Before each use, check over the product to ensure there is no damage, such as chains splitting open or tears in the rubber. If damage is found, discontinue use to prevent further damage and potential injury. Please return the product to your local Hillsound retailer. Test product before each use for proper fit. Check positioning of front & rear spikes on the outer sole of your footwear. All spikes must fit within the outer edge of your footwear when fitted properly.
FASTENING & REMOVING:
Always put on and remove Hillsound FreeSteps6® while seated. To fasten the FreeSteps6®, place toes into the front section of the crampon and adjust so the toe guide wire is sitting in front of the shoe not on top or underneath the shoe. The front four spikes must sit untangled and position well within the outer edge of your footwear underneath the ball of the foot. Pull the rubber back-tab toward the heel and cover your footwear with rubber evenly positioned around the sides of your shoe.
To ensure a snug and secure fit, adjust the positioning of chains and rubber so all spikes sit firmly on the foot. Place one foot at a time to ensure balance and start walking on flat surface to test that it is fitting well. If the chains or rubber are loose, you may need to consider a smaller size for a tighter fit. All shoe makes and brands are different, so the Hillsound sizing chart should be used only as a guide. To remove the product, slide the back-tab off of the heel of the shoe, and slip the front of the foot out of the front section of the crampon.
Hillsound’s FreeSteps6® are designed for recreational activities such as trail running, fishing, light hiking, and are not made for technical climbing. These are not a mountaineering crampon. Avoid using the Hillsound FreeSteps6® on stairs. Use the FreeSteps6® with regular outdoor footwear, such as: runners, hiking boots, and insulated boots.
Transport the product using a sturdy bag so as to protect the spikes from damaging your valuable belongings. Always position the spikes away from the body when transporting them.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE:
After use, the product must be thoroughly cleaned, dried and stored in a cool dry place.