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I have been looking at some add-ons to my footwear due to how much snow and ice we have around Edinburgh just now.
Does anyone use these and who would recommend what.
Thanks for looking.
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)
Running on sows is not recommended.
I had the same thoughts as you and ordered a pair of yaktrax when it first snowed. However, given that I've only had two postal deliveries in the past 10 days, I'm beginning to wonder if I'll see them before next summer .
Having said that, I've been out for a few runs in ordinary trainers (I'm also in Edinburgh), and as long as you try and stick to flat off-road routes, it's not too bad underfoot. Especially parks and along the canal where it's still quite soft, but there's enough of a trail been worn that you're not ploughing through the drifts. The worst bits are pavements which have been cleared and are now covered in lethal frost - and I reckon they'd be tricky with any kind of spiky things.