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Helpful Hints On Walking On Ice

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Ice Cleats For Walking

You walk on ice in the winter, but your sneakers don’t have any traction. What do you do? You could use ice cleats for hiking and walking. Cleats are rubber wedges that fit into your shoes to give you a better grip on slippery surfaces. But are they safe?

Helpful Hints On Walking On Ice

Ice cleats for hiking are not sufficient

Ice cleats comprise rubber, plastic, and metal. The rubber provides traction on the bottom of your shoe. Plastic is used to hold the cleat in place, while metal is used for support where the heel meets the sole.

If you use your ice cleats in extreme conditions (think snow or ice), it’s likely that they’ll wear out quickly. Additionally, if you have high arches and need more support from your shoe than others do, this will also shorten their lifespan because there will be more stress placed on them when walking on slippery surfaces like snow and ice.

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Move Carefully and Slowly.

Don’t rush. Take your time, and move carefully.

Don’t try to walk on ice that is too thin. Don’t trust the appearance of the ice—if you’re not sure about its thickness, don’t risk it by trying to get across it as quickly as possible (or at all).

Don’t try to walk on ice that is too rough. If you have any doubt about a patch of ice’s quality or stability, don’t risk crossing it at all—even if there does appear to be plenty of space around you for other people to cross safely ahead of or behind you!

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Use a traction agent for walking on ice

We can recommend some alternatives like using a traction agent instead! Traction Magic is 100% natural and provides increased traction for walking on ice. You can also use it on your car tires if your car gets stuck in snow or not climbing on your inclined driveway.

It comprises natural volcanic rock and seven other minerals that are 100% environment-friendly and can be used on your driveway or snow-covered roof. 

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Final Words On Walking On Ice 

If you’re walking on ice, your best option is to use a traction agent. Traction agents can be sprinkled on the ground before walking. The weight of your shoe presses the granules into the ground and provides you with more traction.

When choosing which type of traction agent works best for you, consider where and when you plan to hike during winter. If it’s only going to be snowing a little bit, then using snowshoes may be enough for your needs. If there’s going to be more than two feet of snowfall at any point during your trip, though—or if there’s any chance that temperatures will drop below freezing—then carrying some Traction Magic in your backpack might make sense so that nothing goes wrong while out on the trail.

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