Get a Grip
If you need a little extra traction, try one of these runner’s versions of snow chains.
Small ultra-hard screws with molar-shaped tongs designed to dig into ice.
How to: Screw them into the rubber sole of a shoe.
The good: Flawless grip on ice, and they last longer than standard screws.
The bad: A bit awkward on pavement.
Metal coils wrapped beneath the shoe grip over snow and ice.
How to: Plastic harness wraps around the shoe.
The good: Goes on and comes off quickly and easily.
The bad: Can get sucked off in thick mud.
Salomon Speedcross 3 CS
Light trail running shoe with spike-like tread.
How to: Just lace it up.
The good: At home on any trail surface and feels normal over pavement.
The bad: Doesn’t grip ice as effectively as the metal add-ons.
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