What's your secret for walking on snow and ice?

@djb876 (93)
United States
January 23, 2007 10:44pm CST
Well, after a close encounter with an icy sidewalk, I need to know how people navigate an icy sidewalk. I have the driving thing down ok, I take it slow, etc. But walking on ice...I just can't get it. How do you keep your balance? I'm beyond wearing stylish shoes in the winter; it's not worth the fall! I'm low to the ground (short), a wide bottom. Maybe it's because I walk back on my heels, and once the heels go out from under me, down I go. Anyway, my egg-shaped bump on my head and my bruised elbow would like to know how to better navigate on ice.
3 responses
@bowtieguy (5931)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I go nice and slow and make sure there is something nearby I can use to catch my self if I begin to fall.
• United States
7 Feb 07
If you must walk on ice, walk very slowly. If possible, it's also easy to kind of slide your feet on the ice too, again very slow. Sort of like skating, but again very slow. :-)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Try walking flat footed and slowly. That is what I do. Also wear shoes that have good traction. Its impossible to constantly look down as you walk, but when its icy, I do as much as I possibly can.