I have been using this product a lot lately because where I live and walk my dog has been experiencing too much sun and a lack of new snow. Consequently, our favorite steep trail has developed a layer of hard ice which was making it hard to walk on. My Yaktrax Pros, which are normally totally adequate for this, were not holding as well as usual, so I thought I would give these a try. I can walk right up without slipping. The cleats dig in just enough to give me good purchase. I definitely don't do much walking on the road with them and if I forget something in the house, I am crawling on my knees to go back in, but for the trail they were great!