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Yaktrax 8001 L Walker, Size Large (Black)

by YakTrax

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  • Footwear traction device to help prevent slipping on packed snow and ice
  • Comes in 4 sizes - XS (M 1-4.5,W 2.5-6), S (M 5-8.5,W 6.5-10), M (M 9-11, W 10.5-12.5), L (M 11.5-13.5, W 13-15)
  • Made of lightweight, durable injection-molded plastic elastomer
  • Offers 10 times the number of gripping points as spike-based traction devices
  • Hand-wound design provides 360 degrees of traction on slippery surfaces
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Yaktrax 8001 L Walker, Size Large (Black) + Yaktrax 8006 Wintertrax, One Size Fits Most (Black)
Price For Both: CDN$ 39.56

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Technical Details
Item Weight91 g
Product Dimensions15.2 x 5.1 x 20.3 cm
Item model numberYaktrax Walker
Weight250 grams
Number of Items1
Batteries Included?No
Brand NameYakTrax
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #4,348 in Sports & Outdoors (See top 100)
Shipping Weight141 g
Date First AvailableOct. 13 2011
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Product Description

Looking for an easy-to-use, lightweight traction device for your shoes? Turn to the spikeless Yaktrax Walker traction cleats, which offer 10 times the gripping points as any spike-based traction device. Ideal for pedestrians, the elderly, businesspeople, or anyone else who wants greater stability on ice and snow, the Yaktrax Walkers are terrific for walking to and from work, school, or even the mailbox down the street. (Mountain climbers should consider the Yaktrax Pro cleats, which are designed for more arduous conditions.) Each Yaktrax Walker is made out of an injection-molded thermal plastic elastomer that's lightweight yet durable. The coils are also protected against rusting, with a hand-wound design that provides 360 degrees of traction on ice and snow. Every step you take in the Yaktrax Walker places hundreds of biting edges in direct contact with the ice beneath your feet, with the high-strength horizontal coils providing forward and backward stability while the vertical coil pattern provides side-to-side stability. And thanks to the sturdy outerband--which conforms to the length and width of your boot or shoe--the cleats fit securely throughout the day but slip off in an instant. Suitable for temperatures as low as -41 degrees F, the Yaktrax Walkers have been approved and recommended by the National Health & Wellness Club and the Handyman Club of America. The Yaktrax Walkers are available in extra-small, small, medium, and large sizes.

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By beamarca on July 12 2014
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very practicle. keep them in car for "au cas ou"
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By MR T S FITZGERALD on April 15 2014
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Use it for running in the snow and ice: works great. The rubber does perish after a couple of years though, just an FYI.
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Amazon.com: 1,102 reviews
431 of 442 people found the following review helpful
These are Awesome.... Period! Feb. 5 2007
By Dude - Published on Amazon.com
I am a pretty tough grader on stuff like this and have nothing to lose or gain in any of my reviews. We have had a lot of snow and subsequent ice in our area over the last month. My street and drive are ice covered at least 1-2 inches thick and then it melts on top of the ice and it is impossible to stand up. I purchased the Yaktrax and let me tell you, they are worth every penny. I did not get the Pro model because I didn't know if I would like them. When I first got them I tied to go for a walk down the driveway with my regular New Balance running shoes (no Yaktrax) and could barely stand up... Kept sliding without even walking. Went back in the house and put the Yaktrax over my running shoes and went back outside. I was able to walk across the ice like it wasn't even there. I felt like I probably could run on the ice if I wanted, but didn't want to push it. I don't know how the Yaktrax will be in deep snow, but then you probably wouldn't need them there anyway. But on ice, they are super! I read some previous reviews that said they had problems with breakage. I make sure that the rubber bands are pulled high up onto the shoe and try to have the rubber bands on the bottom go between any grooves that I have on the bottom of the shoe. This is a long winded review to a low cost item but I wanted to make sure it gets the review that it deserves.
247 of 259 people found the following review helpful
Fragile Dec 22 2008
By A. Willard - Published on Amazon.com
Having had two pairs myself and having gifted another four pairs, I can say that Yaktrax Walkers are a good idea but one poorly executed. Spiral wires are held in place by a frame of elasticized plastic. The plastic is quite fragile and the problem occurs because the wires aren't long enough to cover the entire expanse of the shoe's sole (which would prevent chafing of the plastic with the roadway). Too soon the plastic chafes and breaks - never a full winter of use, in my experience. Before they chafe through, they are excellent. I would recommend that anyone ignoring my review, pay the extra that the Pro model costs because sooner or later you will almost certainly walk out of the standard (strapless) model and lose it before you know that it's gone.
107 of 110 people found the following review helpful
One good thing March 8 2007
By William S. Grigsby - Published on Amazon.com
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in an othewise mighty cold first year in Ohio after moving here from Calif. Snow, sleet, ice - nothing could stop me (or my wife) when we slipped the yaktrax over our admittedly wimpy warm weather shoes. Even tromping up and down our 45 degree slope driveway covered in ice at 9 degrees was slipless.

Oh yeah, and at 60 years old, you start paying attention to these sorts of things.

Yaktrax are a great buy - and the dayglow orange and lime colors make them easy to spot in the messiest mudroom!
80 of 83 people found the following review helpful
Yaktrax's are the best Oct. 26 2008
By Michael Dennison - Published on Amazon.com
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Yaktrax's are unbeatable. They give the greatest traction in all icy conditions. I run a high mountain camp and have tried many ice traction devises. In icy conditions, CAUTION, is always the most important factor, no matter what the devise. In walking indoors all devises can be hazardous, it depends on the care you use while walking. My staff and I have used Yaktrax's for years. For inside staff, regular Yaktrax's are the best. They put them on to walk from their cabin or car to the office and pop them off once inside. For my outside staff, the Yaktrax Pro's can't be beat. They are rugged and don't ware out. The strap over the front of the boot keeps them in place in most situations. When coming inside it is best and easiest to slip the boots off and to step into indoor shoes. For long Life - take a little time - when putting "Trax's" on, make sure they slip into the grooves in the soles of the boots and if the end of a spring starts to catch, use a pair of pliers to squeeze it back into place. The Yaktrax Pro's I have on now have lasted me for three years and counting.
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Helps keep you upright on the ice April 1 2008
By Padmapada - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought 2 pairs of these, one for myself and one for my husband, after we made a trip to our house in Maine in February and found we could barely stand up in the driveway, which was a sheet of ice. The 'small' fits easily over my size 8 women's shoe, and the medium fits his men's size 10 without a problem. The Yaktrax provided a good grip on the ice, and we felt much more secure. They are extremely lightweight and easy to deal with. My only concern is their long-term prospects: the gripping parts are made of spring-like coils (rather like what holds a spring binder together) and ultimately they will need to be pinched back into shape with pliers, after having been flattened by use, according to the instructions.. but after such a brief time, this has not become a problem, so we are pleased with the purchase. I managed not to fall down this time. If you are planning heavy use, I believe there is a 'pro' version, which is probably more appropriate, but these are fine for just getting around on the ice.