Yaktrax Slip On Steel Coil Walking Traction Cleats

Last updated: September 29, 2020


This winter traction device works well for both men and women and is available in extra-small, small, medium and large sizes. Although the cleats are lightweight, they are still able to provide the traction you need to safely move across slippery surfaces. The coils are also coated with zinc to prevent rust from forming on the coils.

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

Key Takeaway: These lightweight traction cleats are easy to slip over any shoes or boots for a walk or run on a winter day.

In our analysis of 58 expert reviews, the Yaktrax Slip On Steel Coil Walking Traction Cleats placed 4th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Yaktrax Walk Traction Cleats are lightweight, affordable, and easy to put on and take off, making them a simple solution for reducing the risk of falls when walking on snow and ice to work, school, or even to the mailbox. A highly elastic outer band and a tab on the heel help the cleats slip easily on and off of shoes, making Walk Traction Cleats perfect for pedestrians, professionals and the elderly. Traction is provided by abrasion-resistant 1.2 mm steel coils that are coated with zinc to help prevent rust. The shaped edge of the coils provide 360 degrees of traction on cold surfaces for all-direction stability. Yaktrax Walk Traction Cleats are tested safe from breakage in temperatures as low as -41 degrees F. They are available in four sizes to fit most shoes: Extra-small for petite sizes (fits shoe size W2.5-6/M1-4.5); 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). For oversized shoes or boots, Yaktrax recommends purchasing one size larger than your normal shoe size.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

“I’m so afraid of falling on ice, so when I saw these I gave them a try and wow, they really work,” celebrates one reviewer.
The unique coiled design of these Yaktrax Walk Traction cleats increases the stability of your footing on snow or ice, but also won't damage most types of flooring if you briefly wear them inside.
Steel coils are coated with zinc and are 1.2 mm thick.
The durable rubber foot frame with a removable over-foot strap ensures a secure fit.
Heavy-duty rubber and 360 degrees traction.
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Adjust easily
The highly elastic outer band comes with a heel tab to make them easy to slip on and off, and is sized to fit most boots and shoes.
Rather than spikes or cleats, the Yaktrax Walk utilizes 1.2 mm steel coiled springs wrapped around thin rubber strands on the bottom.
Breakage- and abrasion-resistant durability

What reviewers didn't like

The average rating is relatively low.
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Straps could be more durable
But with the Walk, there’s no points, spikes or sharp edges. This means the traction and grip aren’t as good as we’ve seen on other ice gripping devices.
Choosing a perfect size can be tricky; for oversized shoes, order a bigger size
View our Winter Traction Device buying guide for in-depth advice and recommendations.

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