Kahtoola Launches MicroSpikes Pocket-Sized Traction

Kahtoola announces the launch of its MICROSpikes™ pocket-sized traction.
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FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (July 20, 2007) – Building upon its innovation in winter traction gear, Kahtoola announces the launch of its MICROSpikes™ pocket-sized traction. The easy-to-use MICROSpikes™ are a grippy, durable, slip-on traction system made with a series of strategically placed stainless steel spikes connected to a dynamic stainless steel flex-chain with a tough elastomer shoe harness. The 3/8 inch long spikes and flex-chain combine to dig into the ground and grip on all types of terrain from ice and packed snow to wet rocks, concrete and scree. Unlike traditional pocket traction devices, Kahtoola's MICROSpikes™ are extremely durable, securely attach to footwear, provide solid grip and require no special buckles or straps to secure them. MICROSpikes™ will be on display at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 9-12 at Kahtoola booth #11. MICROSpikes™ will begin shipping to retail stores nationwide October 15, 2007.

“Kahtoola's MICROSpikes™ are the best performing product in the pocket traction category,” said Danny Giovale, Kahtoola founder. “MICROSpikes™ are a simple, secure, and effective way to walk, hike, or run in slippery conditions. The unique ‘micro-spike'/chain design adjusts itself by working as a system to provide grip into nearly any surface. Our product is designed for anyone, at any age, to get out and safely enjoy winter.”

Kahtoola MICROSpikesâ„¢ $59 are available in 4 sizes from extra small to large, fitting a unisex size range from youth 1 to adult 14. MICROSpikesâ„¢ stretch to comfortably accommodate all kinds of footwear, including running shoes, lightweight hikers, everyday shoes and snow boots. MICROSpikesâ„¢ are the answer for consumers who want to stay active in the winter with convenient, effective footwear traction.

About Kahtoola
Kahtoola makes innovative high-performance footwear traction and snow travel systems for everyday outdoor enthusiasts. The Kahtoola FLIGHTsystem™ snowshoe is a trend-setting product with an innovative design that offers traction, warmth, protection and flotation. The FLIGHTsystem™ includes the insulated FLIGHTboot™ with built-in traction and FLIGHTdeck™ step-in snowshoe deck. Kahtoola also manufactures the Kahtoola Traction System™ (KTS), a lightweight, flexible strap-on crampon with clever folding design and flexible LeafSpring® extender bar. Beginning in January 2008, Kahtoola will host the Kahtoola Snow Series demos and races at ten sites nationwide. These events encourage people of all ages to walk, hike, run and enjoy winter. Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, Kahtoola is currently distributed to over 150 retail shops nationwide. For additional information on Kahtoola, or to locate the nearest dealer, call 866-330-8030 or check their website at www.kahtoola.com.

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