I recommend to people who want to run outdoors in winter that they put sheet metal screws within their running shoes.
They are an even more effective way to get some traction in slick conditions and price a lot less than some other solutions like Stabilicers or Yak Trax.
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Can there be anything better?
Well, maybe. I acquired to test Ice Spikes last Winter, that happen to be basically sheet metal screws on steroids. To present them a good and fair test, I desired to compare them directly against an average pair of screw shoes.
Since I had recently purchased 2 new pairs of the best trail shoes, I outfitted one pair with screws and one with the Ice Spikes.
The Ice Spikes come with a screwdriver with a hex head that can be used to install them, a cordless drill is much easier and faster. I managed to get to test both methods considering that the battery in my cordless dies after about 3 minutes useful and I made the screw shoes first.
A screwdriver is a lot more time consuming than with all the drill, but it works fine as long as you don't need the shoes straight away.
So, the next question is, just how is the grip from the ice spikes? They look much more aggressive as opposed to standard #6 hex head screws i normally use, but how much better grip could it give you?
After testing both pairs of trainers, they seem to be pretty equivalent when you count the features, so that you need to see what's more crucial that you you.
Both products will allow you to keep your feet if it's slick, but Ice Spikes can provide more traction in the icier conditions.
From a price standpoint, sheet metal screws will likely be cheaper, especially if you don't run very far during the Winters and may get through an entire season without needing to replace any screws. If you rotate shoes or have different shoes for different conditions, then sheet metal screws will, without doubt save you money.
If you do manage a lot, though, the Ice Spikes could be the better choice because even when they come out a bit more expensive than the sheet metal screws, they're going to give you more even traction during the entire season and will save you the hassle of having to replace them constantly. As sheet metal screws wear out (providing less traction) and have to be replaced the price does set out to even out.
For the most part, though, prehaps you are going to be fine producing sheet metal screws.
Last updated 286 days ago by prank6