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Old 02-25-21, 08:09 AM  
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I actually love Yak Trax. I keep a pair in my car all winter. For me, they are great for ice. They have a new style that is supposed to work on all surfaces, so if the ice is patchy, it won't be a problem. I have no tried that style, so can't say if they actually work.
I thought the chains were pretty effective on ice, but I don't like wearing them on clear spots so they just don't get much use. If the whole town is an ice rink that's the only time ice keeps us from walking. I tried the spiral type three times and while they helped with slipping, I didn't like that the coils would flatten even though I wasn't that heavy and they would break and spiral right off the rubber. The chains don't have that issue at all. I'm happy to have them just in case I need them. I may look into the new style you mentioned. Thanks for the tip!

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In a wierd fluke, if I had seen this question yesterday, I'd have said I walk everyday no matter the conditions because my energetic terrier doesn't give me a choice.

HOWEVER, while walking said terrier this morning, I fell on the ice and broke my wrist. So from now on I don't care how antsy she gets. If it's icy I will be quoting Vintage VFer's Oh. Hell. No
I'm so sorry to hear of your fall and injury! Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Old 02-25-21, 09:59 AM  
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I HATE ICE! I'm an all-weather runner/walker but I don't do ice without YakTrax or spikes.

My YakTrax work GREAT on ice, snow or slush, but like a few others have said, the problem comes when you run or walk on bare pavement with them.

Erica - One of my running friends swears by her ice bugs Swedish running shoes. She did an icy trail half marathon in them about three weeks ago. They are sold out in my size but once they're back in, I'm splurging on them.

EDITED TO ADD A BETTER LINK TO THE ICE BUGS: https://icebug.com/p/new-run-w-bugrip-blackpoison
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Old 02-25-21, 10:06 AM  
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I HATE ICE! I'm an all-weather runner/walker but I don't do ice without YakTrax or spikes.

My YakTrax work GREAT on ice, snow or slush, but like a few others have said, the problem comes when you run or walk on bare pavement with them.

Erica - One of my running friends swears by her ice bugs Swedish running shoes. She did an icy trail half marathon in them about three weeks ago. They are sold out in my size but once they're back in, I'm splurging on them.

EDITED TO ADD A BETTER LINK TO THE ICE BUGS: https://icebug.com/p/new-run-w-bugrip-blackpoison

Thank you! Those look really nice, but they are very expensive. That's impressive that your friend actually ran a half marathon distance in icy conditions with them, though. Something to consider for sure...

I used to run with yak trax, but the coils kept breaking from using them on the area with no snow/ice coverage and I gave up. They worked really well on snow/ice, though.

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Old 02-25-21, 11:30 AM  
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No way. Especially here where you rarely have a sidewalk. So you'd be basically sharing the road with a driver who could hit ice. No, thanks!
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Old 02-25-21, 11:57 AM  
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No way. Especially here where you rarely have a sidewalk. So you'd be basically sharing the road with a driver who could hit ice. No, thanks!
That's how it is here. No sidewalk and I run when it's dark. I'll err on the side of caution when there's a possibility of ice.

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Old 02-25-21, 07:16 PM  
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In a wierd fluke, if I had seen this question yesterday, I'd have said I walk everyday no matter the conditions because my energetic terrier doesn't give me a choice.

HOWEVER, while walking said terrier this morning, I fell on the ice and broke my wrist. So from now on I don't care how antsy she gets. If it's icy I will be quoting Vintage VFer's Oh. Hell. No
Thank goodness my little terrier mix isn't fond of icy conditions and wants back inside! I'm so sorry to hear about your wrist fracture. I hope you have a speedy recovery!
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