I had such high hopes for these things. Talk about multi-tasking! Thing is, they just wouldn’t stay on! I tried numerous times thinking the straps just aren’t tight enough. But no matter what I did, they kept slipping off. I think it’s an awesome idea, but just not practical. I guess you need to have big feet to use these. I’m about a 6.5. I’m pretty bummed out they don’t work.
This is a great idea, but it takes some time to get used to walking in them, and then the strap broke. I’m going to try and return them.
The following statements from the product description do not apply to anyone with small feet: "universal fit goes over most any size shoe or boot" and "heavy guage straps stay tight on your foot." My feet are a common size (7) and my feet swam in these things. I could not get them to stay on. After two attempts, one with my clunkiest hiking boots, I gave up. They are sitting in my garage, useless. If you are a male with average to large feet, you’re probably fine. Women with average to small feet, don’t waste your money.
By: Carol Hanchette
These work really well,I’ve 2 pair of these shoes and I often let neibors borrow the other pair. I think every home owner should have a pair,if you care about your lawn.
By: Dale K
I got a pair of these this week after seeing them on the web a few years ago. The first time I tried them on I realized they kept slipping off. I would tighten the straps down again and again with the same result. I cinched them down very tight the last time and the plastic buckle on the strap broke. So the straps are in the category of "sucks." I am going to try some mods to see if I can improve them with some homegrown engineering. Good idea, poor engineering.
Old Hickory, TN0.3
I agree with previous review. It is an excellent idea, but the straps will not hold still and I have an extremely hard time keeping them on my feet. I’ve had them for about 5 years now and have only used them about 3 times. Would love to use them more, but I don’t know how to keep them on my feet.
Charles Town, WV0.3
Had high hopes also. Looks like a simple idea that should work. Had trouble with the metal spikes dislodging and falling off. Gave up and threw them away.
I got these free from someone. The first time I used them I had a lot of problems walking in them and keeping them on. They take a couple of times to get used to them. I find they work best if you wet your lawn first. Wear some work boots and strap them on tight. Walk heel to toe and stand straight up on them. They actually work pretty good. I would recommend them.