In 2007 I broke my left ankle slipping on ice on the walk down our long driveway. I’d been so careful up to that point, too. We’d had a lot of sleet and snow that wouldn’t melt. Then temps got up to around 50 on a Friday and Saturday, but things froze solid by Sunday night when I fell. My overboots obviously didn’t have adequate traction.
I heard about Yaktrax from a friend who visited our home with her children one snowy day, and I knew I needed something like that for myself. We ended up buying some knockoff product from a mail order catalog. Believe me, you want the real deal.
Yaktrax are the simplest, most effective winter footwear device for walking on packed snow and ice. All you have to do is strap them on. Hundreds of biting edges dig into snow or ice with each step to keep you from slipping. They’re not just for working in winter weather around your yard or farm. They’re also used by runners and recreational athletes.
Yaktrax are very light, so they won’t weigh you down when you walk. The natural rubber blend holds to your shoes. You can get them with a safety strap that keeps them in place. There’s a size that will fit the shoes you wear.
Get a set of Yaktrax Pfor each member of your family. Use them in the ice and snow this winter and keep them with your survival supplies. Have an extra set or two in your car or truck.
Don’t underestimate how serious a fall on the ice can be. It doesn’t matter what your age is either. Falls on the ice keep emergency rooms busy in wintry weather. In a time and place where emergency room access isn’t readily available, it just makes sense to take safety precautions to prevent a bad fall.
Don’t settle for second best. Get Yaktrax now and be ready for the ice because winter’s not over yet..