I learned about these through this site: http://www.competitiverunner.com/screwshoes.html
And through Runner’s World: http://www.runnersworld.com/trail-running-gear/screw-shoes
(Both sites provided excellent step-by-step tutorials.)
Early this month, after trying to run and not fall down on the New Year’s snow, I decided to made a pair of screw shoes for myself. I used an old pair of running shoes, and 3/8″ hex-head machine screws. Then the weather warmed up drastically, so I had no conditions for testing out the shoes. But then Wednesday (day before yesterday) morning I woke up to snow that became icy, due to the bitter windchill. So, I tested out my screw shoes on my usual 3.5 mile loop. They were great! I only felt a bit unsteady at one point, when I was going downhill on icy surface, with a strong wind pushing me. Still, despite my nervousness, the shoes worked. I could have used these years ago!
What other Janathon bloggers are talking about:
http://neonanonymous.wordpress.com/ A chance to read what another runner thinks about during her run. And lots of cool, organized running stats. And a truly badarse bike. This is a dedicated runner-blogger. Good reading.
http://todkehrli.wordpress.com/ Ran the Key West Half Marathon this month, and is training for the Marine Corps Marathon in October. A dedicated runner-blogger, with regular “plank streak” updates, and other interesting updates and pictures.
https://dynamodigbyswife.wordpress.com/ Regular Janathon runs with some fun thrown in, and updates by a busy person.
http://fitartist.wordpress.com/ Running updates with lovely outdoor photos of scenery, snow animals, and a collection of discarded Christmas trees.
http://linswoo.wordpress.com/ Fun Janathon updates, and a Janathon cat doing the treadmill. Something for my Buddy to aspire to. No, that won’t happen.
http://marathondog.blogspot.nl/ Fun Janathon updates and pictures. And Odie the marathon dog. Something else for my Buddy to aspire to. No, that won’t happen, either.