Reviews and Problems with YakTrax Walker Traction Device
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No more worries on the snow and ice
1 February 2012
Summary: After a slip and fall on the ice in the middle of the street in front of a bus, I became terrified of any spot on the ground that appeared wet. I told my doctor about my fall and she suggested Yak Trax. Of course I laughed at the name but went on line and ordered. Tried them out and loved them.
Summary: I live in Indiana, and last year I slipped on the untreated ice at work and broke my wrist and shoulder. I was out of work for a few months. I didn't want the same thing to happen again, so I tried Yaktrax at the recommendation of my wife's aunt. We had some very icy weather last week, as is very common in the winter in Indiana. I found them to work very well on ice and packed snow, and I felt very secure.
Summary: Finally, on the advice of a good friend, I purchased the Yaktrax Traction Cleats, and I have been able to walk on ice and snow with my tennies without being afraid of falling - THEY ACTUALLY WORK!!
Summary: These are definitely useful. They do provide traction. There are a few drawbacks however. I have had one come off. And yes, it was the correct size. It left me stranded on an icy driveway and all I could do was hold on to the car. I have a bad hip and knee, so putting on a Yaktrax while standing is not an option, even if the other leg is on safe footing. And anyway, when I realized it was off, it was too far away to get it. A neighbor had to come and rescue me.
Summary: Purchased these after a different pair of ice cleats died on me in a very short period of time. I assumed that these would last at least through the winter, boy was I mistaken. I calculate I trekked maybe 12 miles in these before the rubber degraded enough to make the entire item fall to pieces. First day I wore them a coil came off, so with a fair amount of time and a pair of pliers I fixed them temporarily. I would not recommend this product to anyone. At all.
Summary: I love to walk outside even during the winter, but instead I would do the elliptical, for fear of slipping on ice. Now with the Yaktrax I have been walking outside and really enjoying it. Our area doesn't always have snow covered streets and the makers of Yaktrax do not recommend it's use on the asphalt and I thought that may be a problem, but it was not.
Summary: I broke my knee a few years ago after slipping on ice, and had lived in fear of winter since. Then I got my first pair of these. Right away I could feel the difference. I've work them and walked securely in oeverything except smooth hard ice - which I am still afraid to try - bue slippery slush, sleet, hail, deep snow - no problem! I've even been able to take my young daughters sledding without worrying on the hills.
Summary: My neighborhood has had more than a few days of ice-covered sidewalks in recent years, which could make dog walking a dangerous proposition. But with Yaktrax Walkers over my shoes, I walk without slipping on all but the smoothest ice. They are really, amazingly effective. Sadly, they are also a bit too fragile. Walking on nothing but snow and ice, maybe they would last forever.
Summary: These things work great when they aren't falling off your boots due to the rubber bands breaking. I am a police officer in Alaska and items like these are a necessity due to the weather. However, I was only able to wear these on shift 3 times before the rubber bands broke. I'm quite disappointed in the lack of quality, not the performance. The materials they use are cheap... some rubber and thin metal wire.