Frequently Asked Questions
Do Rips Cleats work on Ice and Snow?
Nothing says more than a track record. Rip’s Cleats is proud to say that we have played a significant part in reducing falls with seniors. Not to mention the fact that many seniors using our cleats have become more active, and are able to enjoy the winter months more without the fear of slipping and falling. In terms of Industry. The use of Rip’s Cleats over several years has proven to reduce workplace injuries due to slips and falls on ice and snow. The reduction in workplace injuries has been so recognized that several corporate companies have made the use of Rip’s Cleats mandatory for employees.
Where can I purchase Rips Cleats?
Rip’s Cleats to date has 135 Locations across 10 provinces where product may be purchased. Please refer to dealer information tab to determine your closest location. The advantage of supporting dealers closest to you is a savings on freight. If there is no dealer close to you please feel free to call Rip’s Cleats direct at the following number 250-782-4318.
Do Rips Cleats come in women’s or children sizes?
Yes, we have sizes for both Men and Women. We also carry a small size in the Sharps for youth sizing.
Is there any warranty of Rips Cleats?
Yes. We are currently updating this FAQ and will provide additional info.
Is it easy to put on or take off Rip’s Cleats?
Yes, applying the cleats is very easy. Simply slide the cleats over your boots with the cleat directly in front of the footwear heel. Rotate the cleat over the bridge of your foot when not needed, walking indoors or entering a vehicle.
Does Rips Cleats or Rips Shoe Renu make other products?
Yes! Along with general cobbling and leatherwork services, Rip’s Shoe Renu sells leather products (including quality shoes and boots). We also produce Rip’s Med Straps for first responders and other first aid professionals.
Who invented and developed Rips Cleats?
Rips Cleats were created about 19 years ago by Frank Ripley, a successful cobbler located in Dawson Creek, BC. At some time during the start of the cleat business Frank owner of Rip’s Shoe Re-nu, had a fall on ice resulting in head injury requiring stitches. This brought about the idea of creating ice and snow fall protection. Being a master cobbler during the next few years Frank started to develop a proto types for anti-slip devices to fit onto winter footwear. In 1991 following a massive weather change two ambulance drivers came to the shoe store commenting that the whole??? Was turning into a skating rink and you need to build us something. This was Frank’s first Cleat sale.
What makes Rips Cleat different from the competition?
- Traction. Rip’s design and length of spikes allows the cleat to penetrate Ice and snow. Cleat is put on midsole in the center of the boot resulting in more traction and less chances of twisting knees. Many traction devices with multiple short spikes may scratch ice but do not adequately penetrate. Add a layer of snow over the ice and that traction device will skate and slip. Rip’s design and length of spikes applauds them as “Best Choice” in Ice and Snow fall protection
- Will not fall off. Rip’s cleats fits over the boot not onto the boot. Rip’s cleats do not fall off.
- Rotateable. Rip’s Cleats can be rotated to the top of the boot when not needed, rather than removing them from the boot. All Rips Cleats are designed so you do not have to remove to go indoors or enter a vehicle.
How many kinds of Cleats are there?
Rips cleats has gone through extensive research and development to provide four models of cleats that meet the requirements of every person/industry requiring ice and snow fall protection. 4 models of cleats that include: Sharp, Blunt, Cermac, and Beryllium Copper. If you are looking for fall protection for a recreational outing or for specific industry (Oil, Gas, Electrical, or Mining to name a few) Rip’s cleats has you covered.
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