It's been freezing the last few nights and although I have winter tyres, walking from the warmth of my card-playing haunts to the car.
A few years ago I was given a pair of ice grips to attach to my boots/shoes for such occasions and I've been truly grateful that I can walk confidently and safely.
At last night's bridge match some players were discussing their 'clampons' and I believe now there are other more effective grips on the market.
The two which were recommended are the Ice Trekers Diamond Grips and the Betterware Ice Grips (although I note they don't appear to be available for shoes less than a size 6).
For those who regularly walk a dog through snow and ice the Diamond Grips were highly recommended and long lasting. It was agreed that those grips with small spring-like coils aren't particularly efficient and are best avoided. The Diamond Grips are on the expensive side but I suppose you get what you pay for in the end - they're still cheaper than a pair of substantially soled boots.
Even the cheaper grippers, which I own, are far better than nothing or ending up in a hospital A & E with a broken hip or knee. Safe walking.