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
Spike Design: 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.
Reinforced Eyelets: 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.
Elastomer Harness: 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).