Kahtoola Winter Running Spikes
Flagstaff based winter footwear traction company Kahtoola produces running and hiking spikes and crampons as well as snowshoes to make it easier and safer for people to get outside doing the things they love in the winter. They also give you one less excuse to use for bailing on a winter run. The Kahtoola NANOspikes are a simple, light-weight running solution to provide traction on slick surfaces (they weigh in at around eight ounces). There are no buckles or straps, so slipping these stretch on spikes over your running or hiking shoes is quick and painless. The tungsten carbide mini spikes bite into hard, icy surfaces, and the plastic traction bumps on the inside of the NANOspikes keep your shoes from slipping around.
Looking for something a little more burly to help ward off a bad case of the slippies on your next icy run? The Kahtoola MICROspikes, with 3/8 inch stainless steel spikes, are pretty much a crampon that you can run in. They weigh in at about 15 ounces (per pair), keeping the weight down with a simple, easy to put on rubber ring, with spikes connected with a web of chain, that fits over your shoes. Best for mostly ice covered pavement or snow and ice encrusted trails, MICROspikes are a super grippy, light-weight option for running in more extreme winter conditions. Kahtoola.com. // (OTM)