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Screw Shoes

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Oct 2011
3:33pm, 23 Oct 2011
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Rab Lee
I\'ve just spent the last hour cleaning the cupboard under the stairs, so when I found the hex head screws I ordered last year to make my Screw shoes I decided to get ready for winter early.
Take one pair of old trail shoes, some #8 half inch stainless steel sheet metal screws and a drill fitted with the screwdriver bit adapter and 1 cup of tea.
5 minutes later I\'ve got a set of winter ready screw shoes, bring on the ice.
spotted the idea last year on irunfar

Oct 2011
3:49pm, 23 Oct 2011
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HappyG(rrr)
Looks like a great idea, good DIY job Rab! :-)G
Oct 2011
3:54pm, 23 Oct 2011
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The Terminator
Hmm I was about to order some Yaktrax....
Oct 2011
4:06pm, 23 Oct 2011
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Rab Lee
heres where I first spotted them;
skyrunner.com
I had to order the screws from the US via ebay as I couldnt find a uk supplier that did them small enough
Oct 2011
8:31pm, 23 Oct 2011
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flip
blakeys-segs.co.uk
Oct 2011
8:48pm, 23 Oct 2011
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P.E...
I did something similar just maybe the other way round
Feb 2012
3:46pm, 14 Feb 2012
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run free
I just tried using yaktraks on snowy conditions. For a short 5 mile run they were fine but on a longer run I don't like them as my foot impacts sooner into the ground than expected. In fact found my trail shoes were sufficient on flat surfaces. They were not so on hills.

Rab Lee + P.E = ice bugs

Am thinking to get a pair for their water proofness. Anyone tried them?
Feb 2012
3:51pm, 14 Feb 2012
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run free
p.s. love what you both have done :-)
Feb 2012
8:56pm, 14 Feb 2012
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Rab Lee
i'm sure a mate of mine did a couple of the arctic ultras in them and said they were good

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