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.
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">
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.
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.
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....
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.
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??
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>
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>