Testimonials

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


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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

Just wanted to report I just ran 7 miles on crusted snow and ice and never slipped once. You make a fantastic product that will keep me running all winter! Thanks!
Dave, Maryland

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

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

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

Thank you for your quick response, which can be called unusual in this day and age! I will try to remember to add to your info when I install them on my wife’s shoes. She has had both knees replaced and has been worried about falling, during one of our infrequent wet freezing periods, this winter. I searched with "Google" to find all I could, without going to mountaineering crampons of which we have two pair, from our mountain climbing years. I decided that, for simplicity, your product gave the best solution to her fears. She agreed and now we'll see if we both are right. She is 78.9 years old and we don't bounce anymore, but just go "thud" when a fall happens. so avoidance of such is our aim. Thanks also for your personable demeanor on the phone. It made me wish I, or you all (not ya'll meaning one down here), lived closer so we could meet.
Ernst H., North Carolina

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 live near North Conway NH and we have lots of snow and ice. I happened to be on the EMS website looking at hiking gear for winter and your product was shown--- looked interesting to me and I had remembered a guy telling about how he used to put screws in his hiking boots in winter. So-- I did some internet searching to see what people thought of the spikes and one report actually had some comparison data against just sheet metal screws. I decided I could use them in my work boots for yard work, shoveling, hiking. Looking forward to installing them. (and will tell others)
Larry, New Hampshire

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

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