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Yaktrax Traction Devices

Make Tracks

Erica Jong had a bestselling novel called Fear of Flying. If I hadn’t discovered a pair of Yaktrax this winter, I’d have to call my novel Fear of Falling.
Yaktrax Traction Devices
Make Tracks

Erica Jong had a bestselling novel called Fear of Flying. If I hadn’t discovered a pair of Yaktrax this winter, I’d have to call my novel Fear of Falling.

A slick film of ice masquerading as a pretty snowdrift can send anyone akimbo — a young mother with a rushing toddler in tow, a laptop toting CEO, even an otherwise-sturdy sportsman. So for those of us in cold climates, these “traction devices” are universally appealing.

Yaktrax founders, Greg and Steve, must have been extreme skiers or mountain climbers because they took the awkward crampon and parlayed it into something that’s easy-to-use and truly dependable. This cleverly engineered gear, made from rubber and steel coils, slides on easily over boots, shoes, or sneakers. Yaktrax are lightweight and spikeless, but the sure footing they provide on ice and snow makes it possible to walk upright and naturally — you’ll wonder how you teetered through winter without them.

This has been one of the coldest winters on record across the U.S., and there are more icy days ahead. Give yourself, or someone you care about, a pair of Yaktrax and stride confidently through the rest of the season.