The cold, snow, ice, and limited daylight hours make winter running not only a challenge but also a potentially dangerous endeavor. Black ice isn’t very forgiving and it can be stressful not knowing if your next step will land on solid footing or on a slick patch of ice that will send you to the ground. Luckily, traction aids are available for runners and walkers to make winter running enjoyable and safer.
Due North offers Everyday Traction Aids that easily fit over your shoes to offer stability and peace of mind when running or walking on ice.
They are made out of 100% rubber that will last multiple winters. The bottom has rubber traction as well as six carbide spikes that give you great traction on ice and snow, while the inside has grippers that keep the traction aids in place perfectly with your shoes.
Curtis suggests leaving a pair of Due North Traction Aids on your bad weather shoes during the winter months so you can easily have them ready when the roads are questionable. This tip comes from a guy who went on a 20 mile winter run a while back and stayed on his feet the entire time with the help of the traction aids.
Complete Runner caries a few styles of the Due North traction aids at $34.95, a must for running and walking in the unpredictable Michigan winters. To see the traction aids in action, check out the video below of a Due North representative dancing and jumping around on a block of ice at a trade show.