Yaktrax Run Traction Cleats, Spikes & Coils

Last updated: September 15, 2020

We looked at the top Winter Traction Devices and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Winter Traction Device you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 58 expert reviews, the Yaktrax Run Traction Cleats, Spikes & Coils placed 3rd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Yaktrax Run Traction Cleats were designed by runners to allow users to continue running and training in winter. Run Traction Cleats attach over running shoes with a high-strength rubber foot frame that includes straps over the toe as well as over the top of the foot for additional security; the heal and side straps of the frame feature reflective material for safety. Yaktrax Run Cleats offer superior traction thanks to replaceable, 3mm carbide-steel spikes combined with a shaped-edge coil design of 1.4mm rust-resistant stainless steel coils so users can run with confidence on packed snow or ice. Multiple coil angles provide 360 degrees of traction on cold surfaces for stability in all directions. Yaktrax Run Traction Cleats have been tested in temperatures as low as -41 degrees Fahrenheit so they can be used in a variety of extreme environments. Yaktrax Run Traction Cleats come in four sizes to fit most shoes: Small (fits shoe size W6.5-10, M5-8.5); Medium (fits shoe size W10.5-12.5, M9-11); Large (fits shoe size W13-15, M11.5-13.5); X-Larger (fits shoe size W15.5+, M 14+). For oversized shoes or boots, Yaktrax recommends purchasing one size larger than your normal shoe size.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Designed for running shoes
While the heel and side straps of the frame come with a reflective material design for excellent safety.
But this Yaktrax comes with a special design that allows you to run on ice and snow without any hassle. The main construction is a rubber frame.
While running along at my normal pace, the carbide steel spikes and 1.4 mm steel coils were able to grip the ice with ease.
Designed for winter running
They’re more streamlined than most cleats with studs in the front and metal coils on the heel, offering balanced traction that’s ideal for jogging.
The studs are short enough that they don’t feel uncomfortable when you hit a patch of bare asphalt (feels kind of like running in a Newton shoe), and long enough that they dig in well on bare ice.
But if you like to run year round, and you frequently face hard-pack snow or icy conditions, these are a great idea!
They also have an extra strap going over the top of your boot or shoe giving it the extra bit of support that is needed.

What reviewers didn't like

Snow gets trapped
Taking these out on pavement, concrete and gravel will shorten their life span rather quickly.
Not good for pavement running
With how little I’ve used these, I have to say that most people probably don’t need these.
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