Kahtoola  EXOspikes Traction System

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Designed for trail runners and hikers, the Kahtoola EXOspikes help you navigate everything from icy roads to snow-packed urban paths to frozen mountain trails with dirt, mud and rocks.

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  • Applying 20 years of design experience, EXOspikes combine the approachable and durable material set of NANOspikes® with the secure fit and superior traction of MICROspikes®
  • Durable thermoplastic polyurethane Traction Matrix fully engages frozen and mixed terrain, with an open design that sheds snow and adapts to a range of flexible footwear
  • Designed to take a beating, TPU Traction Matrix is more lightweight and abrasion resistant than steel
  • Twelve 0.29 in. integrated spikes per foot provide 3 levels of traction
  • Aluminum steps grip uneven surfaces while TPU lugs dig into loose terrain and tungsten carbide tips bite into ice and packed snow
  • New elastomer harnesses optimize fit and remains stretchy to -22°F (-30°C)
  • TPU inserts reinforce key stress points and keep the toes securely in place
  • Raised heel tabs provide easy on/off access
  • Tote sack included
  • These are 40% lighter than the award-winning Kahtoola MICROspikes footwear traction


Sizing is as follows for U.S. shoe sizes:
  • X-Small fits Women's sizes 6–7.5 / Men's sizes 5–6.5
  • Small fits Women's sizes 7.5–9 / Men's sizes 6.5–8
  • Medium fits Women's sizes 9–11 / Men's sizes 8–10
  • Large fits Women's 11–13 / Men's sizes 10–12
  • X-Large fits Women's 13+ / Men's sizes 12–14
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Technical Specs

Item #178099
Best Use

Trail Running



Harness: elastomer; traction: thermoplastic polyurethane/aluminum/tungsten carbide


5.75 x 3 x 2 inches


XS: 6.6 ounces

S: 6.9 ounces

M: 7.3 ounces

L: 7.8 ounces

XL: 8.1 ounces

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