While we've certainly enjoyed seeing the sunshine and some warmer temperatures these last few days, the only down side is super slick roads and sidewalks.
When things warm up during the day, snow melts and turns everything into a wet, slushy mess. Then as soon as the sun goes down, the temperatures drop below freezing, and all that water and slush re-freezes and turns our sidewalks into a skating rink!
Now, I like skating rinks as much as the next gal, but I don't wear my ice skates on my morning walk. I wear boots. My boots have fairly decent traction, but on days like this it's just not enough. Multiple times this morning, I slipped just walking on the sidewalk. Luckily I caught myself every time and managed not to fall. But I could have avoided those scary moments by simply listening to my own advice and putting on a pair of Yaktrax.
Lightweight and portable, Yaktrax slip on over your normal shoes to provide some traction, much like chains work on car tires. In fact, some of the newer models, called Ice Trekkers, are actually chains, and they work great!
For the most rugged use, try some Yaktrax Extreme or Diamond Grip Ice Trekkers. I used the Diamond Grip on a hike the other day, and totally walked right down a very steep, snowy, slick trail without sliding once.
If you're walking around Frisco and needing some extra traction, come see us! We have variety of styles and sizes to choose from. If possible, try to bring in the shoes or boots you want to wear your Yaktrax with, and we can help you figure out the best size.