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    Best non-slip boots? (For icy conditions)

    GF has just broken arm slipping on ice outside workplace and i don't want to head the same way. Any recommendations on boots with exemplary slip resistance on ice (as well as warmth)?

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    Re: Best non-slip boots? (For icy conditions)

    I have used these things for a good few years now...

    http://www.yaktrax.co.uk/

    Bearing in mind I walk a good few miles in a day when out surveying the street trees they have lasted well, fit on pretty much any shoe and really do work!! Saved me from looking like an idiot a few times

    No connection with company etc etc..

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    Re: Best non-slip boots? (For icy conditions)

    Thanks to both of you. I hadn't really considered something like that as an option. I have just ordered the ones on the Amazon site. i'll feedback on how they work when i get them, in case others are interested.

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    Re: Best non-slip boots? (For icy conditions)

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnie View Post
    i'll feedback on how they work when i get them, in case others are interested.

    Sunnie
    Yes please do! Always good to have an alternative to turn to.

    Cheers Stu

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    Re: Best non-slip boots? (For icy conditions)

    In the less hardware, more normal boot category I can reccomend North Face Snowcat boots which I use a lot

    or anything from Sorel.. http://www.sorel.com/ .....uber warm & grippy.
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    Re: Best non-slip boots? (For icy conditions)

    I have had a pair of these for three years, only replaced them towards the end of last year. I dont wear anything else at all, I dont own anything else... http://niton999.co.uk/products.expan...%28BBE02290%29

    Great for snow, ice, wet, heat, sand, kicking some ones butt...

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    Re: Best non-slip boots? (For icy conditions)

    QVC do a rubber pull on over boot job (Get a Grip) replaceable hardened pins (spare set comes with them) you can run on ice & not slip up.
    Brilliant.
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    Re: Best non-slip boots? (For icy conditions)

    Should also add, 12.50 15.45 with p&p

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    Re: Best non-slip boots? (For icy conditions)

    Stuey has got it right. I have used Yaktrax for the last three winters having had them sent to me as a sample, I am an outdoor activity journalist. The full pattern Yaktrax are quite brilliant and allow you to run on hard ice. My wife has just bought some scaled down versions from QVC, again from Yaktrax but without the heel section allowing them to go onto shoes with heels. As to which boots, there a re dozens of great quality brands available so look at a price above 110 and take your usual walking socks with you and go and try as many pairs on as you can. Something will be the perfect boot for you. Look for a deep heal breast, thats the bit between the sole and the heel section. It's the bit that does all the work when you are going downhill. Most modern walking boots feature Vibram type soles with aggressive grip patterns so go for a good fit.

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    Re: Best non-slip boots? (For icy conditions)

    I was looking at Yaktrax this morning in Cotswold, look like a good product. The ones Saint links to are very similar to ones I used when I worked on 'Dancing On Ice' so we could follow the skaters round the rink without landing on our arses, they're alright if they fit well, otherwise they're not so good.

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    Re: Best non-slip boots? (For icy conditions)

    Well I've had the ones with spikes just over a year. I'm curious about what tests the manufacturers do on these things. The spikes are okay. But unless they break the ice on contact (which they don't always) in order to get a grip they don't necessarily *feel* that grippy on it. I haven't slipped wearing them so I can't criticise them on that front, and it may be that they are working exactly as they are supposed to. But they don't make me FEEL as secure as i'd hoped, which is surely a big part of it.

    The other point is that, once you are off ice and walking on normal concrete or paving these spike type grips are even more precarious and annoying to walk with; you also draw a lot of attention to yourself because they clak-clak along. So there is a lot of taking them off and putting them back on.

    I don't know how the yaktrax system compares with these.

    I hope this update is useful though.

 

 

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