Ice cleats are an important part of every woman's (and man) life here in Alaska. Between my husband and I we own about 6 pairs. I like to have one in my car, one in the child stroller and a few in the house.
My favorite pair of ice cleats are my STABILicers. They have velcro that straps around your ankle and over the toe. They have never failed me. Not once. Not even when my hyper husky would lunge like a maniac at other dogs, or when I put the speed on after seeing a moose up the road. I highly recommend these. I would not recommend them for jogging as the sole is a bit stiff, but they are so super sturdy and they work.
My husbands favorite pair of ice cleats are theKahtoola MICORspikes.
He loves them because he can wear them with his running shoes and jog in the winter when it is super slick. He has not lost this pair which to me is amazing because he always loses his cleats. He likes to take them off and hang them on a tree to go hiking and come back for them later. Weird huh!
Our toddler loves them because the chains rattle.
I also have had some ice cleats that I have not loved. This ice cleat has a wire similar to a stretched out spring around the webbing on the foot. I have lost about a 1/2 dozen of these. They do not stay on your shoe and really do not offer enough traction for me. Living on an ice sheet for so many months means you just can't mess around.
And then there are the pair I wore today. They must have fallen off about 5 times so I finally just took them off and hoped my son's Charriot stroller would save me if needed.
I would go as far as to call these whimpy.
Not sure what compelled me to write about ice cleats, but they are on my mind. I have a pair that I received from my work that I have not tried yet.