Kahtoola ExoSpikes Traction Device
Applying 20 years of design experience, EXOspikes™ combines the approachable and extremely durable material set of NANOspikes® with the secure fit and superior traction of MICROspikes® footwear traction. EXOspikes™ feature a consumer-friendly design and is the first footwear traction system to wrap cross-terrain performance, comfort, and mixed-weather functionality into one truly unique product that is designed to hold up on pavement while also excelling on trails.
Twelve spikes per foot deliver three levels of traction. Wear-resistant tungsten carbide spikes offer the initial bite on ice and packed snow, durable TPU lugs dig into uneven surfaces and loose terrain, and a refined open TPU matrix allows the tread on footwear to stay engaged. A newly designed TPE elastomer harness geometry is also easier to put on and take off and securely fits a wider range of flexible footwear.
“EXOspikes™ are the end result of an intensive design and testing process to make a product that would thrive in a wide spectrum of conditions from icy and snow-packed streets to the toughest mountain trails, yet be totally approachable and versatile,” said Danny Giovale, founder of Kahtoola. “Prior to the development of EXOspikes™, such a versatile traction device did not exist. Products designed specifically for use on either roads or trails were available, but none that provided safe, comfortable, and trustworthy cross-terrain performance for both on the same outing.”