Testimonials

Here’s what some Ice Spike fans have to say…


We found about Icespikes from a runner and thought we would try them out. We have been using sheetmetal screws for about 8 years on our hiking boots. We have also tried various strap on spikes, etc. The Icespikes certainly work better than the other devices we have tried. This is the first time I have tried adding screws to my running shoes. The Icespikes work great on them too. They also don't hinder the "feel" of the shoe like some of the strap on devices. Plus we don't have to worry about losing them. Our email address "montanahikers" is just our home email address and we got it because we are avid hikers.
Jim, Montana

Your product was discussed favorable…and I thought I’d give it a try. Also, my husband runs too and with one purchase I can outfit both of us – so it seems like a good deal.
Nancy, Oregon

I've been able to get in a few runs since screwing Icespikes into the bottom of my shoes and they're amazing! The parking lot for the trails that I run have been a complete sheet of ice since December so I figured as a first experiment I would run across it like a lunatic. I guessed that one of two things would happen; I would either bash my head on the ice but at least be close to my car to drive to the hospital, or they would work and I'd have the first good run I've had since December 25. Since I'm able to type this you've probably guessed that the spikes worked amazingly well. Just this afternoon I ran into two runners that were sliding all over the trail and stopped them to tell them about your great product. After a depressing winter of too much snow and not enough running, I've been able to get out there and put in some miles again. Thanks for the great gear.
Todd

I saw your ad in the December 2010 edition of Runner's World, p116. A running friend brought it back for me to read after he did the NY marathon. I'm going to use the Icespikes in the Polar Circle Marathon in Greenland in October this year. I bought the second pair for my mum who will be supporting me. A while ago I sent an email to the manufacturers at spiky.com asking about their product and sizing for their strap on spikes and they never bothered to reply. So very different from my experience with you! There's not much snow in Australia so in winter in August I will spend a few days in the mountains here to try the Icespikes out. Can't wait to receive them, they look great and easy to use. Your video was very helpful.
Maybritt, Australia

I am a Facebook fan and have both Runners World and Active pages. Runners World had an article about screwing your shoes and a couple mentioned that your product was even better...they had done sheet metal screws. I am 62, a runner, training for a half, my 1st. Currently running 16 to 18 miles a week. I run 5k races all year long. Did 4 Turkey trots, 1 Dec 5k and have at least 3 races planned for Jan. Right now I am using Yak Trax. I am anxious to try your product!
Pam, Michigan

I live in snowy, cold Eastern Ontario and run about 25 to 30 miles a week. We recently had a flash freeze that was followed by snow. Lots of snow! Running conditions here are treacherous, but not if you're using ICESPIKES. I am so pleased with their performance and the confidence they have given me. Great product!
Leah MacArthur, Eastern Ontario

I am using ICESPIKE for traction on my snowboard boots. The lift lines get very icy in the spring here in the NW along with the parking lots. I bought boots with little traction this year, and was having difficulty in the lift lines. The ICESPIKES were the only solution as I couldn’t put yak trax over my boots and fit into the bindings. I only put them on the toes, so I can slide if I need to or get traction when I want it. They are great! Only problem is that I have gouged up the board a bit, but now I covered that part with foam stomp pads. The other thing we use them for is walking on frozen lakes for icefishing or other activities and they won’t fall off.
Lucy

I just received my Icespikes. I saw them in Running Times magazine and the ad in Trail Runner magazine. I also saw that they were voted "Best Outdoor Gear" by Outside Magazine. I love all these aforementioned magazines and respect their opinions. I am going to use these for trail running. I will keep you posted on how well I like your product. I am following you on Facebook and look forward to seeing new posts. Thank you for your quick service. I can't wait to run with my Icespikes.
Rose Nyenhuis

The day before the order, I found myself looking at the sky after hitting a sheet of ice on a down slope covered in light snow. I live in a 'snowbelt' near the shores of Georgian Bay and expect much the same till end of Mar. I train outdoors the entire winter in prep for 1st race end of Mar (Around The Bay 30K Road Race). But, mainly for the www.canadiandeathrace.com that I compete in each year as a soloist. An extreme adventure race where you can slugfest in the mountains and swamp for the fun of it! So, I put in a lot of mileage and will look forward to having the Icespikes on my Salomon Trail shoes for added stability in the unknown. I may even use them in the Death Race to assist me on the steep declines and inclines.
Tom, Ontario, Canada

Saw Icespike in Outside Magazine…decided to buy your product. Am looking forward to using them, as we are in the midst of a blizzard right now, AND I have already taken one tumble, jogging this season!
Marylynn, Michigan

I was trying to find something better than what I have used so far. I’ve spent at least $500 on cleats for trekking on icy pavement and have not found any that I’ve been completely happy with – some products costing me near $100. I thought about just getting some sheet metal screws but I think they would wear too fast for me…I’ll try yours!
Scott, Indiana

I bought Icespike at the Manchester City Expo. They’re just what I need! In 1997, after a New Year’s ice storm, I slipped on ice and suffered a major head injury and concussion that caused a sub-dural hematoma and loss of sense of smell.
Brent, New York

My wife and I are now retired but still do some Fell Walking in the Lake District. We have had a lot of ice and snow in the last few weeks, particularly ice on the pavements, so I checked on Google for suitable footwear as some of our friends have had broken arms- elbows - wrists- and I want to avoid this if possible! I was not keen on the slip on stuff as in certain circumstances they did not work properly. I have used crampons in my younger days but did not want to spend that sort of money on 2 pairs! I saw your YOU TUBE advert (and having played rugby in my youth and had screw on studs for a time), I thought your idea was worth a try!! I will let you know have we got on. !Have a happy Xmas and all the best for 2011!
Donald Brownrigg

Thought I would give ICESPIKE a try since here in Wisconsin we just got 18 inches of snow and most of it turned to packed ice with now below zero temps. Wish me luck!
Jessica, Wisconson

Found you guys while searching for running spikes and after looking at the reviews thought you seemed the way to go. I run outdoors no matter what the weather but that craziness had caused a repetitive stress injury on the front of my foot from striking off on slippery surfaces last year, causing me to miss a month of running. Since I got my order I've used my new spikes all this week after we had a major snow storm, and even though I'm adding distance to make my 2011 goal my feet feel fine. I'll be back and will recommend them to the runners and walkers brave enough to go all year in snowy southern Alberta.
Amy, Alberta

I bought your Icespikes , why not they were inexpensive and i like running outside not on a treadmill. WOW! Best money I have ever spent . I ran 7 miles in ice, snow, packed snow ,slush and mud . I didn't slip once and I hardly knew I had them in my shoes . They even gave me better traction on the few spots of dry dirt I came across. I love these things, easy to install, they don't fall out and great traction. Everyone should get these, the elderly, ice-fishers, hunters, anyone who walks out to their mailbox in the winter. You have a great product and I will continue to purchase. I’m telling all my friends and my fellow runners. Thanks, you gave me my winter runs back.
Paul

The day after Christmas last year I went out for a jog with my new Garmin. I hit a patch of ice and went down HARD. My phone was busted. My head and arm were bruised. I limped home with a crushed ego and some minor pains. I definitely see value in your product!
Alex, Utah

I am making your name known in Slovenia, just this morning I sent the links to a friend of mine. I put your web site address in my FB page a while ago. Then we have a running forum (in Slovene it is called Tekaski forum), all the links have been put there too. Well, if I am satisfied with the product, why not. And guess what; we are getting snow tomorrow afternoon. And I have a week off work ahead of me, plenty of time to try them out. FOLLOWUP REVIEW: Believe it or not, but I got both packages today, one post stamp was dated December 7th and the other one December 17th. And I got to test them too. We went on a hike and I had absolutely no problems. What I like most about having them in my Salomon shoes is the security, not having to worry all the time where to put my feet, Thanks again for everything.
Polona Mlakar, Slovenia

I found your product was by doing research over the internet. I went to multiple running blogs and everyone there has nothing but great reviews and responses about your product, which makes me more excited to receive your product. I have purchased two sets of icespikes, one set for me and one set for my wife. We live in Michigan and its about that time for the snow to fly. My wife is pregnant with our first child and is expecting this spring. So anything that I can do make the winter for the both of them easier I'm willing to give it a try. As for me I'm in the Michigan Army National Guard. I will be leaving late January 2012 to go perform my military duties and these icespikes will allow to train throughout the snow and ice. Again I'm very excited to receive your product and I will be sure to let you know how great there.
Seth K., Michigan

Just ordered a set of icespikes for a close friend here in Jackson Hole. I used my icespikes all last winter preparing for the 2011 Boston Marathon. Most of our roads are snow packed all winter long. The icespikes work fantastic on hard packed snow and even give a fair amount of grip on "glare ice". There are no issues on those bare patches of asphalt either, which surface throughout the winter and grow as spring approaches. In fact, the clicking on dry ground is rather pleasant. I have used Yak Tracks before but, in my opinion, they are not as effective, or convenient, as icespikes. You have a great product and I am glad to hear that it is really catching on.
Mike, Wyoming

Even though I bought them for myself, I consider Icespikes the best gift I will receive this holiday. Most products fall below their hype, taglines, etc., but Icespikes are a great product. When I get back home after the holidays, I plan on giving them to my parents and sister. Best of luck in the future, thank you for your help.
Todd, Toronto

I found y'all through runner's magazine. I live in Kodiak Alaska, and we have serious ICE!! I am very excited about your product. I wish someone made an icespike cover, almost like an ice skate blade cover, as I walk to work, and the minute I get to my hospital, I must deshoe/boot, and walk in my socks to the L&D floor... and luckily I don't need ice spike traction, to catch babies!!! I will be running, and walking in these, so I will try them on my beloved Asics, and my snow boots... Yak Trax, are going to get me killed on the ice we have here!!!
Bunny, Alaska

I am a riding instructor and horse trainer in Vermont (www.breckenridgefarm.com.) Seems I am slipping all over the place this time of year, and unplanned horse skijoring is never safe! A couple years ago, one of my students gave me a bag of your "spikes"....they saved the winter! Any other form of non-slip devices were a pain to put on my boots and never stayed in place. The icespikes made for secure travels leading horses in and out of the barn. When they eventually wore out, I wasn't able to find them anywhere and my student wasn't available to question. My husband is a runner and saw your website mentioned in Runner's World. I am thrilled to find you! I am anxiously awaiting my recent order!!!
Judi, Vermont

My friends and I do a lot of trail running all year round...so, winter running with the potential for ice made this an ideal product. I put some on my wife's running shoes and she loves them. I order 2 more sets for my other shoes. Also, a couple friends will also be ordering for their trail shoes.
Steve, Ohio

I found out about your product by doing a google search for ice spikes for boots. I do a lot of wilderness hiking and have tried most of the slip on types of ice cleats and as you have correctly pointed out they can easily slip off. This has happened to me several times. When you are not on well travelled trails the terrain can be very rough and the underbrush usually hooks and pulls the slip ons off quite easily and you probably won't notice this has happened until some time later, and then finding it is near impossible. I hope your product will be the answer. Ice cleats are very important because slipping and breaking a limb or something worse when you are alone in the back country is not an option. Having to comfort of excellent traction is well worth the few dollars spent on a decent set of cleats.
Brian, Newfoundland

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