NANOspikes® Studded Ice Traction by Kahtoola® Canada's Source for Kahtoola® Studded Ice Traction. 10 (0.21 Inch) Tungsten Carbide spikes per foot
A Tote Sack is included with each pair of MICROspikes®!
As Canadians we have all had that situation where you take a step without realizing that you just stepped on ice. If you are lucky your only pain is embracement, but often times it leaves you with a twisted back, or worse a broken bone.
Thanks to Kahtoola® and their NANOspikes® the pain of falling on ice no longer has to happen. Compact and portable their line of shoe ice spikes easy slides onto you shoe or boot for when you are outside in icy conditions and can be quickly removed when you leave the icy situation.
Think of NANOspikes as studded snow tires for your feet.
The NANOspikes® feature a unique spike design that moves tungsten carbide studs away from the foot and creates stepped and tapered shock absorbing cleats around them. This allows the ice spikes to provide traction in winter conditions.
The tungsten carbide studs have superior wear resistance and produce an unrivaled bite into ice, while the steps on the cleat effectively engage all other types of terrain. Kahtool’s NANOspike crampons turn a running shoe into a snow shoe, with great speed and mobility.
Kahtoola’s NANOspike crampon durability and reliability have been optimized by holding the carbide studs in place with a lightweight aluminum anchor. Every detail has been considered for a design that absorbs shock, enhances comfort and increases durability, and most importantly traction.
Tungsten Carbide Traction Spikes
Tungsten carbide is extremely hard and durable. It is used in many industrial machinery applications, including for cutting tools and armor piercing ammunition; as well as for studded snow tires, snowmobile treads and for the tips of hiking and trekking poles. Now Kahtoola uses it to create high quality snow shoe spikes for those that have to live with ice under their feet – that’s right, us Canadians.
With extreme durability as Kahtoola’s goal, they have developed a patent-pending reinforced eyelet technology that allows their elastomer bands to be lighter and stronger than ever. The elastomer band’s main body is comprised of stretchy Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) for a quick and secure fit on a variety of footwear, while the durable Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) eyelet inserts prevent tearing and improve longevity.
The traction plates on Kahtoola’s NANOspikes® are essential for achieving optimal performance, maximum comfort, and superior durability.
By combining and fusing a more flexible material to supportive plates, comfort and performance coexist. The supportive plates create a platform against the shoe, evenly distributing forces and eliminating pressure points against the shoe caused by the carbide studs, delivering superb bite into ice.
Since the NANOspikes® utilize a traction plate system for optimum performance and comfort, Kahtoola also created a way to ensure that they stay securely in place on the shoe. This is possible due to Upward Traction: small cleats that interface with the tread on a shoe preventing movement between the plate and the shoe sole. Grip to the shoe tread is effective by using many cleats. By keeping the cleats small, pressure points are avoided.
VIDEO NANOspikes® Features 10 Spikes per foot on all sizes Spike Material: Tungsten Carbide Pack Size: 5¾ X 4 X 2¼ inches (52 in3) 1 Year Warranty Tote Sack Included