Time to Order Those Traction Cleats for Winter

@Corbin5 (70644)
United States
September 22, 2016 4:26pm CST
Well, it is time for me to order new traction cleats. Due to all the walking of the dog who loves winter, traction cleats that I attach to the bottom of my boots keep me from experiencing a nasty slip-and-fall. I purchase Yaktrax™ for my boots. Yaktrax™ fit snugly over the bottom of my winter boots to prevent that slipping and falling due to ice under snow. If sidewalks, driveways, and streets have ice under that snow that falls heavily here, traction is a must. Our neighbor a few houses down from us broke her wrist last winter slipping on a patch of ice on her backyard patio. Our neighbor next door broke his leg shoveling the snow from his driveway two winters ago due a nasty slip-and-fall. Both neighbors were not wearing traction cleats when they slipped, fell and broke a bone, but they do now. The Yaktrax™ I order are not as extreme as the ones in the photo above, but the model I purchase sure does work in providing the traction needed for me to stay upright. Trying to hold onto prey-driven Molly's leash when she spots a squirrel or kitty cat, and she decides to give chase, makes traction cleats a must to avoid broken bones. Morguefile Public Domain Photo
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@TRBRocks420 (57439)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Sep 16
I need to get me some traction cleats very soon too, it's almost that time.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
22 Sep 16
Yes, with all those walks with Rooger, the traction cleats would be a good idea. I can buy them for $10 a pair online, which is a good price to me.
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@TRBRocks420 (57439)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Sep 16
@Corbin5 That is a great price.
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@andriaperry (25842)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Sep 16
May I ask how much these cost? we get ice in Feb. nearly every year.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Not expensive at all. I buy the ones for 10 dollars, also called crampons. They have some that are really heavy duty, but the ones I buy work.
Online shopping from a great selection at Sports & Outdoors Store.
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• Calgary, Alberta
7 Oct
@Corbin5 O, Canadian Tire here in Calgary are selling those. . . . and it is $14.00. Thanks for your post.
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@BelleStarr (29538)
• Portland, Connecticut
23 Sep 16
Those sound really cool and if we were going to stay up north I would consider buying them but hopefully we won't have to deal with a lot of ice and snow in Florida !!
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Yes, we would take off for FL too during the snowy months, but cannot due to my 95-year-old Dad being here. We tried last year, but had to return to snow and ice due to a medical emergency with Dad.
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@BelleStarr (29538)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Sep 16
@Corbin5 Yes I waited until my mom was safely settled in the nursing home to use our home and while it meant something to her to see me, I was there but these days while she smiles when she sees me, it isn't like she really needs me there.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
24 Sep 16
@BelleStarr Well, we thought we could go to Florida for a month last January, but only made it 4 days there. My sister called, put me on the phone with doctors, and they said our Dad was "going through the dying process." Since I am Power of Attorney, home we came. My dad always rallies, even from the SARS virus he had when Sis called us at midnight in FL. So, Dad is now in a nursing home, but is really angry being there. Since I am POA, it is easier to just stay here for now and not travel anywhere. Dad recognizes my sister and me, but we are the only ones he recognizes.
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@just4him (82325)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep 16
Now that's a good idea. I hadn't heard of them before now. I can imagine they are a must have with Molly.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Yes, if she decides to run after a squirrel or kitty cat, I need traction big time!
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@just4him (82325)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Sep
@Corbin5 I'm sure you do.
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@RubyHawk (19050)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Sep 16
Everyone who lives in a cold state should wear these during the winter, it would prevent a lot of broken bones.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
I think so too. Our neighbors who suffered broken bones now wear them, thank goodness. The older I get, the more cautious I am about my bones.
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@RubyHawk (19050)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Sep 16
@Corbin5 We usually have ice a couple of times during the winter. We try to stay in.
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@bunnybon7 (31067)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Sep 16
glad you are so wise my friend. good for you
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
I have never broken a bone, and at my age, sure don't want that to happen to me.
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@shaggin (23818)
• United States
23 Sep 16
They look and sound like something that would be good for me to use in the winters here.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Yes, they really do keep me from slipping on ice.
@shaggin (23818)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@Corbin5 My driveway becomes a skating rink in winter its very dangerous!
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
26 Sep
@shaggin I posted the link below for the ones that only cost $10 for a pair. Do not want you to slip and fall, my friend.
@thelme55 (10148)
• Germany
23 Sep 16
I have not wore those kinds of winter shoes. There was not much snow in the place where I live.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Around here, they really are a must.
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@jstory07 (57619)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Sep 16
Traction cleats are good to have and use.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Yes, they do come in handy here.
@Susan2015 (17638)
• United States
23 Sep 16
We sure could use some of those here in our state.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Well, I buy the ones for $10 online and they work. The do not have spikes like the ones in the photo but are made of a intertwined coiled metal.
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@marlina (57235)
• Canada
23 Sep 16
I had those gadgets once and they didn't want to stay properly on. I complained to the company and they refunded me my money.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Mine do stay on, so I suppose the ones I purchased were a proper fit.
@rina110383 (21987)
23 Sep 16
Glad you ordered a pair. It's really a must. Does Molly wear dog shoe cleats too?
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
No, Molly does not wear them, but those toenails of hers probably give her the traction she needs since she has not slipped once.
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@IvySaysHi (4041)
• United States
22 Sep 16
I usually just wear whatever shoes I have which yes I have almost slipped in. any falls I have had were not too bad. I need to make sure we buy my son some good boots with good traction so he doesn't slip and hurt himself
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Yes, winter sure is a dangerous season for kids and adults alike.
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
22 Sep 16
I gather that your winters can be pretty severe, so I quite see that the cleats are a must-have when having Molly on the lead.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
22 Sep 16
Yes, as long as I do not walk on the hardwood floors with them, all is well.
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@rebelann (28296)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Sep 16
I'd never heard of anything like this simply because we don't get that kind of weather very often plus, in my case, I don't have to walk my pup. Good to know though, I have a couple friends who might be interested in something like this so I'll mention it to them.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
22 Sep 16
Yes, I wear the ones that do not have spikes, but coils of metal, and those are much cheaper and do work well.
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• Preston, England
23 Sep 16
boots with a good tread and grip are essential in Winter
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
I have never broken a single bone, but the older I get, I think my bones are not what they used to be.
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• Preston, England
23 Sep 16
@Corbin5 I often slip on snow and ice
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
24 Sep 16
@arthurchappell Well, just be careful out there my friend!
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@Gillygirl (15232)
• Sutton, England
23 Sep 16
I bought something similar last year than didn't need to use them but I'm prepared for ice now.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Well, it is always good to be prepared. I am just glad they make those things!
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@Gillygirl (15232)
• Sutton, England
23 Sep 16
@Corbin5 Me too, I've already fractured one bone this year I done want another.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
@Gillygirl Wishing both of us no broken bones for the rest of our days!!!
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@Platespinner (16879)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
23 Sep 16
We don't get a lot of snow and ice, but when we do those would be handy to have. I took a minor spill last winter when I stepped on a patch of ice in the driveway (our driveway is steeply sloped so ice is doubly dangerous).
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
The link to buy them is in the comments here. I buy the $10 ones and they do work.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
23 Sep 16
@Corbin5 I may have to invest in some. Of course that would guarantee we get Jo ice or snow at all this winter.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
@Platespinner Well, I will not buy a shirt for the candidate I am supporting for the upcoming election because every time I do, my candidate loses.
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@nanette64 (11953)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Sep 16
I don't have to worry much about ice down here in Texas @Corbin5 but if I do get some, I make sure to salt my porches and steps. Now those could come in handy though with our 'john's'.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Oh yes, a "john" that breaks a bone due to our negligence will mean no money for us. Heck, we could be sued. I will buy several pairs of traction cleats for the guys and you get the salt ready! We need that money! We have critters to feed and stuff that needs fixing for heaven's sake!
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@nanette64 (11953)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Sep 16
@Corbin5 That would be our luck (sued).
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
24 Sep 16
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@crossbones27 (13658)
• Redlands, California
23 Sep 16
Those are pretty neat. I would get some, but we rarely get ice here.
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@Corbin5 (70644)
• United States
25 Sep 16
So good to hear you rarely get ice. We have "black ice" here that is hard to detect and once stepped upon, a bad fall could result.
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• Redlands, California
25 Sep 16
@Corbin5 I learned about black ice in the Marines, scary stuff. The mountains here get some ice,but I hardly go up there. I do not think they get much black ice up in the mountains anymore though because it hardly rains or snows that much.
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