SPIKE DESIGN The NANOspikes® feature a unique spike design that moves tungsten carbide studs away from the foot and creates stepped and tapered shock absorbing cleats around them.This allows our crampons to provide traction in winter conditions. The tungsten carbide studs have superior wear resistance and produce an unrivaled bite into ice, while the steps on the cleat effectively engage all other types of terrain. Our NANOspike crampons turn a running shoe into a snow shoe, with great speed and mobility. Kahtoola’s NANOspike crampon durability and reliability have been optimized by holding the carbide studs in place with a lightweight aluminum anchor. Every detail has been considered for a design that absorbs shock, enhances comfort and increases durability. WHY TUNGSTEN CARBIDE? Tungsten carbide is extremely hard and durable. It is used in many industrial machinery applications, including for cutting tools and armor piercing ammunition; as well as for studded snow tires, snowmobile treads and for the tips of hiking and trekking poles. Now Kahtoola uses it to create high quality snow shoes for runners. REINFORCED EYELETS With extreme durability as our goal, we have developed patent-pending reinforced eyelet technology that allows our elastomer bands to be lighter and stronger than ever. The elastomer band’s main body is comprised of stretchy Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) for a quick and secure fit on a variety of footwear, while the durable Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) eyelet inserts prevent tearing and improve longevity. TRACTION PLATES The traction plates on Kahtoola’s NANOspikes® are essential for achieving optimal performance, maximum comfort, and superior durability. Dual compound By combining and fusing a more flexible material to supportive plates, comfort and performance coexist. The supportive plates create a platform against the shoe, evenly distributing forces and eliminating pressure points against the shoe caused by the carbide studs, delivering superb bite into ice. upward traction Since the NANOspikes® utilize traction plate system for optimum performance and comfort, we also created a way to ensure that they stay securely in place on the shoe. This is possible due to Upward Traction: small cleats that interface with the tread on a shoe preventing movement between the plates and the shoe sole. Grip to the shoe tread is effective by using many cleats. By keeping the cleats small, pressure points are avoided.
Highly durable, wear-resistant tungsten carbide spikes are held in place with a lightweight aluminum anchor. Ten spikes per foot bite into ice and snow while a surrounding TPU cleat provides added traction and shock absorption.
Dual Compound TPU
A soft outer compound provides wear-resistance and flexibility, and aids in snow release, while a hard inner compound near the spikes disperses force against the outsole of footwear. Additional upward-facing traction ensures NANOspikes® stay in place against footwear.
Reinforced using durable TPU inserts, the patented eyelet design prevents tearing at each connection point, allowing the elastomer band to be lighter and stronger.
Provides added security and prevents the toe from pushing through the front of the elastomer harness.
Raised Heal Tab
Allows for easy pull-back and removal.
Low profile and ergonomically shaped, the elastomer bands are constructed from a durable TPE for a secure fit that remains stretchy in cold temperatures, down to -22°F (-30°C).
NANOspikes® Footwear Traction Specs:
• 10 spikes per foot (on all sizes)
• Spike material: tungsten carbide
• Pack size: 6 x 4 x 2.25 inches (54 in3)
• 2-year warranty
• Tote sack included
• Care Instructions: Wash with lukewarm water and air-dry (do NOT dry with heat). Ensure the product is clean and dry before storage. Inspect before each use.