Fortunately for me, we have had no snow this winter.
Many of you haven’t been so lucky. During and after snowstorms in previous winters, I was able to go outside and run because of my YakTrax.
This is what the website says about Yak Trax Run:
The Yaktrax Run is an ice traction device anatomically designed for use with running shoes. Run naturally on packed snow and ice with the Yaktrax Run’s combination of removable stainless steel spikes and coils, providing 360 degrees of unbeatable traction. Continue your training during the winter with the same stability you are accustomed to on dry surfaces.
- MADE OF HIGH STRENGTH NATURAL RUBBER
- 1.4 MM STEEL COILS
- CARBIDE STEEL SPIKES
- REFLECTIVE HEEL TAB AND PERFORMANCE STRAP OFFERS SAFETY
- ANATOMIC RIGHT/LEFT DESIGN
In winters past, I have been able to run many times when wearing my YakTrax Pros. (pictured above).
You may have expected them to feel clunky but they didn’t at all. I quickly ran just as normally as without them. The best part was that I was able to run through the snow, slush and ice and I didn’t slip and fall!!!
The big difference between the YakTrax Pro and the YakTrax Run is that on the YakTrax Run, the coils under the forefoot are replaced by two studded rubber and plastic plates. The studs are made of carbide steel and the plates they are attached to are removable. The heel of the YakTrax Run has the same coils as the YakTrax Pro.
I have heard complaints about the coils breaking. I have never had a problem. But then again, I have only run in them on the snow and never on bare asphalt or concrete. I would think that when you land on your forefoot, you will not be landing directly on the coils and the YakTrax Run will last even longer than the YakTrax Pro.
So in the winter, if you hate the treadmill (like me) but are afraid to run on the slippery roads (like me), Yak Trax are for you!!!
Spring should be here soon!! But I will be using my Yak Trax Run next winter when it snows.
Note: I was sent these free of charge to review. However, the opinion is solely mine.
Happy Running! Have you tried YakTrax? If so, what did you think of them?
I have a pair to review, and the forecasters keep teasing us with snow. But it never comes! I may have to rely on my past experience with these things.
That’s what I had to do. We’ve had NO snow this winter. And I’m not complaining.
I’ve never tried them but I know people who have them. For the most part they like them, but one or two people have had the coils break.
Sometimes you can’t avoid running on pavement for parts of a run, and that’s where the damage happens.
If I have to resort to these down here, I better move further South, lol Great review Darlene! I would think these would be a necessity up where you live. 🙂
Usually but not this year!
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I’m sure you’re not complaining about that 🙂