Save yourself some ouch

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Pete from Brooklyn, NY on Monday, January 30, 2012
I was famililar with this product because a friend loaned some to me and my wife about a year ago. It was very important for my wife because she already had a broken leg from slipping on ice. There was wet sleety ice when we arrived for a visit, and the product was invaluable.

When I spotted them in the catalog, I bought a pair for every member of my family. I'm glad that I paid attention to sizing because putting on a too small pair would probably be difficult.

When they arrived, they are neatly folded, one inside the other. I've got pretty strong hands, but I found undoing this to be a challenge. Fortunately one only has to do this once. I also found that it was not easy to figure out which part goes in the front. Note: the rectangular tab goes by the heel. A little line drawing would have been nice.

By coincidence, I got to test mine the day after they arrived. Once I figured out the problems I mentioned, I went out into the ice storm with confidence. They worked great. I wish my wife would have had some before she broke her leg. She felt secure with the loaners even while she was recouperating. That sold me.
  • Best Uses: Icy Conditions
  • Cons: No Instructions, Not so easy to put on
  • Describe Yourself: Intermediate
  • Pros: Lightweight, Looks like it will last, Provides Safety, Tough
  • Was this a gift?: No
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