Using “screw shoes”? ICESPIKE™ makes these far superior upgrades: ICESPIKE™ ice spikes are 10 times more durable, have researched layout pattern for proper gait and engineered design for extreme traction. Simply installing ICESPIKE™ ice spikes on the sole of any shoe creates an ice running shoe, ice walking shoe, or ice hiking boot that is unsurpassed in safety and durability by any other product. The long-lasting hardness and integrity of the grip of ICESPIKE™ ice spikes has no equal. Our cold-rolled, tool quality steel of the ICESPIKE™ shoe system ice spike will outlast your shoes, yet still can be removed at any time using the ICESPIKE™ installation tool. ICESPIKE™ will not damage the shoe sole.
ICESPIKE™ is for walkers, hikers, and trail runners who want to enjoy the outdoor beauty of winter. Any footwear can be converted into non-slip walking shoes, non-slip hiking boots, or winter trail running shoes with ICESPIKE™. Having ICESPIKE™ on your winter walking shoes gives you peace of mind on the most treacherous terrain.
ICESPIKE™ gives you the freedom and security to participate in any winter outdoor activity. ICESPIKE™ is a premium product made and packaged in the USA.”
There was a marked difference between the two shoes. First, it felt strange on the cement to have the additional screws underfoot, and it took a while to get used to the sound. I purposefully ran across ice patches and some of the trails were nothing but ice, giving a good test of the efficacy of this product. The foot with the spikes did not slip a single time, while the other did. Simply put, this product works.
The ICESPIKEs™ give three benefits: safety, options, and confidence. After running on a variety of surfaces, I felt safer planting the shoe with spikes, especially on ice, though the shoe felt slightly more grippy on asphalt and cement as well. Options comes from the fact that, with this product installed, a winter run can be undertaken in even the most difficult conditions, so one does not have to opt for the treadmill unless so desired. Confidence came from knowing that planting the spikes on the iciest uphill or downhill would result in traction.
Now I wouldn’t recommend anyone else attach the spikes to one shoe only – the height difference made it somewhat awkward to run. Also, I’ve done the hard work for you – the spikes made an apparent difference.
If you are a winter runner and want safety, options, and confidence, this is a product that truly delivers.
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of ICESPIKES via Mesh Marketing. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give it a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.