AA Snow and Ice shoe Grips £4.95 @ amazon uk price reduced further again - HotUKDeals
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was £6.95 then £5.95 now just £4.95.
easy on and off not really made for long walking according to review but ok for getting in and out the house etc.
comes as a pair.
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I wish the 1 and 2 star reviews were available when I ordered these ice grips. -
My experience:
- in 20 minutes outside they came off 5 times and then I couldn't be bothered anymore.
- I agree that one has to tighten them a lot to get more than 8 meters out of them
- that it raised the shoe did not bother me - if only they would have worked
- I don't think it would be right to have to go and try all sorts of shoes where they might fit - that defeats the purpose
- I could imagine they might fit better on shoes with a rough upper layer, maybe with hooks; and on those with a good profile - but then I would not need those grippers anyway if I would have such shoes.
- the inside of the grippers is too slippery, and will come off most shoes very quickly - the product needs to be re-designed with other material in that respect
- the velcro-fastening is in principal a good idea, only it does not work, as the grips don't stay in place, some elastic strong band would be better
- the velcro-fastening is not that easy to put on and off wearing gloves, and since I wanted to give my mother also a pair, I know for her it would be very difficult to find the bit where to hold it and zip it open.
- also the end bit of the fastener should not slide this easily through hole, as especially with cold, or old fingers it can be tricky to fiddle it back through the hole again. I think a design which stops the end bit from completely detaching, would be better.
- the walking in these grips is a bit awkward, slowed me down, which however might be a good thing on snow.
- I found the packaging not practical, as I am sure mainly the over 35 year olds are likely to by it, and I had to use force to open it, I don't know how my mother would have managed. Besides: all the use of plastic, for people who decide to walk and not drive the car?! -

- only plus point: they should fit any shoe,
but since you can't use them for walks much longer that 8 meters, it wouldn't matter if you wear them with flip-flops.

I will return them.
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#2
Ordered thanks
#3
And when you go to brighton on that 60's revival they make a great knuckleduster
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For anyone who wants a more substantial set of grips, take a look at these. These are what I use, and they are very good.

http://www.qvcuk.com/ukqic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.564136.cm_scid.KeywordSearch

Sure, they are more expensive, but you do get two pairs. I've still given this posting some heat as it is a good deal if the cheaper grips suit you.

PS. If you buy from QVC, don't forget to go through Quidco or TCB.

Edited By: martins_uk on Dec 25, 2010 22:43
#5
'Rud' are the market leader in snow chains a quality German product.
#6
martins_uk
For anyone who wants a more substantial set of grips, take a look at these. These are what I use, and they are very good.http://www.qvcuk.com/ukqic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.564136.cm_scid.KeywordSearch Sure, they are more expensive, but you do get two pairs. I've still given this posting some heat as it is a good deal if the cheaper grips suit you.PS. If you buy from QVC, don't forget to go through Quidco or TCB.

OMG what am i doing posting on hotukdeals on christmas day!!!!!!!!! but anyway I saw thse qvc ones demoed and they did look fairly good. those for this thread don't look upto anything, no wonder somepeople think they are poop

Edited By: Meathotukdeals on Dec 25, 2010 22:58
#7
More expensive again but my wife swears by Yaktrax Walkers and she spent 7 years in Vermont where the winters are a lot more severe than here. She even goes out jogging in them! Cost about £15 in this country I think, but cheaper than a broken leg :)
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potfish
More expensive again but my wife swears by Yaktrax Walkers and she spent 7 years in Vermont where the winters are a lot more severe than here. She even goes out jogging in them! Cost about £15 in this country I think, but cheaper than a broken leg :)


did you have to pay someone to brake your legs? they ripped you off. i had mine done for free
#9
I wish it was good, i would have loved to have a pair as I am scared of going out on these ice. It is truely dangerous to venture outside in that treacherous weather.
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MajorCockUp
potfish
More expensive again but my wife swears by Yaktrax Walkers and she spent 7 years in Vermont where the winters are a lot more severe than here. She even goes out jogging in them! Cost about £15 in this country I think, but cheaper than a broken leg :)
did you have to pay someone to brake your legs? they ripped you off. i had mine done for free

coz you got attitude :P
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potfish
More expensive again but my wife swears by Yaktrax Walkers and she spent 7 years in Vermont where the winters are a lot more severe than here. She even goes out jogging in them! Cost about £15 in this country I think, but cheaper than a broken leg :)

I completely agree - I slipped on the ice and broke my ankle last year and being unable to walk my dogs for a month was a nightmare. So I invested in a pair of the Get a Grip things with the little blue studs this year and they're absolutely brilliant, particularly when you're tentative about walking on the ice anyway due to previous accidents, well worth the £15 or £20 they cost.

Thinking of upgrading to some of the Yaktrax professional ones in the new year though because they have a velcro strap as an extra reinforcement to keep them on.

I would also recommend the Yaktrax and similar models to anyone looking to buy something for elderly relatives that need to get out and about while the pavements are icy. You can even get walking stick ice grip spike things - wish I'd known about those bad boys when I was trying to manoeuvre around the ice on skiddy normal crutches last year oO
#12
martins_uk
For anyone who wants a more substantial set of grips, take a look at these. These are what I use, and they are very good.http://www.qvcuk.com/ukqic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.564136.cm_scid.KeywordSearch Sure, they are more expensive, but you do get two pairs. I've still given this posting some heat as it is a good deal if the cheaper grips suit you.PS. If you buy from QVC, don't forget to go through Quidco or TCB.

Thanks very much for this link I'm ordering these now - fabulous price for a product that looks to be pretty much the same as the Yaktrax professional :3
#13
I bought several pairs of Yaktrax for family from Viking Direct at £13.50ea and got free £10 itunes for spending over 30. Just add item y29-5087655. Brilliant item btw.
#14
these are very poor in comparison to Yaktrax, although they are more expensive, I have used mine for the last 3 winters and they are still going strong
#15
Search for Swedish snow cleats on ebay - have bought 6 pairs for family & they are great - gives my mum a lot more confidence. £8 delivered & they have a rear of shoe strap. Don't forget to go via topcashback.co.uk or Quidco.
#16
jnm21
Search for Swedish snow cleats on ebay - have bought 6 pairs for family & they are great - gives my mum a lot more confidence. £8 delivered & they have a rear of shoe strap. Don't forget to go via topcashback.co.uk or Quidco.

Hi...can you send me or post the name of the seller...nothing comes up in search for swedish snow cleat, but many for just snow cleatm and cant work out the £8 quid ones you refer to...thanks
#17
I bought 2 pairs of these ones and they are brilliant. You get your moneys worth if they save you from slipping/sliding even once. There are atleast 6 people that I personally know have slipped this winter. 1 of them has a broken jaw and the one of the other one has broken shoulder, Other four have had milder forms for injuries. Sorry I nearly forgot to mention the ones that I bought. Not sure if we are allowed to post ebay item ID here or not but here we go.. 160524472639 They are called Ice Gripper.

Edited By: echoes008 on Dec 29, 2010 14:40

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