It doesn't snow every day, so you can walk on the clear days. On snowy days, you can choose to walk indoors using a walking video (Leslie Sansone or others) or use a treadmill. I know several people who use the local gym, paying a monthly fee for the cold and dark months. Usually by mid February, it is warm enough to walk a short time and it is light enough to be safe.
I do have slip on cleats (Yak Traxs) but find they don't help in all conditions, just like studded snow tires. Using walking poles can also help you be steadier on your feet.
I got a good pair of long underwear and socks for the bottom. That is usually enough layering for me as I don't walk in miserably cold weather. I then put some layers on top including a hat, ear muffs, and scarf to cover my mouth and face as needed. A good pair of gloves or mittens top off the outfit. I may look silly, but I stay warm.
My usual walking shoes are my choice for most of my walking. I haven't found boots to be all that helpful and I can't walk as far in them. I do have some lace up boots that are also warm, but they are also a little heavy.
Call me WG
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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