Chains for shoes and Trotify


A shop in Aviemore was selling chains for shoes to increase the friction on icy pavements. We bought a couple of pairs and they’re fantastic. Why doesn’t everyone have these? They slip onto the soles of your shoes and make a huge difference. No more slipping over for me.

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Here’s another must-have product: Trotify. I’m going to ask Santa for one of these next Christmas.

Then Busby and I can really go galloping into the distance.


22 responses to “Chains for shoes and Trotify”

  1. Chains for shoes is a good idea. I first came across this chaining concept in Queenstown. I wonder how the car goes with chains fixed to its tyres.

    I did not understand what is trotify for watching the youtube video on mute. Is it some sort of bell? 🙂

    • I hope the town planners in Aberdeen accept the award and take it as motivation to improve town planning. I like it where the Councillor is quoted as saying “and also enjoys a magnificent seafront with superb maritime views.” Bollocks. The magnificent maritime views are butt ugly industrial views. I’ve never seen an uglier harbour in my life.

    • And yeah, Aberdeen is never going to compete with places like Edinburgh and Glasgow for arts and culture. But it’s a nice place to raise a family: safe, compact, walkable, friendly, nice community, and lots of things for kids to do.

  2. When I saw this in email and not in my blog reader, I thought of big chains wrapped all the way round your feet. Amazing that something so discreet can be so effective. I need them, even in the South. I am like the pedestrian equivalent of the Southern driver who slows down to 5mph at the first flake of snow. Actually I do that too.

    • They’re quite light too. I’m the same as you. Although I call myself a grandma driver because I drive so slowly and am just generally very cautious.

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