Diamond Grip Delivers Serious Winter Traction to Keep Workers Safe

June 27, 2013
Engineered solution from ICEtrekkers adds unmatched traction for government workers on dangerous snow and ice.

When nature doles out harsh winter weather some workers get to stay home, but that’s when many government workers are most needed on the job.

When conditions get slick, outdoor workers need 360-degree traction, and that’s what industrial-strength ICEtrekkers Diamond Grip delivers. Diamond Grip attaches dozens of case hardened, alloy steel grippers to the bottom of a shoe or boot. The patented six-pointed “diamond beads” are strung on steel aircraft cable and put literally hundreds of biting edges under the heel and the ball of the foot to grip the slickest ice or hardest-packed snow.

Unlike spikes, Diamond Grip’s design spreads load evenly from heel to toe, eliminating uncomfortable “hotspots.” And the rubber sling that secures Diamond Grips to a shoe or boot never touches the walking surface, eliminating wear.

“Diamond Grips are designed for all day wear on ice and snow, are durable enough for the transition across asphalt and cement, and are easy to put on and take off for workers who have to get in and out of vehicles,” says Steve Couder, vice president of sales at ICEtrekkers. “They’re easy to use, built to last, enhance worker safety, and significantly reduce the risk of costly slips and falls.”

Millions of people fall each year, causing injuries most frequently to the head, wrist, elbow or hip. National Safety Council statistics show that thousands of people die due to fall-related injuries, and The Department of Labor estimates the cost of an average slip and fall injury to be about $28,000. Estimates put North American annual lost workdays due to slip/fall injuries at over 100 million, at an annual cost of $36 billion. But when public safety is at stake even a minor slip can be costly. Diamond Grip winter cleats can significantly lessen the risks and costs.

Diamond Grip is ICEtrekkers’ top-of-the-line traction system, designed for the most challenging conditions. The patented gripper design is self-clearing so there is no risk of icing up and losing traction. Diamond Grip goes on in one smooth motion and stays on until you’re ready to slip it off. The cleats are comfortable enough to wear all day and durable enough to last for years.

“Over the last three years we’ve sold tens of tens of thousands of pairs of Diamond Grip to fire departments, law enforcement agencies, emergency medical technicians, utility companies, and industrial workers,” says Couder. “Many companies require their workers to use Diamond Grip for winter work.”

“In designing ICEtrekkers we examined all the products out there to improve on their strengths and eliminate their weaknesses,” says Couder. “Diamond Grip is unique in that only case hardened steel links and traction beads contact the ground, for maximum durability. The resilient rubber stays tough at sub-zero temperatures; just ask our users on Alaska’s North Slope. You can put them on or take them off in seconds wearing winter gloves, and they grip like nothing else you can buy.”

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June 27, 2013