Screw Shoes and Duct Tape
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Just dragged out my winter running gear. (My toes go numb at 32F so I start getting nervous around this time of the year.) Here is my solution - duct tape. It's not an insulator. It just stops the cold air flow - and that's sufficient to make my toes happy again. But don't buy the standard duct tape - doesn't stick well against running shoes and the moistness from your sweat ruins the adhesive too. Lock for tape with extra-strength adhesive.
I also have inserted sheet metal screws in the bottom to deal with the ice. 10 on each - the 4 under the heel are occluded in this photo so I'll explain that they're in a diamond pattern. 20 screws cost me all of $2.00 at Home Depot. Use a power screwdriver and this will be easy.