I hike in all seasons and weathers. I love the old adage there is no bad weather only bad gear. My Kahtoola microspikes are excellent when there is hard ice on the trail. Turns a sheet of ice into a sidewalk.
But terrible things happen in slushy conditions. Then the wet snow sticks to the bottom, accumulating to about six inches, and then it's like walking on bowling balls. The stuff knocks off pretty easily but rough terrain can be ankle-busting.
I just aborted a hike when I got to a steep section with about a foot of packed ice under an inch of wet slush. It was too slippery for hiking boots, and too slushy for microspikes. As the snow melts here in New Hampshire, particularly on the trails up in the White Mountains, there are a few months with conditions like this, melting stuff on top of a winter's accumulated pack. What's the right gear for that?