Slide No More Thanks To These Brilliant Things

No, not diamonds. Although diamond-studded shoe soles would be AWESOME! But, no. If I need to walk on freezey things and I don’t want to slide my brains out, I put on my Yaktrax.

I never slide when I wear my YaktraxDo Yaktrax work?

Oh, honey, do they ever! My pal Jane gave me a pair, and I use them to walk back and forth to and from Mom’s when the footing is treacherous, as it is this week.

I am NOT being paid to write about this product, more’s the pity; I just think they’re terrific. If you get a pair and use them and slide anyway, don’t sue me. I’m just saying they work for ME, ‘kayz? And, no, that is neither me nor anybody I know in the picture. I totally ganked it from the Yaktrax website.

While we’re talking about slips and slides, why don’t we kick back and listen to a little Paul Simon. The song? What else but:

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character has to cross a treacherous piece of ground. It doesn’t have to be ice.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Slide No More Thanks To These Brilliant Things

  1. Jane

    February 7, 2014 at 8:43am

    Love the YAKS!
    Just don’t try to walk indoors on tile. You will totally wipe out!

    I have a funny story about the last Big Ice Storm, but it’s too long for here. At any rate, Yaktrax figure in, as well as pulling a neighbor down the hill to her house at the very bottom, upon her, well, her bottom. She, you see, had no Trax. We laughed all the way to her destination.

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      Marian Allen

      February 7, 2014 at 10:08am

      See, this is why you need to post on your blog. That’s such a great story! 😀

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