Wednesday, December 5, 2007

screw shoes

Yesterday I found myself recommending (like I do every year) that a coworker screw some hex-cap quarter inch sheet metal screws in to her shoes for traction in snow & ice. Luckily, I don't need to explain it in detail, because someone beat me to it. Sweet.

This guy uses a power drill to insert the screws, which I find a little freaky. I'm a fan of using pliers. Either way, the screws will keep you on your feet instead of on your ass. Which is nice.

7 comments:

KKB said...

Okay, so tell me just how you do this with screws and pliers and a drill? I took a header last winter and would love not to do THAT again!
Kathleen

Daniel said...

I just put screws in my shoes last night for a run on icy dirt roads. I recommend that you check out Matt Carpenters page for a detailed description, however,3/8" #6 hex head sheetmetal screws are my preference. The head fits nicely into a battery powered screw driver. Just screw them into the lugs around the perimeter of the shoes. No pliers are needed, and it will only take you 10 minutes or so. I put about 20 in each shoe, and as long as the screw part is short, you can experiment with putting them under the ball of the foot for extra traction. I usually devote an old pair of shoes, and leave the screws in all winter.

RunnerGizmos said...

I just found this blog that sells screw shoe packs! runnergizmos.blogspot.com I like them because I am just always to crazy to run to the store. They ship everything I need right to my door.

Anonymous said...

Great info. BTW, Thanks, my friend bought some and loved them. think I might give it a try....

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