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Confident Winter Running: Yaktrax Run Review

Before I get into this review, I would like it to be CLEAN AND CLEAR and under control that Yaktrax doesn’t even know that I exist. I received these as a gift, they were paid for in full, and this is completely me, my thoughts, and experience. BLOGGING WITH INTEGRITY FOR THE WIN.

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After a relatively mild fall and winter, many of us are, for the first time this season, experiencing true wintery conditions and temperatures. As in….

 

Monday Morning.

Monday Morning.

Gulp. YEAH. And that is a big middle finger to us marathon trainees. And just silly in general, let’s be honest.

We got our first snow of the year/season/whatever on Sunday, and this week is our first real prolonged freeze as well. Read: we are going to be dealing with ice, snow, as well as pavement and slush due to salting. So, even though I have my new Newton BOCO’s, which will help me with the conditions in general (as well as being warmer), they are still not going to do much on ice.

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I am not trying to be this guy. As cute as he is.

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Yaktrax Run Review

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Well, for once in my life, I had the foresight to prepare myself with something other than food (which I always have on hand), and I asked my MIL for a pair of Yaktrax Run traction “devices.” From the website:

The Yaktrax RUN is the only traction device anatomically designed to meet the needs of runners braving the winter elements. Run naturally on packed snow and ice with the Yaktrax Run’s combination of removable spikes and steel coils, providing 360Β° of unbeatable traction. Continue your training during the winter with the same stability you are accustomed to on dry surfaces. The Yaktrax Run can be worn in temperatures as low as ‑41Β° Fahrenheit.

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And yesterday (Monday), I got to try them out! I wore them with my Newton Kismets and ran at lunch time, when I new that a) the wind would have decreased (from negative 20 wind chill and 20+ mph gusts), b) there would be some salting done, and c) I would be able to see a bit better.

Fit:

I wear a size 8.5, and got a size small Yaktrax. And they fit perfectly. Put your toe in, and then pull the heel tab back and over the heel of your shoe. Then just adjust the velcro over the top for a snug fit (like stirrups on a spin bike).

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My Experience:

I had no clue what these would feel like to run on. I’ve heard mixed results about the regular Yaktrax (the ones with just the springs). But there was little, if any variation in my stride, and I felt perfectly secure on pavement, snow, slush, and ice! The little baby spikes up front grabbed on to ice and helped pull me up the hill that I fell (up?) down that time. The snug fit meant that I didn’t have to worry about dragging my toe and wiping out, and the fact that the spikes are right at the ball of your foot mean that you don’t have to worry about scraping yourself if you cut in with your foot.

The only niggle I had was of my own doing–I didn’t have the right Yaktrax on completely centered, so I could feel the spikes slightly off center.

A few notes!

Now, I was running in Newtons, and one of my favorite aspects of the Newtons is the way the shoe responds to pavement, and I was worried about interference with that. But I never should have worried! I felt like I was just wearing the Newtons as usual, and maybe even a little bit springier. I honestly wouldn’t mind ALWAYS running in them, haha.

I felt like I was a landing a little bit further back on my foot as I was running, but I think that is also largely a result of the conditions.

My run provided me the chance for all of the types of surfaces: 0-2 inches of snow, ice, salt, concrete.Β Safe and secure on all of them.

My only worry is that running on the concrete my hurt the spikes, but I guess time will tell!

Last note–I wore them with my Newtons, and they were snug. I haven’t tried them with my Ravennas yet, which have a much thicker sole. I don’t know if they would fit over shoes like the HOKA’s and otherwise, as you wouldn’t want to order any larger than your shoe size, because then the spikes and springs would be in the wrong place.

Bottom Line?

If you live in a place with ice/snow/sleet whatever and you plan on running through it, you deserve to give yourself the peace of mind of running in these Yaktrax Run traction slip ons. I was nervous about how they would feel before running in them, but I can say with absolute confidence that these will become a necessary and frequently used part of my winter running kit.

And, retailing at $40, they cost less than compression socks, you only need one pair, and they will keep you safe. A good investment, in my opinion!

Have you tried out Yaktrax? What about this version?

Are you out running in these conditions? Do you still run in the AM or are you waiting until later?

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92 Comments

  • Reply Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie

    I didn’t even know things like this existed! It’s brilliant for people like you who live in snowy climates.
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    January 6, 2015 at 6:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh, you said it. Thank freaking goodness.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Heather @Fit n Cookies

    Super glad you are staying safe out there in that cold and snow! We just got our first bit of snow today, maybe 2 inches or so. Enough for a delay which made me happy πŸ˜‰ I am typically too much of a wimp to run during the snow πŸ™‚ I’m not sure how my running schedule is changing since I’m teaching tonight instead of tomorrow night now.. hmm gotta make some decisions!
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    January 6, 2015 at 6:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You would certainly have the opportunity to test them out on hill runs, that is for sure.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Annmarie

    I received YakTrax as a gift for Christmas too and just had my first run in them this past weekend! I definitely felt secure in them and didn’t notice much of a change in the way I run. Definitely a necessity if you live in the frozen snowy tundra πŸ™‚

    January 6, 2015 at 6:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      As we both do πŸ˜€

      January 8, 2015 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    I have a pair sitting in my closet just waiting for a snowy day…so far no luck. We had a dusting this morning but not enough to need them I think, plus there is a school delay, so definitely won’t get to try them today :/ Great review!
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    January 6, 2015 at 6:30 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      They were just waiting for you while you were sick πŸ˜€

      January 8, 2015 at 9:32 am
  • Reply AJ @ NutriFitMama

    I have heard of these things, but haven’t seen them or read any reviews. Thankfully, it doesn’t typically get to the point where I would need them out here. I am a TOTAL baby when it comes to weather..it’s going to get in the single digits here at night this week and I am dying already!
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    January 6, 2015 at 6:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, single digits is rough for all of us! The wind is what kills me.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Jen @ Bagels to Broccoli

    This is a great review! I have a pair of Yak Trax Run, but haven’t actually used them yet. Unfortunately, I’m assuming I will have to soon!
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    January 6, 2015 at 7:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yes, my dear, I think you shall!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Suzy

    Know what’s crazy? I have tried all sorts of shoe traction and my favourite one is this: Screw several shallow screws into the bottoms of a secondary pair of runners. I get to feel all resourceful, hippie, and a bit badass all at the same time. Boom.
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    January 6, 2015 at 7:11 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahaha Boom is right. I have seen people do that, but a) I don’t have a secondary pair and b) brain is can’t um ooo handle things.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:34 am
  • Reply lindsay Cotter

    snow? what’s that? haha. texas doesn’t get that, but i’m still diggin the shoes!
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    January 6, 2015 at 7:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I will never forget when after a massive blizzard they trucked snow down to Texas for kids to see.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I have a pair ready to go and wanting to try out. We have our first snow today but I’m not allowed to run yet. Great review and I am looking forward to trying mine out.
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    January 6, 2015 at 7:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      They are waiting for you…and then you won’t need them!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Sarah

    I keep saying I am going to get a pair and then I freak out and don’t. Great review. You might have converted me, if the gym treadmill hasn’t already πŸ˜‰
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    January 6, 2015 at 7:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      haha, well you know me and my hamstrings can’t take it.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Nicole@Thegirlwhoraneverywhere

    Are these the YakTrax Pro’s? I need to try those- I have broken about 3 pairs of Yaktrax in the past 10 years. Last year, i got a deal on them for only $10!!! I was psyched! until they arrived and i realized that I ordered a man’s “m” and that they fit my husbands size 11 feet perfectly. BLA. SO i need a new pair!!!

    I was going to run outside last night (my weather in the northeast is silmilar to yours!) and the only thing that stopped me was that i need to get me a new pair of yaktrax! We all know how both you and i feel about falling…it is purely a hate-hate relationship!!! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the review!

    January 6, 2015 at 8:08 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      These are the Yaktrax RUNS. These have spikes. Definitely try them!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Rae

    I don’t do much outdoor winter running, so I don’t really feel the need to spend the money on these. That being said, my FIL got a bunch of shoe screws for his New Zealand fly-fishing trip, and I’ve been considering perhaps screwing a few into some old shoes if I feel the need to do some wintry running.
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    January 6, 2015 at 8:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I would consider it, but I am so weird about my shoes already!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:41 am
  • Reply Hanna

    $40 is a great price for those! The fact that compression socks cost more kind of blows me away.

    I’ve been thinking about getting some of these but wasn’t sure how well they would actually work. Ice scares the crap out of me and even though people say they work on ice I still get freaked out about trying to run on it. But these seem like a good investment for these gnarly Wisconsin winters!

    Knowing me, by the time I finally get around to buying a pair, the ice and snow will be gone for the year, lol
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    January 6, 2015 at 8:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know right? As soon as I made that realization it blew my mind! And for WI, YES

      January 8, 2015 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    I really could have used a pair of these this morning! I ran in about a half an inch of snow and it was fine in most places but there were a few spots that were definitely slippery. Being in the city it was still bright enough out plus I wore a headlamp so I could really see whats ahead of me. I should really invest in these if I plan on running outside all winter!
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    January 6, 2015 at 8:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      UGH my nightmare. BE SAFE!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:41 am
  • Reply meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles

    I have heard of devices like this but never tried it – it fascinates me though! It is super cold and now flurrying here but I am sort of hopeful we get spared this winter. I don’t want to need a traction device for my shoes because I don’t want the snow and ice and everything we dealt with over and over again last winter!
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    January 6, 2015 at 9:21 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Believe you me, I definitely didn’t want to need them. But I am hoping that they will continue to be a good investment.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?!

    I’ve been wanting these and looked at them last year – thanks for the review!

    January 6, 2015 at 9:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Sure thing!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    First of all, I cant believe you ran outside in that madness. Props to you. Secondly, those are so cute! I had seen a presentation before on putting screws into the bottom of your shoes so you can run in the snow/ice, but I think this seems like a much more manageable course of action. I would still have to decide whether I want to even brave the temperatures though before I bought them!
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    January 6, 2015 at 10:08 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I just can’t spare the shoes–I have such finicky feet that it would all go to hell if I did!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Michele

    I’ve never tried these although I thought about it many times, especially last year! This year so far our winter has been nothing, but I having been through a couple of tough snowy and icy winters I think I would purchase if it looked like it was going to be that way again. Great review!
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    January 6, 2015 at 10:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      If you “run” into those conditions, I would definitely say go for it. You of all people would really benefit from them!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Mattie @ Comfy & Confident

    It is totally freezing here in Boston too. Thursday is supposed to be miserably cold. I am not looking forward to it. It is really hurting my outdoor running but those Yartraxs would really help make it much safer for when I run in Vermont on the icey, snowy back roads.

    January 6, 2015 at 10:27 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Ooooof. In VT, I can’t imagine going without them, seriously.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Sarah

    We’re lucky out here in Utah that it generally doesn’t get that icy (or super cold – our high today is 47F!) so I generally run in my trail shoes if it looks a little snowy. These seem like a great option. I’ve heard or read that they feel weird when you switch over to concrete?
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    January 6, 2015 at 10:33 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      But you get to run at altitude. So that is badass status for real.
      These didn’t feel weird on concrete!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Shawna

    never heard of this contraption! we wear the same size. that is all. πŸ™‚
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    January 6, 2015 at 10:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      WE ARE SIDES OF THE SAME COIN. I’m convinced.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Michael Anderson

    I still haven’t bought YakTrax … but also haven’t needed them yet. I am planning to use my Merrell heavy trail shoes when it gets more sketchy out there, but haven’t had any issues yet.

    And you know I am out there. I took off one day last year – which was planned rest – on the coldest (-30) day of the year, but did a few -20 days. That is pretty much my plan for this year as well.
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    January 6, 2015 at 11:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      But you are also insane πŸ˜€ But seriously, we just don’t have enough snow coverage (it is #allthethings), so I needed the option. Especially for ice.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Mo (@rushourunner)

    My cousin got the hiking ones for Christmas, because her husband read in the reviews that they don’t slip as much. The boys had fun putting them on all of their shoes at dinner (not making that up).

    I actually survived Chiberia last year without Yaktrax. I forced myself to go slower and pay more attention to my surroundings, and I think it made me stronger.

    Now that I have the gym, I get to run on the treadmill in my cute Lululemon shorts, so life is good πŸ™‚
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    January 6, 2015 at 11:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      But I wanna go fast!
      Ricky Bobby knows.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Kay @ Kay Bueno

    These are so cool! I should look into their terrain ones, as it doesn’t snow much in California.

    This has to be so useful when it comes to chilly Chicago weather. Too bad they don’t make something to cut down on the wind. Brr.
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    January 6, 2015 at 11:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      If you figure out something to deal with the wind PLEASE sent it my way. PLEASE

      January 8, 2015 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Ange @ Cowgirl Runs

    I have a pair of the spring YakTracks from years ago that I’ve never worn becuase 1) I’m a wimp and 2) I hate being cold. Buuuuut, I found the BOCO’s to be fabulous in the snow last year. Knowing the RUN fits with Netwon’s, I may need to invest in a pair!
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    January 6, 2015 at 12:10 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I have the bocos, and I really liked them, but I got that calf strain in them the other week,so I am chilling with them for the time being. But I say yes!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    I’m sorry but that picture of the “Dragon” is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen!! Its one of your “you may also like”s

    Brian would love that outfit!
    Thanks so much for making me fall off of my chair laughing!

    January 6, 2015 at 12:13 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are insane.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:29 am
      • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

        Where do you think you get it from?!

        you’ve changed your Avatar? your picture, and I like this one, its SO you!

        January 8, 2015 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Anna @ Piper's Run

    I have a pair of yaktracks and love them….could run in the winter in Nova Scotia without them, that’s for sure! Mine are getting old and are starting to slip off my shoes a bit…time for a new pair soon. These ones look really neat and that they would stay put more then other with the part that goes over your foot!
    Have fun with them!
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    January 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I shall, I shall! I think that you could probably fashion a little strap to keep yours on in the mean time.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Carson

    My little southern brain never knew these existed. You know how it goes, when it snows here, everything shuts down, including my running schedule. πŸ™‚
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    January 6, 2015 at 1:12 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh, the south. How I miss thee.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:28 am
      • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

        thee misses you!

        January 8, 2015 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Axel (@ Iron Rogue)

    I liked my YakTrax, but they broke near the end of the season, so I was a little irked that I’d have to buy new ones for this year. Glad you liked them!
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    January 6, 2015 at 1:43 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That seems to be a trend. But if you are getting the wear out of them, then I guess they are worth it! Like a new pair of shoes.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:28 am
  • Reply Jill

    I’ve never tried them but have been curious. If it’s a light snow I’ll run outside but if there’s lots on the ground I’ll usually stick to the treadmill. I do wonder if these would fit on my beloved Hokas?! I might try them on the next time I’m in the running store.
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    January 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      yeah, I don’t think that they would. You might just have to get studs put in. I don’t think that they would, sadly.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Mar @ Mar on the Run

    Great review! I keep hearing about these but had yet to try.
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    January 6, 2015 at 2:46 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      If it gets to that point, I say try them!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Pragati // Simple Medicine

    your Winter running skillz have me so impressed! It’s literally freezing and you’re still moving. Get it, girl!
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    January 6, 2015 at 3:25 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahaha thanks for the encouragement! But yeah, the just keep swimming is very real.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

    what a cool product! i was taking a walk in the snow today, and could have definitely used these!
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    January 6, 2015 at 4:24 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I would consider wearing them just walking around!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Farrah

    These would be awesome if I ran [outdoors, or at all D: I keep telling myself I’m going to start, but…:x ]! The lack of outdoor running is mostly because I live in between 3 factories and don’t want to expedite the process of potentially getting cancer (sigh). I’m always afraid that if I do try it in a less polluted area during the winter, I’ll slip, fall and die (I’m good at doing the first two :[ ), so if I ever convince myself to pick it up again, I will definitely look into these! :]

    January 6, 2015 at 4:44 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, maybe you’ll be able to cancel out the factory cancer with cardiovascular fitness haha

      January 8, 2015 at 9:25 am
  • Reply Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes

    When Wilmington had our crazy ice storm last year I walked out of the gym after running on the treadmill and slipped and fell right on my butt. I don’t think even Yaktrax could help my clumsiness. Keeping my fingers crossed that it is a mild winter!
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    January 6, 2015 at 6:12 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      UGH that is literally my nightmare. NIGHTMARE. I am so scared of falling. I hope these keep that from happening.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:25 am
  • Reply Salt

    SOLD. I meant to get a pair of these last year and ended up not getting around to it. I wish I had some for tomorrow because now we have no sidewalks.

    Oh and I feel ridiculous complaining about the cold here when I see your temps. Stay warm!!
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    January 6, 2015 at 7:33 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, as I say, pain is pain πŸ˜€ But when you are out of sidewalks (seriously, did they up and leave?) I say get them.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Kristen

    I have YakTrax too and love them! I got my shoes studded this year though so that I didn’t have to keep taking them on and off. They definitely will break on bare pavement which is my only downside for them. I’m glad you liked running in the snow! It’s my favorite way to run!
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    January 6, 2015 at 10:45 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yeah, that is what I am worried about. I just hope that I get enough use out of them before then! And I’m ok with taking them on and off so that I can keep wearing those shoes inside too.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:24 am
  • Reply neil@neilshealthymeals.com

    Winter running eh? Outside? Whoa! Good on you!! πŸ˜€

    I’m afraid the only time I generally run outside is when I’m doing marathons. I train inside on a treadmill all the time, varying the gradient to reflect possible outside terrain.

    I’m just not a fan (myself) of running round the streets of Glasgow (lots of people do though). I prefer to shut myself off with my iPod on and my 101 Running Songs! Lol πŸ˜‰
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    January 7, 2015 at 12:50 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahaha. I’m always so impressed that people can run that long on a mill. GOOD ON YOU. I have hamstring issues, too, so that is OUT.
      You and I would be good runner friends. Totally antisocial hahahaha

      January 8, 2015 at 9:23 am
  • Reply CARLA

    I SOOOO wanted these too when I lived in Pennsylvania.
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    January 7, 2015 at 3:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I definitely feel like they would be a must there. In Austin? Not so much.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Earl-Leigh

    Be careful out there! I’ll save my complaints about our 36 degree weather for someone else. LOL.
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    January 7, 2015 at 6:54 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      EXCUSE ME? I don’t remember what that feels like.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Laura @ the gluten-free treadmill

    I like yaktrax, but I am prone to shuffling and therefore they make me “trippy.” But I agree with you – a great option for running on ice.

    I, of course, will stick with my beloved ‘mill. We’re in a pretty serious relationship, and I couldn’t bear to cheat on it.
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    January 7, 2015 at 9:34 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, I would never want to be a home wrecker!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I have the regular YakTrax, because I’d heard that the YakTrax run weren’t as good in the snow. I’m on my second pair after the springs started popping out of my old ones. I like them IF there is snow to run on. If the pavement is clear, they can be a little stiff. They aren’t so great on ice, tho. I have Stabilicers for that. Yep, hard core over here.
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    January 7, 2015 at 10:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      If I lived in the burbs, I would consider doing a real comparison the the different ones. But I needed something that could work across the various conditions–including pavement, thus not the usual Yaktrax. Stabilicers sound legit though!

      January 8, 2015 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Lauren @ ihadabiglunch

    I seriously didn’t even know that something like this existed! How cool! I definitely could have used these yesterday lol. The Lakefront Path was totally fine and safe to run on but the trip to/from the path was a sloshy nightmare and ended up taking waaaay too long just to end up running a little over three miles on the path. The worst thing ever would be to get injured because you don’t have this kind of proper gear so I need to get my hands on some if I continue to run outside.
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    January 7, 2015 at 11:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I would definitely invest in them if you are thinking that you want to make the outside running a real thing. They were worth the $40 in my opinion.

      January 8, 2015 at 9:19 am
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  • Reply Sara @ Lake Shore Runner

    These would have been great to have last year for training. Will I be seeing you sport these in the summer because you just love them so much?! HA

    Thanks for linking up and sharking the <3
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    January 8, 2015 at 3:57 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Sharking the love, huh πŸ˜‰ I like it. I hope I won’t need them this summer. Not that I even know what that means anymore.

      January 9, 2015 at 9:32 am
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