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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Studs/Chains For Your Feet

I have been meaning to write about this for a while but never got around to it.  Well, I guess procrastination pays off sometimes.  This was written over at the Huckleberry's Blog:
For those keeping score at home, I used Yaktrax Walkers — a device that clamps onto bottom of shoes for traction in ice or snow — for first time this year to cross street & lawn of Post Falls City Hall for Leadership Post Falls presentation this AM. Worked like an absolute champ. Sorta like having studded tires for your shoes. Studs on my 4Runner. Studs on my shoes. Bring on winter. (BTW, Trish Gannon & I are on the same page with Yaktrax Walkers. She included the handy device, pictured above, in her list of tools that make living in a winter wonderland a bit easier, in her latest “Politically Incorrect” River Journal column here.)

I have a couple pairs of these at home and I can attest that when it is slick out there like today, these things can save your bacon.


  1. I have a couple pairs of these myself and they have saved me more than a couple times. I live on a huge hill that is an absolute sheet of ice, with water running over it, right now. I had to put chains on my car to get out. I've been parking at the top and walking for several days now. I wouldn't even be able to get up that hill walking if it wasn't for my Yaktrax.- Staci

  2. On my way to and from a bus stop in December I fell on the ice twice, while pulling my kids in a sled behind me. I'm sure it was funny for them, but not so much for me. An hour later when I went out, I put my Yaktrax on and had no problems. Our mail carrier uses them all the time, too.