January 9, 2008
Ran 0.6 mile to test my "cleats"
I purchased a set of "cleats" for running in snow and ice. They slip over my shoes, and each foot has four 1/4 inch long spikes. The cleats are flat on the end rather than being pointed. There was an inch of new, wet snow on the ground but no ice under the snow, and I ran once around the block. The spikes seemed to work fine, and I didn't slip on the snow. While stopped, I moved my foot through the snow a few times to see if the spikes would slip -- they didn't. I still need to try them on "black ice".