I have purchased new boots from Sears that have a sole pattern that is similar to snow cleats. They have lots of small wedges that point towards the heal so they grip the snow or ice and they must be working because I have rarely slipped while wearing them. If you're not in the market for new boots, the strap on snow chains or ice cleats work well, just be sure to take them off when you go inside. I see lots of people wear them into businesses and not think that they are damaging the floors.
Brrrr.....it's cold outside!
Leslie Maki is the owner and managing broker of Northern Pines Real Estate Services. She is a landlord of rental properties in northeastern Washington as well as being a Realtor and small business owner.