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    Kahtoola Microspikes have been updated with an improved lightweight Elastomer harness that is supple to -30°C allowing you to use them with confidence in the harshest of winter conditions. To increase strength and durability the eyelets have now been reinforced with a harder plastic material, this prevents the chain links from ripping through the harness. At the front of the harness is a new toe bail to hold the spikes even more securely, also allowing for you to get them on and off a lot quicker.

    MicroSpikes are lightweight pavement and trail crampons ideal for snowed up paths and pavements. They form the bridge between lighter pavement crampons and lightweight walking crampons which are designed for mountain use, but shouldn't be used as an alternative to full crampons. They will fit onto almost any shoe or boot in seconds to give you extra traction on ice and hard-packed snow. The traction is achieved by chains and small spikes held firmly in place under the foot by a rubber upper rand.

    The Kahtoola MicroSpikes have proven especially popular with fell runners who want a light, compact crampon which will attach securely to a running shoe to allow them to pass icy sections.

    Kahtoola Microspikes Features:

    • Lightweight elastomer harness
    • Reinforced eyelets
    • Intergrated toe bail
    • Heel tab for easy on/off
    • Quad cleat on heel
    • Hardened 9.5mm stainless steel spikes at the toe, midsole and heel
    • Fit in seconds
    • Comes with carry bag

    Size Weight
    Small 312g
    Medium 340g
    Large 368g
    XL 397g

    Size Guide

    Kahtoola MicroSpikes Size Guide

    Hiking Boots:

    Small Medium Large XL
    UK 4 - 7 7 - 10 10 - 13 13+
    EU 36 - 40 40 - 44 44 - 48 48+

    Insulated Boots:

    Small Medium Large XL
    UK 4 - 6 6 - 8 9 - 12 12+
    EU 36 - 39 39 - 42 42 - 44 44+

    Please note: because of the elasticated design of the Microspikes there is some flexibility in sizing at the lower end of the sizes, e.g. a size 10 shoe could wear a large without a problem.


    4.9/5 Stars out of 50 Reviews
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    Kahtoola MicroSpikes Review
    Nick Smith
    Absolute genius! While these are marketed at a 'harder core' Winter walking/trail running user, I think Kahtoola are missing a trick. Since they will fit pretty much *any* shoe or boot, they'd make the ideal Xmas present for absolutely anyone - even if all they ever do is walk to their car along an icy pavement! I made good use of mine trail running last Winter. Very light, they can be carried in a small rucksack, and slipped on or off trail shoes in less than 30 seconds. They offer good grip while running on everything from hard ice, to semi-frozen snow/mud. However what is really impressive is that unlike a big rigid crampon, you can still run across bare rocks that stick out of the snow, and the spikes don't skate, but allow the rubber of your shoes to grip on the rock. Nick Smith, UKClimbing. com
    Kahtoola MicroSpikes Review
    Trevor Goswell
    Just used my spikes walking 5 miles on snowy Downs. I felt very secure on ice covered pavement to get to foot of Downs, with out spike last year it was very awkward. Super grip walking up steep paths, on top left them on for grass and snow mix so easy to walk on. Gripped well on bare slippery chalk which is all ways tricky. Wish I had them last year.
    Kahtoola MicroSpikes Review
    Paul Jacobs
    I thought these would just live in my pack to be brought out for safety reasons on the occasional icy slope but I am amazed at the improvement in running efficiency, compared with studded fell shoes, on hard packed snow on flat trails and roads. I experimented with MicroSpikes on one foot only and the difference in traction between the two feet became obvious. My Garmin showed more than one minute per mile improvement in speed with the MicroSpikes over the same ground for no apparent increase in effort. I can't wait to use them for a race, in suitable conditions, hopefully before too many other competitors get hold of some.
    Kahtoola MicroSpikes Review
    John Linnell
    I bought the Microspikes for my own use after several falls in snow and ice last year. Used them first on a steep, close-cropped grass and mud descent in torrential rain when others around me slipped, teetered and fell (four falls I think) and generally had an anxious time; I felt VERY secure and relaxed in the microspikes. Since then have been equally impressed walking on steep terrain in snow and ice. I would be reluctant to wear them on thinly covered pavements to avoid blunting the spikes (the more fragile Yaktrax are better suited to that) although they would work well. I'm particularly impressed by the rubber 'rand' that pulls over the shoe or boot; it's very robust, flexible and 'grippy' which seems to make it quite forgiving on shoe size. Shoe a bit small? Just pull the 'rand' up higher to tighten the chains underfoot and it grips and stays put. Brilliant piece of kit - just ordered two more for friends.
    Kahtoola MicroSpikes Review
    chris mather
    Firstly the negatives- pricey! ! But when you consider the impact on walking with total confidence on ice or snow. Whilst you will 'clink' on pavements these provide excellent traction. Not as heavy as their durability would suggest. A certain health related investment!
    Kahtoola MicroSpikes Review
    andy wiggans
    Absolutely brilliant. I run on the canal tow-path quite a lot, and last year struggled when the snow got packed down and icy - this year absolutely no problems. There's a section that's sheet ice and rather than doing my Bambi impression I ran at a respectable tempo pace straight across it. Highly recommended.
    Kahtoola MicroSpikes Review
    richard heard
    Luckily, there's been a bit of snow up North and that's given me a great chance to try these out. I'm a size 9-10 & the Medium fits on my Merrells etc mids and shoes pretty well. They took me a few minutes to get on, but that'll get easier as I get used to them. Once on though, they are incredible as far as grip goes. I ain't been up a mountain in truth, I've had a quick wander about outside the house on hard ice and compacted snow and the usual flailing & slip-sliding around was completely eradicated. I'm self-employed and any injury that keeps me away from my work is costly so for à "šÃ‚£45 these work well, are extremely robust (chunky steel and chunky rubbery stuff) and will potentially pay for themselves many times over. They are small and light enough to carry around un-noticed in my rucksack. As always, Facewest were brilliant.
    Kahtoola MicroSpikes Review
    Anthony Dainty
    I purchased this product for running in the ice and snow. The grip and traction is excellent and you hardly feel like you're wearing them. The sizing is reasonable and the product accommodated my running shoe and my walking boots. The only negative I can offer is that in deep wet snow the spikes can ball up. However, I do feel that such conditions are beyond the remit of the product and require a running/walking crampon with an anti-balling plate instead. All in all this is an excellent product and if used for its correct purpose I would wholeheartedly recommend it.
    Kahtoola MicroSpikes Review
    Sharron Morgan
    Have been looking at these for some time. I have some Grivels but these were good for walking but not running. I tried these out on both my boots and trail shoes. They were excellent and gave a good feeling of security on snow and ice. The only problem I could foresee is that for thin snow on pavements they would be too aggressive. I next want to see how they perform on wet steep grass fells when grip becomes an issue. They are light enough to carry and very easy to put on so I will update once the conditions are right.
    Kahtoola MicroSpikes Review
    rod carne
    Absolutely brilliant! As a blind hill walker snow and ice have always terrified me! But this year with the Micro spikes, no problem at all. 10 miles over the Quantock Hills and whilst my partner is slipping and sliding and falling over. I'm steady as a rock!

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