There comes a season when you need to carefully choose shoes just to walk down the street. There are coatings that are more insidious than just snow and ice: for example, a porridge of ground ice, snow and reagents, under which there is icy asphalt.
In order not to lose mobility and not risk your health, you can choose boots with non-slip soles made using modern technologies, or put on the usual urban analogue of climbing cats on your usual shoes.
Ice drifts, winter walks, ice accesses and even anti-slips They are called differently, but the essence is the same. You put these devices on your shoes, and it becomes easier to walk on the ice. There are different types of ice access: with spikes in the front, on the heel or throughout the foot; there are special wide ice accesses — an addition to the ugg boots.
What to look for if you decide to improve your shoes in this way? The first is size. The landing must be tight, otherwise the ice accesses will fly off. Pay attention to whether the model has a size range or the ability to adjust. It’s also good to read reviews: for the most fragile devices, the spikes can fly out of the rubber base when walking.
Usually led accesses are designed only for walking — on exceptions, the manufacturer, for example, INNORTO, writes that they are for running.
Another reliable running option is GTX membrane trail running shoes (moisture protection + extra warmth) and aggressive treadsometimes — with metal spikes, like Icebug.
For ordinary city shoes for the winter, special types of rubber are used that are resistant to frost: at low temperatures, it does not “tan”, but retains plasticity, that is, adhesion to the surface. Boots and Vibram sneakers do not have metal spikes, however, even without them, they cope well with icy asphalt. At the same time, they look like ordinary city shoes — and this is valuable, because not everyone is ready to wear trekking boots to work.