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Just the job
on 30 January 2013
My previous crampons having given up the ghost at last I was in the market for their replacements and I found these. They are designed rather differently to the ones I am accustomed to as they cover more of the shoe and seemed more substantially built. I decided to take a chance and go with them. I have not been given cause to regret this decision.
They are constructed from a sturdy rubber derivative with the grips built into the rubber soles rather than the more usual chain linked studs. This seems to help the grip and also makes them more comfortable when off the ice and perhaps may reduce water ingress to the shoes themselves. The Large size that I purchased are a good tight fit on my size 9 walking boots. Indeed, as the fit is a tight one I found it easier to do so before putting the boots themselves on my feet. I have uploaded a photo to show how they fit.
In use they are comfortable to wear, give a good grip, and seem well secured to the boot. There is a fair amount of tension on the rubber and so it is possible that this may fail at some point but no signs of this yet.
I would be happy to recommend these overshoe type crampons.
Strong build quality
Can be difficult to fit
Bulkier to store than some rivals