Crampons are traction devices used to improve mobility on snow and ice during ice climbing. Here at Outdoor Shopping we offer only the best crampons just to name a few;there are three main attachment systems for footwear: step-in, hybrid, and strap bindings. The first two require boots with welts, the last adapt to any type. Crampons are made of hardened steel, light weight aluminum, or a combination of the two. Lighter weight crampons are popular for alpine ski touring where demands are generally lower and light weight a premium. Crampons are fastened to footwear by means of a binding system. Improved attachment systems - such as a cam action "step-in" system similar to a ski binding and particularly well adapted to plastic technical mountaineering boots - have widely increased crampons use. Crampons also utilize a full "strap-in" system and a "hybrid" binding that features a toe strap at the front and a heel lever at the back. Great for ski, ice, camp climbing gear, equipment, ice shoe grips, rock climbing equipment, ice grippers, ice spikes, ice shoes, lightweight, convenience, cleats for ice, and mountaineering gear.