Winner of Backpacker Magazine’s Hall of Fame Award and Editors’ Choice Gold Award, MICROspikes® footwear traction is the best choice for confidently hiking on frozen trails and mountainous terrain. Twelve stainless steel spikes aggressively dig into ice and welded stainless steel chains offer added traction in snow while remaining flexible and highly packable. Built for backcountry winter adventures, MICROspikes® redefined the winter traction category more than a decade ago by providing grip and performance that remains trusted today.
Best Use: Hiking, backpacking
Terrain: Rugged mountain trails, off-trail
Conditions: Ice, packed snow, rocks
Footwear: Hiking shoes and boots
Twelve heat-treated stainless steel spikes per foot are durable, corrosion resistant, and aggressively bite into icy terrain.
Stainless Steel Chains
Welded stainless steel chains offer added traction in snow while remaining flexible and highly packable. Chain and link components move independently and prevent snow buildup.
Using a patented eyelet design, tough TPU inserts reinforce key stress points, allowing the elastomer harness to be lighter and stronger.
Integrated Toe Bail
Using the same technology and TPU as the reinforced eyelets, an integrated toe bail provides added security and prevents the toe from pushing through the front of the elastomer harness.
Raised Heel Tab
Allows for easy pull-back and removal.
Low-profile and ergonomically shaped, the elastomer harness is constructed from a durable TPE for a secure fit that remains stretchy in cold temperatures, down to -22°F (-30°C).
MICROSpikes® Footwear Traction Specs:
• 12 spikes per foot (on all sizes)
• 3/8-inch spike length (1 cm)
• Spike Material: heat-treated 400 series stainless steel
• Weights per pair:
Small: 11.0 oz (312 g)
Medium: 11.9 oz (338 g)
Large: 13.1 oz (372 g)
Extra Large: 13.5 oz (382 g)
• Pack size: 5 x 3 x 2 inches (30 in3)
• 2-year warranty
• Tote sack included
• Care Instructions: Wash with lukewarm water and air-dry (do NOT dry with heat). Ensure the product is clean and dry before storage. Inspect before each use.