The footwear traction and performance gaiter manufacturer Kahtoola announced it overhauled its low-profile Nanospikes.

Designed for walking and running on slick surfaces, Nanospikes grip hard, icy surfaces without affecting foot strike. The updated version for Fall 2023 offers improved comfort, fit and traction. It will pack small into an included tote pouch and slide over various shoes when traveling.

Product updates include improved fit for sizes from US women’s 5 to US men’s 15, larger heel tab for easy on/off; low-profile rivet connections minimizing pressure points; ten concave tungsten carbide spikes per foot; traction plate deflects uneven ice for the spikes to engage faster; and unisex sizing.

“We believe design is more than the means to a new product,” said Danny Giovale, founder and owner of Kahtoola. “It’s a practice in intentionality and purpose. Based on the feedback from our community, customers and athletes, we identified an opportunity to make a good thing even better. The redesigned Nanospikes bring a number of thoughtful improvements, and they continue to be the proven ultra-low profile traction that runners trust when they need to perform on hard, slippery surfaces without affecting their gait or foot strike.”

Photos courtesy Kahtoola