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Ive just walked two miles in ice in these www.cottontraders.com/faux-fur-lined-boots/invt/aq10502 not very pretty but I change footwear once I'm at destination. Mine are six years old so they last well and must be quite grippy as i tried two other pairs of shoes first and fell over before I left my driveway
I walk a few miles to work every day, we've had snow and ice all January. I mostly wear my Ilse Jacobsen short rubber boots (with woolen socks so that they are snuggly and warm) and they are usually grippy enough, but when it's really icy, I wear these non-slip ice grips. They are brilliant.
We only have regular ice atm but last March they worked beautifully when we had icy puddles. Black ice is very tricky though as it is so thin - the grips have steel studs just like snow tires (obligatory around here) and they work best when there is something they can sink into.
I haven't seen the Sandy they mention - looks interesting though! I'm obsessed with ice and snow too, so anything that helps make the walk less treacherous is a good thing. Re Yak Trax - have a look on ebay as I found them cheaper (new, from an ebay shop) on there.
arse over tit: instead of arse over tip. This phrase has the equivalent meaning of head over heels. The mutation of tip, used in the sense of the utmost part of the body, into tit seems to have taken place around the late 1960s, and probably resulted simply from the logical equation of two slang terms for parts of the body.