Best Snow and Ice Grips for Winter 2021

Friday, 19 November 2021  |  Seth

When winter draws in and the weather gets colder, walking safely and with confidence becomes increasingly difficult. Frost, ice and even snow can conspire to make getting anywhere safely problematic.

Thankfully, there are a number of accessible and affordable solutions to make walking in these conditions a breeze. Please see below for more information and to view a selection of our best and most trusted shoe grips for use this winter!

Portwest FC94 Non-Slip Ice Grabbers

Portwest ice grabber steel undersoles

Portwest FC94 Non-Slip Ice Grabbers are a pair of inexpensive, full-rubber ice and snow undersoles.

Ergonomically designed, they use a combination of rubber patterning and six steel studs to pierce stubborn ice in order to give you a strong and stable footing as you walk. 

What we love about them:

✔ Inexpensive price tag for an affordable winter solution
✔ Six steel studs are evenly distributed for balance enhancement
 Four-hold frontal rubber frame ensure zero chance of slippage

Not ideal for:

 Running (click here to view our recommendation)
 Indoor use (click here to view our recommendation)

Final verdict: An all round affordable and inexpensive pair of cleats combining steel stud and textured rubber grip.


Ergodyne 6325 Spikeless Ice and Snow Traction Undersoles

Non-rubber cleats are perfect for use when popping indoors

These Ergodyne 6325 Spikeless Undersoles are ideal for those moving from indoor to outdoor application frequently. A spike-free sole allows you to quickly dry off before moving inside.

A 100% rubber sole means zero worrying about removal, scraping or damaging interior floors.

What we love about them:

✔ Cord tensioner gives a tight/loose fit depending on preference
✔ Rubber sole allows them to be kept on when quickly nipping indoors
 100% Michelin rubber sole is same material used on their winter car tyres

Not ideal for:

✘ Quick removal (click here to view an alternative)
 Use on incredibly slick and smooth ice (click here to view an alternative)

Final verdict: Unique indoor application makes these essential wear for those moving between environments.


Yaktrax Run Grey Snow and Ice Grips for Shoes

Yaktrax runners make running in the snow and ice safe

Whether you're a professional athlete or a round the block jogger, when ice starts to line the pavement, running becomes incredibly dangerous.

Yaktrax developed Run Grey Snow and Ice Grips for Shoes to seamlessly attach to any running shoe, allowing you to continue doing what you love throughout winter.

What we love about them:

✔ Lightweight design doesn't affect natural cadence and gait
✔ Designed specifically for runners thanks to innovative traction steel base 
 Innovative steel coil grip design works to really dig into ice and snow

Not ideal for:

✘ Use indoors (click here to view our solution)
✘ Quick removal (click here to view our recommended)

Final verdict: Unique run-specific design makes them the perfect choice for athletes, runners and hikers alike.


Ergodyne TREX 6300 Slip-On Ice and Snow Cleats

Yaktrax runners make running in the snow and ice safe

Safe yourself the hassle of adjusting the tension and tightness of your cleats. Simply slip these on and go. Ergodyne TREX 6300 Slip-On Ice and Snow Cleats are designed for quick and easy application thanks to their attached heel-tab, these are ideal for throwing on and getting out there.

What we love about them:

✔ Quick removal and application
✔ Eight heat-treated carbon steel studs penetrate ice and snow easily
✔ Save time thanks to slip on, cord and tensioner free design

Not ideal for:

✘ Use on concrete (click here to view a recommended alternative)
✘ Adjusting if you have sizing issues (click here to view a recommended alternative)

Final verdict: Ideal if you're after a simple pair of cleats. Perfect for taking the dog out or for quick winter walks around the block.


Yaktrax Diamond Grip Ice and Snow Grips for Shoes

Yaktrax Diamond Grips are suitable for short trips on concrete

Suitable for short periods of use on concrete and other hard surfaces, Yaktrax Diamond Grip Ice and Snow Grips are the ultimate in ice and snow undersoles. Their hardwearing steel chain undersole grabs and adheres to different surface levels of ice and snow whilst remaining stable and in place thanks to a back to front rubber frame.

What we love about them:

Diamond shaped steel chain is the ultimate undersole material
✔ Steel is hardwearing enough to allow for quick trips onto concrete surfaces
 Inobtrusive fit leaves top of shoe completely free for maximum comfort

Not ideal for:

✘ Fabric trainers with thin undersoles (click here to view our solution)
✘ Those after a cheap alternative (click here to view our solution)

Final verdict: Top of the range cleats equipped with chained steel for amazing stability in the toughest and most extreme conditions.


Whether you're a seasoned cold weather runner or you're making a last minute mad dash to the shops this winter, stay safe by giving your feet the grip they need this winter.

Click here to see our latest cold-weather releases, featuring the brands in this article and many, many more.