So it is still very icy around here, and while the "winter trax " were helping I was still feeling pretty nervous walking in some area. Our cows are quite quiet, but while walking among them it is not a good time to wipe out!
Popped by to visit my dad today during some down time and also got to visit with my Auntie Barb and cousin Laurie , they too have been having trouble with the ice . Auntie Barb quite enjoys walking , and while she had something similar to the winter trax she said she still slips by times . Laurie had a different type , and says they have worked well, hers has sharp "cleats" on the ball of her foot . She ,also has livestock to care for , and her property has quite a steep hill. She recommended "Campers Village" to get some better traction , and better traction I got !!!!!
These puppies have some serious bite!!!! Similar to the wintertrax in that they are on a rubber harness, but they are chains with several 3/8 inch spikes throughout . They also fit better over the toe of the boot and so far don't seem to be able to pop off.
Wore them for chores tonight and I could walk every where! sure footed as a mountain goat! Well not really , I am still a klutz but , I wasn't slipping!
The only downsides are, they are a bit spendy, ($60.00 a pair , but honestly , what would it cost me to hire someone for shores if I got hurt?) they are very noisy ! I sound like a herd of horses walking around , but for chores I am not actually shooting for stealth and I have to take my boots off outside ,as they don't work very well on ceramic tile! (there they slip!) But all in all I felt very safe and happy with them . Hoping Cousin Laurie see this post , in case she too wants to be a mini mountain goat !
Take care all, stay safe , stay warm!