You won't slip
Really good for walking on ice
Disappointed with the spikes
Like others I found the boots have a narrow fitting. My feet are 9.5 (UK fitting), and after trying out their sizes in 43 and 44, I ended up with size 45. Seemed slightly loose, but with thick socks were comfortable to walk around in.
Bought them for Hurtigruten Norway boat trip, and found them so easy to put on and take off.
However, I was disappointed with the OC spike system. It all seemed very clever and convenient to use, but the little 4mm long pins were no use on pavements where there was packed snow that had turned into hard ice. They barely "scratched the surface". My wife had the same OC system on her boots (different supplier and manufacturer) and she had exactly the same problem.
I would still recommend the boots for comfort, warmth and ease of use, but if I wear them again on ice, I'll use strap-on ice grips.
Boots arrived very quickly, advised of delivery time. As I am size 81/2 was worried a 9 might be too small. Fit for me is perfect. I guess my feet are not too broad. Have not worn them yet but very light weight and well constructed. Look forward to wearing them in St Petersburg! Recommended.
Rod in Norway
These are absolutely excellent boots for snow and ice. I work and live in Norway with 5 months snow and ice, the tread alone is good but with the OC system simply brilliant. BUT these are small boots, I'm size 8 and reading previous reviews bought a size 9, still too small, length is ok but width is tight, if I bought again I would go to a size 10! and if need be, wear a thicker sock, but still recommended
Boots were to small for me.
I had to return the boots, they were to small for me.
Very good looking boots.
Will try to find larger ones.
Great boot does the job
I bought this boot for our first skiing holiday and it performed really well. We had lots of snow but also rain lower down the valley, which meant ice on pavements. The boots were snug, warm and the ice grips worked a treat. Think about buying a slightly bigger size if you have wide feet. I had to order a second pair, but they were so good I kept the first pair for my eldest son!
Although my son hasn't had a chance to check out the snow grips he is very pleased with the comfort and fit and tread in all the wet and mud.
Good for the price
Bought these as a Christmas present for my dad as I was concerned about the weather forecast for heavy snow - since then it hasn't stopped raining so no chance to try them out. Decent quality boot, very light so I don't think they will stand up to heavy wear, but that isn't what they are for. The fold-out grippers are a neat idea, and the main reason for buying these to prevent potentially deadly slips on snowy footpaths. The boots come with a little plastic tool for flipping the grippers out when required. Recommended.