Reviewed by Barbara P from Upstate NY on Monday, January 26, 2015
These are easy on and off and work fine on icy surfaces. But they break down fast if you are moving between ice and asphalt, as I do during winter walks. The weak point is the soft rubber where the greatest stress is applied - just beyond the wire loops. If that area of the item connects with road or sidewalk surface, it quickly degrades and breaks. Mine lasted about 2 walks - 8 miles. These are a cheap easy solution but I prefer to get a couple years out to them. I'm hoping the equally affordable icetrekker is an upgrade.
Reviewed by Pam from West Virginia on Friday, February 28, 2014
I have now purchased several sets of Yaktrax for family members and as gifts for friends. They are simply indispensable for anyone doing outside work- even walking - on slick surfaces. They are available in sizes to accommodate small shoes to large work boots. I live in a rural area and am out to feed my animals every morning and evening. During this harsh winter, most surfaces were covered by ice. The Yaktrax prevent slipping and keep me on my feet while tending to the "critters". I have tried other brands, but keep coming back to these. This site makes a great product very affordable. I suggest buying several pair and give them as gifts if your area is prone to ice.
Reviewed by roberb from Arkansas on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I bought these for myself, my son and his girlfriend after I had fallen during our first ice storm. These are easy to put on your shoes and make a world of difference in your safe walking on frozen snow and ice. I am very happy to get these on sale and very happy to not fall any more on the ice!
Reviewed by William from Michigan on Monday, February 24, 2014
...broke the first time I used yaktrax. I slipped on a downslope of the driveway. This product isn't of much use on smooth, hard ice, but then again I'm not sure it's supposed to be. Should be okay for packed snow, however. By the way, the best product for walking safely on ice turns out to be an old pair of my dad's steel-spiked golf shoes. If only they were warmer...