With the forthcoming ice age, now is the time to stock up on traction devices. Just slip the Yaktrax Traction Cleats right over your sneakers or shoes and you can walk on ice and ice with less slippage. Safety first! They fold up really small so you can slip them into your bag, purse, or glove compartment for use whenever things get a little icy and dicey. The vertical coil design provides traction in 360 degrees while offering more stability than a spike based cleat (although less useful as a weapon but you can still use your ice pick if you need to fight off any Wampa or polar bears).