Some people proactively seek ice and snow to walk on in the form of snowshoeing. Many others accidentally find themselves in a situation where we may need to cross a street or parking lot covered in unexpected frozen precipitation. Even the walk from the parking lot to the base lodge on a ski day can be made easier and safer with adjustable slip-on traction devices.
Working in a fashion similar to tire chains, shoe traction devices have either chain or metal banded silicon bands that cross the bottoms of your shoes or boots while securing over your shoe.
If you are a more casual walker, consider something like the Yaktrax Walker due to its entry-level pricepoint and ability to blend in more easily with your shoes. Compact and lightweight, these are a great option to keep in a glove box or even a purse while still providing excellent traction at an affordable price.
The Yaktrax Pro may be a better option if you are considering continuing your jobbing habit regardless of surface conditions. Slightly more durable, but most importantly including a strap that runs across the top of your foot, the Pro model can deal with a bit more strenuous activity than the Walkers.
For the ultimate in footwear traction, look to the Kahtoola MICROspikes Footwear Traction device. Made of metal, yet still compact and lightweight, the spikes on these accessories will make sure you are stable even on the most slick surfaces.
If you ever run into slick surfaces, consider adding one of these options to your emergency kit for safer walking conditions!