What trainers for icy surfaces?

Icy.

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25/11/2012 at 16:29
Hello, these crisp, bright and cold mornings are great for running. Though of course it's icy and slippy too, so which trainers do you guys recommend for this? Wayne.
Edited: 25/11/2012 at 16:30
25/11/2012 at 16:41

They don't exist. Its ice.

25/11/2012 at 20:48
What is "they"? I just asked what trainers anyone could RECOMMEND.
25/11/2012 at 20:51

I just run in normal shoes and take smaller strides. Think penguin running

However a lot of people swea by yaxtrax (think thats what they are called)

cougie    pirate
25/11/2012 at 20:59
I use yaktrax or magic spikers when it gets icy on the pavements - but that's just for walking. I'm not sure how comfy they'd be to run in.
26/11/2012 at 05:30

If you're wanting shoes & not just 'Yak-Trax', how about these Inov-8's with Tungsten studs??
They'll also work damned well in snow & muddy trails/footpaths too

http://www.inov-8.com/New/Global/Product-View-Oroc-280.html?L=26

http://www.sportsshoes.com/product/INO64/inov8-oroc-280-trail-running-shoes/

cougie    pirate
26/11/2012 at 08:24
Ooh nice shoes !
26/11/2012 at 10:40

try icebugs - http://www.icebug.se/default.aspx?m=641

from Sweden where they know a bit about snow and have a product to suit most needs

26/11/2012 at 14:17
 
Richard A Thackeray wrote (see)

If you're wanting shoes & not just 'Yak-Trax', how about these Inov-8's with Tungsten studs??
They'll also work damned well in snow & muddy trails/footpaths too

http://www.inov-8.com/New/Global/Product-View-Oroc-280.html?L=26

http://www.sportsshoes.com/product/INO64/inov8-oroc-280-trail-running-shoes/

Yep Orocs are pretty darn good and look the business but can you justify having a pair just for ice? I know what my wife would say......

Last few bad winters, I have coped fine in most snow in Mudclaws. Admittedly not so great on hard compact icey stuff but fine for most of the other winter conditions we get. They are also a better autumn/winter/spring allrounder when its wet and muddy than the Orocs.

Edited: 26/11/2012 at 14:19
26/11/2012 at 17:03
Pete S wrote (see)
 
Richard A Thackeray wrote (see)

If you're wanting shoes & not just 'Yak-Trax', how about these Inov-8's with Tungsten studs??
They'll also work damned well in snow & muddy trails/footpaths too

http://www.inov-8.com/New/Global/Product-View-Oroc-280.html?L=26

http://www.sportsshoes.com/product/INO64/inov8-oroc-280-trail-running-shoes/

Yep Orocs are pretty darn good and look the business but can you justify having a pair just for ice? I know what my wife would say......

Last few bad winters, I have coped fine in most snow in Mudclaws. Admittedly not so great on hard compact icey stuff but fine for most of the other winter conditions we get. They are also a better autumn/winter/spring allrounder when its wet and muddy than the Orocs.


Mine too(re; wife & orocs...)
I too wore my Mud-Claws during the winter, but, the salt/brine destroyed the rand by drying it out too much & it's all split wide open.
Mindst you, they let the water out a lot quicker now in fell-races & XCs

26/11/2012 at 17:27
26/11/2012 at 17:54

This site has some good advice:

http://running.about.com/od/coldweatherrunning/tp/Tips-For-Running-On-Snow-And-Ice.htm

Ultimately it depends on how much ice you encounter, and how much you want to spend!

Fitting screws to old trail shoes is a cheap alternative to Orocs or Icebugs, and Trespass do some cheapo version of Taktrax or Kahtoola microspikes.

Cheaper than all of these though is Curly's method of taking smaller steps - that's one you'll always have to hand as well!

26/11/2012 at 18:22
Richard A Thackeray wrote (see)
Mine too(re; wife & orocs...)

I too wore my Mud-Claws during the winter, but, the salt/brine destroyed the rand by drying it out too much & it's all split wide open.
Mindst you, they let the water out a lot quicker now in fell-races & XCs

Saw some Orocs half price in Ambleside and even that cheap I was having trouble justifying them to Mrs S! I suppose the fact that i already have 4 pairs of inov-8s on the go doesn't help......

I think the material they use for the rand on mudclaws is susceptible to drying out anyway. I had a pair of the old grey 270s that went that way anyway but my current 272s have lasted a while so far.

27/11/2012 at 22:18

Pete, this is how mine went

Still wore them for the (extremely wet) PECO XC on Sunday though


Although I bought a pair of the 'Start Fitness Cheviots' to try out (got them at the 'Withins Skyline' fell-race)
For the price they're damned bloody good!! 

 

 

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/442128/gallery/running_kit._inov-8._mud-claw_330._4_0.jpg?width=350


 

Edited: 27/11/2012 at 22:19
27/11/2012 at 23:16
Whoa, that's serious! My 270s went in the same place but nowhere near so bad. 272s are still looking good - they're getting on for 12 months old but probably only done 500 miles or so in those. The new 300s look good- will be getting a pair next time I see them at a reasonable price.
28/11/2012 at 08:15

I love my Yaktrax, and they are much cheaper than a new pair of shoes. They work very very well, and gave me so much confidence on ice and snow.

28/11/2012 at 10:40

Sod that.  Depending on severity of conditions / where my mojo's at...

1. Go out in normal shoes and run round icy patches with Curly's recommended pigeon steps;
2. Head straight over to the park in cross country spikes and count how many times people on sledges call you mad;
3. Go to the gym and  use the treadmill  ;
4. Stay in the warm and see if there are any purple ones left in the Quality Street tub.

28/11/2012 at 10:42
PhilPub wrote (see)

Sod that.  Depending on severity of conditions / where my mojo's at...

1. Go out in normal shoes and run round icy patches with Curly's recommended pigeon steps;
2. Head straight over to the park in cross country spikes and count how many times people on sledges call you mad;
3. Go to the gym and  use the treadmill  ;
4. Stay in the warm and see if there are any green ones left in the Quality Street tub.

fixed it for you

28/11/2012 at 11:01

Ha!  Next you'll be telling me you've got a sister who likes Turkish Delight. 

29/11/2012 at 09:31

Run off road

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