With all my talk about the difficulties of running in the snow, I finally tried Stabil-Icers. I acknowledge that I am a little late coming to the whole “cleats on your running shoes” thing, but never realized that they could be worn on concrete as well as ice and snow.
Stabil-Icers are ice cleats that you slip onto your shoes. I had talked to several people about the best kind of cleats, and Stabil-Icers is what most of them recommended. I found some at Peak Performance and the next day was out running in a snowstorm.
Some thought I was crazy (Ralph) but I felt like a super hero! Super Runner Girl can run anywhere! There is still a little slippage when the snow is too deep or loose, but in general I had great traction for my run. As I did the next day, when it was less deep snow but more ice and loose snow.
So, if you are a die-hard winter runner like me, these are a must buy. Or at least check out other types of cleats – or drill screws into an old pair of running shoes (suggested by one trail runner guy).