Get all the traction you need this winter with the Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats. As cross country runners know (trust me, I speak from experience), when the terrain becomes frozen and snowy, cross country runners don’t cut it. Many winters runners will tell you a spiked shoe will perform the best, however, most designs have very little cushioning and give your feet a good beatin’. Shoe chains such as Yaktrax was my original solution, but I’ve stopped wearing them as they just kept on breaking. I would end up spending 40 bucks every month and found them cumbersome (often snagging on my sucks), and heavy. As I was about to give the spiked shoe another chance I came across the Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats. These look to be the ideal solution. Made from Titanium, the pocket cleats employee compact folding legs that are affixed to your shoes via nylon webbing and duraflex fastners. At 66 grams each, you’ll be ready to rip up the trail no matter what frozen setting you choose.