Kahtoola Microspikes

The Kahtoola Microspikes will fit anything from running shoes to walking boots.  They give you great grip on icy and snowy terrain, are easy to put on and remove and pack down small and weigh very little too.

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Kahtoola Microspikes Description

  • Brand : Kahtoola
  • Season : AW13
  • Code : 5001118
  • Weight : 0KG
  • Traction Aids - Kahtoola Microspikes

    These pocket sized traction aids from Kahtoola are a must for safe travel across snow, ice, wet rocks and scree, in fact anywhere where you need more traction. They aren’t just for outdoor enthusiasts either, the compact and easy to use Microspikes are also ideal for anyone who finds walking icy paths in winter hazardous, and reviews have shown that 4 out of 5 purchasers give the ultra-handy traction system a five star rating. This grippy, durable, slip-on traction system features strategically placed stainless steel spikes on a flexible chain, and secured to your foot with a tough elastomer shoe harness. The unique “microspike” chain adjusts itself to grip nearly any surface — from ice and packed snow to wet rocks, concrete, and scree. Extremely durable, MICROspikes require no special buckles or straps. This pocket-sized traction device is the answer for people of all ages who want to stay active in the winter with convenient, effective foot traction.

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    • Ideal for walking, hiking and running on snow-packed trails.
    • 3/8-inch-long spikes
    • Dynamic stainless steel flex-chain with a tough elastomer shoe harness
    • Only 9.8–14.4 oz (280–411 g) each, depending on size!
    • Securely attaches to running shoes, lightweight hikers, everyday shoes, and snow boots
    • Available in the following sizes;
      • XSmall UK Childs 13 - 4 (women 5 and below)
      • Small: UK 4-8 (women 5 - 8.5)
      • Medium: UK 8-9.5
      • Large: UK 9.5-13
      • X Large: UK 13-15
    • Top Tip 1: With sizing, it is normally better to have them tighter than loose, therefore if you are on the cusp of two sizes, it is normally better to go down a size.
    • Top Tip 2: If you are planning on putting your Microspikes on a pair of insulated snow boots then you will normally have to go up one size.
    • The Kahtoola Crampon Tote Sack is also avalable for storing your microspikes in.

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    48 Customers Reviews this as 5
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    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Gary on 5
      If you are thinking about buying spikes, I would def recommend these!! they are pricey, but fantastic. easy to fit, easy to remove, comfortable when woren and makes you feel confident. i bought these not because i am climber, but because i broke my leg walking in the snow in feb 09, and i wanted some security walking in the snow so i dont fall again, and these def do the job.
      YES Gary would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Tall Paul on 5
      As Ive already very positively reviewed these (and The Climbers Shop) in my blog I suggest you wander over to http://the-hug.org/opus1089.html if you want to know why Im given them both 5.
      YES Tall Paul would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Andy on 5
      Bought these prior to the recent snow, and have used them to great effect on my recent walks. Easy to put on and remove, and do a great job on the compacted snow and ice. I was particularly impressed on how well the spikes dug in on ice. They made a tricky walk so much easier allowing me to walk confidently where others were slipping about.
      YES Andy would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Bruisey on 5
      I would recommend these spikes as a great way to get around on icy pavements. They are easy to fit and give you the confidence to walk with ease and prevent you from slipping.
      YES Bruisey would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Chris Miles on 5
      These are a fantastic piece of kit. Brilliant for iced paths and gentle slopes with hard packed snow or ice and they are easy to pull on and off when required. No more blunting crampons walking on icey approach paths. Please note - these are not suitable as a replacement for crampons. I have also been using them for jogging in the snow and ice.
      YES Chris Miles would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Denise Jones on 5
      Bought these just before Xmas. Im not the greatest on slippery surfaces but wore them on Boxing Day for a 6 mile walk by the canal in Worsley, There was very hard/compacted ice and snow but I didnt slip at all and managed a pace around 5.5 kph. My husband just wore his grade 4 mountain boots and couldnt keep up!.Would recommend to all, especially as they can be worn over trail running shoes too.
      YES Denise Jones would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Gary on 5
      An absolutely necessity for packed ice if you want to avoid the breaks and sprains that accompany falls in such conditions. I would not have been able to function without them during the winter of 2009/10.
      YES Gary would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By HanneF on 5
      Fantastic for running in snow. Easy to put on - and easy to remove.
      YES HanneF would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Ian on 5
      Wonderful! A bit pricey I thought but, they perform exactly as advertised - easy to put on and take off too. You can walk with absolute confidence on iced up paths - I have worn these on my last 3 hikes in snow and ice on the hills and done about 20 miles on them and not put a foot wrong. Perfect! 10/10
      YES Ian would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Paul Turner on 5
      Took these as a light weight option instead of crampons on the walkers Haute Route between Zermatt & Chamonix in the Alps. Did the job getting over the snow on the high passes and across two Glaciers.
      YES Paul Turner would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Dave on 5
      Ordered Friday 26th Nov. Arrived next day. Excellent service. Marvellous product. Definitely worth the money. Worn on boots and trainers. 5* product. 5* service for the Climbers Shop.
      YES Dave would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Marcia Thompson on 5
      I bought these after having them recommended to me my members of the Southport Fell Walking Club. They came immediately and just in time as the snow and ice hit Merseyside. I havent worn them on a "proper" ramble yet, but have used them in my local area, to get me to the shops etc and think theyre fantastic. Im always nervous on ice, but feel really confident in these. They fit well and are easy to get on and off. Thanks.
      YES Marcia Thompson would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Dave on 5
      These things are great, not flimsy like a lot of similar products out there, and they really grip. Seem very durable. Reckon they will last me many years. I have some stablicers and these weigh far less, grip better and dont feel as weird to walk in as there isnt the extra sole. Will they last as long.. I doult it but time will tell.
      YES Dave would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Richard on 5
      Great Service - fast delivery. A fantastic product thats as good down the high street as in the hills. Remember to take them off in the pub though!
      YES Richard would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Anna on 5
      Excellent piece of kit. Very good on ice even at an angle. A friend borrowed mine and used them to walk up Helvellyn (not striding edge) during the snow/ice we had a xmas. He made it without difficulty. I noticed that there were quite a lot of people wearing the microspikes. They are also just as good for icy pavements and are so easy to put on/off they can be used for shopping. I would definitely recommend them !
      YES Anna would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Mark on 5
      Finally got around to buying these a few weeks ago when the weather got interesting. Great with trail shoes for snow running but also useful with walking boots to deal with the daily commute. Highly recommend these & great service from the Climbers Shop team too.
      YES Mark would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Ian on 5
      Used these in January 2011on the route up Grindsbrook (Peak District) and crossing Crowden Brook which had frozen in to a 10 foot stretch of ice - they were absolutely great - I can heartily recommend them.
      YES Ian would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Steven Tait on 5
      The Micro Spikes are by far the most versatile bit of kit you can have in the Winter Time. They are fitted to boots / shoes in a matter of seconds, and the grip you get is phenomeonal. Everyone looks and stares, as you walk confidently past whilst they perform the Olympic Ballet act gingerly risking life and limb with basic footwear. Short of Full Crampons, and Ice Axe these simply get you moving in safety
      YES Steven Tait would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Paul Harrison on 5
      Brilliant product, well worth money
      YES Paul Harrison would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By pete harris on 5
      having owned a pair for over a year and using them to good effect in the lake district i bought all my staff at work a pair just in time for the december snow and ice. working in a quarry is a dangerous job but with compact snow and ice it is lethal. not one of my staff has slipped or fallen in our last cold spell. they are worth their weight in gold.the lads even used them after work to get to and from the pub safely, now theres a reason to have a pair if i ever heard one.
      YES pete harris would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By STEVE ROBERTS on 5
      I bought these for my wife who could not mangae to walk the length of the street without falling over in the snow/ice. She thought that it was a bit ove the top wearing spikes around the town UNITL she wore them the first time. Now she is looking forward to the next bad weather, the spike are a constant companion. I would recommend these above any of the others on the market. quality shines through, a top item for anyone who needs to walk in slippy conditions. Excellent item 100%
      YES STEVE ROBERTS would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By David on 5
      Bought a pair just prior to the recent cold spell to use for a wild camping and walking trip around the Kinder plateau and Bleaklow. Worked superbly! Excellent grip in frozen icy and snowy conditions. On my return I ordered another pair for my wife. We have both been using them on walking trips and to/from work in the snowy and icy conditions. Fits our boots, trail shoes and work shoes. Expensive but worth every penny. Better than slipping around and breaking something...
      YES David would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Dave McIver on 5
      Bought just before the big freeze. Excellent grip on icy pavements. Used on a 7 mile wintry hike in the NY Moors. Excellent.
      YES Dave McIver would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Tom on 5
      Fantastic bit of kit ! Brought some to use myself a year ago or more for walking around in the lakes during the winter months when crampons wasnt needed and thought "Wow" Quick,easy and effective ! I have since brought another pair for my dad who lives on a hill and has to clear his drive from snow every year to maintain normal living, he says they are the best present i have ever brought him and now looks foreword to every winter just so he can play in them. he has had many of funny moments watching his neighbours come sliding down the hill past him ! I know you shouldnt laugh, but you cant help feeling a bit smug while wearing a pair!
      YES Tom would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By PaulER on 5
      These are excellent as the other reviewers have said. I bought them for winter walking and to get around on the sheet ice that forms from the snow around my home after snow fall. This year I have not slipped over. One issue for me (GB shoe size 6.5) was what size to buy. I went for small which fits my normal shoes OK and stretches (a bit tightly) to size 7 boots.
      YES PaulER would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Daniel on 5
      Superb product, really easy to fit and made my girlfriend rediscover the outdoors in the winter with the confidence they give.
      YES Daniel would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Paul on 5
      Bought these after hearing about them on Radio2. they should be issued by the NHS. We could once again walk about without paralized legs or looking like wed had an accident... I need to buy some more now for the current Mrs and kids. A bit pricey but a good quality product that will last us for years and keep us safe. Oh and very easy to put on and take off - just seconds
      YES Paul would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Michael Cameron on 5
      These are brilliant, during bad weather Jan/Feb 2010, I had to change my dog walking route due to hard packed ice which was impossible to walk on. This winter I bought Microspikes, I had seen a fell runner using them when I was hillwalking on Beinn Eunaich, after the first snow Nov 2010, so decided to buy a pair. They are excellent on packed snow and ice on pavements and paths; also easy to put on and take off. They are also handy to take hill walking when only patches of ice are present, BUT should never be used when crampons are required.
      YES Michael Cameron would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Gwen on 5
      These are brilliant! Comfortable and solid on ice and snow. Walking on a short bit of tarmac road is fine too. If you dont really feel you need proper climbing crampons and expensive stiff boots - these are fine for short icy bits in hills and mountains. Dont go walking in the hills in winter without them. If you know that the mountains are an ice sheet of icy slopes, then you need crampons. Worth every penny!
      YES Gwen would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Hilary Armitage on 5
      These changed my life, and that of my two Golden Retrievers. Once I had them I was able to get about as normal instead of clinging to fences and slipping during 7 weeks of snow and ice here in Scotland. Marvellous.
      YES Hilary Armitage would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Roger on 5
      I bought these in late December and had a chance to try them out before the snow went. I went for a walk over the downs here in Hampshire where the snow was compacted to ice on the footpaths. Even with good walking boots I was slipping all over the place but with these I could walk confidently as if the ice did not exist. In fact, there was one very steep slope which I would normally descend cautiously in good summer weather - with these I just walked straight down. They are brilliant. They were great on pavements too; although the roads cleared after a few days the deep snow on the pavements became compacted and very dangerous, especially at the end of peoples drives. Highly recommended.
      YES Roger would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Steve B on 5
      Pricey but outstanding. My Mrs was running about on inch think ice ouside the house at Chritmas (it takes all sorts) without any problems - if these winters keep up well all need them even for walking about on the pavements.
      YES Steve B would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Kathie on 5
      These are brilliant! I have used mine for walking the dog in the snow and ice, and they have made me the envy of all my neighbours! Ive also used them in the summer for crossing scree and descending grassy slopes. They give excellent grip and are easy to fit.
      YES Kathie would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By LG on 5
      Brilliant- excellent grip-& not destructive to paving, rugs etc. can be quickly put on - best to position carefully, if time prmits. Absolutely invaluable.
      YES LG would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Gordon on 5
      Snow arrived Nov 27 & quickly became ice. It has not yet fully gone and over this period I would have been confined to house without my Kahtoola spikes. Not exactly cheap at £45 but worth every penny! Compared with most others, they are like comparing a professional with an amateur. Have recommended them to all my family and do the same for anyone else without reservation! Oh, and by the way, they were delivered within 2 days without further charge, when everything else in the country was stuck in snow. Well done "The Climbers Shop" for superb service!
      YES Gordon would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By James on 5
      Absolutely perfect. my town was a sheer sheet of ice for over 3 months this winter. and everyone slipping , sliding and falling over. i am a fast walker by nature and these were simply PERFECT didnt lose traction once. i used them for walking the dog and i was for ever getting stopped by members of the public asking about them , getting stopped by other dog walkers and some people out skiing. the grip is amazing even on perfectly smooth polished ice, not great for wildlife photography though they cause to much noise in quiet woods on the ice as it cracks. £45 is a perfect price for them and should last more than long enough to pay for them selves. hope to get a pair for mum who has brittle bone disease so falls are not great for her.
      YES James would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Joan on 5
      Bought kahtoola microspikes this winter and they were brilliant for walking on the ice on our holiday in Moffatt..used them to get to the pub on frozen pavements and on a couple of long walks. They are easy to put on and stay put,giving you complete confidence. We tried petzyl spiky plus last winter and although they did give you good grip, they were awkward to put on, then they kept slipping off our boots and we lost several spikes, maybe ok for short pavement walks but the kahtoolas were far better and definitely worth the extra money.
      YES Joan would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Steve on 5
      Judging by the other reviews I dont really need to say it, but they are just perfect!
      YES Steve would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Ian on 5
      I bought the Kathoola Microspike as a gift for my partner who does not feel confident when walking on ice \ hard packed snow. These spikes were absolutely superb and gave her the confidence that she lacked to walk in snow terrain of north wales moelwyns mountains.They alos proved invaluable just to get around nearer to home. They are small compact and lightweight so can easily be carried when not required. The service given by the climbers shop was excellent with item arriving the next day after ordering.Despite poor weather conditions. I am still waiting for another company to supply goods ordered in Dec 2010 who are still blaming the weather.
      YES Ian would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By RS on 5
      Easy to use (i.e. simple and quick to put on/take off), lightweight but above all, extremely effective. After minutes you dont notice youre wearing them. Would highly recommend for hiking in firm snow and ice.
      YES RS would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Michelle on 5
      Bought these microspikes to take on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Woke up one morning to thick snow and these little badgers worked a treat, would recommend to anyone.
      YES Michelle would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Dot on 5
      Well worth the money, quick and easy to get onto the boots especially when hands are cold. Recommend them for all ages and not just for climbers either great for going to the shops in snow and icy conditions fantastic!!
      YES Dot would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Nigel on 5
      Had my eye on these since last winter (2009) and decided to buy once the snow arrived in Nov (2010). They are phenomenal! Bought them primarily for running - great in snow and sheet ice - but also used them for walking. So impressed, that I ended up buying another pair for my wife (she thought they were brill) and my Dad bought a pair too and wore them almost constantly during the prolonged winter snap.
      YES Nigel would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Mark on 5
      These are ideal for icy sections – which to my mind are the most dangerous when walking in the hills and for snow as well, but I will have to experiment with these to see what will be the limits of them. These would have been very useful for me when I tried to get up a path on Pen-y-ghent in late November a couple of years back. Sheet ice all the way up and even trying to walk off the path,the grass was covered in ice, where the cold night before had frozen a myriad of streams coming down the hillside. I am amazed that I didn’t break my neck. The micro spikes linked by chain and weighing 180g each or 360 a pair (medium size) are attached to flexible rubber which stretches easily over boots or trail shoes. They are easy to put on while standing up and need minimal adjustment to fit correctly. I fitted them both to my Scarpa’s and Terrocs. After a -10C night it was not unsurprising that the roads and paths in our village were sheet ice. I set off to the village shop, a 2 mile round trip, using the Kahtoola microspikes. First outing with these. Within a few minutes, I declared these brilliant, the spikes grip ice superbly, so much so I could run on ice with complete safety ! Several trips last winter in the hills have proved these invaluable for tackling ice and light snow as well as using them for walking on icy paved areas. If you want to see more look at my post at http://markswalkingblog.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/kahtoola-microspikes-a-first-look/
      YES Mark would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Keith on 5
      As a senior citizen working as a volunteer ranger in a National Trust property I was today able, for the first time, to wear these spikes on paths covered in sheet ice.As I have had a hip and knee replaced I have always had to be very cautious in such conditions but today I was able to walk with complete confidence as the spikes gave me firm footing even on steep slopes. I am delighted with my purchase.
      YES Keith would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Earl on 5
      I use these in winter to climb icy mountains in new hampshire
      YES Earl would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Rebecca on 5
      Ive just bought a pair of these from The Climbers Shop. Havent worn them yet - except in the house - but Ive already had my £45 worth in the laugh some of the reviews have given me.
      YES Rebecca would recommend this item
    • Kahtoola Microspikes Review

      By Philip on 5
      Have found them very effective on boots in Scottish mountains, eg in Knoydart and Torridon. Very useful when backpacking as so light.
      YES Philip would recommend this item