Most people buy winter boots for warmth comfort and fashion. The thought of not slipping on the ice usually doesn’t come to mind until it happens. But a recent study indicates the boots you have right now are probably not going to keep you up-right during ice conditions. A team of researchers tested 98 pairs of boots and found only 9 pairs helped with grip instead of slip. The two materials that were successful in keeping you from slipping on ice were Green Diamond, a rubber sole with grit embedded in the material, and Arctic Grip, a different material that looked smooth, but had little crampons that could be seen with a microscope. If you are in the market for a new boots, these might be worth a shot if you want to remain standing.
* Caterpillar Men’s Stiction Hiker Ice+ Waterproof TX Boots.
* Dakota Men’s Oil-Resistant T-Max Anti-slip Transitional Boots.
* Dakota Men’s 9800 CTCP PU Boots With Green Diamond.
* Dakota Women’s CTCP Transitional Boots.
* Sperry Women’s Powder Valley Polar Ice Grip Boots.
* Sperry Men’s Cold Bay Sport Ice+ Boots.
* Wind River Men’s Snow Leopard Boots.
* Wind River Men’s Yoho Hiking Boots.
* Men’s Wolverine Safety Boots.