Run sure-footed while others slip.

From the peaks of Washington to the streets of Manhattan, winter running conditions can linger long after a storm. The Yaktrax Run Shoe Crampon lets you get your daily run in without risk of injury when the streets, trails, or sidewalks are covered with hard-packed snow or a solid layer of ice. Strap these anatomically accurate (yes, you need to know the difference between right and left) crampons to your shoes and run sure-footed while others flail.

A mix of materials keep these crampons light yet rugged. Rubber webbing snugs up against your shoe and the performance strap ensures a stay-in-place fit. On the bottom, a mix of removable carbide steel spikes and 1.4mm stainless steel coils grab hold of the ground. The reflective heel tab adds an extra bit of illumination on your early-morning mid-winter runs.

  • Rubber webbing
  • 1.4mm stainless steel coils, SkidLock design
  • Carbide steel spikes
  • Performance strap
  • Reflective heel tab
  • Anatomical design (right/left)
  • Yaktrax Run is rated for -41F
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great for additional traction

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these for my boyfriend since he tries to steal my pair! So here is my review of these. I have used these for a year now and really think they do help with traction. I've hiked up plenty of snowy peaks in them. I do notice that after a bit of hiking in these that the front comes up and over my hiking boot. It does get kind of annoying to pull these back down especially when they are covered in snow. I would still recommend these since they do really make a difference.

Winter Trail Running Must!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I gave these as a gift to an avid trail runner and have gotten some good reports. They took a few steps to get used to but after that were not noticeably different than running without them. Great added grip in winter conditions on the trails covered in snow and ice. Only used 3-4 times so far due to the mild winter but seem to be well built and not having any durability issues to speak of. Definitely only for use on trails and not on any sort of pavement though. Fit true to the size chart.

No more slipping.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been running in these all winter, and they're fantastic. They're quick and easy to put on at the trailhead, and they really make a difference on slick, packed-out snow, especially during descents. I can always tell I have them on when I first start running, but after a few minutes, I pretty much forget. I use them primarily on trails, and I've been impressed with the durability.

Best combination of crampon features

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I grew up in Alaska, where we wear "creepers" all the time. I never liked the original yaktrax that only have the metal coils - while they work good on snow (where I don't think you really need them anyway) on actual hard ice it just feels like you're teetering on sticks. Anyway, THIS version of crampon is great! The traditional spikes under the front of your foot work well on ice, and if I have to cross a bit of pavement I just walk on the heel part. Also the removable toe-strap piece is awesome, since I never have to worry about loosing one of these in the snow, which has happened to me multiple times in the past.

Great for winter trail running & hiking

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My wife loves these for winter trail running and hiking when the trails get packed-out or icy. Only drawback is that you shouldn't really walk on pavement with them on at all, otherwise the little metal spikes wear down.

Soft metal

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Two trail runs with a mix ice of dirt, mud, and some gravel and the metal spikes bent and flattened pretty quickly. They helped a bit on ice but didn't last a season. Yak Traxs won't honor a replacement after the length of a season (90 days) either.

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    Completely destroyed after one lap on grandeur. Not made for anything too aggressive. Probably good for light running on a non technical icy trail.

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      I gave these as a present for my wife, but I have a similar pair myself. They are great for trailrunning on trails that are icy / hardpacked. Also great for walking the dog when it's icy outside!

      Excellent Product

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Purchased these YakTrax for my wife and have only heard great things since our first hike a few weeks back. The terrain has been incredibly icy this year, which is why we finally broke down and bought these. She is a 9.5 womens and we ordered a small - fits great. Very satisfied with product.

      broken

        broke after 5 days of jogging.

        Yaktrax Run

        Yaktrax Run on a pair of Mammut trail running shoes

        Yaktrax Run

        Simple winter safety

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        The Yaktrax Runs had no problem with wide crushed gravel paths, cement bridges, and root-filled singletrack and, while snow filled the space underfoot, no loss of traction was felt. Even walking across the parking lot felt fine. Yaktrax does caution against using these on pavement and ice, which will damage the coils and also lead to possible falls. Apart from those two caveats, I would bet that the Runs would work in most every other situation. If you're looking for a simple addition to your winter running safety gear, consider the Yaktrax Run.

        Need clarification... It says on the YakTrax site and Backcountry these are for ice. Your review says YakTrax cautions against using them on ice. Can you clarify this because the whole point to me purchasing these would be to be able to continue trail running even over slick icy trails. Thanks.

        Size Chart

        From Yaktrax site, check it out.

        Size Chart

        Photo from Yaktrax website

        Photo from Yaktrax website