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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:16 am
by holymoly
I bought the screws, 1/4 inch metal screws. They look long. :shock:

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:00 pm
by turd ferguson
With winter coming, and me wearing my screwshoes for the first time this year the other day, I figured I'd bump this thread.

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:41 pm
by UltraQueenga
Turd Ferguson wrote:With winter coming, and me wearing my screwshoes for the first time this year the other day, I figured I'd bump this thread.

Thanks, Turdy. I was wondering about this thread. I better get screwin'. But which pair? :P :lol:

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:16 pm
by clocker
Spent last winter in my first pair of screw shoes. They were made with .5" self tapping sheet metal screws in a ten screw perimeter pattern. No screws under the ball of my foot. I'll never use pull on traction devices again. These things performed perfectly. I get to test them out again today! I think I'll have to buy some paint. :twisted:
Snow, beautiful snow - Ian

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:46 pm
by Pat29
I have a couple of old pairs of shoes at home. I am going to give this a try this year.

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:54 pm
by jgore
Screw shoes work like a charm. I used YakTrax for 4 winters before they gave out, then switched to the screw shoes. Cheaper and they work like a charm. (Unlike others, who have reported problems with YakTrax on ice, I even used them during/immediately after ice storms with no problems. There was only 1 time when I was sliding all over the place and that was when there was glare ice hidden under fresh, light snow. Maybe I was just more careful when I could see the ice.)

I use 3/8", #8, galvanized sheet metal screws.

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:58 pm
by HCcD
Hmm, gives me justification to head down to Home Depot this week to buy all the Power Tools, work bench and other equipment needed to make my own ScrewShoes ... Hmmm ... :twisted: :twisted: :wink: :shifty:

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:06 pm
by seuss
HCmD wrote:Hmm, gives me justification to head down to Home Depot this week to buy all the Power Tools, work bench and other equipment needed to make my onw ScrewShoes ... Hmmm ... :twisted: :twisted: :wink: :shifty:


yikes Andy - you are turning into mr seuss and he is turning into you!

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:12 pm
by HCcD
seuss wrote:
HCmD wrote:Hmm, gives me justification to head down to Home Depot this week to buy all the Power Tools, work bench and other equipment needed to make my onw ScrewShoes ... Hmmm ... :twisted: :twisted: :wink: :shifty:


yikes Andy - you are turning into mr seuss and he is turning into you!


:what: Huh !!

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:15 pm
by seuss
HCmD wrote:
seuss wrote:
HCmD wrote:Hmm, gives me justification to head down to Home Depot this week to buy all the Power Tools, work bench and other equipment needed to make my onw ScrewShoes ... Hmmm ... :twisted: :twisted: :wink: :shifty:


yikes Andy - you are turning into mr seuss and he is turning into you!


:what: Huh !!


mr seuss' basement is full of workbenches, power tools, screws, etc. and now the hallway is full of race bikes, there's talk of a computrainer, race wheels, etc. either way, he needs to hold to the bargain that i get to go first so i don't have to deal with his stuff...

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:16 pm
by HCcD
seuss wrote:
HCmD wrote:
seuss wrote:
yikes Andy - you are turning into mr seuss and he is turning into you!


:what: Huh !!


mr seuss' basement is full of workbenches, power tools, screws, etc. and now the hallway is full of race bikes, there's talk of a computrainer, race wheels, etc. either way, he needs to hold to the bargain that i get to go first so i don't have to deal with his stuff...


Where can I find someone like that ?? :shifty: :P :oops:

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:23 pm
by turd ferguson
HCmD wrote:Hmm, gives me justification to head down to Home Depot this week to buy all the Power Tools, work bench and other equipment needed to make my own ScrewShoes ... Hmmm ... :twisted: :twisted: :wink: :shifty:


How do you not already own a good variable speed cordless drill? I'm no tool guy but without my Ryobi I'd still be putting together the Ikea furniture we bought in 2005, never mind ever having gotten to the screwshoes.

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:24 pm
by seuss
HCmD wrote:
seuss wrote:
mr seuss' basement is full of workbenches, power tools, screws, etc. and now the hallway is full of race bikes, there's talk of a computrainer, race wheels, etc. either way, he needs to hold to the bargain that i get to go first so i don't have to deal with his stuff...


Where can I find someone like that ?? :shifty: :P :oops:


i have a suite i could rent you...

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:29 pm
by Spirit Unleashed
I have done the screwed shoes. I find that they are good for some types of conditions which spikes aren't good for. But I have also slipped in them. So BE CAREFUL even if you have screws.

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:54 am
by Habs4ever
I have screw shoes, used them alot in Winnipeg, now may have to use them soon in Bonnyville. Got the first snowfall of the year. :D

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:29 pm
by Habs4ever
Habs4ever wrote:I have screw shoes, used them alot in Winnipeg, now may have to use them soon in Bonnyville. Got the first snowfall of the year. :D


wore my screw shoes today for the first time this year. A couple weeks earlier than last year. :?

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:31 am
by LadyV
Question about screw shoes as I am thinking about taking the plunge this winter:
what happens if you have to run partly on dry pavement and partly on icy pavement - do they deteriorate rapidly? do they damage the shoes?

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:15 am
by Spirit Unleashed
LadyV wrote:Question about screw shoes as I am thinking about taking the plunge this winter:
what happens if you have to run partly on dry pavement and partly on icy pavement - do they deteriorate rapidly? do they damage the shoes?

Doesn't hurt the shoes but may wear the screw heads. Just put new ones in.

What I noticed when using screws on pavement is that the screws stick to the pavement which in turn inhibited the way my knee moved. Without a screw, a shoe would be able to rotate or slide a bit in relation to the pavement as you run. So later, after the run, I had a sore knee. But not bad, just noticeable.

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:52 pm
by chunkymonkeymelonhed
my screw shoe runs were always on snow or icy surfaces (trail and paved pathway) . I don't think it would be too much fun to have them on dry or bare sidewalks and road.

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:57 pm
by Spirit Unleashed
r4l wrote:my screw shoe runs were always on snow or icy surfaces (trail and paved pathway) . I don't think it would be too much fun to have them on dry or bare sidewalks and road.

Its not....but I didn't always have 100% coverage of snow. Depended on plowing and salting and sun.

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:13 pm
by gnu
ultra monk wrote:
r4l wrote:my screw shoe runs were always on snow or icy surfaces (trail and paved pathway) . I don't think it would be too much fun to have them on dry or bare sidewalks and road.

Its not....but I didn't always have 100% coverage of snow. Depended on plowing and salting and sun.


I hear you...around here sometimes the sidewalks are terrible while roads are bare and dry, so crossing streets or running at the side of a road without a sidewalk I sound like a clopping horse with screw shoes or other such solutions :lol:

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:41 pm
by Jwolf
That's partly why I wouldn't want to use them. Rarely have I been on a run that's 100% on snow.

The Stabilicers I have are fine on pavement-- but I prefer not to use them if I'm just running flat on snow anyway. They were great for going up the Grind.

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:25 pm
by LadyV
Jwolf wrote:That's partly why I wouldn't want to use them. Rarely have I been on a run that's 100% on snow.

The Stabilicers I have are fine on pavement-- but I prefer not to use them if I'm just running flat on snow anyway. They were great for going up the Grind.


Vancouver runners.... :roll: :roll: they run on snow??? :shock:
they don't know what a REAL winter is, anyways :lol: :lol:

LadyV, a jalous Montrealer

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:31 pm
by ultraslacker
hey we had two days of snow last month! :lol:

Re: My new ScrewShoes

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:07 am
by chunkymonkeymelonhed
LadyV wrote:
Jwolf wrote:That's partly why I wouldn't want to use them. Rarely have I been on a run that's 100% on snow.

The Stabilicers I have are fine on pavement-- but I prefer not to use them if I'm just running flat on snow anyway. They were great for going up the Grind.


Vancouver runners.... :roll: :roll: they run on snow??? :shock:
they don't know what a REAL winter is, anyways :lol: :lol:

LadyV, a jalous Montrealer

:lol: