Grips are ice grippers overshoes that give you good traction on ice. But look at the chart below and you'll see how Grips Overshoes stop slips and falls in all the slippery conditions you're exposed to every day in oil and gas operations or as an electrical or gas utility worker.
Grips give you great traction because there are six thick bands of aluminum oxide on each overshoe.
Grips are long-lasting because unlike other grit based ice traction devices that simply have a thin layer of grit-like material that wears out quickly, the thick bands of aluminum oxide actually refreshes itself as it wears away.
Many sites state that cleated ice cleats last longer than those using grit... and they're absolutely right. But the goal here is reduce falls and keep employees safe. Slipping on oil... grease... chemicals... or whatever the slippery surface injure you just as bad as falls on ice and snow. I think we all agree that explosions that take out the entire team working on the pipeline or drilling rig rank right up there with slips and falls as risks you might want to avoid. You don't buy grit ice cleats because they're the longest lasting type of ice cleat. You don't buy gritted ice cleats because they give you the best traction on ice. You buy grit based ice cleats because they're the best ice cleats to suit your traction needs when spark suppression is critical and/or the primary slip hazard is grease and oil. And you buy Grips Ice Cleats because they're the longest lasting grit based ice cleats.
Oil and Grease
Snow and Slush
Water & Other Liquids
Soaps and Waxes
But the Grips Overshoes do offer certain advantages in addition to simply protecting shoes and boots...
The tread is designed to actual expel snow and other contaminants that might otherwise clog the tread or prevent the aluminum oxide grit from making contact with the ice. It works the same way an ice cube trays expels ice cubes when you twist it.
The tread is ergonomically designed to align the metatarsals in your foot with the treads so that your weight is placed ideally and naturally on the
treads for better traction.
Grips Overshoes will fit over very large work boots up to 16+. There's a patented Trim Line you can cut to widen the top so it's easier to put over larger boot sizes.