- Most if not all other ice traction devices for shoes require that you remove them before going indoors... even spikeless devices... because they will either damage interior floors or are very slippery and dangerous to wear on smooth dry surfaces.
- Many ice traction device manufacturers recommend that you remove when driving your car because of slipping when stepping on the pedal or getting hung up when switching from the gas to the break pedal and vice versa.
- AltraGrips Lite Low Profile ice cleats most often do not have to be removed before going indoors and they are safe to wear while driving. That's because AltraGrips Lite Low Profile ice cleats use a 1mm tungsten carbide spike that extends just beyond their aggressive tread. When you take a step on a flat surface both the spike and the tread come in contact with the floor. Now you absolutely would not wear them to walk on a finished wood floor.
Look at the Example in the right column...
That's a lot of "putting on and taking off" in the first example but it's worth it to avoid a serious slip and fall. And a lot of people will take a chance and simply not do all those steps which puts them at risk.
The other ice traction devices I sell on The-Perfect-Present.com are easy to put on and take off. Spare Spike Ice Cleats are safe to wear while driving your car which eliminates some of the steps. But even after taking that into consideration there are a lot less hassles wearing AltraGrips Lite Low Profile ice cleats especially for those of us that aren't quite as flexible as we were when we were younger. That's especially true because there isn't always a place to sit down when you're putting on your ice cleats.
Now imagine a typical commute for someone living or working in the city. Think of all the times you would be putting on and removing your ice traction devices.
AltraGrips Lite Low Profile Ice Cleats are professional grade ice tractions devices manufactured in the USA and cost considerably more than consumer grade traction devices. But they're heavier duty and last far longer. This is the second season I've been wearing them to "test them out" and I've had no problems with the 1mm spikes giving me good traction on ice and so far I'm getting good wear with no noticeable wear on the spikes. And it's just nice not to be constantly putting them on and taking them off. I also appreciated how they give you traction in deeper snow and even mud as well as ice and packed snow during a recent trip to Vermont. I highly recommend them.