Methods that prevent your shoes from slipping on the ice

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The frosty days may have caught some of us with slippery boots - which can be very devastating.

If you are not currently able to purchase new ones, there are several methods that can prevent slipping.

First of all, some tips to keep in mind when buying boots.

To prevent the shoe from slipping, the sole should be made of a material that provides good grip. It can be plain rubber or thermoplastics.

The offending bedding should not be too deep, but separated randomly. It is better to give preference to models with strong soles or with wide low heels. The height of the platform should not exceed 5 centimeters.

Rubber soles can withstand extreme temperatures. The flexible elastic material provides a strong bond to the ice surface.

Thermoplastic rubber (TEP) combines the properties of vulcanized rubber and thermoplastics. Strength and elasticity are the main advantages of this material. Shoes with such a heel are light and comfortable, they absolutely do not slip on the ice. TEP retains its properties at temperatures down to minus 45 degrees Celsius.

A sole made of porous material, such as polyurethane, freezes and loses its flexibility

What to do with a sliding sole?

You can try making a super adhesive wrap. Coat the bottom of the boot with alcohol, after which the entire surface should be coated with adhesive. To improve the effect, the adhesive can be applied once again, after the first layer has dried. Then press the boot so that the beads stick to the adhesive. Do not walk around the apartment with such shoes so as not to damage the floors.

Another option is silicone adhesive. The bottom of the sole should be treated with a large amount of abrasive paper and then smeared with silicone adhesive. The procedure is repeated twice, then the shoes are dried until the adhesive is completely hardened (about 2 days).

If you burn old socks or bags, they will melt. The result is a viscous, sticky substance that is applied drop-by-point to the foot.

Flannel pieces, adhesive at the bottom of the sole will help reduce slippage. To last longer, shoes should be thoroughly washed and dried before being glued. This method is simple and affordable, but short-lived. After a maximum of two days, you will need to put the pieces of fabric back on.