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Studding your Sorels

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First day o the new season I went down in the parking lot on glare ice. Rather not make that a habit. Anyone ever put studs into their standard Sorel type souls? I thought I'd put in hardened screws and cut them off sharp. any suggestions?
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I used to put hex head screws in my bike tires. You know the kind that you can either use a wrench or a screw driver on? They have a nice sharp edge around the top if you find the right ones. Just make sure they aren't too long. They didn't last long on my bike as the traction was good, but the screw didn't hold well in the tire.

Maybe you should just get some crampons for your ski boots. My Grivels work on alpine and tele boots as well as ATs. 10 point may be more friendly than 12 point, but it all depends on the attitude, right?  or
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I have Stabilicers  which go on with velcro very easily.  That way when you have to take a run into Safeway you don't kill yourself on the terrazzo.  Seriously, you don't want to be walking around with metal on terrazzo....
post #5 of 12
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you must have a nicer safeway than I do. I'm sure mine is linoleum. I could probably scale 40 degree linoleum with my studs.

seriously, thanks, those are good ideas, perhaps superior ideas.

post #6 of 12
 The hex head screws. in a old pair of running shoes work,& you can drive a car w/them on.. 3/16 long So they dont go all the way thru,, about 8 in the forefoot & 5 in the heel(.I've ran alot of winter trails)

This would work w/sorrels also.
post #7 of 12
I have the Yaktrax Pro's and they work well.  I leave them in my messenger bag/briefcase in the winter so I always have them with me.

Here is a site with a bunch of options:  http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/traccleatans.html
post #8 of 12
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oldtri, you like the hex head because it will act as a natural stop, still leaving an eigth inch or so of steel? I could sharpen each one to a point.

I could add this feature as wardrobe details for my accessories. Kind of Luge gloves meet nasty leather outfit.


Thanks. awesome. no need to just have one option when several apply. running shoes for warmer conditions, sorels for snow in the parking lot, pull ons for unmodified footwear. thanks again.

Sibhusky, could you please come out to Tahoe and show me how to put those on?
post #9 of 12
They just have nylon straps that velcro around your boots or shoes.  Very easy, no stretching of rubber that goes shooting across the room or anything. 

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Sibhusky, could you please come out to Tahoe and show me how to put those on?
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They just have nylon straps that velcro around your boots or shoes.  Very easy, no stretching of rubber that goes shooting across the room or anything. 

 



 


nylon straps?
post #11 of 12
Second image is from Amazon, which may have the best prices.

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nylon straps?
post #12 of 12
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II don't know if you can top this at Brookstone. This from davrock : image prior to vulcanization.
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