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Yaktrax Walk
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Why Yaktrax Walk Keeps You Safer on Ice and Snow

Yaktrax Walk
  • are incredibly easy to use because you walk naturally, not awkwardly and flat-footed as you are forced to do with many competing ice traction devices;
  • give you instant traction on ice and packed snow because the patented SKIDLOCK System provides hundreds of biting edges (10 times more than traditional ice cleats) that grip the ice for 360° traction;
  • won't damage most indoor floors (However, you still must remove Yaktrax before walking on smooth interior surfaces because the steel coils are extremely slippery in these conditions);
  • are durable when used for occasional, light-duty applications because Yaktrax Walk has long-wearing elastomer straps and 1.2mm abrasion and rust-resistant hand-wound stainless steel coils;
  • fit on almost all your footwear because they easily stretch and adapt to different types of shoes. They will not fit on bulky boots, ski boots or on high heels;
  • won't damage your shoes and boots;
  • are easy to put on and take off your shoes in the coldest weather because the elastomer straps stay flexible to -41°F;
  • doesn't add any noticeable weight to your footwear because they're extremely lightweight;
  • are foldable so you have them when you need them because you can put them in your pocket, briefcase, backpack, or your car's glove compartment center console; and
  • lastly, are extremely comfortable.

Yaktrax Walk Features

Yaktrax Walk Features
  • Walk Naturally on Packed Snow and Ice
  • Spikeless, Ultra Lightweight Design
  • 360° Traction with Patented SKIDLOCK Coil System
  • Webbing: Elastomer Compound Stays Flexible to -41°F.
  • Easily Stretches to Fit Almost Any Shoe or Boot
  • They're uni-foot so you don't have to identify right from left. Just grab one and put it on either shoe.
  • Coil: Abrasion Resistant 1.2mm High Strength Steel 70% Recycled Content Coil
  • Colors: Black Only for 2019. I have a few Clear and Glow Yaktrax Walk left in stock.
  • Sizes: Extra Small; Small; Medium; and Large.
  • Weight: 2.0 - 4.0 oz. Adds No Noticeable Weight to Your Footwear
  • Brand: Yaktrax
  • Warranty: 90 Days
  • Manufacturer: Implus, Inc.
  • Made in China
  • SKU: 587
  • UPC: 096506086068 (Extra Small); 096506086013 (Small); 096506086037 (Medium); 096506086051 (Large)

How Do People Use Yaktrax Walk Traction Cleats?

Yaktrax Walk is designed for occasional use to provide safety and peace of mind while you're performing light, routine, activities on ice and packed snow. Examples include:
  • walking to your mailbox;
  • shoveling snow;
  • cleaning off your car;
  • walking from your car across icy parking lots to the grocery, drug store, and the office;
  • negotiating icy, packed snow-covered sidewalks, stairs, and driveways; and
  • lastly, safely getting to your doctor, dentist, and other appointments.
Find out about Ice Cleats for Steep Driveways and Sidewalks.
Yaktrax Walk is a favorite choice for Consider Yaktrax Pro Traction Cleats if you
  • live in an area where you get frequent snow and ice;
  • participate in winter sports; or
  • lastly, work outdoors.
Yaktrax PRO does not give you better traction on ice and packed snow than the Yaktrax Walk. The PRO has tougher real rubber straps, thicker coils, and a removable Velcro® Performance Strap, so it lasts longer and stays on your footwear better.

For superior durability and traction on all slippery surfaces, consider Winter Walking HIGH-PRO®, Winter Walking LOW-PRO®, Winter Walking ICE BEAST™ HIGH-PRO, or Winter Walking ICE BEAST™ LOW-PRO Ice Cleats sold at SlipResistant.net.

Are Yaktrax Walk Good for Senior Citizens?

The suitability of Yaktrax for senior citizens depends upon your physical capabilities, where you live, and how you plan to use them.

  • You must remove Yaktrax before going indoors if the interior surface is smooth because the steel coils are extremely slippery on those surfaces. Examples include the supermarket, drug store, and post office. If it's not easy for you to take Yaktrax off and put them back on you have a problem.
  • You should remove Yaktrax before you drive because the straps can impede movement between the pedals.
  • If you live in the city, you must be careful where you step because Yaktrax Traction Cleats with steel coils are extremely slippery on utility covers, sewer grates, floors in train stations, smooth bricks, and on entry steps on mass transit.
  • If you have negotiate steeper inclines; and
  • lastly, if you live where temperatures drop to extremely low temperatures because spikeless traction cleats with steel coils become less effective as ice becomes denser.
If these situations apply to you, go to Ice Cleats for Senior Citizens and the Elderly.

FAQs About Yaktrax Walk Traction Cleats

What is the difference between the Yaktrax Walk and Yaktrax Pro?
Yaktrax Walk gives you the same traction as the Pro. However, the Pro is more durable because the steel coils are 1.4mm vs the Walk's 1.2mm coils and the straps are real-rubber and stronger vs. the Walk's elastomer straps. The Pro also has a removable Velcro® Performance Strap that helps to keep the traction cleats aligned on your footwear and from coming off in deep snow.
What's the difference between the Yaktrax Walk and the Yaktrax Walker?
There is no difference. Implus renamed the Yaktrax Walker to Yaktrax Walk. It was purely a marketing decision.
Will Yaktrax PRO Traction Cleats give me better traction than the Yaktrax Walk?
No. Yaktrax Pro is more durable than Yaktrax Walk. However, the only way the Pro's traction is superior to the Walk is that the thicker, stronger straps and Velcro® Performance Strap keeps the PRO better aligned on your footwear. You're also safer wearing the Yaktrax Pro because there's a reduced risk of the Pro breaking.
How long do Yaktrax Walk Traction Cleats last?
Yaktrax are a consumable just like any other article of clothing or ice cleat. How long your Yaktrax Walk lasts depends upon several factors including
  • your weight;
  • how often do you use them; and
  • lastly, how much bare payment you walk on. It's rare that every foot of a sidewalk, parking lot, or road is completely covered with ice and packed snow. It's unreasonable to remove them and then put them back on every time you encounter a dry patch. Bare spots speed up the abrasion on the steel coils because the coils are abrasion resistant, not abrasion proof.
  • Will you be walking over rough surfaces that may tend to cut the rubber straps.

Now having said all that on the average you can expect two seasons. When you consider the cost per use it's very low-cost insurance compared to the cost of an injury.

Will Yaktrax Traction Cleats eliminate my risk of slipping on ice and packed snow?
No. No traction device can guarantee you won't slip and fall on ice. What Yaktrax can do is significantly decrease the probability that you won't fall to make the risk acceptable.
Do Yaktrax Walk work in deep snow or slush?
No. Winter Walking Ice Cleats work in regular snow and slush as well as ice and packed snow.
Must I remove my Yaktrax every time I go indoors?

You absolutely must remove Yaktrax before going indoors where there are smooth, dry floors like those found in the

  • grocery store;
  • drug store,
  • train station; and
  • post office.

That's because Yaktrax Traction Cleats with wound steel coils are extremely slippery on this type of floor.

If you're

  • not capable of putting them on and taking them off
  • constantly going in and out of doors; or
  • lastly, unwilling to put up with the hassle on putting them on and taking them off;

visit Ice Cleats You Can Wear Indoors.

Can I wear Yaktrax while I'm driving?
I do not recommend wearing Yaktrax while you're driving because the straps can get caught on the pedals. Please see Ice Cleats Safe to Wear While Driving.
Are Yaktrax good for hiking?

It depends where you're hiking. Yaktrax are not designed to be used off-road.

  • Rough surfaces will cut the straps and abrade the steel coils.
  • The steel coils can be extremely slippery on exposed rocks especially if they're smooth or rounded.
  • Yaktrax should not be worn on sandy or gravel covered surfaces.
  • Frequent non-ice and snow covered surfaces will also affect durability.
Does Yaktrax Walk work on black ice?
I do not recommend Yaktrax for use on black ice because you need more aggressive traction. Find out more about the Best Ice Cleats for Black Ice.
I've read that Yaktrax have 10 times more biting edges than spiked ice cleats. Does this mean the traction is 10 times better than spiked ice cleats?
No. The key to traction on ice is penetration. Yaktrax stainless steel coils are non-aggressive. Therefore, traction requires hundreds of biting edges to equal the traction of just one well-designed spike. In addition, the non-aggressive coils become less effective in frigid temperatures when ice is denser.
Can I run with Yaktrax?
I don't recommend any ice cleats for running. I especially don't recommend spikeless ice cleats for running because you need aggressive spikes. Furthermore, one of the most common ways Yaktrax fail is that wound steel coil breaks. If a coil breaks, it can catch on you running pants causing you to trip and fall forward.
Will Yaktrax work on Ski Boots?
No. Implus does offer a product called SKITRAX. However, I don't carry them
Will Yaktrax work on Neos® Boots or Bunny Boots?
Will Yaktrax work on roofs?
No. Furthermore the metal on metal contact climbing a ladder would be extremely hazardous Visit Korkers.com to find tractions devices specifically for roofs.
What are WinterTrax?
WinterTrax are manufactured by Implus. They're an ultra-light duty, one-size-fits-all, extremely inexpensive, and an almost "one-time use" version of Yaktrax. One national marketer sells them calling them Yaktrax and makes it appear that you're getting a great deal by getting two pair of Yaktrax Walk for the price of one pair from another source. Again, WinterTrax are not Yaktrax. I don't sell WINTERTRAX because they don't hold up and they don't stay on your shoes.
Why are they called Yaktrax?
They're named after the surefooted Tibetan Yak. However. the concept has nothing to do with the Yak. The idea originated by observing how Sherpas would tie strips of leather around their shoes to get traction on ice.

Yaktrax Walk Warnings and Safety Tips

Yaktrax Walk will not damage most indoor floors. Nevertheless, you must remove Yaktrax before walking on smooth, dry floors because Yaktrax are extremely slippery on these surfaces.

Do not drive while wearing Yaktrax. The straps can catch on pedals.

I do not recommend Yaktrax for people living or working in cities. Again, the Yaktrax wound steel coils are extremely slippery on smooth surfaces that include

  • sewer grates;
  • utility hole covers;
  • escalators;
  • floors in train stations;

Do not use Yaktrax on surfaces covered with sand or loose gravel.

If you are unable or unwilling to remove your Yaktrax Walk before going indoors or driving, or you live or work in a city, consider Winter Walking LOW-PRO® Ice Cleats or Winter Walking ICE BEAST™ LOW-PRO Ice Cleats. Both LOW-PRO and ICE BEAST™ LOW-PRO are safe to wear on most indoor surfaces and while driving. LOW-PRO and ICE BEAST LOW-PRO also provides better traction on the city hazards mentioned above.

Yaktrax Walk Reviews

Yaktrax Walk 10 Most Recent Reviews
5 5 / 5 Stars
"This is the second pair I've purchased for myself and I also bought 2 pairs as gifts. Yaktrax have allowed me to walk my dogs and shelter dogs all winter long." Kristie K., Rochester Hills, MI 07/02/14
5 5 / 5 Stars
"I love my Yaktrax!" Susan W., Highland, NY 6/15/14
5 5 / 5 Stars
"No additional Comments" Ellen M., Paw Paw, MI 3/24/14
5 5 / 5 Stars
"My friend had cracked elbow on the ice twice this winter season and I purchased us each a pair of yak Trax. Amazing and easy. No more slips or falls!" Kelly S., Jackson, MO 3/12/14
5 5 / 5 Stars
"This item is a necessity to own and use during icy and snowy conditions. Their lightweight use and quick attachment to shoes make them a plus, with many stars to follow. Having fallen a number of times, they are certainly a joy to be in the upright position, then laying on the cold ice like a vacationing Harbor Seal. You can't go wrong to own a pair or two, and the cost is more than affordable." Walter C., Brooklyn, NY 3/12/14
5 5 / 5 Stars
"This is my second pair and I couldn't imagine a winter without them. They're very easy to use and walking on ice is effortless'" Marian S., Cedar Grove, NJ 3/11/14
5 5 / 5 Stars
"No additional comments." Greg E., Wabasso, MN 02/06/14
4 4 / 5 Stars
"No additional comments." Matthew M., East Syracuse, NY 02/03/14
5 5 / 5 Stars
"No additional comments." Nella W., Bloomington, IL 01/29/14
Yaktrax Walk sizes run small. If your shoe size is at the top of a size range shown below, you may be better off getting the next larger size, especially if you plan to wear them over heavy boots or shoes. If you can't decide, choose the bigger size.
Yaktrax Walk Size Chart
Yaktrax Walk are Unisex and fit the following men's and women's shoe sizes.
Size Men's Women's Grade School Kid's
XL* n/a n/a n/a
*XL is not available in the Yaktrax Walk. Click here to find the Yaktrax Pro.
L 11.5 - 13.5 13 - 15 n/a
M 9 - 11 10.5 - 12.5 n/a
S 5 - 8.5 6.5 - 10 5 - 8.5
XS 1 - 4.5 2.5 - 6 1 - 4.5

Yaktrax Walk Colors

Get different colors so you can easily tell them apart when there's more than one Yaktrax user in your home.

Consider Glow Green if you'll be using Yaktrax at night. You'll be safer because they glow in the dark for improved visibility. The Glow will also help you find them if you drop one.

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