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ICESPIKE™ VS Sheet Metal Screws

Comparison of the ICESPIKE System and sheet metal screws, as tested Pro runners and hikers

ICESPIKE™ Traction System

Comparison 'Us' ICESPIKE traction system

Sheet Metal Screws

Comparison 'Them' Sheet Metal Screws for traction

Icespike uses a steel composite designed for strength and endurance.

Sheet metal screws are made of soft metals like aluminum that break down quickly, making them more dangerous on ice and slippery terrain, as they round off.


Icespike’s design, with its deep, wide V groove and sharp edges, allows the spikes to be self-cleaning and stay sharp even as they wear.

Sheet metal screws get packed with debris, ice and snow and become useless.

Impact On Shoe

Icespike's thread design is very fine and its sharp, large serrated washer keeps it in place minimizing the impact on the sole of the shoe or boots.

Sheet metal screws have no serrated washer to hold them in place and their thread design is rough which can damage the sole of the shoe or boot.


Icespike will last up to 500 miles making it unnecessary to screw your shoes over and over again.

Sheet metal screws need replacing frequently and take time away from your favorite outdoor activities.

It was best said by a member of the TRAIL MONSTERS RUNNING CLUB from Portland, Maine:


Trail runner Magazine


Icespike Runner In Snow
Walker With Dogs Using Ice Spikes On Shoes
Fisherman with tracking system on shoes
Workers with ice traction system on shoes
Senior Citizens using icespike to prevent slips and falls
Nancy Hobbs running with icespikes
Hiker using Ice Spikes on boots
Runner With Dogs
Dan running with icespikes on shoes
michele yates runs with icespike

Unbelievable the traction that Icespike provided on the entire Appalachian Trail last summer. Made the trek enjoyable. On to the John Muir Trail and the High Sierra Region.

- Tim, Professional Photographer and Graphic Designer
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