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SOCKS OVER SHOES

  • 08-01-2010 1:01am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 3,009 ✭✭✭ Paddy Samurai


    With the weather and everyone falling on their asses.(Apparently 5000+ patients have visited hospitals etc with fall injuries since cold snap started.)
    German friends suggested something to my wife a few days back that they do in germany to prevent slipping on ice.
    To prevent slipping on ice put a pair of socks on over your shoes and you won't slip on the ice.My wife and her friends tried it today and they all said it worked for them.

    Don't know if it will help,but if it prevents someone getting injured its all to the good.
    Now i just have to figure out how to get these damned socks on the car.GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,409 Captain_Generic


    Try Mr. Big


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,843 Tatiana Modern Pointlessly


    Yeah, but ya'd look like a spanner. Mainland Europeans have no shame.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,221 BluesBerry


    baz2009 wrote: »
    Yeah, but ya'd look like a spanner. Mainland Europeans have no shame.

    you would also look like one when you fall on your ar se


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,392 ✭✭✭✭ mikom


    German friends suggested something to my wife a few days back that they do in germany

    This sentence began so well, but ultimately disappointed.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,843 Tatiana Modern Pointlessly


    BluesBerry wrote: »
    you would also look like one when you fall on your ar se

    Already did, twice.:o
    I have terrible balance.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,026 imeddyhobbs


    Heard this on The Pat Kenny show today too!

    Socks over our shoes and we pretend that we Irish can run a smart economy...


  • Registered Users Posts: 889 Bajingo


    BluesBerry wrote: »
    you would also look like one when you fall on your ar se

    I rather have a little tumble to be honest..everyone is doing it these days..I had this idea yesterday actually when I was headed out but I could'nt be witted doing it..


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 27,965 ✭✭✭✭ Ashlyn Gray Fennel


    *slaps forehead*

    My god! It's so simple!


  • Registered Users Posts: 213 ✭✭ Pjays


    My mother's mad for wearing her socks over shoes in this weather. She swears by it. You should see her flying down the hill near us.:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,182 ✭✭✭ Tiriel


    It does work and to be honest I'd rather be vertical wearing socks over my shoes than flat on my back looking up the hairy nose of a stranger as they wobble around the place trying to pick me up!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,200 G-Money


    Don't the socks get soggy after a while in the ice and lose their effectiveness? I'm supposed to be going into town on Sat and I'm seriously considering the socks over the shoes option.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,026 imeddyhobbs


    How about socks on our heads

    http://tweetphoto.com/8226189


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,254 ✭✭✭ SoupyNorman


    "Dont you hate pants"??


  • Registered Users Posts: 51,052 ✭✭✭✭ Professey Chin


    *slaps forehead*

    My god! It's so simple!
    Great scott!!:pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,026 imeddyhobbs


    Pjays wrote: »
    My mother's mad for wearing her socks over shoes in this weather. She swears by it. You should see her flying down the hill near us.:D

    Daughters always follow in their mothers footsteps


  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭ TheScribbler


    The weather has been wicked and I've fallen on my arse so frequently in the last fortnight that I get to eyeball the Eastern European Big Issue sellers at knee level with some regularity.
    BluesBerry wrote: »
    you would also look like one when you fall on your ar se


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,494 citizen_p


    sounds stupid...be a man and learn to walk......


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,587 Xinkai


    Mousey- wrote: »
    sounds stupid...be a man and learn to walk......

    That possibly has to be the most useless post I have ever read.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,997 ✭✭✭ Senna


    Or, or go the whole hog and tie tennis rackets to your shoes.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 36,644 ✭✭✭✭ Ruu_Old


    "Dont you hate pants"??

    *burns pants*


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,254 ✭✭✭ SoupyNorman


    Senna wrote: »
    Or, or go the whole hog and tie tennis rackets to your shoes.


    Back in the 80's when we got serious snow I tried this as a kid, although one racket was a cheap wooden one and the other was a huge metal one with loose strings...Despite that,


    It didnt work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 213 ✭✭ Pjays


    Daughters always follow in their mothers footsteps


    Ha ha! :p

    If it means not falling on my ass again, I might just do it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 973 ✭✭✭ Super Sidious


    "Stupid Gravity"


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,660 ✭✭✭ CrazyRabbit


    http://www.icegrips.co.uk/icegrips2.html

    And dozens of other similar products. Far more effective. Though everywhere in the Ireland and UK is out of stock at the moment.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,959 ✭✭✭✭ Jeremias Deep Respirator


    *slaps forehead*

    My god! It's so simple!

    Your head?.


  • Registered Users Posts: 958 fatboypee


    As a regular traveller to Norway and having fallen over time out of number I began wonderin, how the fook the natives could walk on ice and snow in NORMAL footwear when I, in my hiking boots kept falling over..

    So, I did watch them natives and noticed they mostly walk the same.. heel to toe and bolt upright. I adopt that style consciously when walking on ice and snow, seems to work well (until I forget and slouch about and go a*** over t*t :) )...


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 18,300 ✭✭✭✭ Seaneh


    Senna wrote: »
    Or, or go the whole hog and tie tennis rackets to your shoes.

    snow shoes do **** all on ice.

    Also, tennis rackets wouldnt work, ever.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,111 ✭✭✭ tba


    Like Bear Grylls? Awesome.....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,470 weeder


    Bear Grylls did it. (in Ireland no less) so it MUST work.

    [nonsarcastic]it does actually work though[/nonsarcastic]


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,959 ✭✭✭✭ Jeremias Deep Respirator


    When I was a child it wasn't unusual to see people use old socks over shoes for grip in winter.

    However these days I'm wearing THESE BOOTS (€100 in most camping shops in Dublin) and even counting the best boots the army provided me with and all the other boots I've used over the years these are head and shoulders above 'em all.

    Warm, waterproof, breathable and completely slip resistant (so far!).


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