Flagstaff, Ariz. (September 1, 2020) – Kahtoola, creator of award-winning MICROspikes® and NANOspikes® footwear traction, is proud to announce the launch of its new cross-terrain traction product, EXOspikes™. Now available at outdoor retailers and Kahtoola.com, EXOspikes are the first footwear traction product to truly serve the versatile needs of trail runners, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts when navigating everything from snow-covered mountain trails to icy roads, all with one product.
Prior to EXOspikes, traction was designed specifically for use on either roads or trails, but none that provided safe, comfortable, and trustworthy cross-terrain performance for both during the same outdoor adventure.
“EXOspikes are the culmination of more than 20 years of design experience and were created to optimize traction across a broad range of winter conditions to make the best ‘all-around’ product,” said Danny Giovale, founder and owner of Kahtoola. “Getting outside safely is more important now than ever before and we love the fact that EXOspikes allow you to head out your front door, down the road and into the park or off onto a trail without compromising safety or performance. EXOspikes ‘Trail to Road’ versatility makes them essential for a range of winter adventuring from trail running to hiking. This is a product that will really improve the quality of life for many active people when conditions are wintry and it will last them a very long time.”
EXOspikes footwear traction features 12 spikes per foot, each with three levels of traction: extremely durable tungsten carbide tips for bite into ice, aluminum steps for grip on uneven surfaces, and TPU lugs for grip on loose terrain.
Designed with an industry-first open TPU Traction Matrix, EXOspikes keep your footwear tread engaged with the terrain for additional grip and performance. A revised TPE elastomer harness allows EXOspikes to easily fit over your favorite trail or hiking shoes and stays stretchy down to -22°F for effortless on/off in cold climates. EXOspikes, $59.95, are now available at outdoor retailers and at Kahtoola.com.
Since 1999, Kahtoola has been making the outdoors more accessible and rewarding by building exceptional products. Kahtoola’s flexible footwear traction systems, including MICROspikes® and NANOspikes® footwear traction, are built to improve safety and performance in wintry locales around the globe. Every product from hiking crampons to running gaiters are thoughtfully designed and vigorously tested at the brand’s Flagstaff, AZ headquarters high on the Colorado Plateau. Owned and operated by founder Danny Giovale, Kahtoola proudly grants 1% of annual sales to fund projects that support indigenous cultures, investing in community improvements, healthcare, education, resources and the environment. For more information, please visit Kahtoola.com.