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Posted on March 9, 2011
Even though spring is nearly here, you must always brace yourself for one last brush with wintry weather.
How can you be fully prepared to face an icy trail? Adding a little traction to boots can make all the difference and decrease the likelihood of broken bones and twisted ankles.
In slippery conditions, friction is paramount to keeping hikers safe and secure. By keeping this in mind, there are number of devices that easily snap onto hiking boots. Whether walking, working, hiking or running, those who wear no-slip grips will easily traverse the iciest landscapes. To avoid that slippery slope that might be just ahead, peep these eight different kinds of contraptions that will make ice walking a breeze.
1. Hot Headz No-Slip Ice Cleats $12.99
3. ICEtrekkers Diamond Grip Traction System $39.95
4. DryGuy Monster Grips $19.99
5. STABILicers Anti-Skid Soles $52.00
6. GripOns Snow & Ice Traction $12.95
7. SnoShuz Shoe Chains $14.95
8. YakTrax Pro $30.00
Watch this short clip to see Hiking Boots Blog’s Jeanette K. test out the YakTrax Pro at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011.