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Tips for winter snow running (Read 285 times)

andrew.albright


    So you drill up into the bottom of the sole from the outside of the shoe (from the underneath).

    mtwarden


    running under the BigSky

      So you drill up into the bottom of the sole from the outside of the shoe (from the underneath).

       

      correct- the screw head is what is giving you traction

       

      this link will help http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm

                                                                 2014 

      HURL Fat Ass 50k  1/11- DNS sick :(

      Zion Traverse 47 miles 4/5 DNS :( stress fracture in heel

      Don't Fence Me In 30k 5/10

         

        A drill, and short screws. Those appear to be #8 X 1/2" sheet metal screws, available at your local Home Depot or hardware store for about $6. They don't go all the way through the soles.

         

        1/2in screws come through my soles. I use 3/8in and usually have to hunt for them.

        "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog


        Irish Luck

          I always take my closest to retired shoes and screw short (3/8") sheet metal screws in, they last all winter and have never had one pull out

           

          if it's really dangerous footing I use Microspikes, they pretty much blow away any competitor for pull on traction and they aren't too bad to run in

           

          of course if there is really a lot of snow, snowshoes are the ticket Smile

           

          also think about investing in a boot drier, I put them on after a run in the snow, the next morning they are dry and toasy

           

          We absolutely do this in our home. there are plenty of pre-race photos of me with a drill. Power tools + trail running woman = new calendar idea? ;-)

          BT survivor since 2003. Trail runner since 2009.

          I think brain surgery stimulated my running nerve and made me into a trail runner. I'm grateful for both.

            If adding screws to your shoes, it's a really tough job with a manual screwdriver.  As others have suggested, use a drill, and a 1/4" socket.  I have a screwdriver set that has a bunch of different heads, so they have a shank which fits into a drill.  Using the drill with the socket, it takes just a minute per shoe to put them in.  I also used the 3/8" screws, size 6. Works great.  For more extreme traction, Kahtoola Microspikes are wonderful!  Oh, don't forget to layer your clothes for warmth, hat and gloves, and don't forget to have fun!!

            Take Charge. Train Harder. Suck Less. No Excuses.

            mtwarden


            running under the BigSky

              We absolutely do this in our home. there are plenty of pre-race photos of me with a drill. Power tools + trail running woman = new calendar idea? ;-)

               

              new year is around the corner- I need a new calendar!

               

              not sure if they've been mentioned, but gaiters to keep the snow out- actually I run year round w/ gaiters to keep dirt/rocks/seeds/debris/aliens etc out Big grin

               

                                                                         2014 

              HURL Fat Ass 50k  1/11- DNS sick :(

              Zion Traverse 47 miles 4/5 DNS :( stress fracture in heel

              Don't Fence Me In 30k 5/10

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