These spikes are the real deal. I’m so used to looking at those other rubberized, little nub things, that when I saw these on Amazon, I had to get them. I’ve almost slipped over and fallen about ten times so far this season, so I had to do something. I just tested these bad boys out on the ice and I have to say, I ain’t slipping no more.
I picked these Unigear snow spikes up on Amazon for $29.99. I think they’re worth every penny because they overcome all the shortcomings of their competition. Some other cleats aren’t large enough and are useless in the snow. Others fall off too easily or are too expensive. I think this brand and model sit somewhere right in the middle. They fit well, won’t falloff because of a velcro strap and were fairly priced.
They even come in a nice little bag to keep things organized.
The only problem with these is that because the spikes measure in at over a quarter of an inch, I’ll need to take them off before I go into a store or something like that. With the other, less dramatic brands, many folks around here keep theirs on. I may pick up some like that just to avoid that hassle. But for hiking, these are the way to go. No doubt.
This is what they look like off of the shoe.
All you do to put them on is slide them over the bottom of the shoe. It’s really easy and the rubber is nice and soft. It’s almost gummy, which is easy on the hands. I’ll let you know if I experience any problems with them in the future. I’m excited to hit the trails while wearing these spikes.