Description: Heavy Duty traction device for running, light hiking and working on packed snow and ice.
Ever fall while running in the winter due to the ice and snow? Trust me, it’s not fun. This year I decided to be pro-active in the fight against slipping by using YakTrax, a device that claims to help you slip less while running in the snow and ice.
These are basically a heavy duty rubber “shoe wrap” that fits around the bottom of your shoe. Surrounding the rubber is a high-strength steel coil, similar to the binding of a spiral notebook, only much stronger. The whole setup fits tight around your shoe, and a velcro strap across your toe box helps it stays put. It takes all of about 30 seconds to put the Yaktrax on both shoes. Once in place, they felt like they wouldn’t move around at all. Solid construction, and a good fit. So far so good.