When you move with Yaktrax, every step you take places hundreds of biting edges in direct contact with the ice beneath your feet. Yaktrax create a solid, secure grip by way of our patented SkidLock coil system, made of specially treated steel. As you step, each tiny SkidLock coil presses downward, becoming embedded into the ice below. As you transfer weight onto your foot, hundreds of SkidLock surfaces squeeze into the ice, providing you with stability in all directions: forward, backward, and side to side. When you lift your foot, the Yaktrax device stays securely on your shoe, offering unhindered ease of movement.
To ensure maximum life and effectiveness of your Yaktrax device, periodically pinch the coils in the areas indicated by the circles on the included insert to maintain original shape and angle. Please remember that Yaktrax devices are not intended for use on gravel, concrete, or sanded roads cleared of snow, as these do not allow the coils to compress properly, resulting in damage.
The easiest way to install Yaktrax on your shoes is to sit, pull your foot up near your other knee, then slip the device over your shoe. Start from the front of your shoe and then pull them over the bottom of your shoes, securing them in the back heel area. You may also fit them over your shoe prior to putting on your shoes.
No, there is no difference in the design of the men's and women's devices. The only difference is the recommended sizing. Please see our size charts located on each device's product page. We suggest going up one size than your typical shoe size for use over work or hiking boots and adding two sizes for use over insulated/snow boots.
There is no upper weight limit on our Traction devices. However, you must weight above a certain threshold (around 70-75 lbs) to engage the unit effectively to prevent slipping. For this reason, we do not make Yaktrax devices for children.
We offer an assortment of traction devices so that you can find the perfect device to suit your needs. Utility ranges from our everyday solution, the Walk, up to our most vigorous spike-based device, the Summit. Use the Compare Products feature to create a comparison chart that may help you determine which device will work best for you. Click the 'COMPARE' link underneath each product you're interested in learning more about on the all products page. A box will pop up at the bottom of your browser displaying each style you select. Click 'View Comparison' in this box to view a chart that compares recommended activities, sizing, coils and more.
All Yaktrax® warmers contain a mixture of natural ingredients that react together when exposed to air to product heat. This is accomplished through an extremely fast oxidation (or rusting) process. Ingredients include: iron powder, water, salt, activated charcoal, and vermiculite. Yaktrax® has perfected the process so that our warmers, depending on the individual product, produce heat anywhere from 105˚F to 165˚F for a duration of 1 to 18+ hours.
Foot Warmers and Toe Warmers are designed to work in restricted air such as a boot. The convenient half-moon shaped Toe Warmer has a thin adhesive layer that comfortably holds the Toe Warmer under or above the toes outside the sock. The Foot Warmer gets slightly warmer and is designed to fit on top of the insole in your footwear.
Yes, Yaktrax® Warmers are completely nontoxic, clean, safe and effective. There are no fluids, fumes, or flames. It is best not to intentionally open up the warmer pouches, as they are filled with a granular mixture of ingredients that can get messy.
Absolutely. We utilize the latest online security measures, including full data encryption of credit card numbers. We do not sell any customer records to mailing list companies or solicitors. We do everything we can to make sure your online purchase is safe.