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as the ineveitable arrival of snow and ice in southern MN is very near, I am wondering has anyone tried any of these things out?? love to get some feedback from this knowledgable group.
 

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i have used yaktrax on hard packed snow and they were great. They are not to be used on pavement.
 

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I've used something like these: <a href="http://cozywinters.com/shop/gag-ultra.html" target="_blank">http://cozywinters.com/shop/gag-ultra.html</a><br><br>
It seemed ok enough to use them on the pavement, too.
 

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I use yaktrax on snow and icy roads/sidewalks. They aren't so hot if someone has cleared the snow from their sidewalk.
 

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I just put hex headed screws around the outside edge of the forefoot and the heel of an old pair of shoes. Worked pretty well o snow and ice. Not so hot on really icy stuff, but what is other than skates? Clicky on pavement. Don't wear on hardwoods <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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very resourceful <b>Tom</b><br><br>
The comment about yaktrax being a problem on pacement is a common one.<br><br><b>Nettie</b> the Get a Grip feedbaclk is appreciated!
 

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I have yaktrax, they are good now that I've stretched them a bit, the tended to pull my toes back toward my calf a bit at first. Now that they are relaxed, they are ok, but I don't use them that often, our roads get plowed fairly quickly.
 

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Eden Prairie, MN here.<br><br>
I have used Yak's for a couple of years. Once you get used to them, they serve their purpose. Sure beats the slipping and sliding, but like the above comment...not to be used on bare pavement.
 

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Is there anything out there for use on pavement? My weekday runs are in the dark before work, and with the weather getting iffier, I'm thinking I'm going to have to bag them and move inside to the gym (boo, hiss). The cold doesn't faze me, it's the possibility of not seeing an ice patch at 5 am....
 

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I know a lot of people swear by screws.<br><br>
My preference for Yaktrax is that they are easy to take on and off. Winter trailruns around here can be mud for lower elevation parts and turn to snow or sheet ice at the top of the hill. Packing the Yaktrax along with an extra layer of clothing in my hydration pack works pretty well.
 

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thanks for all the feed back gang! the icy conditions this weekend have forced the issue a bit...I survived a speed owrkout yesterday, but had a couple near falls That could have been ugly.
 

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I use the get a grips also but have one complaint, they come off quite often! Yeterday I used them and 3x I had to turn around and back track to find one!! Will they stretch out the more I use them, I bought these in Feb of last yr so they were used at least 10x last winter.......or is it possible I need a different size??
 

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I used my Yak Trax yesterday for the first time. I ran in 2-3 inches of fresh snow that was fairly wet. They worked great and fit my shoes perfectly. I have the Yak Trax Pro (with the velcro strap).
 

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Check out these. I recently purchased them, but haven't used them yet. Most of the comparisons I've read rated these much better than the yaks.<br><br><a href="http://www.kahtoola.com/microspikes.html" target="_blank">http://www.kahtoola.com/microspikes.html</a><br><br><br>
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Yikes, those Microspikes look skeery! I just picked up some YakTrax and am looking forward to running with them in the 4-6 inches coming our way tonight...<br><br>
--Robin
 

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Here is a link for screw shoes:<br><a href="http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm" target="_blank">http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm</a><br><br>
I do run with these on pavement, but you will have to replace the screws frequently if you run on pavement a lot. That isn't a big deal if you have the appropriate tool. I use something that looks like this:<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=kickrunners-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FKlein-Tools-630-3-Nut-Driver%2Fdp%2FB000BQU7PQ%2Fref%3Dsr_1_14%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dhi%26qid%3D1199066379%26sr%3D1-14" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Klein-Tools-63...066379&sr=1-14</a><br><br>
I usually replace 2 or 3 screws after each run, less if I am mostly on snow and ice.<br><br>
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