My dh brought home some of those Yaktrax Walkers so I could walk my dog. For any one that doesn't know what they are, they slip over your boots and are mde from rubber and metal springs. I am acually looking at them and thinking although they work, they don't look like they will last very long. What would be another way to get additional traction while walking in the snow and ice? Or has any one come up with a way to make a home made version of the Yaktrax Walkers. I am accually thinking snow shoes would be fun.