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Subject Topic: RUD i-Sock - Walk on Snow and Ice Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by AdminBob10/12/2013 at 3:17pm
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Message posted by brianconwy10/12/2013 at 3:40pm
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Although he was demonstrating them on gentle slopes it could appear that he was endorsing their use on hills in winter conditions.  It might seem obvious that they aren't suitable for winter mountaineering but there is always someone who will give it a try.

They look great for general use though.


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ive not tried these and i doubt i would.
i spent 3 quid on some studs that attach around your boot from aldi or lidel and they do well enough on ice, good boots alone should be fine in snow.

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Message posted by JacquelineJawa10/12/2013 at 8:12pm
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I have Yak Trax and find them great, so personally wouldn't buy these.

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I've got a cheap and cheerful version and they are good on basic streets. But I also have crampons for serious slopes (aka my garden that drops over 20m!!) when needed to sort emergencies.

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The worrying thing about many shoe snow grips with spikes is that they may be great on deep snow and thick ice but if you have to cross a wet tarmac road which has been cleared they could be very slippery, and you can't keep taking them off every time you reach a cleared area.

The RUD i-sock looks a better proposition.

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Quote: Originally posted by JacquelineJawa on 10/12/2013I have Yak Trax and find them great, so personally wouldn't buy these.




I too have yaktrax and think they are great but I would try these as the Yaktrax are only for compacted ice and snow and not for clear surfaces as they could become damaged and it is a faff keep taking them off when the thaw starts.

Having said that Yaktrax are brilliant and I can run across frozen ice when others can't even walk.

Yaktrax are not spikes but spirals of tungsten.

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Have just had a look at the pictures and these do look good but would be concerned at the strap at the back, )presumably to pull them on)as this could get caught when clambering over stiles or rocks etc. When walking I have found it best not to have anything that is looped like this particularly on feet.

Message posted by HeathnShell11/12/2013 at 7:30pm
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If need be I just put a normal pair of socks over my shoes if I am walking somewhere very slippy. If you use black ones nobody notices.

Message posted by brianconwy11/12/2013 at 11:23pm
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Quote: Originally posted by HeathnShell on 11/12/2013
If need be I just put a normal pair of socks over my shoes if I am walking somewhere very slippy. If you use black ones nobody notices.

That used to be a tip for scrambling on wet rock.  Have never tried it myself though.

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Message posted by LobeyDosser11/12/2013 at 11:25pm
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We have both had the same Lidl's ones for the past 4 years and there is no sign of them wearing out anytime soon.
I think they were well under a fiver.

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