Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats™

What’s new about the Pocket Cleats™?


Pocket Cleats™ are one of the lightest trail traction devices available and were created for use with trail running shoes and lightweight hiking boots.  Their unique design allowed us to cut as much weight as possible while maintaining maximum traction for various conditions.  By utilizing the flat, hourglass shape of a normal shoe sole, Pocket Cleats™ provide traction where it’s needed most whether you’re a trail runner, ultralight backpacker, thru hiker, or someone else who wants extra grip on slick surfaces.

Though the first version of Pocket Cleats™ work very well, New Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats™ with Shoewe decided to make a small change to improve how securely the Pocket Cleats™ fit to footwear.  We also went full titanium (no aluminum side brackets anymore) AND reduced the price to help get them onto more people’s feet.  Oh, and our sizes cover a wide range of feet (women’s 6 to men’s 13), so we got your…uh…feet.

The notable small change to the Pocket Cleats™ is that we bent the tabs on the legs up instead of leaving them flat.  This allows the Pocket Cleats™ to grip into the sole of the shoe preventing it from sliding side-to-side even more than previously.

Here are a few images comparing the older version (left/top) and new one (right/bottom).

Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats™ Comparison 1

Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats™ Comparison 2

Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats™ Comparison 3

New Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats™ Close Up

Though minor, we believe this change will great improve the security of the Pocket Cleats™ to your footwear.

The other change was upgrading the aluminum side brackets to titanium because…well, titanium.  The Pocket Cleats™ still feature high strength nylon webbing and Duraflex fastners.

Updated Titanium Side Buckles on Pocket Cleats™

(Left) Previous Aluminum Side Bracket (Right) New Titanium Side Bracket

These changes aside, the titanium Pocket Cleats™ are still one of the lightest trail traction devices available.  With them, they are simply one of the best.  Check them out now at!


Small: Women’s 6.0 – 9
Medium: Women’s 9.5 – 12; Men’s 8.0 – 10.5
Large: Men’s 11 – 13


Titanium alloy construction
Compact folding legs
Reliable DuraFlex fasteners
High strength nylon webbing
Convenient nylon carry case


Weight: 2.3 ounces (66 grams) (each / medium size)
Size Open: 5.9 inches long x 1.8 inches wide) (150 mm x 45 mm)
Size Closed: (4.3 inches long x 1.8 inches wide) (110 mm x 45 mm)

MSRP: $59.95