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Snow and ice are no big deal to these MaxxDry GripOns

MaxxDry Gripons

It may be beautiful this time of year, but it is merely the calm before the storm. We never know when or how much snow and ice we’re going to get every winter, but we always have to be prepared regardless. It’s time to start pulling out the marshmallow-looking jackets and ear muffs, however, neither are going to help keep you upright when you’re walking to work on an icy sidewalk.

If you want a little more help with traction because your ultra mega snow boots just aren’t making the cut, there are lots of options to add a little extra to your shoes. These MaxxDry GripOns were made to go over your massive shoes, and will put a bunch of little steel spikes under your feet. They only weigh 8 ounces, and are easy to put on and take off.

They’re not really much more impressive than the one trick they’re capable of, but it’s going to keep you from falling and breaking your butt. These will cost you anywhere from $11-15 depending on what size you need. There is medium to extra large, and they accommodate sizes 5-13, so almost everyone should be covered in that range. There are a myriad of different options with more or less spikes and for different types of shoe, but it all depends on what you’re looking for. If it gets to be below freezing, just call it a day, sit in front of the space heater, and watch some Netflix. Then you won’t even need to walk outside!

Available for purchase on Amazon