Manufactured in Canada, and made by local builders, Rip’s Cleats were originally custom designed for BC Ambulance Services as they requires a cleat that could easily rotate so you do not have to take it off when coming inside. The only boot grip on the market with these custome features in 2010 it became the major ice cleat chosen for safety and security staff at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Our Traction Aid has Spikes that bite into the ice. The elastic gives easy rotation of the spile plate from the midfoot to the top of your boot. This is great for going in and out of vehicles or buildings. It also means you don t have to put wet Ice Cleats in your pocket.