Look For It
Look across any parking lot or public space this winter and you are sure to see the now famous “Penguin Walk”.
You know it and probably have done it yourself, two feet shuffling across icy and snowy conditions in a half-hearted attempt to keep your backside from kissing the ground below.
There is a way, though, to avoid this embarrassing seasonal walk, it’s called personal traction cleats.
All-Wheel-Drive For Your Feet
Similar to putting chains on your vehicle tires for traction, these traction cleats give just enough stability to allow you to walk with more control across unstable surfaces.
I have personally used a brand called Yaktrax’s for over four years and recommend them to everyone that see me walking with more confidence and less fear of falling.
Recently I let one of my fellow co-workers borrow my Yak’s, because I saw him doing “The Penguin” across an icy parking lot. About 30 minutes he came back to the store and handed mine back and in the other hand he showed me his new Yaktrax’s he had bought from a local store.
YakTrax’s In Use
If you have read last month’s article called Polar Vortex Creates 3 Amazing Frozen Waterfalls, I wore Yaktrax’s to help navigate some of the tricky situations to get myself and camera in some interesting photographic angles. Although, they will not take the place of sound common sense they will help you enhance your personal abilities.
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