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post #11 of 17 Old 02-16-2017, 09:58 PM
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But then I was given a pair of Winter Walkers Ice Cleats. I will never go back.
Nice, I hadn't heard of these, thanks for posting! It looks like maybe yours are the Low-Pro Ice Cleat model:
Ice Spikes For Boots | Slip-On Ice Cleats | Winter Walking

They don't seem to be easy to buy online, but this store lists them:
https://www.slipresistant.net/products/low-pro.html
also here:
https://www.zoro.com/winter-walking-...-m/i/G2087191/

It does seem like something with small pointy spikes, like those, would probably punch into the ice better than the larger, rounder teeth of the Stabilicers Lites. Just don't forget to take them off before you go back in the house

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Chainsaw boots, the ones with the spikes, never slip, their steel tow/shank, and the cuff at the top seals out any snow ingress. But, come in the house just once with them on, and you incur the wrath of "She Who Must Be Obeyed", oh the horror!
Ya beat me to it.


Been using my old "corks" for icy conditions since I moved back to MN.

Only bad thing is, when it's super cold there isn't much room for more than one pair of 'woolies'.

OT: There used to be a sign on the employee lunch room, "No Corks Allowed!" Just about as bad as obeying The Queen.


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Winters not as cold in Nova Scotia, but I remember growing up in Winnipeg, Brrrrr!

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Local paper had a suggestion for the winter trail runners who might hit ice. Put 6 to 8 TEK screws, the sheet-metal screws with the hex heads and screwdriver slots, into the bottoms of your boots. They used #6 x 1/2", installed with the hex drive that holds screwdriver bits. Four on the front section of each show at the edges, and two to four on the heel section at the edges. The author suggested that screws in the middle, away from the edges of the soles, do no good.

It's cheap enough to try. Don't walk on the hardwood floors of course.

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Another vote for the Stabilicers Maxx. We have a pretty steep driveway up to the barn/house. We absolutely must keep it clean when the snow flies and the ice forms.


The HS828 wheeled takes it all in stride and the Stabilcers keep me upright too. !
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For ultimate ice traction, without buying dedicated chainsaw boots, has anyone tried out the "Kahtoola Microspikes"? Their a bit pricey $79 CAD, but look very heavy duty.
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Agreed, when my base layer gets icy these rock!

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I have been very happy (and stay upright) with these Stabliicers -Lite

https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/4335...s-lite-walkers
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