The following article was written by John Vonhof and was originally published on FixingYourFeet.com. The article has been re-published here with permission from John and ATRA corporate member ICESPIKE. Photo by John Vonhof.
The ICESPIKE traction system for winter running
ICESPIKES have been around for a while and have proven themselves to be a reliable tool for those wanting to run, walk, and hike in winter conditions.
It doesn’t take much in bad conditions to take a nasty fall. Landing on hard ice, a rocky trail, or rocks hidden under snow can ruin your day. Protecting your tailbone, hands and wrists, knees, hips, and ankles, and your back is key to staying active. This is where ICESPIKES come in.
ICESPIKES are a traction system of 32 spikes that are applied directly into the sole of your shoes or boots. Their cold-rolled, tool quality steel will maintain hardness and grip 10 times longer than other systems. The spikes are self-cleaning, while their patented design provided great penetration and stability. They should last up to 500 miles.
ICESPIKES allow you to run, walk, and hike through the winter with the anti-slip spikes
ICESPIKES can also be used in water, mud and muck conditions, on slick rocks and gravel, uneven and root-bound terrain; and in mossy and slick leaf conditions.
ICESPIKES are packaged in a kit of 32 spikes and an installation tool and in packages of 32 spikes.
PRO TIP: Do you have trouble keeping your feet warm while trail running in winter? Check out The Hidden Dangers of Toe Warmers.