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How To Select Best Shoes For Ice

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Traction For Walking On Ice

It’s that time of year again. The temperatures are dropping, and the snow is on its way. If you’re like me, you’ve got a closet full of cute boots but aren’t sure which pair to wear thanks to all the mixed advice out there: some saying you can only wear certain types of shoes with snow and ice, while others say it doesn’t matter—just wear whatever makes you feel good! Well, I did some research and found out what really works when it comes to staying safe in winter weather.

How To Select The Best Shoes For ice

Before buying any pair, here are some features to consider:

Supportive. Ice and snow can be slippery and unstable. You want a shoe that will keep you upright even when your footing isn’t solid. If you’re planning on hiking, look for extra ankle support. Some shoes have special spikes on the bottom which can be useful if you’re trying to walk on ice. These are called snow boots with spikes.

Waterproof. Even mild temps can get cold enough for water to freeze on shoes that aren’t waterproof—or worse, that allow condensation from your body heat to form inside them! Look for Gore-Tex or similar fabrications if you plan on being out in the elements during wet weather.

Warmth is essential because while ice and snow don’t necessarily make things colder than they would ordinarily be (they actually reflect sunlight), they reflect infrared radiation back into space instead of allowing it through, so it can warm up your feet!

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Shoes Are NOT Sufficient In Slippery Conditions. 

It’s worth noting that there are a few disadvantages to wearing shoes for ice and snow

For one thing, they’re more expensive than regular shoes. They tend to be heavier as well—and while this is sometimes offset by added warmth, it can also mean added weight. 

Plus, not all activities are suitable for these types of boots: if you plan on hiking or mountaineering in the winter months, for example, you’ll want a different boot.

You should also be aware that shoes for ice are not sufficient in slippery conditions. They don’t work well on all surfaces. For example, they will not grip the ice as well as they would on a dry surface. When using them on snow or slushy water, you will only be able to gain traction at a walking pace and no more.

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Use A Traction Agent For Walking On Ice.

We can recommend using a traction agent! 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 Shoes For Best Shoes For Ice And Snow

So, do you need snow shoes? It depends. If you’re going to be hiking through deep snow or climbing a mountain, then yes. Otherwise, there are other shoes that can help keep your feet dry and warm in cold weather. But anyway, you must have a good traction agent to have that extra layer of protection. 

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