Testimonials

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


I received my Icespikes last week and had them installed for a run around a reservoir last Thursday. There were patches of glare ice and just about every other slippery condition. They performed magnificently. I was impressed with the confidence they gave me.
Dennis, Massachusetts

I am a new runner and this will be my first winter running. I was researching products that would enable me to run outside on trail and snow/ice. I came across an article - http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-240-323--12421-0,00.html The first comment on the bottom of the article from Dr. Ron recommended your product. I then did a google search for reviews on Icespike, and read only good things about it. I am anxious to try them out, and have already told several of my runner friends about them.
Corinna, Michigan

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

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

Hi Icespike team! I heard about your product via a discussion board on runnersworld.com. I was searching for different options for running outside in the winter (and I live in Sweden, so there is a lot of winter here!) and saw a rave review about your product. So that's why I decided to try it! I got them in the mail yesterday, and took them for a spin this morning, and really liked them! It was pretty slippery out, and I felt completely secure. I was sure that I would be able to feel them under my shoes, but it actually didn't feel that different, and didn't affect my stride at all. So thanks for the great product! I will be sure to recommend them to my running friends.
Jessie, Sweden

Love your product...posted in North Dakota right now and these are amazing running in the snow and ice. Not to mention my times are faster...love em!! Need to order some more when these are worn out!
Paul

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

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

We saw you at the Expo at the Maine Marathon. We also bought a pair for my husband’s 90 year old grandmother!!! Genius!!!
Jamie, Maine

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 got your ice spikes in the mail yesterday and used them this morning. I spent 3 hours on a snowy and icy Wisconsin trail and for the first time didn't slip and slide all over the place. Winter trail running is so much more fun when you aren't constantly worried about falling. Thanks so much for an awesome product. I'll be recommending it to every runner I know.
Matt , Wisconsin

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

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

One morning after slipping on the ice, my wife got on line to see if she could find something to put on her shoes to help keep her from falling. We saw the video and she said hey - let's give this a try. So we ordered our spikes and just love them. My husband was out running in the snow and a neighbor yelled out be careful you don't want to fall! My husband stopped and showed him his shoes and immediatley our neighbor asked - Where did you get those? He now has his spikes, my daughter has hers and we are all happy walking and running. We live in Central Oregon and the ice spikes are one of the best purchases we have made since moving here.
Segundo R., La Pine, Oregon

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

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

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

ot your product last month, right before an ice storm in MN. Although the temps went up and helped soften the ice the very next day, footing was still precarious and your ice spikes were great! I felt very secure during my run. Didn't slip once! Love them. I found out about them in Runners World Magazine - always on the lookout for winter gear and accessories. So glad I found you.
Sheila, Minneapolis

Just got back from being a spectator at an ice boating race and should have had Icespike! You could have sold 500 sets to the folks trying to deal with the ice and wind!
Mike, Colorado

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

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

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 was looking for better winter running traction, and found your site through a Google search. In winter I run in Asics Gel Arctics, which have built-in spikes, but a nasty face-plant taught me that I needed something more. I've run in my Ice Spike-equipped Arctics twice now, for a total of about 25 km. I'm very impressed. Great traction, and, just as important, they do not appear to affect my running gait. Other ice-traction products I've tried altered my gait and I ended up with shin splints or worse, so this was an important consideration for me. So far, so good!
Neil

I’m an avid runner from Western NY and was surfing the internet to find a product that would allow me to continue running outside during the next few months of snowy weather. I decided that your product looked to be the best fit for my needs. Happy New Year!
Kevin, New York

I heard about IceSpikes in an on-line runner's forum about running safely in the winter. Boy, am I glad I did! I own Stabilicers but they are just too heavy for running. These fit the bill perfectly and my husband is also a convert. Although he is more of a treadmill warrior, he joins me outside for my long runs (I run outside whenever humanly possible). Thank you for an excellent, versatile product that keeps my runs safe! This winter has been mild in Vermont, with little snow, but there has been a lot of ICE. Thank you, IceSpikes, for a great product.
Sherbrook Family, Vermont

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