To shoes do not slip in the winter: safety in ice

Winter begins, and original women’s website “” proposes to discuss the slippery subject. Slippery – in the truest sense, because it will be about how to ensure their safety during icy conditions.

What to do to the shoes not to slip in the winter?

Sliding soles winter footwear – the main cause of injury in the cold season. The majority of people drop, it postalias on smooth icy areas and through deep snow or tripping over snow balls.

Therefore it is necessary to have special devices to shoes slipping in the ice.

Sold in stores anti-icing pads (ice and ice cleats) – these are “galoshes” from a special plastic that have a very textured sole, and sometimes even equipped with metal studs (cats). Secure the brackets to the boots or shoes in the toe part and the heel. Are lining of the rubber straps or chains (almost like car tires!) and a metal layer the surface with spikes.

Also found in sale a lining of felt that you want to glue to the bottom of the Shoe – slide with them, you will be less.

To go to the store or to the market for anti-icing pads should be exactly the pair of shoes you intend to fasten them – shape of the soles is very different between different models of boots and shoes, and you also need to guess the size!

But if you for some reason do not fit or do not like the factory pads on the shoes, you can do one of the popular devices for boots against ice. On the sole you can glue sand paper or felt (the truth, the whole winter is saved from ice will not be felt liked captives and sandpaper rubs off, so you have to periodically update the whole structure).

But if you have an important view of the soles of your winter footwear, then, to be honest, the glued fixture for shoes against ice is unlikely to adorn your boots, it is better to choose any removable device.

If you decided to go to the cobbler to meet the winter fully armed, then this is the right decision! A shoemaker can put on shoes embossed polyurethane “prevention”, to make the metal taps or glue rubber pads.

And of course, you can buy for the most slippery days a year some super comfortable boots for winter tourism with very textured sole!

Rules of behavior during the ice

What to do to fall less? Security on icy surfaces depends on 99% of your attentiveness and meaningfulness of movements.

There are some simple rules – they will talk about the website ““!

  • Go slowly and try each step to do a “full stop” — ie, if you normally lowered to the ground, first the heel, then the whole foot, then on a slippery (or potentially slippery) surfaces need to get on all foot. No “flying walk” is beautiful in may, and “in January” is to walk slowly and awkwardly. Let’s see how goes the bear (no wonder his name is clumsy!) or how penguins move, they all aim to provide maximum contact of the feet with a slippery surface.
  • If you need to walk up or down the slope (even shallow) or put the foot “Christmas tree”, or go “half-side”, placing the foot diagonally to the slope.
  • Look at his feet. Although will have to see where the powder ends sand begins “the rink.”
  • Another rule walk during the ice – if you go with a companion and both slide on the ice, do not cling to each other (although that is what I really want to do all in this situation!). Why? Because there is a risk that both of you will fall, and not one of you. Of course, if you have a child or old who has to go a lot harder than you, then support it needs, however, if your companion/companion have no special problems with movement – it would be better to keep the balance alone.

And of course, I want to remind everyone that during bad weather, one shouldn’t blame the utilities and careless janitors – you can pretty much do yourself. For example, it is difficult to sand the track in front of his house, or ask my husband to clear of ice a small area of the Playground where every day you walk with a child, or shoveling snow from your seat in the house adjoining the Parking lot?.. I hope these questions are rhetorical for you!

Author – Dasha Blinova, site

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