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.

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    Yes I like your shoes. When I gave my DH the box of screws he did kind of go nutts. Gets the job done :)
    740 days ago
    Just discovered duct tape myself! Plan on trying it real soon!
    1868 days ago
    I can do that! Thanks for the post.
    1899 days ago
    This is awesome! Thanks for the info.
    2281 days ago
    I discovered duct tap when biking in the late fall after stepping in a bot hole. I also found that I could take. Rechargable hand warmers and click the coin (to activate them) put them in a plastic sandwich bag, and tape them on my shoe with duct tape. As they go off they become a bit ridgid, but they are now activly heating your foot for about 30-40 minutes and the duct tape still works as an air break when the heat is no longer coming from the warmer.

    Here is a link the the warmers I am talking about. I put them into a bag so the duct tape does not damage them when I remve them. I click the button to crystalize and release the heat an put them over my shoe before the become crystal so they take the shape of the top of my shoe.


    Good runing and be careful out there.

    2330 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/5/2011 2:05:27 PM
  • DIKIWI85
    Good to know! Thanks!
    2334 days ago
    Sounds like a great idea....will try that on my pair that are getting ready to be retired.
    2336 days ago

    2336 days ago
    How well does it do in the rain? Or does it?
    2336 days ago
  • TINY67
    Good info.
    2336 days ago
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