run with. I'm disappointed, I was really hoping these would extend my ability to exercise outside during the winter.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bbbon Excellent traction
I live in Wyoming where there is snow and ice on the roads for at least 4 months out of the year. I walk my two large dogs twice a day even in the winter. My dogs walk good but I've always worried about falling, which I have done before. I used snow cleats last year and found I could still slip with these. With the YakTrax, I feel so comfortable walking. They have excellent traction and I recommend them to anyone walking on snowy streets. I wear a size 10 in women's but found the small size was too small. I exchanged them for a medium, with a new pair in my hands in less than a week.
December 8, 2013